Iowa early News headlines: Sun., Sept. 2nd 2012


September 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are offering outdated ideas that are ill-suited for the United States today and in the future. The Democratic incumbent made the remarks while campaigning yesterday in Iowa. Obama stopped in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale before heading to Sioux City to speak at Morningside College Saturday.

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The remnants of tropical storm Isaac have dropped rain on drought-parched southeast Iowa. The National Weather Service says a steady rain, heavy at times, is expected over the region — including the city of Burlington — through this morning. Up to 4 inches is expected by the end of today in some areas.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A plane that was part of an air show in eastern Iowa has crashed, and the pilot was killed. The Soviet-era retired military jet was performing with the Quad-City Air Show in Davenport. Authorities say the jet was flying in formation with other jets when it failed to pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into a field north of Interstate 80 around 1:25 p.m. yesterday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Damon Bullock ran for 150 yards and scored on a late 23-yard touchdown run to lead Iowa to an 18-17 victory over Northern Illinois in the season opener yesterday. The Hawkeyes simply got all they could handle from the reigning Mid-American Conference champions but came out on top after trailing most of the way at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years. Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane in Ames.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Montee Ball rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and 12th ranked Wisconsin needed a big defensive play to survive a fourth-quarter scare from Northern Iowa in a 26-21 victory Saturday.