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Tuesday News, May 17th

Moped Accident In Le Mars

At around 8:20 Friday Morning, the Le Mars Police Department responded to an accident that occurred at the intersection of 4th St and 5th Ave SW.

14 year-old, Kevin Vanotterloo of Le Mars, was southbound on 5th Ave SW on a Moped. As Kevin approached the intersection he swerved to miss a vehicle that was turning. As a result, Kevin’s Moped slid and received minor damage.

Kevin had minor injuries and was transported to Floyd Valley in a private vehicle.

Kevin’s Moped sustained approximately $500.00 damage.

 

Car Accident In Le Mars On Sunday Night

The Le Mars Police Department  responded to an accident on Sunday Night, which occurred on 5th street Southwest.

Dennis Pederson, of Le Mars, parked his 2001 Dodge Intrepid by the garage on the 10th block of 5th Ave SW. Julie Vanevera, of Le Mars, parked her 2006 Chevy Impala in her driveway on 5th Ave SW. Pedersen’s car was not in park and as a result rolled back into Vanevera’s vehicle.

There were no injuries.

Pedersen’s vehicle sustained approximately 2,000 dollars in damage.

 

Quarts Avenue Road Closed

Quarts Avenue Road coming from C-44 to 240th St. will be closed during the repair of a roadway culvert, today until Wednesday afternoon.

For more information call the Plymouth County Secondary Road Department - 712-546-4559.

 

 

Authorities Investigate Fuel Spill In Missouri River

(Sioux City ) - Authorities continue to investigate a fuel spill into Perry Creek

and the Missouri River that occurred Saturday night. Sioux City Fire Rescue responded around 7:30pm Saturday to fuel that was visible along the Missouri Riverfront.

Investigators believe the petroleum product either leaked or was poured into the storm sewer inlet in the parking lot located on the northeast corner of 5th and Water.

It flowed to Perry Creek and into the Missouri River.

A Hazmat crew deployed absorbent booms to contain as much of the product as possible.

Authorities are seeking information from the public who may have witnessed anything in the vicinity of 5th and Water Streets prior to 7PM Saturday.

You may call Sioux City Fire Rescue at 279-6377 if you have information.

 

 

Branstad Signs Bill To Remove Penny-Per-Gallon Tax

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will remove a penny-per-gallon tax on gasoline that has been used to pay for the cleanup of leaking underground petroleum storage tanks in Iowa.

Branstad said at a bill signing Monday that the tax's purpose is done and there's enough remaining money available to address future issues. The tax will expire Dec. 31.

The Iowa Legislature created the cleanup program in 1989 to pay for costs tied to environmental contamination from underground petroleum storage tanks located near gas stations.

The environmental protection charge collected 1 cent per gallon of motor fuel.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp says drivers could see relief at the pump since gas retailers will be expected to pay less in taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Monday Afternoon News, May 16th

National Nurses Week

(Le Mars) -- Last week was recognized as National Nurses Week, In honor of that we sat down with the Director of Patient Care at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, Loretta Myers who talked about the importance of nurses and why we shouldn't overlook there importance.

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Myers went on to talk about the new generation of nurses and the programs and benefits they have in northwest Iowa.

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Myers concluded with her joy of working in nursing and the significance of the Floyd Valley Health Clinic.

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Fewer Iowa Kids Drinking Alcohol

A study finds the number of Iowa high school students who drink alcohol is falling but a state health official says the numbers are still far too high. Julie Hibben, in the Bureau of Substance Abuse at the Iowa Department of Public Health, says moms and dads in Iowa can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of their kids -- all it takes is a little time.

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An Iowa study finds the frequency of binge drinking, illicit drug use and cigarette smoking is lower among kids between 12 and 17 whose parents engage in monitoring behaviors, like helping with homework.

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According to the latest Iowa Youth Survey, 23-percent of the 11th graders in Iowa reported having one drink of alcohol in the last month, and of those, 14-percent binge drank, meaning, they had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours.

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This is National Prevention Week, which Hibben says is an opportunity to raise awareness about underage drinking, emphasize healthy choices, and encourage each other to make a meaningful difference. The theme is "It’s Up to All of Us."

 

 

 

   

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