The body recovered Wednesday from the Mississippi River near the Credit Island causeway has been identified as Timothy Maxwell of Bettendorf, Iowa.
Maxwell, 60, was the subject of an autopsy conducted today after going missing while visiting the Davenport Sailing Club before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Davenport Fire District Chief Neil Gainey said at the time the probability was high that the subject fell in the Mississippi River. source
No foul play is suspected.
No further information will be released and the case is considered closed. Continue reading
Antonio Brown has been identified as the Iowa man killed in a single-vehicle Wednesday evening on the South side of Des Moines.
Brown, 43, was likely driving at a high rate of speed when he was killed in the violent crash, Des Moines Police said in a report.
Police say Brown was southbound on SW 9th Street just before 9:00pm Wednesday when he lost control and crashed into block column near the intersection with Bundy Avenue. Police say Brown was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. Continue reading
A water heater is being cited as the source of a gas leak that killed an Iowa family of four, according to a prosecutor in Mexico. The family was vacationing at a rental condominium in the beach community of Tulum when the tragic accident occurred.
The water heater was leaking gas, “maybe from use or lack of maintenance,” said Miguel Angel Pech, head prosecutor of Quintana Roo. Miguel Angel Pech told a Radio Formula station that “a high level” of gas was found in the rented condo where the Creston couple and their two kids was staying. source
An Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas while vacationing in Mexico, local authorities said.
The bodies of Kevin Wayne Sharp; his wife, Amy Marie Sharp; their son, Sterling, 12; and daughter Adrianna, 7, were discovered Friday at a rental condominium in the beach town of Tulum.
The family had been dead for about 36 to 48 hours, the Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office said Saturday. Autopsies showed they suffocated after inhaling toxic gases, but it’s unclear what type of gas led to their deaths, the prosecutor’s office added. Continue reading
Timothy Douglas, of Moline, IA., has been identified as the driver of the motorcycle who died in a Tuesday morning crash. He was 54.
Douglas was discovered by a construction crew around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road.
Davenport Police, Davenport Fire and Medic EMS responded to a single motorcycle crash around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road. A construction crew arriving at a work scene discovered the accident and alerted authorities. Continue reading
Police have arrested Nyagai Neyail, the Iowa mother connected to a deadly crash Sunday night where a pedestrian was killed in Des Moines.
Officials say Neyail, 21,was operating an SUV when she struck and killed a 33-year-old man who was walking westbound on the 2800 block of Urbandale Ave.
Police say evidence shows Neyail’s 3-day-old and 6-year-old children were in the vehicle during the crash. Continue reading
Scott Michael Greene is the Urbandale, Iowa man accused of ambushing two police officers, killing them both about 20 minutes apart, Wednesday morning. Greene has since been captured. The officers’ cruisers were later located riddled with bullets.
Greene, 46, was arrested in Dallas County, Iowa, hours after slaying both cops. The murdered officers have been identified as Officer Justin Martin, 24, and Des Moines Sergeant Anthony “Tony” Beminio, age 38.
Here are some fast facts via heavy:
1. Scott Greene Clashed With Cops Last Month After Being Kicked Out of a Football Game for Flying a Confederate Flag During the National Anthem. Continue reading
In a badly needed moment of comic relief, Donald Trump hoisted his mini-me at a Pennsylvania rally on Monday night to the delight of thousands of supporters.
At the halfway mark of a campaign stop in Wilkes-Barre, Trump gleamed a toddler from the crowd who was dressed in a tiny suit sporting a “Vote” button. Of course the devineer little fella also sported a full head of combed over blonde locks. The impromptu moment was nothing short of a showstopper.
“Look at that guy over there!” Trump yelled and pointed. “Wow! A baby!” He then made his way through the crowd, plucked the one-year-old from his parents and tucked him under his arm like a football on his way back to the podium. Continue reading
Des Moines, Iowa, mother, Hallie Amick, was arrested after police say her 2-year-old son was found home alone, trying to eat a frozen chicken breast.
Amick, 30, is facing charges of child endangerment after police say they went to a home in the 100 block of East Emma Ave. around 10:15 a.m. Monday after someone called 911 reporting a toddler left home alone.
When officers arrived, they found a 2-year-old male in the backyard, wearing nothing but a full and sagging diaper. Continue reading