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BOONE, Iowa  —  A Boone meat packaging facility has been operating without a license, according to an inspection completed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardhip’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau.

A consumer complaint led to an inspection at the 6th Street business, which found as well as not having a license, Lambert & Ewers Smoked Meats had also been storing products at unsafe temperatures and unsanitary conditions were found within the facility.

While no illnesses from the meats have been reported, customers are encouraged not to consume products purchased at the Des Moines pickup location at 403 Maple Street, foods that arrived by home delivery, and any purchased on the company’s website.

All products are being recalled, and the investigation into the facility is ongoing. Anyone who has purchased meats from the company can call 1-800-572-7902 for more information.

MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa  —  Investigators are working to determine the cause of a plane crash that claimed the life of one person.

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office officials responded to the 2000 block of 210th Street in Oskaloosa on a report of an aircraft having crashed. The preliminary investigation indicates the aircraft hit a power line, which then caused the plane to crash into the ground, but there is not yet information as to why the aircraft was flying so low.

First responders found the pilot deceased when they arrived on scene. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of family members. No one else was in the aircraft at the time of the incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration is assisting in the ongoing investigation into the crash.

Courtesy of John Bandstra