Iowa early News headlines: Thu., March 28th 2013


March 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque businessman Rod Blum says he’ll run for the GOP nomination in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. Blum announced his plans yesterday. He lost the Republican nomination for the seat in 2012 to attorney Ben Lange. The seat will be open in 2014 because Democratic Representative Bruce Braley has announced his intent to seek the Senate seat being vacated by longtime U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A decision on whether to close four Girl Scout camps in eastern Iowa is off the table after a strong community backlash. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced yesterday it will not vote on whether to sell the camps in Scott County, Dubuque County, Des Moines County and Allamakee County. Citizens reacted to the possibility of the camps closing by filing an injunction Friday against letting the organization vote on the matter.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a county jail in western Iowa. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Anthony Josta of Sioux City was found unconscious Tuesday night in his cell at the Woodbury County Jail. An autopsy is scheduled today.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Roy Devyn Marble scored 24 points and Iowa ended Virginia’s 19-game home winning streak with a 75-64 victory in the NIT quarterfinals last night, earning the Hawkeyes a trip to Madison Square Garden. Marble’s 3-pointer with 13:02 to play gave Iowa a 42-41 lead in Charlottesville, Virginia.