OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A wintry storm that heaped snow on the Rockies has pushed east into northern Nebraska and northwest Iowa. The National Weather Service says this afternoon that 4 to 6 inches of snow has fallen in northwest Iowa. Further south in Iowa, freezing drizzle forced delayed starts for schools Wednesday in Treynor, Woodbine and Underwood.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A national loan servicing company has announced layoffs for more than 230 employees in Waterloo. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Ocwen Financial Corporation issued notices yesterday to more than 800 workers nationally, including employees at the former GMAC Mortgage office in Waterloo. Ocwen bought GMAC Mortgage last year.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A University of Northern Iowa professor is recovering from an injury to her face that she says was caused by a shotgun fired near her family as they drove through Ohio. Julie Husband, associate professor and interim head of UNI's department of languages and literatures, tells the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier she was struck in the jaw Sunday by the slug of a shotgun. She and her family were traveling on a rural route near Toledo.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A truck driver has been given two life sentences for killing two men last year in Des Moines. The Register says 40-year-old Ronald Hawkinson was sentenced on Tuesday in Polk County District Court. He'd been convicted in October for the murders of 30-year-old Serif Hidic and 49-year-old Robert Smoot.
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