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Altercation leads to shooting in Glenwood

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September 27th, 2015 by Chris Parks

At least one person was shot and at least two others injured after an altercation in Glenwood on Sunday evening.  The Glenwood Police Department reports the incident took place on Third Street in Glenwood between Hazel and Myrtle around 6:00pm.

Authorities say the person who is believed to have done the shooting was among those injured by gunfire and taken to an area hospital.  Additional information is currently not available.

2 men arrested following Red Oak traffic stop

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September 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Sunday) morning in Red Oak, resulted in two arrests. Authorities say 21-year old Timothy Stubbs, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for Interference with Official Acts, while 51-year old Patrick Hall, of Omaha, was arrested for OWI/drugged. Their arrests took place at around 2:55-a.m. at the intersection of N. 1st and E. Corning Streets, in Red Oak. Both men were being held in the Montgomery County Jail, with Hall’s bond set at $1,000, and Stubbs’ bond set at $300.

Red Oak man arrested Sunday morning

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September 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested on a Public Intoxication charge early this (Sunday) morning. 53-year old David Lawrence Howe was taken into custody at around 12:35-a.m., in the 1600 block of East Summit Street. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $300 cash bond.

Iowa News Headlines: Sun., Sept. 27 2015

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September 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to finance Iowa’s $68 million communications system for emergency responders through a lease-purchase agreement with Motorola Solutions.Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says he refused to approve the deal because it adds roughly $9 million in interest payments to the price during the 13-year term.He noted the state’s payments would be tax-free income for Motorola, which was chosen last year to build the system following a controversial bidding process. Fitzgerald said that in order to avoid the interest payments, Branstad and lawmakers could agree next year to pay for the project upfront with surplus funds. Or, he said the state could save $2 million by borrowing money at a lower-interest rate and paying it back through a revenue bond.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man already serving prison time for a 2014 felony conviction has been charged in a 2005 sexual assault. Fifty-seven-year-old Luther Moore Jr. is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree sexual abuse. Police say Moore was charged after a DNA sample he was required to submit as an inmate matched DNA collected at the scene of the 2005 attack.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo family of seven has escaped a house fired uninjured. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports five adults and two children were home when the blaze began Friday night. Fire officials say everyone in the house had already escaped when crews arrived. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Demolition crews have drilled holes in the old Riverfront YMCA in Des Moines, which they plan to pack with about 100 pounds of dynamite to bring the building down next month. Implosion of the eight-story building is scheduled for October 4th. The building has been empty since January, when the new Wellmark YMCA opened three blocks to the west.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says he’s about to start spending a lot more time in Iowa and other early voting states. Rubio’s campaign says he will be in Iowa next week, then in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Rubio recently hired a state director in Iowa.

(Update) Omaha man killed in Cass Co. IA motorcycle crash, 3 others injured

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September 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol, late Saturday night, released the names of the victims involved in a fatal crash earlier that afternoon on westbound Interstate 80, in Cass County. Officials say the driver of a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, 38-year old Ryan J. Lossing, of Omaha, NE., died in the crash. The Omaha World-Herald says Lossing was among a large contingent of other motorcycle riders who were on their way back to Omaha from the Freedom Rock in Adair County.

The group was escorting the remains of of an Army Veteran, Bill Henry, to Nebraska. Henry was the co-founder and coordinator of the Nebraska chapter of the Missing in America Project, which works with funeral homes to return unclaimed remains of veterans to family members or arranges for burial in military cemeteries. The group had assembled at 9-a.m. Saturday at Haworth Park in Bellevue, NE., to begin their ride to the Freedom Rock, which was one of Henry’s favorite places to visit.

In a sad irony, the 69-year old Henry died Sept. 14th of head injuries suffered two weeks earlier when his motorcycle crashed in Manassas, Virginia, while he and hundreds of other bikers were escorting the remains of six West Coast veterans to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.

