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Monday Afternoon News, July 15th


Advanced Plymouth County Fair Tickets Available At County Banks

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Fair Board has decided to sell advanced car passes to this year’s fair at area county banks.  Jim Jauer of Hinton says the fair board is hoping that people will want to purchase the advance car passes, in order to help reduce the line at the fair gate.

Jauer says the price of admission for a car pass remains the same as it has been for the last couple of years.

The fair board director says advanced tickets to be sold at area banks are available only during this week of Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th.

Jauer says the fair board will sell advanced car passes, as well as individual passes Saturday morning.




Sioux City Police Identify Dead Body Found In Wooded Area

(Sioux City) — Sioux City Police has now identified the body of a man found in Sioux City’s east side on July 8th. Police say the man has been identified as 53-year old Jerry Hodges, of Sioux City. Police and firefighters were called to a wooded area on July 8th where Hodges’ body was found. They say he was reported missing on June 30th. Police say foul play is not suspected. Details or the cause of death are not being released at this time.




Authorities Identify 12 Year Old That Was Thrown From Vehicle During Off-road Event

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have identified a 12-year-old boy who died after being thrown from an off-road vehicle in eastern Iowa.
The crash occurred Saturday afternoon outside Bellevue. Authorities say Gavin Milder was riding in a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 15-year-old when the crash happened. Milder was ejected when the modified sport utility vehicle rolled, and he became pinned underneath it. Three other people in the SUV were not hurt.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was a student at Clinton Middle School in Clinton.



Two People Killed In Accident Near Hudson

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two people were killed when the vehicle they were in crashed off a Black Hawk County road.
The crash occurred a little before 9:30 a.m. Sunday just southwest of Hudson. Deputies sent to the scene found the vehicle in a field and noted that it appeared to have rolled several times.
The two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names haven’t been released.  The crash is being investigated.



State Senator Miller-Meeks To Seek 4th Run For Congress

(Des Moines) — State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa is exploring a fourth run for a seat in congress.
Miller-Meeks, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack in 2008, 2010 and 2014. Loebsack is not seeking re-election in 2020. Miller-Meeks was just elected to a four-year term in the state senate last year. In a written statement, Miller-Meeks says she did not expect to seek a seat in the U.S. House again, but is exploring the possibility after visiting with voters in the second congressional district. Miller-Meeks, who is an eye doctor, says Iowans are “frustrated by the lack of progress and dysfunction in D.C.” and she says during her first year in the state senate she learned her experience in the health care field has value in the legislative process.  Miller-Meeks is likely to face a Republican primary if she runs. A former Illinois Congressman has filed the paperwork to raise money to run in Iowa’s second congressional district. Bobby Schilling, who has moved to Le Claire, Iowa, served one term in the U.S. House. Miller-Meeks this (Monday) morning resigned her seat on the Iowa Republican Party’s state central committee, saying service on the board would be a conflict for her and for the party.



De Blasio Defends Campaigning In Iowa While New York Suffered Power Outage

NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s mayor is fending off criticism because he was in Iowa campaigning for his presidential bid while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage.
Bill de Blasio said Monday on MSNBC that he was in frequent contact with agencies handling the emergency and that he thinks first responders did an “incredible job.”
The Saturday night blackout darkened more than 40 square blocks of Manhattan, including Times Square.
De Blasio sidestepped criticism from numerous quarters, including from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat. A front-page New York Post editorial called for de Blasio’s ouster.
De Blasio said he took a four-hour car ride from Iowa to Chicago and got on the first available plane home.
He insisted that the blackout response was well-managed with his remote supervision.



Davenport Man Suffers From Smoke Inhalation At House Fire

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A man overcome by smoke while searching for two dogs during a Davenport house fire has been hospitalized. Firefighters were sent to the house around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. A passer-by had noticed the fire and broke a window to wake up residents Veronica and George Porter. They got out, but he went back in to look for the dogs. The dogs eventually were rescued.