An Oelwein man has been arrested on drug charges, after police responded to a report of a fight on the southwest side of town.

At about 1pm Saturday (Sept. 4), Oelwein Police were called to the 100 block of 8th Avenue SW, for a reported altercation.

Following an investigation, officers took 47 year old Charles William Evans into custody on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd or Subsequent Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Oelwein Police have arrested a southwest Wisconsin woman for outstanding warrants in Northeast Iowa.

Shortly after 11pm Friday (Sept. 3), officers took 30 year old Audreana Marie Capps of Prairie du Chien, into custody.

Capps was wanted on three Fayette County Sheriff's warrants. The original charges were Gathering Where Controlled Substances are Used, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying Weapons, and Driving While her License is Suspended.


(from Radio Iowa):

Refugee resettlement agencies in Iowa are preparing for more refugees who were evacuated from Afghanistan last month. The Des Moines office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has already resettled one family and it expects the capacity to stretch to about 350 more Afghan refugees. Kerri True-Funk is the office's director.

True-Funk says, "We're going to get overwhelmed pretty quickly, just with the number of ongoing arrivals that we have, in addition to Afghan folks." She says agency has received an outpouring of support from many Iowans for the effort, including the governor’s office. After consulting with the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services, True-

Funk says the hundreds of expected Afghans are in addition to the agency’s scheduled arrivals from other countries.
"We haven't started getting the bulk of people that were airlifted out at this point," she says. "They are still in processing, so we're kind of seeing how it goes along and playing it by ear.”

True-Funk says USCRI is being overwhelmed with calls from Iowans who want to help. The best way to do that, she says, is through cash donations.


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