Iowa early News Headlines – Tue., May 29th 2012


May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

HULL, Iowa (AP) — Many in northwest Iowa spent yesterday cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm hit Sioux County. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says trees, branches and power lines were knocked down during the storm. The storm passed over Hull, Hawarden and Boyden on Sunday night.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Volunteer firefighters in Mount Vernon celebrated the opening of a new firehouse yesterday, replacing its aging headquarters. The $2 million building replaces the department’s downtown location, which opened in 1967. The new building was mostly paid for by the city of Mount Vernon.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A California man has been killed in motorcycle accident in Marshalltown. The Iowa State Patrol says 24-year-old Ryan Viramontes of Norwalk, California was speeding Sunday night when he lost control and hit a guard railing. The fatal accident happened just before midnight.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Adair County say a toddler has died after a tree fell on him. Fontanelle’s police chief says 3-year old Nathan Hutt was playing in a yard on Sunday when a large tree blew over. Funeral services for Hutt are currently pending.