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Monday News, August 19

Plymouth County Sheriff's Department Report Finding Body Of Missing Person

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department is reporting finding a body near
Akron on Friday morning.  The body is a deceased white male and is thought to be a missing
person.  The name and age of the individual are not being released at this time.  The
manner and cause of death is still under investigation.  We hope to have more details from
the Plymouth County Sheriff's office later today.

 

About 350 People Are Reported Missing On Any Given Day

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - About 350 people are considered missing in Iowa on any given day,
but most of those receive little attention from police
The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1djLytc ) investigated how missing-person
cases are handled in Iowa and identified several concerns about the system.
Although every missing-person case could have a tragic ending, most are resolved
simply when a runaway child returns home or an adult who left intentionally is found.
Gerard Meyers with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says it's a challenge
for law enforcement to stay vigilant about these cases.
The newspaper found that many cases are largely ignored as runaways. And the
missing-person database is often outdated and lacks detailed descriptions and photographs.
Some police departments do little follow-up.

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Woodbury County Inmate Found Dead In Cell

(Sioux City) -- An inmate being held in the long term holding area of the Woodbury County
Jail was found dead in his cell Saturday evening.  The inmate was a 32 year old male.  All
attempts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful.  Following protocol, the Woodbury County
Sheriff's office has called upon the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to conduct
the investigation of the death.  The death is still currently under investigation.  The
name of the inmate will be released at a later time pending the appropriate notifications. 
As the investigation progresses, more information will be released at the discretion of the
Iowa D-C-I in conjunction with the Woodbury County sheriff's office.

 

Le Mars Fire Department Respond To Two Calls On Sunday

(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department had a busy Sunday, responding to two calls.  The Le Mars Fire Department was called to a personal injury accident that happened at about 8:00 a.m. on Business Highway 75 and 24th Street.  The Le Mars Fire Department was at the scene of the accident for more than an hour.  Additional details are not known at this time about the accident.  The Le Mars Fire and Rescue squad also responded to the Four Brothers Restaurant located at 1430 Twin Rivers Blvd. for a fire alarm.  The call came in at about 11:24 a.m.  Fire crews were on the scene for only 20 minutes.

 

Hinton Fire Department Responds To Accident Scene

(Hinton) -- At about the same time the Le Mars Fire Department was assisting at an accident, the Hinton Fire and Rescue Department was called to 31629 County Road K-49 for another personal injury accident. The call was received at about 7:52 a.m.  Fire crews were on the accident scene for nearly an hour and fifteen minutes.

 

Brooklyn Man Dies From Sky Diving Accident

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) - The owner of Skydive Iowa says a 56-year-old man who fell to his
death Friday had planned only to observe the flight, not jump.
Company owner Bruce Kennedy tells the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/14YcHhN )
that the eastern Iowa man's parachute deployed prematurely during take off and he was
pulled from the plane.
The Iowa State Patrol  said Sunday that Wayne Kidrowski, of Brooklyn, died in the
accident.
Kennedy says everyone on Skydive Iowa flights wears a parachute. Kidrowski had
previously flown on more than 10 observation flights.
Kidrowski died after the plane took off from Brooklyn, Iowa, Friday evening.
Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.
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Authorities Searching For Escaped Inmate

NEW MARKET, Iowa (AP) - Officers are scouring a section of Taylor County in southwest
Iowa for an escaped inmate suspected of wounding a sheriff's deputy.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m.
Sunday on Iowa Highway 2 just east of New Market. A deputy was shot twice after he left his
cruiser to check on a man walking along the highway. The man then took the deputy's vehicle
and fled. Another deputy soon arrived, picked up the wounded officer and the two began
chasing the stolen patrol car.
The stolen cruiser rolled about 40 minutes later after a shot-filled pursuit. The man
fled on foot.
The department says officers are looking for the Rodney Long, who escaped the
minimum-security prison facility in Clarinda on Friday morning.

 

 

   

Saturday News August 17th

Plymouth County Accidents Reported

 

One person was injured following a one vehicle rollover in Plymouth County Saturday morning southeast of Hinton.

The accident happened in the 3100 block of Highway K-49, also known as Mahogany Avenue, south of Highway C-60.

The injured party was transported by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

The accident happened around 8am.
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An accident involving a pair of semis delayed traffic Friday morning north of Le Mars at Highway 60 and 150th.

The Le Mars Fire Department responded to the scene and found the two semis had clipped into each other.

Debris and part of one semi's load were cleared from the highway.No injuries were reported. Both semis had to be towed.

That accident happened around 7:15am.

 

Sioux City Arson

A Sioux City man is in custody and charged with deliberately setting fire to his residence.

36 year old Shawn Ferrara is charged with 2nd Degree Arson.

Investigators say Ferrara allegedly set fire to the home at 1815 Myrtle Street Thursday night around  8:15PM.

The home formerly belonged to his late grandmother.

Ferrara was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on $10-Thousand dollars bond.

 

North Sioux city Police Chief Retires

 

After 20 years on the job, Jody Frye, the police chief in North Sioux City, South Dakota has stepped down from his duties there.

Frye will soon be working security at the Federal courthouse in Sioux City.

 

Clovis Speaks Out

 

Sam Clovis of Hinton, one of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, has spoken out against the grant awarded to Iowa’s Planned Parenthood office to educate consumers about their options under ObamaCare.

Clovis says “The distribution of tax dollars to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood is yet another slap in the face of citizens of this nation.”

He says the Affordable Care Act, a tragic mistake supported by Democrats Tom Harkin and championed by Bruce Braley, should be pulled out by the roots and discarded.

Clovis says if abortion is a matter of privacy, then private funds ought to pay for it.

 

Absentee Ballots Available

 

Absentee ballots for the upcoming school election on September 10th are now available to vote absentee in the Plymouth County Auditor’s office from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

You may also request an absentee ballot by mail by filling our an absentee ballot request form and returning it to the Auditor’s office.

The last day to mail an absentee ballot is Friday,  September 6th.

Forms can be found on the Plymouth County website at www.co.plymouth.ia.us under the Auditor tab and then the Form tab,

Print it off, fill it out and return it to the Auditor’s office.


Hard Rock Casino Groundbreaking

 

THE OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING TOOK PLACE FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO PROJECT IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY.

BILL WARNER OF SIOUX CITY ENTERTAINMENT, THE COMPANY THAT WILL MANAGE THE GAMING FACILITY, SAYS IT'S TAKEN A LOT OF WORK TO GET TO THIS POINT, BUT THE EXCITING PART IS JUST BEGINNING:

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WARNER THANKED THE CITIZENS OF SIOUX CITY FOR GIVING THEIR SUPPORT TO THE HARD ROCK PROJECT:

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THE 120 MILLION DOLLAR CASINO AND HOTEL IS SLATED TO OPEN SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER OF 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

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