Iowa early News headlines: Wed., Sept. 5th 2012


September 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is in Iowa for the second day of a two-day visit. Mitt Romney’s running mate will be in Adel in central Iowa today. He’ll attend a rally at the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled that Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the Iowa ballot in November. Polk County District Court Judge Arthur Gamble says in a ruling filed yesterday that Libertarians fulfilled legal requirements to get their candidate on the ballot.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The corn harvest continues ahead of schedule with some states nearly half-finished at a time when they usually are just getting started. The USDA says in its weekly crop update that little has changed in the condition of drought-damaged corn and soybeans. That’s because the plants are too far along for recent rain to make a difference.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say five deer at a breeding center in southwest Iowa have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, prompting the facility to be quarantine. Three of the deer at the center in Pottawattamie County and a deer at a hunting preserve in Davis County that tested positive in July were traced to a breeding facility in Cerro Gordo County. The Davis County deer was the first case of the neurological disease verified in Iowa.