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Atlantic Police report warrant arrest of Anita man


June 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Police Department released details Monday on one recent arrest. On Friday, June 17th officers arrested 26-year-old Alan Beattie of Anita on a Cass County Warrant for Failure to Appear for Debtors Exam.  He was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

Accident on I-80 in Cass County under investigation


June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An accident on Interstate 80 in Cass County is under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office reports at around 12:24-a.m. on June 12th, Cass County deputies responded to a report of an accident near the 77 mile marker on I-80 westbound. 25-year old Brandon E. Greser, of Fremont, NE., was westbound on I-80 in a 2011 Buick when he reported being sideswiped by a white Chevy pickup. No injuries were reported. Damage to Greser’s vehicle was estimated at $2,500. The incident remains under investigation.

Numerous arrests in Cass County over the past 10-days


June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Monday (Today), released a report on arrests dating back to June 10th. Most recently, on Sunday (June 19), 43-year old Todd Edward Kimpson, of Corning, was arrested on a warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order. Kimpson was also charged with another charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, and Harassment 3rd Degree. He was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $600 bond.

On June 16th, Cass County deputies arrested 43-year old Tracy Frances Kiser, of Omaha, NE, on a Polk County warrant. Kiser was taken to the Cass County Jail and transferred to Polk County later that day. That same day, 25-year old Keelan Dale Woods, of Bridgewater, was arrested on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Woods was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.

On June 15th, Cass County deputies arrested 20-year old Selena Marie Hansen, of Atlantic, on two warrants for Failure to Appear and one warrant for Probation Violation. Hansen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $1,300 bond. On June 14th, 30-year old Joseph Duane Tye, of Griswold, was arrested on charges of OWI 2nd Offense, and Driving While Revoked. Tye was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2,000 bond.

On June 13th, 56-year old Barry Dean Schmidt, of Massena, was arrested on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Schmidt was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond. On June 12, 2016, 35-year old Timothy George Myers, of Elliott, was arrested on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Myers was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.

On June 11th, Cass County deputies charged 26-year old Alexander Paul Dvorak, of Atlantic, with Serious Assault. Dvorak was being held at the Cass County Jail at the time; an additional bond of $1,000 has been added to his existing bond. And on June 10th, 27-year old Marshall Brandon Fischer, of Atlantic, was arrested on two district court warrants for Probation Violation. Fischer was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.

(Update) Atlantic man injured in SUV vs ATV accident


June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our earlier report, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Monday (Today), said an Atlantic man suffered minor injuries when the ATV he was riding was hit by an SUV, near Cumberland. 59-year old Joseph Dale Herbert, of Atlantic, was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, after the 2010 Honda ATV he was on was struck by a 1997 Jeep Cherokee, driven by 37-year old Kerri Corrine Wood, of Anita.

The accident happened at around 9:20-a.m. Sunday, on Quincy Road, near the intersection with 650th Street. Officials say Wood was eastbound on Quincy Road her SUV hit the oncoming ATV. Damage to Wood’s vehicle is estimated at $1,000; damage to the ATV is estimated at $500. No citations were issued.

Creston Police Report 06/20/2016


June 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department issued their weekly arrest report on Monday and report 4 recent arrests.

On Saturday at 4:10 am officers arrested 40-year-old
Jamie Vandel at 1011 Manor Drive in Creston on a Union County Warrant for the charge of Violation of Probation on the original charges of 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2nd Offense and Violation of Probation. He is being held in the Union County Jail on a $5000 bond.

Also on Saturday at 6:25 am 27-year-old Dusten Thrasher of Creston was arrested at
Elm/Montgomery streets on the charges of Public Intoxication and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Pills. He was released from the Union County Jail on a Promise to Appear.

Also Saturday at 10:07 pm officers arrested Wendy Kinyon of Creston at her
residence on the charges of OWI 2nd offense and 2 counts of Neglect of Child. She was released from the Union County Jail on $2000 bond.

On Sunday at 2:57 am officers arrested 28-year-old Trintke Welder of Toledo, IA at the intersection of Jarvis and Adams Streets on 2 Marshall County Warrants
for the charges of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and Burglary 3rd Degree. She was released to the custody of Marshall County.

Monday 6-20-2016 7:00 am Newscast

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June 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

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Sanders backers win, get state party to denounce ‘super delegates’


June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Supporters of Bernie Sanders won a policy victory at the Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention this weekend. At 10:45 Saturday night, Sanders forces successfully added a plank to the state party’s platform that calls for getting rid of so-called “super delegates” to the Democratic National Convention. David McFarland of Dallas County was among the Sanders supporters who argued the elected officials and party leaders who are “super delegates” do not represent the will of the people.

