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Cass Co. Supervisors to act on Uniformed Service agreements w/Anita & Griswold

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors, Thursday, are expected to act on approving Uniform Patrol Service agreements with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cities of Anita and Griswold. City leaders in both communities approved their respective agreements, last week.

In a related matter, the Cass County Supervisors will act on approving an increase in the number of Deputy Sheriff positions by one (meaning there will be eight instead of seven), with the Fiscal Year 2014 budget to be amended later, to fund the additional position through June 30th, 2014, and to provide a vehicle, with the majority of the expense paid for by receipts from the Cities of Anita and Griswold.

In other business, the Board will receive a report from the City of Lewis’ economic development group, and information at 10-a.m. Thursday from Excel Mechanical Co., Inc., on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The Supervisor’s meeting begins at 9-a.m.

“Hollywood” Bridge in Shelby Co. is closed through Friday

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has announced a bridge will be closed during the day for the rest of the week. The “Hollywood” bridge over the West Nishnabotna River on 1400th Street between Orange Road and County Road M-36 will be closed from 9-am to 5-pm,  today (Wednesday) through Friday, for engineering work.

Residents and emergency personnel in the Irwin and Kirkman areas should be aware of this change.  Signs will be posted during the day and taken down in the evening. Persons affected by the bridge work should plan to take alternate routes. If you have questions regarding the bridge repair, contact the Shelby County Engineer’s Office at 712-755-5954.

Several kennel cough cases confirmed in Des Moines

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Veterinarians in Des Moines have confirmed several cases of kennel cough in dogs in the region. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that vets have seen a recent increase in the cases of the virus, commonly spread at dog kennels, parks, pet boarding businesses and grooming centers. The disease isn’t life-threatening, but causes inflammation of the windpipe and voice box, and the accompanying cough can last several weeks.

Veterinarian Dennis Woodriff says the Bordetella vaccine can reduce the risk of getting the illness, but “with so many strains, even vaccinated dogs can catch the highly contagious cough.”

8AM Newscast 09-18-2013

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September 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

(update w/names) 2 hurt during Tues. afternoon accident in Atlantic

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department this (Wednesday) morning updated information about an accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the east side of town. Officials say vehicles driven by Sharon Petersen and Betty Pollock, both of Anita, collided at around 12:12-p.m. on 7th Street, near the north entrance to the Wal-Mart store.

The P-D says an eastbound vehicle driven by Petersen failed to stop at the light, and struck Pollock’s car as she was making a left turn onto westbound 7th Street from the entrance to the Wal-Mart/Dollar General frontage road. Both drivers were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, to be checked for possible injuries. Petersen was cited for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Signal. Damage from the accident amounted to $8,000.

(8-a.m. News)

Hundreds turn out for slain Iowa officer’s funeral

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) – A slain Rockwell City police officer has been buried in the community he served for eight years.

This photo of the law enforcement presence at the funeral is courtesy I80 K9/Cass Co. Deputy Kyle Quist

This photo of the law enforcement presence at the funeral is courtesy I80 K9/Cass Co. Deputy Kyle Quist

The Des Moines Register reports that the Tuesday funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting drew an estimated 800 to 1,000 police officers and firefighters from Iowa and surrounding states.They joined hundreds of others in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School. Buenting was buried in Rosehill Cemetery later in the day.

The hearse carrying the body of Officer Jamie Buenting (all photos in this series are courtesy of Brian Rink)

The hearse carrying the body of Officer Jamie Buenting (all photos in this series are courtesy of Brian Rink)

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Buenting, a married father of two, was shot during a standoff early Friday in Rockwell City. Police arrested 32-year-old Corey Trott and charged him with first-degree murder in Buenting’s death. Buenting’s 7-year-old daughter, Kalie, read a note at her father’s funeral she penned after his death, asking God to make sure he “gets the best place in Heaven.”

7AM Newscast 09-18-2013

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September 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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2 injured during a collision in Atlantic Tuesday afternoon

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say two people were sent to the hospital following an accident Tuesday afternoon, in Atlantic. The names of the victims have not yet been released. The accident happened at around 12:15-p.m. on 7th Street, near the north entrance to the Wal-Mart store.

Witnesses told Atlantic Police an eastbound vehicle failed to stop at the light. The car struck another vehicle making a left turn onto westbound 7th Street from the entrance to the Wal-Mart/Dollar General frontage road. Both drivers were transported to the hospital.

Red Oak man arrested Wed. on Mills Co. warrant

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police report the arrest this (Wednesday) morning of a man wanted on a warrant out of Mills County.  22-year-old Kenneth Justin Darnold, of Red Oak, was arrested for Theft in the 2nd degree. Darnold was being held in the Mills County Jail on $5,000 bond.

 

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Sept. 18th 2013

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September 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has returned from a trade trip to Japan and India. Branstad departed Sept. 6 and first went to Japan for the 2013 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo. He continued on to India for a six-day trade trip, which featured stops in several cities to meet with business and government leaders. He plans to be back at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo dog has been seized by authorities after it rushed into a home and attacked a woman and her dogs before being scared off by another resident. The Waterloo Courier reports a woman opened her door to let her dogs out when another dog described as a pit bull ran inside and lunged at her. After hearing the commotion, the woman’s boyfriend hit the dog with a rattan table before it ran off. Authorities say the attacking dog’s owner will be cited.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown police say autopsy results are pending on the case of a man who was found dead in a home during the weekend. Police say in a news release that the 33-year-old’s body was found Sunday morning. Marshalltown police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to look into the case. Police say there is no risk to the public and no suspects are being sought in the death.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, making it the nation’s fifth-largest ever. There have been 11 drawings since August 10 without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million. That’s how many combinations are possible with the game’s five white balls and one red ball.