HULL (AP)--Authorities suspects vandals caused 3,800 pigs to suffocate in a building at a hog confinement operation near Hull in northwest Iowa.
The Sioux County sheriff's office says the owner of the operation called authorities on Friday to report the incident. The sheriff's office says Todd Hasche, of rural Rock Rapids, told authorities that sometime during the night the controls to the building's airflow system had been tampered with, causing the pigs to suffocate.
The loss is expected to be more than $200,000.
The sheriff's office on Monday reported the case remains under investigation.
Rep. Tom Sands, a Republican lawmaker in the Iowa House, says he won't seek re-election in November. Sands, who represents Wapello in eastern Iowa, announced Thursday he will withdraw his name from the general...More >>
This year's Iowa State Fair set an attendance record, with more than 1.13 million people visiting the 11-day event in Des Moines. The fair announced Monday the fair that wrapped up Sunday had an unofficial attendance...More >>