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2 men arrested after NW Iowa bicyclists report shots


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Two bicyclists have reported being shot at along a state highway northwest of Sioux City. Authorities say Tony Pierce and John Pecaut told deputies they were riding along Iowa Highway 12 a couple miles north of Stone State Park when the incident occurred Sunday morning. Pierce and Pecaut say a vehicle slowed as it neared them and someone inside it started shooting above their heads. The men took cover in a ditch.  A suspect vehicle was stopped about four miles north, and two men were arrested after a brief foot chase.

Twenty-two-year-old Terry Oliver Jr. faces a charge of attempted murder. Twenty-year-old Cesar Gonzalez is charged with being a material witness.
A Plymouth County jailer said both remained in custody on Monday.

AtlanticFest Kids’ Ice Cream Ride

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August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Nishna Valley Trails group  say children ages 3 through 10 are invited to take part in a bike ride as part of the AtlanticFest celebration on August 11th.  The Ice Cream Ride will be held at the Schildberg Recreation Area on the west edge of Atlantic, beginning at 11 a.m.  According to their age level, riders will ride the trails around the lakes for varying distances.  At the end of the ride, an ice cream treat awaits the participants.

The starting point will be at the west entrance to the Recreation Area, off west 2nd Street and along Buck Creek Road.  The parking area is across from the city Yard Waste Site.

The Ice Cream Ride is sponsored by the Nishna Valley Trails association, with special support from Fareway, Howard’s Clothing, and the Sweet Joy Shoppe.  For more information, contact Myra Kail at 243-4265.

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August 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Red Oak man cited following pickup rollover accident


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning (Monday), that a Red Oak man was cited for operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license and expired plates, following an investigation into an accident which took place Thursday evening. Officials say 52-year old Dale Ellworth Burns was driving a 1994 Chevy pickup northbound on E Avenue near the intersection with 175th Street, when he lost control of the vehicle.

The pickup went into the east ditch and rolled onto its passenger side, sustaining $2,500 damage. Burns was not injured during the accident, which happened around 7:50-p.m., Thursday.

Corning couple suffer from “road rash” during cycle accident


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a couple from Adams County suffered from “road rash” following a motorcycle accident Sunday evening. 61-year old Mickey Burl Smart, and his passenger, 58-year old Carol Smart, both from Corning, were treated at the scene by Stanton Rescue, but refused transportation to the hospital. The accident happened at around 9:30-p.m.

Officials say the couple was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson when they came upon three deer on the roadway. When Mickey Smart dumped the cycle onto its left side, it slid about 63-feet before coming to rest on the south shoulder of the road. The cycle sustained $2,500 damage. No citations were issued.

Missing western IA hunter found dead after competition


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a western Iowa raccoon hunter who went missing during a competition. The Marshall County Sheriff’s says the body of a Carroll man, 26-year-old Preston Luft, was found late Saturday night in a densely wooded area near the Iowa river. Luft had been last seen around 2 a.m. Saturday when he went to retrieve his dog that had wandered away during the raccoon-hunting competition. He was reported missing at around 1-p.m. Saturday. Law enforcement became involved in the search Saturday afternoon after being contacted by other hunters from the Central Iowa Coon Hunters Association. A group of about 12 hunters who went to search for Luft on their own discovered his body just after 11-p.m., Saturday, just a few hundred yards from where he was last scene. Authorities did not immediately release details of what caused Luft’s death, but they indicated Sunday, that foul play was not suspected. Reports say he may have tripped in some underbrush and hit his head. The Marshall County Medical Examiner and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.

Kansas man arrested Saturday afternoon on OWI & DWS charges in Montgomery County


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a Dodge City, Kansas, man was arrested Saturday afternoon on alcohol and other charges, following a traffic stop at the intersection of High Street and Highway 71, in Villisca. 30-year old Francisco Jav Figueroa-Ramirez was taken into custody at around 2:40-p.m., on charges he was Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI), having an Open Container, and Driving While Suspended (DWS). Figueroa-Ramirez was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $2,000 cash bond.

Creston man arrested Saturday morning on drug & alcohol charges;Massena man arrested for DUI


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Adams County say a Union County man was arrested early Saturday morning on drug and alcohol charges. 36-year old Andy Gist, from Creston, was taken into custody at around 2:45-a.m., on charges that include Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Possession of drug paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. He was also cited for speeding, and failure to have a license. Gist was later released on $2,585 bond. And, 55-year old Larry Biehn, of Massena, was arrested Friday night in Adams County, on a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He was later released on $1,000 bond.

Drug arrests follows traffic stop in Adams County Sunday


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say three people were arrested early Sunday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 148. 48-year old Mark Mitchell, 21-year old Dale Anson and 47-year old Tammy Forsee, all from Corning, face Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Affix a Tax Stamp charges, after the vehicle they were in was pulled over on Highway 148 at around 12:30-a.m. Sheriff’s deputies along with the Adams County K-9 unit recovered a large amount of marijuana from the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained for a residence on 9th Street in Corning, during which more drug related items were found. An additional charges of Child Endangerment has also been filed against the trio. The suspects were being held in the Adams County Jail without bond.

Wanted Des Moines Man Arrested after Search in Shelby Co.


August 4th, 2012 by admin

A Des Moines man wanted in Story County was arrested after first escaping from authorities in Shelby County.

On Friday afternoon, the Iowa Department of Probation and Parole attempted to serve an arrest warrant to 43-year-old James Ray Sparks of Des Moines at a residence in the 400 block of Mulberry Road in Shelby County.  Sparks fled the residence through the back door when officers arrived.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the escape and responded to the scene to help search a cornfield and bean field near the residence.  Authorities later received help from K-9 units in Cass and Pottawatamie County and from a private aircraft from the Harlan Airport.

After searching for several hours the search was called off and the suspect was not located.

Later that same evening at about 9:30, Sparks was located in in the 400 block of Mulberry Road in Shelby County and taken into custody by the Sheriff Mark Hervey.

Sparks was transported the Shelby County Jail where he is awaiting extradition to Story County for violation of probation charges.