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Thursday Afternoon News, May 2nd


Hunting and Fishing Licenses Can Be Obtained Through Phone App

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new state system lets people use an app to buy and access Iowa hunting and fishing licenses.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the Go Outdoors Iowa app also lets people manage profile information, apply for quota hunts, view regulations and report harvests.
The app is available for free through the App Store or Google Play Store. More information about it is available on the department website.



Woman Inmate Dies

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (AP) – A woman imprisoned for killing her former husband has died at the Iowa women’s prison in Mitchellville.
The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release that 63-year-old Debi Olson died of natural causes at 5:20 a.m. Thursday. She’d been staying in the prison hospice room because of a chronic illness.
Court records say Olson had been serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. She admitted in May 2009 that she stabbed to death Mauricio Droguett in July 2008 in parking lot outside a Davenport mall.
A Sarasota, Florida, resident at the time, Olson and Droguett were divorced in 2004.



Omaha Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting 15-Year Old Girl

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha man has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who’d run away from her Iowa home.
Dodge County District Court records say 38-year-old Joe Lockett was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to 20 years and a day. Lockett had pleaded guilty in January after taking a plea deal.
The Fremont Tribune reports that Lockett was arrested in October 2018 after a traffic stop in Fremont. Lockett told officers that the girl with him was a friend of his daughter. But a court document says the girl actually was a runaway from Iowa.
The document says she told officers that Lockett was attempting to prostitute her out.



Oskaloosa Restaurant Has “Best Burger In Iowa”

(Des Moines) — Iowans who love a juicy bacon cheeseburger will need to head for southeast Iowa and the Wood Iron Grille in Oskaloosa. The eatery is being named the winner of the 2019 Iowa’s Best Burger Contest. Kylie (KY-lee)
Peterson, at the Iowa Beef Producers Association, says there were some 500 restaurants nominated statewide, a long list that was narrowed down to ten finalists.

Iowans submitted more than six-thousand votes in the contest and a panel of judges visited each of the ten finalists, with the Oskaloosa grill coming out in first place. She says the owners were thrilled.

The Wood Iron Original Burger features applewood smoked bacon, a sweet and tangy onion jalapeno jam and smoked cheddar cheese with a six-ounce, hand- pattied burger. Last year’s winner was Café Beaudelaire in Ames.  Two years ago, the Herford Bar-B-Que in Storm Lake took top honors.