Iowa woman accused of ramming husband's motorcycle
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say a 45-year-old Osceola woman used her sport utility vehicle to chase and ram a motorcycle carrying her husband and another woman.
The Des Moines Register says Kimberly Vangundy is charged with serious injury by vehicle. Polk County Jail records say Vangundy remained in custody on Thursday, pending $10,000 in bail. Online court records don't list the name of her attorney.
Police say the chase began a little before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told police that Vangundy chased the motorcycle and tried to run it off the road several times. Witnesses say Vangundy didn't slow down before hitting the bike. She then got out of her SUV and began hitting her husband. Police say he and the woman with him suffered scrapes and other injuries.
Sheriff: Iowa man sold drugs to undercover officer
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged for selling cocaine and ecstasy to an undercover officer.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Dominic Magalhaes was arrested Tuesday night. He has been charged with two felonies for the drug sales. Magalhaes also faces misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities say Magalhaes sold one gram of MDMA to the officer in February. They say he then made an arrangement to trade cocaine for a hallucinogen in March.
Authorities say Magalhaes was arrested after trying to trade the cocaine and other drugs were found at his house.
Online jail records did not indicate an attorney for Magalhaes.
Nebraska man charged in chase through 3 states
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A Nebraska man is charged in Missouri after a police chase that wound through parts of three states before ending in northwest Missouri.
Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice on Tuesday charged 37-year-old Neal Alan Ulfers, of Lincoln, Nebraska, with tampering and resisting arrest, both felonies.
Ulfers was arrested Monday after the chase ended in Maryville. He is accused of stealing a pickup truck from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and eluding officers in southwest Iowa before entering northwest Missouri. Investigators say the chase reached speeds up to 80 mph, and Ulfers sometimes drove the wrong direction on highways, two-lane blacktops and gravel roads.
The Maryville Daily Forum reports Ulfers was finally forced off the road by a state trooper.
Online court records do not list an attorney for Ulfers.
Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.
Bruce Koloshi, of Summit, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 months he served since his arrest last September at Mohegan Sun.
Prosecutors say the 55-year-old Koloshi has cheating convictions in Nevada, Iowa and Illinois and is facing charges in Louisiana.
The Day of New London reports he was taken into custody at a poker table after a surveillance operator notified police that he was "clearly marking the cards" with ink that could only be seen when the video was viewed in black and white.
Police found a piece of fabric with the ink on it in his pocket.
PROJECT LIBERTY-KING VISIT
Netherlands king to attend ethanol plant opening
EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) - The king of the Netherlands plans to visit Iowa next month to attend the grand opening of a northern Iowa ethanol plant co-owned by a Netherlands-based company.
Willem-Alexander says he will take part in the Sept. 3 grand opening ceremony at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg and tour the facility. The $250 million project is a joint venture of Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based ethanol-maker POET and Royal DSM, a biotechnology company based in the Netherlands. The plant will produce 25 million gallons a year when fully operational.
It is among the first facilities of its size in the United States to begin making ethanol from plant material.
Cellulosic ethanol is made from the woody and fibrous parts of plants, including corn cobs, stalks, leaves and other residue.
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