Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Dec. 27th 2012


December 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska tonight and tomorrow as both states recover from a powerful storm last week. Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s in both states today.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A powerful storm system that affected the Gulf Coast and parts of the Midwest on Christmas Day could cause some flight delays for people traveling through Iowa and Nebraska for the holidays. Des Moines International Airport reported some cancellations and delays from regions affected by the storm yesterday.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Electric cars often are seen as the future of the U.S. car industry, but their presence in Iowa remains small. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reported yesterday there are only 41 “pure” electrics registered in Iowa. Engineers say the state needs infrastructure like additional battery charging stations that will make the vehicles more available. The newspaper reports there are only 33 public charging stations in Iowa.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Preservationists in Waterloo are hoping to save the 84-year-old Wonder Bread bakery building that closed last month. The Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously last week to support the preservation of the historic character and facade of the downtown building. The building has been closed since Texas-based Hostess Brands Incorporated moved ahead in November with plans to sell off its assets in bankruptcy court.