ALBIA, IA (IRN) – A pedestrian who walked in front of oncoming traffic in Albia last night was airlifted to Mercy in Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol reports that Laura Moore, 49, of Albia stepped into the travelled portion of the street where she was hit by a vehicle driven by Peter Greiner, 52, also of Albia.
MASON CITY, IA (IRN) – A class ring lost nearly 50 years ago on a little league outfield has been returned to its owner. KIMT-TV reports that in 1967, Terry Long and his future wife Lois, were sitting in the outfield on a blanket when the ring was lost. Mason City postal worker Tom Teeter found the ring recently with a metal detector. The ring, identified as belonging to a graduate of the 1965 class of Meservey Thornton High School, had Long’s initials engraved on it. With a little internet research, Teeter was able to locate Long and return his ring.
DES MOINES (IRN) – The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Governor Terry Branstad’s authority to close the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. Two state senators, two state representatives, and the president of the labor organization representing employees at the home filed suit against the Governor and the director of the Department of Human Services saying the Governor’s actions were unconstitutional.
DES MOINES (IRN) – The 68th case of avian flu has been identified in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture reports that a turkey farm in Hamilton County with approximately 17,000 birds is the latest facility where the disease has been identified.
CLAY COUNTY, IA (IRN) – The Amber Alert issued in Clay County Thursday may result in charges filed. The alert was for two missing and believed endangered juveniles from Everly. The juveniles were located unharmed in Cherokee County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that the investigation is continuing and criminal charges are pending. Both juveniles are being held for their safety.
ALBIA, IA, (IRN) – One person is dead as a result of an accident in Albia Thursday evening. The Iowa State Patrol reports that a Peterbuilt semi-truck and trailer driven by Larry Kirscher, 42, of Osceola was slowing in preparation for a stop at the intersection of Highways 5 and 34 when a 1995 Chevy Sportvan failed to slow and ran into the back of the trailer. The name of the deceased is being withheld until family is notified.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – Human remains were found inside a car left burning on property owned by the Dubuque Regional Airport. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the remains were sent to the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and identification. Investigators do not suspect foul play.
DES MOINES (IRN) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic stop that was conducted by a man allegedly impersonating a police officer. On Tuesday a 17-year-old Alleman girl reported that she was stopped by an unmarked sedan with emergency lights. The suspect told the driver that he had pulled her over for speeding. She became suspicious, and when she told the man she was dialing 911 to ask for an additional officer, he fled.