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Monday News, September 3rd

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LE MARS FIRE-RESCUE AUGUST REPORT

  • FIRE CALLS – 11
  • RESCUE CALLS – 9
  • CHIEF/OFFICER/DUTY STAFF INVESTIGATIONS – 11
  • MUTUAL AID (Remsen Grocery Store) – 1
  • REQUEST FOR SERVICES – 6

TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE IN AUGUST 2018 – 38

  • INSPECTIONS – 11
  • MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS – 18
  • TRAINING’S – 15

AWESOME STATS:

-ALL TRUCKS PASSED ANNUAL PUMP TESTING-

-LEPC GRANT AWARDED FOR HAZ-MAT DRILL-

-7 TOWNS AND 100 PEOPLE ATTENDED ANNUAL WATER APPLICATION DRILL ON AUGUST 26TH.-

PURSUIT ENDS WITH THREE ARRESTS

THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER A SIOUX CITY PURSUIT FINALLY ENDED IN WINNEBAGO.

SIOUX CITY POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 900 BLOCK OF JACKSON STREET WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 5 A.M. FOR A CARJACKING.

THE VICTIM SAID HE WAS APPROACHED BY THREE MEN WHO THREATENED AND ASSAULTED HIM, LEAVING MINOR INJURIES.

THE SUSPECTS TOOK THE VEHICLE, WHICH WAS LOCATED WITHIN MINUTES BY OFFICERS IN THE 4TH AND PIERCE AREA.

OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, BUT THE MEN LEAD THEM ON A PURSUIT THAT EVENTUALLY ENDED IN WINNEBAGO, NEBRASKA.

THE THREE SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THURSTON COUNTY.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES FROM WOODBURY COUNTY ARE EXPECTED.

WEST MIDDLE TEACHER FACING HARASSMENT CHARGES

A SIOUX CITY WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR ALLEGED HARASSMENT.

SIOUX CITY SCHOOLS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR MANDIE MAYO SAYS JULIE FISCHER WAS PLACED ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING INVESTIGATION ON AUGUST 16TH.

FISCHER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF HARASSMENT AGAINST SIOUX CITY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

MAYO SAYS,

“The Sioux City Community School District fosters a workplace climate that is rooted in mutual respect among colleagues. Accordingly, employees of the District are held accountable to contribute to creating a positive workplace where students are given an exceptional educational experience.”

STORMY WEATHER AHEAD IN IOWA

Soggy weather is in Iowa’s extended forecast. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says the current weather pattern is “locked in” for a while.

Several instances of flash flooding were reported in Iowa, starting Saturday night.

Much of the Midwest and the Great Lakes states are in the same boat when it comes to this zone of humidity. Thunderstorm activity in the evening can be deceptive, according to Small, and he advises Labor Day weekend campers to be alert.

Iowa State’s football game was cancelled Saturday evening due to dangerous weather in the Ames area.

SAFE HAVEN BABY GIVEN TO DHS

The Iowa Department of Human Services says a baby has been turned over to the state. Radio Iowa’s Dar Danielson reports.


D-H-S reports the baby boy was born on August 19th at an Iowa hospital and turned over to the state under the Safe Haven Law.

The law allows parents to give up children who are 30 days or younger without facing prosecution for abandonment.

The parents are also allowed to remain anonymous. D-H-S says it is the 32nd Safe Haven baby since the law began.

A court hearing will be held within one month to terminate the parental rights.