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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa State Patrol said a Minnesota woman and her 1-year-old baby died in an accident in northwest Iowa that also injured four other people, including the woman’s two other children. The accident happened late Saturday morning at an intersection northeast of Spirit Lake. A patrol investigation found that an eastbound car driven by Mariah Nelson, 29, of Jackson, Minnesota, ran a stop sign and collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by Allen Weinzetl, 63, also from Jackson, Minnesota. The KTIV television channel reports that Nelson and his one-year-old son, Symere Williams, died in the crash. Nelson’s daughters, aged 5 and 6, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Weinzetl and his passenger, Teresa Chonko, 58, were also injured and taken to hospital.
MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) – A train struck a barge in southeast Iowa on Saturday night, knocking several cars off the rails and dumping coal into the Mississippi River. BNSF Railroad officials told the Burlington Hawk Eye two coal cars landed in the river and three others were partially in the water after the collision near Montrose, Iowa, which also knocked over two locomotives. Another car which left the tracks remained standing. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said several hundred gallons of diesel fuel also spilled from locomotives. No injuries were reported. The railroad said it would work to remove any coal that found its way into the river.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A shooting Sunday morning in Des Moines left one dead and another injured. Des Moines police said the shooting was reported around 4 a.m. Sunday. Officers found an 18-year-old man from Des Moines with serious gunshot wounds inside a vehicle near the intersection of Pennsylvania and E. University Avenue. This man was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said in a statement that a 23-year-old Des Moines man was also injured in the shooting, which took place on a road about a mile east of where the victims were found. . Police said the shooting was the city’s 12th homicide of the year.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract deal on which workers who began striking four weeks ago will soon vote on. The United Auto Workers said in a statement Friday night that the proposed contract with the farm machinery giant “includes modest changes” to the latest rejected proposal, which included immediate 10% increases. The union described the new proposal as “the company’s latest, best and last offer.” John Deere’s green tractors and other iconic equipment.
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