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Sioux City area schools plan for influx with new pork plant

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The new pork processing plant planned for Sioux City is two years away, but area schools have already started planning for the possible surge in enrollment. The Sioux City Journal reports the $264 million Seaboard Triumph Food plant is expected to employ more than 1,000 people when it opens in 2017. Sioux City Superintendent Paul Gausman says his district is expecting between 200 and 500 additional students.

Gausman says the district plans to study its needs closely over the next year to determine if any schools should be expanded and when new schools will be needed. Several other area districts, including the Sergeant Bluff-Lupton, Bishop Heelan Catholic and South Sioux City districts had expansion projects in the works before the pork plant was announced that will help with growth.

Deflated tire causes motorcycle accident in Fremont County

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A deflated tire on a motorcycle caused an accident Saturday morning on Interstate 29, in Fremont County. The Iowa State Patrol says the 2003 Suzuki driven by 49-year old Phillip W. Gordon, of Omaha, was traveling south on I-29 near Exit 15, when a tire went down, causing the bike to sway. The cycle toppled onto its side, tossing Gordon, and his passenger, 47-year old Lori Moore, also of Omaha. The pair slid on the shoulder of the road, while the cycle came to rest in the area between the off-ramp to Exit 15, and the Interstate.

Gordon was transported by helicopter to Creighton Hospital, while Moore was taken by Sidney Rescue to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Nebraska. A report on their conditions was not released. The accident happened at around 10-a.m., Saturday.

Denison man arrested on drug charges

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports a traffic stop conducted Wednesday near the fairgrounds in Denison resulted in a drug-related arrest. During the traffic stop, the K9 “Bayou” alerted to the vehicle and a search was conducted of the vehicle. Found in the vehicle was Methaphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia all items were seized for evidence. Charged was 24 year old Sean Anthony Ingvall of Denison, for Possession of Marijuana/3rd offense, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ingvall’s bond was set at $2000.

And, on Friday,a man from Denison was arrested on Theft and other charges, after officers with the Denison Police Department were called to search for an individual that had stolen items from the Wal-Mart Store, in Denison. Upon arrival officers observed the suspect flee and were unable to locate him. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was called to assist in the search.

The K9 unit was able to locate some of the stolen property, and the male suspect. 24- year old Nathan Herrin, of Denison, was arrested for Theft 5th degree, trespassing, public intoxication, and interference with official acts. His bond was set at $1000.

Corning man arrested on drug charges Sat. morning

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early Saturday morning northeast of Coberg, in Montgomery County, resulted in the arrest of a man from Adams County. Sheriff’s officials say 25-year old Adam John Cross, of Corning, was arrested at around 1:50-a.m. after his Ford F-150 pickup was pulled over at the intersection of 250th Street and I Avenue.

During the stop, a Montgomery County k9 was deployed, and alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. A search of the pickup resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Cross was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges that include Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and OWI/Drugged – 1st offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

High Speed chase ends in an arrest early this morning in Cass County

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A chase in Cass County that began with a traffic stop, ended with one person being taken into custody early this morning. Details of the event have not been released, but according to scanner traffic, the chase began when the driver of a pickup failed to stop for speeding 95 in a 55 zone.

The driver lead a Cass County Deputy on a wild chase that included many County roads and ended up in a farm field. Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol also assisted in the pursuit, which ended at around 1:45-a.m.

Additional information will be released when it’s available.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, May 31st 2015

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Martin O’Malley promptly brought his Democratic presidential campaign to Iowa, offering himself to voters in the leadoff caucus state as a leader who will create jobs and opportunity. O’Malley spoke to more than 50 people crowded into a union hall in Davenport Saturday afternoon.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The three rural Iowa counties targeted in a federal lawsuit by a Des Moines water utility have filed a response denying that they contribute to high nitrate levels in rivers. The Des Moines Register reports that Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties submitted the response on May 22nd. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says the three counties should be required to obtain federal water pollution discharge permits because they release nitrate pollutants into rivers much like regulated factories.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested an Iowa City man accused of using a blowtorch to cut locks in two separate burglaries. The Press-Citizen reports that 30-year-old Brent Lothridge was arrested Thursday. Police say he entered a construction site on May 8th and used a blowtorch to cut into a tool chest. He was being held Saturday at the Muscatine County Jail on $10,000 bond.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Matt Hall struck out 11 over eight innings and Missouri State advanced to the championship round of the Springfield Regional with a 5-3 win over Iowa Saturday night. Reliever Ryan Erickson took the loss for Iowa, which plays Oregon in an elimination game today.

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3 arrested after search warrant executed in Red Oak

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May 30th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Three individuals were arrested in Red Oak Friday evening after Red Oak Police executed a search warrant.  At 4:25pm Friday Red Oak Police officers executed the search warrant at 502 East Coolbaugh Street Apartment #3 resulting in the arrest of 20-year-0ld Cole Ryan Kier of Red Oak.  Kier was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Kier was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 cash bond.  Also arrested were 23-year-old Aaron Gar Nelson of Red Oak and 25-year-old Dnae Christine Mcconahay of Malvern both for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Nelson and Mcconahay were released on citation.

Iowa reports probable bird flu at Wright, Sac county farms

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May 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say two more probable cases of bird flu have been found at farms in Iowa. The state agriculture department announced Friday that the avian influenza has been detected at a Wright County farm where about 400,000 chickens are being raised and at a Sac County turkey farm with about 42,000 birds.

Initial testing was positive for the bird flu and samples have been sent to a federal lab in Ames for confirmation. If confirmed, the birds will be euthanized. The two cases Friday followed the Thursday announcement that a turkey farm with 17,000 birds in Hamilton County had tested positive for the disease.

The agriculture department says the virus has infected poultry at farms with more than 26 million birds.

Iowa politicians criticize proposed ethanol rules

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May 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa leaders are criticizing a proposal from the Obama administration that would reduce the amount of ethanol blended in U.S. gasoline. Iowa leads the nation in producing ethanol, a fuel additive made mostly from corn. Under the proposal released Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of ethanol blended in to gasoline will increase, but not by as much as originally required by law.

Still, the agency didn’t decrease the standards as much as it had proposed in 2013. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad — who has lobbied aggressively for maintaining a strong standard — says in a statement that he was disappointed, but noted that the EPA made slight increases from a previous proposal. Sen. Joni Ernst says in a statement that “we can and must do better.”