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Monday News, December 24th


Fire Destroys Hog Barn Near Akron

(Akron) –– Fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a hog barn facility located at the 16000 block of Diamond Avenue near the intersection of Diamond Avenue and 220th Street, near Akron. Firefighters from Akron were called at about 1:25 p.m. to battle the blaze. Shortly, there after, Akron called for support from the Le Mars Fire Department and the Hawarden Fire Department.
Akron Fire Chief Shane Coyle describes the scene upon arrival.

Coyle says the structure is listed as a total loss, but fortunately there were no hogs inside the facility at the time of the fire. The barn was operated by Seaboard Foods. Coyle explains what may have caused the hog barn to catch on fire.

The Akron Fire Chief say firefighters were on the scene for approximately three hours.



Names Released On Friday Afternoon Accident

(Le Mars) — More information is now known regarding the auto accident that happened Friday afternoon near the intersection of Lynx Avenue and 220th Street, two miles south of Le Mars. Two people were injured during the accident. 17 year old Nelson Flores of rural Le Mars was heading southbound on Lynx Avenue in a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Flores lost control and entered the
east ditch, striking a utility pole. 16 year old Javier Flores was a
passenger riding in the front seat. Both of the Flores brothers were transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars Ambulance. Nelson Flores was treated at Floyd Valley. However, Javier, was initially treated at Floyd Valley and subsequently transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Nelson’s injuries were thought to be minor. Javier’s injuries were serious, but not life threatening. The auto accident remains under
investigation by the Iowa State Patrol with the assistance of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office. Also responding to the scene was the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department.



Iowa State Patrol Reminds Motorists To Remain Alert

(Le Mars) — Holiday travel has already begun, and with gasoline prices being lower this year, and with Christmas falling on a Tuesday, expectations are for heavier traffic on the nation’s highways. John Farley with the Iowa State Patrol reminds motorists to remain alert.

Farley says travelers should know the weather conditions for their destination when traveling.

The Iowa State Patrol trooper suggests if you become drowsy while driving, pull over and take a rest.

Snow is in the weather forecast following the Christmas holiday, and Farley suggest your vehicle is ready for the winter season.

Farley suggests you keep your defroster on, so to keep your windshield clear. Farley says to make sure you also have a survival kit inside your car, including a charged cell phone.

Farley says the Iowa State Patrol wishes everyone to have a safe and Merry Christmas.



Man Pleas Guilty To Starving and Killing Daughter

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to four charges related to the starvation death of his 16-year-old adopted daughter.
The Des Moines Register reported 43-year-old Marc Ray pleaded guilty Friday to child endangerment resulting in death and three counts of third-degree kidnapping. The kidnapping charges were for the three children in his care whom he illegally confined in their Perry home.
Ray reached the deal with prosecutors. He’d previously been charged with first-degree murder and other offenses.
The charges stem from the May 2017 death of Sabrina Ray, who weighed only 56 pounds when she died.
A trial for Ray’s wife, 40-year-old Misty Bousman-Ray, is scheduled for Feb. 4 in Sioux City. The trial was moved to Woodbury County because of pretrial publicity.



Iowa Inmate Causes Suicide After Daughter’s Death

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa inmate convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2010 has died in an apparent suicide.
The Iowa Department of Corrections says 28-year-old Ryan Nicholas Trowbridge was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic. Officials didn’t provide specifics about Trowbridge’s death but say an autopsy is planned and the Department of Corrections will investigate the death.
Trowbridge was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder after the 2010 death of his 4-month-old daughter, Rylee.
Trowbridge told authorities he put his daughter on a bed for a nap in a home in Ankeny and then discovered her trapped between the headboard and mattress. Prosecutors say her injuries were consistent with being grabbed and shaken.



Passenger Woman Dies After Deer Hits Car

TAMA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a woman died when a deer crashed through a vehicle windshield in eastern Iowa.
The accident occurred about 5:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 30, about 6 miles (8 kilometers) east of Tama. The Iowa State Patrol says 24-year-old Amy Smith, of West Des Moines, was driving east when she hit the animal and it went through the windshield. The deer struck and killed her passenger,
57-year-old Donna Smith, of Walford.
The patrol says Amy Smith was not injured.



Des Moines Police Report Suspect Of Stolen Car Has Died

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Des Moines police say a man driving a stolen car has died after crashing on the city’s southside.
Police say an officer tried to stop a stolen car at about 3:30 a.m.
Sunday but the vehicle sped away. The officers lost sight of the car but a short time later police received a report of a crash.
The driver was identified as 24-year-old Henry D. Dameron, of Des Moines. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Dameron was the only person in the car.