Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., May 28th 2012


May 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AGENCY, Iowa (AP) — A woman with ties to the Wapello County sheriff’s office has died in a shooting southwest of agency. The sheriff’s office tells the Ottumwa Courier that 23-year-old Lisa Techel was killed in a shooting reported about 5:20 a.m. Saturday. She was a reserve deputy and the daughter of a current deputy. An autopsy has been conducted.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A West Burlington motorcycle dealership has sustained $230,000 in fire damage. West Burlington Fire Chief Mike Heim says that Thursday morning’s fire started in a Dumpster at Pro Motorsports and eventually spread to the shop building. No injuries were reported, and crews were able to move a lot of the merchandise before the flames spread.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fire at the Iowa City landfill has jumped a containment line and spread to other parts of the disposal site. City officials say the fire crossed a gap cut Saturday night into the landfill’s liner system and flames engulfed the remaining liner. The city says the fire started about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in an area of the city-run landfill where garbage had been dumped earlier in the day.

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A 76-year-old man has died in a house explosion in Onawa. Fire crews were called to the home about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. Police have identified the victim found in the home’s basement as Richard Collison.