- The Waldorf College Theatre Company's performance of The Tempest at Lund Pond on the Waldorf campus has been postponed to Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. due to pending weather conditions. In case of rain on Tuesday, the performance will take place in the Atrium.:
- 5/21/13-Varsity game first Lake Mills High School baseball at Lake Mills will be played tonight-Varsity first at 5:45 pm; LMJV to follow.:
SNOWY SEQUEL More snow forecast for Nebraska, Iowa OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – More snow is predicted to fall in Nebraska and Iowa less than a week after a major snowstorm moved through the region. The National Weather Service said snow was likely to begin falling in western Nebraska Sunday afternoon, and then the storm would gradually move east. The weather service predicted that 1 to 4 inches of snow will fall over western and central Nebraska on Sunday. The snow will return to eastern Nebraska overnight and continue through Monday. It will drop 2 to 7 inches of snow with the heaviest snow in the southeastern corner of the state. Omaha is likely to get 3 to 4 inches. The snow will begin falling in Iowa on Monday and could linger into Wednesday. The heaviest snow will fall in southeast Iowa.
DES MOINES GIRL FOUND Des Moines girl found safe (Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police say a 12-year-old Des Moines girl who went missing after her mother drove her to school earlier this month has been found safe. The Des Moines Register reports that 18-year-old Sergio Lopez faces two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and is jailed without bond in Polk County. He’s also charged with violating a no-contact order involving the girl. Lopez was wanted for failing to appear in court on one of the sexual abuse charges. The girl went missing after her mother drove her to school February 8th. She was found Sunday and Lopez was arrested Sunday night. Police had said in announcing the girl’s disappearance that they believed she was with Lopez.
IOWA CAPITOL FOCUS Iowa lawmakers again consider raising fuel tax DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Education spending and property tax cuts have been the focus so far in Iowa’s legislative session, but some people think another change that could emerge this year is an increase in the fuel tax. Iowa’s fuel tax is now 22 cents per gallon including all fees. It hasn’t been raised since 1989. Lawmakers have for years proposed raising the tax, and a commission appointed by Governor Terry Branstad in 2011 recommended an increase of 8 to 10 cents to boost funding for the state’s network of bridges and roads. An effort to raise the tax by 10 cents failed in the Legislature last year. But House Transportation Committee chairman Rep. Joshua Byrnes says he thinks similar legislation would have a stronger chance this session because it isn’t an election year.
BOY SHOOTS FRIEND Iowa boy shot in shoulder by 13-year-old friend DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police say an Iowa boy accidentally shot his friend in the shoulder while they were playing with a handgun. Des Moines police say both the boys are 13-years-old. The boy who was hurt, Alec Osborn, was conscious when officers arrived and was initially listed in fair condition. The boys were at the home of another boy’s family friend in south Des Moines on Saturday. Police say the boy who shot Osborn didn’t think the .22-caliber revolver was loaded when he pulled the trigger. Police seized eight guns from the home where the incident happened. Prosecutors are considering filing child endangerment charges against the gun owner, who gave the boys access to several firearms. The gun owner, 65-year-old Dennis Yohe, declined to comment on the incident.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTODY DISPUTE Hearing set in international child custody case DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A hearing is planned for Monday in federal court in Des Moines in a child custody case involving a Swedish man who claims his ex-wife illegally moved with their daughter to Iowa. A judge has ordered Raina Anderung to appear with her 3-year-old daughter Monday morning. Anderung must hand over the girl’s passport and she cannot remove the child from the Southern District of Iowa or she’ll be arrested. A complaint filed February 14th alleges Anderung, who lives in Pleasantville, traveled to Iowa last May for a 90-day visit and refuses to return to Sweden. The girl’s father, Magnus Anderung, claims she is violating a 1980 international agreement known as the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. She claims they agreed on the move.
T25-IOWA-NEBRASKA No. 24 Nebraska women defeat Iowa 66-46 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Rachel Theriot scored 19 points and the 24th ranked Nebraska lady Cornhuskers won their ninth game in a row, defeating Iowa 66-46 on Sunday. Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore scored 10 points apiece and Moore had eight assists for the Cornhuskers (21-6, 11-3 Big Ten), who kept their hopes alive of sharing the conference championship. Nebraska’s last two conference games are at Wisconsin on Thursday and at home next Sunday against Number 7 Penn State, which owns at least a share of the Big Ten title. Samantha Logic led the Hawkeyes (17-11, 6-8) with 12 points. She scored the game’s first basket, but that was Iowa’s only lead and the Huskers went on to lead 29-20 at halftime. Iowa, which has lost six of its last seven, fell to 7-2 against ranked teams this season. The Hawkeyes’ other loss in that category was to Penn State.