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Villisca Teen Faces Assault Charge


September 26th, 2012 by admin

A Villisca teenager faces an assault charge after an incident at Villisca junior high on Tuesday.

At about noon, a 14-year-old boy was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old student at Villisca junior high.  The teen was charged with simple assault and released to a parent.

Four Injured in Fremont Co Accident


September 26th, 2012 by admin

One woman and her three passengers were injured in a single vehicle accident in Fremont County Tuesday afternoon.

At about 2 PM, a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by 68-year-old Bettye Brown of Omaha was southbound in the right lane on on I-29 at mile marker five near Hamburg.  Brown drifted to the left lane and over corrected causing her to lose control of her Camry.  Brown’s Camry went off the road into the west ditch and rolled several times.  She was ejected from the vehicle.

Brown was air lifted by life net helicopter to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with non life threatening injuries .  Three other passengers in Brown’s vehicle were transported to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg with non life threatenining injuries.

Wednesday Morning AP Iowa News


September 26th, 2012 by admin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Cedar Rapids man has been indicted on charges of a false Hepatitis B claim to FDA investigators. Luke Truesdell made his initial court appearance today and was released on bond. Authorities say he falsely told FDA investigators that a Hepatitis B carrier had bled into batches of a consumer product made by his former employer.

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – A fire has consumed one business in the Centerville town square and extensively damaged two others. Eyewitnesses said thick black smoke and flames could be seen 10 to 15 feet in the air after yesterday’s fire. The Centerville Fire Department sought help from six surrounding departments.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Federal lawmakers from Iowa and other states along the Mississippi River are pressing to modernize the waterway’s system of locks and dams. They say upgrades are badly needed to handle barges that have gotten bigger over time. The busiest lock on the river — near St. Louis — was closed last week for emergency repairs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered a survey of jurors to determine if pretrial publicity has made them too biased to decide the drug and assault charges against the father of one of two missing Iowa girls. The results will determine whether Daniel Morrissey can receive a fair trial in Black Hawk County. Morrissey is the father of Lyric Cook, who disappeared with her cousin, Elizabeth Collins.

Atlantic School Board Work Session to be held Tuesday


September 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session Tuesday evening at the high school. The meeting in the Media Center, begins at 7:30-p.m. During the session, the Board will enter into a closed session to discuss whether or not to conduct a hearing on the suspension or expulsion of a student. Other discussion will focus on the District’s Capital Needs.

Tuesday Mid-Day AP State News


September 25th, 2012 by admin

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A University of Iowa fraternity is being shut down after hazing allegations. The national headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon says it’s expelling the chapter’s 90 members. Authorities haven’t discussed details about the case.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa state senator says more than $240 million in state and local tax dollars that’s being committed to attract a fertilizer plant to southeast Iowa is part of the “worst economic deal in state history.” Iowa City Democrat Joe Bolkcom says he believes the $1.4 billion Orascom project was already headed to Iowa and the state didn’t need to be so generous. Iowa’s money was on top of $300 million in federal subsidies.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Union employees at Anderson Erickson Dairy are returning to work in Des Moines after a one-day strike. The company and the Teamsters union agreed last night to meet to discuss union members’ health care benefits.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new consultant’s report says Iowa could save nearly $116.3 million a year if it overhauled state worker benefits. Aon Hewitt officials say the state should have 29,000 state employees pay higher deductibles and 20 percent of their health care premiums.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Iowa lawmakers and police officers will gather to dedicate a bridge in honor of a trooper who died in the line of duty. A Cedar River bridge on Interstate380/Highway 20 will be dedicated tomorrow in honor of Trooper Charles Whitney. He died in June 1985 when he was struck by a vehicle whose driver had fallen asleep.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa prison officials will conduct an emergency drill that could cause traffic delays in the corridor between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. The Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale plans to conduct a “full-scale emergency preparedness exercise” today. Authorities say motorists will experience an increase in traffic near the prison.

Teenager Charged with Arson After Incident at Atlantic HS


September 25th, 2012 by admin

An arson incident at Atlantic High School Monday led the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green says she lit an article and threw it into a trash can in the girl’s restroom which started the trash can on fire.  He says when the APD spoke with juvenile authorities they recommended she be charged with 1st degree arson.

The girl remains at the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs until her court appearance.

3 Arrested in Red Oak Robbery


September 25th, 2012 by admin

The Red Oak Police Department reports three people were arrested after a theft at a Kum & Go Store Monday.

On Monday at about 1 PM, officers responded to a theft from the Kum & Go located at 701 N Broadway in Red Oak.  The individual that called police said a bank deposit for the store valued at $3,500 had been stolen.

Later that same day, officers arrested 22-year-old Alicia Marie Terry, 28-year-old Michael Lisle Parson, and 22-year-old Dawn Rae Stephens who are from Red Oak on charges of theft 2nd degree, which is a class D felony.  All three defendants were transported to the Montgomery County Correction and remain there on $5,000 bond awaiting an appearance before the magistrate.

Officers were able to recover a majority of the stolen money.

Authorities ID Sioux City Fatal Shooting Victim


September 25th, 2012 by admin

Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old woman who was killed when gunfire erupted during a Sioux City neighborhood dispute.

She was identified as Karla Gonzalez, who was visiting friends in the area.

Police say witnesses reported that several people were stabbed when the fight started early Saturday morning, and then gunshots rang out.

Thirty-three-year-old Fernando Jaimes-Martinez has been charged with first-degree murder. He remains in Woodbury County jail, pending bail of $1 million. Jaimes-Martinez also faces felony charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and of willful injury. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney.

The names of the people who were stabbed have not been released.

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Theft and Fire Reported in Page Co.


September 25th, 2012 by admin

The Page County Sheriff’s reports a theft and a fire the past few days.

On Friday, September 21, Jeffrey Runyon of Villisca reported to the Sheriff’s Office that a trailer belonging to Nancy Rahn, who resides at the same address as Runyon, had burned and was a complete loss.  The Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened sometime between September 19 and 21.

On Saturday, September 22, Kelvin Kirchner of Braddyville reported that sometime within the past three or four weeks someone entered his garage in the 400 block of Oak Street and removed a chainsaw and weed eater.

If you have any information about either incident please call the Page County Sheriffs Office at 712-542-9193.