Friday, October 16, 2020
Friday Headlines 10/16/2020
-An incident report from the Denison Police Department shows that 19 year old Yobany Ajanel of Denison was arrested Wednesday, October 14th shortly before noon at a local residence. Ajanel was arrested for domestic abuse assault-Reports show by means of asphyxiation Ajanel was also charged with child endangerment, and impeding emergency communications. All charges are allegations and the people charged in this case are to be considered innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
-The Twiner-Herald in Woodbine reports Three students in the secondary have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus this week. After chatting with Supt. Tom Ridder, he believes those who will have to quarantine as a result of these new cases will be minimal.
-As Harrison County struggles with a COVID19 outbreak, the Woodbine Community School District announced through their Facebook last night some numbers as of yesterday's school. As of last night there is 42 students in quarantine while there were 3 new positive student cases. That brought the total of positive cases among the student body to 18, while 6 are isolating at home and 12 have been released to return to school. The Woodbine student positivity rate is 1%.
As for the staff there is one new staff member is quarantining at home and since the start of school there have been 7 staff members with positive tests. 4 are isolating at home and 3 have been cleared to return to school.
-Crawford County has exceeded 10 deaths due to the virus, as they now have 12 deaths, 1283 people have tested positive in the county and 978 have since recovered. Audubon County has one death, 124 people caught the virus and 56 have since recovered. Carroll County has been able to keep positive tests under 1,000 so far. With 988 residents having tested positive, 621 have recovered, and they have had 7 residents succumb to the virus. Harrison County, who is in an outbreak, has also had 7 deaths at the hands of the virus. 530 residents tested positive, and 190 of them have recovered. Ida County has a couple of deaths from the virus, 173 people have tested positive and 98 have recovered. Shelby County has had 330 total positive tests while 240 have since recovered and the county has saw one death. Sac County has had 349 locals who've tested positive. 290 of them have recovered and 2 people have died in Sac County. Monona County is up to 219 positive tests, 147 recoveries and just one death. These are listening area COVID19 statistics as of this morning according to the Iowa Coronavirus Data website.
-The trial for 19 year old Michael Lyons of Carroll, who was accused of sexual contact with a minor has been rescheduled and will now begin next week. Carroll County District Court Records show that Lyons faces one count of third-degree sexual abuse. The charge stems from an investigation by the Carroll Police Department which found Lyons had performed sexual acts with a 13 year old female between mid-april and May of this year. Lyons pled not guilty to the felony in July and was originally scheduled for trial on September 15th but scheduling issues pushed the trial back and will begin on Tuesday, October 20th. If Lyons is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
-Crawford County and surrounding counties will be under risk of fire through Saturday. The dry, windy, and warm conditions expected, along with strong southwest wind gusts indicate potential for easily ignited fires and rapid spread, especially in unharvested fields. This warning comes from the National Weather Service.
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