Trial for Accused Murderer of ISU Golfer Moved to NE Iowa, Scooters on the Way for Omaha, SPM, 4:32

May 6, 2019

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The trial for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University female golfer has been moved to northeast Iowa. A judge today agreed to set trial for the Winneshiek County Courthouse in Decorah on Sept. 10.

Twenty-two year old Collin Richards was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Celia Barquín Arozamena.  She was the 2018 Big 12 Conference women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year. The civil engineering student was found dead with multiple stab wounds Sept. 17 at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.  

The Sioux City Council will vote today on site plans for three U.S. Cellular cell towers.  U.S. Cellular said last month that it expects to add about 30 total cell sites in Sioux City and the surrounding area, with only five being new tower builds within the city. Two stores are also expected to open later this year in Sioux City.

In February, the council denied U.S. Cellular's site plan for a 130-foot cell tower at 2015 W. Sixth St. because the site plan failed to meet setback requirements. 

Omaha pedestrians and drivers may soon have to make way for electric scooter riders on the city's streets.

The City Council will vote tomorrow on a pilot project to bring up to 1,500 dockless scooters to Omaha through November.