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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.

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Rest Of Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Monday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms until late afternoon...Then mostly sunny late in the afternoon. Breezy. High around 70. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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Webster City School Superintendent Mike Sherwood and Webster City

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Dave "The Shef" inspired the audience at
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