Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Aug. 19th 2013


August 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An apartment fire in Cedar Rapids has forced 10 people out of their homes. Fire department spokesman Greg Buelow says the blaze was reported yesterday afternoon in a six-unit, three level apartment complex. All the occupants had escaped the building when firefighters arrived. The American Red Cross was helping the displaced residents.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man died inside a northwest Iowa jail this weekend. The man was found dead Saturday in his cell at the Woodbury County jail in Sioux City. Authorities did not immediately release the man’s name, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines is naming its third dog park after one of the city’s best known police dogs. The city’s parks and recreation department will dedicate the Reno Memorial Dog Park in northeast Des Moines on August 28th. Reno died last winter at age 11.

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The owner of Skydive Iowa says a 56-year-old man who fell to his death Friday had planned only to observe the flight, not jump. Company owner Bruce Kennedy tells the Des Moines Register that the eastern Iowa man’s parachute deployed prematurely during takeoff and he was pulled from the plane. The Iowa State Patrol says that Wayne Kidrowski of Brooklyn, Iowa died in the accident.