Saturday, October 12, 2019

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A 62-year-old man spent the night in a cornfield after a northeast Iowa crash. KIMT-TV reports Mark Stutzman, 62, of Canton, Minnesota, was driving a 2013 Ford Focus Wednesday night when he lost control on a county road. The vehicle entered a ditch, hit a field driveway and landed in a cornfield. Stutzman was transported by ambulance and cited for failure to maintain control.

FORT DODGE, IA (IRN) – A homicide investigation is underway in a fatal Fort Dodge shooting. KCCI-TV reports a suspect hasn’t been identified.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Iowa City school leaders have released a video where an employee driving a school van hit and injured a 12-year-old student. KCRG-TV reports the video shows the driver was texting when the student was hit. The driver is currently on administrative leave and will eventually work within the district in a non-driving role. The student hit will be ok.

IOWA (IRN) – It’s still early, but sports gambling in Iowa is quickly paying off. Iowa casinos processed close to $40 million in sports wagers in September, the first full month of legalized sports gambling.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Polk County leaders on Friday announced some exciting news regarding the future of the Lauridsen Skatepark. WHO-TV reports they announced they have hit their fundraising goal to build the new skate park in Des Moines. The project needed $6.3 million to get all the proposed features and it ended up with $6.5 million. The Lauridsen Skatepark will be the largest in the country.