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Girl found in ditch, pronounced dead at hospital

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June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLHAM, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was found face-down in a ditch filled with water in rural Dallas County and pronounced dead after being rushed to a Des Moines hospital. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says Deja Ramynke was playing with two other children Wednesday morning in front of a home about five miles north of Earlham when an adult noticed her missing.

Authorities were called and an Iowa State Patrol trooper found her face-down in a watery ditch, about 100 yards from the house. The trooper started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the girl was taken by helicopter to Blank Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.

2 arrests in Mills County

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June 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County Wednesday reported two people were arrested Tuesday. 31-year old Leo Alan Edwards, of Pacific Junction, was arrested at around 7:30-p.m. in Pacific Junction, for Driving While Revoked and Failure to have SR22 Insurance. Edwards was also wanted on a warrant out of Cass Co. (IA).  His bond amounts to $4,600.

And, 54-year old David Dennis Storm, of Seymour, MO., was arrested Tuesday night for OWI 3rd offense, and Failure to have SR22 Insurance. His bond was set at $6,000.

Midwest Regional Dive Team receives $2,500 donation

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June 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Brian Hammann reports the Midwest Regional Dive Team has received a donation of $2,500 from Nodaway Valley Feeders of Nodaway, Iowa.

Brent Schrader of Nodaway Valley Feeders presents Kenny Hamman, Incident Commander of the Midwest Regional Dive Team with the $2,500 donation.  From left to Right; Greg Vetter, Matt Riley, Doug Cooper, Eric Steffensen, Josh Reed, Damon Sunderman, Jonathan and Katelynn Reser, Chris Brown, Ed Rotert, Neil Ohden, Bill Petty (Brian Hamman, photo)

Brent Schrader of Nodaway Valley Feeders presents Kenny Hamman, Incident
Commander of the Midwest Regional Dive Team with the $2,500 donation. From left to
Right; Greg Vetter, Matt Riley, Doug Cooper, Eric Steffensen, Josh Reed, Damon
Sunderman, Jonathan and Katelynn Reser, Chris Brown, Ed Rotert, Neil Ohden, Bill
Petty (Brian Hamman, photo)

The dive team assisted in repairing a stand pipe in one of their ponds.  NVF representatives said in a press release: “As representatives for the Beef and Agriculture Industries, we want you to know how humbled we are by the community service provided by the Dive Team, within and throughout our communities.”

Officials say the donation will help fund additional training and lifesaving equipment.

Domestic Abuse Arrest in Corning

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June 25th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Corning man for Domestic Abuse after an incident Wednesday, June 25th.  Officials received a 911 call from 908 5th Street in Corning and upon arrival at the scene an officer found a woman claiming she had been assaulted and had a black eye.  The officer later found and arrested 58-year-old Larry Lee Mullen of Corning and charged him with Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Injury.  Mullen was taken into custody and held without bond pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Neola May be Saying Farewell to 1945 Firetruck

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June 25th, 2014 by Jim Field

NEOLA, Iowa (AP) – Neola may be bidding farewell to a 1945-model firetruck that had served the western Iowa town for many years.

The Neola Lions Club is auctioning off the truck on Sunday to raise money for the city’s recreational park. Some residents hope a local buyer will surface to keep the truck in town.

The Daily Nonpareil says the 1945 K2 International has only 2,550 miles on it because it didn’t have to go far to fight fires in Neola. The latest U.S. Census says Neola is home to about 840 people in Pottawattamie County.

The town got a new firetruck about 10 years after acquiring the 1945 model. The old truck mostly gathered dust in the former fire hall until the town gave it to the Lions Club.

Drug arrest in Denison

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June 25th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reports an arrest early this morning (6/25) at approximately 12:58 am after a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Broadway and 15th Street in Denison. During the stop, K9 Bayou alerted to the odor of narcotics and Methamphetamine was discovered. The driver, 45-year-old Armando Castillo Valerio of Denison was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Hamburg Woman Injured After Being Hit by Car

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June 25th, 2014 by Jim Field

A Hamburg woman was taken to the Grape Community Hospital with head and body trauma after being hit by a car early this morning.  Fremont County officials report that 33 year old Lacey Nicole Remmen was walking home at about 12:30 Wednesday morning along the 900 block of Washington Street in Hamburg when she walked into the street and was struck by a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 19 year old Virgil Boomgaarn of Hamburg.  The report states that Boomgaarn was unable to stop in time and struck Remmen, who landed on the windshield and the hood of the car.  Remmen was transferred by helicopter to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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Deer Causes Montgomery County Accident

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June 25th, 2014 by Jim Field

A Red Oak teenager was injured in a traffic accident caused by a deer.  The accident happened at 11:20 Tuesday night at 150th Street and G Avenue northwest of Red Oak.  Sheriff’s deputies  report that 16 year old Aidan Watts was westbound in a Chevy 1500 truck when he swerved to miss a deer.  The truck entered the ditch,  hit a road sign, jumped over G Avenue and struck a field drive, causing it to leave the ground again.  Watts was taken to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak with what were described as minor injuries.  Deputies say he was spared more serious injuries by wearing his seat belt.  Damage was estimated at 25-thousand dollars.

Also, Tuesday at 4:57 pm, Montgomery County deputies reported that Angela Ramsey was driving a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser east on 9th Street when she stopped to take some pictures of her property.  Edward Eugene Ramsey came up to the window to grab the camera when Angela got scared and attempted to drive away.  Edward Ramsey either grabbed the car or had his arm still inside the window and he was dragged a short distance before falling and getting his right foot run over.  He was taken by ambulance to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.  Edward Ramsey of Villisca was arrested for harassment in the third degree.  He was held on $300 dollars bond.  Angela Ramsey was charged with reckless driving.  The investigation is ongoing.

Separately, early Wednesday morning, deputies arrested 52 year old David Lawrence Howe of Red Oak for trespassing following an incident in the 400 block of 4th Street in Red Oak.  Howe was held on $300 bond.

 

Another Robbery in the Bluffs on Tuesday

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June 25th, 2014 by Jim Field

The string of armed robberies in Council Bluffs continued on Tuesday.  Bluffs Police report that on Tuesday night at about 10:30, an armed robber entered the Walgreens store on West Broadway,  The store clerk was about to help another customer when the suspect approached her and demanded money.  As he grabbed money from the cash drawer, the man saw another store employee carrying a money drawer and grabbed money from that as well.  The suspect displayed a gun during the robbery.  Police say that the suspect fits the description of the man who robbed four stores in the Bluffs on Sunday, and that he continues to be as reckless and brazen about his robbery spree.  Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.  Anyone with information should call the Crimestoppers hotline at 712-328-7867.