Friday, October 18, 2019

MANCHESTER, IA (IRN) – A former chief executive officer of a northeast Iowa hospital has pleaded guilty to theft. KIMT-TV reports 61-year-old Lon Butikofer is accused of stealing nearly $257,000 from January 2009 through March 15, 2017, by failing to properly record personal trips as vacation or paid time off and by seeking reimbursement for the expenses. Another former executive at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, 53-year-old Mike Briggs, has been accused of similar actions.

STUART, IA (IRN) – Two Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot and one deputy was injured Thursday night in Stuart. Raccoon Valley Radio reports the deputies were serving an arrest warrant around 10 p.m. when the shooting occurred. Two deputies suffered gunshot wounds and the other suffered injuries due to a gunshot blast. They are all being treated at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and are believed to be in stable condition.

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – An Ankeny man has been arrested after his 89-year-old father told deputies he caused a fall that resulted in broken ribs, was forced to crawl on hands and knees because he wasn’t allowed to use his walker, and was only fed cold canned corn. WHO-TV reports sixty-year-old Douglas Maier was booked into the Polk County Jail Wednesday night on a charge of dependent adult abuse.

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – A child was hit by a school bus in Ankeny yesterday, according to KCCI-TV. The child was hit while riding his bike across a crosswalk. He was transported to a local hospital, but his condition is unknown.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – The head of the Iowa Corn Growers Association said promises that President Donald Trump made to re-introduce billions of gallons of biofuel into the market are not what the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed. Iowa Corn Growers Association President Jim Greif says “We are just infuriated that they promised us one thing and two weeks later they turn around and do the opposite.” Four Iowa refineries have closed because of the waivers and left hundreds without jobs.