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Atlantic man arrested on drug charges Tue. morning in Villisca

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a Cass County man was arrested early this (Tuesday) morning in Villisca, on drug charges. 19-year old Thomas Daniel Bruning, of Atlantic, was taken into custody at around 12:30-a.m. at the intersection of west High Street and U Avenue, in Villisca. Bruning was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. At the same time and place,20-year old Shawn Alexander Jensen, of Atlantic, was cited for Driving While Suspended and Failure to have proof of Insurance.

Jensen was released on the citations, while Bruning was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Red Oak Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Red Oak man arrested on a warrant Monday night

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man Monday night who was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of OWI/1st offense. 35-year old Jason Michael Eppenbaugh, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 9:30-p.m. in the 1800 block of east Summit Street. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Corning man arrested after incident at independent living facility

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Adams County arrested a man Monday night following an investigation into an incident at an independent living facility, in Corning. Officials say 41-year old Stephen Elijah Ferguson, of Corning, was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree at around 8:40-p.m., after deputies found a dining room area table and chairs were all turned over at the Country Haven Assisted Living facility.

In addition, a picture had been broken over an overturned chair, and the drinking fountain was torn-off the wall. Ferguson was being held in the Adams County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Garage in Red Oak broken into; Thieves may have been thwarted by citizen

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are investigating a break-in at a residential garage. At around 4:20-p-m. Monday, a resident on Eastern Avenue reported to police that a person or persons unknown had forced their way into the victims’ garage and tampered with items inside the structure. Some items taken from the garage were located outside. Police believe whomever broke into the garage placed the items outside when they were “spooked-off” by an unsuspecting citizen. The property where the incident occurred is located near a walking trail.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact Red Oak Police at 712-623-6500.

No action taken in Bluffs’ officer involved shooting

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office will take no action against a Council Bluffs police officer involved in a shooting late last year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that at a press conference held Monday, Pott. County Attorney Matt Wilber said an investigation determined officer Jarrod Poore used justified force to protect himself and others during a dangerous situation.

At around 12:40-p.m. on Dec. 23rd, officer Poore fired at a stolen Chevrolet Corvette driven by 33-year-old Jesse Wilkinson as the suspect attempted to strike Poore and another officer in a driveway at 125 Park Avenue. After locating the stolen Corvette, which had been spotted by a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office deputy earlier in the day, Poore and officer Corey Woodward approached the parked car on foot from behind after parking behind Wilkinson.

The officers told the suspect to put his hands up and get out of the vehicle. Wilkinson allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and sped toward the officers. Poore fired as Woodward got out of the way. The Corvette hit an unmarked police cruiser.

Wilkinson is currently in custody in Omaha, Wilber said. Authorities continue to finalize a list of charges related to the Council Bluffs incident, though he noted assault on an officer with a weapon, felony eluding arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle will be among them. The stolen vehicle charge is a Class C felony, while the other two are Class D felonies. Wilkinson has a laundry list of pending federal and Nebraska state charges as well.

Nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound I-29 near Sioux City Tuesday and Thursday

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City office reports placement of overhead sign structures will require nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound Interstate 29 north of the I-29/U.S. 20/U.S. 75 interchange (exit 144) and south of the Floyd Boulevard interchange (exit 147) between 10 p.m. and midnight, beginning tonight (Tuesday, 1/27) and Thursday (Jan. 29th), weather permitting. Traffic will be stopped for 20-minute intervals.

Motorists approaching the area should drive with caution and be prepared to stop for traffic backups beyond the limits of the work zone. In addition, the contractor began closing the inside lane of I-29 on Monday (Jan. 26th), and lasting for approximately two weeks, to allow for completion of the sign construction.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through the 511 system. Visit www.511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at www.iowadot.gov/511/socialmedia.html); or download the free app to your mobile device.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Jan. 27 2015

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers expressed concern about a proposed performance-based funding model for the state’s three public universities. The funding model, which regents approved last year, bases 60 percent of funding allocation for the schools on the enrollment of in-state students. Legislative lawmakers must approve Gov. Terry Branstad’s budget proposal for the funding model to be applied.

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — A south-central Iowa woman has been accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a local car dealership. Authorities say 44-year-old Lyndsay Jo Huntsman, of Creston, face charges of ongoing criminal conduct and five counts of first-degree theft. Police began investigating a report of missing money from a local Ford dealership, Creston Automotive, in October.

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — A 4-month-old girl has died one week after authorities found her severely injured in her southeastern Iowa home. Officials say Marleen Jimenez of Columbus Junction died Saturday morning at the University of Iowa Hospital. An autopsy was performed Monday at the hospital. Results have not been released. Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two state agencies say a process has been established to approve, administer and generate registration cards allowing the use of cannabis oil. An application form to obtain the card is now available online. The Legislature last year approved a law permitting the possession and use of a certain form of cannabis oil for patients with intractable epilepsy. Only patients and their primary caregivers can apply for the registration cards.

Update on Branstad’s condition: alert & resting comfortably

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January 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Governor’s Office have provided an update on the Governor’s condition.   Spokesman Jimmy Centers said the Governors fell ill at an event earlier in the day, Monday. Centers said late Monday afternoon “Gov. Branstad is currently alert and resting comfortably at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He is being observed and hydrated after having flu-like symptoms. The governor did have a flu shot this season. The governor has been admitted and will be kept overnight out of an abundance of caution.”

More information will be released as it becomes available. The governor and lt. governor have canceled their public events for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, to rest and recover from seasonal illnesses.

Business school will become UI’s Des Moines campus

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January 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines business college will become the University of Iowa’s Des Moines campus under an arrangement announced by the two schools. AIB College of Business President Nancy A Williams said at a news conference Monday the transition will take at least a year but that ultimately the 20-acre campus southwest of downtown would become part of the University of Iowa. All AIB students will then become University of Iowa students. AIB had a fall 2014 enrollment of more than 1,000 students.

Iowa President Sally Mason says the move enables the UI to achieve a goal of broadening services in the Des Moines area. Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says he strongly supports the plan. AIB began in 1941 and moved to its Fleur Drive campus in 1972.

Creston woman arrested on Theft and Ongoing Criminal Conduct charges

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January 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Creston Police Department report a Creston woman was arrested today (Monday) at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, in connection with money reported missing from a local car dealership in Oct., 2014. 44-year old Lyndsay Jo Huntsman was  charged with On-going Criminal Conduct (Class B Felony) and five counts of Theft in the 1st Degree (Class C Felony).

Lyndsay Huntsman

Lyndsay Huntsman

An investigation determined in excess of $500-thousand dollars was missing from the accounts of Creston Automotive, a Ford dealership. In a criminal complaint affidavit, Huntsman is allegedly to have misappropriated funds and/or taken control of property, and committed multiple acts of thefts and/or embezzlement in excess of $10,000 each year between Jan. 1st, 2010 and Dec. 31st, 2014, while employed by Creston Automotive.