AP Newsminute 1-17-14

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Governor Terry Branstad says he is “energized” and ready to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. The 67-year-old Republican governor announced his bid for re-election last night before several hundred supporters at a conference center in West Des Moines. He will embark on a statewide tour later today. Longtime state Senator Jack Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat, is the leading candidate to oppose Branstad.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Officials say a small private plane that reported a problem with its landing gear made it safely to a Sioux City airport. The Sioux City Journal reports the single-engine turboprop plane carrying two people landed at Sioux Gateway Airport around 8 a.m. yesterday. No injuries were reported.

PRESCOTT, Iowa (AP) – A boil advisory has been issued for the city of Prescott in southwest Iowa. The state Department of Natural Resources and utility group Southern Iowa Rural Water issued the advisory yesterday morning. The line was expected to be fixed later on Wednesday.

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Linda Stepney scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and West Virginia used a 13-point first-half lead to knock off Number 13 Iowa State 73-59 last night. It’s the second straight year the Mountaineers have beaten a ranked Cyclones squad at Ames. Hallie Christofferson had 21 points to lead the Cyclones, which lost its second straight game. Jadda Buckley added another 15.

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