WALL LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Western Iowa authorities say a 17-year-old boy has died in a farm accident. The Sac County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday that first responders were dispatched around 12:45 p.m. Saturday to the farm northwest of Wall Lake. They found Ethan Nissen in the cab of a farm machine that had rolled over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The superintendent of Iowa's largest school district and his wife are opening their home to a 17-year-old Guatemalan immigrant whose parents were forced to leave the U.S. because they weren't in the country legally. Jennifer Galdames applied for legal residency before her parents had to return to Guatemala in October. The high school junior didn't want to move to New Jersey to live with a relative she hadn't met, so Des Moines Schools Superintendent Tom Ahart and Jami Bassman Ahart took her in.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A second trial has been scheduled for one of the defendants in an eastern Iowa homicide. The Telegraph Herald reports that the new trial starting date for Eric Campbell Jr. is Feb. 27. A mistrial was declared Dec. 7 in Campbell's first trial when a witness who didn't know Campbell at the time of the crime and previously couldn't identify him mentioned his name during her testimony.
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man was killed while riding a skateboard on Interstate 29 in western Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred around 2:10 a.m. Saturday in Mills County. The patrol says Tyler Ryan Givens-Dunn was riding the skateboard in the interstate's northbound left lane when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by Sarah Perry. Authorities say Givens-Dunn lived in Omaha, Nebraska.
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