CLIVE, IA – A Clive business reports that 90 percent of the vehicles on their property were destroyed in flooding this week. KCCI-TV reports that Acheson Auto Works is located near the banks of Walnut Creek, which flooded. Workers are cleaning up today. They said it’s the worst flooding they have seen in 26 years.
CAMANCHE, IA (IRN) – The number of unemployed took a big leap in Camanche as two companies announced layoffs. KWQC-TV reports that Stampede Auto has fired all but three employees. There have also been a number of layoffs at IPSCO, a pipe manufacturing company. Approximately 260-270 people lost their jobs in the layoffs.
WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – Waterloo police are investigating the attempted abduction of a girl Thursday night. KXEL radio reports the incident happened in front of the family’s home. A car pulled up to the curb, and a man told the 8-year-old to get in the vehicle. The girl’s mother yelled for her to get in the house instead, and the car left.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (IRN) – Council Bluffs police are investigating a middle-of-the-night explosion as arson. The Daily Nonpareil reports that authorities believe an unknown suspect ignited an explosive device on the porch of the residence of a 39-year-old man, which detonated and damaged the porch and surrounding windows. No injuries were reported.
WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports wastewater discharges from many cities in central Iowa following recent heavy rains. Cities reporting discharges include Chariton, Des Moines, Grinnell, Indianola, Melbourne, Redfield, Ogden, Waukee and West Des Moines.
ARLINGTON, IA (IRN) – An Eastern Iowa man says he’s shocked after a hate-filled note was placed inside his car. KWWL-TV reports that Gilbert McBride, a minister from Arlington, says the note condemned him for marrying a same-sex couple. McBride’s wife recently died and in the note, the anonymous author claims she died because he performs same sex marriages. The person writes they hope McBride suffers, and says he should kill himself. Police are investigating.
SIOUX CITY, IA (IRN) – A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit Wednesday night that reached speeds of more than 85 miles an hour. KMEG-TV reports Sioux City police attempted to stop the vehicle driven by 44-year-old Bob Ray Schonrock due to a loud exhaust. Schonrock did not stop, and a pursuit ensued. When apprehended and searched at jail, officers found marijuana. Schonrock faces eluding and drug charges.
MARENGO, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is looking into the apparent suicide of an Iowa County jail inmate. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ross Allan Emerson was found hanging in his cell on Wednesday. Emerson was being held on an assault charge.