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Mills County accident

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was transported to the hospital following an accident Saturday two-miles northeast of Henderson. Authorities say a 2012 Kia driven by Jamie Sayers, of Malvern, was traveling south on Highway 59 when Sayers’ car was hit by a 2010 GMC driven by Robert Larimer, of Bedford. The accident happened when Larimer failed to yield from a stop sign as he was traveling west on Brothers Avenue. Following the collision, the Kia entered the west ditch. Sayers was taken to the Red Oak Hospital by Macedonia Rescue.

8AM Newscast 12-09-2013

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December 9th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Elliott woman injured in Monday morning accident

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report an Elliott woman suffered unknown/possible injuries during a single-vehicle accident this (Monday) morning, west of Red Oak. 36-year old Kelley Ann Kinser was traveling west on Highway 34 at around 6:20-a.m. and attempted to pull into the slow lane to let another vehicle pass, when she lost control of her 2010 Dodge Avenger.

The car entered the north ditch, but did not sustain any damage. Kinser was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Red Oak Rescue. Red Oak Police and Red Oak Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Iowan saves 7 kids before van erupts into flames

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa baby sitter has saved seven children from a van that erupted into flames.  The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Friday about six miles southwest of Sioux Center.  Thirty-six-year-old Tara Dekkers was driving the 15-passenger van when she heard a sound like a backfire. She soon pulled over the van when it filled with smoke.

Dekkers quickly unloaded the children, who ranged in age from 1 to 7, before the van was engulfed. No injuries were reported.  The Sheriff’s Office says a mechanical failure caused the fire.

(Podcast) 7-a.m. News/Funeral Report: Mon., 12/9/13

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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Bluffs man arrested in Montgomery County

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man was arrested Sunday in Montgomery County. Officials say 29-year old Kenton Jarvis Schooling was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies, with the assistance of Red Oak Police. Schooling was taken into custody on a warrant for Contempt of Court for Failure to Pay fines.

He was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Tons of pork delivered to needy Iowans

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s largest pork producer is donating more than 23 tons of pork loin roasts to food banks and needy families this month. Jen Sorenson is coordinating the project for Iowa Select Farms, based in Iowa Falls. The company markets its pigs to JBS Swift located in Marshalltown. Sorenson says Iowa Select trucks are currently delivering more than 7,000 pork roasts to rural community food banks where Iowa Select operates its farms. “We buy the fresh pork loins from JBS in Marshalltown and we do all the deliveries ourselves,” Sorenson says.

The pork roasts are donated through Deb and Jeff Hanson’s charitable foundation. The Hansons own Iowa Select Farms. Sorenson says around 3,000 more pork loins will distributed during an event on December 18th at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. “We give away free pork loins to anyone in need,” Sorenson says.

Iowa Select Farms has more than 1,000 employees, with nearly 550 swine farms across the state. The company also contracts with roughly 350 farm families in Iowa.

(Radio Iowa)

Red Oak men arrested on theft charges

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say two men were arrested overnight on theft charges. Officials say 54-year old Ronald Lee Hall, of Red Oak, was arrested just after 11-p.m. Sunday at a residence on North Broadway Street, and charged with 5th degree theft. And, at around 12:30-a.m. Monday (today), 45-year old Raymond Lee Briggs, of Red Oak, was arrested. He was also charged with 5th degree theft. Briggs was taken into custody at a residence on East Grimes Street, in Red Oak.

Both men were being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center in $300 bond, each.

Iowa News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 9th 2013

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A section of Interstate 80 in Des Moines was closed for more than an hour yesterday morning because of a 20-car pileup caused by the weather, but officials were about to reopen the highway shortly before noon. No serious injuries were reported.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government hustles to fix the much-maligned insurance enrollment website, one Midwestern insurer is poking fun at the technical problems as it tries to lure away some potential customers. New television ads from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield launched recently in Iowa and South Dakota tell viewers that the government website isn’t “the only place to buy health insurance.”

TAMA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa are investigating a crash that killed two 21-year-old men when their vehicle slammed into a tree. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports a second man died from injuries sustained in the crash early Friday. Vernon Lasley of Tama and Dalton Youngbear of Toledo both died around 2:30 a.m. Friday in Montour, which is about 11 miles west of Tama.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Iowa will take on Number 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Iowa (8-4) will be making its fourth appearance in Orlando’s Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes last appeared following the 2008 season, when they beat South Carolina 31-10.

“Miracle on Ice” goalie talks about heart health with stop in Iowa

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One of the heroes of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team was in Iowa this past week. Jim Craig was the goalie on the gold medal winning team from Lake Placid, but his visit to Sioux City had nothing to do with hockey. Craig spoke to physicians and medical staff at St. Luke’s Unity Point Health Center about a heredity heart illness that claimed his father’s life — an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

“They call this the silent killer because it’s asystematic,” Craig said. “The things that happened with my father were really preventable. He had a massive heart attack at 48 years old, he had high blood pressure, and he had smoked. So, he had all the criteria for somebody to be screened. And yet, when he went in to the hospital, they thought it was kidney stones.” Craig said he’s raising awareness of the ailment that a medical test can now detect, and save a person’s life.

It’s a minimally invasive procedure,” Craig said. “It’s really simple. You’re in and out in a day and a half. If we can get people to be aware they’re likely to get it, if we can get them aware to be screened, and then they go in and have the surgery…it’s a piece of cake.” Craig has seven brothers and sisters and said one brother has been diagnosed with a similar aneurysm, but has received successful treatment. Craig said he keeps in touch with several of his former hockey teammates — many are now motivational speakers stemming from their Olympic experience.

(Radio Iowa)