Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Jan. 22nd, 2013


January 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Weather officials say brutally cold temperatures will continue overnight in parts of northern Iowa and the upper Midwest. The National Weather Service says a wind chill advisory will remain in effect for northeast Iowa until 10 a.m today. The wind chill will make temperatures feel like 20 to 25 degrees below zero.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has temporarily halted activity in a lawsuit filed against Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz over a new voting rule he proposes to enact. Judge Mary Pat Gunderson says in her ruling that proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union should be stopped until the rule is adopted or rescinded. The decision was issued on Thursday.

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in northeast Iowa say a 14-year-old boy was hospitalized over the weekend after leading police on a chase. Waterloo television station KWWL reports a Marion police officer tried to stop a vehicle early Sunday morning that went over a curb and onto a sidewalk. Officers then chased the car for 12 miles until the teen lost control and crashed. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries.

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say several firefighters have been treated for minor injuries suffered while fighting a restaurant blaze in central Iowa. Des Moines television station KCCI reports the fire was reported early Sunday morning in Jefferson, which sits about 50 miles northwest of Des Moines.