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Tractor-trailer rollover near Adair blocks I-80 EB

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Traffic is backed-up past the Cass-Adair County line early this (Wed.) morning due to a semi tractor-trailer rollover accident about 1.5-miles west of Adair, at around the 74.4 mile marker of Interstate 80 eastbound. The accident was reported at around 5:30-a.m. Both lanes of the interstate eastbound are completely blocked. Authorities were re-routing traffic south into Anita off I-80 at Exit 70 (Anita/Highway 148).  Traffic will then take White Pole Road (G-30) east to Exit 75 past and back onto I-80 eastbound.

The International semi was hauling paper towels and other, non-hazardous materials. The 42-year old driver from Nebraska was being checked out by medics.

No other details are currently available.

2 arrests in Montgomery County Wed. morning

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two men were arrested early this (Wednesday) morning, on separate charges. A little after 2-a.m., deputies arrested 59-year old Fredrick Clifton Welsch, of Elliott, in Elliott. Welsch was taken into custody on a valid Montgomery County warrant for Harassment in the 3rd degree. He was being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

And, at around 12:50-a.m., deputies in Montgomery County, assisted by Red Oak Police, arrested 42-year old James Donald Uhlmann, Jr., of Red Oak, in Red Oak. Uhlmann was taken into custody on a valid Montgomery County warrant for Violation of Probation. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $20,000 bond.

1 injured during fire at a Bluffs casino

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

People on at least six floors of the Harrah’s Council Bluffs hotel/casino were evacuated early this (Wednesday) morning, when a fire erupted in the kitchen on the 12th-floor of the restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reports thick smoked filled at least two floors of the casino on the western edge of the city, and a light haze drifted through other floors. Authorities said a 24-year-old security guard at the hotel was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Thirty-one rooms on the 10th and 11th floors of the hotel and casino were occupied. The fire in the restaurant, Harrah’s 360 Steakhouse, was reported about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Runoff election to be held in Glenwood Dec. 1st

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

As baseball great Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”  So it goes in Glenwood, where a runoff election will be held for three city positions, including the mayor. The Daily NonPareil reports the results of the Nov. 3rd election for mayor, an at-large council seat and the Ward 2 council seat did not meet the threshold of 50-percent plus one, as required by ordinance, in Glenwood.

Each of the races featured three candidates. The top two finishers from the general election will compete in a special election scheduled for Dec. 1st. In the Nov. 3 general election, Brian Tackett received 37.93 percent of the vote for mayor, finishing ahead of Jessie Lundvall, who received 31.41 percent. Darcey Butts finished third with 30.22 percent. In Ward 2, incumbent Craig Florian received 41.43 percent, Laura Kuhl 32.86 percent and Todd Haggstrom 25.71 percent. For an at-large seat, Dan McComb finished with 43.85 percent of the vote, compared to 39.43 percent for Ryan Roenfeld. Joe Sainto finished third with 15.93 percent.

Jeremy Wade Rodman, who collected 94.78 percent of the vote running unopposed in Ward 1 in the city’s only other municipal contest, is not subject to the runoff.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., 11/11/15

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A transgender woman has filed a complaint against a hotel in central Iowa, accusing staff of discriminating against her because of her gender identity and race. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Tuesday with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on behalf of 23-year-old Meagan Taylor.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carly Fiorina praised Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the latest Republican presidential candidates’ debate. The businesswoman was the only one of the 12 candidates over the two GOP debates Tuesday in Milwaukee to mention Walker, who had been in the race until seven weeks ago.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says he’s faced lies about his life story as part of what he suggests is unprecedented scrutiny. Several aspects of Carson’s biography have recently come into question, including his statements that he was offered a scholarship to West Point. Carson’s campaign has said he was a top ROTC student in high school, and his supervisors told him they could help him get an appointment.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wells Fargo plans to open a museum in downtown Des Moines, giving a boost to city plans for a key downtown street. Don Pearson, a regional vice president, announced Tuesday the financial services company would open the Wells Fargo History Museum by fall 2016 in the bank’s lobby in the Financial Center building on Walnut Street.

 

HIGH WIND WARNINGS/WIND ADVISORIES for parts of western IA 11/11/15

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November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES: A HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TODAY UNTIL 3 AM  THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR THOSE COUNTIES.

