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Mount Pleasant Man Dies in Head-on Collision

A southeast Iowa man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Henry County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma driven by 68-year-old Norman Hirschy of Mount Pleasant was traveling on 260th Street in New London at 2:55 PM. The accident report states Hirschy’s...
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One dead, one injured in Henry County crash

New London, IA- One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, December 7th, in Henry County. The crash occurred in the 2500 block of 260th Street in New London at about 2:55 PM Wednesday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2000 Toyota Tacoma driven by 68-year-old Norman E....
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Driver went more than 100 mph in pursuit, trooper alleges

A 25-year-old Moline woman faces charges after an Iowa State Trooper alleges she led a chase of more than 100 mph while running stop signs and traffic lights. Ariel Brown faces a felony charge of eluding and a serious misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance – first offense, court records say.

Soybean plant fire in Marengo leads to mandatory evacuations

MARENGO, IOWA — A portion of the town of Marengo has been evacuated on Thursday as firefighters battle a massive industrial fire on the east end of town. The city sent out an alert on Facebook at 11:32 a.m. telling residents to avoid the 800 block of East South Street. That is the approximate address […]

Drone footage shows crews responding to fire in Marengo

MARENGO, Iowa — Drone footage captured in Marengo, Iowa, shows crews responding to afire after an explosion at a plant Thursday. The Iowa State Patrol tells KCCI that the explosion happened around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday. Many agencies responded within a 30-50 mile radius. The state patrol tells KCCI...

Southeast Iowa man killed in Henry County head-on crash

HENRY COUNTY, Iowa — A southeast Iowa man was killed in an afternoon crash in Henry County. It happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of 260th Street in New London. According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, a truck driven by Norman E. Hirschy,...

Highway 61 was shut down after multi-vehicle crash

CLINTON Co., Iowa (KWQC) - Law enforcement responded to multiple crashes Wednesday morning on Highway 61 in Clinton County due to dense fog. Around 8:30 a.m., Clinton County deputies were dispatched to Highway 61 and 250th Avenue for a multi-vehicle crash. The crash involved three semi-tractor trailers and a passenger...

Man Seriously Injured in O'Brien County Collision

An Omaha man received serious injuries in a collision that occurred in O'Brien County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened around 1:20pm Tuesday. 48-year-old Brian Williams of Omaha was driving a 2018 Hyundai Elantra southbound on Nettle Avenue when he crossed the center line and was impacted by the rear axles of a trailer being pulled by a 2017 Peterbilt semi. The semi was being driven by 22-year-old Devon Stetson of Hull. Troopers say Williams’ vehicle then left the roadway.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving in North Iowa

Winter driving skills were tested this week in north Iowa with a mixture of snow and freezing rain. Trooper Tom Williams with the Cedar Falls office of the Iowa State Patrol says before you venture out for any winter travel, make sure your vehicle is ready for the elements. Williams...

Florida truck driver killed in Pottawattamie County wreck

(Minden) – A Florida truck driver was killed in a Pottawattamie County wreck Friday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says authorities responded to the wreck around 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 80 westbound near Minden. The Patrol says a semi driven by 42-year-old Alain Hernandez Rodriguez of West Palm Beach entered the median and rolled on its side.

US 61 reopens following multiple fog-related crashes Wednesday morning

DEWITT, Iowa — U.S. Highway 61 has reopened between Maquoketa and DeWitt following multiple fog-related crashes Wednesday morning, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's 511 website. The website showed that the accident happened just north of Welton. A Twitter thread from the statewide 511 account says it happened...

Mount Pleasant Man Dies in Car Collision Wednesday

A Mount Pleasant man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, shortly before 3p.m, 68-year-old Norman Hirschy was driving eastbound in the 2500 block of 260th St. near New London when his 2000 Toyota Tacoma crossed the centerline colliding with a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by 57-year-old Sheila Wilkerson of New London. Hirschy was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilkerson was injured in the collision and transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by air. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the New London Police Department, the New London Fire Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Henry County Ambulance Service, Henry County Medical Examiner, and Olson-Powell Funeral Chapel. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.

