KEOKUK, IA (IRN) – An Iowa man was found shot in the chest three times early Thursday. The Iowa DCI reports Keokuk police were called to a residence on a report of gunshots fired.
Officers found 32-year-old Ian Keefe suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. His current condition is not available. His two dogs in his home were also shot. Two people wearing masks were seen fleeing the scene in a car.
DANVILLE, IA (IRN) – An Illinois woman has been charged with taking pain medication meant for patients at Danville Care Center in Danville, Iowa. WQAD-TV reports forty-three-year-old Sonja Hanks, of Biggsville, Illinois, was arrested Monday afternoon. Court records say the medication, which Hanks obtained while working as a nurse at the center, was meant to be given to three patients.
VICTOR, IA (IRN) – A missing 12-year-old Newton girl has been found safe and her mother and her mother’s boyfriend have been arrested. KCCI-TV reports 35-year-old Kevin Carlton and 37-year-old Misty Shaver were located by law enforcement at a rest area near Victor Wednesday night. Shaver and Carlton were charged on warrants in the disappearance of 12-year-old Charlene Brown. The girl was with Shaver and Carlton at the time of the arrest, and she is safe.
FORT DODGE, IA (IRN) – Webster County supervisors are saying the county assessor went to her office and had files deleted off the county computer after she was fired by the county Conference Board. KWWL-TV reports the supervisors also say Jeanette Thanupakorn (THAN-u-puh-kern) also hasn’t turned over to the county a recording of the Oct. 27 meeting at which she was terminated. She was later reinstated and placed on paid administrative leave, pending a hearing.
ALTOONA, IA (IRN) – A Colfax man died after a trench collapsed on him at an Altoona construction site Wednesday morning. The Des Moines Register reports 30-year-old Justin Jorgensen died in the accident despite rescue attempts. Jorgensen and other workers had dug a trench for a sewer pipe when walls of a trench collapsed. The hole was more than 12 feet deep, and an initial investigation suggests required safety procedures were not being followed.
BOONE, IA (IRN) – A Boone man has been charged with his third OWI after a Story County crash with his daughter, according to KCCI-TV. 28-year-old Stuart Corson had his 7-year-old daughter in his car while driving under the influence. Deputies found Corson and his daughter in the rolled-over car, trying to stay warm on the cold night. Corson is in jail.
DES MOINES (IRN) – Tom Latham, an Iowa Republican who served in Congress for 20 years, announced Wednesday that he has cancer. WHO-TV reports he has Lymphoma. Latham represented Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until he retired in 2015. Latham says he never lost an election, and that he isn’t going to lose this battle either.
GARRISON, IA (IRN) – Volunteers have finished adding the final touches to the new Garrison Public Library. KCRG-TV reports the community has been working on the project since July of 2011, when a strong windstorm tore the roof off the old library. The new library is small, and total costs will be approximately $450,000. Library board member Christy Leckband says after the storm the citizens of the small rural community had to decide if the town was going to die or grow, and they chose to grow.