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Engine problem forces flight to return to Omaha

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An American Airlines flight to Dallas had to return to Omaha shortly after takeoff because the pilot reported engine problems.  American Airlines flight 1349 landed safely in Omaha Tuesday morning. It originally took off from Omaha around 8:20 a.m.  It’s not clear how many people were aboard the plane.

Cass/Adair County Supervisor’s meetings tomorrow (Wed.)

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass and Adair County Boards of Supervisors will hold their regular weekly meetings Wednesday, in Atlantic and Greenfield, respectively. In Greenfield, the Adair County Board will receive a recap on the new Public Safety Center/Jail building, along with their monthly reports, and a 5th Judicial Annual report. Other business will include discussion and/or action on the E-911 addresses, a sponsored Research Agreement, and, work on the budget. In addition, the Adair County Supervisors will set the date for a public hearing on their budget. The meeting begins at 9-a.m.

In Atlantic, the Cass County Supervisors will meet at 1:30-p.m., instead of at their usual 9-a.m. time slot. The board will hear a report from the Cass County Fireman’s Association, and a related Request for Funding from the Emergency Management Association Budget, for fireman’s training. The Board will also hear a Secondary Roads update from the County Engineer, and possibly act on the appointment of a Pymosa Township Trustee. As time allows, they will also review the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 departmental budgets.

Traffic stop on I-80 nets 2 arrests, 13-lbs of pot and “baked goods”

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County at around Noon, Monday, resulted in the recovery of 13-pounds of marijuana, some questionable baked goods, and the arrest of two men. Pott. County Sheriff Jeff Danker told KJAN News this (Tuesday) morning, after Deputy Brian Miller pulled a Ford Mustang over for speeding on I-80 eastbound near the 7-mile marker, the deputy suspected the vehicles’ occupants were involved in the transportation of illegal narcotics.

When Miller’s k-9 partner Francisco conducted a “free-air” search around the car, the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the car, Miller found vacuum sealed bags of marijuana, amounting to 13-pounds, and some questionable baked goods, which he suspected contained marijuana as an ingredient.

Taken into custody on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver, Prohibited Acts, and Violation of the Drug Tax Stamp, was 20-year old Ryan Vardeman, of Pittsburgh, PA, and 25-year old Charles Thompson, of Huntington Park, CA. The men were being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail, pending a closed-circuit video appearance before the magistrate.

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Assault arrest in Red Oak

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested 27-year old Scott Jacob Cisar, Monday. Cisar, of Red Oak, was wanted on a warrant charging him with assault. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Iowa News Headlines….Tue., Feb. 7th 2012

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House panel has approved a bill allowing anyone to file a complaint with the attorney general’s office alleging a business is employing an illegal immigrant. The measure requires the attorney general, county attorneys and local police to investigate the complaints.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials are appealing a Polk County court decision ordering the state to list both members of a same-sex marriage as the parents of a now-two-year-old child. State officials say the January decision addresses children born to a lesbian mother who conceived through the use of an anonymous sperm donor, but doesn’t resolve cases of same-sex couples who conceive in other ways.

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say it appears there was no burglary at a business where a shooting happened in the western Iowa community of Onawa (AHN’-uh-wah). Officials say Darren Hieber initially told police he was shot in the leg Sunday night while interrupting a burglary at his business. Police now believe he was shot by an employee. No charges have been filed.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women face several charges for allegedly attacking employees during a shoplifting incident at a grocery store in Des Moines. Police say several workers were injured in the fight Saturday at Dahl’s Foods. Karolann Harris and Marie Harris are charged with first-degree robbery, willful injury, criminal mischief and assault.

Riverside Bond & Glenwood RPS votes today

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Patrons of the Oakland-Riverside and Glenwood School Districts will be heading to the polls today for different reasons. In the Oakland-Riverside District, voters will decide on whether or not to approve a $13.3 million bond issue for construction of a new K-through-12 building.

The facility would replace the district’s three separate buildings, in Oakland, Carson, and Macedonia, with one building to house students in all grades. It would be built on approximately 70 acres of land located a mile south of Oakland. With the sales tax bonds and cash on hand, the project’s total cost is $21,608,000.

A similar referendum failed last year when it received only 53 percent of the vote. The measure must receive a 60 percent super majority, in order for it to pass. Polls are open at the Oakland and Carson Community Centers and Macedonia City Hall Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters in the Glenwood School District are facing a decision on whether to renew the district’s revenue purpose statement (or, RPS), which allows for the expenditures of revenues from the statewide local option sales tax. Approval of the referendum by a simple majority would extend the statement for another 16 years. The current RPS is set to expire next year. The state’s penny sale tax law sunsets in 2029. School officials have said they would use the funds to reduce the district’s debt.

The polls are open at the Glenwood American Legion Building from noon to 8 p.m.

Police say employee shot Iowa business owner

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are still trying to unravel a shooting in Onawa. Officials say 32-year-old Darren Hieber initially told police he was shot in the leg Sunday night while interrupting a burglary at his business. Police now believe Hieber was shot by an employee. Assistant Monona County Attorney Christyne Martens says that it appears there was no burglary. She says authorities also don’t believe a confrontation or altercation preceded the shooting. Martens says no charges have been filed and no additional suspects are being sought. Hieber was taken to Burgess Health Center in Onawa. The hospital could not provide information on his condition.

Passenger rail study announced from Chicago, through Iowa, to Omaha

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 6, 2012 – The Federal Railroad Administration, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), is kicking off the Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System Planning Study. The Iowa DOT will host an online, self-directed, open house meeting beginning Feb. 13, 2012, available at www.iowadot.gov/chicagotoomaha.

The online open house will be the first opportunity for the public to participate in the study, which is intended to: Evaluate potential route alternatives; Evaluate levels of service and ridership; Analyze environmental impacts; and, Determine a preferred Chicago to Omaha passenger rail route alternative.

Tamara Nicholson, Iowa DOT director of the Office of Rail Transportation, said “Potential improvements to the passenger rail system from Chicago, through Iowa, to Omaha will help complete the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative’s vision for developing an improved and expanded passenger rail system in the Midwest. The study will be a major step in assessing the viability of a high-speed, regional passenger rail system for Iowa and the Midwest.”

Comments can be submitted at the online open house. Meeting materials and a comment form can also be downloaded at www.iowadot.gov/chicagotoomaha/ and mailed to: Tamara Nicholson, director, Office of Rail Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. For those without Internet access, meeting materials and a comment form may be requested by calling 800-488-7119.

For more information, visit the study’s website or call the toll-free comment line at 800-488-7119.