(Nevada, IA) -- The search is on for a Powerball ticket purchased at a central Iowa convenience store for Wednesday night's drawing. State lottery officials say a ticket worth one-million dollars was sold at a Casey's in Nevada (nuh-VAY'-duh). The ticket matched the first five numbers but missed on the Powerball. No one had all six to win the jackpot Wednesday, so the grand prize climbs to 106-million dollars Saturday. The ticket sold in Nevada was the only million-dollar winner in the U-S. The person holding it should call the Iowa State Lottery or stop by state headquarters in Clive to claim the prize. A Colfax man won a million bucks playing the Powerball on New Year's weekend.
>>Shooting Under Investigation in Carroll County Town of Breda
(Breda, IA) -- The Iowa D-C-I and Carroll County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting early Thursday that left two people injured. Officers called to a home in the town of Breda (BREE'-duh) found 35-year-old Andrew Wempe and 39-year-old Jacob Helken with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. Deputies say they also located the alleged shooter - 48-year-old Robert John Morris of Carroll - suffering from injuries unrelated to the use of a firearm. All three men were taken to a hospital for treatment. Investigators are trying to determine a motive in the shooting.
(Des Moines, IA) -- The Iowa State Fire Marshal Division is now accepting 2018 applications for consumer fireworks through its online licensing portal. Retailers are encouraged to submit applications right away so they can be processed and issued in time for the first day of fireworks sales in June. The 2017 state law allows retail sales of consumer fireworks in stores between June 1st and July 8th, and from December 10th to January 3rd. Temporary stands can sell fireworks from June 13th to July 8th. The bill signed by former Governor Branstad ended Iowa's nearly 80-year ban on firework sales. A total of 664 consumer fireworks sales licenses were issued last year.
(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A Dubuque woman will spend two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The U-S Attorney's Office says 28-year-old Ashley Laufenberg admitted to possessing about two grams of "ice" meth in a car and planned to sell the drugs. She attempted to flee Dubuque police during a traffic stop and was caught with meth, cash and a cell phone. Officers also found two grams of meth on her at the jail. Laufenberg told police she possessed and sold about 30 grams of "ice" methamphetamine. Prosecutors say she was selling meth while on probation as a third-time offender, as well as for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
(Charles City, IA) -- A northeast Iowa man is dead after a collision between an S-U-V and a bus Thursday morning at a rural intersection in Floyd County. The Iowa State Patrol says 72-year-old Harold Vermeer of Charles City failed to obey a southbound stop sign and his S-U-V was hit by a westbound bus driven by 32-year-old Matthew Katcher of Greene. Vermeer died at the scene and Katcher was taken by private vehicle to Waverly Hospital. The crash is still under investigation.