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5 people hurt when carnival ride malfunctioned, police say
ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say five people were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Cass County Fair in Atlantic. Police Lt. David Erickson says the five were on the Octopus ride around 7:40 p.m. Sunday when the arms holding their cars slammed to the ground. A woman, three girls and a boy were taken to Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their names, ages and hometowns haven't been released. Erickson says the ride was shut down and will be examined Monday by a state inspector.

Iowa State defensive back arrested in drunken driving case
AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State football player has been suspended from the team after his arrest in Ames. University police say 20-year-old Nigel Tribune was pulled over a little before 3 a.m. Sunday because he had not turned on his vehicle's headlamps. Police say Tribune failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. He's been charged with operating while intoxicated and with two traffic violations. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for Tribune. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says Tribune has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Tribune is listed as a backup cornerback on the depth chart.

2 people fatally injured in eastern Iowa motorcycle crash
LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa authorities say two people have been fatally injured in a motorcycle crash. The accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Saturday near LeClaire. The Iowa State Patrol says 28-year-old Michael Dann lost control of his motorcycle on a curve. The patrol says the bike ran off the county road, and Dann and his passenger were thrown off. Dann was pronounced dead at a Davenport hospital. His passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified her as 25-year-old Trista Nath. She and Dann lived in DeWitt.

Bicycle rider dies after collision with truck Sunday
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A bicyclist participating in the annual ride across Iowa was killed Sunday after colliding with a pickup truck near Glenwood. The Iowa State Patrol says the collision happened on U.S. Highway 34 Sunday morning. Seventy-two-year-old Wayne Ezell of Jacksonville, Florida, was hit by the truck from behind while he was riding west. The State Patrol will investigate whether any charges will be filed against the 34-year-old truck driver. The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa set out from Glenwood on Sunday and Ezell was participating. Organizers say that about 30 people have died in the event's 44 year history, but most deaths are linked to medical problems.

Des Moines police investigate fatal shooting Sunday morning
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 59-year-old man that took place early Sunday. The shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. When officers arrived in the area near 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard, they found Dennis Strable's body. Strable was riding a bicycle at the time of the his death, and police said they believe that was his primary form of transportation. No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened in a quiet residential neighborhood about three blocks north of Roosevelt High School. The fatal shooting is the city's seventh homicide of the year.

3 tornadoes confirmed in rural eastern Iowa Saturday
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes moved across eastern Iowa during Saturday's storms. KWWL reports the tornadoes developed in rural areas of the state. They damaged some farm buildings, trees and crops, but mostly avoided towns. One tornado was reported near Lake Delhi in Delaware County around 4:20 p.m. Saturday. It generated winds up to 80 mph. The second tornado struck near Worthington in Dubuque County. It generated winds up to 70 mph. The third tornado was reported near Farley in Dubuque County. Details of that tornado are still being determined.

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