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8AM Newscast 06-04-2012

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June 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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7AM Newscast 06-04-2012

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June 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic & Griswold teens arrested Sunday night near Stanton

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June 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report four teens, including one from Atlantic and two from Griswold, were arrested late Sunday on charges of Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age. Taken into custody was: 17-year old Shelby Tichota, of Atlantic; 17-year old Cody Johnson, of Stanton; and, 17-year old Torri Huerta, and 18-year old Taylor Watson, both of  Griswold.

The teens were taken into custody at around 11:40-p.m. Sunday, following an incident in the 2700 block of Quail Drive, east of Stanton. Officials say Watson was cited and released, while the juveniles were transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, processed, and released to the custody of an adult.

Mailbox damaged in Montgomery County

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June 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating an apparent incident of Criminal Mischief which occurred Saturday southeast of Red Oak. Officials say a resident at 2245 J Avenue told authorities a motorist notified the resident on Sunday, that his mailbox was found on the roadway and had stopped to remove it. At that time, another motorist passed by and informed the first motorist that she had seen a red pickup truck pulling onto the roadway out of the east ditch, north of the residence. No other details about the vehicle were available. The incident remains under investigation.

Feet of sand leave farms wasteland after flooding

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June 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of farmers in Iowa and Nebraska are still struggling to remove sand and fill holes gouged by the Missouri River, which swelled last summer with rain and snowmelt and overflowed onto thousands of acres of farmland. While the river flooded parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Kansas and Missouri, the worst damage was in Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa farmer Mason Hansen has been working for months to clear his property, but about 160 acres still look like a desert, with sand piled up to 4 feet high. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved more than $20 million in disaster aid to help Iowa and Nebraska farmers with the cost of moving sand, grading land and filling holes. But most farmers say that will cover only part of their costs.

Names released in I-29 fatal Sunday

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June 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says one man from Omaha and one from Logan died during a crash this (Sunday) morning on Interstate 29, in Pottawattamie County. Officials say 18-year old Alvaro Rodriguez, of Omaha, and 37-year old Obed Orozco, of Logan, died during the scene of the crash on northbound I-29, two-miles north of the Crescent exit. Neither man was wearing a seat belt.

Injured in the crash, was the driver of a 1999 Chevy Tahoe, Joel Garcia-Lucero, of Omaha, and two passengers in his vehicle: 25-year old Mario Amaya-Elizalde, and 27-year old Alejandro Gardea, both of Omaha.  Amaya-Elizalde and Gardea were wearing seat belts, but Garcia-Lucero was not.  A passenger in the other vehicle, 25-year old Nicholas Miller, of Glenwood, was also injured. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, by Crescent Rescue. Officials say he was wearing his seat belt. The other injured passengers were transported by Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue, to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.

The Patrol says the accident happened at around 9-a.m, when the Tahoe tried to to pass a 2001 VW Passat driven by 49-year old Richard Miller, of Pacific Junction, as both vehicles were in the right-hand lane of I-29 northbound. The SUV went out of control and crossed back into the right lane, hitting the VW. Both vehicles went into the east ditch and rolled several times before coming to rest in the ditch. Rodriguez and Orozco were ejected as the Tahoe rolled, and died at the scene.

And, while the accident remains under investigation, officials said the SUV was littered with beer cans and reeked of alcohol

No injuries reported following rollover accident

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June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a woman and her two children escaped injury following a rollover accident Friday afternoon, southeast of Stanton. Official say 28-year old Erin Nicole Johnson, of Villisca, was turning north onto Q Avenue from 250th Street at around 4:15-p.m. Friday, when she lost sight of the road due to dust created by another vehicle.

When the  2012 Dodge Durango she was driving got too close to the shoulder, the loose gravel pulled the SUV into the east ditch, causing it to roll over onto its top. Johnson refused treatment for herself and the children, but the trio were later transported to the Clarinda Regional Hospital to be checked out. The Durango, registered to 31-year old Lane Richard Johnson, of  Villisca, was a total loss.

(Update) New Omaha superintendent resigns over emails

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June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has accepted the resignation of the incoming superintendent. The board voted 9-1 at a special meeting convened Saturday afternoon to accept Nancy Sebring’s letter of resignation. The vote came amid media reports that the discovery of sexual emails Sebring exchanged with her lover hastened her departure from a similar job in Iowa. Sebring was to assume the superintendent’s position on July 1. She abruptly resigned as superintendent of the Des Moines school system last month, saying she needed to attend to family matters ahead of her move. Sebring now acknowledges she stepped down earlier than expected after emails she exchanged with her lover using her district account were discovered.

New Omaha superintendent to resign over emails

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June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The incoming superintendent of Omaha Public Schools has offered to resign her position amid media reports that the discovery of sexy emails hastened her departure from her Iowa post. The Omaha school district has scheduled a special meeting for Saturday afternoon to consider Nancy Sebring’s offer to resign. Sebring was to assume the superintendent’s position on July 1. She abruptly resigned as superintendent of the Des Moines school system last month, saying she needed to attend to family matters ahead of her move. Sebring now acknowledges she stepped down earlier than expected after emails she exchanged with her lover using her district account were discovered.

Red Oak woman injured while trying to pass a tractor

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June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County say a Red Oak woman suffered burns and scrapes associated with an air bag deployment, after her vehicle made contact with a tractor Friday evening, while attempting to pass the implement. The accident happened about 2 and one-half miles east of Essex.

Authorities says 35-year old Jaymie June McAdams, of Red Oak, was traveling east on Highway 48 between G-and H-Avenues at around 5-p.m. Friday, when she attempted to pass a John Deere tractor which was pulling a grain wagon.

The right front side of McAdams’ 1995 Ford Taurus hit the grain wagon, and continued to make contact with the wagon as she continued east. After her vehicles’ airbags deployed, both the car and tractor/wagon came to a stop. McAdams was treated for her injuries at the scene, and cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Damage to her car was estimated at about $3,000, while there was no damage to the grain wagon or tractor. The driver of the tractor, David Rydberg, of Essex, was not injured during the accident.