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IWCC Student Center Open House

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Fourteen months after Iowa Western Community College Atlantic Center Director Ann Pross announced construction would begin on a 4,000 square foot facilities’ renovation, an open house is planned for the newly redesigned space. The new, Student Activities Center (SAC) is intended to service as “A point of connection” for IWCC students, a place for resources, a comfortable place to meet, to collaborate, attend a variety of club-related activities.

The public, open house will be held from 1-until 2-p.m. Monday, July 20th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30-p.m. The new SAC features a conference room, quiet study areas, a Student Center with a fireplace, beverage bar, computer stations and wi-fi access along with a new classroom. It will also have some office space.

Pross has stated the new SAC will serve to enhance the students’ learning environment, support efforts to continue increased enrollment, and expand on the “College experience” for the students.

C. Bluffs Fireworks Amnesty program brings in 100-lbs of fireworks & 30-lbs of Ammo

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Council Bluffs Police Department report a program designed to provide the public with a safe means of disposing of unwanted fireworks was held over the weekend, and netted some interesting results. Sgt. Mark Stuart says the metro area Fireworks Amnesty Program held from 9-a.m. until 3-p.m., Saturday in Council Bluffs, resulted in the collection of almost 100-pounds of fireworks, and nearly 30-pounds of ammunition.

The event was coordinated by the Council Bluffs Police and Fire Departments along with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and was held at the Family Dollar/Auto Zone parking lot at 28th & West Broadway, in Council Bluffs.

Adams County man arrested Sat. morning

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report an Adams County man was arrested Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 71, on a charge of Public Intoxication. 54-year old Ricardo Avila, of Carbon, was arrested at around 8:35-a.m. and held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., July 19th 2015

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential contenders seeking to woo evangelical voters made their case this weekend at an Ames gathering for thousands of potential Iowa caucus-goers. Ten candidates including Donald Trump were scheduled to appear Saturday in Ames at the annual Family Leadership Summit. No one seeking the GOP nomination has emerged as a clear favorite among evangelical voters.

LE MARS, IOWA (AP) — A thunderstorm with straight-line winds of more than 50 mile per hour has toppled trees across the northwest Iowa city of Le Mars. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel reports that the storm blew in late Friday night, with a 54 miles per hour gust bringing down two trees on Central Avenue South. Two other trees brought down Friday night blocked city streets.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say officers have arrested a man in connection with a shooting downtown just blocks west of the Des Moines River. KCCI TV says reports of shots fired came in early Saturday, just after midnight. Responding officers say they heard three to six shots fired. No one was injured in the shooting. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — England’s Max Chilton won the Indy Lights race Saturday at the Iowa Speedway after dedicating the race to former teammate Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver died early Saturday from injuries sustained in October in the Japanese Grand Prix. Chilton dominated the 100-lap race on Iowa’s 0.894-mile oval.

SUV fire south of Atlantic, Saturday

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July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported when an SUV traveling on Highway 71 caught fire Saturday afternoon, south of Atlantic.

(Photo courtesy Brad and Chris Petersen, of Cumberland)

(Photo courtesy Brad and Chris Petersen, of Cumberland)

Atlantic Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene about two-miles south of town, at around 2:55-p.m.  Deputies arriving on location prior to the fire department noted the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, but Chris Johnson and his two girls, from Wiota, were outside and safe.

Witnesses say during the blaze, one of the SUV’s tires exploded and shot about 50-feet into the air. Firefighters returned to their base at around 3:40-p.m.

Pickup w/tools & other valuables stolen from rural Page County property

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July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County are investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in rural Shenandoah sometime over the past few days. Authorities said Saturday, a person or persons unknown gained entry to a residence and outbuilding at 1469 Highway 2, or about three-miles east of Shenandoah. A bright blue 2004 Chevy K2500 4 x 4 extended cab pickup with Iowa License BCZ634 was stolen from the residence. The pickup had aluminum tool boxes on both sides of the bed. The tool boxes contained numerous socket / wrench sets along with several jacks and hitches.

Numerous household items, including but not limited to silverware, a clothes dryer, firearms, Japanese swords, a 70” Sharp flatscreen TV, and numerous Milwaukee cordless construction tools were also stolen. Other items in the residence were not taken but were damaged.

Page County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information on this crime that leads to the arrest and indictment of person(s) involved with this crime. Callers can call the Page County Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement with tips. The caller can remain anonymous.

2 Adel men face Criminal Mischief & other charges in Guthrie County

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July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office today (Saturday) reported two men from Dallas County have been arrested in connection with a pattern of criminal mischief that began at a woman’s residence in Casey last May, and continued through at least July 2nd.  An investigation resulted in charges being filed against Thomas Jay Lilly and his son, Troy Michael Marvelli, both of Adel.

Thomas Lilley was charged with Stalking, Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree, Trespassing and Harassment Third Degree. Troy Marvelli faces Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree, Trespassing and Harassment in the Third Degree, charges.

Thomas Lilley turned himself into the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office on July 13th and appeared before the Guthrie County Magistrate where he was ordered held on $2,000 bond. Troy Marvelli turned himself into the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office on July 17th and appeared before the Guthrie County Magistrate where he was released on his own recognizance. 

Long-distance runner travels Hwy 6 “Coast to Coast for Kids”

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July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is excited to help Aprylle Gilbert, an accomplished folk-rock musician and long-distance runner,image001(8) as she makes her way through Iowa on her coast-to-coast run across historic U.S. Route 6. Her goal is to inspire youth and to raise funds for a youth center in a troubled neighborhood in San Jose, California. Gilbert intends to run an average of 30 miles per day as she makes her way from Long Beach, California, to Provincetown, Massachusetts, along Route 6 — an overall distance of 3,652 miles.

At various locations, she will also be doing concerts, as time allows. She’s expected to arrive in Council Bluffs on July 22nd. Follow her progress and get more information at www.route6tour.com. The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a National Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) Public Charity dedicated to the cultural preservation and economic development of inner cities, small towns, and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway – Route 6.

State and Local News with Obituaries July 18th, 2015

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July 18th, 2015 by admin

State and Local News with Obituaries with Patrick Duronio

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Vehicle arson Investigation in Council Bluffs

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July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a case of arson. According to officials, Officers with the Council Bluffs Police Department and Firefighters were called to 906 25th Avenue at around 4:36-a.m. today (Saturday) for a vehicle fire. The victim, Eugenia Dierks, advised that she heard noises outside her residence and had asked a family member, Wendell Parrott, to see what was going on outside.

After he observed a broken window on the woman’s 1993 Chevy Suburban, which was parked on the street, and smoke coming from inside the vehicle, Parrott told Dierks to call 911 right away. Parrott was able to remove an incendiary device from the cab of the vehicle, which sustained minor damage.

The incident was being investigated by the Council Bluffs Fire department as a case of Arson in the 2nd Degree.