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Missing Bluffs juvenile – updated 3:30-p.m. Aug. 1st

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say they have received new information concerning a missing teen, but are still actively looking for her. Officials said late this (Monday) afternoon,

17-year old Michaela Renee Allan, of Council Bluffs, has been communicating with her family and friends via Facebook, and has indicated she is fine and will return home.

Allan was last seen at the Council Bluffs Public Library, at around 4:30-p.m. Sunday.

The Council Bluffs P.D. says they believe the young woman is not in any danger at this time, but they would still like to know where she is. Michaela stands about 5-feet 6-inches tall, and weighs about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored hat with lettering on it, a pink shirt, and tight, skinny jeans with high heels.

If you have come into contact with her, call the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-4721.

Continued Heat a Concern for Outdoor Workers Extra precautions urged as another heat advisory is issued

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

As Iowans sweat out another extreme heat advisory, with high humidity and
temperatures in the 90s, the Iowa Department of Public Health reminds workers who
are exposed to extreme heat as part of their job to be especially mindful of
heat-related illnesses. Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and
people who work in hot environments, such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers,
and factory workers. Those at greatest risk of heat illness include those who are 65
years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or
take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.

“In addition to the dangers from the heat itself, outside workers have an increased
risk of injuries resulting from sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and
dizziness,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Accidentally
touching surfaces heated by the sun can also result in burns.”

Employers and workers should make protection from heat stress a priority. Prevention
measures include:

*   Schedule outdoor jobs for the cooler part of the day.
*   Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing such as cotton.
*   Drink water frequently. Drink enough water that you never become thirsty.
*   Take extra breaks during extreme heat and humidity, and take breaks in the
shade or a cool area when possible.
*   Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers.

Signs of becoming ill from the heat include confusion, irritability,
lightheadedness, loss of coordination, unusual fatigue, and goose bumps or chills in
the hot weather. If you or someone else shows these symptoms:

*   Stop any activity immediately.
*   Move to an indoor air conditioned area or to a shaded area outdoors, and use
cool water to cool down the body.
*   Drink water or a rehydration drink.
*   Contact a health professional.
Heat illnesses can be deadly. For more information on heat illness prevention and
treatment, visit
www.cdc.gov/Features/ExtremeHeat

Audubon woman injured in rollover crash

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A sleepy Audubon woman had a rude awakening early Saturday morning, when the vehicle she was driving crashed and rolled several times. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year old Alicia Renee King suffered only minor injuries during the crash, which happened at around 2:40-a.m., as she was traveling north on Highway 71, south of Hamlin.

When King fell asleep at the wheel of the 2003 Chevy van she was driving, the vehicle entered the east ditch and hit an embankment before rolling several times and coming to rest on its left side. The van was a total loss. Officials say King was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Audubon County arrests

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports two arrests over the weekend. On Saturday, 28-year old Bradley Allen Conklin, of Coon Rapids, was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana, 2nd offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges were the result of a traffic stop on 190th Street, near Nighthawk Avenue. Conklin was brought to the Audubon County Jail Saturday afternoon, and held until posting bond.

And, 37-year old Timothy Wade Strabley, of Carroll, was arrested Friday afternoon, following an incident which allegedly occurred on Highway 71, south of Audubon. Strabley was charged with failure to hold a Driver’s License. He was brought to the Audubon County Jail, and later released.

Three-vehicle crash closes I-80 WB near Avoca Sunday (update to earlier posting)

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A spokesman for the Iowa State Patrol says three people suffered minor injuries during a three-vehicle collision Sunday evening on Interstate 80, near Avoca. Patrol Sgt. Bryan Michelsen said the crash happened at around 7-p.m., as vehicles were merging into one lane due to a bridge construction zone on I-80 westbound, at the 44-mile marker.

Michelsen says as traffic was backing up, a pickup rear-ended a stopped car, which then rear-ended a pickup. Two of the vehicles sustained extensive damage, and had to be towed away, while one sustained light damage.

All three drivers suffered minor injuries, and were transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital for treatment. The crash and subsequent investigation resulted in traffic being detoured around the site for about two-hours.

Sgt. Michelson says accidents such as the one which occurred Sunday night are becoming more and more frequent, because motorists aren’t exercising common sense and courtesies. He says the Patrol has seen several incidents on eastbound I-80. Michelson says drivers need to heed the construction sign warnings about one-lane traffic ahead, and merge earlier, in order to avoid road rage incidents, or risk causing accidents.

9AM Newscast 08-01-2011

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Atlantic Little League receives $500 donation

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Melanie Petty presents check to Little League President Dustin McLaren

The Atlantic Little League organization has received a $500 donation to support the youth’s activities. The monies were made possible through the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund, which also supports the Trevor Frederickson Baseball/Softball Clinic each spring held prior to their regular little league season.

Each participant receives a t-shirt with a motivational saying on the back. This year’s saying, “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game,” was a huge hit with the players.

Frederickson, the son of Darrin and Melanie Petty of Atlantic and Gary and Kari Frederickson of Council Bluffs, lost his life in a 2009 residential fire in Council Bluffs.

Melanie Petty with the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund, says the organization looks forward to a continued partnership with Atlantic Little League, in the years to come.

Car and pickup collide

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after a car and pickup truck collided Friday afternoon, in Atlantic. The Police Department says a car driven by Paula Goettsche, of Atlantic, rear-ended a pickup driven by Jerry McCrory, of Atlantic, at the intersection of 7th Street and Hospital Drive.

Officials say McCrory was stopped at the intersection headed eastbound. Goettsches’ vehicle was behind him, and proceeded to move forward while McCrory was still stopped. Her car hit a lowered tailgate on the pickup, causing about $2,300 damage altogether. Goettsche was cited by police for Failure to Maintain Control. The accident happened at around 12:45-p.m.

And, an Atlantic man was arrested Sunday on a Cass County warrant. 23-year old Casey Sampson, Jr, was taken into custody on a warrant for Willful Injury. He was booked into the Cass County and held pending a court appearance.

Children hurt when SUV enters ditch

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August 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two children were hurt Friday afternoon, when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into an embankment near Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened at around 3:45-p.m. on Highway 34, at the intersection with L Avenue.

Officials say 75-year old Keith Wayne Rhone, of Rockwall, TX, was driving a 2001 Chevy Suburban eastbound on Highway 34, when he fell asleep at the wheel. The SUV and a travel trailer it was pulling, crossed the westbound lane of traffic and entered the north ditch. The vehicle traveled about 400-feet before hitting an embankment and coming to rest.

Two, unidentified children in the SUV suffered minor injuries, and were transported by Red Oak Rescue to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The suburban was a total loss, while the travel trailer sustained about $500 damage.

7AM Newscast 08-01-2011

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