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Wednesday Afternoon News, July 28th


Accident Victim Becomes A Traffic Fatality

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has announced the victim of that early Monday morning traffic accident has now died from her injuries sustained from the accident. 56-year old Kristine McElroy of Sioux City was driving a 2015 Audi going northbound on Highway 75 when her vehicle left the
roadway at mile marker 119 and struck a guard rail and the overhead highway sign. McElroy died at a Sioux City hospital on Tuesday, July 27th. The accident happened at about 3:00 a.m.




RAGBRAI Moves From Iowa Falls to Waterloo During Extreme Heat

(Iowa Falls, IA) — Thousands of bicyclists are heading from Iowa Falls to Waterloo today (Wednesday) on what could be one of the hottest days of RAGBRAI. Organizers say they have plans to cool off the riders in New Hartford and volunteers made a splash pad. E-M-S is stationed nearby and there is plenty of water and shade. Several locations in the Cedar Valley
have cooling stations, including Young Arena where people can enjoy cold beverages and watch the Olympics. The overnight stop in Waterloo features live music, food and lots of activities.




Early Morning Shooting Under Investigation in Sioux City

(Sioux City, IA) — Police in Sioux City are investigating an early morning (Wednesday) shooting that sent a man to the hospital. Officers say a 33-year-old victim was dropped off at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center. The man talked to police briefly before going into surgery. Investigators are
trying to determine where the shooting happened and who brought the man to the hospital. No other information has been released.




Fire Damages Middle School in Atlantic

(Atlantic, IA) — Investigators in southwest Iowa are trying to figure out what caused a fire Tuesday afternoon on the roof of the Atlantic Middle School. The flames didn’t get inside the building but there is significant water damage throughout the school. Classes were not in session and no one was injured. Witnesses said a new roof was being installed the workers left
for lunch. A crew doing tuckpointing on the sides of the building saw the smoke and called 9-1-1. Atlantic Superintendent Steve Barber says he’s grateful for the quick response. The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office is asking everyone to stay away from the building while clean-up continues.




Founding Member of Des Moines Metal Ban Slipknot Dies

(Des Moines, IA) — Fans of the Iowa-based metal band Slipnknot are mourning the loss of its founding member. His family says Des Moines native Joey Jordison died in his sleep Monday at age 46. Jordison founded Slipknot
in 1995 and was the band’s drummer until 2013. Family members did not say how Jordison died. They asked for privacy at this difficult time. Jordison revealed that he was suffering from a neurological disorder which caused him to lose control of his legs. A private funeral is being planned.