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Assault arrest in Atlantic, Wednesday

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic man was arrested this (Wednesday) morning, on an assault charge. The Atlantic Police Department reports 26-year old Christopher Castillo was taken into custody early in the morning. Castillo was booked into the Cass County Jail.

9AM Newscast 10-17-2012

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October 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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8AM Newscast 10-17-2012

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October 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Person held after Carter Lake soldier killed, released

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) – Central Texas police say a person detained after the fatal shooting of a Fort Hood soldier during a fight has been released with no charges filed.  Killeen police on Tuesday announced prosecutors have reviewed the Oct. 4 case involving shots fired outside a home. The gunfire killed Spc. Jamie Lee Schnider of Carter Lake, Iowa, and wounded another soldier.

Police say a person initially taken into custody has been released with no charges as the investigation continues. Authorities declined to release further details on the individual.

Accidental shooting in Red Oak

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report one person suffered minor, accidental gunshot wound injuries, Tuesday night. Officials say 32-year-old Luke Daniel Rinehart, of Red Oak, was treated at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, for a .22-caliber gunshot wound to his left bicep area. An investigation into the incident determined Rinehart was at home and attempting to load a rifle, when a round became lodged in the barrel of the gun. During his attempt to dislodge the bullet, the rifle discharged and the bullet struck him in the arm. The bullet passed through his arm.

30 Iowa Air Guard members return home

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A homecoming celebration is planned for 30 members of the Iowa Air National Guard returning home from a tour of duty in Southeast Asia.

F-16C Fighting Falcon, Iowa Air National Guard

The guard says the airmen from the 132nd Fighter Wing in De Moines are scheduled to return to Des Moines Wednesday morning.  The airmen have been in Southeast Asia for the past six months.

Climatologist: weekend rains barely put dent in drought

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Most of Iowa got a good soaking last weekend, but it didn’t go far in terms of making up for the drought. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says far northwest Iowa didn’t receive any rain, while the heaviest downpours were scattered around the state. Areas of northeast Iowa, around New Hampton and Decorah, received three-and-a-half to four inches of rain. Similar rainfall totals were reported around Red Oak, Greenfield and Winterset in southwest Iowa, and near Centerville, Albia and Oskaloosa in southeast Iowa. In Atlantic, we received 1.93-inches of rain over the weekend.

Statewide, on average, the weekend system dumped one-and-a-half inches of rain. It marked the single biggest rainfall event in Iowa since early May. “This one event over the weekend was almost as big as what we had for the whole month of September,” Hillaker said. Despite the downpour, Hillaker notes we’re a long way from bringing an end to the 2012 drought.

“We’re still roughly eight-and-a-half inches below normal for the year to date, as far as statewide average,” Hillaker said. “We did trim about an inch off the deficit we had going before this last rain event. So, it’s not a huge impact as far as reducing our deficit, but it will have quite a positive impact on soil moisture levels.”

(Radio Iowa)

NW Iowa work release inmate listed as escaped

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say they’re looking for a 28-year-old Iowa inmate who’s been listed as escaped from a work release facility in Sioux City.  The Iowa Corrections Department says Justin Miller didn’t return to the facility as scheduled on Friday. Miller was transferred to work release last month. He originally was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years following assault convictions in Woodbury County.  Miller began his prison term in April 2009.

Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Atlantic

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, following an vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident. According to the Atlantic Police Department, a vehicle driven by Marlene Strauss, of Atlantic, was backing out of a parking stall near the Dollar General Store on east 7th Street, when her vehicle hit an unidentified 70-year old woman, who was loading merchandise into her vehicle. No citations were issued. The accident happened at around 12:20-p.m., Tuesday.

Iowa early News Headlines – Wed., Oct. 17th 2012

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October 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homecoming celebration has been scheduled for 30 members of the Iowa Air National Guard. The guard says the airmen from the 132nd Fighter Wing in De Moines are scheduled to return tomorrow morning. The airmen have been in Southeast Asia for the past six months.

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a young woman and a girl were injured when their horse-drawn Amish buggy collided with a semitrailer in southern Iowa. The Appanoose County sheriff’s office says the buggy was heading east on a rural road yesterday morning. The horse unexpectedly moved to the left and pulled the buggy into the path of a westbound truck. The truck driver wasn’t injured. It’s unclear what happened to the horse.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say thieves are scaling great heights in Iowa in the search for copper. Pottawattamie County officials say the thieves are yanking wiring from cellphone towers and wind turbines. Sheriff Jeff Danker says the thieves are risking jail or death for a few dollars.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad says a South Dakota artist has been chosen to create a statue of Norman Borlaug that will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Victor of Aberdeen, S.D., will create the statue of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Borlaug, a Cresco native, died in 2009 at age 95. The statue is set to be installed by March 2014.