Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012


December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Towing companies have started to remove cars and trucks that were abandoned after last week’s blizzard swept through Iowa. KCCI-TV in Des Moines reports tow truck operators were busy this weekend. Towing bans imposed on Interstates 35 and 80 were lifted on Saturday, which allows crews to retrieve vehicles that went off the road Wednesday through Friday.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are blaming road ice for a rollover crash on Interstate 380 that sent an Illinois man to the hospital. The Black Hawk County sheriff’s office says 52-year-old John Adkins of Highland, Illinois lost control of his Jeep yesterday morning while merging onto the interstate. Adkins was taken to a hospital after the Jeep rolled along U.S. Highway 20.

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Vendors at an Iowa gun show have reported brisk sales in the wake of a shooting that killed 20 students and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school. The Des Moines Register says that the sales appear to have increased because of fears that politicians will enact new gun restrictions following the December 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 18 points to lead Northern Iowa to an 82-75 victory over Saint Mary’s yesterday. Jake Koch added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers, who have won 11 in a row at home. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but Saint Mary’s was delayed in arriving due to bad weather.