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Public Intox arrest in Red Oak

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest Saturday evening, of 51-year old David Lawrence Howe, of Red Oak. Howe was taken into custody at around 7:40-p.m. near north 4th & Linden Streets, on a charge of Public Intoxication. He was being held Saturday night in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Branstad declares 17 new counties disaster areas

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The office of Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and other state and federal agencies, are working closely with local emergency management agencies to assist communities in preparing for and responding to flooding. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston has been activated to enable agencies to coordinate response activities. A Joint Information Center has been established at the SEOC. Today (Saturday, Governor Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for 17 additional counties in response to the recent storms and flooding. Included in the declaration is Crawford, Monona and Sac Counties.

In addition, the Governor activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Cedar, Chickasaw, Davis, Decatur and Monroe counties. The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,060, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.

The grant application and instructions are available at the “Disaster Assistance” link on the Iowa Department of Human Services website: www.dhs.iowa.gov. Applications must be received within 45 days of the date of proclamation. State, local and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials will begin conducting joint damage assessments on Monday. The damage assessments are expected to take several days to complete. The results will be used to determine if the amount of damage warrants Governor Branstad asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the most recent flooding and severe storms.

Probation violation arrest

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Montgomery County arrested a Walnut man this (Saturday) morning. 36-year old Erik A. Appley was taken into custody at around 10-a.m. on a valid Montgomery County warrant for Violation of Probation. Appley was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 cash bond.

ROAD WASHES OUT AT SPRINGBROOK PROMPTING CLOSING OF STATE PARK

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Saturday, that damage to the entrance road at Springbrook State Park near Guthrie Center, in Guthrie County, has led to closing of the facility. A hole in the asphalt near the entrance to the park was discovered Friday evening and, upon further inspection, it was discovered that a large cavity had developed under the road, likely due to the recent heavy rainfall. After consulting with the Iowa Department of Transportation, it was determined that the road was unsafe.

All of the campers were safely evacuated from the campground and the park entrance was closed. A full assessment of the damage will be done on Monday along with determining a plan for making the necessary repairs. The park will be closed until the repairs can be completed and travel on the road is safe.

New Market Man Arrested

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June 1st, 2013 by admin

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Friday of 22-year old Cody Carlson of New Market. Carlson was stopped for a traffic violation and then arrested for driving under the influence and open container. His bond was set at $2,434.

Arrests made in connection with shooting on pedestrian bridge linking Omaha/Council Bluffs

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two Nebraska men were arrested Friday in connection with a fatal shooting incident that occurred early Wednesday morning on the Omaha side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River, which links Omaha and Council Bluffs. Authorities told the Omaha World-Herald that 23-year old Terrece R. Cox, of Omaha, was booked into the Douglas County, NE Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of using a weapon to commit a felony and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

Omaha Police also arrested 27-year old Billy T. Kellogg, Omaha, on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony. 26-year old Shamari Richards, of Omaha, was killed during the shooting, which happened at around 1:15-a.m., Wednesday. Two other men, 29-year old Kevin Jenkins, and 19-year old Jeremy Fejeran, also were shot, but have since been released from a hospital.

Mills County Deputy injured in accident Sat. morning

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June 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Mills County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries during an accident early this (Saturday) morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 31-year old Deputy Joshua England, of Glenwood, was responding across Gaston Avenue at around 12:12-a.m. to assist Pottawattamie County authorities who were in an active pursuit. England was driving his patrol vehicle in an emergency status (lights and sirens), when a deer entered the roadway.

Unable to avoid a collision, England’s 2009 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser hit the animal, causing the Deputy to lose control. His car then ran off the road. England was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Mercy Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Montgomery County Arrest and Accident Report

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June 1st, 2013 by admin

On Friday, May 31st the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year old Samantha Eletta McCuen for possession of drug paraphernalia. McCuen was cited and released on citation.

Also on Friday, The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a single vehicle in a ditch at 210th Street and G Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that 14-year old Siera Brooke Bissel-Abraham of Red Oak was operating a 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva owned by Malissa Ann Bissel of Red Oak. Bissel-Abraham was traveling eastbound on 210th Street when she attempted to turn north onto G Avenue, lost control of the vehicle and entered into the east ditch. The vehicle didn’t sustain any damage. Bissel-Abraham was cited for violation of an instruction permit and no insurance (accident related).

7AM Newscast 6-1-2013

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June 1st, 2013 by admin

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Obama signs disaster declaration for April storms

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May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Iowa, making federal funds available to 19 counties that were battered by severe storms and flooding in April. The declaration signed Friday covers a period from April 17 to 30 in 19 counties, including Ringgold, in the KJAN listening area.

The action makes federal funds available to state and some local governments as well as certain nonprofit groups on a cost-sharing basis. The money can be used for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. The federal funds also can be used for hazard mitigation statewide.