Thursday Afternoon News, June14
Sioux City Man Charged With Murder and Burglary
(Sioux City) -- A Sioux City man is being held on one million dollars bond on charges related to a home invasion early Wednesday that left one man dead and one woman injured.
23 year old James Kroll is charged with 1st degree murder, attempted murder and 1st degree robbery. Court documents say Kroll observed the home and its occupants for several hours before entering through an unsecured window.
Kroll then entered the bedroom of 54 year old Jeffrey Moravek and struck him twice in the head with a crowbar as he slept.
Moravek later died from his injuries at a Sioux City hospital.
Court documents state that Kroll then went to a separate bedroom and twice struck 54 year old Mary Tope in the head with the crowbar as she slept. She is hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center with no condition report being released.
Kroll then prevented help from being called for the victims and left.
Police say Tope's daughter gave them his cellphone number, and he was arrested around 10am in the Leeds area. Police chief Doug young says the victims were both acquainted with Kroll
Kroll is being represented by the public defenders office. His preliminary hearing is set for June 25th.
Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A ticket sold at a grocery store in Cedar Rapids has matched the Powerball numbers and won someone a jackpot of $241 million.
Iowa Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Hy-Vee on Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids. The person or people holding the ticket have yet to step forward to claim the prize from Wednesday's
The ticket matched the numbers of 7, 10, 14, 33 and 57, plus the Powerball number of 18.
Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Officer Terry Rich says lottery officials encourage jackpot winners to consult financial or legal advisers before claiming such a big prize.
If the ticket holder chooses to take a lump sum payout, the total is $160.3 million before taxes. After taxes, a little more than $112 million.
Cracker Barrell Restaurant Chain Refuses Pork From Farrowing Stalls
(Des Moines) -- Cracker Barrell is the latest restaurant chain that has decided not to accept any pork from operations that utilize farrowing stalls or gestation stalls. We hear more from Radio Iowa's Kay Henderson.