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Wednesday Afternoon News, August 26

Clovis Leaves Perry Campaign To Join With Trump

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Former talk radio host Sam Clovis wasn't without a Republican presidential campaign for long.
Clovis quit his role as Rick Perry's Iowa director on Monday. On Tuesday night, Donald Trump announced at an event in Dubuque that Clovis would serve as his national co-chairman and policy adviser.
Clovis, of Hinton, has worked as an economics professor at Morningside College in Sioux City and has hosted a conservative talk show out of Sioux City. Last year, he ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer after losing the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Trump, a real estate mogul and entertainer, has been leading in national polls of Republicans.




Hillary Rodham Clinton Rolls Out Rural Economic Plan In Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Iowa rolling out her plan for rural America. It includes more money for programs that help new farmers and increase access to fresh food.
The Democratic presidential candidate is coming out with the agenda Wednesday in the leadoff caucus state. In it, Clinton promises to boost rural economic investment, increase agricultural production, promote clean energy and enhance access to health care and education.
This, in a state where about 36 percent of the population lives in rural areas.
Clinton is interrupting a vacation in the Hamptons in New York with a Midwestern campaign swing.




Black Hawk County Says No To Wind Turbines

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Black Hawk County will retain its status of having no industrial wind turbines after county officials rejected a plan to erect three of the structures.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Board of Adjustment declined a request Tuesday for a special permit and setback variance for Optimum Renewables to install the tall structures in the county.
Opponents of the project said it could possibly harm residents' health, reduce property values and potentially endanger eagles and other wildlife.
Attorney Adam Van Dike for Optimum Renewables says there isn't any evidence to support any negative health issues for humans or livestock. He says the threat to eagles and birds was overstated.
Van Dike said the project would have generated $2.3 million in property taxes over 30 years.





Former Iowa State Trooper Pleas Guilty To Possessing Child Porn

GARNER, Iowa (AP) - A retired Iowa State trooper is scheduled to be sentenced in October for possessing child pornography.
Court documents say 66-year-old David Hubbard, of Garner, last week pleaded guilty to one count in Hancock County District Court. He'd been charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a minor. His sentencing is set for Oct. 20.
Investigators say Hubbard possessed two photographs and one video, each involving a minor, in November 2013.
The patrol says Hubbard retired in 2004 after nearly 30 years with the department.





Man Convicted Of Murder

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A 54-year-old Iowa man has been convicted in the April 2013 death of a woman he shot nearly two years earlier.
A Pottawattamie County jury found Craig Finney guilty on Tuesday of second-degree murder. 
He was convicted of shooting 48-year-old Patricia Harker, his former girlfriend, on June 17, 2011, during an incident at Harker's home in Minden. She survived, and Finney later pleaded guilty to attempted murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Harker died on April 25, 2013. Prosecutors then filed first-degree murder charges against Finney, saying Harker died from complications caused by the gunshot wound. 
The jury convicted Finney on the lesser charge of second-degree murder. He faces up to 50 years in prison when he's sentenced on Oct. 6.





University Of Iowa Interviewing Presidential Finalists

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The president of a private liberal arts college in Ohio is a finalist to be the next University of Iowa president.
The Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday announced that Marvin Krislov, the president of Oberlin College since 2007, will visit campus Thursday for interviews.
Krislov is the first out of four finalists who are expected to visit the university in the coming days. The regents are expected to choose a successor for retired president Sally Mason next week.
At Oberlin, Krislov leads a selective, four-year college of 2,900 students that also includes a prominent music conservatory. 
Krislov previously worked as a vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan, where he defended the school's admissions policies and oversaw a major NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program.







Wednesday News, August 26

Supervisors Hear Proposal Regarding Drainage District

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Supervisors heard a proposal this morning dealing with a drainage district near Akron.  Supervisor chairman Jim Henrich explains the proposal.

