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Saturday Afternoon News, October 27th


Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat Event

(Le Mars) — Several hundred children, dressed in their favorite costume, invaded downtown Le Mars this morning for the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce annual “trick or treats” event. The children began their journey at the Le Mars Public Library where they were able to select a free book, then they proceeded to 1st Avenue southwest to Plymouth Street, then back
down on 1st Avenue again, turn the corner and head north on Central Avenue, past the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor and the Turn-around Dance Studio, then cross Central Avenue and work their way back south to the Le Mars Welcome Center and back to the library. Nearly 40 businesses participated in the distribution of candy, apples, popcorn, and other treats for the youngsters.



Pumpkin Races

(Le Mars) — Earlier this morning, several children had decorated their pumpkins and attached wheels to those pumpkins and participated in “The Great Le Mars Pumpkin Races” that was held at Total Motors this morning.
All-in-all Le Mars businesses provided for an enjoyable Saturday autumn morning to several children.



Des Moines Man Convicted Of Murder

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Des Moines man convicted last month of first-degree murder and burglary in the shooting death of his estranged wife has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Des Moines Register reports that 51-year-old Harold Dudley was sentenced Friday for the June 2017 death of 36-year-old Mary Dudley, of Des Moines.
Police had said officers were called to Mary Dudley’s apartment
building for reports of a shooting and found her dead at the scene. Harold Dudley admitted shooting her, but claimed the killing arose from a sudden quarrel and that he should be convicted of second-degree murder.
However, prosecutors showed videos that captured him peering around a corner at his wife’s apartment holding a handgun before he kicked in her door and fired six times.



Powerball Lottery Jackpot Exceeds $750 Million

(Des Moines) — If you were disappointed that you didn’t win the $1.5 Billion dollar Mega Millions prize, you have another chance with tonight’s Powerball Lottery. Lottery players will have a shot at the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history as numbers are drawn for the estimated $750 million Powerball game.
The drawing Saturday night will come four days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest prize. The ticket was sold in South Carolina.
Those planning to spend $2 on a Powerball ticket can hope for a giant payday but should realize they have almost no chance of winning the top prize. That’s because the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11.
The $750 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years. A winner who opted for cash would get $428.6 million.