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Police: No hunt for ‘outside’ killer of mom, son

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities investigating the deaths of a Nebraska woman and her 10-year-old son say they are not looking for an “outside” killer or at-large suspect. Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Dave Dawson says investigators “do not suspect any outside foul play” in the deaths of 41-year-old Charlotte Schilling and her son, Owen Schilling, of Plattsmouth. Their bodies were discovered Sunday evening in a wooded area of a state park near Council Bluffs, but were not identified until Tuesday. The pair had been missing since May 10, when Schilling checked Owen out of his elementary school. Police found Schilling’s vehicle the next day at the park. Dawson says he expects police to release how they died later this week.

Semi fire reported on I-80 at the 46 mile marker westbound

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Walnut responded to a call about a semi tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 80 westbound Tuesday afternoon, at the Walnut exit. Dispatch reports at around 2:45-p.m. indicated flames were coming from the engine compartment. The trailer was said to have been carrying a highly flammable fuel. The truck driver managed to get most of the fire out with his on-board extinguisher before firefighters arrived. They weren’t on the scene for very long, and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

More come forward in card fraud case

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in West Des Moines say roughly 20 more people have come forward saying their credit cards have been charged extra after visiting a sushi restaurant. Twelve people reported to police last week that they saw extra charges after visiting the Eastern Buffet Sushi & Hibachi over the past two months. Police say the stolen card numbers were used to make purchases at other metro stores. KCCI TV in Des Moines reports the thieves used the card numbers to spend thousands of dollars at stores such as Walmart, Target and HyVee.

Breaking News: FBI confirms Lake Manawa bodies are those of Missing NE woman and son

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The FBI says autopsy results have confirmed that the bodies of two people found in a western Iowa state park are those of a missing Nebraska woman and her 10-year-old son.  Authorities identified the bodies Tuesday as 41-year-old Charlotte Schilling and her son, Owen.  They went missing from their home in Plattsmouth, Neb., on May 10th.  Council Bluffs Police say the manner of death and the events surrounding it remain under investigation.

Police had found Schilling’s vehicle at Lake Manawa State Park south of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schilling’s wallet and cellphone were found in the car.  A passer-by discovered the bodies Sunday evening in a wooded area about a quarter of a mile from a boat ramp that runs into the Missouri River near the state park.

DeSoto man arrested Monday in Atlantic

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports a DeSoto man was arrested Monday. 44-year old Michael T. Jessen was charged with Harassment in the 1st Degree, and Public Intoxication. Jessen was booked into the Cass County Jail and held pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Public hearings to be held on budget amendments in Cass & Adair Counties

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Public hearings will be held Wednesday morning in both Cass and Adair Counties with regard to Budget Amendments for Fiscal Year 2012. In Atlantic, the Cass County Board of Supervisors will hold their hearing beginning at approximately 9:05-a.m.   In Greenfield, the Adair County Supervisors will hold their public hearing on the Budget Amendment, beginning at 9:30-a.m. Both hearings will be followed by approval or adoption of the budgets, as amended.

The Adair County Board will also act on approving a Veterans Administration hiring and the VA office location. The Cass County Supervisors will act on approving two applications for Multi-Family Rental Unit Productions, which is part of the 2008 Disaster Recovery funding. The program is being administered by the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO).

Both meetings begin at 9-a.m., Wednesday.

Atlantic man injured during motorcycle accident

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports an Atlantic man was injured during a motorcycle accident west of Atlantic. The accident occurred at around 4:15-p.m,on Highland Road just east of Galveston Road. Officials sa a 2000 Harley Davidson driven by 32-year old Todd Anthony Killion, of Atlantic, was westbound on Highland Road when Killion lost control and the bike traveled off the roadway, sliding almost 70 feet. Killion was taken to CCMH via Medivac for evaluation of minor cuts and bruises. Damage to the bike is estimated at $1,500.

(9-a.m. News)

8AM Newscast 05-22-2012

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May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Iowa DOT cautions travelers about work zones over Memorial Day holiday

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation say travel during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday may be slowed by road construction. Several projects on Iowa’s interstate and state roadways may warrant advance planning on the part of drivers.

Projects in Southwest Iowa include:

  • A bridge deck overlay on U.S. 30 west of Missouri Valley in Harrison County has reduced the roadway to one lane. Traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. The open lane has an 11-foot width restriction.
  • Staged bridge construction on U.S. 30 northeast of Woodbine in Harrison County has reduced the roadway to one lane. Traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals.
  • Bridge construction on I-80 over the West Nishnabotna River near Avoca in Pottawattamie County has closed the westbound lanes between mileposts 34 and 40. Traffic has been shifted to a two-lane, two-way pattern in the eastbound lanes.
  • Bridge construction has closed northbound I-29 in Fremont County between mileposts 21 and 25. Traffic has been shifted to a two-lane, two-way traffic pattern in the southbound lanes. 
  • Asphalt resurfacing in the northbound lanes of I-29 in Fremont County from milepost 10 to 17 has traffic shifted to a two-lane, two-way traffic pattern in the southbound lanes. 
  • Bridge deck overlays at two locations on U.S. 71 south of Atlantic in Cass County have reduced the roadway to one lane. Traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. 
  • A new bridge deck is being placed on the eastbound I-80 Wiota interchange bridge at milepost 64 and a new bridge over Crooked Creek is being built at milepost 69 in Cass County. Traffic is shifted to a two-lane, two-way traffic pattern in the westbound lanes from milepost 60 to 70. The eastbound ramps at Wiota are closed and a detour is in place for Cass County Road N-28.
  • Iowa 148 between Massena and Anita in Cass County is closed for highway repair work. Traffic should follow the marked detour.

    There are many other ongoing construction and maintenance projects affecting traffic on state, county and local road systems. Details of all current Iowa DOT construction projects can be found at www.511ia.org.

7AM Newscast 05-22-2012

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May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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