DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Authorities responded overnight to three unconfirmed sightings of a mountain lion roaming through the Des Moines metro and making appearances on residents’ home security footage this week. KCCI-TV reports officers responded to locations farther south than where the wild cat had previously been spotted. Wildlife experts say mountain lions are not typically aggressive toward humans, but residents should keep an eye on small children and pets.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – One person was injured when they fell off a bluff in Dubuque Friday night. KWWL-TV reports the person fell from the bluff at the Julien Dubuque Monument.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – A minor train derailment blocked traffic in Iowa City Friday, according to KCRG-TV. No one was injured.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended by 30 days existing emergency disaster proclamations for counties affected by flooding in March. The extension means activation of Iowa disaster response and recovery efforts will continue through June 11, and allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the effects of severe weather across the entire state. The extended proclamation covers 57 counties.