Police Beat

November 30: A warrant was requested for Jose Luis Hernandez Gallegos, 36, of Denison for burglary in the 3rd degree. It was served on December 6. Listed as stolen property was a blue 3-ton Speedy Lift jack, valued at $200, reported taken from a residence in the 1700 block of Broadway in Denison. The property was recovered.

An explosion in Marengo, Iowa sent workers to the hospital

Several patients are being treated at the University of Iowa Health Hospitals & Clinics for injuries following an explosion and fire at a Marengo plant, about 80 miles east of Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol told KCCI that the explosion occurred around 11:20 a.m. Thursday. Many agencies respond within a 30-50 mile radius. The first priority is to answer the people inside the plant, some of whom sustained injuries. Some injuries are related to burns. The state patrol tells KCCI that preliminary findings indicate that about 30 people were at the plant. All those people have been recorded. UI Hospitals & Clinics said they are treating 10-15 patients in the outbreak. They could not comment on specific conditions, but said most were in the minor to moderate category. Most patients are treated for burns and trauma. Immediate family members of patients can contact the hospital at 319-356-1616. The fire is still burning and crews are using foam and water to put it out. The state Fire Marshal is on site trying to find a cause. Marengo residents in an eight-block radius were evacuated from their homes, but have since been allowed to return. Watch: Sky 8 drone footage of Marengo fire Iowa State Patrol continues to monitor air and water quality.”This was a hazmat situation. This is a biofuel plant, from my understanding. With that, we look at what is possible in there , we try and figure out what chemicals are there. Look at the hazmat guide and say, ‘OK we want to evacuate these people,'” Iowa State Trooper Bob Conrad told KCCI. 11:20 am Authorities received a call for an explosion and fire at the Marengo plant. 12:05 pm A business near the fire told KCCI they are under evacuation. 12:30 pm The city says on Facebook that residents evacuated due to the fire, they should go to the Iowa County Transportation Building. 12:45 pm An Iowa Valley Community School District staff member said the district is not affected. So far, they haven’t evacuated or canceled classes. 12:45 pm The State Fire Marshal’s Office says they haven’t responded but are aware of the fire. 12:50 pm Staff at the Iowa County Transportation Building say they don’t have any residents were evacuated there. They are on standby to pick up people if needed. 1:15 pm KCCI’s Beau Bowman has arrived on the scene in Marengo. While keeping a safe distance from the investigation, KCCI is working to confirm new information about the explosion and whether anyone was hurt. 1:20 pm The University of Iowa Health Hospitals & Clinics said it received multiple patients after the explosion Staff members say they expect others may be on the route. At this time, UIHC says doctors are assessing the severity of the injuries and working to ensure all patients receive the care they need. 1:40 pm KCCI confirms the burning building is owned by Heartland Crush LLC, according to the Iowa County coroner.1:45 pm The Iowa Valley Community School District tells students and staff at KCCI in Marengo are being advised not to go outside due to air quality concerns. There are currently no changes to student pickup or after-school activities. 3:50 pm UIHC has confirmed that 10-15 patients are being cared for in the outbreak. Most patients are treated for burns and trauma. Most patients are in minor to moderate condition. 8:26 pm Residents in an eight-block radius who were evacuated are being allowed to return home. Crews continue to extinguish the fire. Previous coverage: Here’s what we know about an explosion, fire at a Marengo soybean processing facilityWatch: Drone footage showing crews responding to Marengo fire.

Two Hospitalized After Head-On Crash in Northeast Iowa

(Fayette County, IA) -- The Iowa State Patrol says two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on crash in northeast Iowa Monday. The ISP says the crash happened north of Sumner when the driver of a pickup lost control of the vehicle on icy roads and hit a semi truck. There were two people inside the pickup, both of whom were taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The driver of the semi was not hurt. So far, the names of those involved have not been released. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.