Pregnant postal worker goes missing outside home, USPS offers $25K reward

first_imgWLS(CHICAGO) — The U.S. Postal Service is now getting involved in the search effort for one of their own.Kierra Coles, 27, disappeared after being seen on video two weeks ago outside her home. She has not been heard from since, authorities said. On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Unit announced it was offering a $25,000 reward for help in her safe return.Coles is 3 months pregnant and has a boyfriend, officials said.The postal worker was last seen on surveillance video from outside her apartment in Chicago’s South Side on Oct. 2. Police said she called out of work that morning saying she was sick, but was seen on the video wearing her uniform and her car was found outside her apartment.Police said they are treating the case as a non-suspicious missing person.Coles’ mother, Karen Phillips, said it’s possible she became overwhelmed by everything that was going on in her life. Phillips told Chicago ABC station WLS her daughter recently moved out of her home and into the apartment.“Maybe something did happen where she was overcome with a lot, you know when you are pregnant you are emotional,” she said. “I want to say she just went somewhere and didn’t want to tell nobody and then she will just come home but I don’t feel that.”USPSThe $25,000 offered by the USPS Inspection Unit is in addition to $3,500 offered by her postal union, WLS reported.“Whoever it might be knows something,” her father Joseph Coles told WLS. Joseph lives in Wisconsin, but has been in town for two weeks handing out flyers and said he “would not leave” before finding her.“We’re not going to sit idly by and we’re not going to rest until we find our sister,” Mack Julian, from the Letter Carrier’s Union, said.Cole is 5-foot-4 and about 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Drive For 5 leads to big IMCA Late Model payday at Lee County Speedway

first_imgQualifier Night-branded Friday night features at Donnellson on April 17, May 8, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 7 each pay $1,000 to win. Drivers who compete in at least four of those events run for a top prize of $5,000 in the Saturday, Sept. 12 finale. National and state points are at stake on Sept. 12. That race pays $2,000 if the winner competed at three or fewer Qualifier Night events. Pits at Donnellson are open all day on Fridays. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State and track points will be awarded at each Qualifier Night show. Shottenkirk Parts Express, local sponsor of the division, is title sponsor of the Drive For 5 as well. Other sponsors include Ideal Ready Mix, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH and Floyd’s Waste Systems. center_img DONNELLSON, Iowa – Five $1,000 to win features set the stage for a potential $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Late Model Drive For 5 payday this season at Lee County Speedway. “Lee County Speedway ran something like this forever ago over 10 nights and we decided to bring it back,” promoter Brian Gaylord said. “It’s going to be a great way to get even more Late Models to the track. I think we’re going to have to run a ‘B’ main every night.”  The track website is www.leecountyspeedway.com.last_img read more