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Post-holiday meetings scheduled in the area

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November 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A handful of public meetings are scheduled to take place Monday, as we get back to business following the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. In Atlantic, the Cass County Board of Health will gather in CCMH Conference Room #3 for a regularly scheduled session that begins at 12:15-p.m. Later in the evening, the Exira and Elk Horn-Kimballton Boards of Education will hold a joint session in Exira, to discuss and possibly act on matters pertaining to a reorganization of the two districts. The session begins at 7-p.m.  The Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will also meet Monday evening. The 7:30-p.m. work session at the High School Media Center will cover IASB Board and Administrator Training, along with an informal evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein. And, the Audubon City Council is slated to meet at 7-p.m.

During the Cass County Board of Health’s meeting, the Board will receive an Environmental Health Report and review the Public Health Budget. They’ll also discuss Board Member terms, which expire December 31st. The Audubon City Council will hold a public hearing with regard to a Housing Set Aside Grant application, during their session. They’ll also hold discussion pertaining to a Wash Bay, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds, for the Rec Center.

No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

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November 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday week for Saturday’s drawing, which was estimated at $325 million before the numbers were picked. That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

Neubauer says the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings. The previous top Powerball prize was $365 million, won in 2006 by ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Neb.

The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34.

Fatality Accident Early Saturday in Council Bluffs

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November 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Council Bluffs Police Department reports a single vehicle roll over accident resulted in a fatality early Saturday (11/24) morning on Interstate 29.  At approximately 3:35am Saturday officers responded to the accident on the I-29 Northbound on-ramp from I-80 eastbound near the state line.  A passing vehicle called the accident in reporting that they observed a vehicle off the roadway but did not observe anyone around the vehicle and continued on.

Upon arrival at the scene a white Nissan truck was observed on the west side of the roadway turned on it’s side.  The Council Bluffs Fire Department also responded to the scene and were the first to spot an adult male approximately 15 yards north of the truck.  The male was identified as 42-year-old Christopher A. Thacker of Bellevue and the CBFD pronounced him dead at the scene.

After investigation it was determined the vehicle was traveling on the 1-29 nothbound on-ramp from I-80 eastbound when it left the roadway to the right before over correcting and running of the road to the left.  Thacker then ran into a light pole and drove into the ditch where the truck flipped and rolled over before coming to a stop near the next light pole.  Thacker was the only occupant in the vehicle and appeared to have been ejected during the accident.  The truck was totaled and damage to the light pole was estimated at $1,000.

8AM Newscast 11-24-2012

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November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Council Bluffs Robbery Friday

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November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Officers from the Council Bluffs Police Department responded to a robbery report at the Cricket Cellular store at 1509 West Broadway in Council Bluffs on Friday.

Two employees at the store were held at gun point by an unknown male suspect with what was believed to be a semi-automatic hand gun.  The thief was able to obtain an undetermined amount of cash and several cell phones before leaving in an unknown direction.  The suspect was a black male wearing a hooded sweat top over his head and a green scarf covering his mouth.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division or 328-STOP to leave information anonymously.

 

Crash on I-80 Saturday morning in Cass County

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November 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after the driver of a 2010 Dodge fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed early Saturday morning in Interstate 80. According to dispatch reports, the accident happened on I-80 westbound, just west of the Highway 71 interchange, at around 1:20-a.m.

Reports indicated the driver of a Texas plated Dodge vehicle fell asleep, crossed the median and struck an unoccupied, broken-down Lincoln, registered to the person out of South Dakota. One of the vehicles ended up in the median, while the other reportedly rolled over. No other details are available.

Stolen Car Found

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November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports that a vehicle that was recently stolen from the Omaha/Red Oak livestock market was found in another location.

A tan 2000 Buick Century belonging to Hawkeye Ford in Red Oak was stolen sometime between November 20th and 23rd from the Omaha/Red Oak Livestock Market at 1511 200th Street.  The vehicle was later located on November 23rd at 7:00am at 240th and J Avenue with an estimated $4,000 damage.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 800-432-1001.

Creston teen killed, another injured in Adams County crash Friday morning

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November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Friday morning northeast of Prescott in Adams County, has claimed the life of a Union County teen. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the unidentified 16-year old was a passenger in a van driven by a 17-year old. Both teens are from Creston. Neither was wearing a seat belt. Officials say a 2002 Honda van the teens were in was traveling west on a gravel road (190th Street), when as the vehicle crested a hill, the driver lost control. When the driver over-corrected, the van went partially into the north ditch. A second over-correction caused the vehicle to go into the south ditch, where it rolled over and ejected the 16-year old, who died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Adams County Hospital in Corning. A report on their condition is not available. The accident happened just after 8-a.m. The names of the victims had were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

8AM Newscast 11-23-2012

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November 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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November 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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