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Tuesday Afternoon News, February 5th


Sioux Center Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse With A Minor

(Orange City) — A Sioux Center man was sentenced today for two years in prison for the intent to commit sexual abuse with a minor. Edgar Diego, age 20, was sentenced in Sioux County District Court. Diego was reported to authorities in November of 2018 after an investigation revealed that Diego had sexual intercourse with a minor at Diego’s residence in Sioux Center.
The Sioux Center Police investigation revealed Diego admitted to such conduct. A search warrant was then executed on Diego’s residence and authorities found marijuana inside his bedroom. He will serve 180 days in jail for the possession of marijuana, then the two years for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. The sentences will run consecutive. Upon expiration of his jail and prison terms, the U-S Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) will take custody of Diego and begin deportation proceedings.



Renovation Work To Begin On Former Sioux City Warrior Hotel

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – After decades of failed attempts, work has begun on a $73 million project to restore a once elegant but long abandoned hotel in Sioux City.
The Sioux City Journal reports that developer Lew Weinberg and real estate company Restoration St. Louis are working to restore the Warrior Hotel. The hotel was built in 1930 but closed in 1976.
The adjacent Davidson Building is also being remodeled, and the two sites are slated to be turned into a hotel, luxury apartments and retail spaces.
Amy and Amrit Gill own Restoration St. Louis. The Gills are researching the hotel’s Art Deco design, with the goal of depicting some of the building’s original style in some areas while also adding modern amenities.
Work is expected to be completed in 2020.



Ottumwa Fire Claims Life

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old man who died at a burn center after a fire at his home in Ottumwa.
The Ottumwa Fire Department identified him Monday as William Beall. The department says he died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Burn Treatment Center.
Firefighters report finding a man later identified as Beall just
outside the house’s front door when they arrived Sunday afternoon. He was taken to an Ottumwa hospital before being transferred to the burn center in Iowa City.
The fire cause is being investigated. The house is considered a total loss.



Illinois Truck Driver Wins Mega Millions Prize From Iowa Convenience Store

COLFAX, Iowa (AP) – An Illinois man who bought a Mega Millions ticket in central Iowa’s Jasper County has claimed a $1 million prize.
Iowa Lottery officials say 60-year-old Danny Lovett, of East Moline, Illinois, took his winning ticket Monday to lottery headquarters in Clive.
The ticket matched the first five numbers in the Jan. 15 drawing but missed the Mega Ball number and the $55 million jackpot. A ticket bought in California for the Jan. 15 drawing also is worth $1 million.
Lovett drives a truck route from Davenport to Des Moines and often stops at a Kum & Go store in Colfax for coffee, a snack and a lottery ticket. He says he’ll use his winnings for a house, retirement and to buy his dream car: a 1972 Ford Mustang fastback.
Lottery officials say Colfax resident George Dickerson claimed a $1 million Powerball prize in January 2018 with a ticket he bought at the same Kum & Go store in Colfax.