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Fatality accident in Pott County Friday morning

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Mills County man died in a weather-related crash early Friday morning, in Pottawattamie County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 56-year old Duane Allen, of Glenwood, died when the 2006 Chevy Colorado pickup he was driving went out of control, entered the median and struck an unoccupied  2009 Jeep Compass that was stuck in the median as a result of Thursday’s blizzard, and had not been towed. The Patrol says Allen was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened at around 5:20-a.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound, about 6-miles southwest of Underwood.

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9AM Newscast 12-21-2012

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December 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Moving violations result in 2 arrests in Atlantic

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two Atlantic residents were arrested Thursday for Driving While Revoked. 44-year old David Jordan and 32-year old Nicole Anaya were taken into custody following separate traffic stops. Anaya faces an additional charge of Driving While Barred. Both drivers were booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending an initial court appearance.

Rollover accident reported this morning in Cass County

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Update at 9:45-a.m.: No injuries reported)

Crews from Anita Fire and Rescue, Wiota 1st Responders and Medivac Ambulance were called t the scene of a rollover accident this morning, on Interstate 80 in Cass County. Dispatch reports indicate the accident happened near the Anita Exit off I-80 westbound (70-mile marker), at around 9:35-a.m. Later dispatch reports indicated no injuries were reported.

No other details are currently available.

Traveller’s info.: Interstate 35 SB reopened

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota State Patrol says the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Albert Lea and the Iowa border have reopened. That section of the interstate had been closed since Thursday about 2 p.m. because of multiple accidents and the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation. In Iowa, I-35 from the Minnesota border to Ames has also reopened. The Department of Transportation says driving conditions in southeastern Minnesota are fair.

Nominations sought for the annual Guy Powell Award

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Stuart-based Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation, say the organization is currently accepting nominations for the Guy Powell Award, which recognizes excellence in leadership, and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership Development region. That region includes Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie Counties.

Powell, a past-president of MPDC, was an active volunteer on the boards of many other organizations, and was passionate about local and regional economic development. The award in recognition of his life-long dedication, commitment and service to economic development, is presented to individuals who are outstanding leaders in west central Iowa, and who work to make it a more economically vital place to live, work and play.

Nominations submitted by businesses and individuals who are members of the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation, should consider the nominee’s vision, leadership, courage and impact on economic development. A brief statement of 500 words or less on how the nominee has made an impact on their local community and/or region through volunteer service, along with their name, address and phone number, and the same information of the person completing the nomination form, should be submitted no later than January 15th, 2013.

Mail an nomination form to: Monica Cateron – Office Manager, Midwest Partnership Development Corporation, P.O. Box 537, Stuart, IA 50250. Or e-mail mcateron@midwestpartnership.com

For more information, go to www.westcentraliowausa.com

Iowa DOT issues Friday morning travel update

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reported today (Friday) at 8-a.m.,  that travel conditions are slowly beginning to improve in the state. However, many roads remain completely or partially covered with snow and ice pack. Interstate 35 from Ames to Mason City, both north- and southbound, has been reopened.

Travelers are advised to check Iowa’s 511 travel information system before making their trip by calling 800-288-1047 nationwide or 511 within Iowa, or visiting http://www.511ia.org. Several additional options for mobile access, text and email, or information through Twitter or Facebook are described on this website. In  western and southwest Iowa, roads are still reported to be mostly covered with snow primarily north of Highway 34, while roads primarily south of Highway 34 were partially covered with snow.

Primary travel concerns this morning are focused in eastern Iowa.  Considerable blowing and drifting snow will continue to make travel hazardous in that part of the State until mid morning. Northwest winds in eastern Iowa, will be sustained at 20 to 30 mph, with some gusts near 40 mph. Visibility to one mile or less can be expected in open, rural areas.

Iowa DOT crews are out this morning trying to restore travel to normal winter driving conditions and open blocked roads as quickly as possible. Conditions should continue to improve throughout the day.

7AM Newscast 12-21-2012

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December 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Interstate 35 from Ames to Mason City reopened

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(AMES, Iowa – Dec. 21, 2012 7:02-a.m.): The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting that Interstate 35 from Ames to Mason City, both northbound and southbound, is reopened to traffic. The gate system is currently being deactivated for both the mainline traffic and all entrance ramps.

(Updated 7:06-a.m.) Accidents and stalled vehicles create traffic hazards

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December 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Snow drifts, stalled vehicles and jackknifed semis have caused a few roads in the KJAN listening area to be partially or completely blocked. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s 511ia.org website reports Iowa Highway 83 between Avoca and the Highway 173 (Elk Horn) turn-off, will have alternating lane closures today (Friday), so the road can be cleared of snow drifts.

The DOT says Highway 44 in Guthrie County, between Iowa Hwy 4 and US 169, remains closed due to snow drifts and stalled vehicles on the roadway. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reported the road was closed Thursday morning. It will remain closed until the road is cleared of snow and vehicles.

A reminder also, that Tow Bans are currently in effect for Adams, Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery,  Page and Pottawattamie Counties, according to the DOT, until conditions on the roadways improve. Vehicles which slide off the road in those counties will not be towed until the restrictions are lifted.