Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., March 7th 2013


March 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers have decided not to change state law dealing with traffic cameras that ticket motorists for speeding or running red lights. The chairman of the House transportation committee yesterday decided against allowing a vote on a measure introduced by Republican Representative Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls. The proposal would have required cities and counties to get a permit from the Department of Transportation before installing new traffic cameras.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of Federal Aviation Administration employees in Iowa could be forced to take up to 11 days without pay due to automatic budget cuts. FAA Administrator Michael Huert emailed most agency employees Tuesday about the proposed furloughs this spring and summer. A representative for the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists in Waterloo says notices were sent to a dozen workers in Waterloo and Dubuque, and 14 in Cedar Rapids.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines-based Meredith Corporation is confirming the company held discussions with Time Warner about combining their magazines, but the deal has fallen apart. Instead, Time Warner announced yesterday it would split off its magazine unit into a separate, publicly traded company by the end of the year.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Senior Will Clyburn scored 20 points and Iowa State beat Number 13 Oklahoma State 87-76 last night to bolster its NCAA tournament hopes. Georges Niang added 18 points for the Cyclones, who notched just their second victory over a ranked opponent this season.