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More details on weekend ATV accident in Mills County

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Department today (Wednesday) released additional details about an ATV accident that occurred over the weekend. During the incident last Saturday, a 4-year old Henderson boy was critically injured.

Officials say at around 7:15-p.m on March 31st, sheriff’s deputies, along with Henderson Fire and Rescue, and Macedonia Rescue, were dispatched to 206 Southwest Street in Henderson, after a report was received about a child being hit by a 4-wheeler. After rescuers arrived, they determined the victim, Kolbe Klindt was critically injured. LifeNet helicopter was called to transport the boy to Creighton University Medical Center.

The driver of the ATV was identified as Garret Horgdal, of Henderson. Deputies obtained a search warrant for a blood specimen from Horgdal, to determine the level of alcohol in his system. The child remains hospitalized, and the incident remains under investigation.

Vintage motor tour visits Iowa’s infamous crime scenes

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Owners of vintage cars are being invited to participate in a MotorMemories  vintage vehicle tour of Iowa crime scenes. The “Crime Scene Iowa” tour takes place June 13th-17th, and is open to 1987 and older vehicles. Already, nearly 40 cars are already registered from 25 different Iowa communities. Motoring through western Iowa, the tour takes a closer look at some of the better, as well as lesser known crime stories in the Hawkeye state. 

The first stop is Villisca, where 100 years ago, six members of the Josiah B. Moore family and two young houseguests were found bludgeoned to death with the Moore’s own axe. The murder spawned nearly ten years of investigations, repeated grand jury hearings, a spectacular slander suit, and murder trial. More than a century later, the murders remain unsolved.

The next stop is Templeton, in Carroll County, where during the Prohibition Era, west central Iowa farmers cooked whiskey in their barns and machine sheds to supplement their income in harsh times. The finished product was much sought-after and sold as Templeton Rye or “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. It was of such a high quality that it quickly made its way to speakeasies in Chicago, Kansas City, and Omaha through gangster Al Capone. For almost 80 years the product was considered illegal until it was introduced in 2006 as a legal brand of top shelf liquor. 

Other stops will tell the story of Jesse James in Adair and the world’s first train robbery, Bonnie & Clyde robbing the bank in Stuart and the Dexfield Park shoot-out near Dexter where his Clyde’s brother Buck was mortally wounded. Along the way local historians tell tales of other crimes, some with hilarious endings.

The tour begins on Wednesday, June 13, with presenting sponsor CWG Insurance hosting an evening event on their West Des Moines campus. The MotorMemories tours began as the MotorIoway 1000, an Iowa Sesquicentennial celebration in 1996. It became an annual event, and has now evolved into multiple vintage vehicle tours each year. Additional tour information and registration details can be found at www.motormemories.com.

1 injury reported after Council Bluffs blaze

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFF, Iowa (AP) – One woman has been treated after a fire forced about 20 residents to flee their homes in a Council Bluffs apartment building. Firefighters found smoke pouring from a first-floor unit on Tuesday night.  The woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.  The American Red Cross was helping people displaced by the blaze.   The fire cause is being investigated.

Civil War Exhibit comes to Avoca

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa State Historical Society exhibit will be shown in Avoca, tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday. The “History on the Move” traveling Civil War exhibit will be open for viewing in the parking lot of the Farmall-Land USA Museum just south of Interstate 80, near the Embers Restaurant. The New Town Avoca Historical Society says the group, along with the Town and Country Junior Federated organization in Avoca, are sponsoring the exhibit. 

Rich Price, member of the New Town Avoca group says all ages are welcome to tour the free exhibit, which is designed to bring national and local history with regard to the war, to life. Price says a local landmark set the stage for volunteers to enlist in the fight. A one-room school on the east edge of Avoca, which was moved from its original location south of town at the New Town settlement, is where local residents signed up for the war before they walked to the Council Bluffs rail head to begin their enlistment. The Civil War exhibit, Price says will come to Avoca in a trailer, which has been touring the state since the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War took place, last year. Actual Civil War memorabilia…including personal stories of Iowa soldiers, historical documents, maps and artifacts will be on display. And, a computer program will allow visitors to research the Civil War, and look up ancestors who may have fought in the conflict. Price says the local historical society will have many items on display, as well, including original cannonballs, uniforms, and letters from soldiers, along with cemetery records of the 70 veterans from Avoca who served in the war. The group is also working with the local school to learn about the role the community played during the war. 