“Super delegates lead to voter suppression,” he said, sparking applause and loud cheers from the other Sanders delegates in the room. “And what the Democrats want is not voter suppression. That’s a Republican idea.” Holly Herbert of Polk County and other Sanders supporters have been outraged media outlets called Hillary Clinton the party’s “presumptive nominee” before all the voting in primaries was over because of Clinton’s support from unpledged “super delegates.”

“Even Mrs. Clinton herself said that she appreciated the support, but she still had additional primaries to win,” Herbert said. Six Iowa Democrats at the state convention were given a chance to debate the issue before a vote was taken. A Clinton backer told the Sanders supporters they were making a “moot point.”

“If we do away with our super delegates altogether, Hillary wins by 400 delegates,” said the man, who did not identify himself. “If we apportion them by primary results, she wins by 600 delegates.” Emily Legal of Johnson County argued FOR super delegates, so rank-and-file Democrats don’t have to compete against party leaders for delegate slots at the national convention.

“By abolishing Super Delegates, you’re not giving the people a voice,” Legel said. “You’re taking one additional voice away from an activist who has earned it simply because an elected official, for example Dave Loebsack, has more name recognition than anyone else.” Sanders supporters complain the 2016 Iowa Caucuses resulted in a near tie between Sanders and Clinton, yet six of the seven Iowa Democratic Party’s “super delegates” say they will vote for Clinton at the party’s national convention in Philadelphia.

(Radio Iowa)

Red Oak man arrested for allowing underage consumption


June 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

A Red Oak man was arrested Sunday by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies for permitting under 18 years of age individuals to consume or possess on his property.  At 7:30pm Sunday Deputies arrested 47-year-old Ronald Benjamin Updegrove II.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and later released on citation.

ISU works with Highway Patrol to identify problem areas on roads for animal collisions

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Highway Patrol estimates nearly a quarter of the damage done to its vehicles comes from collisions with animals. Patrol Sergeant Nate Ludwig says the majority of the crashes involve deer, but last year a trooper had a close encounter with a wild turkey. “It was coming through the windshield and it basically destroyed the whole inside of his car all the way to the backseat,” Ludwig says. “It took out his computer, it was quite the mess. All of the expensive equipment in our cars, any more damage than what’s done to a regular car is going to be exponentially more.”

Ludwig says the patrol is working with Iowa State University researchers to identify areas in the state that are known as “carcass crash corridors.” He says several dead animals along the road likely mean those are places where they need to be especially watchful. “We have about 350 state patrol cars in our fleet, so, what we’re trying to do is basically mitigate the cost to the taxpayer and try and identify these problem areas,” Ludwig says. “We are always on the lookout for animals on the road but if we know we’re in a specific spot, we’ll really be on the lookout.” Ludwig says the goal is to have the data programmed into the vehicle’s on-board computer system. It could be programmed to alert the officer when they enter a so-called “animal hotspot.”

(Radio Iowa/IPR)

(Update) 4 injured in Shelby County crash Saturday night


June 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(In an update to our reports Sunday) The Iowa State Patrol says four people were hurt during a crash scene that spanned nearly one-half of a mile late Saturday night, in Shelby County. The Patrol says a 1996 GMC Sierra pickup driven by 27-year old Joshua Edgecomb, of Harlan, was traveling north on Highway 59 at around 10:50-p.m., when the pickup crossed the centerline of the road south of 800th Street and entered the southbound lane.

The pickup struck three other vehicles, including a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup driven by 44-year old Troy Fudge, of Corning, a 2009 Buick Enclave, driven by 35-year old Rachelle Brown, of Omaha, and a 2013 Ford pickup driven by 44-year old Scott Brown, also of Omaha. The GMC then came to rest in the west ditch off Highway 59.

Edgecomb, and his passenger, 51-year old Timmy Edgecomb, of Harlan, Rachelle Brown, and 14-year old Dakota Holderness, of Council Bluffs, were injured in the crash. Timmy Edgecomb, who was not wearing a seat belt, and Joshua Edgecomb, were flown from the scene by Life Net helicopter to the UNMC in Omaha. Brown and Holderness were transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital, in Harlan.

The Patrol says Joshua Edgecomb is under investigation for OWI.