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Frederickson Foundation gives $500 to Wounded Warriors Fund

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund has announced proceeds of donations from the issuance of movie tickets in Atlantic have been donated to wounded warriors. Fund spokesperson Melanie Petty says they worked to help bring “The Hornet’s Nest” movie to the Atlantic Theatre for a week in June.

200 tickets were purchased by the Fund with most of them given away to veterans. Other tickets were given away to the public with a suggested donation to The Wounded Warriors Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/).

Nate Allen (Center) and Mike Boettcher (right) are pictured with Darrin and Melanie Petty.

Nate Allen (Center) and Mike Boettcher (right) are pictured with Darrin and Melanie Petty.

Nate Allen (who is featured in the movie) and award winning journalist and war correspondent Mike Boettcher who’s work is featured during the film, attended the movie’s premier in Atlantic,  and were able to accept a $500 donation to the Wounded Warriors fund.

Petty says the Frederickson Foundation wants to thank everyone who attended the documentary and supported our troops with their generous donations.

Charges filed in connection stolen property in Guthrie County

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Guthrie County report charges have been filed against two men in connection with the discovery of stolen property recovered during an investigation in Stuart. Authorities say as a result of the investigation, Joseph Leonard Leclair Jr. of Stuart and Justin Edward Polson, of Des Moines, face felony charges that include Criminal Mischief 2″‘ Degree, Possession of Stolen Property (Motor Vehicle related) and Theft in the 2°’ Degree.

Polson was also charged with Theft in 4th Degree -a Serious Misdemeanor, being a Prohibited Person (Felon) in Possession of a Firearm (A Class D Felony), Alteration or Changing of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – also a Class D Felony, Carrying Weapons – a Serious Misdemeanor, Driving While Barred – an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine – 2″‘ Offense – also an Aggravated Misdemeanor and various traffic offenses.

Polson was being held at the Guthrie County Jail on $300 cash bond, while warrants are pending issuance on Joseph Leonard Leclair, Jr. Officials say on May 28th, deputies with the Guthrie County Sheriffs Office searched a property located at 112 1/2 North Gaines St. in Stuart, and located numerous illegal items.

During the search, the Guthrie County Sheriff s deputies located a motorcycle reported stolen out of Des Moines, on May 14th, 2014. Also located were stolen tools from a vehicle burglary in Des Moines,  on May 15th, 2014. In addition to locating the stolen property, deputies located a small quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm.

The Guthrie County Sheriffs Office was assisted by local,county and federal agencies in various capacities during the investigation of this case.

Body found in Mo. River in Mills County

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos reports an investigation is underway into the discovery of a decomposed body found in the Missouri River Tuesday afternoon. The remains – apparently those of a man – were located in the river south of the Plattsmouth Bridge at around 4:47-p.m.

The body was sent to the Douglas County, NE. Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. The Iowa DCI is assisting in the investigation. No other details are available.

(Update) Hogs die in Dallas County semi rollover accident

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say more than 200 pigs are dead after a semi rolled over in Dallas County, near the Guthrie County line.  Lt. Adam Infante with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office told KJAN News the accident happened at around 12:50-a.m. Wednesday (Today) in the 2100 block of Beaumont Avenue, southeast of Yale, when the driver of a semi missed a curve in the road causing the vehicle to rollover into a ditch.

The semi was hauling 750-pigs. Most of them survived, and exact number of the hogs that died was not immediately known, although early reports indicated as many was 223 of the animals perished in the crash. The unidentified driver of the semi was injured and transported to a hospital in Des Moines.

Authorities and others remained on the scene late Wednesday morning removing the animals and the wreckage. An investigation into the accident was underway, and additional details aren’t expected to be released until later.

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Harrison County man sentenced on Meth charge

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa report a Harrison County man was sentenced to nine-years in prison Tuesday for his role in the distribution of meth. 52-year old Arthur J. Hulett, of  Missouri Valley, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 108 months in prison, plus six years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment, on the charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt reports Hulett plead guilty to the offense on Feb. 6th. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by law enforcement into the distribution of methamphetamine in and around Harrison County. The investigation revealed that methamphetamine was being distributed by Hulett and subsequently transported from Harrison County into counties in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska.

The investigation was conducted by the Missouri Valley Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, the Burt County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the United States Marshal’s Service. The case was prosecuted by the U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Crawford County woman arrested on drug charges Wed. morning

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Crawford County report one person was arrested on drug charges early this (Wednesday) morning following the search of a home in Manilla. Officers with Manilla Police Department and deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 541 3rd Street in Manilla, and as a result of the investigation, discovered and seized nearly 1 ounce of methamphetamine.

Authorities say 36-year old Angela Bandow, of Manilla, was faces felony charges that include 2 counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and 2 counts of Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. She also faces a simple misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge.

Bandow was being held without bond in the Crawford County Jail. Assisting in the investigation were deputies with the Monona County Sheriff’s Office, officers with the Onawa Police Department and members of the Iowa State Patrol.

Guilty verdict in Pott. County fatal stabbing

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A jury in Pottawattamie County, Tuesday, rendered a verdict in the case of a man charged in connection with a 2003 murder in Council Bluffs. The Daily NonPareil reports 36-year old James Cain Harris was found guilty of first-degree murder. The jury took almost seven hours to decide Harris’ fate  for his role in the stabbing death of Nelson Alvarez-Hernandez on July 31, 2003. Harris faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sentencing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 20.

On July 31, 2003, Alvarez-Hernandez had given Harris a ride from an Omaha bar to Council Bluffs, where the victim eventually pulled his vehicle over at 1613 S. 13th St. The night ended with Alvarez-Hernandez stabbed to death just outside the door to the home, after an apparent robbery attempt.

After months of investigation, the case went cold in the fall of 2003, then was briefly reopened in 2006 before going cold again. In September 2013, a DNA hit connected blood from a $5 found at the scene to Thomas J. Sanchez, 47, of La Vista, Neb. Sanchez’s arrest rekindled an investigation into the murder, which led detectives to zero in on Harris, who multiple people said was involved in the crime, including his brother.

The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force arrested Harris in March of this year.The prosecution offered Harris a plea deal, first-degree robbery, which would’ve brought a 25-year prison term. With good behavior, he could have gotten out after 17 1/2 years, but Harris decided to take his chances with a jury.

Des Moines Diocese places former s.w. IA priest on leave

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July 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The bishop of the Des Moines Diocese has placed a former southwest Iowa priest on indefinite administrative leave after finding a decades-old allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was credible. The diocese said in a news release on Monday that Bishop Richard Pate has placed the Rev. Howard Fitzgerald on leave while the matter is forwarded to the Vatican. The Daily NonPareil reports Fitzgerald has served at several locations in southwest Iowa – most recently at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Glenwood from 2011-13. He also served at St. Albert High School from 1978-83 and at St. Peter’s Church and St. Francis Worship Center from 1986-90.

While on leave, Fitzgerald can’t function publicly as a priest. Pate also has asked him to not wear clerical garb. During the investigation, Pate had asked Fitzgerald to step aside from his responsibilities at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianola, Immaculate Conception Parish in St. Marys and at Simpson College.

Pates says he’s apologized to the victim. Officials say they have notified local law enforcement where the abuse allegedly occurred.