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Tuesday Afternoon News, September 25th


Le Mars Police Warn Residents Of Phone Scams

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department has received a variety of phone scam reports during the past week. They have ranged from needing to verify your social security number, the Internal Revenue Service wanting money, an arrest warrant being issued for your arrest, and many others. Police officials say the scam artists are being very creative. The Le Mars Police
Department offers the suggestion if you are on the receiving end of a scam phone call, simply tell them that you are calling the police and hang up the phone on them. Then, block their phone number. Police officials caution people to never give any information over the phone, and please do not send money to anyone that you do not know.



Spencer Man Arrested For Having Outstanding Warrants

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Sheriffs Office performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in Le Mars, on Sunday. A passenger in the vehicle, Robert Dale Ryker, age 34 of Spencer, IA, was found to have active warrants through Clay, O`Brien and Buena Vista counties in Iowa. Ryker was booked into the Plymouth County Jail and held on bond.



Clean-up Of Union Pacific Derailed Train Is Underway

ALTON, Iowa (AP) – Cleanup efforts are continuing after a bridge collapse in northwest Iowa caused a train to derail into the flooded Floyd River.
A containment boom was deployed Sunday downstream of the derailment to reduce any potential pollution. The collapsing bridge sent about 20 freight cars careening into the river earlier that day. Officials say no injuries were reported in the accident.
Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs says sand and soybean oil were released into the river. He says no hazardous chemicals were released.
Union Pacific Environmental Management Group specialists, the
Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are working together to clean up the spill.
Alton Fire Chief Quinton Van Es says cleanup efforts will continue
until at least Wednesday.



Medical Supply Company To Layoff 70 Workers

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) – Officials say about 70 workers will lose their jobs when a medical supply company closes its eastern Iowa plant. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice posted by Iowa Workforce Development says Viant plans to close its Monticello plant in mid-November.