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Atlantic man arrested for desertion from the military

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Police Department report three people were arrested over the past few days on unrelated charges. Among them, was 24-year old James Erickson, of Atlantic, who was arrested Saturday, on a warrant from the U-S Military, for Desertion. Erickson was booked into the Cass County Jail.

Also arrested Saturday, was 18-year old Colton Ireland, of Massena. He was taken into custody on a charge of OWI/1st Offense. And, on Friday, 50-year old Dwaine Landon, of Exira, was arrested for Driving Under Suspension. Ireland and Landon were booked into the Cass County Jail.

(update) Onawa burglary shooting

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a business owner was shot by an employee in the western Iowa town of Onawa. Officers who were sent to a storage building around 6 p.m. Sunday found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs.  The man was identified as 32-year-old Darren Hieber. Hieber was taken to Burgess Health Center in Onawa and is expected to survive his wound. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation officials had said Hieber probably had interrupted a burglar. Now investigators say they think Hieber was shot by one of his employees.  Authorities wouldn’t discuss what led to the shooting. No arrest has been reported.

Wiota man arrested following Friday night crash/Atlantic man arrested on drug charge

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has released additional details about a single-vehicle accident which occurred near Wiota Friday night. As we told you over the weekend, the accident happened at around 10:15-p.m., on Hamburg Road. Officials say a 2004 Chevy Avalanche owned and driven by 63-year old Christopher Ray French, of Wiota, was traveling westbound on Hamburg road, when the truck went out of control and hit a bridge railing before rolling off the side of the bridge.

No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $14,000. An investigation into the crash resulted in French being arrested on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. He was brought to the Cass County Jail, and released Saturday, on $1000 bond.

Sheriff’s officials report also, the arrest on Sunday, of 24-year old Aaron Lee Ihnken. Ihnken, who’s from Atlantic, was taken into custody on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver Meth. He was being held in the Cass County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Local business owner to address Young Professionals in Atlantic

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a meeting of the “Young Professionals of Atlantic,” on Wednesday, February 8th. Guest speaker at the Noon event, to be held at Iowa Western Community College in Atlantic,  is Kim Jordan, with Anita Engraving & Awards. Kim represents a small family- owned and operated business that’s celebrating its 42nd year in business in southwest Iowa, serving the needs of its customers in a wide geographic area.

The presentation is part of the Chambers’ continuing effort to support established businesses and attract new start-ups in Cass County. As entrepreneurs, businesses such as Anita Engraving comprise the majority of commerce on “main street” in America. The business, which has been owned by Jon and Kim Jordan since they took it over in 1989, designs and assembles trophies, medals, plaques, engraved plates, clocks, cast bronze plaques, signage, ribbons and custom products in Anita.

Wednesday’s event marks the first of Young Professionals of Atlantic’s “Meal with a CEO (Clearly Experienced Owner)” mentorship program, which will take place every other month in 2012. Attendance to the lunches and dinners is open to all working professionals ages 21-40 in the area, whether they are Chamber members or not. Anyone wanting to attend,  should call or make their reservations with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce by no later than Tuesdsay, February 7th. A soup, salad, and bread lunch will be provided for $5.

Under age drinking arrests in Fremont County

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were arrested last week for consuming alcohol under the legal age. 19-year old Lance Alan Templeton, and 20-year old Devin Dennis Doty, both of Sidney, were arrested February 1st. Doty also faces a charge of driving with an open container.

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Western Iowa man shot during burglary

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man was shot during a burglary attempt in the western Iowa town of Onawa.  Officers who were sent to a storage building around 6 p.m. Sunday found a 36-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  He’s been taken to Burgess Health Center in Onawa and is expected to survive his wound. His name hasn’t been released. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent Daniel Dawson says investigators think the victim interrupted a burglary and was shot. Investigators are checking to see whether anything was stolen.  No arrest has been reported.

Bluffs apartment fire overnight

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following an apartment complex fire overnight, in Council Bluffs. According to Omaha television station KETV, the blaze happened in the vicinity of 2nd Avenue and South 10th Street at around 1:15-a.m.

Officials say flames were shooting out of one of the windows of the building when they arrived.  The cause remains under investigation. 

Recent hazing cases provide “teachable moment”

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An instructor at the University of Northern Iowa is hoping the publicity surrounding several recent hazing incidents in Iowa schools serves as a “wake up call” to coaches, athletes and others about the problem. Jennifer Waldron, and associate professor of health, physical education and leisure services, has conducted several studies on hazing or bullying in sports. Waldron says many athletes she interviewed perceived hazing as just harmless fun, when in reality, the conduct could be illegal. “There’s also huge a social acceptance and social pressure…so many athletes talk about, ‘it’s not something I wanted to do, but I wanted to be seen as a real teammate or I wanted to be accepted by my teammates, so I went through it even though I wasn’t necessarily comfortable with or it made me stressed out,’ or there are other ramifications of it,” Waldron said. Waldron said some athletes she questioned noted their coaches even played a role hazing, while others enforced a strict, no tolerance policy toward such activity.

“Most of the athletes said their coach knew that hazing was going on, but as long as no one got hurt and there were no ill consequences the coach heard about, then it would be okay,” Waldron said. Hazing or bullying cases involving high school wrestling team have surfaced in Iowa this season. In at least three cases, criminal charges have been filed.  “I’m hoping that, we in the state, use this as a teachable moment and try to be proactive before more cases break,” Waldron said. Waldron has given lectures at anti-hazing workshops and is currently collecting data on better prediction methods in initiation rituals among sports teams.

(Pat Curtis/Radio Iowa)