Iowa early News Headlines: Fri., Nov. 23rd 2012


November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Motorists in northwest Iowa could encounter high winds this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for a swath of Iowa stretching from Sioux City to Fort Dodge. The advisory runs through 6 o’clock this morning. Temperatures are also expected to drop by as many as 30 degrees in much of Iowa this morning.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Iowa City are hoping to capitalize on the combination of the Iowa-Nebraska football game and the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy to show off downtown. George Etre, a member of the Iowa City Downtown District marketing committee, says many downtown business owners are anticipating high foot traffic today.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s top elections administrator is vowing to continue to ferret out fraud and to push lawmakers for a voter ID law. Secretary of State Matt Schultz says the voter fraud cases resulting in arrests so far are only the beginning. Schultz says it’s likely more arrests will come as the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division works through a list of more than 1,200 people he believes registered to vote without citizenship.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — The Clinton City Council has scheduled a discussion on how it will proceed in replacing the ousted city administrator. The council voted November 12th to ask Jeffrey Horne to quit. Horne had been on leave for several weeks for personal reason that have not been explained. Horne has declined to comment.