Iowa early News headlines: Sun., Oct. 14th 2012


October 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bruce Springsteen’s campaign tour to support President Barack Obama will bring him to Iowa. The musician will be in Ames on Thursday. A news release from Obama campaign says Springsteen’s appearance will be free and open to the public, but does not say whether he’ll put on a musical performance. Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but his appearances next week will be his first of the 2012 cycle.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —The National Weather Service says it expected as much as two inches of rain for south central Iowa by midafternoon yesterday. Iowa has struggled with record drought this year. As late as Thursday, three-fourths of the state remained in extreme or exceptional drought — the two worst classifications.

PALO, Iowa (AP) — Residents of the eastern Iowa town of Palo are being urged to boil their tap water before using it following a water main break. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV reports that city officials issued the boil order Friday afternoon. The break happened while construction equipment was installing more public water lines to residents in the area.

SWISHER, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa father has been arrested, accused of assaulting his teenage daughter and threatening her friends with a gun. The 46-year-old Swisher man faces seven charges, including assault, harassment and weapons counts. He’s being held at the Johnson County Jail in lieu of $72,500 bail. The man was arrested Thursday.