Thursday, September 24, 2020

News Headlines! 09/24/2020

-In news from the nearby OABCIG Community School District, they are the latest school to transition to a hybrid model. Here was Jim Michaelson with more details on this morning's Odebolt News.

 

 

-Starting today, the East Sac Community School District will be dismissing 1 hr early every day until Oct 1 to combat the lofty increase in COVID19 cases in the county. This will be re-evaluated after one week. As of this morning, Sac County has the state's 6th highest COVID19 positivity rate through the last two weeks, as tests have come back positive 19.9% of the time. Currently, ESC activities will go on as planned, but there have been some changes made to the guidelines for attendees. And due to the early out, morning classes for the East Sac preschool will be from 8:15 to 10:35 and the afternoon classes will be from 12:05-2:25.

 

While through two weeks Sac County has the states 6th highest positivity rate, Crawford County has the states 3rd highest rate at 23% the past couple of weeks, Audubon County has the fifth with 20.4%, and Ida County is the state's 10th highest positivity percentage at 16.8% positive the last 14 days.

 

 

-24 year old Rae Horton of Sac City was arrested on Tuesday, September 22 following a stabbing. The Sac City Police Department reported that they responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. to the incident and upon arrival found a 26 year old male lying on the floor of a Sac City resident with a stab wound. The suspect, Horton, was taken into custody at the scene. The victim was transported to Loring Hospital by Sac City EMS and later transferred to another hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds. Horton has been charged with willful injury causing serious injury, which is a class C felony, as well as domestic abuse assault with intent to cause serious injury which is an aggravated misdemeanor. She is being held without bond at the Sac County Jail. This is also the third report of Horton having involvement in an assault just this year. On August 17, Horton was arrested in Carroll for allegedly stabbing a woman in the upper left breast and then proceeding to chase her with an axe. Horton admitted to being an a verbal argument with that victim but denies the assault, though an axe was found under the pillow of a bed Horton had been using. In that case, she was charged with assault causing bodily injury, and also was arrested by the Audubon Police Department in February for first-offense domestic abuse assault with a dangerous weapon.

 

-A report shows The Lake View City Council approved a resolution at their meeting Monday night, naming Brandon Rinnan as the Lake View Police Department’s next chief of police. Rinnan is an Urbandale native but has spent his entire law enforcement career over the past 14 years with the Aurora Police Department in Colorado. After graduating from Urbandale High School, Rinnan earned his associate’s degree from Yavapai (Yeah-vu-pie) College in Arizona and studied criminology at the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Jim Michaelson--Odebolt News
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