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Mills County arrest report

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County say two people were arrested Tuesday on separate charges. In their report issued today (Wednesday), authorities said 26-year old Chelsea Ann Rodrigues, of Glenwood, was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. The woman was taken into custody following a traffic stop at 250th and Barrus Road. She was being held in the Mills County Jail on $2,000 bond.

And, 19-year old Tyler Allen Dittus, of Henderson, was arrested at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office at around 5:30-p.m., Tuesday, on a warrant for Forgery. His bond was set at $5,000.

(12-p.m. News)

Two buses collide in Sioux City, six students treated for minor injuries

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A snowball thrown at a school bus may be to blame for a traffic accident that injured several young people in Sioux City Tuesday afternoon. School district spokesperson Alison Benson says a school bus was struck from behind by a city bus at 3:20 p.m. outside West Middle School.  “We’re investigating why it occurred,” Benson said. “We did treat six students on the scene for minor injuries and we brought another bus to the scene to take the rest of the students home.”

Both buses were transporting students. One person was transported to a Sioux City hospital as a precaution. Benson said someone may have hit the school bus with a snowball, causing the driver to stop.

(Radio Iowa)

Student who lost family told of crash during play

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) – A college student from Sioux Falls, S.D., who lost her entire family in a car crash was told about the accident during the intermission of a school play. Greg Christy, president of Northwestern College, broke the news to Brittany Vollmer, a sophomore at the Orange City school who was watching the play.

Christy tells KMEG that it was painful to share such tragic news and it’s something no one would ever want to do. The Saturday crash on Interstate 90 in South Dakota killed James and Julie Vollmer and their children, 16-year-old Alyssa and 13-year-old Caleb.  Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Sioux Falls Christian Schools.

Tuesday accident in Atlantic

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon, in Atlantic. According to the Police Department, vehicles driven by Kristi Burg, of Bridgewater, and William Fox, of Shelby, collided at 1401 Sunnyside Lane at around 2:30-p.m., as Burg’s vehicle was backing out of a parking stall. Officials say Fox’ vehicle was traveling east in the parking lot, and Burg didn’t see his vehicle approaching. When she backed out, her vehicle struck Fox’ vehicle, causing a total of $4,000 damage. No citations were issued.

8AM Newscast 02-27-2013

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February 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

7AM Newscast 02-27-2013

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February 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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What pain in the neck….

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Doctors reporting increase in “text neck”

Many people are staring down at their cell phone or tablet so much that it’s literally becoming a pain in the neck. Doctor Chris Cornett is an orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He’s reporting an increase in patients who are complaining of neck and shoulder pain. “As we’re all getting more accustomed to using mobile devices, people tend to hold their head and neck in abnormal positions for longer periods of time. That strains the muscles, joints and discs in our neck and causes people to have more postural pain in the neck,” Cornett says.

There’s no quick fix to “text neck,” but Cornett suggests changing how you hold your cell phone or other devices so they’re at eye level. “The best way to treat it is to adjust the device you’re using so it’s at a more appropriate height and really try to be aware and not hold your head in these abnormal positions,” Cornett says.

Regular exercise and having a strong, flexible back and neck will also help with abnormal muscle and skeletal stress. Cornett also suggests simply putting the phone or other device away. But, he admits to experiencing symptoms of “text neck” himself. “This is simply a newer version of postural work pain we used to see more in traditional typists or people who did clerical work,” Cornett says. “Instead of leaning over a typewriter, now people are relying more on these different types of mobile devices.”

(Radio Iowa)

Red Oak man arrested Tuesday evening on warrant

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report the arrest Tuesday evening of a Red Oak man. 31-year old Keenan Russell Elwood was arrested at around 6:50-p.m., on a valid Montgomery County warrant for Contempt of Court/Child Support. Elwood was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $1,000 bond.

Winter Weather Update 4-a.m. Feb. 27th, 2013

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: BOONE-DALLAS-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD-

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY… …WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH EARLY MORNING. WESTERN PORTIONS WILL SEE A FEW BREAKS IN THE SNOW FROM TIME TO TIME. AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE YET THIS MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE STORM WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 9 INCHES ACROSS THE AREA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH THIS MORNING AND MAY CAUSE MINOR BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL REMAIN DIFFICULT DUE TO SNOW COVERED AND VERY SLICK ROADS. PERSONS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE AND WHILE TRAVELING THIS MORNING.

Accident on I-80 in Dallas County blocks traffic early this (Wed.) morning

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports Interstate 80 westbound in Dallas County is completely blocked between Exit 106 (County Roads F90 and P58) and Exit 110 (US 169/US 6),  near De Soto.  All lanes are blocked due to an accident involving a semi trailer.

(DOT update from 511ia.org at 3:40-a.m.)