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Storage shed fire in Atlantic, Sat. evening

News

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters in Atlantic were called to the scene of a storage shed fire Saturday evening. The call was dispatched at 6:21-p.m. for an unknown-type fire in the alley just south of the Post Office, between 5th and 6th Streets.

Storage Shed fire in Atlantic (11/2/13) - Ric Hanson photo.

Storage Shed fire in Atlantic (11/2/13) – Ric Hanson photo.

IMG_20131102_183115_706First Assistant Fire Chief Russell Peck told KJAN News when they arrived, there was a lot of thick, black smoke coming out of the second of six storage units on the north side of the structure. Inside the unit was several oil cans other such materials that apparently created the thickness of the smoke.

Peck said the back window to that unit was broken and flames were shooting out. Firefighters entered the unit and knocked down  the flames within about 20-minutes, and began clean-up duties while making sure there were no other hot spots.

Peck said the cause of the fire remains undetermined, and investigators will be on the scene Sunday morning when there is more available light, to try and narrow down the cause. However, Peck said that because there was no electricity to the building, an electrical fire could be ruled out.

Wind Advisory posted for Sunday

News, Weather

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

334 PM CDT SAT NOV 2 2013

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY. SOUTH WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW LOOSE ITEMS AROUND AND CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Baltimore insurer to relocate to Des Moines

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November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Baltimore, Md.-based life insurance company says it’s moving its corporate offices to Des Moines and it plans to employ 50 workers within the next three years. The Des Moines Register reports Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co. has a temporary location in downtown Des Moines, a presence that will grow as it makes the headquarters transition. The company sells annuities and life insurance.

Some workers will remain in Baltimore and the company will keep employees in an office in Lincoln, Neb. CEO Lee Launer says Iowa is attractive because of its experienced insurance industry workers, the state’s regulatory approach, and “strong business climate.”

The insurance industry employs about 24,000 people in the Des Moines area. The Iowa Insurance Division says 212 insurance companies are based in Iowa.

Cass County 4-H Youth Convention is Sunday, Nov. 3rd

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of all 15 4-H Clubs in Cass County will gather Sunday afternoon at the Cass County Community Center, for the County 4-H Convention. The annual awards program begins at 2-p.m., and is being organized by the 2012-2013 4-H Youth Council and Youth Action Committee.pledgeclover

At County Convention, members and leaders of the 4-H clubs in Cass County will be presented on stage to receive recognition. Record book projects will be announced and recognition given to those members who did outstanding work. In addition, local club leaders will be honored for their service to the 4-H program, with special recognition being given to 4-H clubs for outstanding community service projects and other activities.

Parents, relatives and friends are invited to attend the event for Cass County 4-H members and leaders, during which the final activity for the day will be the installation ofthe  2013-2014 Cass County 4-H Youth Council. Current members of the Council include Hannah Ankenbauer, Katie Aupperle, Stephanie Freund, Luke Frisbie, Emily Jacobsen, Heather Reyna, and Haley Schmidt.

Iowa News headlines: Sat., Nov. 2nd 2013

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November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is a roundup of some of the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man whose body was found on property of the Algona High School/Middle School apparently killed himself. Algona Police Chief Curtis Schipper told the Mason City Globe Gazette that the body found about 1:20 a.m. yesterday has been identified as 23-year-old Shane Ballenger, a 2008 AHS graduate who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.

SWALEDALE, Iowa (AP) — A grain truck hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in the small northern Iowa community of Swaledale. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Devlin Michael Obregon, of Swaledale, was pronounced dead at a Mason City hospital. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office didn’t provide details about the accident but says charges aren’t anticipated against the 37-year-old driver of the truck, Robert Quinlan, of Rockwell. Swaledale is 16 miles southwest of Mason City.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — An armed 25-year-old man wanted on a murder arrest warrant from Georgia has been captured in western Iowa. State Patrol troopers say they took 25-year-old Courtni Thomas into custody without incident around 5 p.m. Thursday. His vehicle had been stopped about four miles north of the Glenwood exit on Interstate 29. Georgia authorities who were tracking Thomas’ cellphone signal alerted the Iowa patrol when his vehicle crossed from Missouri into Iowa.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a Cedar Rapids man and apparently solved the mystery of Greek letters missing from a University of Northern Iowa sorority. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports university police searched a UNI dormitory Monday as part of an investigation into forged identification cards. The Phi had been reported stolen from the front of the Alpha Phi sorority house on August 29th.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials battling the spread of a destructive beetle in Iowa have quarantined firewood and ash products moving within 25 counties in the eastern part of the state. The state Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the regional quarantine on Friday.

IDOT: Repairs to bridge over I-80 in central IA, will take a week

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November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Transportation Department says it will take about a week to make repairs to a damaged bridge over Interstate 80 in Altoona. The Hubbell Avenue bridge was damaged Thursday morning when a truck towing a backhoe hit the structure. KCCI-TV reports repairs to the bridge should be finished in about a week.

Until then, transportation officials say westbound I-80 traffic will be restricted to the right lane to allow work on the bridge. Motorists should expect delays until the repairs are completed.

2 Red Oak woman arrested Saturday morning

News

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the recent arrest early Saturday morning, of two women. Officers arrested Shelby Joann Olivares on a charge of Domestic Simple Assault, after they were called to the 100 block of E. Maple Street at around 12:20-a.m. Saturday, with regard to a domestic disturbance. Olivares was transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center where she was held without bond.

And, at around 2-a.m. Saturday, 43-year-old Deborah Louise James, of Red Oak, was arrested in the 400 block of E. Coolbaugh Street on a Page County warrant for Failure to Appear and Pay Child Support. James was later turned over to deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Office.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight!

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November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Central Standard Time (CST) returns this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday, so set your clocks back an hour before going to sleep Saturday. The change means most Americans will get an extra hour of rest, but those working overnight shifts might toil an hour longer. It also means some will forget to change their clocks, and show up early for church or other events on Sunday.

Remember, when we switch to Standard Time, "Fall back" one hour.

Remember, when we switch to Standard Time, “Fall back” one hour.

Not everyone in the U.S. makes the switch from standard time. The exceptions are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) time returns to Nebraska and Iowa in March.

Lenox man arrested on drug & child endangement charges, his wife for child endangerment

News

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report two people were arrested Friday night after officers investigated a report about children screaming and throwing things out of a window of a darkened mobile home. The call about activity at 601 S. Walnut Street, #16, came in at around 6:45-p.m.  On arrival officers observed two nude females, later identified as 18 months and 4 years old. Both were in a rear bedroom and had thrown a number of items out a broken window.

Kyle Potter

Kyle Potter

Officers entered the trailer and found the door of the room the children were in tied shut with a strap. A male identified as 24-year old Kyle Robert Potter, of Lenox, was found unconscious and believed to be under the influence of an illegal drug in a bedroom. drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were found next to him. Potter was arrested on two counts of Child endangerment, Class D Felonies, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Cassie Ann Potter

Cassie Ann Potter

While officers were present, a female identified as 21-year old Cassie Ann Potter, of Lenox, arrived at the residence. Potter identified herself as the children’s mother. Following questioning, she was also arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment, Class D felonies. Both were transported to the Taylor County Sheriffs office for processing and are being held on bond. Under the authority of the Chief of Police, both children were removed from the custody of their parents. They were placed into state foster care.

7AM Newscast 11-02-2013

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