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Monday Afternoon News, May 31st


Woodbury County Authorities Investigate Shooting Near Luton

(Sioux City) — Woodbury County authorities are investigating a shooting that left one person dead, and another person wounded outside of a rural residence near Luton, Iowa on Monday afternoon.  Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan says emergency crews responded at around 1:30 p.m.

Sheehan says a description of the suspect and vehicle was obtained, and a suspect was arrested a short time later.

The Sheriff says the suspect was being interviewed this afternoon.  The names of the victims have not been released.




Prisoner Serving Life Dies

(Fort Madison, IA) — The Iowa Department of Corrections reports an 87-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder has died in prison of natural causes. The D-O-C says Robert Overstreet Senior died Friday at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. A jury found him guilty of second-degree murder
for a shooting at a bar on Christmas Eve, 1970 at Freeman’s Tap in Davenport.
Overstreet said he fired the gun in self-defense. He appealed that sentence, on a second-degree murder conviction, but in 1976, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the sentence.




Sioux City Air Guard Part Of International Exercise

(Sioux City, IA) — Sioux City’s 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing has been participating with Air Guard units from Maine and Ohio in a first of its kind missile defense exercise in the United Kingdom. The exercise has more than three-thousand participants from the European nations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the U-K and the U-S. The mission is hosted by the U-S Naval Sixth Fleet and the British Royal Navy in the Western Isles of Scotland and covers the areas of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The K-C 135 air operations are staging out of the Glasgow-Prestwick Airport in Prestwick, Scotland.




Iowa Lottery Making Changes

(Clive, IA) — The Iowa Lottery plans to make the appointments required to pick up prizes as a precaution during the pandemic a permanent requirement.
Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says they’ve been evaluating things as restrictions are removed and will stay with the appointments. She says the appointment process has proven to be popular as it lets winners know a specific time to come in and claim a prize — and it helps the lottery in its planning. To make a prize-claim appointment, you should call the lottery
office where you want to claim your prize to schedule a time.