Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, Sept. 11th 2016

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CDT

VILLISCA, Iowa (KJAN) — A 26-year old man from Villisca died late Saturday night when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train in Villisca. Authorities say Bradley Lee Dumler died at the scene, when his vehicle was hit as it sat on 7th Avenue between the railroad crossing arms, and was hit by an eastbound BNSF train. An investigation revealed the crossing arms and all other markers were in working order prior to, and after, the crash.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns and 16th-ranked Iowa throttled Iowa State 42-3 on Saturday night, its biggest win over the rival Cyclones in 18 seasons under coach Kirk Ferentz. LeShun Daniels rushed for 112 yards and a TD to help the Hawkeyes (2-0) beat Iowa State in consecutive seasons for the first time in six years.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign believes the path to the presidency will rely heavily on volunteers making contact with individual voters. Donald Trump is bringing new staff on and hoping to make up for lost time. The biggest unknown in the 2016 contest is how voter turnout will be affected by the unusual combination of high interest in the election and low approval for both candidates.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The owner of a crumbling Dubuque landmark says a developer has offered to buy the 120-year-old building and transform it into apartments. But a representative of the developer says a litany of contingencies must be met before the deal is done, and a new engineering report says it’s too late to salvage some parts of the building. The Telegraph Herald cites an engineering report that found a portion of the former Dubuque Malting and Brewing building cannot be salvaged.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A former Marshalltown prosecutor has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and trespassing charges following his arrest in late August for stealing underwear from a co-worker. Ben Stansberry entered the pleas Friday and will pay more than $200 in fines and court costs. Stansberry resigned from his job in the Marshall County Attorney’s Office in August after his arrest and has also submitted his resignation from the local school board.

Villisca man killed in train-vs-car collision Sat. night

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamman reports one person was killed during a collision late Saturday night between a train and a vehicle, in Villisca. Authorities received a call from Burlington Northern – Sante Fe train dispatch at around 11:24-p.m., that a train vs. vehicle accident had occurred in the area of the train crossing on 7th Ave in Villisca.

Villisca Fire & Rescue and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found a single vehicle had been struck by a train accident east of the 7th Ave train crossing in Villisca.  The driver of the vehicle, 26-year old Bradley Lee Dumler, of Villisca, was dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

An investigation determined the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the crossing between the rail arms prior to being hit by the eastbound train. All railway markers, lights and stop arms were in working order and inspected after the accident and continued to show in working order.

Villisca Fire & Rescue, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Burlington Northern Santa Fe assisted at the scene.

New Miss America to be crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The sashes have been steamed, the hair teased and the routines polished. Now, it’s up to the 52 contestants in the Miss America pageant to win the crown tonight (Sunday night) in Atlantic City and become Miss America 2017.

The nationally televised finale will be held in Boardwalk Hall (beginning at 8-p.m. Central Time on ABC). It includes contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. One of them will have their lives changed forever, and receive a $50,000 scholarship.

Miss Iowa, Kelly Koch

Miss Iowa, Kelly Koch

Representing Iowa for a chance at the crown and title, is 20-year old Kelly Koch (last name sounds like “Cook”), from Waukee. Koch is a junior at ISU, majoring in child, adult and family services. In June, she was crowned “Miss Iowa.” No contestant from Iowa has ever won the national Miss American title, although two Miss Iowa’s have been named First Runner-up’s.

Area Volleyball Scores from Saturday, 9/10/16

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) ACGC 18-24-15, AHSTW 21-22-12
Bedford 21-14-15, Fremont-Mills 12-14-10
(2-1) Boyer Valley 17-21-15, OA-BCIG 21-15-12
(2-1) Boyer Valley 21-21-16, West Harrison 9-23-14
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, ACGC 10-11
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, AHSTW 9-11
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, Griswold 9-19
(2-0) Creston 21-21, Bedford 10-8
(2-1) East Union 16-25-15, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 25-20-13
(2-0) Essex 21-21, Bedford 17-16
(2-0) Fremont-Mills 21-21, Lenox 19-11
(2-1) Glenwood 18-21-15, Atlantic 21-13-8
(2-1) Griswold 20-21-15, ACGC 22-17-13
(2-0) Griswold 21-21, AHSTW 19-16
(2-0) Humboldt 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 5-6
(2-1) IKM-Manning 21-17-15, Red Oak 1-21-8
(2-0) IKM-Manning 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 10-15
(2-0) IKM-Manning 21-21, Southwest Valley 12-11
(2-0) IKM-Manning 25-25, Griswold 15-17
(2-1) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-15-16, East Sac County 17-21-14
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, East Sac County 11-5
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Kingsley-Pierson 11-4
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Ridge View 9-14
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, South Central Calhoun 10-19
(2-0) Logan-Magnolia 27-25, Boyer Valley 25-8
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 7-10
(2-0) Red Oak 21-22, Southwest Valley 5-20
(2-1) Red Oak 25-18-15, IKM-Manning 23-25-9
(2-0) Red Oak 25-25, Clarinda 20-20
(2-0) Rock Port 21-21, Bedford 5-6
(2-1) RockPort 20-21-16, Lenox 22-19-14
(2-0) Shenandoah 21-21, Lenox 5-15
(2-0) Southeast Polk 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12-15
(2-0) Southwest Valley 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 10-15
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Atlantic 10-17
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Glenwood 12-13
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Treynor 13-18
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Underwood 9-13
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Winterset 13-13
(2-0) Stanton 21-21, Lenox 16-7
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 14-6
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Glenwood 15-16
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Underwood 17-8
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Winterset 11-12

