Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Expanding access to publicly funded preschool in Iowa is a top priority for Democrats in the legislature this year, but it’s not clear Republican Governor Terry Branstad or Republican lawmakers are on board with the idea. Senator Herman Quirmbach, a Democrat from Ames, says he has been working on legislation to expand the Iowa Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An illness among cats has forced a pet adoption center in Iowa City to stop feline adoptions until staffers can resolve the problem. KWWL-TV reports the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center has halted visits to its cat room until at least later today as workers deal with several sick cats.
OYENS, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa town is losing its ambulance service because of a lack of volunteers. KTIV reports Oyens is going to have to rely on the nearby towns of Le Mars and Remsen to provide ambulance service. But that will likely mean slower responses to emergencies.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Khristian Smith scored 19 points, including a dunk and free throw to give Indiana State a five-point lead with 1:13 left, as the Sycamores held on to beat Drake 60-56 on Sunday. Drake’s Karl Madison made a layup with 58 seconds left to pull the Bulldogs within three and had a chance to tie the game at 59 with 5 seconds left, but Aaron Hawley’s shot was off the mark.