Thursday, April 8, 2021

AMES, IA (IRN) – The Ames Police and Fire Departments worked in tandem early this morning to save a ‘distraught’ woman from a railroad bridge. Ames police were called by Union Pacific employees just before 1:30 a.m to report seeing a person on a railroad bridge. Police found the woman grasping a railing on the bridge. Officers grabbed the woman’s arms and held her from falling while the Ames Fire Department positioned a ladder truck beneath the bridge. Another officer then climbed the ladder and secured the woman while firefighters lowered the ladder safely. She was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Des Moines Police Department is investigating the stabbing of an 18-year-old man at a metro Subway restaurant yesterday. The man was stabbed in the chest, and is in critical condition. Police said 16-year-old Brian Michael Schnathorst is charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of willful injury.

DYERSVILLE, IA (IRN) – A Dyersville woman is accused of stabbing her stepdaughter with a pair of child scissors and locking her in her room while she was at work. Jacey Meyer, 31, faces child endangerment and neglect charges. Meyer’s stepdaughter told police that Meyer made her take her clothes off and stabbed her multiple times during an argument over items she wasn’t supposed to have in her room, including earbuds, cash, and crafting items.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Emergency crews battled a major fire at a building used by UnityPoint Health in northeast Cedar Rapids on Wednesday evening. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found approximately half of the second floor of the two-story commercial structure engulfed in flames. Two employees were in the building, and they escaped unharmed.

IOWA (IRN) – Ten Iowa sheriffs are calling on President Joe Biden to secure the border and stop illegal immigration. Those include sheriffs from Shelby, Carroll, Greene, Lucas, Wayne, Iowa, Grundy, Cerro Gordo, Clayton and Scott counties.The sheriffs joined hundreds of others from 39 states in a letter to the President.