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Authorities say woman ‘bumped’ by train in Iowa

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a woman who was “bumped” by a train in Sioux City has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Sioux City police Lt. Rex Mueller says the woman stepped onto tracks Monday as a train was approaching. The engineer was able to slow down the train, and Mueller says it “bumped her.”

The Sioux City Journal reports the woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information about her condition is not available. Mueller says the woman appeared to be emotionally distressed prior as she walked on the tracks. No other information was released about the circumstances of the incident.

Atlantic Police report 2 arrests, 2 accidents

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department today (Tuesday) reports two arrests over the past few days and two accidents. On Sunday, 21-year old Curtis McCoy, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and on Friday, 30-year old Gwen Vanderhoof, of Atlantic, was arrested on a charge of Public Intoxication. Both subjects were booked into the Cass County Jail.

An accident Sunday morning at 7th and Chestnut Streets in Atlantic caused $13,500, but no one was injured. Officials say vehicles driven by Peter Smith and Nancy Reynolds, both of Atlantic, collided at around 10:30-a.m., when Reynolds failed to obey a stop light. She was subsequently cited for the infraction.

And on Saturday, vehicles driven by Jessica Mack and Joseph Fredericksen, both of Atlantic, collided at 7th and Linn Streets, at around 1:15-p.m. The P-D says Fredericksen was cited for having no proof of insurance, after his vehicle rear-ended the Mack vehicle after she lost control on the icy road as she applied her brakes. Her vehicle’s rear end spun around and was hit by Fredericksen’s vehicle on the right side. Damage from the collision amounted to $7,100.

Pest Control Operators Course Offered Dec. 3, 2014

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.

The local site for the Dec.3 CIC is 906 6th Street, Harlan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 26 and $70 after Nov. 26. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Shelby County by phoning 712-755-3104.

The 2014 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7A, 7B, 8, and 10. The course will cover topics such as effects of pesticides on groundwater and other non-target sites; effective bed bug and termite treatments, new and efficient cockroach and rodent control, and pesticide application techniques that limit human exposure.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PME Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.

 

County inmates in Sioux City lose cable TV

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Inmates at the Woodbury County Jail in northwest Iowa will have to survive without cable television. Sheriff Dave Drew says Cable One had provided free cable service to the jail for 24 years. But he says the company has decided to soon start charging the jail $68 a month. The cable was turned off on Friday.

Drew told county supervisors on Monday that he’ll have an antenna bought and installed so the jail’s television can pick up free channels. He says a federal court ruling requires that jails provide inmates with television entertainment.

Cass County Supervisors meeting preview for 11/19/14

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors will meet in a regular session, Wednesday. During their 8:30-a.m. meeting at the Courthouse in Atlantic, the Board will act on approving the appointment of a Deputy County Recorder.

Other action items include: Allowing or disallowing military exemptions and homestead credit applications (including Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Tax Credits) for taxes collectible in Fiscal year 2015-16; Setting the date for a hearing on an amendment of the FY 2015 County Budget; and, possible action following discussion, with regard to Medical Insurance, for FY 2016.

The Board is also expected to receive a demonstration of the Avaya VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocal) telephone system.

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Creston teen arrested Monday evening

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports a local teen was caught allegedly trespassing, Monday. 14-year old Virginia Gilleland was turned over to Juvenile authorities at around 5:09-p.m., for allegedly trespassing at 211 north Elm Street.

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Traffic stop in Montgomery County results 2 drug-related arrests

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Tuesday) morning at the intersection of 222nd Street & Highway 48, south of Red Oak, has resulted in two drug-related arrests. Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials say 45-year old James Keith Saufley, Jr., of Hepburn, was taken into custody at around 3:47-a.m., on charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine and Carrying Weapons. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $2,000 bond. Another person in the vehicle, 41-year old Amy Michelle Stiner, also of Hepburn, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released from the jail after receiving a citation.Red Oak Police assisted deputies in conducting the arrests and investigation.

Red Oak house fire believed to be electrical-related

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November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Fire officials near Red Oak say an investigation has determined an electrical problem was the likely cause of a house fire that occurred late last week. The blaze at 2359 Highway 48 just south of Red Oak, happened at around 6:30-p.m., Thursday. The flames were visible from about a mile away as the first crews were arriving.

No one was injured in the blaze that caused about $60,000 damage to the two-story structure owned by Duane Barkman. Firefighters from Red Oak, Elliott, Essex and Stanton had responded to the scene.