Friday, January 7, 2022

WEST BURLINGTON, IA (IRN) – Firefighters have found one person dead inside a burning mobile home near West Burlington. Crews worked to knock down the flames and found the body during a search of the home.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A former Republican representative said she is running for state auditor, accusing the Democratic incumbent of conducting “political witch hunts” that don’t help taxpayers. Mary Ann Hanusa said she would seek the GOP nomination to run against Democrat Rob Sand. Hanusa accused Sand of using the office to launch baseless investigations based on partisan politics.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A Des Moines-based church is having trouble getting its tax-exempt status because of the use of a psychedelic drug in its ceremonies. The Iowaska Church of Healing was founded in 2018. What’s in question is whether or not it can use Ayahuasca in its ceremonies. Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic drug that has DMT in it, which is a hallucinogenic that is banned under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A man caused two wrong-way crashes on a Cedar Rapids highway on Thursday morning, then stripped naked and tried to run from the scene before being taken into custody.

SAN ANGELO, TX (IRN) – Donald Huisinga went from being a high school student from Auburn, Iowa to jumping out of a plane during the U.S’s attack on Normandy in 1944 during World War II. After surviving the battles at Normandy, including a six-month stint as a prisoner of war, Huisinga moved back to the States, started a family, but lived with one major regret: not finishing his diploma at Auburn High School. Now he has–at age 98.