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Officials remind Iowa drivers of school bus law

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August 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With a new school year starting, Iowa drivers are being reminded of a new school bus safety law. “Kadyn’s Law” is named for Kadyn Halverson, a 7-year-old girl who was hit by a pickup and killed last year while walking to her bus. Aaron Gunderson, of Northwood, was sentenced in January to 15 years for her death. Cedar Rapids mother Mandy Norris tells The Gazette of Cedar Rapids that she and her two children live on a busy corner where the school bus stops, so she’s thankful for the new law. The law increases penalties for failure to slow for a bus with flashing lights or stop when the stop arm is extended. Injuring or killing a child under those conditions carries more severe penalties.

Weekend arrests in Clarinda

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August 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reports one arrest took place this weekend, and there were two reported incidents of vandalism. Police Chief Keith Brothers said Sunday, that on Saturday, August 11th, two residents on Tarkio Street, reported that unknown persons had vandalized their mailboxes sometime during the night. The damage was estimated at $100 altogether

On Sunday, August 12th, Clarinda Police responded to a report of a fight in progress at 309 E. Garfield Street.  When officers arrived at around 1:20-a.m., they learned that two males had been involved in an altercation at the residence. Officers were able to restore order and no arrests were made.

And, on Friday, August 10th, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 315 E. Logan Street. When they arrived, a 41- year old female who resides at the residence alleged that she had been assaulted by 36-year old William Ray Phillips, of Clarinda.  Phillips was arrested on suspicion of simple misdemeanor domestic abuse assault. He was taken to the Page County Jail and held without bond, pending an appearance before a Page County Magistrate. The female victim did not sustain any injuries as a result of the assault and did not require medical attention.

Stanton Man Arrested on Child Endangerment Charge

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August 12th, 2012 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Stanton man Sunday morning.  At about 9:40, 30-year-old Sean Alan Kinsley of Stanton was arrested on a child endangerment charge following an incident in the 500 block of Prairie Ave in Stanton.  Kinsley was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $2,000 bond.

7AM Newscast 08-11-2012

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August 11th, 2012 by admin

w/ Brett Johnson

2 Arrests in Montgomery Co. Friday

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August 11th, 2012 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two men were arrested Friday on unrelated charges..

On Friday evening at about 7:15, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Christopher L Young of Glenwood on a warrant charging him with probation violation.  He was transported from the Pottawattamie County Jail to the Montgomery County Jail and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

Also Friday evening at about 10:40, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two deputies observed a man walking north on Highway 71 at High Street in Villisca.  When 30-year-old Randy Buck Evans Jr of Red Oak saw the deputies he fled into traffic on Highway 71 where he was nearly hit by a truck.  There was a brief foot pursuit through a  cornfield before Evans was apprehended.  Evans faces charges of interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance meth.  He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Saturday Morning Iowa Headlines

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August 11th, 2012 by admin

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – During a summer of drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa’s corn crop likely will plunge 19 percent below last year’s production. A USDA report released today says the yield is forecast at 141 bushels an acre, which would be the lowest figure since 1997. Soybean production is forecast at 406 million bushels, which would be nearly 13 percent under last year’s figure.

JEWELL, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa firefighter injured while battling flames in a house has been hospitalized in Iowa City. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Robert Hagen fell into the house basement on Thursday and debris fell on top of him. A passer-by in the central Iowa town of Jewell reported the fire around 12:30 p.m. Hagen was taken to hospitals in Ames and Des Moines before being transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) – A 27-year-old Burlington woman has pleaded guilty to a theft charge and been sentenced to up to ten years in prison. The Muscatine Journal reports that Barbara Meaderds had made a deal with prosecutors. They dropped forgery and other charges in exchange for her plea on Thursday.

