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Lenox woman arrested in connection w/an assault

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July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Adams County arrested a woman late Sunday night in connection with an assault that took place last week. 41-year old Holly Ann Oliphant, of Lenox, was arrested in Lenox at around 10:35-p.m. Sunday on a warrant for Assault Causing Bodily Injury, for an incident that allegedly took place last Thursday (July 23rd). The woman was being held in the Adams County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Stabbing under investigation in Council Bluffs

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July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a stabbing incident that took place late Sunday evening. Officials say at around 8:45-p.m., 29-year old Joshua Whitelaw walked into Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, suffering from a stab wound to the arm. Whitelaw told authorities he was stabbed two blocks from the Bucky’s at 35th and Broadway.

The incident allegedly happened after Whitelaw’s vehicle was rear-ended at around 8:15-p.m. As Whitelaw was talking to the unknown male driver of the vehicle that hit him, a fight began. As the Whitelaw was supposedly “getting the best of the other male”, he was stabbed in the arm and bitten. Whitelaw drove himself to the hospital.

Anyone with further information about incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 712‐328‐4765.

Author donates original ‘Bridges’ manuscript to UNI

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July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The author of “The Bridges of Madison County” has donated an original manuscript of the best seller to the University of Northern Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Robert James Waller’s manuscript will be housed in a special collection at his alma mater. The manuscript includes Waller’s notes.

The book has sold more than 50 million copies, and in 1995 it was adapted into an Oscar winning movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Waller now lives in Texas, but he taught economics at UNI for 22 years and led the business school for six years. He also graduated from UNI.

Kids with disabilities get a chance to play sports at camp

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July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Kids in wheelchairs from different states will get a chance to try 16 different sports at a special camp this week. The wheelchair sports and recreation camp will introduce attendees to a variety of different sport and activities. Students from Nebraska, Iowa and surrounding states will participate.

Participating in sports can help people in wheelchairs build strength and endurance. CHI Health is sponsoring the free camp, and therapists from its Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute will help campers. The camp will be held at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs from today (Monday) through Thursday.

 

Body found in Missouri River near Council Bluffs

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July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the Missouri River, Sunday evening. The Council Bluffs P-D’s 911 dispatch received a transfer call about the possibility of a body in the river, from the Omaha Police Department at around 5:25-p.m., Sunday.

The Council Bluffs Fire Department’s rescue boat was then dispatched to the area located one-quarter of a mile south of the Vets Memorial Highway. Crews were able to recover the body of a man from the river just after 5:45-p.m. The body was then transferred to the area of the Ameristar Casino parking area and turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division and Medical Examiner for further investigation.

The subject is a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, with a tattoo on his right forearm. The male was dressed in a pair of blue jeans and black belt only. The man’s identification was pending the scheduling and completion of an autopsy. An investigation into the incident continues.

IOWA NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN DROWNS IN GUAM

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July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MANGILAO, Guam (AP) — A member of the Iowa National Guard has drowned while swimming in Guam. The Iowa National Guard said in a news release that 20-year-old Senior Airman Drew Bellairs of Osage was swimming at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam, Saturday when he drowned.

Senior Airman Drew Bellairs

Senior Airman Drew Bellairs

Col. Greg Hapgood said Bellairs and a group of friends were swimming for fun when Bellairs swam into the air pocket of a cave and was not able to get out. His friends retrieved scuba gear to try and help him out of the area, but he was unresponsive when they returned.

Bellairs was serving on temporary duty while assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. He was a student at Iowa State University.

Adair County Sheriff’s Report 7/26/15

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July 26th, 2015 by Jim Field

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater, Sunday released his weekly arrest report. The Sheriff says last Monday, 19-year old Bryana Christine Mulbach, and 21-year old Joshua Anthony Walker, both of Adair, were arrested for Violation of a No Contact Order. Mulbach was given a citation and released on her own recognizance. Walker was released to the custody of Dallas County authorities.

Last Tuesday, 25-year old Johnathon Richard Beaman, of Greenfield, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Adair County Jail on $100 cash bond. On Wednesday, 24-year old Shelly Jo Hartley, of Greenfield, was arrested for Child Endangerment. Her bond was set at $1,000. That same day, 19-year old Matthew Henry Paulsen, of Adair, was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. He was then cited and released. And, on Friday, 25-year old Derik James Martin, of Greenfield, was arrested at the Greenfield Casey’s Store for Public Intoxication. He pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to time served.

Denison man arrested on drug charges

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July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was arrested on drug charges during the late night hours of July 18th. Authorities say the Sheriff’s Dept. K9 “Bayou” alerted to the presence of narcotics during a traffic stop in Denison at around 11-p.m. July 18th. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of Marijuana and Methamphetamine residue. As a result, 39-year old Ross Eugene McCall, of Denison, was arrested and formally charged with Driving While Revoked and Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

2 people arrested in Crawford County; drugs & cash seized

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July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A search warrant executed Saturday in Crawford County resulted in an arrest and the confiscation of a large amount of methamphetamine and about $10,400 in cash. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports 35-year old William Matthew Lee Soll, of Dow City was arrested on a felony charge of  Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamines, as well as misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Domestic Abuse Assault. His bond was set at $100,000.

Also arrested at the scene was 30-year old Amber Lea Nelson, of Denison, who faces a felony Conspiracy to Deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamines, charge, and misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Marijuana/2nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was also set at $100,000.

The arrests followed a search conducted at 2047 U Ave Dow City Iowa by deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Along with the meth and cash, authorities seized Marijuana, a scale, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia. The case remains is under investigation, and it’s possible that there will be more subjects arrested for their involvement with this case.

Red Oak man arrested following traffic stop Sun. morning

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July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Sunday) morning, in Montgomery County, resulted in the arrest of the driver of a pickup truck. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept. says deputies pulled over a Chevy pickup at around 1:20-a.m. at the intersection of Highway 34 and K Avenue. Following an investigation, 19-year old Benjamin Gene Coddington, of Red Oak, was arrested for OWI/1st Offense and cited for Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age.

The Iowa State Patrol assisted Montgomery County Deputies in their investigation and in conducting the arrest.