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Wednesday Afternoon News, July 17th


Crop Duster Helicopter Crashes

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a pilot was injured when his crop-dusting helicopter crashed in western Iowa.
The crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of miles (3.2 kilometers) south of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Denker says the pilot was taken to a Council Bluffs hospital for treatment. The pilot’s name hasn’t been released.
The crash cause is being investigated.



Des Moines Police Make Arrest After 3 Are Killed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police have charged a 31-year-old man with killing a woman and her two children at a Des Moines residence.

Police said Wednesday that Marvin Esquivel-Lopez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused of shooting 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her 11-year-old daughter, Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, and her 5-year-old son, Ever Jose Mejia-Flores. Polk County court records don’t yet list the case or the name of an attorney who could comment for Esquivel-Lopez, who’s been arrested.

The three bodies were found around 11 p.m. Tuesday by officers sent to the Laurel Village apartment complex. Police say Esquivel-Lopez lived at the same address.