Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.
The National Weather Service says much of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is likely to see 1-to-2 inches of snow by early Monday. Some parts of eastern Iowa could receive 4-to-6 inches of snow.
Cold temperatures are expected to follow the snow on Monday.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Monday morning and winds up to 30 mph are expected.
The wind may create blowing snow and wind chills around 0 degrees.
POST OFFICE-TUSKEGEE AIRMAN
Chicago suburb names post office in honor of Tuskegee Airman
(Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com)
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago post office has been named in honor of a member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen who flew scores of missions in World War II.
The Daily Southtown reported Wednesday that Robert Martin was honored at a ceremony at Olympia Fields Village Hall.
Robert Martin’s three children then headed to the Olympia Fields post office where a plaque commemorating their father was unveiled. Martin lived there from 2008 until his death at age 99 in July 2018.
For his military service, Martin was bestowed honors such as the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.
He was part of the elite fighter pilot group trained at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute. The program was created after the NAACP began challenging policies that barred black people from flying military aircraft.
Iowa man, 19, gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old’s death
(Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges.
The Des Moines Register reports that Jayden Straight pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and several related charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Straight’s daughter died in July 2018 after suffering serious internal injuries.
Prosecutors said that doctors determined the girl’s injuries were the result of a deliberate assault.
Straight received the maximum sentence for each of the six charges he pleaded guilty to, and his sentences must be served consecutively up to 100 years total.
PRIDE FLAG BURNED
Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag
(Information from: WOI-TV, http://weareiowa.com)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar.
WOI reports that 32-year-old Daniel Rosemark was arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident. Police say Rosemark torn down the pride flag that had been outside The Blazing Saddle in the East Village.
He’s also charged with reckless use of fire and possession of a controlled substance.
Earlier this week, a jury convicted another man of a hate crime and other counts for tearing down and burning an LGBTQ flag flying at a church in Ames in June.
DES MOINES DEATH INVESTIGATION
Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man has been charged in the killing last month of a Des Moines man.
Des Moines police say in a news release that 39-year-old Nicky Joe Beery, of Des Moines, was charged in a warrant Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old James Moss Jr.
Moss found injured at a home early the morning of Oct. 5 and was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Police have not said what caused his death.
According to the news release, Beery was arrested Thursday in Las Vegas on a material witness warrant in the case. He was charged after being questioned Friday by Des Moines detectives who traveled to Las Vegas.
DCI PHONE SCAM
Iowa law enforcement warns residents of phone scam
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa law enforcement officials are warning of a phone scam by people posing as Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation staff.
The division says it has received reports from the public that scammers are trying to extort money from Iowa residents and are misrepresenting themselves as DCI agents working with the FBI to collect money.
Some scammers are using false agent names and badge numbers. Those targeted also report that their caller ID devices display a number for the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
The DCI does not request payment over the phone. Anyone receiving a phone call similar to those described by the DCI are asked to hang up and contact local law enforcement and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office hotline.