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Friday Afternoon News, November 1st


City Water Department To Flush Water Mains And Hydrants

(Le Mars) — City of Le Mars Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the North section of the City starting, Monday Nov. 4th though the end of the week. The week of Nov.11th we will be flushing the Southwest side of town and the week of Nov. 18th we will be flushing the Southeast side of town.

Residents can expect lower pressures and discolored water while flushing is occurring. If your home still has discolored water, the next days after flushing, please Call the Water Department at 546-5555.



South Sioux City Man Sentenced For Distributing Drugs

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Nebraska man has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy targeting a potential drug trafficking witness in Iowa.
Federal court records say 24-year-old Andrew Nissen was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to 15 years and eight months.
He’d pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.
The Sioux City Journal reports that as part of a plea agreement,
charges of conspiracy to tamper with a witness by attempting to kill a person and tampering with a witness by attempting to kill a person were dismissed.
Nissen, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, admits in the plea agreement that on Aug. 1 last year, he drove Isaac McDonald to a Sioux City location where McDonald shot John Mercure in order to keep him from speaking to police about drug trafficking and firearms. Mercure soon crashed into a tree but survived.
McDonald has pleaded guilty to charges for drug, weapons and other crimes.



Decorah Man Accused Of Murder Tells Jury He Was Defending Himself

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of helping to fatally beat a Decorah resident has told a jury that he was defending himself and didn’t intend for the other man to die.
Nineteen-year-old Dalton Adam is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2018 attack on 46-year-old David Hansen.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Adam said during his testimony Thursday in New Hampton, where the trial has been moved, that Hansen punched him after punching his friend Jacob Seelinger. Prosecutors say Hansen confronted the pair as they damaged property outside his home. He died Aug. 30 last year. Hansen was the boyfriend of Seelinger’s mother.
Adam testified that he punched back and knocked down Hansen, who cracked his head on concrete. Adam acknowledged that he and Seelinger kicked and punched Hansen as he lay helpless.
Seelinger’s been convicted of second-degree murder has been
sentenced to up to 50 years in prison.
Final arguments in Adam’s trial are expected to be delivered Friday.