A Fairfield man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson County early Friday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash happened south of Fairfield. A Pontiac driven by 50-year-old Richard Dwayne Boyd Jr. of Fairfield was northbound and crossed the centerline striking another vehicle head on. The second vehicle was a Kia driven by 28-year-old Tylor James Lewman of Birmingham. Boyd died at the scene. Lewman was injured and transported to a local hospital. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The fourth day of the 2020 Iowa legislative session featured the first hearing on what’s sure to be one of the most contentious bills of the year. A State Senate subcommittee began discussion on a proposed amendment to the Iowa constitution that would ban abortion.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – An Iowa City man faces charges after he punched and kicked another man over his phone use during a showing of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” KCCI-TV reports Nicholas Glasgow asked movie theater staff to speak with the victim about their phone being on, and if they didn’t take care of it, he would. After the movie was over Glasgow punched the victim repeatedly, and once the victim was on the ground, he continued kicking the victim.
LINN COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A home has heavy smoke damage after a man tried to thaw out pipes with a torch. KCRG-TV reports the Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in rural Springville Thursday night. The man left the torch on after thawing the pipes, causing the fire. No one was injured.