Current Events

December 14, 2015

Driving in unseasonably warm and mixed weather

The state of Iowa has experienced unseasonably warm and mixed weather this winter. Fog covered most of the state over the weekend, and it was a […]
December 8, 2015

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 […]
October 22, 2015

Dangers of Texting and Driving

“That sticks with you. And no text is worth hearing screams of a mother literally wanting to know if her son’s going to live or die.” […]
May 15, 2015

In The News – May 15

Nationwide Train Derailment At least seven people were killed and more than 200 people hurt after an Amtrak train derailed and rolled onto its side in […]
March 25, 2015

Carbon Monoxide Leak Prompts Evacuation At Council Bluffs Motel

Dangerous carbon monoxide levels forced an evacuation at a Council Bluffs motel on Sunday. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide filled the pool room and […]
February 12, 2015

Beattie Law Firm: February Headlines Around Iowa

Last week Punxsutawney Phil, the nation’s most beloved seasonal forecaster, foretold six more weeks of winter, and he wasn’t messing around! With the icy temperatures and […]
December 19, 2014

Beattie Law Firm: Headlines Around Iowa

Winter can be a dangerous time of year, as the days grow shorter and temperatures continue to drop. Unfortunately, this past week did not go without […]
November 21, 2014

Accident Kills 5 in Louisiana

Our team at the Beattie Law Firm is saddened to hear of the tragedy in Louisiana that struck a family of eight, when five of its […]
November 12, 2014

Fire Destroys Business In Des Moines

A Code Red was issued after dangerous black smoke stretched for miles, warning people nearby to leave or take shelter inside, after a Des Moines business […]
April 16, 2014

Ferry Accident Leaves Nearly 300 People Missing

Another tragedy has happened across the world. A ferry carrying 459 people – of mostly high school students – sank off South Korea’s southern coast on […]
March 21, 2014

Trooper Escapes Near Disaster with Minor Injuries

This near disaster, caught on film by a Johnson County Sheriff’s squad car camera, is a reminder on why drivers need to slow down when approaching […]
March 14, 2014

Natural Gas Explosion Causes Collapse

A terrible tragedy this week in New York. Two East Harlem apartment buildings collapsed after a large explosion this past Wednesday. The massive explosion and fire […]