Tuesday, June 11, 2019

GLIDDEN, IA (IRN) – A 6-year-old boy died after being pulled from a community pool in central Iowa. KWWL-TV reports first responders were sent to the Glidden Aquatic Center in Glidden on Saturday evening. Medics took over CPR and other emergency measures from pool personnel, and he was taken to a hospital in Carroll. He was pronounced dead there. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Kadyn Sporrer, of Carroll

CLIVE, IA (IRN) – A man left a vehicle and jumped from the University Avenue Bridge over I-80/35 in Clive onto the roadway below yesterday. KCCI-TV reports a relative was driving the man when he exited the vehicle and jumped off the bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. He was hospitalized, and his condition is unknown.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Iowa’s court system has blocked public access to online records detailing Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2000 arrest for drunk driving, saying they inadvertently exposed her sensitive personal information. KGAN-TV reports the records contained the governor’s Social Security number, driver’s license number and other sensitive information that should not have been made public. After an inquiry from The Associated Press last week, the court system removed public access to the files.

IOWA (IRN) – President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will both be in Iowa today. Biden will hold a rally over the lunch hour at the Bridgeview Center in Ottumwa. It’s just Biden’s second visit to Iowa since announcing his campaign for president. President Trump will begin his day in Council Bluffs, where he will tour an ethanol plant. He will then head to West Des Moines, where he will take part in a Republican Party fundraiser this evening.

IOWA (IRN) – The number of licensed vendors in Iowa has dropped since the state legalized fireworks. KCRG-TV reports vendors blame new restrictive ordinances some cities have imposed to cut down on their use. In 2018, there were 791 firework vendor licenses issued by the Iowa State Fire Marshal. So far this year, that number is down to 518, a 35% decrease.