Officials say during Saturday’s crash, a 2001 Buick Lucerne, driven by 81-year old Donald Kerby, of Des Moines, was traveling in the right lane at around 12:48-p.m. at around the 57.7 mile marker (just past the Olive Street exit/Exit 57), when he saw stock trailer on the right shoulder of the road. Kerby moved left, and came into contact with a 2000 Yamaha Motorcycle, driven by 33-year old John Chase, of Pacific Junction, who was in the left lane of travel.

The contact caused the Buick to enter the median, and Chase’ cycle to fall onto its side in the left lane. A 2008 Harley Davidson driven by 38-year old Ryan Lossing swerved to avoid the 1st collision, and ended up on its side, with Ryan and his passenger, 38-year old Christina Lossing, also of Omaha, being ejected. Ryan Lossing was then struck and killed by a westbound 2007 Kenworth semi, driven by 61-year old Senad Segetalo, of Salt Lake City, UT.

Christina Lossing was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic. Reports say she was treated and released. Chase was also transported to CCMH, while the driver of a 2005 Harley Davidson, 56-year old William J. Schurevich, of Fremont, NE, was injured after he laid his cycle on its side in order to avoid the crash. He was flown from CCMH by LifeNet helicopter, to Creighton University Medical Center, in Omaha.

2 men killed, 1 unharmed in single-vehicle crash

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September 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NORTONVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Two men are dead and one escaped injury in a one-car crash Saturday morning in northeast Kansas.  The Kansas Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Donte Gardner was driving a 1999 Cadillac Deville at 5:05 a.m. on U.S. 59 in Jefferson County when he failed to stop at the intersection with Kansas Highway 4 in Nortonville. The patrol says the car went into the ditch and rolled multiple times.

Gardner, of Oklahoma City, and 22-year-old Tevin Gillum of Atchison, Kansas, were killed in the crash. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. A second passenger, 25-year-old Kenton Russell II of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was wearing a seatbelt and wasn’t hurt in the crash.

 

Traffic being rerouted off I-80 n. of Atlantic due to fatal crash

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September 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Rescue and Law Enforcement personnel remained on the scene of what appears to be a single-vehicle fatality accident on Interstate 80 westbound as of 1:45-p.m. Saturday, in Cass County (IA). (Click on images to enlarge)

Just west of the N-16 bridge on I-80 WB.

Just west of the N-16 bridge on I-80 WB.

Looking west past the Olive Street bridge (N-16)

Looking west past the Olive Street bridge (N-16)

I-80 looking east from the Olive Street (N-16) bridge. WB traffic was being routed to the off ramp past the scene and back onto I-80.

I-80 looking east from the Olive Street (N-16) bridge. WB traffic was being routed to the off ramp past the scene and back onto I-80.

One person died and at least one other was injured in the crash that happened just before 1-p.m. near the 57-mile marker, or the Olive Street exit to Atlantic.

Traffic in the area is extremely tied up as fire/rescue personnel remain on the scene. Additional details are currently not available.

Fatal accident on I-80 in Cass County, Saturday

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September 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

One person has died and at least one other was injured in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 in Cass County, Saturday afternoon. Rescue Crews responded to the crash just before 1-p.m. near the 57-mile marker, or the Olive Street exit to Atlantic.

Traffic in the area is extremely tied up as fire/rescue personnel remain on the scene. Additional details are currently not available.

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Highway 34 collision in Montgomery County Friday

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September 26th, 2015 by Chris Parks

A two-vehicle accident resulted in damage but no injuries in Montgomery County on Friday.  The Red Oak Police Department reports the accident occurred at 12:54pm Friday at the intersection of Highway 34 and Eastern Avenue.

After investigation it was determined that a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 86-year-old Bruce Jackson Burr of Red Oak was traveling on Eastern Avenue waiting to cross US Highway 34.  Burr proceeded to cross but misjudged the distance away from an oncoming 1999 Chevy Tahoe traveling eastbound on the highway.  The driver of the Tahoe 21-year-old Dillion Terry Makenzie of Red Oak tried to swerve to avoid a collision but collided with a luggage tow rack that was attached to the hitch of the Trailblazer.

No injuries were reported and Bruce Jackson Burr was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway.  Damage to the Tahoe was estimated at $3500.  The Trailblazer sustained $2,000 damage.