LAWTON, IA (IRN) – The crash of an all-terrain vehicle killed a 10-year-old in northwest Iowa. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says first responders were sent to a residence a few miles west of Lawton Sunday afternoon. Details about what happened and the boy’s name haven’t been released.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A Des Moines man has been arrested for allegedly holding his wife captive and beating her for several hours. WHO-TV reports Matthew Sites, 39, is charged with domestic abuse assault, willful injury and false imprisonment. The victim told police her husband accused her of lying, so he held her captive for eight hours and repeatedly assaulted her with a baton-style flashlight and wooden rolling pin. He also strangled her until she passed out.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – An assistant football coach from Lincoln High School might face criminal charges for harassment after an incident at the Dowling – Lincoln game Friday.
KCCI-TV reports after a play, Coach Jason Storm was angry the referee didn’t call a penalty on what appeared to be an intentional helmet-to-helmet hit on the Lincoln quarterback, who is his son. The referee felt threatened, and Storm has resigned after coaching for about 15 years.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – No one was injured after the Soapy Waters laundromat in Cedar Rapids caught fire Sunday. When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were coming from the back of the building. Employees and customers were able to exit the building safely.
NORTH LIBERTY, IA (IRN) – People in North Liberty watched a whale, a horse and an astronaut floating in the sky on Sunday. KCRG-TV reports those were three of the mega kites that were flown as part of an event held at the Eastern Iowa Airport at Centennial Park. About a dozen giant kites sailed across the sky, with some of them dropping candy to children below.