ADEL (AP) — The trial of an Iowa couple charged in the starvation death of their 16-year-old adopted daughter has been moved to Sioux City.
Dallas County District Court records show a judge last week set the trial of Marc Ray and Misty Bousman-Ray to begin Feb. 4 in Woodbury County District Court. The judge agreed that pretrial publicity surrounding the case necessitated moving the trial.
The couple have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death and other counts related to the May 2017 death of Sabrina Ray in her Perry home.
Authorities say the girl weighed just 56 pounds when she died.
Apartment resident suffers severe burns in kitchen fire
COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Authorities say a man suffered severe burns during a fire at his western Iowa apartment.
The Daily Nonpareil reports that Council Bluffs police and firefighters were dispatched around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. They found the injured man outside his home, and he was taken a hospital in nearby Omaha, Nebraska. His name hasn't been released.
Acting Assistant Fire Chief Mike Godbout says investigators suspect the fire resulted from a cooking accident. The apartment sustained minor damage.
Man wins 2nd six-figure lottery scratch-off ticket prize
ALTOONA (AP) — More good luck has struck an Ankeny man who's won his second six-figure Iowa Lottery scratch-off ticket prize in 12 years.
The Des Moines Register reports that 54-year-old Gary West bought two tickets last week at a Casey's store in Altoona and scratched them off in his car. One was a big winner: $250,000. He won a $100,000 scratch-off ticket prize a dozen years ago.
Lottery officials say that when West claimed his prize Monday, he told them with a chuckle that it was his "second time, so I'm feeling more experienced."
He says he plans to shop for a car and share some of his lottery winnings with his family.