Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 27th 2014


January 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Blizzard conditions were expected in parts of Iowa on Sunday before the entire state plunges into bitter cold on Monday. Wind chills between 25 degrees below zero and 40 degrees below zero are expected Monday morning with the coldest weather in northern Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are considering whether to adopt national science standards for what’s taught in the state, but critics say doing so would intrude on local school decisions. Supporters say the guidelines have an important emphasis on in-depth instruction and hands-on experiments.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Court records show a 31-year-old man arrested in Iowa and charged with entering the United States illegally has already been deported eight times. Jose William Lopez-Martinez was caught in September in Black Hawk County. He is a citizen of Honduras.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and state lawmakers are billing an effort to enhance services for veterans as a way to attract new residents to Iowa. But it’s tough to gauge if this push will really have an impact on the state population.