Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Jan. 20th 2013


January 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of gun ownership advocates have rallied at the Iowa State Capitol to oppose new gun control measures. The Des Moines Register reports several hundred people gathered in Des Moines for an hour-long “Guns Across America” rally yesterday. Twenty-seven-year-old Jolynn Heal of North Liberty says she drove more than 100 miles with her husband and 10-year-old son to protest President Barack Obama’s gun control measures.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Military contractor Rockwell Collins could be forced to cut hundreds of jobs if Congress doesn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget that prevents automatic defense spending cuts. The Cedar Rapids company’s CEO Clay Jones says if no budget agreement is reached and across-the-board cuts known as sequestration occurs in March, layoffs would have to come next.

DEWITT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in eastern Iowa have identified the woman who died after she was struck by a train near DeWitt. The Clinton County Sheriff says 21-year-old Kristina Johnson of Davenport was found near a Union Pacific Railroad crossing on the east edge of DeWitt at around 10 p.m. Friday.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tyrus McGee scored 16 points off the bench, Will Clyburn added 12 and Iowa State beat Texas Christian 63-50 yesterday for the Cyclones third straight victory. Melvin Ejim had 10 points and 12 rebounds for ISU Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.