Saturday, July 4, 2015

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – An 18-year-old girl was killed after being thrown from her vehicle in a rollover crash Saturday morning. KWWL-TV reports the crash happened in rural Allamakee County, just north of Waukon. Police say she lost control of her vehicle, went into a ditch, and rolled over multiple times before being ejected.  Her name has not been released.

BETTENDORF, IA (IRN) – An 18-year-old man was shocked with electricity while setting up for Bettendorf’s 4th of July concert, according to WHBF-TV. On Friday afternoon the employee of a food vendor was on top of a trailer attempting to hang a flag from a metal pole. The pole came in contact with a power line. The man was shocked and fell approximately 15 feet to the ground. His name and condition has not been released.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Cedar Rapids police officers responded to two calls Friday night that left a person in both incidents injured. KCRG-TV reports one person was stabbed outside of a restaurant, and another person was shot shortly afterward in another part of town. The injuries were non-life threatening, and police are investigating.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – A Palo man has been arrested on warrants related to a burglary and stalking case on the University of Iowa campus, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Mark C. Spicer, 20, was charged Friday after he was found pretending to sleep in a car parked across the street from a residence that he has been barred from being near due to a protective order.

CLEAR LAKE, IA (IRN) – A Newton teen was taken to the hospital after hitting a wave while riding an inner tube on Clear Lake Friday. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Madison Dlouhy, 18, was riding in a tube being pulled by a boat, and fell off after hitting a wave. Her condition has not been released.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – The University of Iowa is moving forward with the Grant Wood Art Colony at Wood’s former home in Iowa City, according to the Iowa City Press Citizen. Grant Wood is one of Iowa’s most well-known artists, perhaps best known for his painting, American Gothic. Officials say the colony provides residences for visiting artists, and serves to promote the arts and culture of the Midwest.