NORWALK, Iowa (AP) - A water leak has forced the evacuation of 43 patients from a suburban Des Moines nursing home. The Norwalk Fire Department says fire crews were dispatched to the Norwalk Nursing & Rehabilitation Center home yesterday afternoon. Sixteen of the patients were placed in ambulances and taken to care facilities in various locations.
COLFAX, Iowa (AP) - The driver of a car that crashed into the back of an Iowa school bus has died. Jasper County authorities say the accident happened yesterday afternoon on County Highway F48 between Colfax and Newton. Investigators say the car rammed into the back of the bus and burst into flames.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw has issued an updated policy that outlines when officers must end vehicle pursuits. The revamped chase policy was sent to officers last week. The revisions include nine specific points on how to begin and end chases, and the responsibilities of each vehicle involved in a pursuit.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa Court of Appeals judge from Boone has been elected chief judge of the court. David Danilson is the eighth chief judge since the Legislature established the appeals court in 1976. He replaces Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer, who recently retired.
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