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Atlantic graduate named to Ia Economic panel

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October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Roger C. Underwood, Co-Founder Becker-Underwood

An Atlantic High School Graduate and co-founder of the world’s leading supplier of non-pesticide specialty chemical and biological products has been appointed to a State panel tasked with helping to steer Iowa’s economic development strategy. Roger Underwood, was among the 18 names announced today (Monday) by Governor Terry Branstad. Underwood will serve on the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP)Board, which Branstad says will be central to his approach to economic development, which gives businesses a strengthened hand.

Underwood attended Iowa State University, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business in 1980. In 1982, he co-founded Becker Underwood with Atlantic native Jeff Becker. Following 23 years as Chief Executive Officer of Becker Underwood, Roger Underwood stepped back from daily operations in January of 2006.
 

 

The governor last week signed an executive order creating the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress board of directors. Branstad also named the members of the Iowa Innovation Corporation board, which will head a nonprofit corporation funded by the private sector and federal grants that will seek to develop new technologies.

Both panels have been told to shape new approaches to economic development.

8AM Newscast 10-31-2011

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October 31st, 2011 by Chris Parks

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October 31st, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Thieves armed with baseball bat & hammer rob Bluffs store

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October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say two persons got away with an undetermined amount of cash following a robbery late Sunday night at a convenience store. Officials say two white men entered the Kum and Go store at 154 Bennett Avenue in Council Bluffs just after 11-p.m., and demanded money from the clerk. The men, armed with a baseball bat and a mechanic’s hammer, were said to have been in their 20′s. The clerk was not injured.

One of the suspects wore a black coat, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black ski mask. He’s about 5-feet 11-inches tall, and weighed about 200-pounds. The second suspect was also wearing a black coat, and blue jeans. He wore black shoes, and had a  black bandana covering his face.  He was said to be about 5-feet 11-inches tall, and about 170-pounds.

Officials say the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Council Bluffs Police at 712-328-4728.

Burglary investigation leads to an arrest in Shenandoah

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October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Page County say a Shenandoah man was arrested Sunday on a burglary charge, following an investigation into an incident which occurred over the weekend. According to Shenandoah Police, 22-year old Jonathan Million was arrested Sunday morning on charges of Theft, and Burglary in the 3rd degree.  Million was being held at the Page County Jail in Clarinda,  on $2,000 bond.

Southwestern Comm College suffers loss of two people in Saturday crash

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October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

HOPKINS, Mo. (AP) – An accident early Saturday morning in northwest Missouri claimed the lives of three people, including a current student at, and an alum of, Southwestern Community College, in Creston. The Missouri State Patrol says the crash occurred at around 2:15-a.m. Saturday, one half mile east of Hopkins.

Officials say a pickup driven by 22-year old Scott R. Woods, of Hopkins, ran off the road, overturned and caught fire. Woods refused treatment at the scene. Three passengers in the vehicle were killed. Two passengers suffered serious injuries, while another had only minor injuries. None of the seven people in the pickup were wearing their seatbelts.

Those who died in the crash were identified as 21-year-old Joshua Bix and 22-year-old Benjamin McIntyre, both of Hopkins, and 18-year-old Chrystal Olerich, of Lake View, Iowa. Bix graduated from SWCC in Creston, where Olerich was a freshman volleyball player.

Creston woman arrested in Adams County

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October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a Creston woman was arrested Sunday afternoon following  a traffic stop on Highway 25.  Offcials say 52-year old Renae Michelle Scott was driving a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup when she was pulled over at around 2:30-p.m., for not having plates on the vehicle and having a cracked windshield. Scott was charged with Driving While Suspended, and brought to the Adams County Jail.

Vehicle hits bridge in Montgomery County

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October 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say no injuries were reported after an SUV hit a bridge railing Saturday morning southeast of Coburg.  According to the sheriff’s report, the Montgomery County Communications Center received a call at around 8:10-a.m. Saturday, about an abandoned vehicle which had collided with a bridge railing on G Avenue, about three-quarters of a mile south of 270th Street.

An investigation determined 19-year old Tasha Treat, of Red Oak, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty north on G Avenue, when the SUV left the road and hit the bridge railing, causing $8,000 damage to the Jeep, and $3,000 damage to the bridge railing and signs.

No charges have been filed at this time.

8AM Newscast 10-29-2011

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Atlantic Teen Arrested in Montgomery County

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October 29th, 2011 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday, a Cass County teen was arrested late last week, near Elliott.  16-year old Brandon Dwayne Clark, of Atlantic, was taken into custody at around 11:45-p.m., Thursday, following a traffic stop at Highway 48 and Kirkwood Avenue. The vehicle Clark was in, was being sought following an incident involving an alleged assault earlier that same evening in Red Oak.

Clark was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was brought to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, where he was processed and later released to the custody of a parent.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in conducting the investigation, by officers with the Red Oak Police, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.