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Iowa DOT needs your input on interstate rest areas

News

June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation says they will be conducting a rest area users’ opinion survey in June and July to assist in planning for future rest area needs. The same survey will be conducted in a variety of ways.

  • Anyone can take the survey online at http://www.IowaDOTRestAreaStudy.com/ beginning June 28 through July 16.
  • Rest area visitors to the Wilton, Osceola, Cedar Rapids, Onawa, Pacific Junction, Waukee, and Dows facilities will be asked to participate in the surveys during daytime hours June 28-30 and July 12-14.
  • Surveys will be send via email (if address is available) or regular mail to all of the state’s registered commercial motor carriers.
  • Printed surveys will be made available at all rest areas and weigh stations during the study period.

The survey has been designed to be completed in three to five minutes.

Omaha Salvation Army providing relief from heat

News

June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Salvation Army will keep its doors around Omaha open for people in need of a break from extreme heat that has reached triple digits this week.  Four Salvation Army locations across the Omaha area are designated as community cooling stations, including the Council Bluffs Corps in Council Bluffs. The stations will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the locations will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.  Cold drinks will be provided, and the organization is seeking donations of bottled water.

Atlantic School Board hires Winterset Instructor

News

June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday evening at the High School.

Jennifer Gaesser (Photo from Winterset School District website)

Superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein said the Board unanimously approved the hiring of Jennifer Gaesser, as the Vocal Music Teacher for the High School, as a replacement for Lucas Johnson, who has served with the District for the past 5-years. Gaesser comes to the District from Winterset, where she served for the past 7-years as the 7th and 8th grade Vocal Music Instructor. Superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein said Gaesser came highly recommended by Winterset Superintendent Mike Wells, who himself, is moving on to become Superintendent at the Cedar Rapids.

In other business, Amstein said the Board tentatively discussed setting their goals for the upcoming school year. He said the Board asked him to make some adjustments to the draft, with the final copy to be presented to them during their meeting in July.

Woman arrested for counterfeiting & other charges

News

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

News

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

News

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

News, Weather

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

News

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

News

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.