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Atlantic man arrested on drug charge/Griswold man arrested for eluding

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Saturday of 45-year old David Scott Elwood,  of Atlantic. Elwood was taken into custody on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone). He was taken to the Cass County Jail and held on $50,000 bond. Also arrested Saturday, on a Felony charge of Eluding, was 36-year old Thomas Otto Williamson, of Griswold, Williamson also faces a Serious Misdemeanor charge of OWI 1st Offense. He was brought to the Cass County Jail and released later that day on his own recognizance. 

Last Thursday afternoon, Cass County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 71 at Highway 83. Officials say a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire driven by 17-year old Kelly Rae Pullen, of Coin, was traveling southbound on Highway 71 and had stopped at the stop sign at Highway 83. A 2001 Pontiac Grand Am owned and driven by Michael Updike came to a stop behind Pullen’s vehicle. Updike’s vehicle then rolled forward into the back of Pullen’s vehicle causing the bumpers to strike against one another. No citations were issued. Damage to Pullen’s vehicle is estimated at $1,500; no damage was reported to Updike’s vehicle.

Lenox man arrested Friday night after traffic stop

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department reports the arrest Friday night of 34-year old Daniel Rameriez-Camancho. Rameriez-Camancho, of Lenox, was pulled over at around 9:30-p.m. on south Brooks Street, for making improper lane change. Officers discovered during their investigation that the man had no Drivers license. He was also found to have allegedly obtained license plates by fraud from the state of Nebraska for his vehicle. 

Rameriez-Camancho was transported to the Taylor County Jail where he was charged with failure to have a Drivers license, improper lane change and fraudulent use of registration. His pickup was impounded.

Injuries reported following Thursday accident in Atlantic

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department said today (Monday), the drivers of two vehicles were injured during a collision Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 7th and Plum Streets. Officials say Nicole Ross, of Atlantic, was cited for Failure to Yield upon making a left turn, after she turned in front of a vehicle driven by Anna Amdor, of Massena, at around 1:35-p.m., Thursday. The accident happened as Amdor was traveling west on 7th Street and Ross was traveling east. Amdor was treated at the scene by crews from Medivac Ambulance, while Ross was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital. Damage from the crash amounted to $11,000.

The A-PD reports also, 32-year old Marty Atkinson, of Atlantic, was arrested Saturday, on a charge of Public Intoxication. And, 32-year old Dana Brix, of Atlantic, was arrested Sunday, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Both persons were brought to the Cass County Jail and held, pending a court appearance.

3 young adults cited for possession of booze

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Three young adults, ages 18 and 19, were cited Friday for Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, following an investigation into a bonfire and party west of Essex. According to the Page County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the area north of the Pierce Creek County Park campground at around 10:45-p.m., after receiving word of suspicious activity at that location.

When they arrived, authorities saw a bonfire with numerous people around it. As deputies approached, a large group of people began to flee. A foot pursuit by the deputies resulted in some of the party goers being detained. It was detemined those individuals were not of legal age to consume alcohol, and booze was found in the area of the bonfire.

Officials say 18-year old Mitchell Dale Steinkuehler and 19-year old Nicholas Tyler Allely, both of Shenandoah, along with 19-year old Tyler Wayne Miller, of Imogene, were cited for Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age. Miller was also taken into custody for Interference with Official Acts. His posted a $300 bond and was released. Other persons attending the bonfire were determined not to have consumed alcohol, and were not charged.

Shambaugh man arrested after domestic disturbance

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a Shambaugh man was arrested Sunday night following an alleged domestic disturbance. 51-year old David Jacob Stimson was charged with OWI, after deputies investigated a reported domestic disturbance in progress at around 9-p.m., Sunday. Officials say when deputies arrived at the residence on Hersey Street, they spoke with family members who indicated Stimson and his wife had been in an alleged physical altercation. Both left the residence headed east. Deputies located David Stimson’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop which resulted in his arrest. The man was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond. The Domestic incident remains under investigation.

9AM Newscast 06-18-2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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8AM Newscast 06-18-2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Hot and Humid Weather Across Iowa Today

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hot and humid conditions with near record temperatures will be in place over much of Iowa today.  Heat Indices will reach 95 to 105 degrees in the afternoon. Though these conditions are not considered life threatening to most, the uncomfortable weather will require that special attention be paid by persons who live in metropolitan areas where Heat Island effects are most common, and to persons who are more susceptible to heat related health problems, especially the elderly or those who have preexisting health problems.

If you plan on working or being outdoors today, make sure that you drink plenty of water, wear loose fitting and light colored clothes, rest when you feel the need to take a break, and seek shade from time to time to cool off. Also remember to check on the elderly and make sure that pets have adequate sources of water and shelter to prevent heat stress.

For more Heat Safety tips and rules: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/?n=preparesummersafety

Iowans can now get weather alerts via cell phone

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowans who want to keep close tabs on weather warnings may now be able to get them on their cellular phones, beginning today (Monday). The nation’s emergency alert system is starting a new program this week. Al Kenyan, a project manager with FEMA, says people need to check with their cell phone carrier to see if it’s an option to receive these potentially-life-saving alerts. “It’s similar to a text message but it’s not a text message,” Kenyan says. “You need to have probably a newer handset or a handset that has the capability to receive these messages.” 

Kenyan says it’s part of a larger effort to modernize the emergency warning system. The wireless weather alerts will let you know about things like severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings. He says Iowans should take those warnings seriously.”When (people) get an alert, whether it’s from wireless emergency alerts or from the radio station they’re listening to or a television station, take action on it,” Kenyan says. “We’ve had cases where people have been alerted to a tornado warning and they said, ‘Well, that’s interesting,’ and they didn’t take action and they get hurt. That’s a very bad thing.” 

The new program is through a partnership between FEMA, the FCC, the National Weather Service and cellphone carriers.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., June 18 2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — City officials in Waterloo are looking at a proposal that would protect domestic violence victims from being evicted from their homes. The Waterloo City Council is scheduled to consider the ordinance today at the request of the city’s human rights commission. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the measure would prevent landlords from discriminating against victims of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A collision between two boats on the Des Moines River left one dead and at least two others injured. A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the crash happened before 7 p.m. yesterday on the river near the Birdland Marina area, just downriver from downtown Des Moines. The DNR didn’t release the names of those involved and didn’t provide details about last night’s accident.

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Two people were killed in a weekend crash on U.S. Highway 30 in central Iowa. The Nebraska State Patrol says 77-year-old Dorothy Peter and 80-year-old Delbert Peter, both of Boone, died from injuries sustained in the crash shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. At least two people were taken to the hospital after the wreck.

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has died in a single-car crash in eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids news station KGAN-TV reports that 41-year-old Scott Mullin lost control while driving on a county road in Cedar County, just south of Interstate 80. The accident happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.