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9AM Newscast 07-23-2011

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July 23rd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Arrests in Harlan

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

The Harlan Police Department reports the arrests of several people the past few days.

On July 12, 25-year old David Coenen was arrested on a valid Shelby County warrant. The warrant was for domestic abuse assault stemming from an incident on July 6th. Coenen was transported to the Shelby County Hail where, in addition to the warrant, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited acts penalties.

On July 14, 59-year-old Thomas Wageman of Harlan was taken into custody following a traffic stop. He was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with driving while revoked, reckless driving, and no proof of insurance.

Also on July 14, 30-year-old Kimberly Konecny of Harlan was taken into custody when officers were called to Concerned Inc for a disturbance. Konecny was taken to the Shelby County jail where she was booked for public intoxication.

On Monday, 29-year-old Nathan Ayers of Harlan was arrested when police were called to a disturbance at 605 Spring. Ayers was taken to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with public intoxication, interference with official acts and assault on a police officer.

Also on Monday, 30-year-old Joseph Schoemann of Harlan was arrested for driving while barred when he was observed by officers driving on 12th street. He was taken to the Shelby County Jail.

On Tuesday, 58-year-old Larry Meurer of Harlan when officers responded to a 911 hang up call. He was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with assault.

And on Thursday, 23-year-old Paula Koestner of Harlan was cited for two counts of allowing a dog to run at large. Officers were called to the 700 block of Broadway on July 12 and again July 15 for a dog running at large and acting vicious to persons passing by. She was cited and released.

Three Atlantic Men Arrested

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

The Atlantic Police department reports the arrest of two people Friday.

Twenty-one-year-old Justin Jacobs of Atlantic was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Cass County Jail and booked.

Twenty-four-year-old Robert Hackwell of Atlantic was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Cass County Jail and booked.

Also on Thursday, 33-year-old Neil Christensen West Valley, Utah for public intoxication. He was transported to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

High Speed Chase in Atlantic

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

An incident at the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic led to a high speed police chase Thursday night.

The chase ended with 23-year-old Jonathan Adams of Council Bluffs crashing near Highway 92. Police say the incident began Thursday night when he entered the YMCA and refused to pay or identify himself. That prompted staff at theY to call 911, but Adams left before police arrived according to Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green.

The police then initiated a traffic stop with Adams, who was reported to be going to another pool in Atlantic. During the traffic stop Adams attempted to flee and sped away.

Adams then led the officers on tenth street out of town on Olive Street. The pursuit continued for a number of miles in rural Cass County.

The pursuit eventually crossed Highway 92 at the intersection with 550th Street where Adams’ vehicle hit another vehicle being driven by Sandra Royer of Logan. Adams lost control of his vehicle and entered a ditch on Highway 92.
Adams has been charged with eluding or attempting to allude law enforcement. Additional charges are currently pending. He is currently being held in the Cass County Jail.

9AM Newscast 07-22-2011

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July 22nd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 07-22-2011

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July 22nd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Harlan Company Gets Gov’t Grant

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

The Iowa Economic Development Board approved awards Thursday that will create up to 59 jobs in Iowa and retain another 227 jobs.

The board approved incentives for projects located in Harlan, Cedar Rapids, Ankeny and Oelwein.

The awards were given to businesses that the board says are important growth industries where Iowa is a leader, including technology, industrial biotechnology and food manufacturing.
The board awarded Enterprise Zone tax incentives to AMPC, Inc., doing business as Proliant Meat Ingredients, to expand its facility in Harlan. The company, which produces stocks and broths, plans to expand its existing building, improve wastewater-handling capabilities, and increase production capacity by adding new equipment.

The project represents a nearly $12.9 million total capital investment.

Nelson Named Audubon Fair Queen

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July 22nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Chelsea Nelson of Exira was crowned 2011 fair queen in front of the grandstand at the Audubon County Fair Thursday night.  Chelsea is the daughter of Dave and Trudy Nelson.  She will be a freshman at Iowa State University this fall.  Chelsea will also represent Audubon County in the state fair queen competition at the Iowa State Fair from August 9th through the 13th.  Amanda Steffes of Audubon was named as the runner-up.  Amanda is the daughter of Bruce and Deb Steffes.  She will be a senior at Audubon High School this fall.    2010 Audubon County Fair Queen Hallie Christofferson was also in attendance to help with the ceremony.

Bluffs Motorcycle Crash Victim ID’d

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

Police have released the name of man who died in a motorcycle accident in Council Bluffs.

He was 39-year-old Charles Thompson of Bellevue, Nebraska.

At about 2:00 Thursday morning police were called to the 1400 block of South 35th street for a motorcycle accident.

Police say Thompson was southbound on 35th street when the rider lost control. The cycle fell over and Thompson fell off, striking his head on the pavement.

Foul play was not involved in the incident according to Police.

Bluffs Home Invasions

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July 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

One man has been arrested, but two others remain on the loose in a pair of Council Bluffs home invasions.

Alonzo Murray of Omaha was arrested Thursday morning, accused of two violent home invasions in Council Bluffs.

Murray and two accomplices robbed the home of James Surber at around 2 AM Thursday taking an undisclosed amount of money after pointing a gun in his face.

They then attempted to rob another home a short time later. The family at the second home fought back though and were able to chase the three burglars out of the home.

No other details are currently available.