1 dead, 1 injured in Taylor County crash Sunday morning

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

One person died, and another was injured during a single-vehicle accident this (Sunday) morning, in Taylor County. The Iowa State Patrol reports a passenger in the vehicle, 23-year old Clintin David Marshall, of Corning, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The driver, 30-year old Jody Dee Reed, of Corning, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown from the scene to the UNMC in Omaha, by LifeNet Helicopter.

The Patrol says Reed and Marshall were traveling eastbound toward the town of Gravity on J-35/200th Street, when for reasons unknown, the 2011 Lincoln MKS they were in, went out of control. The Vehicle left the road and entered the east ditch before it struck a tree in the ditch, and came to rest. The accident happened at around 12:45-a.m.

2 arrested by Red Oak Police, Saturday

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police arrested two men on separate charges, Saturday. At around 9:30-a.m., 93-year old Granville Earl Williams, of Red Oak, was arrested for Theft in the 5th Degree (Shoplifting), at the Red Oak Fareway Strore. His bond at the Montgomery County Jail was set at $300. And, at around 11:30-p.m., Saturday, 24-year old Timothy J. Temperley, of East Dubuque, IL., was arrested in Red Oak, for Public Intoxication. His bond was also set at $300.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s: Red Oak woman arrested for assault on peace officers

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday, that 25-year old Amanda Joy Williams, of Red Oak, was arrested just before 4-p.m that day, on two counts of assault on a peace officer and on a Fremont County warrant for Harassment in the 3rd degree. Williams was being held on $2,000 bond for the assault charges. She was also held without bond on the warrant.

HARRIETTE HEMMEN, 94, of Guthrie Center (Svcs. 11/20/17)

Obituaries

November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

HARRIETTE HEMMEN, 94, of Guthrie Center, died Friday, Nov. 17th. Funeral services for HARRIETTE HEMMEN will be held 10-a.m. Monday, Nov. 20th at the First Presbyterian Church in Guthrie Center. Twigg Funeral Home in Guthrie Center has the arrangements.

Visitation at the 1st Presbyterian Church in one-hour prior to the service, Monday (10-until 11-a.m.).; Online condolences may be left at www.twiggfuneralhomes.com.

Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Aplington, IA.

HARRIETTE HEMMEN is survived by:

Her son – George (Diane) Hemmen.

and 1 granddaughter.

TROY ALLAN GRIMES, 43, of Anita (Svcs. Pending)

Obituaries

November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

TROY ALLAN GRIMES, 43, of Anita, died Saturday, Nov. 18th, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in Des Moines. Services for TROY GRIMES are pending at the Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Anita.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/19/17

Weather

November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 49. W/NW wind 5-10 becoming S/SW & gusting to 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny & breezy, with a high near 55. S/SW @ 10-20 w/gusts to near 30.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Tuesday: Sunny & breezy. High near 37. N/NW @ 15-30.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

Sasse urges Iowa Christian conservatives to be ‘on guard against political idolatry’

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse warned against false idols, political tribalism and an addiction to “24/7 news cycles” during a speech in Iowa Saturday night.

“Friends, there is no politician who’s going to save America,” Sasse said. “Friends, there is no election that’s going to transform your life to become so much better than it is right now and into all you want it to be.” Sasse was the featured speaker at a fundraiser in Des Moines for The Family Leader, a Christian conservative organization. Sasse told the crowd of 550 that elections can make the country “worse” or “incrementally better,” but Sasse suggested it was “almost a little bit un-American” to organize your life around two- and four-year election cycles.

)”America is made up of a people who think in decades and in centuries, not in terms of political addiction and political consumption and short-term-election ways of thinking about the world,” Sasse said. Sasse was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. He has raised the hackles of the Iowa G-O-P’s chairman — and a formal reprimand from Nebraska Republicans — for his critiques of President Trump. Sasse on Saturday described himself as a “temporary public official affiliated with the Republican Party” who is a Christian first.

