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Shambaugh man arrested after domestic disturbance

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a Shambaugh man was arrested Sunday night following an alleged domestic disturbance. 51-year old David Jacob Stimson was charged with OWI, after deputies investigated a reported domestic disturbance in progress at around 9-p.m., Sunday. Officials say when deputies arrived at the residence on Hersey Street, they spoke with family members who indicated Stimson and his wife had been in an alleged physical altercation. Both left the residence headed east. Deputies located David Stimson’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop which resulted in his arrest. The man was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond. The Domestic incident remains under investigation.

9AM Newscast 06-18-2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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8AM Newscast 06-18-2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Hot and Humid Weather Across Iowa Today

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hot and humid conditions with near record temperatures will be in place over much of Iowa today.  Heat Indices will reach 95 to 105 degrees in the afternoon. Though these conditions are not considered life threatening to most, the uncomfortable weather will require that special attention be paid by persons who live in metropolitan areas where Heat Island effects are most common, and to persons who are more susceptible to heat related health problems, especially the elderly or those who have preexisting health problems.

If you plan on working or being outdoors today, make sure that you drink plenty of water, wear loose fitting and light colored clothes, rest when you feel the need to take a break, and seek shade from time to time to cool off. Also remember to check on the elderly and make sure that pets have adequate sources of water and shelter to prevent heat stress.

For more Heat Safety tips and rules: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/?n=preparesummersafety

Iowans can now get weather alerts via cell phone

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowans who want to keep close tabs on weather warnings may now be able to get them on their cellular phones, beginning today (Monday). The nation’s emergency alert system is starting a new program this week. Al Kenyan, a project manager with FEMA, says people need to check with their cell phone carrier to see if it’s an option to receive these potentially-life-saving alerts. “It’s similar to a text message but it’s not a text message,” Kenyan says. “You need to have probably a newer handset or a handset that has the capability to receive these messages.” 

Kenyan says it’s part of a larger effort to modernize the emergency warning system. The wireless weather alerts will let you know about things like severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings. He says Iowans should take those warnings seriously.”When (people) get an alert, whether it’s from wireless emergency alerts or from the radio station they’re listening to or a television station, take action on it,” Kenyan says. “We’ve had cases where people have been alerted to a tornado warning and they said, ‘Well, that’s interesting,’ and they didn’t take action and they get hurt. That’s a very bad thing.” 

The new program is through a partnership between FEMA, the FCC, the National Weather Service and cellphone carriers.

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Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., June 18 2012

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — City officials in Waterloo are looking at a proposal that would protect domestic violence victims from being evicted from their homes. The Waterloo City Council is scheduled to consider the ordinance today at the request of the city’s human rights commission. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the measure would prevent landlords from discriminating against victims of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A collision between two boats on the Des Moines River left one dead and at least two others injured. A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the crash happened before 7 p.m. yesterday on the river near the Birdland Marina area, just downriver from downtown Des Moines. The DNR didn’t release the names of those involved and didn’t provide details about last night’s accident.

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Two people were killed in a weekend crash on U.S. Highway 30 in central Iowa. The Nebraska State Patrol says 77-year-old Dorothy Peter and 80-year-old Delbert Peter, both of Boone, died from injuries sustained in the crash shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. At least two people were taken to the hospital after the wreck.

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has died in a single-car crash in eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids news station KGAN-TV reports that 41-year-old Scott Mullin lost control while driving on a county road in Cedar County, just south of Interstate 80. The accident happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Area School Board meetings to be held Monday

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June 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Griswold, CAM and Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District Boards of Education are set to hold separate meetings Monday evening. The Griswold School Board will gather in the Central Office Board Room at 5:30-p.m. During the meeting, they’re expected to receive updates on the various district improvement projects and redistricting. The Griswold Board will also discuss and act on: Bids for auto and property insurance, fuel and technology support; Designating a Level 1 and 2 Child Abuse Investigator; Registration fees, and Travel Compensation amount,  for 2012-2013; and Central Office/Administrative Contracts.

The CAM School Board will meet at 7-p.m. in the Media Center at the CAM High School, in Anita. Discussion and/or action items on their agenda include those pertaining to: A resolution for land transfer of Lots 1,2, & 3 to the City of Anita; Contract; Approval of Elementary literacy materials; an agreement with Casey’s Computer Consulting, and other administrative matters. The CAM Board will enter into a closed session for evaluation of the Superintendent, and resume their regular session with action on the Superintendent’s contract.

And, in Elk Horn, the EHK School Board will meet in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School beginning at 7-p.m. During their meeting, the Board will act on: Resignations and Contracts; the possible transfer of more than $1,585 from the General Fund to the Activity Fund, for the Yearbook Account; Handbooks; the addition of Data Compromise coverage to the District’s Insurance program, Fees for 2012-2013, and Staff Excellent Attendance Pay.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to receive project and activities update Monday

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June 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors will meet Monday evening at City Hall. During their 5:15-p.m. session, the Board will hear updates on the various Capital Improvement Projects, including those pertaining to: The Park Maintenance Building; Sunnyside Park improvements; and Pellett Park Playground Equipment.

Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring will provide an update on: the Summer Rec program registration numbers; Schildberg Campground area and dog park projects; Eagle Scout bench project at the Schildberg Rec Area; an agreement with the DNR for a boat ramp, and, Fall material for the area playgrounds.

The Board will also discuss the Trevor Frederickson Softball Field scoreboard donation and approval, along with plans for Tuesday’s Schildberg Rec Area Work Day.

1 person arrested after chase & crash Sat. afternooon

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June 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested on numerous charges following a traffic stop and pursuit Saturday afternoon, four-mileas east of Red Oak. Officials say 25-year old Miles Ryan Pein, of Glenwood, was cited for traveling 81-miles per hour in a 55 zone, and Failure to Maintain Control. Pein also faces charges in Mills County, where he was wanted on warrants for Theft in the 1st Degree and Arson in the Second Degree. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on the local charges, pending extradition to Mills County.

Officials say At around 3:50-p.m. Saturday, a 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup owned and operated by Pein, was clocked for speeding westbound on 210th Street in Montgomery County. The deputy also observed the pickup swerving all over the road. Pein lost control of the vehicle which crashed into the south ditch and sustained $5,000 damage. Pein took off on foot, but was apprehended by authorities before he could leave the scene.

The latest forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

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June 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

319 PM CDT SUN JUN 17 2012

NEAR RECORD HIGHS MONDAY…
 
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…WARMER. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
MONDAY…SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 101 TO 106 IN THE AFTERNOON

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 102 THROUGH  MIDNIGHT.
TUESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 IN THE AFTERNOON.
TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT. 

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.