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Two Council Bluffs women reported missing

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in finding two Council Bluffs women. Nineteen-year-old Sakadee Donyen and 25-year-old Amra Dupanovic were reported to the agency as missing persons on Sunday. Authorities have not released any other details about the circumstances of their disappearance or if the two cases are even related. No photos of the women are immediately available. Donyen is described as a black woman five foot three inches tall, weighing 165 pounds. Dupanovic is described as a black woman five feet nine inches tall, weighing 190 pounds. Authorities advise anyone who might see either individual to not take any action, other than taking note of relevant information and immediately contacting the Iowa Department of Public Safety at 800-346-5507.

(Chuck Morris/Radio Iowa)

Vehicles stolen and/or vandalized in Guthrie Center

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie Center Police Department is asking for your help in catching the person or persons responsible for the theft and use of two vehicles and damage to nine other vehicles. The incidents occurred within the Guthrie Center city limits early Saturday morning. Two vehicles, which were taken and used without the owners’ consent, were later located. Officials say most of the property taken from the other vehicles was also later recovered. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the crimes should contact the Guthrie Center Police Department.

8AM Newscast 01-07-2013

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January 7th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Services held for western Iowa train crash victim

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Harrison County teen who was critically injured last October when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train, died from his injuries, and was buried last Friday. According to the Council Bluffs NonPareil, services were held Friday for 16-year old Jason Hoffman, of Dunlap.

The Iowa State Patrol said Hoffman was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southeast on Remsen Street the morning of October 4th, when he failed to yield to a westbound train at the Canadian Northern railroad track, in the Dunlap City limits. The collision forced the pickup into the southwest ditch. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Lincoln, NE., on December 30th.

Hoffman was a sophomore at Boyer Valley High School. He was active in football, basketball and track.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 7th 2013

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are re-examining state personnel rules after a newspaper investigation revealed that 33 state employees who were fired returned to work for the state in the past five years. The Des Moines Register examined the records of 328 state employees fired for just-cause in the past five years. The paper reports that Iowa conservation officer is still working even after being fired twice for alcohol-related offenses.

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — A police officer is recovering after being stabbed with a screwdriver while trying to break up an assault in northeast Iowa. The Allamakee County Sheriff’s office says Waukon Police Officer Chad Dugan was hurt late Saturday while responding to an assault report. Authorities say a 60-year-old man stabbed Dugan with a screwdriver when Dugan entered the home. After a struggle, the 60-year-old was arrested. Dugan was treated at a local hospital and released.

COGGON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man who was killed in a snowmobile crash near Cedar Rapids late Friday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department said yesterday that Aaron Greif of Central City died when the snowmobile hit a field fence just east of the Cedar Rapids suburb of Coggan.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists, part of another stellar offensive performance from Number 2 Michigan in a 95-67 win over Iowa yesterday. Devyn Marble scored 14 points for the Hawkeyes in Ann Arbor.

Red Oak Police Dept. activity report

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest Sunday, of 22-year-old James Corey Dolph. The Red Oak man was taken into custody on a warrant out of Montgomery County for a probation violation. Dolph also faces a charge of assault with the intent to injure, a peace officer. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $25,000 cash bond.

On Saturday, Red Oak Police arrested Tanya Michelle Danick. The 38-year old Red Oak woman was being held in the Montgomery County jail after being stopped just before midnight, Saturday, and taken into custody for driving while revoked and failure to provide proof of insurance. Her bond was set at $1,000.

And, the Red Oak P-D says three teens were cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age. The three were identified as 18-year-old Torri Huerta, of Griswold, 18-year-old Cody Benjamin Johnson, of Stanton, and Brent Edward Hanson, of Villisca.

All three were cited and released.

Combine vandalism under investigation in Page County

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Clarinda are investigating an incident of vandalism, which was reported to authorities on Friday. Officials say Barker Implement reported windows had been broken out of two combines that were on the dealership’s property, for servicing and repair. A dollar amount of the damage was not available, and no arrests have been made.

Bedford man arrested on sexual assault charge last week

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reported this past weekend, the arrest last week of a Bedford man on a sexual assault charge, and the arrest of a Clarinda man on a separate charge of assault.

On Monday, Dec. 31st,. authorities charged 18-year old Keven Daniel Harris, of Bedford, with one count of felony sexual abuse of a child. The charge stems from an investigation that began in April 2012, during which it was alleged Harris had inappropriate sexual contact with a nine-year old female. Harris was taken into custody by officers with the Bedford Police Department, following the issuance of an arrest warrant. Harris was being held without bond in the Page County Jail pending an appearance before the magistrate. His preliminary hearing was set for 1:30-p.m. Wed., Jan. 9th.

And, last Friday, Jan. 4th, 18-year old Jason Lovell Congress, of Clarinda, was charged with misdemeanor assault resulting in bodily injury. The teen was taken into custody at the Clarinda Academy, following an investigation into the assault of a 16-year old student, who suffered a broken jaw during the incident. Congress was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond, pending an initial appearance before the magistrate.

Farm theft investigation leads to 2 arrests

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into a theft from a farm east of Hamburg has resulted in two arrests. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday, 33-year old Christopher Lynn Rakes, of Riverton, and 46-year old David Mark Hilgerson, of Shenandoah, were both taken into custody on charges of 1st degree theft.The men were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $10,000 bond each.

The charges stem from an investigation into the October theft of grain bin fan motors from the Mike Stenzel farm at 3263 300th Street, in Fremont County. 12 electric motors, and 12 aluminum fan blades, valued at $11,000 altogether, were taken.