News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

Posted: Updated:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor. The Polk County judge ruled earlier this week to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Breanna Gray against Dr. Daniel Baldi. Gray's lawyer said the statute of limitations shouldn't have started until Gray had reason to believe Baldi caused her husband's death, but the judge disagreed.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A man has been hospitalized after being found by Sioux City firefighters battling a house fire. Authorities say the blaze began yesterday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Pat Flynn says the man was semiconscious when found inside the home and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) - A federal agency says crew members were likely at fault in the sinking of a towboat in the Mississippi River near LeClaire last November. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report yesterday. The board found probable cause that the Stephen L. Colby towboat master and mate were at fault in the sinking.

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) - Some LeClaire residents are expressing surprise at a police sergeant's decision to shoot and kill a pelican. The sergeant killed the bird on July 17th after the Department of Natural Resources asked LeClaire police to check out reports the bird was diseased and aggressive. Police Chief Shane Themas says police had no choice but to kill the bird. But residents say the pelican was harmless.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.