Iowa evening News Headlines: Friday, 7/12/13


July 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of a rare food-borne illness in Iowa has more than doubled in just four days as state and federal public health agencies try to figure out where it’s coming from. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the outbreak of cyclosporiasis (sy-kloh-spor-EYE’-uh-sis) has sickened 45 Iowans as of today.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors chairman doesn’t think on-duty sheriff’s deputies should be allowed to attend their children’s sporting events. Board chairman Larry Clausen said in a memo yesterday that the policy constitutes “a blatant misuse” of tax dollars. But Sheriff Dave Drew said four sheriffs have let deputies attend family events during their one-hour lunches.

MONONA, Iowa (AP) — A man operating a tractor in northeast Iowa has died after a bale of hay fell on him. The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office says the 63-year-old man was operating a tractor in a field and moving large round bales of hay when he was killed. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Storm Lake woman has been accused of hitting her teenage son with a vehicle and driving away. Storm Lake police say 33-year-old Esmeralda Vasquez-Espinoza got into an argument with her 17-year-old son last night before the alleged incident occurred. The teen was treated at the scene and Vasquez-Espinoza was charged with misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident and not having a driver’s license.