Tuesday, February 16, 2016

OSAGE, IA (IRN) – Osage police are searching for the suspect in an apparent stabbing that reportedly happened early Monday morning at the Triangle Trailer Court. KIMT-TV reports
the hospital reported the victim as a 28-year-old man, and his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. Osage police say the victim and witnesses have been uncooperative with law enforcement and the investigation.

MONROE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – An arrest has been made in the alleged sexual assault of an infant in Monroe County. WHO-TV reports Justin Stickrod has been arrested in the case and charged with child endangerment and first degree sexual abuse. Officials say the victim in the case is Stickrod’s daughter. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail.

NORTH ENGLISH, (IRN) – A 25-year-old man died in a fire Sunday in North English, according to KCII Radio. When emergency crews responded they found the second story of the home engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished, Austin Watson, the homeowner, was found deceased inside the home.

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – A dog died protecting the couple who owned him in Waterloo Monday, according to KWWL-TV. Several men wearing dark clothing and ski masks broke into the home in an attempt to burglarize the residence. One of the men hit the woman with a gaming console and the dog attacked. The dog was shot several times, the woman screamed, and the men fled, according to neighbors.

AMES, IA (IRN) – A water main break dumped up to a million gallons of water in Ames’ streets and the basement of homes Monday afternoon. The city says the 14-inch water main break was caused by the extreme change in temperature.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) Amid the debate of whether President Obama should hold off on appointing a replacement judge after Antonin Scalia passed away, the president has been moving forward. KCRG-TV reports President Obama mentioned Iowa judge Jane Kelly as a possible replacement. Kelly is one of 10 judges serving in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She was appointed in April of 2013 and serves out of Cedar Rapids.

INDIANOLA, IA (IRN) – Two men ice fishing saved a photographer who fell through the ice at Lake Ahquabi Sunday morning. Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say 58-year-old Richard Rauzi was snowshoeing and taking wildlife photos when he got too close to open water and fell through the ice. Jesse Bannor of Des Moines and Damian Bell of Pleasant Hill heard Rauzi shouting for help. They grabbed a canoe and paddling with their hands, were able to keep Rauzi afloat until rescue workers arrived.

Monday, February 15, 2016

NEVADA, IA (IRN) – The CyRide bus driver accused in a deadly hit and run has pled not guilty.
WHO-TV reports twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Clague is accused of killing EmmaLee Jacobs near the Iowa State campus last December. Ames police say Clague hit the college student as she was crossing Lincoln Way. Jacobs later died in the hospital.

CUMMING, IA (IRN) – A fatal crash involving a semi-trailer temporarily closed Interstate 35 near Cumming this morning, according to KCCI-TV. The crash was reported around 4 a.m. Iowa State Patrol officials confirmed the driver of the truck was killed in the crash. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A morning mobile home fire killed one person and sent another to the hospital in Cedar Rapids. KCRG-TV reports one person died and another was hospitalized. The victims were a couple, and a neighbor said the pair had lived together in the home for about 45 years.

FORT DODGE, IA (IRN) – A teenager died and five people were injured in a car crash near Fort Dodge on Saturday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says the car entered a ditch before it rolled and ejected the passengers. 13-year-old Duane Touney of Fort Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The five other people in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital. Only one of them had been wearing a seatbelt.

JOHNSON COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A 30 vehicle crash in Johnson County shut down westbound I-80 Sunday afternoon. KWWL-TV reports three people were injured, and traffic was backed up for hours.

WRIGHT COUNTY, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is investigating a shooting that happened in Wright County Sunday night. The shooting happened in Eagle Grove, and authorities say two people were involved. One person was transported to a Des Moines hospital by air ambulance and the other was taken to a local hospital.

WEST DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – In January, seafood inspectors at Hy-Vee’s distribution center in Ankeny stumbled on a rare orange lobster. This Cape Cod area-sourced lobster is rare because only one in approximately 10 million lobsters are orange. Hy-Vee named the lobster “R.C.” after its Responsible Choice seafood program. R.C never made it to a dinner plate, but instead found a permanent home at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Keokuk that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete isolation boxes for days or weeks and wouldn’t let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students. KCCI-TV reports the former students say the Midwest Academy has dark, cell-like punishment rooms which were often filled with the sounds of students’ screams.

BREMER COUNTY, IA – One person is dead in a two-car crash that happened in Bremer County, according to KWWL-TV. One vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and collided in an intersection with another vehicle, causing that vehicle to roll into the ditch and land on its top. 22-year-old Jedidiah Wilson from Fairbank died. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

BETTENDORF, IA (IRN) – Nearly three weeks after a van was run off Interstate 80 in Bettendorf in a road rage incident, a man has been charged and arrested. WQAD-TV reports 31-year-old Matthew Jensen from Bettendorf allegedly ran a Ford Windstar van off I-80 with his Ford F350 pickup. The Windstar went into the median, hitting safety tension cables where it eventually stopped. Jensen drove off.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A full-time Cedar Rapids mom decided to return to her old trade for a day to help the underprivileged. KCRG-TV reports former hair stylist, Ingrid Glessner, along with seven other stylists, gave free haircuts at Mission of Hope on Saturday. In all, 55 homeless people got a bit off the top. Rock Photography provided free portraits for those who received haircuts. Ingrid said she plans to make it an annual event.

Saturday, February 13, 2014

URBANDALE, IA (IRN) – One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting at an Urbandale hotel early Saturday morning. WOI-TV reports officers were responding to a drug complaint at the Holiday Inn on Merle Hay Road when the altercation occurred. Officers confronted three individuals in the lobby of the hotel. A scuffle began and one person was in possession of a handgun and fired it during the scuffle. Officers returned fire and that individual was struck and killed.

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened just before noon on Friday in Ankeny. First responders found a car, on it’s side, pinned between two trees. The female driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. A young child who was a passenger was taken to a Des Moines Hospital. Names have not been released.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Police arrested a man Friday night after gunshots were fired near Drake University. KCCI-TV reports police were called to Platinum Kutz to a report of a man in his 50s or 60s standing in the parking lot, firing a gun in the air and yelling. The man, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody shortly thereafter. No one was hurt.

BETTENDORF, IA (IRN) – A 60-year-old Bettendorf man was arrested after he allegedly drove a truck through a working fire scene and crashed into a fire truck. WQAD-TV reports Robert Sikma drove his Chevrolet Silverado through the fire scene and clipped a parked fire engine before he backed up, drove through his yard, and parked in his driveway. Sikma then went into his house, where police found and arrested him a short time later. No injuries were reported.

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – As the sun came up over Highway 20 near Waterloo Thursday morning, a new life was born…on the highway. KWWL-TV reports an Iowa Falls couple was on their way to the hospital, but their little guy just couldn’t wait. Taryn Naill delivered her own baby while her boyfriend drove, and eventually pulled over to wait for paramedics. Both mother and baby are fine.