Wednesday, May 18, 2022

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A student-led effort is being credited with renaming Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Des Moines. A few students from the school presented to the school board last month. They said President Andrew Jackson shouldn’t be honored because of his record on race. Instead, the school will be renamed after Mary Jackson. She was the first Black woman to work as an engineer for NASA. The name change is effective immediately. The school district will replace the sign.

BAXTER, IA (IRN) – A child died on Tuesday after being run over by a vehicle in the town of Baxter in Marshall County. The driver of a 2011 GMC Sierra was traveling in reverse from their garage when they hit a child on a tricycle that was behind the vehicle. The driver reportedly looked but didn’t see the child and ran over them with a tire. The child died at the scene.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines Police are investigating a shooting on the east side of the city that has injured three teenagers. The victims were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

CENTERVILLE, IA (IRN) – The multi-day search for David Boley ended on Tuesday after the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the Centerville residence of his wife. Boley allegedly hit an officer in the head Saturday, sending that deputy to the hospital. Police said Boley has been on a crime spree since Thursday. He faces a dozen charges including assault and sex abuse.

PRAIRIE CITY, IA (IRN) – Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law Tuesday a plan that will require that in 2023 new fuel retailers will have to provide E-15 and existing retailers will have to offer that blend by 2026. Smaller retailers, and those with older facilities and those that would face high costs from offering E-15 can apply for a waiver.