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Woman arrested for counterfeiting & other charges

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest late Wednesday night of 39-year-old Michelle Marie Neville, of Red Oak,  on Counterfeiting, forgery and possession of stolen property charges. Neville was brought to the Montgomery County jail, where she was being held on $5,000 bond.

Red Oak man faces child endangerment charge

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report the arrest Wednesday evening, of a Red Oak man. 27-year-old Seth William Rogers was arrested on a Page County warrant charging him with child endangerment.  Authorities have not released any other details concerning the incident. Rogers was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and later released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Harlan Police Dept. Activity Report

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department on Wednesday, released a culmulative report on arrests and incident investigations. Officials say on June 27th, 27-year old Trent Nielsen, of Avoca, was arrested for speeding, and on an OWI charge. On Tuesday, 35-year old Randall Price, Jr., of Harlan, was arrested on Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance and 5th Degree Theft, charges. His arrest followed a report of a male subject riding a bicycle and drinking, who allegedly, nearly struck two children.

On Monday, Harlan Police arrested 18-year old Lacey Bird, of Harlan, on a charge of domestic  abuse assault, after officers were called to an altercation between Bird and her sister, at Birds’ residence. Last Sunday, 25-year old Thomas Voge, of Harlan, was arrested on an OWI charge, following a traffic stop. He was also cited for speeding, and having an improper rear lamp. And, last Saturday, three person were cited following an operation by the Harlan P-D, to ensure sellers of alcohol in the City, were properly identifying underage persons attempting to buy booze. Receiving citations for attempting to sell alcohol to persons under the legal age, was: 31-year old Kay Reetz, of Dunlap; 29-year old Melissa Waters, and 26-year old Jason Crouse, both of Harlan.

During the previous weekend, five people were charged with Possession of Alcohol by Persons Under the Legal Age, following a tip about a party where teenagers were drinking booze. Those receiving citations include: 16-year old Caleb Rihner, and 18-year old’s Austin Kesterson, Shawn Hansen all of Harlan; 18-year old Taylor Murray, of Carroll, and 19-year old Alexandra Fox, of Ankeny. All 5 teens were cited and released.

Heat Advisory until 9-p.m. for parts of SW/South Central IA

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

350 AM CDT THU JUN 28 2012

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR: MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8-P.M. THURSDAY FOR: ADAMS, MADISON, RINGGOLD, TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES.

HIGHS ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE UPPER 90′sS TO AROUND 103…WITH INDEX VALUES IN THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL KEEP AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE TO THOSE WORKING OR PLAYING OUTDOORS AND FOR THE YOUNG AND ELDERLY.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Heat may have contributed to after-accident death of a Bluffs man

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man who walked about a half-mile in triple-digit heat following an accident in Omaha Wednesday, may have died from heat-related complications. The Omaha-World Herald says according to a police report, 48-year old Paul E. Tamayo had a core body temperature of110-degrees when he was taken to an Omaha hospital and pronounced dead. The man was driving a car eastbound on Center Street in Omaha, when it went through a construction zone and collided with a large mound of dirt near 67th Street. Investigators say there was no evidence Tamayo had tried to brake before the impact.  The accident happened at around 3:45-p.m. Following the crash, Tamayo got out of his car and walked away before he collapsed just west of 2322 South 64th Ave, or about one-half mile away from the scene of the accident. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed today (Thursday), to determine the cause of death.

Investigation leads to drug arrest in Clarinda

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reports 22-year old Jimmy Fred Hockett II, formerly of Clarinda, has been arrested and charged in connection with multiple alleged drug offenses, stemming from an investigation began by the Clarinda Police Department in March. The investigation was a follow-up to a report of illegal drug use at 208 W. Main St. Apt. # 1, in Clarinda, where Hockett II resided at the time.

Hockett II is charged with promoting a gathering where controlled substances are unlawfully used, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested by the Shenandoah Police Department on Tuesday, June 26th after a warrant was issued. Hockett was transported to the Page County Jail where he was being held on $2,000 bond, pending an initial appearance before a Page County District Court Judge.

Iowa man dies on ATV accident in western Iowa

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June 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has died in an ATV accident on a farm near Holly Springs in western Iowa. The Woodbury County sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Theodore Ericksen, of Sergeant Bluff, died Tuesday night. Officials say Ericksen was doing chores when he went down an embankment covered by tall weeds and the all-terrain vehicle rolled.

Iowa leaders brace for federal health care ruling

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June 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Gov. Terry Branstad is preparing the state for a federally mandated health exchange even though he opposes President Barack Obama’s signature law and hopes the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates it. The Republican governor says Iowa should proceed with a state-run exchange only if the controversial law is upheld. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule Thursday on the federal law, which seeks to extend coverage to the nation’s uninsured. Democrats who control the Iowa Senate say they will push for a state health-benefit program regardless of how the court rules, while leaders in the Republican-led House say the state has already enacted pieces of the law in a way that’s tailored to Iowa. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says 366,000 Iowans are uninsured, roughly 12 percent of the population.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board Special meeting

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June 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, at Noon. The Board will meet at the Sunnyside Skate Park, to take a tour of proposed sites for the new Parks & Rec Department Office and Maintenance Building. During  a previous meeting, some members of the public had expressed concerns over where the building would be located on the grounds of Sunnyside Park, but no decision has been made as to the final site.

Latest forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Record or Near Record temps possible!

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June 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1106 AM CDT WED JUN 27 2012
 
 …HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
 
REST OF TODAY…SUNNY. VERY HOT AND HUMID. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 103. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 108 TO 113.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO  15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 103 TO 108 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE MID 90S.  NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF  THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 103 IN THE AFTERNOON.