Man accused of biting baby daughter to go on trial in August

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June 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An August trial is scheduled for a Sioux City man accused of biting his baby daughter on the face. Court records say 23-year-old Edward Valdez has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment resulting in injury. His trial is set to begin Aug. 22.

A court document says the child was bitten on March 24, when Valdez was alone with her. He told an officer that the girl had been sick and wouldn’t stop crying. Valdez said he became frustrated and bit her right cheek. The document says the bite left a white mark that lasted several days.

Creston Police report (6/23)

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June 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report two arrests took place Thursday. At around 12:30-a.m., 55-year old Robert Edward McCrory, of Greenfield, was arrested at 210 N. Oak St, in Creston. He was taken into custody on a Probation Violation Warrant. McCrory was being held in the Union County Jail on a $1,000 and a $2,000 cash or surety
bond.

And, at around 845-p.m., Thursday, Creston Police arrested 29-year old Lisa Joanne Squibbs, at her home in Creston, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. She was released from the Union County Jail upon paying a $1,000 cash or surety bond.

Heartbeat Today 6-23-2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Lisa Steen Riggs for an update on the progress of the Danish Windmill restoration in Elk Horn.

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7:18 am Sportscast 6-23-2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

w/Chris Parks.

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7:18 am Newscast 6-23-2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

w/Chris Parks.

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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Friday, June 23

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June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .19″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .1″
  • Massena  .47″
  • Emerson  .18″
  • Red Oak  .85″
  • Creston  .2″
  • Hastings  .32″
  • Corning  .07″

USDA halting import of fresh Brazilian Beef

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

(Washington, DC, June 22, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market.  The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action which the USDA finds satisfactory.

Since March, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been inspecting 100 percent of all meat products arriving in the United States from Brazil.  FSIS has refused entry to 11 percent of Brazilian fresh beef products.   That figure is substantially higher than the rejection rate of one percent of shipments from the rest of the world.  Since implementation of the increased inspection, FSIS has refused entry to 106 lots (approximately 1.9 million pounds) of Brazilian beef products due to public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues. It is important to note that none of the rejected lots made it into the U.S. market.

The Brazilian government had pledged to address those concerns, including by self-suspending five facilities from shipping beef to the United States.  Today’s action to suspend all fresh beef shipments from Brazil supersedes the self-suspension.

Secretary Perdue issued the following statement:

“Ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply is one of our critical missions, and it’s one we undertake with great seriousness.  Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been one of our partners, my first priority is to protect American consumers. That’s what we’ve done by halting the import of Brazilian fresh beef.  I commend the work of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for painstakingly safeguarding the food we serve our families.”

Iowa State’s Morris taken in NBA Draft by Denver

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June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Iowa State’s Monte Morris is now a member of the Denver Nuggets. Morris was selected in the second round with the 51st pick in the 2017 draft.

The Flint, Michigan native was an All-American for the Cyclones as a senior when he averaged 16.5 points per game. He is the NCAA all-time single-season and career leader in assist to turnover ratio.

Morris is the 38th former Cyclone to be drafted. Iowa State has had 11 players drafted since the Big 12 Conference was formed in 1996. This is the second consecutive year a Cyclone has been taken in the second round after Georges Niang was selected by the Indiana Pacers last year.

High School Baseball Scoreboard Thursday 6/22/2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Glenwood 7, Atlantic 0
AHSTW, Avoca 3, Missouri Valley 1
Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, Alta/Aurelia 7
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 10, Spirit Lake 2
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 8, Spirit Lake 5 (6 innings darkness)
Denison-Schleswig 12, Red Oak 1 (final 5 innings)
Lewis Central 5, Clarinda 2
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 7, Ridge View 5
Martensdale-St. Marys 4, Interstate 35, Truro 0
Mount Ayr 20, Bedford 4 (5 innings)
Ogden 11, ACGC 1
Ogden 4, ACGC 1
Orient-Macksburg 12, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 5
Red Oak 5, Denison-Schleswig 4
Treynor 10, Audubon 3 (called in top of 7th due to lightning)
Underwood 15, Riverside, Oakland 0 (5 innings)
West Monona, Onawa 24, Whiting 9
Woodbine 10, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 0
Woodward-Granger 15, West Central Valley, Stuart 5 (5 innings)
Woodward-Granger 20, West Central Valley, Stuart 3 (4 innings)

High School Softball Scoreboard Thursday 6/23/2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Atlantic 7, Glenwood 3
Atlantic 9, Glenwood 2
AHSTW 7, Missouri Valley 5
Carroll 5, Storm Lake 2
Creston 14, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1
Creston 18, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0
Denison-Schleswig 8, Red Oak 5
East Sac County 10, AR-WE-VA, Westside 2
Fremont-Mills 11, Essex 10
Lawton-Bronson 12, OA-BCIG 2
Lenox 9, Southwest Valley 6
Logan-Magnolia 8, IKM-Manning 6
Martensdale-St Marys 6, Interstate 35, Truro 4
Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 5, Orient-Macksburg 2
Ogden 5, ACGC 2
Ogden 8, ACGC 0
Ridge View 7, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 3
Sidney 10, Fremont-Mills 2
Sidney 9, Stanton 5
Stanton 9, East Mills 8
Treynor 9, Audubon 1
Tri-Center, Neola 9, Griswold 8
West Harrison 10, Charter Oak-Ute 0
Westwood, Sloan 4, Woodbury Central 0