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Thursday Afternoon News, June 14th


Drive In Movie Featured For Ice Cream Days

(Le Mars) — At dusk this evening, (Thursday) the Ice Cream Days committee is going back in time and re-living some nostalgia, as they are going to feature a drive-in
movie. It’s all happening at the Total Motors Auto Dealership, the original location of the Le Mars Movie Drive-in Theater.

That’s Mitch Christoffel with Total Motors.

Christoffel says people in cars will be able to listen to the audio of the movie, just like the old days. Total Motors will provide a low frequency audio transmitter allowing people to listen to the movie on their FM radio while in their vehicle.

The featured movie for tonight has a connection to Total Motors in the sense of automobiles and racing. Christoffel says the movie will be the Disney- Pixar animated film Cars 3.

The Total Motors representative says there will also be opportunities to take photos at this evening’s event, as well as enjoy some refreshments.

Christoffel says there will be staff people available to assist you with where to park your vehicle for tonight’s movie.

The movie is a free event, and will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.



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Central Iowa Under Flash Flood Warnings

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Heavy rain has washed over much of Story and eastern Boone County, prompting flash flood warnings.
The National Weather Service issued a warning Thursday morning after more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain had fallen and 2 more inches (5 centimeters) had been forecast.
The deluge caused street flooding across the Iowa State University campus and elsewhere in Ames, stranding some vehicles and their drivers. Street flooding also was reported in Kelley, Nevada and Story City.
U.S. Highway 69 was forced to close for a short time on a stretch south of Ames.
A flash flood warning also has been issued for several counties to the northwest, including Calhoun, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Webster.



Man Imprisoned For Stealing Domain Name

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Cedar Rapids man has been imprisoned for forcibly trying to steal an internet domain name from another man.
Federal court records say 43-year-old Sherman Hopkins Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to 20 years in prison. He’d made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of interference and attempted interference with commerce by threats and violence. It’s
unclear why Hopkins wanted the domain name.
The records say Hopkins acknowledged breaking into the man’s home on June 21 last year, brandishing a stolen handgun and demanding that the man get on his computer and move the domain name of doitforstate.com from one account to another.
The man reported that Hopkins hit him with the gun and used a stun gun as well. The man gained control of the handgun during a struggle in which he was shot in a leg. He then shot Hopkins several times.



Congressman Steve King Re-tweets Comments From Neo-Nazi Sympathizer

WASHINGTON (AP) – Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who’s a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments. Now he’s facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain.
Mark Collett posted a screenshot of a Breitbart.com story citing opinion in Italy on immigration, where the new government recently refused to admit a vessel carrying African migrants. Collett is a self-described admirer of Adolf Hitler and is active in the digital “alt-right.”
King retweeted the post and added: “‘Europe is waking up … Will America … in time?”

King has stirred controversy with previous anti-immigrant comments such as a tweet last year that said, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
His office hasn’t immediately responded to a message seeking comment.



Storm Carries Truck From Highway To Field

ROCKFORD, Iowa (AP) – A northern Iowa man was driving through a storm when his truck was lifted in the air and carried into a farm field.
The Globe Gazette reports that 22-year-old Parker Brumm left Rockford on Saturday before the storm became severe to visit a friend in Nora Springs. Brumm says conditions worsened so he decided to turn back, but the storm lifted his vehicle off the ground before he could return home.
Rockford volunteer firefighters Corey Johnson and Jim Moore spotted Brumm’s truck in the air. The pair helped Brumm to safety once his truck hit the ground. Moore estimates that the storm carried the truck about 50 feet (15 meters).
The National Weather Service says it can’t confirm tornado activity in Rockford Saturday.