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Tuesday Afternoon News, December 29th


Le Mars Could See As Much As Five Inches Of Snow

(Le Mars) — As of noon Tuesday, Le Mars had received two inches of snow.  Officials with the National Weather Services of Sioux Falls say Le Mars and Plymouth County could see as much as five inches of snow before the system passes. Samantha Carr is a meteorologist with the National Weather Services.
She explains how this snow system is different from last week’s blizzard.

Carr says the snow will continue through late afternoon, then during the early evening hours we could see a mixture of snow and freezing drizzle.

The weather official says another winter snow storm may hit our area on New Year’s Eve and heading into New Year’s Day.

Often during this time of year, we start to see those sub-zero
temperatures, but Carr says we should retain normal highs and lows temperatures, at least for the next week or so.

Portions of eastern Iowa are expecting upwards of nine inches of snow from today’s weather system.




Many Northwest Iowa Roads Are Partially Covered With Snow

(Le Mars) — The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting most roads of northwest Iowa are partially covered with snow. Snow plows are out clearing the highways. Some plows are applying some sand and de-icing agents, while
many snow plows are only using their front-end plow blades to remove the snow. Visibility is reduced on many of the northwest Iowa roads.

Photo taken from IDOT snowplow truck on Highway 3 near Remsen at approximately 12:50 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. (photo contributed.)




Sioux City Man Charged With Attempted Murder in I-29 Shooting, Cycle Crash

(Onawa, IA) — A Sioux City man is facing attempted murder and vehicle theft charges following a shooting and accident on Interstate 29 in Monona County. Investigators say 39-year-old Jayme Powell was driving a stolen pickup Sunday when he fired multiple rounds at another vehicle. Authorities say Powell then intentionally struck a motorcycle and stole another pickup and fled the scene. He was later arrested in Sioux City. The motorcyclist was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.




Linn County Prosecutors Launching Marijuana Diversion Program

(Cedar Rapids, IA) — The Linn County Attorney’s Office is launching a marijuana diversion program next month. It will allow first-time offenders caught with a small amount to avoid prosecution. County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said people found with a small quantity of marijuana maybe deserve a second chance. They would be eligible for a voluntary program which includes substance abuse counseling and community service. Some critics worry it will reinforce racial disparities because Black Iowans are much more likely to have prior convictions for cannabis possession.




Mason City Man Accused of Leading Authorities on 100 MPH Chase

(Mason City, IA) — A Mason City man is jailed after leading authorities on a chase at speeds over 100 miles per hour in Cerro Gordo County. The Iowa State Patrol says a trooper pulled over 20-year-old Jessie Timmons Monday morning on Highway 122. When the trooper activated emergency lights and sirens, Timmons took off. The criminal complaint says he made statements about trying to elude a trooper and driving 110 miles per hour. Authorities say Timmons failed a field sobriety test.