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BOONE COUNTY, Iowa – A machine shed fire early Tuesday morning destroyed the equipment a farmer needs to finish his harvest. The fire happened about a mile east of the Farm Progress Show in the 1900 block of 220th Street east of Boone. Fire Chief Justin Adams with the Boone Fire Department says the call about the fire came in at 5:45 a.m. from the homeowner. Adams says crews could see the flames and smoke from the machine shed from […]
KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Emergency crews were called out Monday night to the Hormel Foods plant in Knoxville on an ammonia leak. According to the Knoxville Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the plant at 209 N Godfrey Lane at 8:07 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found a valve had failed and was leaking liquid ammonia. The plant’s safety features were able to keep the leak confined to the room where it happened. Hormel and Marion County Haz-Mat crews isolated the […]
AMES, Iowa – An Ames man is charged with First Degree Murder for allegedly killing his roommate in an assault Thursday night. Ames Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1200 block of Walton drive around 6:10 p.m. Thursday on a report of a serious assault. When officers arrived, they found 37-year-old Christopher Swalwell suffering life-threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Mary Greeley Medical Center then MercyOne in Des Moines where he passed away. Police say Swalwell […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Iowa-native Shawn Johnson East has revealed the name of her baby daughter and it’s a tribute to someone very close to her. Shawn and her husband, Andrew East, announced the birth of their first child earlier this week. Friday morning, Shawn posted the adorable little girl’s name on social media – Drew Hazel East – and revealed she was named “after the most incredible person I know… her daddy @AndrewDEast.” The post also reveals the Olympic gold […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of the man killed when he was hit by a minivan Thursday night in the Drake neighborhood. Police say 27-year-old Joseph Hicks was struck around 7:07 p.m. when he stepped out into traffic, from between two parked cars, in the 2300 block of University Avenue. An eastbound minivan hit Hicks. He died from his injuries. According to police, it doesn’t appear the driver was impaired or distracted and that excessive speed […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – One person is dead after a traffic accident early Friday morning on I-235 in Des Moines. Des Moines police say they responded to a single-vehicle crash on eastbound I-235 at Easton Blvd. around 2:13 a.m. When officers arrived, they found one vehicle mangled by the impact of the crash. The male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that excessive speed was a major contributing factor to […]
POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa – Prosecutors for the state are asking a judge to make sure they can cross-examine the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts at an upcoming evidentiary hearing, even though he plans to enter a written affidavit into testimony. A hearing on a motion to suppress a portion of Cristhian Rivera’s interview with police – in which officers say he admitted to killing Tibbetts – is scheduled for November 13. Rivera’s attorneys claim he was not properly read […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s been years since Kiera Probst has opened a box filled with photos of her daughter Lucy, and notes from the couple who adopted her. “This one says, ‘thinking of you often and especially today’ let’s see,” she says, reading one of the notes, “Oh, that was her first birthday. That one was hard.” Lucy will turn 12 in February. “It was harder when she was littler,” Kiera says, “I was always thinking, I could be […]
AMES, Iowa – An Ames man has been found guilty of a hate crime for lighting an LGBTQ pride banner on fire at a church over the summer. The Story County Attorney’s Office says a jury found Adolfo Martinez guilty of a hate crime, harassment, reckless use of fire, and being a habitual offender. The incident happened back in June, when police say Martinez left the Dangerous Curves club and walked over to the Ames United Church of Christ. He […]
ADEL, Iowa – The trials for two men who are accused of breaking into the Dallas County courthouse, while working for a security contractor hired to test the strength of the statewide court system, have been scheduled for April of 2020. Justin Wynn and Gary Demercurio had been scheduled to appear for an initial hearing Wednesday morning in Dallas County but the hearing was canceled just prior. The magistrate in the case did set the case for trial on April […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – A driver was lucky to receive only minor injuries after their car struck a concrete wall and flipped on I-235 Tuesday morning. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-235 just east of the bridge over Keo Way shortly before 9:50 a.m. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be checked out. Eastbound traffic was […]