Bluffs man arrested Thursday during follow-up investigation into a road rage incident

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September 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs report one person was arrested today (Thursday), following an investigation into a road rage incident that occurred earlier this month (September). The driver of the suspect vehicle, 25-year old Derek Edward Rodwell, of Council Bluffs, was arrested on several outstanding felony warrants stemming from the Sept. 8th incident on Interstate 29.

On September 8. 2016 at approximately 9:35-p.m.. Officers of the Council Bluffs Police Department were dispatched to the 52 mile marker of Interstate 29 in reference to a road rage incident.

Derek Rodwell

Derek Rodwell

The victim, 20-year old Alyssa Huber and passenger Ethan Hoden, told officers that a Silver Dodge Caravan began tailgating them as they were entering Interstate 29 from South 24th Street. Huber exited the interstate in an attempt to avoid the driver of the Silver Caravan while Hoden called the 911 Center.

In the 3600 block of Avenue G Huber stopped and the driver of the Silver Caravan rammed her vehicle. The driver of the Silver Caravan (Rodwell) rammed her vehicle a second time in the area of 23rd Avenue & South 10th Street. Authorities say fortunately, there were no injuries resulting from the incident.

2 Council Bluffs women carjacked Wed, night, 2 juveniles apprehended

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September 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say two juveniles were arrested following a carjacking incident Wednesday night. Authorities say officers were called to the vicinity of S. 30th St. and 3rd Avenue at around 9:35-p.m., following a reported carjacking.  The victim’s, 66-year old Melva Fiscus and 45-year old Laurie Gustin, both of Council Bluffs, had driven from the area and contacted the 911 Center.

Fiscus and Gustin told officers that as they approached the intersection driving Southbound three Black males were standing in the intersection. Fiscus who was driving stopped believing the subjects were merely pedestrians crossing the street. A forth Black male who was standing out of sight approached the car, opening the driver’s door and repeatedly told the occupants to “Get out”. He was armed with what appeared to be a small back handgun. Fiscus managed to get her door closed and fled the area prior to contacting 911.

As officers checked the area they observed two subjects that matched the description of the suspects. The officers attempted to initiate contact and the two subjects took off running. After a short foot pursuit the two subjects were apprehended. An airsoft pistol was located in the area where the two subjects were apprehended. The two suspects were determined to be juveniles.

After being identified both Juveniles were placed at the Juvenile Detention Center charged with Robbery 3rd Degree and Theft 1st Degree. The Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the incident, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact (712) 328-4728 or Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-7867.

Pickup truck reported stolen from Clarinda is found; Clarinda Academy students still missing

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September 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports a pickup truck stolen from Clarinda on Friday, September 23rd, was located this (Thursday) afternoon in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota residential neighborhood. The truck appeared to be in good condition. The vehicle was towed to a storage facility in Sioux Falls, with arrangements pending for the owner to retrieve it.  The three students that absconded from the Clarinda Academy still remain at large.

The students include a 15-year-old Native American Male, 5’9”, 155 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, from Interior, South Dakota; a 16-year-old Native American Male, 5’7”, 150 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, from Wagner, South Dakota; and a 17-year-old African-American Male, 5’4”, 140 lbs. brown eyes, black hair from, Sacramento, California.

All three juveniles were being held at the Academy on orders from South Dakota and California respectively.  The teens were reported missing late Friday night (Sept. 23rd).  It’s believed that the Clarinda Academy juveniles stole the pickup and  fled.

CA man arrested on drug charges Tuesday, in Harlan

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September 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports a search warrant executed Tuesday at 1001 Park Street, unit #2, resulted in a California man being arrested on numerous drug charges. 25-year old Manolo Iniguez Arechiga, of San Francisco, CA, faces felony charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prohibited Acts. Various amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were recovered at the scene.

Arechiga was being held in the Shelby County Jail on the local charges, and on outstanding warrants out of California.

