Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 28th 2013


January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Road conditions remain slippery across northern Iowa after freezing rain fell across much of the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation said conditions were starting to improve after the storm system left the state yesterday afternoon, but roads may be slippery through overnight hours. The latest information about road conditions is available online at www DOT 511IA DOT org or by calling 511 in Iowa.

ATTICA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa environmental officials have ordered residents of Attica to boil their water before using it because of a water main break. The city’s water system lost pressure on Saturday, so there is a possibility of bacterial contamination. Attica is about 45 miles southeast of Des Moines.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Bruce Braley says he is considering running for Tom Harkin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Harkin announced Saturday that he won’t run for a sixth term in the Senate, which the Democrat was elected to in 1984. Braley is a 55-year-old Waterloo attorney who was first elected to Congress representing northeast Iowa in 2006.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Terone Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson scored 15 to lead Purdue to a 65-62 victory over Iowa yesterday. Mike Gesell had 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes in West Lafayette, Indiana. Roy Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe each scored 12 points for IU. Basabe also had eight rebounds. The two teams meet again February 27th in Iowa City.