Iowa News Headlines: Sunday, April 22nd 2012


April 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Two apparent tornadoes have touched down in northwest Iowa but no damage has been reported. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Temeyer says that one twister touched down east of Spencer about 4:30 p.m. yesterday and the second was spotted 15 minutes later about 10 miles southeast of Dickens. Temeyer says the tornadoes were in rural areas and no damage was reported.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Caterpillar dealer is expanding its Sioux City business, creating up to 20 jobs. William Hoeft, chairman and CEO of Zeigler Caterpillar, says that the $6 million expansion will help the company offer more equipment and services in western Iowa. The city will vacate two acres of unused land along Interstate 29 and turn it over to Zeigler for the project.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A man has died after falling from a four-story balcony in Ames. Police say the 21-year-old man was found just before 2 a.m. yesterday outside an apartment building. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say the man was visiting Ames and was not a resident. His name has not been released.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — One person has died and another has been injured in a crash at an Atlantic intersection. The Iowa State Patrol says that 84-year-old Norma Jean Sothman of Atlantic pulled out of the intersection and into the path of another vehicle. She was killed in yesterday morning’s crash.