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Disaster Proclomations Issued

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for five Iowa counties following strong storms.

Branstad issued the proclamations Tuesday for Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties.

The action lets state resources be used to prepare for, respond to and recover from storms and flooding on public land or private land that might threaten public health and safety.

State resources already have been deployed, including pumps in Lyon County and thousands of sandbags in Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties.

Branstad and Mark Schouten, the director of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department, will survey damage in Lyon and Sioux counties Wednesday.

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Primghar Man Arrested

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A Primghar man is arrested after a traffic stop.

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UPDATE Fatal Accident Near Sheldon

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A Granville man was killed in a single vehicle crash south of Sheldon on Thursday afternoon.

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Martin County Prostitution Charges

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5 suspects, including a Jackson man are charged in a prostitution investigation.

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Veteran’s Memorial Objection

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A group says a veterans memorial in a Knoxville city park amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.

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Former Remsen-Union Teacher Accused

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A former northwest Iowa school teacher is accused of being involved in a sexual relationship with a teenage student.