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Red Oak couple arrested Sat. night for disorderly conduct

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March 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police late Saturday night arrested a Red Oak couple on Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication charges. 28-year old Richard Dean Pierce and 29-year old Katie Marie Pierce were taken into custody at around 11:30-p.m. in the vicinity of N. 2nd and E. Washington Streets, in Red Oak. The couple were brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 cash bond, each.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., March 12th 2016

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March 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fire officials say controlled burns outside the city have left Des Moines enshrouded in a smoky haze. Television station KCCI says the haze Saturday morning led several people to call the fire department and police. Des Moines Fire Department Captain Mark Dooley says fire officials have spoken with meteorologists, who say an inversion and lack of wind have left the smoky haze over the city.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a Cedar Rapids strip mall restaurant fire. Television station KCRG reports that the fire broke out early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called around 5 a.m. to the blaze at Jersey’s Pub and Grub. No one was in the restaurant at the time.

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa (AP) — The owner of a newly-opened exotic dance club in Nora Springs has already been cited for a liquor violation. Police tell the Mason City Globe Gazette that Dale Peterson, owner of the Pole Barn Theater, was cited Thursday night for allowing liquor not covered by a license inside a public establishment.

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Ida Grove man accused of intentionally hitting another man with his car on Valentine’s Day has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. The Sioux City Journal reports that 36-year-old Jeremy Werneburg pleaded not guilty Friday in Sac County District Court to attempted murder, assault using a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, second-degree criminal mischief and two counts of willful injury.

Red Oak man arrested for Domestic Abuse charge

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March 12th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of 47-year-old Lynn Kenneth Houtchens of Red Oak on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd or Subsequent Offense on Saturday.  Houtchens was arrested at 6:08pm at 504 E Market Street in Red Oak.  The charge is a Class D Felony and Houtchens was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on no bond until seen by a Magistrate.

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, other charges

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March 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Ida Grove man accused of intentionally hitting another man with his car has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. The Sioux City Journal reports that 36-year-old Jeremy Werneburg pleaded not guilty Friday in Sac County District Court to attempted murder, assault using a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, second-degree criminal mischief and two counts of willful injury. His trial has been set for May 10.

Police say Werneburg threatened a group of people with a hammer outside the Carnarvon Inn in Carnarvon, Iowa, on Valentine’s Day. Police say he then got into his car and intentionally hit Freese, pinning Freese against a building. Freese suffered serious injuries. Police arrested Werneburg three days later in Fort Dodge.

Iowa man sentenced to prison for shooting at crop duster

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March 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa man has been sentenced to five year in prison for shooting at a crop-dusting plane in Palo Alto County last year. Sioux City television station KTIV reports that 55-year-old John Metzger, of Whittemore, was sentenced Friday in Palo Alto District Court.

Metzger was found guilty in November by a jury of going armed with intent. He was not found guilty of other charges, including terrorism, stalking with a weapon and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office says Metzger fired a gun that hit the wing flap of a plane while spraying a field in Fairfield Township on July 31. The plane was landed safely at Steier’s landing strip in Whittemore. The pilot wasn’t injured.

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Atlantic man arrested in Red Oak on drug and alcohol charges

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March 12th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest Friday night of an Atlantic man on multiple charges.  At 11:23pm officers arrested 21-year-old Christian Lee Meek of Atlantic in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue in Red Oak.  Meek was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana (a Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a Simple Misdemeanor), and was also cited for open container of alcohol as a passenger.  Meek was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 cash bond.

Grassley files paperwork for 7th term

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March 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s senior U-S Senator has filed the paperwork needed to run for a seventh term. Senator Chuck Grassley’s office says the Republican has submitted more than 20-thousand signatures to get on the June 7th primary ballot to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. Grassley was required for file only 33-hundred-31 signatures to qualify.

A news release announcing the filing of the signatures, says the “extraordinary number of signatures reflects Iowans’ recognition that Chuck Grassley works hard on the issues that are important to them.” Grassley, who has served in the U-S Senate since 1981, has come under fire over his decision to not hold any hearings on a new Supreme Court justice until after the presidential election.

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Nearly 19-lbs of powder meth found during a traffic stop in Pott. County

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March 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two Arizona residents face felony drug charges after being stopped on Interstate 80 late last month, and their vehicle found to contain more than 18 pounds of powder methamphetamine with a street value of several hundred thousand dollars. According to the Daily NonPareil, 24-year old Andres Sanchez, and 27-year old Alexis Velasco, both of Tempe, Arizona – were stopped at 5-p.m. on Feb. 27th, after a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office deputy reportedly clocked Sanchez’s 2015 Chrysler 200 traveling at 74-mph in a 55-mph zone on the northeast side of Council Bluffs, near mile maker 7, on Interstate-80.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said the couple told the deputy that the sedan was rental and they were headed to see family in Des Moines. The deputy become suspicious when the couples’ answers weren’t consistent, so he asked for and received, consent to search their vehicle. During the search, the deputy found 18.5-pounds of meth hidden in numerous compartments throughout the vehicle. The latest figures indicate the meth had a street value of around $421,800.

A preliminary hearing for the couple took place on Thursday. A jury trial has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 17th. They remain in Pottawattamie County Jail with bond set at $100,000.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., March 12th 2016

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March 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — About 2,000 players from throughout Iowa have gathered in Waterloo for a five-day pool tournament. The Courier newspaper reports that two levels of a downtown convention center were crammed with 140 pool tables as the annual Iowa Operators of Music and Amusements Pool Tournament kicked off Wednesday.

ROCK FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Residents near Rock Falls are concerned about what they consider as neglect of a county park. The Globe Gazette reports that more than 200 people have signed a petition to the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board to make repairs and improve maintenance at Wilkinson Pioneer Park and the Shell Rock River Greenbelt. Some of the concerns citied in the petition include a lack of road maintenance in both the park and the greenbelt, as well as a rusty drain tunnel.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say a pipeline company is working to contain a gasoline spill in Sioux City that reached a drainage ditch. Magellan Pipeline officials reported the spill Friday morning after finding a leaking pipe between tanks at their Sioux City bulk petroleum facility.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damon Struve scored 13 points and Paullina South O’Brien finished the game with a 15-0 run to beat Council Bluffs St. Albert 54-43 Friday night for the Class 1A state championship. St. Albert led 43-39 after Jake Carley’s jumper in the lane with 5:32 remaining in Des Moines, but couldn’t score after that.