Iowa evening News Headlines: May 2nd 2012


May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A U.S. Airways flight has safely returned to the Des Moines International Airport after a warning light indicated a wheel problem. Airport officials say that that Flight 2747 left Des Moines for Phoenix this afternoon but returned after its nose steering indicator light came on. The plane with 54 passengers returned to the gate without incident.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds are OK after their SUV hit a deer on Interstate 35 in central Iowa. A spokesman for the governor says Branstad, Reynolds and longtime aide Margaret Hough (huff) were returning to Des Moines from an event in Eldora this afternoon when the accident happened north of Story City.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders say an agreement has been reached on education spending and a bill could be ready for debate as early as Monday. Most state lawmakers took the day off today as conference committees continue to work in closed-door meetings on the major state budget bills. The $850 million plus education bill is one of the largest portions of the state budget.

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent group backing Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy has placed a $4.3 million advertising buy in nine battleground states, including Iowa. Restore Our Future announced the ad buy yesterday. The group is run by previous aides to the former Massachusetts governor.