IA News Headlines: Mon., March 19th 2012


March 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and critically injured another in Burlington, Iowa. Police said the shooting was reported around 10 p.m. Friday close to the shopping area near Central and Division streets.

PERCIVAL, Iowa (AP) — Two members of a Tennessee family are dead and five others are hurt after their SUV rolled on Interstate 29 in western Iowa and a semi-truck struck crashed through the wreckage. The Iowa State Patrol said 24-year-old Maria Ledezma and 15-year-old Alex Ledezma were killed around 7 a.m. yesterday in the crash near Percival. Five other members of the family from Smyrna, Tennessee were taken to an Omaha hospital.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two people have died after being thrown from a motorcycle in Cedar Rapids this weekend. The Gazette reports that the accident happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday. The 27-year-old male driver died at the scene of the accident. His 32-year-old female passenger died at a hospital a short time later. Police did not immediately release the motorcycle accident victims’ names yesterday.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare pipe organ built in Mason City more than a century ago may have be to dismantled and sold for parts if a new owner can’t be found. The Globe Gazette reports the organ was built by the Verney Organ Company and is one of three known to exist. It’s been housed at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids for the past several years.