Woman arrested for passing out 

STORM LAKE | Kids, don't huff and drive. 

On Nov. 16, the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the area of Highway 7 one mile west of Storm Lake for a vehicle stopped in the roadway and a woman slumped over the steering wheel reportedly unconscious, a press release said.

Responding officers were advised that a concerned citizen knocked on the woman’s window at which time she woke up and drove away.

Police located the vehicle and stopped it in the parking lot at Murphy’s Oil on North Lake Avenue and made contact with the driver Marisol Caro, 42, of Sac City, Iowa, the release said.

Police allege that Caro had been huffing an air duster which caused her to pass out while driving. Police seized two cans of air dusters from Caro’s vehicle and further allege she did not have a valid driver’s license.

Caro was arrested Caro and transported her to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for evaluation where she was treated and released. Police transferred Caro to the Buena Vista County Jail where she was charged with No Valid Driver’s License and Huffing Chemicals (both simple misdemeanors). She was booked in on a $300.00 bond.

Pig building fire 

HULL, Iowa | A lot of pigs just breathed a deep oink of relief. 

According to a press release on Nov. 16 at 12:49 p.m. the Hull Fire Department responded to a report of a pig building fire at 3140 340th Street, two miles southwest of Hull.  

Upon arrival, responders discovered a fire on the southeast side of the building and were able to extinguish the fire a short time later.  

The building did not contain animals at the time and sustained approximately $15,000 in damage.  

The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical system malfunction, the release said. 

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