Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Nov. 26th 2012


November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hal Trosky Junior, who briefly played in the major leagues and was the son of the late Cleveland Indians great Hal Trosky Senior, has died. He was 76. Mike Trosky, the younger Trosky’s son, says his father died Friday at a hospice house in Hiawatha after being diagnosed with lung cancer in August.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Nebraska man has died after his pickup crashed into a light pole and rolled in western Iowa. Christopher Thacker of Bellevue, Nebraska crashed early Saturday at the intersection of Interstates 29 and 80 in Council Bluffs. Police says Thacker was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Thacker was the only person in the truck.

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — An historic Fort Madison hotel building has burned to the ground, and the flames claimed two businesses housed in the building. Davenport television station KWQC reports that the fire broke out around 4 a.m. Saturday, and flames quickly engulfed the old Metropolitan Hotel, which housed a book store and a computer repair company.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A national greyhound protection organization says greyhounds sustained 175 injuries while racing at Iowa’s two racetracks between January 2011 and July 2012, and 24 of the dogs had to be euthanized. The Des Moines Register reports that broken legs were the most common reported injury over the 19-month period at the tracks in Council Bluffs and Dubuque.