Monday Afternoon News, May 19
Two Nebraska Men Arrested For Possession Of A Controlled Substance
(Le Mars) -- On Saturday evening the Plymouth County Sheriff's office performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Grouse Avenue and County Road C-80. As a result of the stop, two arrests were made. 24 year old Zack Rasmussen of Dakota City, Nebraska was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, and 24 year old Holden Kramper of Homer, Nebraska. Kramper was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. Both individuals were booked into the Plymouth County jail.
Merrill Man Arrested For Eluding Law Enforcement Officers
(Hinton) -- A Merrill man was arrested Sunday morning at about 11:35 a.m. for eluding officers. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Quinton Michael Robinson, age 18 of Merrill, IA for Eluding. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the defendant for speeding at 97 mph in a 65 mph zone. The defendant failed to stop for the marked patrol car and led officers on a short pursuit on gravel roads Southwest of Hinton. The pursuit started at 325th St and Hwy 75 and stopped on Lone Tree Road near county road K-22. There were no injuries and no damage as a result of the pursuit. The defendant was arrested for Eluding (aggravated misdemeanor) and taken to the Plymouth County Jail and bond was set at $2,000.
Lottery Winner Found
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Lottery officials have contacted a Missouri man who purchased a winning $1 million Powerball ticket six months ago at an eastern Iowa gas station.
Richard Watson, a 58-year-old from Belton, Missouri, claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Des Moines. Watson, who had purchased the ticket in November at a Tipton Kum & Go location, says he simply had not checked the ticket.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich says the lottery's security division worked with Kum & Go to determine who had purchased the unclaimed winning ticket. Rich says the process took several months and led officials to Watson, who still had the winning ticket.
Watson says he was shocked when he first heard. He says the prize allows him to make a "major life change."
Two Bodies Found Near Glidden
GLIDDEN, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a western Iowa home.
The Department of Public Safety announced Monday that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office received a call Sunday night about an unconscious person at a mobile home park in Glidden.
Officers found the bodies of an adult man and woman.
Autopsies are scheduled Tuesday at the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
Glidden, a city of about 1,100 people, is eight miles east of Carroll.
Clear Lake Secret Project Has People Wondering
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Some residents in a northern Iowa town are questioning the secrecy surrounding a multi-million dollar development deal supported by taxpayer dollars.
A $65 million Clear Lake project involves a Fortune 100 company, but the company's name won't be revealed until hiring begins. This concerns some residents who say the secrecy undermines openness about a project that will receive tax breaks.
John B. Johnson, a 57-year-old resident of rural Britt, told The Des Moines Register the idea that governing bodies are committing millions of dollars to an unknown recipient defeats the purpose of open records and meeting laws.
Keith Luchtel, Public Information Board executive director, says it's common for corporation names to be kept secret initially but that it's unusual for the name to be withheld until the project's completion.
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