Nearly 300 traffic fatalities in Iowa

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Nearly 300 traffic fatalities in Iowa

Nearly 300 traffic fatalities in Iowa so far

The Iowa DOT has reported 297 fatalities in Iowa, so far this year. This is a 5 percent decrease from 2015, which had 313 fatalities as of December 8. Of the 297 fatalities, the following seat belt usage reports are:

  • 106 with belt
  • 95 without belt
  • 21 unknown
  • 75 not applicable (motorcycle, pedestrian, etc.)


Early morning fire damages Des Moines home

On Monday morning, firefighters were called out to a Des Moines home.

  • An electrical issue is believed to have caused the fire.
  • All residents were able to get out safely.

When we hear about house fires, we are reminded to practice fire safety, especially this time of year when we are fighting the change in weather.


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