Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Dec. 22nd, 2012


December 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say one of the victims of a 25-car pileup caused by a major snow storm this week was pregnant with twins. The Iowa State Patrol says Colby Bostick of Clear Lake was killed in the massive accident Thursday morning on Interstate Highway 35 in northern Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports the 27-year-old Bostick announced her pregnancy in November.

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed sex charges against a former wrestling coach in northwest Iowa. Chad Utesch of Ireton had the charges dismissed earlier this week. The judge ruled Utesch, a former wrestling coach at Akron-Westfield High School, did not meet the statutory definition of a school employee at the time of the alleged offenses.

IONIA, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Ionia woman has been arrested, accused of stabbing her husband multiple times. The altercation was reported around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The man was taken to a Waterloo hospital, where he underwent surgery for his wounds.

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux County authorities are looking for the person or people who tampered with a hog facility’s thermostat, killing 475 pigs. The Sioux City Journal reports that at least one person entered the hog confinement facility five miles south of Rock Valley on Wednesday and tampered with the climate control system. That led to the death of the pigs, each weighing about 280 pounds.