Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Nov. 18th 2012


November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The developer behind a proposed $150 million casino at Ankeny is giving the city the option of bowing out of the deal. Wild Rose Entertainment said Friday it will give Ankeny officials an opportunity to opt out of a contract the city and developer signed on October 29th. The $150 million casino project would be built near a new interchange on Interstate 35 in the Des Moines suburb.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An 8-year-old boy is being credited with saving members of his family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Sioux City television station KCAU-TV reports that Jacob Mace was sleeping at his grandmother’s house Tuesday night when he woke up feeling ill. He alerted family members who were able to get out. All were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning at a Sioux City hospital. The poison was traced to a malfunctioning furnace.

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — A 24-year-old Buffalo man is dead following a rollover crash in eastern Iowa. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says Jacob O’Connell was killed in the wreck around 1 a.m. yesterday on a county road between Buffalo and Blue Grass.

BADGER, Iowa (AP) — A Central Iowa man is struggling to recover from injuries he received when he was run over by a tractor on his farm. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that Jerry Warehime, of rural Badger, was hurt late Friday afternoon while he was working on the tractor at his home.