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Grassley To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Le Mars

(Le Mars) -- U-S Senator Chuck Grassley is scheduled to make an appearance in Le Mars this afternoon.  Grassley, a republican will hold a town hall meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the lower level conference room at Floyd Valley Hospital.  Prior to the town hall meeting, Grassley will award two medals to two Plymouth County World War II veterans.





Fiorina To Campaign In Le Mars

(Le Mars) -- Former C-E-O of Hewitt-Packard computer company, and now a republican presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina will stop in Le Mars on Thursday morning as part of her Iowa campaign.  Fiorina will be at the Blue Bunny ice cream parlor beginning at 10:00 a.m.





City Sets Fall Clean Up Dates

(Le Mars) -- The city of Le Mars has scheduled the dates for the fall clean-up. The week of September 14th through September 19th will be the time period that the city is declaring an amnesty from the Landfill Disposal Cost, therefore, up to 1,000 pounds per household of “throw away” material delivered to the Landfill will be paid by the City of Le Mars and not billed to the household.  The City will not be picking up the items at curb side.  Only residential properties can participate, not commercial or industrial.  Each Residential Household must make their own arrangements for hauling waste to the Plymouth County Landfill during this Amnesty period.  Items that can be disposed include: furniture, construction and destruction items including wooden items such as fence posts, scrap lumber, windows, doors, cabinets, sinks and toilets. Metal items that can be thrown away would include bikes, mowers, metal posts, wire, swings, gutters, bed springs and bed frames.  Items not included in the amnesty program would include household garbage, tires, and any hazardous waste.





Rock Valley Man Sentenced For Burglary And Theft Of School

(Orange City) -- A Rock Valley man has been convicted and sentenced for burglary and theft from Trinity High School of Hull.  26 year old Matthew Kraayenbrink was sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Burglary in the Third Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The case arose in February 2015, when Trinity Christian High School reported to police that they had been experiencing ongoing thefts. Two deputies, investigating the burglaries after-hours, heard two loud bang noises and later heard two male voices whispering inside the school. The two males eventually began running out of the school. When a deputy ordered the two to stop Kraayenbrink continued running, exited the school, and entered his vehicle. Deputies observed the license plate and radioed the number as the vehicle squealed its tires to flee. Kraayenbrink was soon detained by a patrol vehicle.

Because Kraayenbrink previously pled guilty in 2007 to burglary in connection with multiple thefts at Western Christian High School, the State asked that the Court impose a felony conviction on the burglary and 30 days jail on the theft. Upon Kraayenbrink’s request, the Court granted a deferred judgment and two years’ probation on the burglary and imposed 30 days jail on the theft, and also ordered Kraayenbrink to pay restitution.




Sioux City Woman Arrested On Outstanding Warrant

(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County authorities arrested a 38 year old Sioux City woman on Saturday morning on a warrant for failure to appear.  Amy Bock was originally arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, OWI - second offense, and for possession of a controlled substance.  Bock was arrested in Woodbury County and transported to the Plymouth County jail where she has a $10,000 bond.




Authorities Investigate Death Of Mapleton Woman

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman found unresponsive in western Iowa.
Mapleton police say 53-year-old Brenda Dailey was found Monday morning inside a residence after officers received an emergency call about an unresponsive woman.
Dailey was airlifted to a Sioux City hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police are working with the state Division of Criminal Investigation. Additional information about the case has not been released, though authorities say they don't believe the public is in danger.
The results of an autopsy performed on Tuesday are not available.





Iowa State University Will Not Offer Poultry Classes From Farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm.
Instead professors will rely on videos to teach the students about poultry nutrition, reproduction, anatomy and physiology.
The Department of Animal Science is minimizing traffic to the poultry farm on 11 acres three miles south of the main campus in Ames out of concern the bird flu virus may return with wild bird migration this fall.
Six courses are typically taught in a year at the farm.
Susan Lamont, the animal science professor in charge of genetics research says the some unique chicken genetic lines go back 90 years and Iowa State is the world's sole source.





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