Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, 8/12/18


August 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:10 a.m. CDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A workplace safety agency has cited transportation hub Big Soo Terminal in northwestern Iowa for a March incident that killed an employee. The Sioux City Journal reports that Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found three serious violations following an investigation into the March 28 death of 42-year-old Brian McCormick, a warehouseman and maintenance technician.

NEOLA, Iowa (AP) — Two organizations in the western Iowa community of Neola are trying to improve the lives of the city’s older residents so they’ll remain in town. The Daily Nonpareil reports that Lookout Village and the Neola Betterment Corporation are also aiming to create community growth. The Betterment Corporation, which is essentially a housing board for senior citizens, is planning to build seven cottages, four individual cottages and three duplex units for the area’s older residents wanting to downsize.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is again calling on volunteers to participate in the state’s annual wild turkey survey. Each summer, the department asks for volunteers to participate in the July-August survey. The information is used to monitor trends and manage the state’s turkey population.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The reward fund offered for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has grown to more than $332,000. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa in a news release Thursday that 210 individual donors have contributed to the fund and that Crime Stoppers has passed on more than 935 tips to authorities investigating the disappearance of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts.