Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., May 1st 2013


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved $119 million in infrastructure spending that would help maintain state buildings and public land. The House passed a $106 million version of the bill last week, and it now goes to a joint committee for lawmakers to reach a compromise.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — State inspectors say co-owners of a Sioux City massage parlor hired unlicensed employees and some are suspected of giving erotic massages. Hong Chinese Massage owners Shuling Liu and Jingyin Bai had their licenses suspended indefinitely and were each fined $1,000. Both have been charged with five counts, including committing unethical conduct.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are to resume deliberations today in a government case against a Texas company accused of exploiting mentally disabled workers in Iowa. The federal jury in Davenport deliberated five hours before informing the judge that it would need more time to decide the Henry’s Turkey Service lawsuit case.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say it will take several days to reopen traffic along a bridge on Interstate 35 in Warren County that was damaged when an oversized truck crashed into an overpass. The state Department of Transportation says it expects to reopen northbound lanes of Interstate 35 at mile marker 58-point-5 after midnight Friday.