Wednesday News, May 18th
Teenager Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
On Friday, May 13, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office charged a 16 year old male from Boyden, IA with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
The charge stems from an investigation which began on April 22, 2016 by the Sheriff’s Office. The Boyden‐Hull Jr/Sr High School, in Hull, IA reported that the juvenile, who is a student there, was found to be in possession of several inappropriate pictures of a juvenile female.
Upon further investigation the Sheriff’s Office discovered that the juvenile female victim resides in New Mexico and the photos of her were kept by the student on a school computer.
The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer assisted in the investigation.
Open House At Floyd Valley Healthcare On Wednesday
(Le Mars) -- Construction is now completed on the new north addition of the Floyd Valley Healthcare facility, and as a way to help celebrate the opening of the new clinic and surgical unit, Floyd Valley is inviting the public to attend an open house scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th. Floyd Valley Administrator Mike Donlin says the public can view the facilities late Wednesday afternoon and early evening.
Donlin says there are still some things that need to be finished with the new addition, but for the most part the news addition is ready for business.
The Floyd Valley Administrator offers some advice as to where people should park and enter the new structure.
The Floyd Valley Family Clinic opened its doors on May 2nd, and Donlin says he has heard nothing but positive comments.
Donlin says the first surgery to take place in the new facilities may take place sometime in mid-June.
Iowa's Governor Says Transgender Bathroom Use Should Be Left To Local Schools
Governor Terry Branstad says the federal government has no business telling school officials how to make accommodations for transgender students.
An Iowa law signed in 2007 by former Iowa Governor Chet Culver to address bullying in schools prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. This past week the Obama Administration put ALL U.S. schools on notice that they must let students use restrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity.
Branstad calls that "overreach."
The directive came in response to North Carolina's law that requires individuals to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate.
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