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON COUNTIES: HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 9-PM (WED.) THROUGH 6-AM THURSDAY.  WIND ADVISORY FROM 6-AM-TO 6-PM THURSDAY.

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL COUNTIES: HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6-AM THURSDAY, FOLLOWED BY A WIND ADVISORY FROM 6-AM THURSDAY UNTIL 6-P.M.

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES: WIND ADVISORY 5-PM TODAY THROUGH 3-AM THURSDAY.

ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9-PM WED. (TODAY) UNTIL 6-AM THURSDAY.

High Wind Warning for counties in gold, Wind Advisory for counties in brown

High Wind Warning for counties in gold, Wind Advisory for counties in brown

WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. WIND SPEEDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO MOTORISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CERTAIN OUTDOOR ITEMS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AWAY SHOULD BE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Moore wins first vote at nominating convention

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Republican Party Chair David Wiederstein reports Tom Moore, from Griswold, won a vote taken Tuesday night during a Special Nominating Convention for House District 21. The event took place at the Corning Opera House, in Corning. The Iowa House District 21 seat was left vacant by the death of State Rep. Jack Drake of Griswold. Moore was among six Republican’s seeking the nomination during the convention.

On Dec. 8th, Moore will face the Democrat who is selected during Thursday’s Democratic Party Nominating Convention in Massena. That event will take place beginning at 6-p.m., at the Massena Public Library. At last report, the lone Democratic candidate was Tim Ennis, of Corning, vice chairman of the Adams County Democrats.

Delegates eligible for both conventions are the precinct committee members from Iowa House District 21 elected at the 2014 precinct caucuses or those elected by their county central committee after the caucuses.

House District 21 covers portions of Pottawattamie and Cass Counties and all of Adams and Union Counties.

Former Congressman Boswell having tumor examined

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Former Iowa Congressman and current Transportation Commission chairman, Leonard Boswell, told the commission today (Tuesday) via telephone that his is in Arizona getting a tumor checked out. Boswell, a Vietnam veteran, says the tumor could be linked to the chemical known as Agent Orange that was used in Vietnam. He says he is seeking a second opinion on the diagnosis.

Boswell says he will get the second opinion in the next couple of days. Boswell spoke to the commission this morning during their informal workshop prior to their regular meeting. “Don’t be worried about me, I am still on my feet. I am doing the same, I just know that something is happening,” Boswell said. Boswell told the commission he would join the regular meeting via telephone.

Boswell, a Democrat from Davis City, was appointed to the Transportation Commission by Governor Terry Branstad in January of 2014. Boswell served in Congress from 1997 to 2013 and prior to that was a state legislator. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses while flying helicopters in Vietnam. Boswell, who is 81, had a non-cancerous tumor removed from his stomach in 2005.

(Radio Iowa)

Harlan Police Dept. report 11/10/15

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports 39-year old Stephanie Anastasi, of Harlan, was arrested Monday on an active Shelby County warrant for theft in the 5th degree. Anastasi was taken to the Shelby County Jail.

On Sunday, officer with the Harlan P-D were called to the 700 block of Broadway for a disturbance. As a result of the investigation, 29-year old Charles Hayes, of Harlan, was arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with burglary in the 1st degree for allegedly entering the residence at 708 Broadway, uninvited, and a scuffle ensued. Justin Henriksen, of Harlan, was treated at Myrtue Medical Center for a severe laceration as a result of that scuffle.

And, last Friday, officers were called to the 400 block of Durant for a family disturbance. 18-year old Christopher Buttry, of Harlan, was arrested and taken to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with assault. Matthew Buttry, age 43, was also cited for assault and released.

Snow, tornadoes expected as system plows toward central US

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say a mixture of bad weather including heavy snow and tornadoes is expected as a strong storm system plows toward the central U.S. from the Rocky Mountains. A blizzard warning has been issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday in the Great Plains east of Denver, while tornadoes and high winds could rake parts of the Midwest on Wednesday.

Wet, heavy snow fell in Nevada on Tuesday morning, shuttering schools in Reno and knocking out power to thousands before moving eastward. Northeastern Colorado and western Kansas and Nebraska expect 6 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 60 mph overnight — a combination that can cause white-out conditions.

The Storm Prediction Center says an area from Nebraska to Illinois might face high winds, large hail and tornadoes Wednesday.