OMAHA, NE (IRN) – The infant son born of a brain-dead Iowa woman who was kept on life support so he could develop and survive has left an Omaha hospital. KETV reports that Angel Perez was released on Tuesday. He went to his new home in Waterloo with his grandparents. Angel weighed less than 3 pounds when he was delivered by cesarean section and has gained nearly 4 pounds since. His mother, 22-year-old Karla Perez, had collapsed at home. Doctors discovered a brain bleed and determined that she was brain-dead. She was kept on life support for more than seven weeks.
DES MOINES (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture reports that the Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Davenport and Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to twenty-four since it was first detected in Iowa in 2010. The metallic green insect kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests in North America.
DES MOINES (IRN) – The search for a man who was last seen yelling for help in the Des Moines River on Monday night near the northern Des Moines city limit was terminated Tuesday afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports the Metro Star Water Search/Rescue Team and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources deployed a boat equipped with sonar equipment Tuesday morning. After searching the river for almost three hours they were unable to locate the possible drowning victim.
FORT DODGE, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Fort Dodge Police Department in investigating a case where a man and a teen arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds on Tuesday. One of the victims, Joseph Guillen, 21, of Fort Dodge was transported by helicopter to a Des Moines hospital. His condition has not been released. The other victim, a 15-year-old, was treated and released.
URBANDALE, IA (IRN) – The 9-month-old boy Iowa authorities issued an Amber Alert for early this morning has died. His father who abducted him is also dead. KCCI-TV reports that Missouri authorities located a burned vehicle in a conservation area in Harrison County, Missouri. The vehicle matched the description of the one in the alert. Missouri authorities say the remains of an adult and infant were found in the vehicle, and authorities believe they are the bodies of those sought in the Amber Alert.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A chase that occurred Tuesday evening ended with Des Moines police fatally shooting 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger of West Des Moines. WHO-TV reports that the incident started when an officer pulled over a driver for a traffic stop near the Merle Hay Mall. Bolinger then drove up in his car and parked so close to the officer’s door that the officer could not leave the vehicle. Bolinger then exited and danced around, before returning to his car and driving away. Police followed. Bolinger eventually stopped, got out of his vehicle and started walking toward a different police car. He continued to show erratic behavior as he advanced on the officer, and the officer shot him.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – A Dubuque man has admitted to killing his daughter. KWWL-TV reports that 62-year-old Robert Stern has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of 27-year-old Kimberly Stern.
DES MOINES, Iowa —Des Moines police are investigating a shooting north of Drake University Tuesday. KCCI-TV reports 16-year-old Terry Harris was pronounced dead after he was shot at close range in the mouth. A male in his early 20’s armed with a handgun is wanted in connection with the shooting. Authorities believe Harris knew his assailant.