Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Feb. 11th 2013


February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say icy roads contributed to a one-vehicle accident that killed one woman and injured two other people. The accident happened early yesterday in Grundy County on Highway 14. One of the passengers, 44-year-old Sheila Cole of Grundy Center died in the crash. Eilers and another passenger, 49-year-old Harvin Rust of Grundy Center was injured. A third passenger, 48-year-old Susan Halbach of Grundy Center was not seriously hurt.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have identified the man who died after falling through the ice on a private pond. The Adair County Sheriff’s office tells Atlantic radio station KJAN-AM that 62-year-old James Wallace of Casey died Friday night.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy is still considering building a new nuclear power plant as part of its long-term plans in Iowa. MidAmerican, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated is converting coal plants at Council Bluffs and Sioux City to natural gas. And it has invested heavily in 2,200 megawatts of wind power capacity.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Colt Ryan scored 33 points Sunday night and Evansville defeated Drake 84-78 in overtime last night. Richard Carter scored 13 points, Seth VanDeest scored 11 and Jordan Clarke had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs on the road in Evansville, Indiana.