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Wednesday Afternoon News, October 10th


Two Collisions Happened Early Wednesday Morning Resulting In Multiple Injuries

(Le Mars) — Business Highway 75 is again open to traffic following an accident reported earlier this morning involving a semi truck and a car.
The accident happened on Business Highway 75 near 24th Street at the bridge near the south end of the Le Mars Municipal airport. Two collisions occurred at the scene. The initial accident happened at about 6:15 a.m. this morning. Le Mars Assistant Police Chief Jay King explains what had happened.

While officials were assisting with the initial accident, a second collision occurred at the scene injuring two more people.

Debris was scattered on the highway. Business Highway 75 was shut down and traffic was being diverted away from the scene. Traffic on Business Highway 75 was opened at about 10:50 a.m. The Le Mars Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office are investigating both collisions.

The Assistant Police Chief says he does not know the extent of the injuries or the current conditions of each victims. Names of the accident victims are being withheld for family notification.



Sioux Center Man Dies In South Dakota Accident

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified an Iowa man who died in a crash in eastern South Dakota.
The Highway Patrol says 86-year-old Anthony De Haan of Sioux Center, Iowa, turned his sport utility vehicle in front of a semitrailer truck on Friday afternoon west of Harrisburg, in Lincoln County. He died later at a Sioux Falls hospital.
The semi driver was not injured. A passenger in the semi suffered minor injuries.



DCI Agent On Administrative Leave Pending Investigation

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A Division of Criminal Investigation agent in western Iowa is confirming that she’s on paid administrative leave amid a disciplinary investigation.
Special Agent Ashley Goodsell said Wednesday that she’s done nothing wrong but cannot comment further because the investigation is ongoing. She says she’s being represented by the State Police Officers Council.
DCI assistant director Mitch Mortvedt said in a text message that he couldn’t comment on Goodsell’s status. The Department of Public Safety hasn’t responded to an inquiry about the case.
A new department policy says officers facing misconduct
investigations can be on leave for up to 30 days or longer with management approval, and calls for most inquiries to be completed within 60 days.
Goodsell is based in Council Bluffs and has been an agent since
The state salary database shows she earned about $64,000 last year.



Waterloo Schools Shut Down Due To Threat

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Waterloo school district officials say a threat on social media has forced them to cancel school Wednesday at the district’s three high schools.
The officials said in messages sent to parents that they learned
Tuesday evening of the threat that referenced West and Expo high schools.
They say they worked through the night with police to investigate the posting. No arrests have been reported.
Officials say classes also were canceled at East High, even though it wasn’t mentioned. The three schools’ staff members were told not to go to work.
Classes were not canceled at the district’s elementary and middle
The officials also say they intend to resume classes Thursday at all three high schools.