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Friday Afternoon News, March 31st


Ebert Asks For Change Of Venue For Trial

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa woman accused of intentionally crashing her vehicle into another wants her trial moved to another county.
Court records say Melissa Ebert is charged with attempted murder, driving under the influence and other crimes related to the collision Sept. 9, 2015, on county road C-38 in Plymouth County. Prosecutors say Ebert threatened to kill
herself and her passenger before purposely veering her vehicle into the path of an oncoming car.
She’d made a plea deal with prosecutors and was scheduled to be sentenced on three charges this past January. But she withdrew her pleas, and a trial on all seven counts has been scheduled to begin June 6.
Her attorney cited pretrial publicity in seeking a change of venue. A hearing on the motion is set for April 10.



Fire Department Responds To Car Fire At Floyd Valley

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched Friday afternoon to Floyd Valley Healthcare for a car that had caught on fire. The car was parked at the parking lot. Within minutes firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. The call came in at about 3:15 p.m. There were no reported
injuries. At this time it is not known as to what may have been the cause of that car fire, or who is the owner of the vehicle.

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Raman Arrested For Vandalism And Violating Protective Order

(Orange City) — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Hull man for vandalism and violating a court-ordered protective order, plus other charges.
36 year old Nathan Raman was arrested Thursday afternoon. The arrest stemmed from a Sheriff’s Office investigation into a report of vandalism that occurred at a Hull residence. Upon further investigation, Raman was suspected of using spray paint to deface the victim’s garage door. Deputies also discovered there
was a protective order in place between the victim and Raman when Raman had made prior threats toward the victim. Raman was charged with violating a protective order, stalking, harassment, criminal mischief, and trespassing.

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