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Iowa early News Headlines – Tuesday, Oct. 30th 2012

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October 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michelle Obama says the race for the White House could come down to a few key battleground states, including Iowa. The first lady returned to the state yesterday with stops in Iowa City and Sioux City as she touted President Barak Obama’s accomplishments.

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — City officials in Ankeny have approved a contract with a gambling company hoping to acquire a license for a casino. The Ankeny City Council approved a five-year contract yesterday with Wild Rose Entertainment of West Des Moines. The company is calling for a $150 million project that would create about 600 jobs.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Friends and supporters of two Iowa girls who’ve been missing since July plan to distribute fliers to maintain public awareness. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports residents are invited to hand out copies of the missing girls’ photos on Halloween in Evansdale. The FBI believes Lyric Cook and her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, were abducted when they disappeared last July.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say vandals have damaged one of Mason City’s new sculptures in the downtown area. A Chamber of Commerce worker noticed on Sunday that one of the sculpture’s elbows had been snapped off. The sculpture, one of seven put up in September, is valued at more than $7,000.

Fatal accident in Mills County Monday

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A northwest Iowa woman died from injuries she suffered during a rollover accident Monday afternoon, in Mills County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 44-year old Rebecca May Kleinwolterink, of Orange City, died after being flown from the scene of the crash near mile marker 33 on Interstate 29, near Glenwood. The woman was a passenger in an SUV driven by 49-year old Galen Dean Kleinwolterink, also of Orange City.

Officials say the 2005 Chevy Uplander was traveling south on I-29 when a tire went flat on the drivers side rear, causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled multiple times. Rebecca Kleinwolterink, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the SUV as it rolled. She was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton Medical Center, and pronounced dead. Galen Kleinwolterink was wearing a seat belt. He was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Creighton, where he was listed in stable condition, after suffering from minor injuries.

Iowa afternoon News Headlines – Mon., Oct. 29th

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa investigators are looking into absentee ballot problems in Muscatine and Floyd counties. Officials say they appear to center on voters receiving ballots without having signed a request form. More than 624,000 absentee ballots have been mailed to Iowa voters. More than 470,000 have been returned.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for President Barack Obama this week in Iowa. Clinton will also hold events in Minnesota and Wisconsin to partially fill a void for the president, who will be in Washington dealing with Hurricane Sandy.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A businessman from Indiana has pleaded guilty to ripping off an Iowa company in a fraud scheme. Lowell Hancher admits he abused his position on the board of Spencer-based manufacturing company Cycle Country to misappropriate more than $500,000 for himself under a phony stock buyback program. He also admits defrauding Iowa investors in a Colorado construction company.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An explosion blew out windows and caused a fire at a house in Des Moines this morning. A fire inspector says it happened when a woman who needs an oxygen tank when she sleeps left it on after she woke up and then lit a cigarette. The woman, her grandson and the family dog all escaped. The home has at least $50,000 damage.

Weekend accident under investigation

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County are investigating the circumstances surrounding a property damage accident that happened early Saturday morning, when a pickup struck a utility pole. Authorities report the Cass County Communication Center received a call at around 2:05 a.m.,  of a one-vehicle accident on 540th Street. When deputies arrived, the driver of a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup, 45-year old Danny Leroy Lewis,  of Red Oak, was no where to be found.

Officials later learned he had walked away from the scene of the crash, and was transported by private vehicle to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

Assault and other arrests reported in Atlantic

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Pottawattamie County man was arrested Friday on an assault charge in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials say 53-year old Joseph Anthony Hardin, of Hancock, was taken into custody on a Cass County warrant for Aggravated Assault. Hardin was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.

Sheriff’s officials said also,54-year old William Clarence Shearer, of Atlantic, was arrested Oct. 23rd, on a District Court Warrant for Violation of Probation. Shearer was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $5000 bond. And, on October 18th, Cass County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year old Michael Lee Moller,  of Griswold, on a Cass County warrant for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree (D Fel). Moller was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $5000 bond.

Atlantic woman arrested on drug charge

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Monday, that an Atlantic woman was arrested last week, on a drug charge. 54-year old Mary Helen Adams was arrested October 25th, on a charge of Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth) (Serious Misdemeanor). Adams was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1000 bond.

Shelby County Fire Danger “Moderate” through Thursday

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has upgraded the Fire Danger Index in the County, to “Moderate.” The index had been in the “Low” category last week, but Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says winds and drying conditions this week will increase the risk for field and grassland fires.

Man arrested on Open container charge

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year old David Francis Hughes, Jr., of Red Oak, was arrested Sunday evening. Hughes was cited for having an open container in a vehicle, as a passenger. He was subsequently released on the citation.

9AM Newscast 10-29-2012

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October 29th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Weekend arrests in Atlantic

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two arrests over the weekend. On Saturday, 23-year old Trent Brammann, of Atlantic, was taken into custody for Driving While Barred. And, on Sunday, 25-year old Brandon Irlbeck, of Atlantic, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault. Both men were brought to the Cass County Jail, and held pending an initial court appearance.

(9-a.m. News)