Iowa News headlines: Sat., Feb. 22nd 2014


February 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit animal group says it’s assisting authorities in the recovery of hundreds of animals from a small southeast Iowa city. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa told the Des Moines Register yesterday that nearly 300 living animals and more than 50 dead animals have been taken from Drakesville in Davis County. Many are barn animals and include 30 different species.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials say corrective measures have been taken in response to an incident involving a resident at a state-run care facility in Glenwood who wandered away. The state Department of Human Services said yesterday that corrective action has been taken since the December 19th incident at the Glenwood Resource Center.

ALTA, Iowa (AP) — Some northwest Iowa residents want more safety devices placed where two little girls were fatally injured when a train struck a car they were in with their mother and big brother. Sioux City television station KCAU reports 2-year-old Camille Binder and her 4-year-old sister, Chloe, died February 14th at a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital. Their brother and mother were hospitalized.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Number 15 Iowa and Indiana have settled on the makeup date for their game that was postponed this week after an 8-foot piece of metal fell from the ceiling at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. The teams will play February 27th at Indiana. The March 1st Purdue at Iowa game will now be played on March 2nd.