Tuesday, December 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (IRN) – A Des Moines man who was once the Executive Director of Hoyt Sherman Place is now the prime suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and two children in Minneapolis. KCCI-TV reports police were called to this home Sunday morning when a neighbor says he saw Dave Schladetsky shoot his two children on the front lawn. Officers tried to get Schladetsky to leave the house, but when they got no response, officers sent in a robot. The robot discovered the bodies of Schladetsky and his ex-wife inside.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines police are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot inside a truck in an apartment building parking lot Monday afternoon. KCCI-TV reports the man was rushed to a hospital with a serious gunshot wound. About an hour later, he died. His identity has not been released.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A 20-year-old who was found with a gunshot wound in a Northeast Cedar Rapids alleyway last month has died from his injury, according to KGAN-TV. Levi Hunter Allen Holten, 20, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday. Police are still investigating.

WHEATLAND, IA (IRN) – An employee died in a work-related accident in Wheatland Monday, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. The man was working on a skid loader when a boom came down on him. He died at the scene.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – In no surprise, Grand View University in Des Moines is ranked as the number one NAIA wrestling team in the country. They have won eight straight national championships, and have been number one in every ranking since 2012. In their first year of women’s wrestling, Grand View already has the nation’s 11th ranked team.

Monday, December 2, 2019

FORT DODGE, IA (IRN) – A corrections officer in Fort Dodge was injured after being attacked by an inmate. The department reports that an inmate assaulted the officer Sunday at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. The officer had gone to a cell where inmates had started a fire. After the officer opened the cell door, the inmate began beating and kicking the officer. Another officer used a chemical spray to subdue the inmate and staffers used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The officer was treated at the prison. The facility is a medium-security prison designed to hold 1,400 inmates.

VAN HORNE, IA (IRN) – A 26-year-old Des Moines woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in rural Benton County on Saturday night, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The car didn’t stop at an intersection, and hit and slid under a passing semi before landing in a ditch.
BURLINGTON, IA (IRN) – A camper trailer in Burlington caught fire Saturday evening, resulting in one of its occupants being hospitalized. WQAD-TV reports when firefighters arrived the 20 ft. trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A man and a woman were inside the camper when it began to burn. The man escaped unharmed, but the woman was sent to a hospital with injuries.

NEWTON, IA (IRN) – For the second time since 2018, a Newton restaurant is picking up the pieces after a crash damaged the building. WHO-TV reports a driver slammed into Moo’s BBQ over the weekend. The same restaurant was damaged in a hit and run crash by a semi in 2018. Witnesses saw the car fly through the rail at the gas station next door and slam into the side of the restaurant. No one was hurt. The owner is concerned as the restaurant is closed for repairs the staff won’t be able to earn money before the holidays.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – RAGBRAI announced a new ride director Sunday, following the resignation of the former director of 16 years and his staff. Dieter Drake, the new ride director, has 16 years of experience in competitive and noncompetitive cycling events. He will be moving to Iowa from Colorado Springs, Colorado with his family.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

POLK COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A single-car crash on the East Mixmaster in Des Moines left one person dead and three others injured early Saturday morning. Twenty-year-old Taylor Babcock was killed in the crash. Twenty-one-year-olds Kelcey Perry, Brandon Bryant and 20-year-old William Hoyle were all taken to hospitals. There’s no word on their conditions.

EDDYVILLE, IA (IRN) – New developments have surfaced in Monday’s deadly crash near Eddyville that claimed the life of a Wilton, Iowa man. KTVO-TV reports authorities are now charging the driver, Jacob Anthony Ross, 29, of Eddyville, in connection with a burglary that occurred earlier that night. Ross allegedly stole auto parts and a water pump from a property in Eddyville, and then fled the scene. He lost control of his stolen truck, and the impact killed his passenger, Jessie Parker, 28, of Wilton.

SAINT CHARLES, IA (IRN) – A Clive Fire Department lieutenant’s home in Saint Charles was engulfed in flames. Now, the only thing left standing is the chimney. KCCI-TV reports Lt. Gerrit Foreman’s home was destroyed Saturday morning while his wife and children were home. Luckily, his family got out safely, but their belongings and home are ashes. Assistant Chief Brian Helland says, “he’s the first person that will drop anything and come help you…he’s done that for years. It’s just in his personality and it’s who he is.”

MANHATTAN, KS (IRN) – Iowa State fell to Kansas State in football 27-17. Yet, they are still bowl-bound, and they find out their upcoming bowl opponent Dec. 8.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select a mayor and two city council members. The runoff election, which was required after none of the candidates secured more than 50% of the vote total in the Nov. 5 general election, will cost taxpayers an estimated $85,000.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – In the case of a triple homicide that occurred in July, the state is calling an 8-year-old to testify against his father. KCCI-TV reports Marvin Esquivel-Lopez was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after police said he killed 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her 11-year-old daughter, Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, and her 5-year-old son, Ever Jose Mejia-Flores. J.E., the 8-year-old son of Esquivel-Lopez, is an eyewitness. The woman and children were each shot in the head twice.

JASPER COUNTY, IA (IRN) – Two are dead and one is injured after a vehicle crashed in Jasper County on Friday. Dallis Harrison, 23, of Newton, was driving at approximately 7 a.m. and, for “unknown reasons,” rolled several times. Harrison and Isaiah Eilander, 16, of Garwin, were ejected. Kylie Eilander, 15, of Garwin, remained in the vehicle, and suffered serious injuries. She was transferred to a hospital by an ambulance. No one was wearing a seat belt.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A woman who stole thousands of dollars from the Open Bible Churches organization in the Des Moines area has been given a suspended prison sentence and forgiveness by the organization’s leaders. The Des Moines Register reports 55-year-old Michelene Kinning was sentenced to two years’ probation and a suspended 10-year prison term. She also paid more than $154,000 in restitution.

LINCOLN, NE (IRN) – The Hawkeyes managed to hold off the Cornhuskers to pick up its 9th win of the season. Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored twice early for the Hawkeyes, as Iowa jumped out to a 24-10 lead at the half. Nebraska would use a 14-point third quarter to tie the game. Keith Duncan hit the game winner leaving one second on the clock from 48 yards out.