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Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 28th 2013


January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Road conditions remain slippery across northern Iowa after freezing rain fell across much of the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation said conditions were starting to improve after the storm system left the state yesterday afternoon, but roads may be slippery through overnight hours. The latest information about road conditions is available online at www DOT 511IA DOT org or by calling 511 in Iowa.

ATTICA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa environmental officials have ordered residents of Attica to boil their water before using it because of a water main break. The city’s water system lost pressure on Saturday, so there is a possibility of bacterial contamination. Attica is about 45 miles southeast of Des Moines.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Bruce Braley says he is considering running for Tom Harkin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Harkin announced Saturday that he won’t run for a sixth term in the Senate, which the Democrat was elected to in 1984. Braley is a 55-year-old Waterloo attorney who was first elected to Congress representing northeast Iowa in 2006.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Terone Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson scored 15 to lead Purdue to a 65-62 victory over Iowa yesterday. Mike Gesell had 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes in West Lafayette, Indiana. Roy Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe each scored 12 points for IU. Basabe also had eight rebounds. The two teams meet again February 27th in Iowa City.

Nishna Valley Trails group to meet Monday evening

Ag/Outdoor, News

January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Persons interested in recreation, wellness, trails and tourism are invited to attend the next meeting of the Nishna Valley Trails association, on Monday, January 28th, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1101 E. 13th Street in Atlantic.  Officials with the organization say following brief updates on the development of trails in Cass County and Atlantic and reports on work with city and county partners, the group will brainstorm ideas for promoting and developing trails in the months ahead, including the next Bike/Trails Expo.

Everyone is invited to bring their good ideas and interest in community development, and join in the conversation.

Red Oak man arrested on assault & other charges, Saturday


January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a local man was arrested Saturday evening on four charges. 22-year-old Shane Michael Murley of Red Oak , was taken into custody on charges that include: Serious domestic assault, child endangerment, simple assault, and obstruction of emergency communication. Murley was being held without bond, in the Montgomery County Jail

Stabbing in Stuart leads to 3 arrests Saturday


January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Stuart Police Department report a fight Saturday morning led to serious injuries to one person, two arrests and the recovery of stolen weapons. Authorities report one man was stabbed while another man was intentionally covered in gasoline and nearly set on fire by another male subject.A stolen handgun was also recovered nearby. All suspects have been identified and one of two is in custody, while other persons face charges related to the fight.

Two other adults who were present at the fight were arrested for charges connected to a home burglary in Stuart on Friday, January 25th. Officials says Stuart Police officers conducted search warrants at residences in Stuart, rural Adair, and Earlham. Stolen property was recovered as well as six stolen rifles and two stolen handguns. Several of the firearms, including an “SKS” rifle were recovered by Stuart Officers at a residence in Earlham.

A male at the Earlham residence was arrested for various charges and several other suspects have been identified and face charges related to the burglary case. The Police report did not mention the names of the suspects or victims.

Woman injured in car-vs-deer accident Saturday evening


January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adams Count Sheriff’s Department reports the driver of a 2011 Ford Feista was injured Saturday evening, when her vehicle collided with a deer. Authorities say Brenda Doyon was traveling west on Highway 34 at around 6-p.m., when the collision occurred. After the left front corner of the car hit the deer, the animal slid up into the windshield. Doyan was transported to the Alegent Health Medical Center in Corning, for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

2 injured during crash in Adams County Saturday night


January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people, including a teenager from Lenox, were injured during a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on the Adams/Taylor County line. According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the scene on Adams-Taylor Street at around 9:05-p.m.  Upon arrival, they determined a vehicle driven by 16-year old Taylor Jo Foster, of Lenox, had entered the north ditch after being over-corrected. The teen’s actions caused the 2004 Chevy Tracker to overturn. Foster was ejected from the car as it rolled. She and an unidentified passenger in the car were transported from the scene by ambulance. The extent of their injuries was unclear early this (Sunday) morning.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by a Corning Ambulance crew, the Lenox Fire Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Lenx EMS and Lenox Police Department.

RAGBRAI 41 to stop in Harlan this July

News, Sports

January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Des Moines Register announced Saturday night the route for this year’s annual bike ride across Iowa. RAGBRAI 41 kicks off July 21st in Council Bluffs. Along the way to the final stop in Fort Madison, riders on the world’s oldest, largest and longest tour will make overnight stops in Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Fairfield. The trip runs July 21st through the 27th.

The 83-miles Harlan to Perry leg of the 406.6-mile trip is also the hilliest for the journey, with 4,239 feet of total climb. This year’s event marks the sixth time the community has hosted the event.

Pottawattamie County House Fire


January 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

HONEY CREEK, Iowa (AP) – A mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their house went up in flames in Pottawattamie County.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the fire was reported early Friday morning in Honey Creek.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the fire was initially reported as a garage fire, but the flames quickly spread to the house and a camper on the property.

The 31-year-old mother says she was watching TV when she heard a noise, looked out the window and saw flames. She and her 10-year-old daughter managed to escape, but were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The house, garage and camper were destroyed.

Council Bluffs Car Jacking Saturday


January 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Council Bluffs police were called to Bucky’s Car Wash at 3501 West Broadway in Council Bluffs around 12:50pm Saturday (1/26) for a car jacking that had just occurred.

Officers learned that 34-year-old Ibraham Dirie was vacuuming out his privately owned Happy Cab Van when a man approached him and struck him in the head with his fist.  After assaulting Dirie, the suspect stole the van and fled the scene. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital with minor head injuries.

A short time later the suspect was apprehended by the Omaha Police Department and was determined to be  52-year-old Ronald Lee Vallq of Omaha. Vallq is being held in Omaha with charges pending from the Council Bluffs Police Department.

Nebraska-Iowa bridge ownership going to states


January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DECATUR, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Iowa will take over ownership of the Decatur toll bridge over the Missouri River following approval by a Nebraska commission. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska State Highway Commission on Friday approved the transfer. Officials have been discussing an ownership transfer agreement since the mid-1960s. The bridge carries Nebraska Highway 51 traffic east and Iowa Highway 175 west over the Missouri River. It’s situated at Decatur, Neb., about eight miles west of Onawa, Iowa. During peak summer months, about 2,000 vehicles a day use the bridge.

The Burt County Bridge Commission owns the span, but county officials have said maintenance and repairs are too costly for the county to keep it. The transfer of ownership is expected by the end of the year.