Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowans across much of the state were preparing for a wintery blast this weekend that’s expected to end taper off early this morning. Meteorologists on Saturday forecast light snow gradually getting heavier overnight until about 3 a.m. today. Temperatures are expected to drop to and remain in the single digits tomorrow.
CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — Interstate 35 at Cumming in south-central Iowa has been reopened after a bridge inspection team checked damage to an overpass. Des Moines television station KCCI reported yesterday that the bridge was damaged when a piece of construction equipment being hauled in the southbound lanes hit it Friday afternoon.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education has found that the state-run Iowa Juvenile Home violated federal law when it denied youths educational services and transition planning to help them succeed in life. The Des Moines Register reports that the Education Department issued the ruling Friday following its investigation into a complaint filed by the nonprofit organization Disability Rights Iowa.
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Grand View win the NAIA championship in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday. Fulton, a sophomore, completed 19 of 39 passes for 300 yards and ran 13 times for 74 yards as second-ranked Grand View completed a 14-0 season at the expense of top ranked Cumberlands.