Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The appropriateness of an Iowa lottery scratch game with ties to college football in the state is being questioned. Some lawmakers and professors question whether state universities should help promote gambling. The debate is focused on the “Tail Gator” game that offers a chance to win packages to attend football games at Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Public documents show Iowa will get $75,000 this season for the lottery promotion. Iowa State will get $60,000 and Northern Iowa will receive $20,000.
RADCLIFFE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say a 17-year-old from Jewell was killed when his car crossed the center line of a highway and collided with a semi. The accident happened just outside Radcliffe on Saturday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says Braden Wicks’ 2004 Chevrolet Impala crossed Highway 175 and collided with the semitrailer truck driven by 62-year-old Floyd Wiley of Zearing.
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man was killed when a train struck his car in southwest Iowa. The accident happened in Hamburg around 3 a.m. yesterday. The Fremont County Sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Christopher Hayes of Brownville, Neb., was driving a 1997 Chrysler that got stuck on the tracks. Hayes died at the scene. Authorities say they believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone bought a Powerball lottery ticket worth $1 million at a convenience store in eastern Iowa. State Lottery officials say the winning ticket at a Kum & Go on Highway 38 in Tipton. The ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball number in Saturday’s drawing.