Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Feb. 28th 2013


February 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police have arrested four men in connection with the shooting death of a former women’s basketball standout last September. Police announced the arrests yesterday — five months after the death of 19-year-old Latasha Roundtree. She was shot a few blocks west of Interstate 380 on 16th Avenue. Roundtree played basketball for Cedar Rapids Washington.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Two days after withdrawing his resignation, the Cedar Falls school superintendent has quit. KWWL reports that Mike Wells resigned at a school board meeting last night after several board members tried to fire him. Wells asked the board to let him resign at the end of the school year after board members made a motion to terminate his contract, and the board agreed. On Monday, Wells submitted a resignation letter, but reconsidered after talking with school board members.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of Clinton schools is crediting a school nurse for reviving an employee who was found unresponsive outside. Superintendent Deb Olson says a parent arriving yesterday morning at Eagle Heights Elementary found the employee on a sidewalk. That’s when Emily Randolph used an external defibrillator to revive the man, who was rushed to a hospital.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Richard Carter scored 15 points and Seth VanDeest had 14 as Drake won its third straight game, defeating Indiana State 67-56 last night. Jordan Clarke added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs in Terre Haute (TEHR’-uh HOHT), Indiana.