Iowa early News Headlines – Wed., Oct. 17th 2012


October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homecoming celebration has been scheduled for 30 members of the Iowa Air National Guard. The guard says the airmen from the 132nd Fighter Wing in De Moines are scheduled to return tomorrow morning. The airmen have been in Southeast Asia for the past six months.

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a young woman and a girl were injured when their horse-drawn Amish buggy collided with a semitrailer in southern Iowa. The Appanoose County sheriff’s office says the buggy was heading east on a rural road yesterday morning. The horse unexpectedly moved to the left and pulled the buggy into the path of a westbound truck. The truck driver wasn’t injured. It’s unclear what happened to the horse.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say thieves are scaling great heights in Iowa in the search for copper. Pottawattamie County officials say the thieves are yanking wiring from cellphone towers and wind turbines. Sheriff Jeff Danker says the thieves are risking jail or death for a few dollars.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad says a South Dakota artist has been chosen to create a statue of Norman Borlaug that will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Victor of Aberdeen, S.D., will create the statue of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Borlaug, a Cresco native, died in 2009 at age 95. The statue is set to be installed by March 2014.