POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A pilot was injured when his crop-dusting helicopter crashed in western Iowa. KETV reports the crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of miles south of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport. The pilot was taken to a Council Bluffs hospital for treatment. Their name hasn’t been released.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines police are investigating after two children and one adult were found dead in an apartment Tuesday night. KCCI-TV reports police are investigating.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (IRN) – Iowa Congressman Steve King attacked fellow Republican Senator Joni Ernst on Twitter amid the national debate over President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets over the weekend. Trump tweeted that a group of four Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” All are U.S. minority citizens. Ernst on Monday called the president’s words racist and non-constructive to promoting Republican plans. King responded to Ernst on Twitter accusing her of advancing a “fake news” narrative against the president.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The director of Iowa’s Department of Human Services was forced out of his job last month after routinely sending employees emails praising rapper Tupac Shakur, according to the WJLA-TV. Over his two-year tenure, 66-year-old Jerry Foxhoven sent and received at least 350 pages of emails that referenced the rapper. He was reportedly told to step down from the job by Gov. Kim Reynolds almost immediately after blasting out a mass email—to all 4,300 agency employees—that called on everyone to mark Tupac’s birthday by listening to one of his songs. A spokesman for Gov. Reynolds says many factors led to his firing.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Attendees to the Iowa State Fair will have an opportunity to try 50 new foods this year. Among the mix are deep fried deviled eggs, bacon wrapped pig wings, and Dilly Dogs.