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IA State Patrol releases additional details on cement truck crash

News

August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol has released additional details about a crash that involved a cement truck Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 29 in northwestern Mills County. Officials said this (Thursday) morning, the driver of the truck, 58-year old Arleen Wanda Kinter, of Riceville, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported by Lewis Township  Fire and Rescue to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha.

Authorities report the truck, registered to Cedar Valley Corporation in Waterloo, was traveling north on I-29 at around 2-p.m., Wednesday, when the front left tire blew out, causing Kinter to lose control. The truck left the road to the left, crossed the median and rolled onto its left side, partially blocking the right lane of southbound I-29. Access to southbound I-29 from I-80 was shut down for about 2-hours following the crash.

8AM Newscast 08-29-2013

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August 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic committee recommends reduction in certain building fees

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the City of Atlantic’s Personnel and Finance Committee met Wednesday evening at City Hall, to discuss possible changes in the fee charged for building permits.

During the City Council’s meeting on August 7th, Cass County Ag & Education Association President Curt Behrends requested the Council consider the abatement of a $3,000 permit fee the Fair Board would have to pay, for the construction of a 12,000-square foot open cattle barn on the County Fairgrounds. Mayor Dave Jones directed the Personnel and Finance Committee to study the request and come up with a recommendation for the City Council to act on, at a future meeting.

Following discussion during their meeting Wednesday, the Committee decided to recommend the Council approve the lowering of the building fee from 30-cents per square foot to 15-cents, for structures such as the open cattle building, and others deemed to be “unfinished.” There would also be a $500 cap on the fee for those types of buildings. The language would define unfinished structures as garages, gazebo’s, sheds, and decks.

If approved by the City Council, language reflecting the change would be included in the City’s Building Code.

7AM Newscast 08-29-2013

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August 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Missing Sarpy County, NE. juvenile located in Montgomery County

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a missing Sarpy County, NE teen was located Wednesday evening, in Red Oak. 17-year old Michael Ryan Eona, Jr., of Bellevue, NE, was found in the 200 block of east Coolbaugh Street at around 4:55-p.m.

The teen was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs, per instructions by authorities in Nebraska and the Iowa Juvenile Court.

2 Indiana residents arrested on numerous charges in Fremont County

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday that two Indiana residents were arrested early Sunday afternoon on numerous charges, after deputies were called to the area of Interstate 29 and Highway 2, for a report of suspicious items left in a hotel room. When deputies arrived, they made contact with 36-year old Aslan Peregrine Petty and 26-year old Victoria Yvonne Vazquez, both of Brownsburg, IN.

Authorities determined both subjects had active warrants for their arrest in Indiana. A search warrant executed on the rental car the pair used, resulted in several items being located, including a large amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Petty and Vasquez were each arrested for: 4 counts of Failure to affix a tax stamp; Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute/marijuana (less than 50-kilograms); Possession with the intent to distribute/methamphetamine (greater the 5-grams, but less then 5-kilograms); 5 counts each of Possession of a controlled substance/heroin; Possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Petty and Vasquez were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $147,300 and $131, 300 bond, respectively. An investigation into their activities is ongoing.

3 teens injured in Fremont County crash, Wednesday

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Three teens were injured during a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon near Sidney, in Fremont County. Sheriff’s officials say a vehicle the teens were in was traveling south on 260th Avenue, just south of  200th Street at around 3:30-p.m., when the vehicle began to fishtail. The driver, 16-year old Kenna Nenneman, over-corrected and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll several times. Two passengers in the vehicle, 16-year old Autumn Graham and 15-year old Shay Sears, were not wearing their seat belts, and were ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say Nenneman was wearing her seat belt.

Nenneman and Sears were transported by ambulance to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, while Grahamn was flown by medical helicopter to a trauma center. The crash remains under investigation, but officials say alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Iowa DNR warns about water levels in rivers, lakes

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials want visitors to Iowa’s rivers and lakes over the Labor Day weekend to monitor low water levels. The state Department of Natural Resources says water levels are nearly identical to levels measured during last year’s drought. As a result, some paddlers and tubers could end up doing some walking. Officials say people should check stream flows to make sure the water can support a canoe, kayak or tube. It will ensure paddlers and tubers don’t get stuck with a much longer trip than they planned.

1 injured during I-29 crash in Mills County, Wednesday

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a cement truck was transported to a hospital in Omaha Wednesday afternoon, after the vehicle blew a tire, went out of control and rolled onto its side before coming to rest partially in a ditch. The accident happened at around 2:30-p.m. on southbound Interstate 29, just north of Highway 370. The Iowa State Patrol told the Daily NonPareil the female driver the of truck suffered unknown, possibly critical, injuries, and had to be  extricated from the vehicle before being transported to Alegent Creighton University Medical Center by Lewis Township Fire & Rescue Department.

Rescue units from Glenwood, Lewis Township and Pacific Junction and a medical helicopter were called to the scene. Access to southbound I-29 from I-80 was shut down for about 2-hours following the crash.

Heat Advisory continues until 7-p.m. Friday

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August 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CDT THU AUG 29 2013

VERY HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN PARKED ACROSS THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES THROUGH FRIDAY. AFTER SOME MORNING CLOUDS ANOTHER MAINLY SUNNY AND HOT DAY IS EXPECTED TODAY AND FRIDAY.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY…

HIGHS WILL VARY FROM 90 TO 95 NORTH TO 95 TO 100 SOUTH BOTH TODAY AND FRIDAY. HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL APPROACH 105 DEGREES BOTH DAYS WITH FRIDAY BEING A SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.