Iowa News Headlines: Mon., Oct. 7th 2013


October 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa transportation officials will take on the controversial issue of automated traffic cameras this week with proposed new rules designed to give them control over whether speed and red light cameras are placed on highways and interstates they oversee. The Iowa Department of Transportation on Tuesday will present proposed rules to a legislative committee at the Capitol.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — People in the Des Moines area have been offered unlimited free bus rides for the next several days. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority says people can ride free as part of Try Transit Week. It began on Sunday and runs through Saturday. The offer is good on DART Local, Express, Flex and On Call services.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school homecoming dance was interrupted this weekend when a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the back. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports police responded to the incident just before 11 p.m. Saturday and turned Ford Dodge High School’s dance into a crime scene. The boy who was injured was flown to Des Moines for treatment, but his injuries weren’t considered life threatening.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Powerball ticket worth $1 million has been sold at a gas station in northwest Iowa. The Iowa lottery says the winning ticket from Saturday’s drawing was purchased at a Casey’s convenience store in Sheldon.