(2-0) Underwood 21-21, Atlantic 16-6
(2-0) West Monona 21-21, Boyer Valley 11-11
(2-1) Winterset 14-21-17, Atlantic 21-17-15

Cards beat the Brewers 5-1, Saturday

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

St. Louis bolstered its playoff chances by scoring five times in the eighth to beat Milwaukee 5-1. Kolten Wong snapped a 1-1 deadlock with an RBI single and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s two-run double later in the eighth. Adam Wainwright allowed a run and six hits in eight innings, blanking the Brewers following Keon Broxton’s solo shot in the fifth.

The Redbirds are a half-game ahead of New York for the second NL wild-card berth after Adonis Garcia laced an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give Atlanta a 4-3 triumph over the Mets.

Montana holds off Northern Iowa 20-14 in FCS showdown

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Jerry Louie-McGee returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Montana held on to defeat Northern Iowa 20-14 on Saturday in a matchup of FCS powers. Brady Gustafson hit Josh Horner for a 34-yard score and Tim Semenza kicked two field goals for the Grizzlies (2-0), all in the first half.

Tyvis Smith, who had 130 yards, scored on a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter and Daurice Fountain hauled in a 28-yard pass from Aaron Bailey with 8:01 remaining to give the Panthers (1-1) a chance.

Northern Iowa, which beat Iowa State last week, had 351 yards to 206 for Montana, but also had two turnovers and was 6 of 19 on third down and 0 for 3 on fourth. The Grizzlies only had 70 yards in the second half but didn’t have a turnover. Northern Iowa forced Iowa State into four turnovers in its 25-20 win.

No. 16 Iowa throttles Iowa State 42-3

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September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns and 16th-ranked Iowa throttled Iowa State 42-3 on Saturday night, its biggest win over the rival Cyclones in 18 seasons under coach Kirk Ferentz. LeShun Daniels rushed for 112 yards and a TD to help the Hawkeyes (2-0) beat Iowa State in consecutive seasons for the first time in six years.

Beathard put the game out of reach with the three TD passes in the first half — including a brilliant 12-yard toss to a heavily defended Matt VandeBerg. VandeBerg finished with 129 yards receiving, and Allen Lazard caught seven passes for 111 yards.

By jumping out to a big lead, the Hawkeyes negated Iowa State’s efforts to get star back Mike Warren going after a rough opener. Warren, who led all freshmen nationally with 1,337 yards a year ago, had just 28 on seven carries. Joel Lanning was 8 of 20 for 86 yards and an interception for Iowa State and was pulled late in the third quarter for Jacob Park, setting up a potential quarterback controversy just two games into the season.

Up next: The Hawkeyes will host five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State next week in their final non-conference game. The Bison beat Eastern Washington 50-44 on overtime Saturday;  The Cyclones open Big 12 play on the road next week, against TCU.

Osceola man killed in Polk County motorcycle crash, Saturday

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September 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A motorcycle accident Saturday morning in Polk County has claimed the life of a Clarke County man. The Iowa State Patrol reports 20-year old Vyacheslav Zinchenko, of Osceola, died at scene of the crash that took place at around 7:30-a.m. Officials say the 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was riding southbound on Highway 65 near Altoona, went from the right lane across the traveled portion of the road and struck a guard rail. Zinchenko was ejected from the cycle and landed in the median.

The cycle bounced off the guardrail and traveled across the road to the west and came to rest near the west bridge wall.

Huskers capitalize on 6 Wyoming turnovers in a 52-17 rout

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September 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns, Kieron Williams ran back one of Josh Allen’s five interceptions for a score and Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-17 on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (2-0) started their 28-point fourth quarter on Armstrong’s perfectly thrown 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Westerkamp. Armstrong later flipped a 9-yarder to Westerkamp for his school-record 57th career TD pass.

Williams ran back an interception 23 yards for a touchdown to put Nebraska up 24-10, but the Cowboys (1-1) answered with a six-play, 76-yard drive to make it a seven-point late in the third quarter. Westerkamp caught four balls for 105 yards and Alonzo Moore had three catches for 109.

Allen, who played a turnover-free game in last week’s triple-overtime win over Northern Illinois, accounted for all six Wyoming turnovers. Tanner Gentry had seven catches for 124 yards for his second straight 100-yard receiving game.

Chiefs release LB Dezman Moses to reach 53-man roster limit

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September 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have released linebacker Dezman Moses to reach the 53-man roster limit. Kansas City had a roster exemption for All-Pro safety Eric Berry, who didn’t sign his franchise tender until late in training camp. It expired on Saturday, forcing them to release Moses to reach the NFL’s limit ahead of Sunday’s opener against San Diego.

Berry didn’t play in any preseason games but is expected to start against the Chargers. Moses has been active for 13 games for Kansas City each of the past two seasons, though most of his work has been on special teams. He had just one tackle a year ago.