The exhibit will be open from 10-a.m. to 8-p.m. both Thursday and Friday. In celebration of the event, Jerry and Joyce Mez, owners of the Farmall-Land Museum, are offering half-price admission to their museum.

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Drug arrest this morning in Shenandoah

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A 28-year old man from Shenadoah was arrested on a drug charge early this (Wednesday) morning, following a traffic stop. According to Shenandoah Police, Lyle Stogdill was taken into custody on a Possession of a controlled substance/Marijuana charge, after Police Officer Brandon Allen stopped a vehicle Stogdill was in, on West Valley Street.  The officer located marijuana in the vehicle during a search. Stogdill was brought to the Page County Jail, where he is being held on $2,000 bond. 

In a separate incident, 38-year-old Tracey Bailey, of Shenandoah, was arrested for disorderly conduct, after Shenandoah police investigated a noise complaint in the 200 block of West Lowell. Bailey was cited into court, and released.

Bluffs woman claims $1-million Powerball prize

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Lottery say Faye Slate, of Council Bluffs, is the state’s latest $1-million dollar winner in the Powerball drawing. Slate claimed her prize Tuesday, at the Lottery’s headquarters in Des Moines. She won the prize in last Wednesday’s Powerball drawing by picking the first five numbers correctly, but missing the Powerball number itself.

It was the third winning One-million dollar prize ticket purchased in the state, in  a little more than a month. Gary Higens of Des Moines claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on March 1st, close on the heels of Steve Petty of Adair, who had claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Feb. 20th.

Slate bought her winning ticket at the Hy-Vee store on Madison Avenue, in Council Bluffs.

Bluffs man charged following stand-off

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

In a follow-up to our story Tuesday morning, Police in Council Bluffs early today (Wednesday), said 56-year old Donald Shamblen, of Council Bluffs, was charged with Interference with Official Acts and Failure to Appear in Court, following a stand-off in the city, that began at around 5:30-p.m. Monday and ended early Tuesday morning.

Officials say officers were dispatched to 2330 South 13th Street in reference to a man who had a warrant for his arrest. When officers arrived, Shamblen fled on foot into a detached garage. The officers attempted to make contact with Shamblen, who allegedly threatened to kill himself and Police.

Officers at the scene set up a perimeter and called-in the Emergency Services Team (EST), along with negotiators with the Council Bluffs P-D. Negotiators made contact with Shamblen through a secure phone, and after several hours of negotiations, the EST forced their way into the garage, taking Shamblen into custody without further incident.

Iowa (Early) News Headlines: Wed., April 4th 2012

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have ended a lockdown of the Iowa Statehouse after determining that a white powder mailed to a legislator was harmless. It ended last night, more than four hours after Des Moines Democrat Ako Abdul-Samad opened an envelope in the House chamber and found white powder and a threatening letter inside.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a measure that would ban the use of automatic cameras to enforce traffic laws. Supporters say the cameras remove an important human element from the enforcement of traffic laws. Those opposed argue cameras are effective in reducing accidents. The measure goes to the Senate.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic U.S. Representative Bruce Braley has set the stage for what could be a repeat of Republicans’ costly effort that nearly ousted him from office two years ago. The 54-year-old Braley announced yesterday that he’ll run for a fourth term in Congress. He is a close political ally of Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. In 2010, Braley beat Republican Ben Lange.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mauricio Lasansky (luh-SAN’-skee), an innovative printmaker known for The Nazi Drawings, has died at his home in Iowa City at age 97. His son says his father died Monday of “old age.” Lasansky was born in Argentina in 1914 and started teaching at the University of Iowa in 1945. He was best known for large-scale, colorful prints.