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Charge dismissed for coach accused of choking 7-year-old

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September 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) – A court has dismissed an assault charge filed against an assistant high school basketball coach who had denied allegations that he’d choked a 7-year-old boy.

Pottawattamie County court records say the charge against 40-year-old Michael Doner was dismissed on Tuesday. Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney Amy Zacharias said in her motion to dismiss that there wasn’t enough evidence to sustain prosecution. Doner had pleaded not guilty.

Authorities had said the boy was choked on May 21 at Doner’s home in Treynor.

Doner has told athletic officials at St. Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs that he would not be part of the school’s boys basketball coaching staff this coming season.

Rural Clarinda man arrested on Taylor County warrant

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September 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Tuesday of a rural Clarinda man on a warrant for multiple charges.  At approximately 9:00pm Deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Timothy Dean Curphey of rural Clarinda on a Taylor county warrant. The warrant was for the following charges: Assault With Intent to Inflict Serious Injury – violation of individual rights, Assault With Intent to Inflict Serious Injury, and Child Endangerment. Curphey was transported to the Taylor County Jail for holding on the warrant on no bond until seen by a judge.

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Creston man arrested for OWI

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September 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department reports the arrest of a Creston man for OWI on Tuesday at 6:36pm.  Officers arrested 41-year-old Matt Fredrickson at Clark and Vine Streets in Creston and charged him with OWI 1st Offense.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Former Iowa teacher pleads guilty in sex-with-students case

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September 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A 30-year-old former Council Bluffs high school math teacher is scheduled to be sentenced in November after being convicted in his sex-with-students case.

Jeffrey Daugherty pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony sexual abuse by a counselor, therapist or school employee and nine misdemeanors. Prosecutors dropped two other felony charges in return for Daugherty’s pleas. His sentencing is set for Nov. 9.

Daugherty was arrested in January following reports that he had a sexual relationship with a student and again in February after a second student reported abuse.

Daugherty resigned from his teaching position at Thomas Jefferson High School on Feb. 3.

Ernst discusses Senate’s rejection of 5-month abortion ban bill

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September 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she’s “deeply disappointed” legislation that would prohibit almost all abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy was rejected in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Ernst and other supporters of the House-passed “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” claim 20 weeks into a pregnancy marks a point when unborn babies can feel pain and survive if born prematurely.

“The United States is currently only one of seven countries in the world that allows abortions after five months,” Ernst told Iowa reporters in a conference call after the Senate vote. “We are in the same company as China and North Korea.” The bill needed 60 votes to advance in the Senate. It received the support of 54 Senators, with 42 in opposition.

On Monday night, Ernst took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and was joined by Clayton and Danielle Pickering of Newton and their three-year-old son Micah. Micah was born prematurely at five months. “As Micah proves, babies at five months can survive outside of the womb,” Ernst said Tuesday. “As a mother and a grandmother, I remain committed to urging my colleagues not to deny these babies the right to life.”

Three Senate Democrats supported the bill, while just two Republicans voted against it. Democrats have blasted Republicans over scheduling a vote on an abortion-related bill on the week that Pope Francis visits Capitol Hill and at a time when the House and Senate are trying to negotiate a government funding measure to avoid a shutdown. Many Republicans in the House have vowed to reject a bill to keep the government operating unless it excludes money for Planned Parenthood.

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Bluffs convenience store robbed Wed. morning

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September 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An armed robbery at a convenience store in Council Bluffs has resulted in an arrest. Bluffs Police say 28-year old Justin Dilley, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery following an investigation into the incident which was reported at around 12:34-a.m. at the Kum & Go Store, located at 154 Bennett Avenue, in Council Bluffs.

Justin Dilley

Justin Dilley

Authorities says Dilley entered the store, went directly to the counter and confronted the clerk on duty. He was allegedly brandishing an approximate four-inch bladed knife when he demanded the clerk open up the cash register. After obtaining an undetermined amount of cash, Dilley directed the clerk into the bathroom. He also allegedly attempted to get the clerk’s cell phone from her, but was unsuccessful.

The man left the the store on foot, wearing a dark zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, jeans and work-style gloves. Upon the initial investigation by Uniform Officers, Dilley was found to be a suspect in the case. He was located at 136 Bennett Avenue. During a search of the man’s apartment, officers recovered several clothing items worn during the incident, as well as a knife and an undetermined amount of cash. A further investigation also Dilley to the robbery that occurred at the Kum & G0 Store on June 24th.

Dilley was booked into Pottawattamie County Jail for the most recent robbery. An arrest warrant was expected to be issued in connection with incident that took place in June, with an additional charge of 1st Degree Robbery. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the incidents.

Iowa News Headlines 09-23-2015

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September 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A woman has died after the vehicle she was in rolled over in rural Sioux City. Authorities say the vehicle rolled several times, and the woman was partially ejected. She was taken to a hospital in Le Mars and was pronounced dead.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A former Council Bluffs high school math teacher is scheduled to be sentenced in November after being convicted in his sex-with-students case. Jeffrey Daugherty pleaded guilty to felony sexual abuse by a counselor, therapist or school employee and nine misdemeanors. Prosecutors dropped two other felony charges in return for Daugherty’s pleas.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) – A jury has found a northwest Iowa man guilty of forcing his wife to terminate two pregnancies. The Storm Lake man was convicted of two counts of forced consent to termination of human pregnancy and two counts of assault. The jury deliberated for nearly 11 hours.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The company proposing to build an oil pipeline across Iowa has awarded construction contracts for some of the work. Dakota Access says Michels Pipeline and Precision Pipeline would provide workers for construction of the pipeline. Michels Pipeline is expected to construct segments in Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Man wants homicide trial moved out of Woodbury County

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September 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing a Sloan resident says news coverage about the case would lead to an unfair trial, so he wants it moved out of Woodbury County. The Sioux City Journal reports that 30-year-old Timothy Schroeder also asked in a handwritten motion Thursday that the court appoint an investigator and a second attorney to help Schroeder with his case. He did not name a county he preferred for his trial.

Schroeder was arrested in February and charged with murder in the slaying of 29-year-old Dustin Wilder. Schroeder’s wife told investigators that he fired two or three shots inside Wilder’s home. Wilder was later found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene. A hearing on Schroeder’s requests is scheduled for Oct. 6.

Multi-agency effort results in numerous drug arrests in Crawford County

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September 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Search warrants executed at two residences in Crawford County resulted in numerous individuals arrested on drug charges, Monday night. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports at approximately 7:15 pm, sheriff’s deputies from the Crawford and Shelby County Sheriff’s Offices, Officers with the Charter Oak, Denison and Manning Police Departments, and Iowa State Patrol conducted search warrants on two locations in Charter Oak. The locations were 107 Walnut Ave. and 862 1st Street. As the result of the search warrants several individuals were arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail in Denison, on various charges.

Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine, was: 29-year old Kinsey Jo (Krajicek) Rivera, 33-year old Tomas William Holzer, 26-year old Danielle Rae Terwilleger, and 19-year old Marinda Marie Golden, all of Charter Oak.

29-year old Todd Allan Grimsman, of Carroll, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and on a warrant out of Sac County. A traffic stop conducted a short time later near Charter Oak, resulted in the arrest of 24-year old Cody Blum, of Charter Oak, for felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine,  and felony Drug Tax Stamp Violation, as well as a simple misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Also seized were stolen items from various jurisdictions. Additional arrests are expected in the case with regard to the stolen property, as well as the Drug activity that had been taken place at the residences mentioned.