Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 10th 2012


December 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The record streak of snowless days ended in central Iowa this weekend, but most of eastern Nebraska still hasn’t received measurable snow. The National Weather Service says Des Moines streak without snow ended this weekend. By Sunday morning, eight-tenths of an inch of snow had fallen.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa spent more than $25 million on overtime pay during the last fiscal year, but that is less than the state spent in recent years. The Des Moines Register reports that the state’s overtime spending has been around $30 million for the four previous years. A nursing assistant at the University of Iowa Hospitals collected nearly $226,000 in overtime last year — the most in the state — by working 8,507 extra hours.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of a plan to build a casino near Cedar Rapids are getting organized to fight the idea. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV reports that a group of people who oppose gambling on moral grounds will likely be helped by owners of nearby casinos. Casino opponents have already put together a phone survey on the support for gambling in Linn County.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Micah Hyde had another run-in with police over the weekend and now faces a disorderly conduct charge hearing on January 24th. Hyde was ticketed yesterday after Iowa City police responded to a loud party in his apartment building.