Noon Newscast 10.7.19

Oct 7, 2019

Two people have been killed in two separate ATV crashes in northwest Iowa over the weekend.

The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says deputies and medics were sent about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to a residence a few miles west of Lawton on Correctionville Road.

A 10-year-old boy was killed.

A post on Facebook from the Sheriff’s Office says “Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are extended to the family and all involved.”

And, the Iowa State Patrol and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly crash south of Sanborn last night.

Investigators say an SUV hit the driver’s side of a side-by-side ATV.

Both vehicles then caught fire.

One person was killed, two others injured.

A report on the environmental impacts of a northwest Iowa train derailment has given some northwest Iowa leaders peace of mind. 

Last year, Dickinson County supervisors raised concerns about tons of oil-contaminated soil from a train being delivered to a local landfill near a lake. The waste included non-hazardous soil and vegetation mixed with crude oil.

A report from an environmental consulting firm concluded the Dickinson County Landfill is highly regulated. But County Supervisor Bill Leupold said more than a year ago, the county feared the worst.

We were afraid that these chemicals and what-not might get into our lakes and disrupt not only the ecology but the recreation that people have on the lake."

The landfill operated by Waste Management does not accept hazardous waste. Leupold  acknowledged that. But he says there are landfill regulations that he thinks could be tightened. 

And, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will be in Sioux City tomorrow.

She is scheduled to attend a ribbon cutting for FiberComm’s Data Center then tour the Student Project House at Western Iowa Tech Community College.