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Monday Afternoon News, January 20th


Fatal Accident Claims Two Lives In Sioux City Sunday Evening

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a collision between a
semitrailer and a car left two people dead in Sioux City. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say the northbound semi collided with the eastbound car at an intersection. The 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman
in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the truck driver wasn’t injured. The names of those involved and other details about the crash haven’t been released.



Le Mars Community High School Student Council Collecting Items For Care Packages For Military Personnel

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community High School Student Union is wanting to provide soldiers and sailors with a care package. The program is being referred to as “Hoops for Troops” and people planning to attend a Le Mars Community basketball game between now through February 7th are encouraged to
donate items for the care packages. Dylan Carlson is a senior at Le Mars Community and a member of the student council. He explains the purpose behind “Hoops for Troops.”

The program will be kicked off on Tuesday evening when the Le Mars Community Bulldogs compete against the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors. Carlson says they are wanting a variety of packaged food items.

Carlson says other food items that are needed include: fruit cups, snack-size peanut butter, veggies and soups. The program is also in need of other non-food items.

Carlson says other needed items include batteries, lip balm, trail mix, sunflower seeds, and high quality socks.
The Le Mars Community senior says the goal of the student council is to fill 50 boxes.

Carlson says student council members will be near the gym entrance collecting the care package items for the members of the military.

Donated items can be brought to any basketball game, or they can be dropped off at the Le Mars Community High School Office.



Presidential Candidates Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Democratic presidential contenders are celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and his legacy in South Carolina, Iowa and elsewhere. In Columbia, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren put aside their frosty relationship of recent days and shook hands at a church service joined by other rivals, too. Many of the candidates are joining a crowd of tens of thousands marching to the Statehouse. South Carolina’s first-in-the-South primary is a crucial proving ground for a candidate’s mettle with black voters. The state’s showcase holiday celebration, Columbia’s King Day at the Dome, is a notable event for Democratic politicians.



Davenport Teacher Accused Of Recording Students In The Nude

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) – A high school science teacher in Davenport has been accused of secretly recording nude videos of two females who’d stayed at his Bettendorf home. Clinton Van Fossen is charged with five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and with other crimes. It’s unclear whether he has an
attorney. Associated Press attempts to reach him Monday were unsuccessful.
Davenport Community School District officials say Van Fossen had been placed on administrative leave with pay. He is listed as a science teacher at Davenport West High School. He’s denied knowing about two spy cameras police say they found in his Bettendorf home.