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Adel man arrested after 26-year-old man found dead

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February 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – A 24-year-old Iowa man is a suspect in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man.  Adel Police and the Dallas County Sheriff’s office responded to a shooting report around 11 p.m. Saturday.  Officers found Nathan Greene, of Adel, wounded outside an apartment complex. Greene died later at a hospital. Investigators say Brandon Madren is suspected of shooting Greene. Madren is being held on suspicious of first-degree murder and a weapons charge.  Madren is being held in the Dallas County Jail.

(Update 5:33-pm) Clarinda man dies in small plane crashe

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February 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) – Officials are investigating a small plane crash in southwest Iowa that killed the pilot.  Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer says 53-year-old Jac Crain, of Clarinda, was killed in the crash that happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.  Crain’s BD-4 experimental, single-engine plane came to rest about 100 yards away from a farm house that’s about 2 miles southwest of Clarinda. The plane was registered to Crain Construction, Incorporated. It was manufactured in 2005.

A BD-4 experimental aircraft similar to one that crashed (from BD-4.org)

Sheriff’s Officials couldn’t say Sunday evening if Crain had issued a distress call, or if there was any indication of engine failure prior to the crash. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will work with local officials on Monday, to determine what caused the crash.

FAA records show the BD-4 Crain flew had a Lycoming engine capable of producing up to 200-horsepower.

Villisca men arrested

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February 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two Villisca men were arrested over past few days. Sunday afternoon (Feb. 19th), 30-year old Adam Leroy Mattson, of Villisca, was taken into custody on a charge of Simple Assault, following an incident in the 400 block of 3rd Street, in Villisca. Mattson was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

And, late Thursday morning (Feb 16th), 28-year old Chad Allen McCuen, of Villisca, was arrested for Breach of Public Peace, following an incident in the 300 block of South 3rd Avenue, in Villisca. McCuen was also being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Minor injuries during rollover accident in Montgomery County

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says minor injuries were reported following a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday afternoon. Officials say at around 12:30-p.m., an investigation into the crash determined a 1998 Dodge  Caravan operated and owned by 73-year old Philip Larry Turner, of Elliott, was traveling west on 120th Street, when the van got too close to the shoulder of the road.

The vehicle sustained $3,000 damage after it entered a ditch and rolled over.  Turner was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle, for treatment of minor injuries. No charges have been filed.

2 hospitalized following NW Iowa pit bull attack

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman and teenager in northwest Iowa were hospitalized after the woman’s pit bull attacked them. The Sioux City Journal says both victims suffered bite wounds Friday afternoon. Sioux City police said the woman put the dog in a garage shortly after 3 p.m., after it became excited by two men who were making a delivery. Police say the dog attacked the woman and bit her face when she attempted to go into the garage. A 19-year-old who was helping with the delivery was bitten on the arm when he attempted to pull the dog away. Both the woman and teenager were taken to Mercy Medical Center Sioux City with non-life threatening injuries. Animal control workers took the dog into custody.

Area School Board meetings set to take place Monday (2/20/12)

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A trio of area school board meetings are scheduled for Monday evening. The Griswold Community School District’s Board of Education will gather at 5:30-pm in the Central Office/Board room. Action items on their agenda include those pertaining to: Piper Jaffray Bonding (following an update on the matter); Sports lighting; a Budget Guarantee Resolution; Curriculum Planner; Bids for Chemical lawn application; Lawn mowing; and, the 2012-2013 School Calendar along with an Early Start approval. The Griswold School Board will also hold a closed session, at the end of New business, prior to adjournment.

The CAM School District’s Board of Education will meet at 7-p.m. Monday, in the Media Center at the CAM High School in Anita. Discussion and/or action items during their meeting include: an update from Snyder and Associates on the multi-purpose building; the 2010-2011 C & M Audit; the setting of a date and time for a public hearing on approval of an early start date for the 2012-2013 calendar; discussion on the budget; open enrollment applications, and resignations.

And, the Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board will meet Monday, in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School, in Elk Horn. During the board’s 7-p.m. session, they’ll discuss and/or act on: reorganization plans; board policies; the 2012-2013 school calendar; band uniforms; Whole Grade Sharing for IHSAA; a contract with the Cass County Educational Opportunity Center (EEOC) and, a sharing agreement with CAM.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to discuss Capital Improvements & Summer Rec Pgms.

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Board of Directors will meet Monday evening, at City Hall. Action items and/or New Business on their agenda includes: an update on the Parks & Rec’s Capital Improvement Projects; discussion with regard to the Summer Recreation Programs, including – the playground, a Special Needs playground, Swim Team, Tennis and Softball programs; a review of the Little League Board meeting; a status report on vandalism perpetrated on Sunnyside park; and much more.

The meeting begins at 5:15-p.m., Monday.

8-a.m. Local/State News (Podcast) 2-18-2012

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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Saturday 7:06-a.m. SW IA News (podcast)

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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Creston man pleads guilty to forgery charge

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Creston man arrested in mid-November on numerous charges was sentenced to 5-years in prison last week, on a forgery charge. The Lenox Police Department reported this week 24-year old Antonio Gutierres pled guilty February 7th to one count of forgery. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Gutierres’s prison sentence was subsequently suspended, and he was placed on supervised probation for a period of two-years. As part of the plea agreement, additional charges of Eluding a Pursuing Law Enforcement Vehicle and Possession of a False Identification Card, were dismissed. Gutierres was ordered to pay fines and court costs amounting to at least $450. He was also ordered to submit a DNA sample. Gutierres remained in custody on a hold for Federal Immigration authorities.

The events leading up to Gutierres’ arrest on November 18th, 2011, began when Lenox Police were notified of a medical call at Village Park Apartments. While responding, the officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to safely pass a car on County Road J-13. The car refused to yield to the police Vehicle. The ambulance arrived at the scene with adequate personnel. The officer then determined he should attempt to stop the vehicle he had attempted to pass, to learn why the driver failed to yield. The vehicle was pursued for over 2 miles before finally pulling over. When the driver was questioned, he presented the officer with a Nebraska ID card identifying him as Raul Pena. The officer determined the ID card was a forgery and the driver placed under arrest.

During a search of the suspect, another ID card was found that identified him as Antonio Gutierres. The felony charges were leveled against Gutierres after he was brought to the Taylor County Jail, and following an investigation into the false ID’s.