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 • Authorities release name in Iowa Falls standoff

 Authorities have now released the name of the man who was shot to death by law enforcement authorities in Iowa Falls Thursday afternoon. He is 25 year old Leighton C. Fitz of Iowa Falls. On Thursday afternoon, the Iowa Falls Police Department responded to an emergency call of an armed suicidal man at 413 College Street. Upon arrival Fitz exited the residence armed with several weapons and wearing a bullet proof vest. Fitz refused to obey commands from officers on the scene and reached for a weapon. After refusing to drop the weapon, officers fired rounds fatally striking Fitz. After a search of the residence, agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation found multiple loaded weapons and a gas mask. Agents also discovered threats toward officers on Fitz's Facebook page. An autopsy is being conducted by Dr. Michelle Catellier at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny. Five officers were involved in the shooting:two Iowa Falls Police Officers and three DPS officers.All officers involved in the shooting are currently on administrative leave pending the investigation. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation along with the Iowa State Patrol,Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Hardin and Franklin County Sheriff's Departments and the Iowa Falls Police Department are assisting in the investigation. No additional information will be released until the investigation is complete.

 • Clarion City Council to meet Monday evening.

 The Clarion City Council meets Monday evening at 5:00 at the city hall in Clarion. The council will consider a resolution approving the contract, performance and or payment bonds for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project with Wicks Construction Company of Decorah. A public hearing will be held at 5:15 p.m. to take additional action on the proposal to enter into a G.O. Loan Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed three million dollars for paying the cost of infrastructure for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project. Another public hearing is at 5:30 p.m. for the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for Traffic Signalization Improvements at the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and Second Street. The council will consider the financial support of $2000 for a County Wide Housing Needs Assessment.

 • Webster City Civil Service Commission to meet Wednesday.

 The task of finding a new Webster City Police and Fire Chief will begin Wednesday afternoon when the local Civil Service Commission meets at City Hall. The commission will look at the hiring process for both positions. Mike Lund will be retiring as fire chief on June 13. Brian Hughes will resign next month as he will become a police chief in suburban Pittsburgh. The commission will discuss the promotional process review and approval for a fire captain. Meeting time is at 4:00 p.m.

 • Webster City Parks and Recreation to discuss the plans for a dog park at Sketchley Park next month.
 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Monday morning.



Rest Of Today...Sunny...Warmer. High in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Not as cool. Low in the lower 40s. Southeast wind around 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Breezy...Warmer. High in the mid 70s. South wind 15 to 25 mph.

Iowa State News



    Decision on Cedar Rapids casino emotional for both sides
    Emotions ran high among both sides after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to deny a license for a proposed 164-million dollar casino project in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids City Mayor, Ron Corbett. “I’m not going to make any comments right now,” Corbet says. Steve Gray lead the group of investors who […]
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    Board chair felt “gun to my head” to hire Branstad pick; governor denies the charge
    The chairman of a state board that decides disputes between government employees and their managers says Governor Terry Branstad’s chief of staff forced the board to hire a judge who had been hand-picked by Branstad’s staff, a charge Branstad denies. Public Employment Relations Board chairman James Riordan has been on the board for the past […]
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    Veishea task force chair: ending event “one of the possibilities”
    The chair of a task force to study the future of Veishea at Iowa State University says ending the event is definitely an option. The annual spring-time celebration on the ISU campus was cut short last week when violence erupted on the morning of April 9 in the Campustown area of Ames. Students flipped over […]
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    No gambling license for Cedar Rapids
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 4-1 against awarding a new casino gambling license to developers in Cedar Rapids. Commissioner Carl Heinrich says he does not believe there’s a need for a new casino in the area. “I think that if anyone does desire to gamble, they have it within their accessibility within an […]
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    ISU president announces members of Veishea task force
    Iowa State University President Steven Leath has announced the members of a task force to study the future of Veishea. The annual spring-time celebration on the ISU campus was cut short last week when violence erupted on the morning of April 9 in the Campustown area of Ames. Students flipped over cars, ripped out street […]
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Dave "The Shef" inspired the audience at
Wednesday night's Webster City Chamber
Dinner and Annual Meeting.

Kim Park helps Mike Weiman select his
ducks for door prizes at the annual Chamber