Iowa early News Headlines: Sat. April 13th 2013


April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say several people at a medical clinic in West Des Moines were affected by fumes from a chemical spill. Workers in protective suits were called yesterday morning to help with the cleanup at Lakeview Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Officials say the people were not seriously injured but were checked as a precaution. The building was evacuated, but most employees and patients returned later.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Unlike ordinary drivers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week that licensed truckers will not be given a break if they’re caught driving with a blood-alcohol concentration barely over the legal limit. The court ruled yesterday that the Department of Transportation can suspend commercial drivers’ licenses without considering the margin of error of breath tests.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Four Girl Scout camps in eastern Iowa will remain open, but with some changes. The council for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois voted Thursday to adopt a plan that calls for developing Camp Conestoga in New Liberty as a resident camp. Camps L-Kee-Ta, Little Cloud and Tihigwa will become outdoor program centers.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines area developer has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for defrauding banks out of $2.9 million. John Kline received the 30-month prison sentence yesterday as part of a plea agreement.