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Senator says premiums delaying health expansion

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa senator says federal approval for an expansion of low income health care has been held up due to debate over premiums in the plan. Des Moines Democrat Jack Hatch says Monday that he has spoken with federal officials about Iowa’s application. Iowa needs a waiver enabling the state to receive more federal Medicaid money for the proposed Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, a new health insurance program which would cover up to 150,000 residents.

Hatch says federal authorities are concerned about the use of premiums. Under the plan, the state would start charging some people small monthly premiums in 2015, though they would be waived if they complete certain health goals. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad says the Legislature approved the plan and that it will improve health outcomes.

MI man dies in Adair County crash Monday morning

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A 21-year old Michigan man was killed in a crash between a car and a semi on Interstate 80 in Adair County, Monday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says Jeremiah Keller, of Cadillac, MI, died at the scene of the crash about one-mile east of Stuart. Authorities say he was wearing a seat belt.

Officials say Keller’s 1998 Buick Bonneville was traveling west on I-80 at around 9:05-a.m., when the wheels slipped off onto the shoulder. The man overcorrected, sending the car into the median and eastbound lanes of traffic, where it was hit broadside by a 2008 Peterbilt semi that was passing another vehicle.

Following the collision, both the semi and car slid into the south ditch. The driver of the semi, 60-year old J-D Khabir, of LaVista, NE, was not injured.

Massena man arrested on drug charges Friday

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County report the arrest on Friday of a Massena man. 55-year old Dennis Charles Bagshaw, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving Under Suspension. Bagshaw was taken to the Cass County Jail where was released later that day on $2300 bond.

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2 arrested on drug charges in Fremont County

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested Sunday evening on drug charges in Fremont County, after authorities investigated suspicious activity in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. Sheriff’s officials say 22-year old Dakota Lee Standley, of Hamburg, and 25-year old Michael Allen Frakes, of Nebraska City, NE, were arrested shortly after 6:30-p.m. The pair were taken into custody at the Wendy’s parking lot near the junction of I-29 and Highway 2.

Standley was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, while Frakes was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $50,000 cash bond, each.

MPEDC seeks award nominees

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December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation say they are currently accepting nominations for the Guy Powell Award- recognizing excellence in leadership and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership Development region. The MPEDC serves Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie Counties.

Guy Powell, past president of the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation and active volunteer on the board of many other area organizations, was passionate about local and regional economic development. He was a strong believer in the region’s potential. In recognition of his life-long dedication, commitment, and service, the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation has created the Guy Powell Award.

Businesses and individuals who are members in Midwest Partnership Development Corporation are encouraged to nominate individuals who stand out as outstanding leaders in this area of west central Iowa, and who work to make it a more economically vital place to live, work, and play.

Those submitting nominations should consider: the nominee’s Vision, Leadership, Courage and Impact. The deadlines to submit nominations in Jan. 10th, 2014. For more information, go to www.westcentraliowausa.com.

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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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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