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Red Oak woman arrested again

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August 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A woman who has been arrested numerous times in Red Oak, was taken into custody again Tuesday evening. Red Oak Police report 45-year old Shelby JoAnn Olivares, of Red Oak, was arrested in the 500 block of E. Market Street at around 6-p.m. , for Contempt of Court/Failure to Appear on an original charge of Criminal Mischief. Olivares was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 cash bond.

Bird flu quarantine to be lifted on most affected Iowa farms

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August 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted. When bird flu was confirmed on a farm, a six-mile zone was established to control traffic. State officials said Tuesday 77 zones were set up but they are in the process of lifting 69 now. Once completed, officials say there will only be control zones remaining on six farms in Adair, Sioux and Wright counties.

Iowa lost 34 million birds to the bird flu outbreak. Officials say one of the first infected turkey farms – Brad Moline’s family farm in Manson – has restocked with new birds and Moline will host state and federal officials at a news conference on Monday to discuss the recovery process.

(Update) – Authorities confirm 1 dead, 1 injury in Shelby Co. rollover

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August 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5-a.m.) — A man was critically injured and a teenager died during a rollover accident Tuesday night, in Shelby County. Authorities say 17-year old Anna Eggerss, of rural Avoca, died, after being ejected from and pinned beneath an SUV that rolled over at around 8:30-p.m., west of Shelby. The driver of the SUV, 22-year old Eric Henley, of Shelby, was thrown about 60-feet from the vehicle as it rolled. He was listed in critical condition. He was taken to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan before being flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s trauma unit, in Omaha.

Officials say Henley was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer westbound on Shelby County Road F-66 near the intersection with Elmwood Road, when the vehicle topped a small hill, went out of control, swerved a few times before entering the south ditch, where it rolled several times. The accident remains under investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by crews from the Shelby Fire Dept., Medivac Ambulance and personnel with the Iowa State Patrol.

Pott. County man sentenced on sex abuse & indecent contact charges

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August 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for improperly touching two granddaughters of his former girlfriend. The Daily NonPareil reports 66-year old Gary D. Nixon plead guilty on July 30th, to one count of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent contact with a minor. Nixon will serve 10 years for the sexual abuse plea and two additional years for the indecent contact with a minor charge. Along with serving 12 years in prison, he will also have to participate in the sex offender’s treatment program and register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Nixon was arrested on Nov. 19, 2014. According to a criminal complaint, two granddaughters of his longtime companion told family members that Nixon put his hand under their clothes when the two girls were visiting their grandmother. The younger of the two victims told officials with the Department of Human Services that Nixon last touched her inappropriately on Christmas during her sixth-grade year in 2012. The younger victim told DHS officials that Nixon touched her “where she didn’t want to be touched” 10 to 12 times from 2009 to 2012.

After hearing about the sexual abuse of her two granddaughters, Nixon’s girlfriend of 20 years evicted him from the home. The state of Iowa originally charged Nixon with felony second-degree sexual abuse, which carries a 25-year prison sentence. In addition, he was originally charged with two counts of indecent contact with a minor, but his guilty plea dismissed one of the two charges and saved Nixon two years behind bars.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Aug. 5th 2015

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August 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two U.S. agencies say more than 380 people in 26 states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste. It’s the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection has been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which appears to have begun after May 1.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted. When bird flu was confirmed on a farm, a six-mile zone was established to control traffic. State officials said Tuesday 77 zones were set up but they are in the process of lifting 69 now. Once completed, officials say there will only be control zones remaining on six farms in Adair, Sioux and Wright counties. Iowa lost 34 million birds to the bird flu outbreak.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the restaurant. One identified himself as a Taco Bell employee. Officers entered the closed restaurant and found meth lab remnants in a utility area. The men were identified as 31-year-old Christopher Adam Matous and 56-year-old Kent Jerome Duby.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the restaurant early Tuesday. One identified himself as a Taco Bell employee. Officers entered the closed restaurant and found meth lab remnants in a utility area. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Adam Matous and 56-year-old Kent Jerome Duby, were arrested.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Colorado Springs woman in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found in a car in Iowa. The Gazette reports 22-year-old Bionca Rogers was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and murder after deliberation in the death of 61-year-old Grant Frazier. She was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Frazier was killed Feb. 16, 2014, in Colorado Springs, and his body was found nine days later in the trunk of his car in the parking lot of a Newton, Iowa, apartment complex. Rogers testified Friday that she drove to her hometown to give her family custody of her 4-year-old daughter. She said she stabbed Frazier because he was trying to rape her.

 

Rollover accident in Shelby County Tue. night

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August 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Rescue crews from Shelby, Avoca, and Harlan were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday night west of Shelby, at the intersection of F-66 and Elmwood Road. The crash was reported at around 8:30-p.m. According to dispatch reports, a man was reportedly thrown from the vehicle approximately 60-feet. A female victim of the crash was pinned under the vehicle, unconscious and not breathing. The male was transported from the scene to Myrtue Memorial Hospital, in Harlan.

Additional information is not currently available.

Shelby County road closed for culvert replacement

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August 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Shelby County say Zinnia Road, which is shared between Shelby and Audubon Counties, is closed for a culvert replacement project. The culvert is just north of the Dale Peterson residence at 526 Zinnia, the Lanny Olson residence at 3048 Zinnia, and Brad Baylis residence at 3056 Zinnia.

Officials say the area has many dirt, or Level B, roads. Considerable alternate route planning will be necessary for emergency personnel needing to respond to homes in the area. If you have any questions, contact the Shelby County Engineer’s Office at 712-755-5954.

Massena man arrested on Theft charge

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August 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, a Massena man was arrested Monday on a Theft charge. 34-year old Aaron Lee Latus was taken into custody for Theft in the 3rd Degree. Latus was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released today (Tuesday), on $2000 bond.

Iowa DOT launches the Iowa Statewide Park and Ride System website and interactive map

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August 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation has begun implementation of the Statewide Park and Ride System Plan. As a part of this implementation process, the Iowa DOT is launching its first statewide Park and Ride System website www.iowadot.gov/ParkRide and accompanying interactive map. The interactive map identifies the locations of state-owned and operated park and ride lots as well as amenity information.IA DOT

Park and ride lots can be used as places to park your car when connecting with car pools, van pools, and public transit. The Iowa DOT provides many park and ride lots throughout the state that are open to the public and free of charge. For more information on park and ride locations in your area, please visit the website at: www.iowadot.gov/ParkRide.

Hwy 6/7th Street Construction project update in Atlantic

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August 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa DOT District 4 Transportation Coordinator Scott Suhr, in Atlantic, provided an update today (Tuesday), on the Highway 6/7th Street construction project. Suhr says last week, the contractor completed the taper on the west end of the project and poured two intersections and completed some sidewalk work.

Plans for this week include paving from Cherry through Plum Streets tomorrow (Wednesday), which completes the pavement for the west bound lane and turn lane. Next, the contractor will begin paving the east bound lane, starting at Plum Street. They will continue paving west until they reach the west end of the project.

They will also continue pouring driveways and intersections between mainline pours.