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Trailer slides into parked vehicle in Creston


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department reports an accident caused by a runaway trailer on Thursday at 7:51am.

A tar trailer was unhooked from a truck in the upper part of the Super 8 parking lot in Creston as it was being prepared for transport.  The individual working on the trailer thought it was secure but the trailer slid down a hill and struck a legally parked truck with a boat and trailer attached.

The boat and trailer received $3,000 damage while the tar trailer incurred $1,000 damage.  No further details are known at this time.

Creston Police report


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Creston Police report two arrests on Wednesday, May 13th.

At 5:34pm Wednesday Creston Police arrested 39-year-old Jamie Vandel of Creston at his residence for a Union County Warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Failure to Affix Drug Stamp, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana.  He was taken to the Union County Jail and later released on $10,000 bond.

Also on Wednesday at 9:00pm officers arrested 31-year-old Jessica England of Creston at the Law Enforcement Center on an Adair County warrant for Harassment 2nd degree.  She was transferred to the custody of Adair County authorities.

Creston Police also received a report Wednesday of a tire being slashed on a vehicle in the parking lot of Ferrera Candy Co. at 500 Industrial Parkway in Creston on May 8th. A Greenfield man reported the incident with an estimated loss of $80.

Council Bluffs Police respond to early morning fight


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Council Bluffs Police Department responded to a disturbance at around 12:55am this (Thursday) morning at Heartland Family Services Housing 1503 Ave J in Council Bluffs.  Upon arrival officers found 20-year-old Bryce Baker with a puncture wound to his upper chest. He told officers he was in a fight with a black male he knew but was unsure how he received his wound.  Baker was uncooperative with officers and did not want to pursue charges.

Baker was taken to Jennie Edmundson Hospital where he was treated and released.  Heartland Family Services personnel quickly arrived on scene and are assisting in the investigation.

Fire near Griswold Wednesday night


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Griswold Fire Department responded to a fire at 51969 Dogwood Avenue near Griswold at around 5:50pm Wednesday.  Upon arrival firefighters discovered a machine shed on fire with heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. The building was destroyed and a cause is unknown at this time.

Griswold Fire was assisted by Griswold Rescue and the Carson Fire Department.

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Accident and arrest reported Tuesday in Page County


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports an accident and an arrest on Tuesday, May 12th.

Deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident at 2:50pm Tuesday approximately 3 miles north of Shenandoah on Highway 59.  After investigation it was determined that 69-year-old Neil Edward Keasling of Imogene was driving a 2006 Ford F-350 pickup northbound. The truck was pulling a flatbed trailer with a piece of machinery on it when for unknown reasons the trailer started to sway causing the pickup to go into the east ditch and roll over.  Keasling wasn’t injured and was the only person in the vehicle.  No citations were issued.

Also on Tuesday at approximately 6:30 PM, Deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant on 37-year-old Joseph Peterson of rural Coin. Peterson was arrested at his residence for Contempt – Violation of a protection order as stated on the warrant. Peterson was transported to the Page County Jail where he is being held on $5,000 bond.

Iowa posts additional bird flu case on Sioux County egg farm

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May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Another Iowa farm has tested positive for bird flu.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture says an egg-laying farm with 238,000 chickens brings the total number of infected farms to 50 in the state.

The farm is in Sioux County, which now has 11 cases of bird flu. Once the disease is confirmed by a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Ames, all the chickens will be euthanized.

Iowa has bird flu cases in 13 counties. Nearly 25 million chickens and 970,000 turkeys will die.

Minnesota, where 4 million turkeys have been affected by the flu, reported no new cases Wednesday.

The USDA reports more than 150 confirmed cases nationwide which will lead to the death of more than 32 million birds.

Iowa early headlines 05-14-2015


May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

LAKE CITY, Iowa (AP) – Students at South Central Calhoun High School will attend classes at various locations throughout Lake City after a tornado damaged the structure. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports an EF-1 tornado on Sunday tore off the roof of the school’s auditorium, where more than 100 people were gathered for an awards ceremony. No one was hurt. A temporary roof will be installed until the damaged roof can permanently be replaced. May 28th will be the last day for all high school students.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa says longtime senior athletics administrator Fred Mims is set to retire. Mims, who played basketball and baseball at Iowa, has spent more than 30 years working for the Hawkeyes. The athletic department announced Wednesday that Mims will leave his post on June 30th.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A virus known for attacking a horse’s nervous system has been confirmed at a stable in Iowa’s Warren County. The Iowa Department of Agriculture said yesterday that the stable has several confirmed cases of a neurological disease associated with Equine Herpesvirus infections. Officials say the disease poses no threat to humans.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa man previously convicted of sexual assault has pleaded not guilty to charges in a separate case involving a 14-year-old girl. The Telegraph Herald reports 29-year-old Michael Cole of Manchester, Iowa entered his plea Tuesday to three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested in April.

Sharps disposal service at CCHS


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Cass County Health System is reminding residents that they provide free sharps disposal service for Cass County residents. Sharps containers are used by individuals who use needles, lancets or other sharp objects for medical care, such as insulin injections for diabetes. The red, rigid containers are sealed and are puncture and leak resistant. The disposal of sharps and sharps containers is regulated as medical waste. Other types of containers, milk jugs, detergent bottles, or other plastic containers or boxes are not allowed when disposing of needles.

The CCMH disposal program ensures that sharps and sharps containers are disposed of properly and safely, in accordance with regulations. Cindy Petty, CCHS Materials Management Director, says “We are pleased to provide this service. This is just one small way we can help to protect the health and safety of our community.”

Full sharps containers can be brought to the CCHS Materials Management Department from 8:00 am -4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. There is no fee to drop off a full container. At the time of disposal, a new container can be purchased for only $3.00. Sharps containers must be returned to an employee in Materials Management – they should not be left unattended or disposed of in trash or other containers in the facility.
The red sharps containers should be used only to dispose of sharps (needles, lancets, or other sharp objects) and any item a sharp is attached to that cannot be safely removed. They should not be used to dispose of cotton balls, strips, or bandages, or medications of any kind. CindyPetty

For more information about the CCMH sharps disposal service, including how to participate if the $3.00 fee is a problem, please contact Cindy Petty at 712-243-7480.

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting June 9 in Council Bluffs


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting in Council Bluffs Tuesday, June 9, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit issues. A brief business meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with the public input meeting to immediately follow.

The public input meeting will be held at the Mid-America Center, One Arena Way in Council Bluffs. For more information concerning the meeting or to obtain a scheduled time on the agenda, contact the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Program Management, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, telephone 515-239-1288 or email shawn.majors@dot.iowa.gov. Please include the general topic you wish to discuss. The statements, presentations, or suggestions should be 15 minutes or less.

On Monday, June 8, the commissioners will meet informally and tour transportation projects in southwestern Iowa. No action will be taken on transportation-related matters during the tour.