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Saturday News, October 26

Congressman King and Texas Senator Ted Cruz In Plymouth County Today

(Le Mars) -- Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King is in Plymouth County today, and with him is Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  It's part of the annual Defenders of Freedom event.  King and Cruz will begin their morning with a pheasant hunt, then at 11:00 a.m. the right-wing conservatives will hold a luncheon and political rally at the Le Mars Convention Center.  Both King and Cruz are scheduled to speak at the event.  The pheasant hunt is sold out, however, tickets for the luncheon are still available.

 

Inwood Dairy Farm Fined $20,000

INWOOD, Iowa (AP) - Federal officials say a northwest Iowa dairy accused of violating the Clean Water Act will pay a $20,000 civil penalty.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that the money settles alleged violations by County Edge Dairy Incorporated at its Inwood facility.
EPA officials say a July 2012 inspection showed County Edge Dairy did not possess a certain permit as a large concentrated animal feeding operation. It also did not have adequate waste control facilities.
The inspection revealed that land conditions at the facility resulted in wastewater being discharged into tributaries of Dry Run Creek.
As part of its settlement, County Edge Dairy has certified that it is in compliance with federal law.
A message left for the business was not immediately returned Friday.


Sioux City Police Investigate Suspicious Vehicle With Connection To Attempted Abduction

(Sioux City) -- The Sioux City Police Department has obtained video of the suspect vehicle involved in an attempted abduction that occurred on Thursday on Court Street.  Several vehicles are pictured in the parking lot and the suspect vehicle has dark tinted windows. 
The Sioux City Police is currently working to positively identify the make and model of the vehicle. The vehicle is thought to be tied to the suspect who was posing as a police officer
and made an attempted abduction on two little girls coming out from a store. Anyone with
information is asked to call the Sioux City Police Department.


Sioux City Police Accept Expired Medications Today

(Sioux City) -- If you have old and expired prescriptions, the Sioux City Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the fall National Prescription Drug take-back.  The program was instituted to provide an opportunity for millions of Americans to turn in their unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications.  Expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, often leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.  Old medications will be accepted a six locations between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The drop off locations include: the downtown Walgreens store, Target Store, Southern Hills Hy Vee, Fareway at War Eagle Drive, Wal-Mart on Floyd Blvd, and the Hy Vee store at Hamilton Blvd.  According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most
prevalent category of drug abuse in the United States.

 

Governor Branstad Has Visited All 99 Iowa Counties In 2013

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad completed his 99th county visit today, with a tour of Amana’s Whirlpool Corp. in Iowa County.
“Visiting every county each year is a great opportunity for me to interact with Iowans, listen to their concerns and work to make Iowa a better place,” said Gov. Branstad. “My legislative proposals are a direct result of my conversations with Iowans, and what they wish to see in moving this state forward. I want to thank every Iowan who turned out for our events, and I look forward to starting all over again in January.”
Branstad and Reynolds have each committed to all of Iowa’s 99 counties every year. Reynolds
will complete her tour on Nov. 1.

 

Council Bluffs Library Asking People To Check Their Attics For Council Bluffs History

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The public library in Council Bluffs has turned to everyday people
to help link pieces of the city's past.
Organizers of the Council Bluffs: Proud Past... Bright Future project want residents to
look in attics, basements and other corners of their homes for old pictures, letters and other mementos that could be used to tell Council Bluffs' history.
The project launched in 2010 and has been collecting historical information from local participating museums. Now it's seeking help from residents, who are being encouraged to bring in personal items to an upcoming event so they can be scanned onto the project's website.
Project director Chad Nation says it's a unique endeavor that will benefit the community and help local schools teach Council Bluffs' history.

 

 

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