PICKUP TRUCK COLLIDES WITH FEED TRUCK ON COUNTRY ROAD INTERSECTION
(Oyens) — Rescue units responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred late Friday afternoon. A feed/hay truck collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of county road K-64 and 230th Street, about six miles south of Oyens.
The accident happened at about 5:25 p.m. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars Ambulance with what was described by authorities at the scene as having major injuries. The driver of the feed truck did not sustain any injuries.
The Oyens Fire Department, OyensAmbulance, Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, and the Le Mars Ambulance all responded to the scene. Also called to the accident scene were the Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.
The names of the accident victims have not yet been released.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.
U-S HOUSE PASSES DISASTER AID ASSISTANCE BILL
(Washington) — The U-S House passed a bill that would provide billions of dollars for rebuilding and recovery for Americans impacted by natural disasters. Iowa Congresswoman, Cindy Axne, A Democrat from West Des Moines, spoke on the House floor.
She says many Iowans have been impacted by the flooding.
Axne says it is important to get the aid to those in need.
Democrats who control the House are pushing this bill forward. There were several attempts to add amendments to the bill during the debate. The legislation includes three billion dollars to address recent flooding in the Midwest and other disasters, plus six-hundred million in nutrition assistance to Puerto Rico. Negotiations continue among Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate on a disaster aid package.
KING APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF DISASTER RELIEF BILL
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King is applauding the passage of House legislation that contains funding for communities throughout the Midwest that have been affected by severe flooding in the region. The legislation passed the House today on a vote of 257-150, with Congressman King voting in favor of it.
“In Iowa, we need this relief and we need it soon,” said King. “I applaud the House for acting quickly, and I encourage the Senate to work just as quickly to produce a final bill that the President will not hesitate to sign into law.”
Yesterday, Congressman King delivered a speech on the House floor encouraging the House and the Senate to act quickly to “get to a conclusion and adoption” of this legislation.
VERMILLION MAN SENTENCED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
Two South Dakota men have been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl from Minnesota.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Dean Bourn of Vermillion and 28-year-old Stuart Siecke, of Worthing obtained the narcotic from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for distribution in South Dakota.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug much more powerful than heroin.
Bourn was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison,
Siecke to seven years and three months.
The two men pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy in February.