“To be a good Christian, you’re obligated to be on guard against political idolatry ’cause politics isn’t the center of any our lives,” Sasse said. “Politics isn’t the pathway by which the kingdom comes and, oh by the way, it isn’t just as a Christian that you have this calling. It’s as an American that you have this calling.” State Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, was impressed. “It was amazing. I mean, it was absolutely amazing,” Holt said. “I’d never heard him speak before and I thought he did a fantastic job and a lot to think about.”

Sasse said “Lots and lots of people differ on policy debates, they just don’t think policy defines the line between good and evil…You can’t fix what’s broken in American politics with more politics.” Bob Vander Plaats is the president of The Family Leader, the group that hosted Sasse Saturday night. Vander Plaats started the evening by telling the crowd cultural change won’t be accomplished at the ballot box.

“For too long, the church was hijacked for political gain. The church was hijacked to get this candidate to win. The church was hijacked so this party could win,” Vander Plaats said. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is much bigger than any candidate and much bigger than any political party and it should not be reduced to such.” About 550 people attended the event, which was held in Des Moines.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa early News Headlines: 11/19/17

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:25 a.m. CST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015. The Des Moines Register reports that the City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement agreement on Monday. Last month, the city acknowledged that a former police officer falsely told investigators she warned 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger as he approached her patrol car before she fatally shot him.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines International Airport officials are pushing to limit the number of taxi companies permitted to pick up travelers. The Des Moines register reports that taxi operators have been violating the airport’s rules by having too few drivers, using damaged vehicles, charging minimum trip fees, failing to post fee lists and only accepting cash payments. Officials plan to reduce the number of taxi companies serving the airport and request that operators apply in December.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year’s elections. In Iowa for a speech Saturday night, the Nebraska Republican tells reporters that politicians in Washington, D.C., regularly pretend that every bill being debated will usher in heaven. Sasse pointed to his conservative credentials in addressing a group of evangelical conservatives, affirming his opposition to abortion rights.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Police in central Iowa say an Ames man has died after two masked men burst into his apartment and a shot was fired. Ames police say officers were called to the man’s apartment around 3:40 a.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

CO man arrested in Council Bluffs was wanted on numerous warrants

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A Colorado man was arrested Saturday afternoon in Council Bluffs, thanks to the efforts of Council Bluffs Police, Deputies with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and Agents with the FBI, working together. Authorities say that at around 2:30-p.m., Saturday, 23-year old Blake A. Newton, from Denver, CO., was into custody on several Felony warrants out of Denver Colorado for Robbery, and Intimidation Charges along with 1 Federal Warrant for Robbery as well.

Blake A. Newton

FBI Agents contacted the Council Bluffs Police Department stating that they were tracking a Violent Felony Suspect that was in the area of 3200 Manawa Center Drive by Target. Officers stood by in the area until the suspect drove to the parking lot on the side of Qdoba in the same area. Officers then approached the suspect and he was able to get back into his vehicle and led Officers on a short vehicle pursuit.

Newton started to go West on Veterans Memorial Highway, as he did this a Pottawattamie Deputy was able to perform a PIT maneuver which caused the vehicle to come to rest on top of the median. Newton then exited the vehicle and ran on foot but was taken into custody by officers a short time later as he attempted to steal another vehicle in the parking lot of 429 Veterans Memorial Highway.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle Newton eluded officers in and found a loaded .9-mm hand gun along with a small amount of Marijuana. Newton was then transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections without further incident and was booked in for Fugitive from Justice, for the warrants out of Denver Colorado, and other local City and State Charges.

Fatality accident in Fremont County Saturday evening

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November 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

One person died during a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday evening, in Fremont County. Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports deputies responded to the scene near 120th Street and 310th Avenue – west of Randolph – a little before 5-p.m.

The Sheriff says 46-year old Chad Billings, of Emerson, was operating a tan 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, southbound on 310th Avenue, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at 120th Street. The pickup went out of lost control and entered the east ditch, where it overturned and came to rest in a field.

Billings was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Douglas County Hospital for an autopsy. The crash is currently under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. Randolph and Tabor Fire and Rescue, Tabor Police Department, the Fremont County Medical Examiner, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the incident.