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Wednesday News, October 11th


State Medical Examiner Completes Autopsy On Jeremy Hebert

(Ankeny) — The State Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 40 year old Jeremy Hebert of rural Akron. You will recall Hebert was shot and killed last Friday. Heber’s wife 33-year old Becky Hebert has been charged with 2nd Degree
murder for that shooting. The medical examiner has determined that Jeremy Hebert was killed from a shot-gun blast to his chest and abdomen. Beck Hebert will have a preliminary hearing scheduled for Friday morning at the Plymouth County Courtroom.



Floyd Valley To Host “Well Aware Health Fair” 

(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare is planning for the upcoming Well Aware Health Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th at the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center.  Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Director Kari Daale tells us more…

The event is open to the public and has free admission. Over 50 vendors will be on hand to provide different health information.  The Le Mars Police will be operating “Project Safe Meds” allowing people the opportunity to properly dispose of expired and unused prescription medications. Floyd Valley Healthcare officials will also distribute flu shots for a fee of $25.  Plymouth County Dive Team and the Le Mars Ambulance will be available to share with attendees their equipment.  Door prizes will be awarded, and if weather and time permits, Mercy Air Care will be making a stop with its medical helicopter.



Fatal Auto Accident Reported In Woodbury County

(Sioux City) — One person is dead following a three vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon near Correctionville.  Major Todd Wieck of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says the accident involving two vehicles and a school bus happened around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of O’Brien Avenue and Highway 31

Two of the vehicles went into the ditch, resulting in a fatality.

The victim was identified as 68-year old Linda Zahnley of Correctionville.  The driver of the River Valley school bus was 57 year old Renee Lundt, who suffered injuries was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.  Major Wieck says there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident.  The driver of the third vehicle, 54 year old Clifford Cockburn of Correctionville was not injured.  The Iowa State Patrol is conducting the technical investigation into the crash.



Nebraska Man Sentenced After Causing Death Of Uncle From Accident

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iowa prison for the death of his uncle in a Sioux City crash.
The sentence was handed down Tuesday to Jerell Wilson, of Omaha, Nebraska. A Woodbury County jury had found the 24-year-old guilty last month of vehicular homicide and other crimes.
Authorities say Wilson’s car crashed on Nov. 11 last year as he sped away from a sheriff’s deputy who tried to stop him for a traffic violation. Authorities say 38-year-old Djuan Beverly died from head injuries he suffered in the crash.
Officers say they found 29 bags of marijuana inside and outside the crashed car. Wilson’s attorney says the pot belonged to Beverly.



Animal Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Animal rights and free speech organizations have sued the state of Iowa, challenging a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm through misrepresentation to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation.
Filing the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines are the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Center for Food Safety and Public Justice.
The groups claim Iowa’s law violates their constitutional free speech and equal protection rights.
The lawsuit names the governor and the attorney general. Their representatives say they haven’t seen the lawsuit.
Federal courts have struck down similar laws in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.



Des Moines Airport Proposes Premium Parking

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Des Moines airport board has approved a plan to create a premium parking option at its parking garage that will cost travelers $20 a day.
The Des Moines Register reports that the figure is four times the $5 charge for a day at an airport economy lot. The board’s meeting agenda item for Tuesday’s meeting said the new option is “expected to draw those travelers willing to pay a little more for convenient parking very close to the terminal.”
Airport officials say spots in the garage’s short-term parking area often go unused, while long-term parking spaces regularly are filled. The premium spots will be on the garage’s first floor, directly across from the terminal building entrance.
Long-term parking in the garage runs $14 per day.