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2 killed,1 hurt in eastern Nebraska collision


The Dixon County sheriff's office told the Sioux City Journal
that 20-year-old Christopher Oberg, of Mapleton, Iowa, and his
passenger, 19-year-old Alexis Calfee of Bennett, Nebraska died at
the scene of Friday evening's crash.
The sheriff's office says Oberg was heading westbound on the
motorcycle when he encountered an eastbound car in his lane. He
swerved but couldn't avoid a crash.
The driver of the car, identified as 55-year-old Robert Mahler,
of Hubbard, Nebraska was taken to an Iowa hospital.


Pedestrian dies after being hit by pickup in Iowa

(Information in the following story is from: The Messenger,
http://www.messengernews.net)

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A man has died after being hit by a
pickup while walking near downtown Fort Dodge.
The Iowa State Patrol told the Fort Dodge Messenger that the man
was crossing a street when he was hit Friday afternoon. He died at
a Des Moines hospital. His name has not been released.
The patrol identified the driver of the pickup as Coby Black.
The crash remains under investigation.


Iowa man accused of threatening to kill officer

(Information in the following story is from: Times-Republican,
http://www.timesrepublican.com)

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - A man is accused of threatening to
kill the police officer who arrested him after reports of a man
trying to get into women's cars at a Marshalltown hospital.
The Times-Republican reports 41-year-old George Sartore is
charged with public intoxication and harassment in the Sept. 1
incident.
Police say Sartore was arrested near Marshalltown Medical and
Surgical Center by Officer Andrew Cole. On the way to the jail,
police say, Sartore threatened to slit Cole's throat and kill his
family. The alleged threats were captured by the in-car
surveillance system.
Court records show Sartore posted $2,000 bond and was released
from the Marshal County jail. His arraignment is set for Sept. 20.
A message left Saturday for Sartore's attorney wasn't
immediately returned.


Iowa man charged in June crash that killed woman

(Information in the following story is from: KWWL-TV,
http://www.kwwl.com)

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A Shell Rock man faces a charge of
involuntary manslaughter in a June motorcycle crash in Waterloo.
Waterloo police told KWWL-TV that 23-year-old Kevin Miller was
operating the motorcycle that crashed June 19, killing 19-year-old
passenger Nichole Averoff.
Police say Miller was going 70 mph on a curve in a 35 mph zone
during foggy conditions.


Iowa father charged in baby suffered brain injury

(Information in the following story is from: The Hawk Eye,
http://www.thehawkeye.com)

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A Burlington man is accused of shaking
his infant, causing a brain injury.
The Hawk Eye reports 22-year-old Timothy Mitchell is charged
with child endangerment in the May incident that sent his
then-3-month-old child to an Iowa City hospital.
The investigation stems from a report from the Department of
Human Services that says the child suffered "a brain bleed."
Police say Mitchell claimed the baby squirmed out of his arms as
he was bouncing the child to calm him or her after being hit in the
head with a book by a sibling.
No number was listed for Mitchell. Des Moines County Court
records show a public defender has been appointed to represent
Mitchell but no name was listed.
Mitchell faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


Iowa National Guard plans exercise at Saylorville

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa National Guard will be
conducting a training exercise that includes helicopters and
soldiers dressed in combat uniforms at the Saylorville Wildlife
Management Area near Des Moines.
The Sidewinder Challenger competition is set for Saturday from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. The guard says most of the activity will take place
at Camp Dodge in Johnson with selected events at the management
area.
Residents should expect helicopters, smoke simulators and
weapons firing blank ammunition.
The exercise involves the guard's 67th Troop Command, which is
based in Iowa City. It performs command and control over 2,100
soldiers assigned to combat engineer, medical and aviation units,
as well as the 34th Army Band.


Iowa may push again for body piercing oversight

(Information in the following story is from: The Gazette,
http://www.gazetteonline.com/)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Iowa may renew a push for oversight of
body piercing and hold it to the same standards as tattoos.
The Gazette in Cedar Rapids (http://bit.ly/pX95gv) says the
tattoo industry is held to high safety, sanitation, training and
operational standards, but not the piercing industry, which many
tattoo shops provide.
Some state officials, legislators and business owners say it's
time for that change.
Carmily Stone of the Iowa Department of Public Health says the
agency wants the same authority over body piercing and body
modification, including scarring and decorative implants inserted
under the skin.
A bill was introduced in the Legislature last year that would
have created such regulations but it was bogged down with other
issues and industries.


Iowa State beats Iowa 44-41 in triple OT thriller

AMES, Iowa (AP) - James White's 4-yard TD run in triple overtime
pushed Iowa State past rival Iowa 44-41 on Saturday, snapping a
three-game losing streak to the rival Hawkeyes in thrilling
fashion.
Steele Jantz led the way for Iowa State (2-0) with 279 yards
passing and four touchdowns and White added a pair of OT
touchdowns.
White's 1-yard run put the Cyclones on top 38-31 in double
overtime, but Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg's 23-yard TD pass
to Keenan Davis tied it back up.
Iowa went ahead 41-38 on Mike Meyer's 34-yard field goal. But
the Hawkeyes defense had no answer for Jantz and White in extra
time.
Marcus Coker had 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Iowa
(1-1).


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-09-11-11 0431EDT

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