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Monday News, September 6th


Law Enforcement Agencies Involved With High Speed Chase To Stop Suspect Driving Stolen Car

(Le Mars) — Local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high speed pursuit that happened Friday afternoon that even went through downtown Le Mars.  Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a stolen vehicle from Sioux City at around 2:45 p.m.  The vehicle was reported to be on county road K-22 near county road C-44.  Deputies and Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to the area.  Plymouth County Deputies located the vehicle traveling east on Highway 3 from county road K-42 about five miles west of Le Mars.  Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle near Jet Road or West Le Mars.  The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.  The vehicle travelled through Le Mars on Highway 3, or Plymouth Street and continued heading east on 180th Street.  The vehicle continued to travel on rural Plymouth County roads until it started east on county road C-16 north of Remsen.  Near the intersection of county road C-16 and Almond Avenue, the Iowa State Patrol used the pursuit intervention technique or PIT maneuver, and the vehicle ended up in the ditch.  The driver was taken into custody without further incident.  The driver has been identified as 27-year old Denise Sanchez of South Dakota.  Sanchez has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, which is a class C felony; eluding while participating in a felony, a class D felony; and a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on a first offense, a serious misdemeanor.  Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says that additional traffic charges will also be filed after the investigation is complete.  Speeds during the pursuit in the rural part of Plymouth County reached approximately 112 mph.  Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Le Mars and Remsen Police Departments and the Iowa State Patrol.




Sioux County Authorities Investigate Fatal Bicycle Accident

(Orange City) — Sioux County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal accident involving a bicycle rider and a vehicle.  The accident happened early Friday evening at about 5:53 p.m. on Hickory Avenue, two miles north of Hull.  Lorna Moss, 69, of Sioux Center was traveling in the northbound lane on her bicycle on Hickory Avenue.  27 year old Seth DeJong of Doon was driving a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan also heading northbound on Hickory Avenue behind Moss when he struck the bicycle.  Moss was transported by the Hull Ambulance to Sioux Center Health where she was pronounced deceased by the Sioux County Medical Examiner.  Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that DeJong was under the influence of alcohol.  DeJong was transported to the Sioux County Jail and was charged with homicide by vehicle caused by operating a vehicle while intoxicated and homicide by vehicle caused by reckless driving.




Two Injured In Mississippi River Boat Crash

(Sabula, IA) — The Iowa D-N-R says two people were seriously injured in a boat crash on the Mississippi River Sunday. Conservation officers say the crash happened around 10:30 a-m, north of Sabula when one boat failed to maintain proper following distance and hit and ramped up onto another board. An occupant and an operator of one of the boats — a man and a woman — were taken to the hospital. Their names have not been released. Officers say all safety equipment was properly in place a the time of the crash and alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.




Man Killed By Flying Kayak

(Rossville, IA) — The Iowa State Patrol says a motorcyclist was killed when a kayak flew off a trailer and struck him on a county road in Allamakee County. The accident happened Sunday south of Rossville when the kayak on a trailer towed by 69-year-old Andrew Wroble of Harpers Ferry flew off into 75-year-old John Thein of Guttenberg. The State Patrol is still investigating why the kayak flew off the trailer.




Union Leader Positive About Future this Labor Day

(Des Moines, IA) — Labor Day union events and parades in most major cities in Iowa were canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Iowa Federation of Labor spokesman, Lance Coles, says there was a lot of discussion before the final decision and it wasn’t an easy decision. He says the increase in Delta COVID cases was behind the decision. Coles is a postal worker who has been a union member for more than 40 years. He believes things are getting better with more people are wanting to join unions.




Gameday Coming Back To Ames

(Ames, IA) — E-S-P-N’s College GameDay is coming to Ames once again for the Iowa State-Iowa football game Saturday. GameDay was in Ames for the first time for the 2019 Cy-Hawk football game. Both teams come in at 1-0 after the Cyclones held on to beat U-N-I 16-10 Saturday, and the Hawkeyes blew out Indiana 34-6 in Iowa City.