IKM-Manning host AHSTW in key Class 1A, District 7 contest

Sports

September 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The IKM-Manning Wolves and AHSTW Vikings will collide in a key Class 1A, District 7 contest on Friday night in Manning.  The Wolves have come up just short in their last two contests against very tough opponents and now have their backs against the wall for a playoff push with a 2-3 record. AHSTW comes in undefeated at 5-0 after winning some tough early season games against Shenandoah and Lawton-Bronson,  then having a little easier time getting wins the last three weeks.

These two teams are very familiar with each other over the years and AHSTW Head Coach Davis Pattee sees much of the same that you would expect from this year’s IKM-Manning squad.

Junior Jared Johnson has taken over the Quarterback duties for the Wolves this year and has thrown for 523 yards and 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The Wolves also have two backs that have rushed for over 300 yards and Coach Pattee has been impressed with their ball distribution and knows their success starts up front.

The Vikings Offense is led by a Junior Quarterback as well in RJ Harris who has played very well.  He’s thrown for 916 yards with 9 touchdowns and just 1 interception, he has also rushed for 6 scores on the season.  A key for the Wolves will be trying to slow him down.

We’ll have coverage of the Wolves and Vikings on KJAN with Pre-Game at 6:30pm and Kickoff at 7:00pm. Listen in on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, or on the free KJAN mobile app. Join Chris Parks and Mike Smith for the call and you can also catch live video of the game on KJANTV.

Atlantic returns home to face tough Glenwood team

Sports

September 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans Football team returns home this week for another tough game in Class 3A, District 7 as they host the 4-1 Glenwood Rams.  The Trojans are trying to move on from last week’s 56-6 loss at Creston which dropped them to 1-4 on the season. The Trojans had a tough time slowing down a powerful Creston run game and Head Coach Mike McDermott knows they face another tough challenge this week against some option attack from Glenwood.

Glenwood brings a balanced offensive attack into the contest with Quarterback Kolten Wilwerding throwing for 673 yards this season with 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions for the Rams.  Mavrick Decker is his favorite target with 18 catches for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.  Coach McDermott said his team will have to be ready for a balanced attack from the Rams.

Kickoff at the Trojan Bowl between Atlantic and Glenwood is set for 7:30pm.

Mills County arrest report 09/29/2016

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September 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office released information Thursday on several recent arrests.

On Tuesday, September 27th Mills County Deputies arrested 45-year-old Rafael Jean Petitphant of Lauderhill, FL for Possession of Controlled Substance.  He was arrested on Interstate 29 at 12:11am and taken to the Mills County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

On Wednesday, September 28th deputies arrested 40-year-old Joseph Duane Uhlmann of Red Oak for Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) and Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine).  He was arrested on Highway 34 at 7:25pm and taken to the Mills County Jail and held on $6,000 bond.

On Thursday, September 29th Mills County Deputies arrested 40-year-old Jimmy Dale McKee of Dakota City, NE for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to have a Valid Drivers License.  He was arrested on Highway 275 at 7:01am and taken to the Mills County Jail and held on $660 bond.

Also arrested on Thursday was 23-year-old Nicholas Alan Stewart of Pacific Junction on a Warrant for Failure to Appear in regards to Violation of Probation.  He was arrested at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office at 10:26am and held on $2,000 bond.

RAY D. DREHER, 75, of Hamlin (pending)

Obituaries

September 29th, 2016 by Jim Field

RAY D. DREHER, 75, of Hamlin died Thursday, September 29th at the St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.  Services for RAY D. DREHER are currently pending with Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Audubon.

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Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.

Three arrests in Red Oak

News

September 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of three individuals on Thursday.  At 9:50am deputies arrested Jamie D. Thomas and Aniessa R. Thomas both of Red Oak on warrants for Violation of Probation.  Both were arrested in the west 100 block of Coolbaugh Street in Red Oak and are being held at the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Also at 10:35am deputies arrested Steven K. Battle of Omaha.  Battle was arrested on a Mills County Warrant for Reckless Driving.  He was arrested in the west 100 block of Coolbaugh Street. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 cash only bond.

Backyard & Beyond 9-29-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

September 29th, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Cass County Extension Director Kate Olson about trees.

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