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Shelby County road closed for regrading

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert reports a section of road between Tennant and Persia is currently closed for regrading. The closure affects County Road F-58, between Dogwood and Elmwood roads, in the 400 block of Shelby Township, Section 6.

The road will be closed for about one week. Local emergency responders and residents should plan to find an alternate route while construction is underway.

(9-a.m. News)

Clarinda Police Chief warns motorists to buckle-up & slow down

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers is reminding motorists that an aggressive traffic enforcement project is currently underway through September 8th.  Brother says his officers are issuing numerous citations for failure to wear seat belts, speeding & failure to obey stop signs.

He says authorities across Iowa are out in-force, in an effort to make sure motorists drive safely and obey all traffic laws.  City, county and state police are participating in the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Iowa, began August 26th.

The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

IA State Patrol releases additional details on cement truck crash

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol has released additional details about a crash that involved a cement truck Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 29 in northwestern Mills County. Officials said this (Thursday) morning, the driver of the truck, 58-year old Arleen Wanda Kinter, of Riceville, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported by Lewis Township  Fire and Rescue to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha.

Authorities report the truck, registered to Cedar Valley Corporation in Waterloo, was traveling north on I-29 at around 2-p.m., Wednesday, when the front left tire blew out, causing Kinter to lose control. The truck left the road to the left, crossed the median and rolled onto its left side, partially blocking the right lane of southbound I-29. Access to southbound I-29 from I-80 was shut down for about 2-hours following the crash.

8AM Newscast 08-29-2013

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August 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic committee recommends reduction in certain building fees

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the City of Atlantic’s Personnel and Finance Committee met Wednesday evening at City Hall, to discuss possible changes in the fee charged for building permits.

During the City Council’s meeting on August 7th, Cass County Ag & Education Association President Curt Behrends requested the Council consider the abatement of a $3,000 permit fee the Fair Board would have to pay, for the construction of a 12,000-square foot open cattle barn on the County Fairgrounds. Mayor Dave Jones directed the Personnel and Finance Committee to study the request and come up with a recommendation for the City Council to act on, at a future meeting.

Following discussion during their meeting Wednesday, the Committee decided to recommend the Council approve the lowering of the building fee from 30-cents per square foot to 15-cents, for structures such as the open cattle building, and others deemed to be “unfinished.” There would also be a $500 cap on the fee for those types of buildings. The language would define unfinished structures as garages, gazebo’s, sheds, and decks.

If approved by the City Council, language reflecting the change would be included in the City’s Building Code.

7AM Newscast 08-29-2013

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August 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Missing Sarpy County, NE. juvenile located in Montgomery County

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a missing Sarpy County, NE teen was located Wednesday evening, in Red Oak. 17-year old Michael Ryan Eona, Jr., of Bellevue, NE, was found in the 200 block of east Coolbaugh Street at around 4:55-p.m.

The teen was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs, per instructions by authorities in Nebraska and the Iowa Juvenile Court.

2 Indiana residents arrested on numerous charges in Fremont County

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday that two Indiana residents were arrested early Sunday afternoon on numerous charges, after deputies were called to the area of Interstate 29 and Highway 2, for a report of suspicious items left in a hotel room. When deputies arrived, they made contact with 36-year old Aslan Peregrine Petty and 26-year old Victoria Yvonne Vazquez, both of Brownsburg, IN.

Authorities determined both subjects had active warrants for their arrest in Indiana. A search warrant executed on the rental car the pair used, resulted in several items being located, including a large amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Petty and Vasquez were each arrested for: 4 counts of Failure to affix a tax stamp; Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute/marijuana (less than 50-kilograms); Possession with the intent to distribute/methamphetamine (greater the 5-grams, but less then 5-kilograms); 5 counts each of Possession of a controlled substance/heroin; Possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Petty and Vasquez were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $147,300 and $131, 300 bond, respectively. An investigation into their activities is ongoing.

3 teens injured in Fremont County crash, Wednesday

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Three teens were injured during a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon near Sidney, in Fremont County. Sheriff’s officials say a vehicle the teens were in was traveling south on 260th Avenue, just south of  200th Street at around 3:30-p.m., when the vehicle began to fishtail. The driver, 16-year old Kenna Nenneman, over-corrected and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll several times. Two passengers in the vehicle, 16-year old Autumn Graham and 15-year old Shay Sears, were not wearing their seat belts, and were ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say Nenneman was wearing her seat belt.

Nenneman and Sears were transported by ambulance to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, while Grahamn was flown by medical helicopter to a trauma center. The crash remains under investigation, but officials say alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Iowa DNR warns about water levels in rivers, lakes

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials want visitors to Iowa’s rivers and lakes over the Labor Day weekend to monitor low water levels. The state Department of Natural Resources says water levels are nearly identical to levels measured during last year’s drought. As a result, some paddlers and tubers could end up doing some walking. Officials say people should check stream flows to make sure the water can support a canoe, kayak or tube. It will ensure paddlers and tubers don’t get stuck with a much longer trip than they planned.