HINTON, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa construction company has been sued over an explosion of natural gas that followed a pipeline rupture in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports that the lawsuit was filed by the pipeline owner, Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha, Nebraska against DeRocher Construction of Le Mars.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Department of Natural Resources says the release of orange, iron-laden cooling water has killed an unknown number of fish in Mason City. The agency reports today that the water came from a Golden Grain plant, where investigators determined too much sulfuric acid was added to a cooling system. The DNR couldn’t count how many fish were killed because the water remained so discolored.

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was found in an eastern Iowa home. Police identified the woman today as Crystal Newman. Officers were called to a domestic dispute at the Burlington residence around 2 a.m. yesterday.

3 injured in Pottawattamie County accident Friday afternoon

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August 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Three people were injured during a collision between a van and a truck this (Friday) afternoon, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says two Harrisburg, South Dakota residents were transported by Neola Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, following the crash on Interstate 80 eastbound, near Minden. Officials say a Ford Van driven by 46-year old Kimberly Martens, of Harrisburg, was in the right lane  and merged to the left lane to pass emergency vehicles which were putting out a grass fire. When the vehicles in front of her began to slow down, a 2003 Ford truck, driven by 36-year old Dennis Mohr, Jr., of Carroll, ran into the back of the van. Both drivers were able to move their vehicles to the right shoulder after the impact. Mohr was injured in the mishap but refused transport to the hospital. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt. Martens, and her passenger, 17-year old Babbi Martens, were wearing their seat belts, but required transportation to Mercy for treatment of their injuries. The accident happened at around 1:10-p.m.

Clarinda Police Report for Friday, Aug. 10th 2012

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August 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers today (Friday) released a report of recent activity in his department. Brothers say 37-year old Tabitha Louise Hamilton, of Clarinda, was arrested Thursday evening, on an arrest warrant for fourth degree theft by means of shoplifting. The warrant was issued as the result of an investigation into a shoplifting incident at Alco last week. Hamilton was taken to the Page County Jail on held on $650 bond,  pending an initial appearance before the Page County Magistrate Court.

On Wednesday, August 8th police in Clarinda responded to a reported disturbance at the Maplewood Trailer Court on south 10th Street.  When officers arrived late that evening, a 16-year old white male juvenile who had been staying at the residence was creating a disturbance with other occupants. Officers were able to restore order and the juvenile was picked up by a relative.

The Clarinda P-D also investigated three incidents of vandalism this past week. On Wednesday, Joshua Bedsworth reported that a passenger door on a vehicle he owns had been kicked by a person and that the door sustained dent. Damage to the door is estimated at $100.00. The incident remains under investigation.

On Thursday, Clarinda resident Alan Schenck reported that someone had stolen a United States Flag and mounting pole from in front of a building that Schenck owns on north 15th Street, sometime between July 24-25th. The flag assembly’s estimated value is $50.00. The incident remains under investigation. That same day,Michael Worrell reported that someone had injected a substance believed to be super glue into the lock assembly of Worrell’s apartment on north 16th St. Damage to the lock assembly is estimated to be $25.00. That incident also remains under investigation.

 

USDA expects drop in Iowa corn, soybean crops

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August 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – During a summer of drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa’s corn crop likely will plunge 19 percent below last year’s production. The crop is forecast at nearly 1.92 billion bushels, based on Aug. 1 conditions.  A USDA report released Friday says the yield is forecast at 141 bushels an acre, which would be the lowest figure since 1997.  Soybean production is forecast at 406 million bushels, which would be nearly 13 percent under last year’s figure.  Soybean yield is forecast at 43 bushels an acre, which would be 7.5 bushels under last year.

Mills County arrest report

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August 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Mills County report a Villisca woman was arrested Tuesday. 30-year old Erin Catherine Hansen was taken into custody for Failure to Appear on a Controlled Substance charge. Hansen was being held in the Mills County Jail on $50,000 bond. And, 39-year old Michelle Marie Pardew, of Malvern, was arrested Thursday, on warrants for three counts of Forgery, and Theft in the 5th degree.  Her bond was set at $5,300.