Serious Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident Could Have Had Deadly Consequences
(Le Mars) — What was initially reported as an investigation of a possible gas leak odor, could have had much more serious consequences. The Le Mars Ambulance and the Le Mars Police Department responded to what they believed was a medical related emergency this morning at around 7:40 a.m. After arriving on scene at the Armel Acres Trailer Court, the residents seem to be nauseated. The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department was then called to the home to investigate a possible carbon monoxide concern. Fire Chief Dave Schipper says when firefighters arrived, and used a monitor to measure the amount of carbon monoxide present in the air, the monitor indicated very high levels. Schipper says the residents were in danger, and if they were exposed for much longer period of time, it could have been proven to be deadly. The residents of the home were transferred to the Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. A family pet was taken to a local veterinarian to be treated. Chief Schipper emphasizes the importance of having carbon monoxide detectors in a home. Schipper says carbon monoxide is often referred to as the “silent killer”.
That incident happened at the Armel Acres Trailer Court at Cherry Street #5.
AUTHORITIES FIND BODY IN BURNING DAKOTA COUNTY HOME
THE DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS A BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM A HOME THAT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE THURSDAY MORNING NEAR DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA.
FIREFIGHTERS FOUND SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING FROM THE HOME WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE 1900 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 77.
THE HOME OWNER, WHO WAS IN ARIZONA, REPORTED THERE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE NO ONE IN THE HOUSE, BUT DURING THE COURSE OF FIGHTING THE FIRE THE DAKOTA CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCATED A BODY IN THE HOME.
THE BODY OF THE MALE VICTIM, BELIEVED TO BE NATIVE AMERICAN, WAS TRANSPORTED TO SIOUX CITY WHERE AN AUTOPSY DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS SMOKE INHALATION.
FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED.
THE DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF IS CONTINUING THE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE IDENTIFICATION OF THIS VICTIM.
LE MARS POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING DAMAGED VEHICLES
THE LE MARS POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED COMPLAINTS FROM CITIZENS, INDICATING THEIR VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED OVERNIGHT, BY PEOPLE WHO HAD THROWN EGGS AT VARIOUS VEHICLES AROUND LE MARS.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE A WHITE 4-DOOR VEHICLE WITH A LOUD EXHAUST THAT MAY BE CONNECTED TO THESE INCIDENTS.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION, TO PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 546-4113
SIOUX CITY POLICE CONFIRM CYBER-BULLYING INVESTIGATION
SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEY LOOKED INTO A REPORT OF BULLYING INVOLVING A FORMER NORTH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS AUTISTIC.
THAT STUDENT, SPENCER RICE, WAS THE SUBJECT OF AN ONLINE POLL POSTED BY SOMEONE WHO ALLEGEDLY SAID RICE SHOULD BE KILLED OR BE MADE TO KILL HIMSELF.
SGT. TERRY IVENER SAYS THE NORTH HIGH POLICE LIASION OFFICER RECEIVED A REPORT ABOUT RICE:
IVENER SAYS IT’S UP TO THE WOODBURY COUNTY ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE IF THE CASE SHOULD BE PURSUED FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES OR DISMISSED.
HE SAYS POLICE WILL DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP IN PREVENTING CYBER BULLYING:
RICE’S STORY & PHOTO WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK EARLIER THIS WEEK BY AN ANTI-BULLYING BLOG TITLED “THE BULLY EFFECT”.
RICE POSTED A THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO THE POST SUPPORTING HIM, WITH OVER 780 COMMENTS AS OF FRIDAY.
IVENER SAYS AS LONG AS SOCIAL MEDIA EXISTS, THERE WILL BE CYBER BULLYING:
THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT DECLINED TO COMMENT ABOUT SPENCER RICE’S CASE OR THE INVESTIGATION.
A STATEMENT E-MAILED FROM THE DISTRICT SAYS FEDERAL LAW PREVENTS THEM FROM DISCUSSING SPECIFIC STUDENT CASES PUBLICLY.
THE DISTRICT SAYS INSTANCES OF BULLYING ARE INVESTIGATED AND ACTED UPON IMMEDIATELY WHEN THEY ARE MADE AWARE OF ANY CHALLENGES.
FINAL CROP PRODUCTION NUMBERS TALLIED FOR 2017 CROP
THE FINAL CROP PRODUCTION NUMBERS HAVE NOW BEEN TALLIED BY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE 2017 CROP. DENNIS MORRICE TELLS US MORE: