HIT AND RUN RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST
On Saturday, Officers were notified of a hit and run accident at the Wal-Mart parking lot.
27 year old Tyler Uden was involved in a hit and run accident early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Plymouth Street SE.
Through investigation, Uden was found to be in Possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
The occupant was also found to have distributed a controlled substance to a person under the age of 18.
Uden was transported to the Plymouth County Jail and booked.
IOWA LABOR FEDERATION PICNIC SET FOR RIVERSIDE PARK
The Western Iowa Labor Federation will hold their annual Labor Day Picnic at Riverside Park Monday afternoon.
Woodbury Democrats will be there to show their support for organized labor and serve free hot dogs and burgers.
U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell of House District 15 of California will be the featured speaker.
The Congressman was born in Sac City, Iowa and lived in Algona until he was 5.
His father is the former Algona police chief.
Other speakers will include Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association, Danny Homan, President of AFSCME Iowa Labor Council # 61, and State Representative Chris Hall.
The event runs from 11a.m. until 3pm.
NORTHEY NOMINATED FOR U.S.D.A. POST
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has been nominated for an administrative role in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The White House announced President Donald Trump’s nomination of Northey on Friday.
The 57-year-old Northey has been picked to serve as the Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says Northey is extremely qualified for the post:
The position was created in May as part of a re-organization at USDA.
Northey is in the midst of his third term as Iowa’s ag secretary.
He must first be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he can take over the USDA post.
IOWA NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Army National Guard says it’s sending two helicopters and 11 soldiers to the Houston area to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Texas requested the aid under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact – an agreement between all 50 states, two territories and Washington, D.C., to assist one another in times of crisis.
Col. Greg Hapgood with the Iowa National Guard says the soldiers are expected to remain on flood duty for about two weeks.
ESCAPEE SURRENDERS FOR FOOD AND MOM
A tense standoff involving a jail escapee ended peacefully with the capture of the inmate Thursday night in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Authorities say 19 year old Jubal Grant assaulted a corrections officer and escaped from the Charles Mix County Jail Thursday morning.
He later stole a car, and hid in a Vermillion apartment.
An officer spotted the stolen vehicle in Vermillion around 2pm and police surrounded the apartment complex for several hours.
A robot was sent in by the South Dakota State Patrol to communicate with the escapee, and he eventually surrendered after asking for some food and a chance to talk to his mother.
Grant is back in custody in the Clay County Jail in Vermillion facing several charges.