Mass Shooting at High School Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

Perry, Iowa – A tragic school shooting at Perry High School claimed the life of a sixth-grade student and left five others injured on Thursday morning. According to authorities, the shooter, identified as 17-year-old Dylan Butler, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene. The incident occurred before school hours, resulting in fewer people being present at the school, which authorities believe limited the number of victims. Dallas County …

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Hunter Tragically Shot in Face in Hunting Accident

A tragic incident unfolded over the weekend in Iowa, as a 26-year-old Illinois man lost his life in a hunting accident. Seth Egelhoff was part of a hunting party in the Bay Branch Wildlife Area, located approximately 40 miles west of Des Moines. The unfortunate event occurred around 1 p.m. on Saturday when Egelhoff was accidentally shot in the face by a fellow hunter. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that a 911 call …

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Man Arrested for Murder After Body Found in Stalled Car

Iowa State Patrol officers, responding to a call about a stalled vehicle on Interstate 80, made a shocking discovery on Tuesday morning. The driver, 23-year-old Jihad Abdul Malik Gasaway, had requested assistance to jump-start his Chevrolet Malibu. However, upon arrival, the troopers found a man’s body, concealed under a pile of clothing in the passenger seat. The deceased man was identified as 26-year-old Kemp Xavier Sherrod Harriel. Gasaway was subsequently arrested and is currently being …

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Dog attacks and kills 9-month-old baby

On Thursday, a heartwrenching incident in Waterloo, Iowa, left one 9-month-old infant dead and their grandmother seriously injured after a family pet unleashed an attack. The dog was described as a neutered boxer/hound mix. Patrol officers and other emergency responders quickly responded to the call, only to declare the infant dead at the scene. The injured 49-year-old grandmother had been watching the infant and attempted to intervene when the attack occurred. She was subsequently rushed …

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Man convicted of killing parents and sister

A jury has found Alexander Jackson, 22, guilty of murdering his parents and sister at their Iowa home. It was argued by the defense that police acted prematurely when responding to the Linn County residence on June 15, 2021. According to the prosecution, defendant Jackson’s story about being attacked by an intruder was a complete fabrication. In his opening statement, prosecutor Jordan Scheier described how Sabrina Hana Jackson, 19, was shot twice, once through her …

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Parents drown baby moments after birth

In Iowa, a 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman are being held for allegedly drowning their newborn in a bathtub moments after birth. According to authorities, Brandon D. Thoma and Taylor K. Blaha were arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kayleen Lee Blaha. On Nov. 22, Blaha met with an employee from the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center, according to a …

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