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Tuesday Afternoon News, October 1st


Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office Investigating An Assault Case

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault.
At about 4:16 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an assault victim located near the intersection of county road C-60 and Granite Ave, approximately 6 miles west of Hinton. Plymouth County
deputies and Hinton Ambulance were dispatched to the area.
Upon arrival, a female was located in the area. She was treated on the scene by Hinton Ambulance and then transported to a Sioux City hospital.
Deputies on the scene developed information that the female had been assaulted in Sioux City. The female was then driven to the area of C-60 and Granite Ave and dropped off. A passing motorist found the female and contacted authorities.
Plymouth County deputies contacted the Sioux City Police Department and at this point the case remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Plymouth County was assisted at the scene by the Merrill Police



Judge Strikes Down New Voting Law Calling It Unconstitutional

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa judge has struck down large portions of a 2017 voting reform law, declaring much of it unconstitutional.
The law requires voters to show certain forms of identification when voting, requires voters to provide an identification number on absentee ballot applications and allows county auditors to reject ballots if they believe signatures don’t match a voter signature on record.
Judge Joseph Seidlin says in a ruling Monday the state may require a voter ID but election officials must issue a voter ID card to any voter who requests one. The law prohibited election officials from issuing cards to voters with a driver’s license or state identification card.
He also struck the signature match provisions, saying they violate the Iowa Constitution.
The judge also makes permanent his earlier order that says Iowa
Secretary of Paul Pate cannot require a voter ID number on absentee ballot applications.
The ruling follows a lawsuit filed last year by the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa.
Pate’s office didn’t immediately respond to a message.



Midwest Business Survey Shows Some Concern

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report says a September survey of business supply manager suggests a slump in economic growth is continuing for nine Midwest and Plains states.
The report issued Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index fell further below growth neutral, hitting 49.1 last month compared with 49.3 in August. The figure was 52.0 in July. The index had remained above growth neutral for 32 straight months.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says trade disagreements and the global economic slowdown have cut regional growth to about two-thirds that of the U.S.
The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes
ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. A score below that suggests decline.
The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.



Woman Given 25 Years In Prison For Injecting Mother With Insulin Trying To Kill Her

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) – A northern Iowa woman has been given to 25 years in prison for injecting her mother with insulin in order to kill her.
Floyd County District Court records say 45-year-old Jennifer Bean was sentenced Monday in Charles City. She was convicted Aug. 19 of attempted murder.
A court document says Bean injected her mother on Nov. 6 last year in Charles City. The document says the insulin caused the woman to have low blood sugar. That could have resulted in the woman’s death if she were not treated.
The document also says Bean struck and pushed her mother and took away a phone when her mother tried to call 911 for help.