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8AM Newscast 03-27-2012

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March 27th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Iowa News Headlines: Tue., March 27 2012

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

     DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A 27-year-old Iowa City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Ryan Felts must also serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison. Prosecutors say Felts posted several images of child pornography on a porn website in 2009.
 
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa House is set to approve more than $36 million in school spending cuts. The package would spend around $774 million for education next year, which is less than the $839.1 million Governor Terry Branstad requested. The Democrat-led Senate has already approved a plan roughly $115 million larger than the one being considered in the House.
 
     CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) – The Carlisle fire chief faces an alcohol-related charge follow a traffic stop over the weekend. Fire Chief Scott Burger, who was a passenger in the vehicle pulled over on Saturday, was charged with an open container violation. Police say the driver, firefighter Roy Galindo, was charged with drunken driving.
 
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake women’s basketball coach Amy Stephens has resigned after nine seasons. In a statement, Stephens says she and the school had different visions for the future of the program. The Bulldogs finished 18-16 last season before losing in the first round of the WNIT.

Reminder: Cass County Health System offers scholarship

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System remind area high school seniors or college students interested in a career in the health field, that CCHS is continuing their health career scholarship again this year.  A $1000 scholarship is available for a student studying to become a healthcare professional.

Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a health career educational program leading to at least a bachelor’s degree.  Applications are available at area high school guidance offices, the human resources office at Cass County Memorial Hospital and on the hospital’s website, www.casshealth.org. 

Applications for the scholarship are due April 6, 2012.  For further information, contact Sara Nelson, CCMH Public Relations Director, at 712-243-7408.

Fire Danger rating “High” in Shelby County

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the extremely dry and windy conditions forecast this week have prompted his department to issue a “High Fire Danger” warning in Shelby County.  Seivert says outdoor burning should be avoided, but if you must conduct a controlled burn, call 712-755-2124 prior to igniting of the burn.

 

Iowa Board suspends license of Bluffs Chiropractor

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Board of Chiropractic Medicine last week, ordered the license of a chiropractor in Council Bluffs to be suspended for an indefinite period of time. The order came down March 22nd, against Deanne J. Rogge, who works at Broadway Chiropractic, in Council Bluffs. Rogge was ordered by the Board to surrender her original license because it received a “Certificate of Non-Compliance” from the Iowa Department of Revenue’s Centralized Collection Unit (CCU).

If a licensed professional in the State of Iowa owes at least $1,000 in debt, the CCU can request that the persons professional license be suspended, revoked, denied insurance, or denied renewal. The debt may include delinquent court fines, unpaid taxes, or debt owed to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

A person whose license has been suspended or revoked is prohibited from practicing in the state of Iowa. The Chiropractic Board had issued a warning to Rogge that it would suspend her license within 30-days, on January 20th, unless she complied with the CCU’s request for payment.

Carroll County man dies after being hit by a semi in Waterloo over the weekend

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in the eastern Iowa community of Waterloo say a western Iowa man died Sunday, after he was hit by a semi along Highway 20. According to KWWL-TV in Waterloo, 19-year old Kyle Pudenz, of Carroll,  died, after he was hit by a semi as Pudenz was walking along the highway eastbound, near the Highway 63 ramp, at around 9:15-p.m. Sunday. Pudenz was found laying in the median, suffering from massive head and chest injuries. He died at a local hospital.

The driver of the semi, 49-year old Valoree Blake, of Vermillion, South Dakota, told authorities she tried, but failed to avoid hitting Pudenz when he walked into the semi’s path. Pudenz’s vehicle was found by police in the parking lot of a nearby motorcycle dealership. The accident remains under investigation.

2 Injured in Pottawattamie County crash Monday

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a distracted driver caused a rear-end collision that sent two people to the hospital Monday evening, in Pottawattamie County. Officials say a 2001 Honda Civic driven by 30-year Jeffrey Vana, of Logan, was stopped in the outside lane of  northbound Interstate 29 due to a previous accident, when his car was rear-ended by a 2004 Chevy Impala. The driver of the Impala, 26-year old Teddy E. Mahoney, of Onawa, was distracted by a bag in the passenger compartment of his vehicle, just before the collision occurred.

The Patrol says following the collision, both cars ended-up in the east ditch. Even though they were wearing their seat belts, both drivers were injured in the crash, with Vana being transported by Crescent Rescue to Mercy Hospital, in Council Bluffs. The accident happened at around 5:50-p.m., at the 67.65-mile marker, or about two-miles north of the Honey Creek exit.

Atlantic woman arrested on Shelby County warrant

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March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports 35-year old Amanda Sedina, of Atlantic, was arrested Friday. Sedina was taken into custody on a Shelby County warrant for Invasion of Privacy. The woman was brought to the Cass County Jail and held until being picked up by Shelby County deputies.

Authorities report also, the arrest Sunday, of 40-year old Anthony Stice, of Des Moines, on a charge of  OWI/1st offense, Stice was booked into the Cass County Jail.

Wind Advisory & Extreme Fire Danger today!

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March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE has issued a Wind Advisory for portions of eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The Advisory in western Iowa affects Monona & Harrison Counties, and is in effect until 7-p.m. Monday. Winds in the advisory area will continue to increase throughout the afternoon, from the south-southeast, at 25-35 mph with gusts to 45mph. Cross winds may affect drivers on east-to-west roads.

In addition, the Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the EXTREME category this afternoon in Monona, Harrison, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties in western and southwest Iowa. That means fires can start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS UNDER EXTREME FIRE DANGER!