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.
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