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2 arrests in Creston Tuesday

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports a woman from Kent was arrested in Creston, Tuesday afternoon. 39-year old Crystal Dawn Huddleson was taken into custody on a Union County Probation Violation Warrant. Huddleson was being held at the Ringgold County Jail without bond until she is seen by a judge. And, Tuesday evening, 31-year old Wendy Marie Kinyon, of Creston, was arrested by Creston Police for driving while Revoked. Kinyon was later released from the Union County jail on a $1000 bond.

USS Iowa finishes second as best ship museum

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The namesake of the state of Iowa has come in second in a contest to choose the nation’s best museum ship. Twenty museum ships were nominated by the Historic Naval Ships Association in a contest conducted by the Reader’s Choice. The U-S-S Iowa, which is in Long Beach, California, came in second in the voting to the U-S-S Midway in San Diego. The four weeks of voting wrapped up on July 18th.

The state of Iowa help provide funds to save the historic battleship and have it towed to Long Beach where it now serves as the museum. Anyone with an Iowa driver’s license can visit the Battleship Iowa Museum for free.

(Radio Iowa)

It’s Private College Week in Iowa

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Thousands of potential students and their parents are checking out many of the state’s smaller colleges this week. It’s part of an annual event in Iowa, during the first week of August, known as Private College Week. Derek Hartl, director of admissions at Luther College in Decorah, says all 25 of Iowa’s private colleges are taking part in the program. “Our purpose through all of this is to try to let students know what a private education can include and the benefits and advantages of a private education,” Hartl said.

Some parents and students may feel attending a private college is out of their price range, but Hartl suggests there are ways for families to make it affordable. “There’s a great deal of financial aid out there,” Hartl said. “We have a lot of students who are paying less to come to Luther than they would have to go to a state institution.”

Hartl notes that students who graduate from a private college, such as Luther, are in high demand. “When we look at the graduating class of 2015, 99.4 percent of our students were either employed, attending graduate or professional school, or selectively volunteering. So, we’re talking about a very high placement rate,” Hartl said.

More information about Private College Week in Iowa is available at: thinkindependently.com.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa bridge dedicated as memorial to slain Omaha officer

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

WALNUT, Iowa (AP) – A highway bridge in Pottawattamie County has been dedicated as a memorial to a slain Omaha police officer. The Interstate 80 bridge that carries traffic into Walnut has been named the Kerri Orozco Bridge. A scholarship fund also was announced at the bridge dedication ceremony Tuesday.

Orozco was fatally wounded on May 20, 2015, when Marcus Wheeler opened fire on officers who were trying to arrest him. Wheeler was killed when another officer returned fire. Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier.

Orozco and her family lived in Council Bluffs, and she was a native of Walnut.

Bluffs Police investigate explosive device incident

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating an incident that took place late Tuesday night, and involved an explosive device. Authorities say at around 11:45-p.m., an unidentified person threw a small explosive device from a vehicle as it was traveling Westbound in the 2200 block of Avenue A. The device exploded in the air. No injuries or property damage was reported.

The Council Bluffs Fire Department’s Fire Marshal is conducting the investigation into the incident. If you have information concerning the incident, you’re urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (712)-328-7867 or the Fire Marshal’s Office at (712)328-4646.

3 arrested on warrants early Wed. morning in Red Oak

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police report three people were arrested on various charges early this (Wednesday) morning. A little after 2-a.m., 29-year old Jessie Bruce Fitzwater, of Villisca, was arrested on a valid warrant out of Adams County for Failure to Appear on an OWI/1st offense charge. Fitzwater, who was arrested last Friday evening in Montgomery County for Possession of Stolen property, remains held without bond, in the Montgomery County Jail.

At around 1:15-a.m. today, Red Oak Police arrested 24-year old Eric David Taylor, of Red Oak, on a Montgomery County warrant for Violation of Probation. Taylor was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

And, at around 12:30-a.m., Red Oak Police arrested 19-year old Yessica Silva-Lemus, of Red Oak, on a valid Page County warrant for Revocation of Probation. Silva-Lemus was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a $1,000 cash bond.

Trump campaign schedules another Iowa visit

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Republican presidential campaign of Donald Trump has planned another Iowa event – his third in nine days. The Des Moines Register reports that Trump will hold a town hall Friday in Des Moines. It’s scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Where it will be held and other details have not been announced publicly. He held rallies in Davenport and Cedar Rapids last week.

Trump finished second in the February’s Iowa caucuses to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas.

Red Oak man arrested for 2 counts of assault

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Montgomery County man was arrested late Tuesday night on assault and other charges. Police say 42-year old James Reed Mitroff II, of Red Oak, was arrested just before midnight in the 2300 block of N. Eastern Avenue, on two counts of Assault, and Breach of Peace. His arrest stems from an earlier incident. Mitroff was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a $300 cash bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Aug. 3rd 2016

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August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. CDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo officials agreed to spend more money to design a white-water course along the Cedar River despite concerns about a lack of money to pay for the project. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the City Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to pay $32,430 on top of the $245,865 original contract with a Colorado, company that is designing the project. The money comes from gambling revenue collected from the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo. It would cost $2.6 million to $4 million to build the course.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The longtime principal of a Cedar Rapids high school has resigned following questions about his response to an incident involving a substitute teacher charged with having sexual contact with a student. KCRG-TV reports Ralph Plagman announced Tuesday he will retire Wednesday as principal at Washington High School. Plagman says he’s leaving at the request of school district officials. He alluded to the case of 24-year-old Mary Haglin, who was charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Ankeny man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of child pornography and attempting to kidnap the children of a federal prosecutor. Court documents say 35-year-old Aaron Lawrence Storm reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Des Moines in which he admitted to having cell phone video clips of child pornography.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo police officer has been charged in connection with what authorities say was a road rage incident last month. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 45-year-old Corbin Allen Payne faces a charge of assault causing bodily injury, a misdemeanor. Police Chief Daniel Trelka says Payne is on paid administrative leave. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Page County authorities looking for stolen UTV

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August 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County are asking the public to be on the lookout for Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) stolen from an area about eight-miles east of Shenandoah. The Sheriff’s Office on July 30th received a report of a stolen, red Polaris Ranger 800cc UTV. Deputies responded to the location of the incident, a field in the 1800 block of Ironwood Avenue, processed the scene and spoke with surrounding agencies.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was working cases that were similar to this one.  The Page County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies in regards to this case. It is believed that the stolen Polaris Ranger might possibly still be in Page County or the surrounding counties at this time.

There is a Page County CrimeStopper’s reward being offered in this case.  Anyone with information about this can call the Page County Sheriff’s Office or their local Law Enforcement agency.