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Drivers face charges after 2 separate accidents over the weekend

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Charges have been filed or are pending, against an Omaha man and a Council Bluffs woman, following two separate accidents over the holiday weekend. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, Sgt. Dwayne Riche, says 34-year old Jeremy Jackson, of Omaha, was transported to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha, following a crash Saturday night near Crescent. Riche says Jackson was traveling westbound on Coldwater Avenue at around 11:08-p.m., when he missed a stop sign at the intersection of Coldwater Avenue and Old Lincoln Highway. Jackson’s 2011 Toyota RAV-4 slammed into an embankment, and sustained $15,000 damage. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash, and charges are pending the results of tests conducted following the crash.

The second accident happened Sunday afternoon, in Oakland. Sgt. Riche says at around 12:55-p.m., a 2005 Hyundai Sonata driven by 19-year old Ailish Andersen, of Council Bluffs, was traveling westbound on Highway 6 in Oakland and passing another vehicle, when her car went out of control. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled over, coming to rest on a barbed-wire fence. Andersen was charged with Failure to Maintain  Control, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana for Personal Use, and Failure to wear a seat belt. An investigation into the incident continues, and additional charges are possible.

Criminal mischief arrest in Atlantic

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Atlantic report today (Tuesday), the arrest Monday of 24-year old Ryan Juhl, of Atlantic. Juhl was taken into custody on a charge of Criminal Mischief. He was booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending a court appearance.

And, the A-PD says no injuries were reported following an accident Friday morning on 2nd Street, in front of the Atlantic Bottling Company. Officials say a vehicle registered to Atlantic Bottling was legally parked in front of the business, when a vehicle driven by Michael Vanpatter, of Council Bluffs, clipped the right front corner of the parked vehicle, as Vanpatter was traveling westbound on 2nd Street.  Vanpatter was cited for striking an unattended vehicle.  Damage from the mishap, which occurred at around 7:30-a.m., Friday, amounted to $5,200.

Iowa businesses recover along highway to Nebraska

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Businesses are continuing to recover from Missouri River flooding that closed a highway connection between southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska. Iowa Highway 2 runs between Interstate 29 in Iowa west into Nebraska City. The highway was closed by rising waters in June, which forced businesses west of the interstate to shut down. The highway pavement was broken, and receding floodwaters left mounds of silt everywhere. But the mess has been cleaned up and road repairs have been made.

Brad Buckingham of Sapp Brothers Travel Center told an Omaha television station that “the business is just coming back every day.” Grant Hickey manages a bar and restaurant in Nebraska City, which lost pass-through business from travelers. He says his sales are back to normal as well.

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Cell phone store robbed in Council Bluffs

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery Monday night of the U-S Cellular Store on West Broadway Street. Officials say at around 7:45-p.m., a black male, about 25-to 35-years of age, walked into the store at 2015 Broadway. The man said he had a weapon and threatened the clerk while demanding money.

He was given an undetermined amount of cash and fled the store on foot. No get-away vehicle was ever seen. The suspect was described as being thin and short. He wore a black mask, hoodie and blue jeans. If you have any information on the crime, contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-4728.

Shenandoah man arrested for sex offender registry violation in Page County

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports a man from Shenandoah was arrested Friday night.

Johnathon Tuttle (Photo via IA Sex Offender Registry)

 28-year old Johnathon Richard Tuttle was taken into custody at a residence outside of Coin on an outstanding warrant out of Page County for violation of the State’s Sex Offender Registry (Failure to Register Address). Tuttle had been convicted on a charge of 3rd Degreee sexual abuse in July 2005, in connection with incidents involving a female age 13 or under. He was being held Monday in the Page County Jail on a $2,000 cash only bond.

Authorities in Page County report also, 35-year old Adrian Latham was arrested Saturday in Clarinda, on an outstanding warrant out of Montgomery County. Latham was arrested with the assistance of the Clarinda Police Department and brought to the Montgomery County Jail for disposition.

Midwest economic survey suggests further slowdown

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy will grow slowly over the next three to six months, if at all. The Business Conditions Index dropped to a growth neutral 50.0 in December from 52.6 in November. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says surveys over the past several months “indicate that slowdowns in the national and global economies are putting downward pressure on the regional economy.”

The survey of supply managers and executives uses a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say that any score above 50 suggests growth while a score below 50 suggests decline for that factor. The states are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Up-and-coming bull riders to compete at Iowa venue

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Professional Bull Riders will showcase some of its rising stars in a weekend of bull riding in Council Bluffs. The Omaha Invitational PBR Touring Pro Division will be held March 16 and 17 at the Mid-America Center. Up-and-coming bull riders will have a chance to compete alongside veterans in PBR-sanctioned events. Tickets cost $12 to $40.

For details, go to www.frontierrodeo.com.

Where to caucus?

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Not sure where to attend your caucus tonight? Go to one of these two websites…

For Republicans (GOP): http://iowagop.org/caucus/findmycaucus.php

For Democrats: http://thecaucuses.com/yourcaucus.php

For information on how the caucuses work, check out this Des Moines Register link

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/how-to-caucus/