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UPDATE: Truck Found -Fire truck stolen in Union County

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

UPDATE 3/7/2016: Officials have informed KJAN news that the truck has been located in the Cedar Rapids area.  No further details are available at this time.

Sheriff’s officials in Union County are asking for your help in locating a stolen fire truck. A 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Fire Truck was stolen from the Lorimor Fire Department. The vehicle has Lorimor Fire Department decals on the side, a water tank and hose reel on the back. The theft was reported Friday afternoon (March 4th). The vehicle, which was valued at $15,000, had not been located as of Monday (March 7th).

Anyone with information about the theft, or who may have seen the truck within the past 24-hours, is asked to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 1-641-782-8402.

Clayton Portwood (Photos)

Clayton Portwood (Photos)

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Atlantic woman among 3 people arrested on drug charges

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports a traffic stop Friday at Highway 83 and Marne Road northwest of the Atlantic city limits resulted in the arrest of three women on drug charges. 30-year old Amber Rae York of Omaha, 19-year old Selena Marie Hansen of Atlantic, and 31-year old Melanie Joy Bowers of Council Bluffs, each face a felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, over 5 grams.

Selena Hansen (all photos from Cass County Sheriff's Office)

Selena Hansen (all photos from Cass County Sheriff’s Office)

During the investigation, nearly 68-grams of meth, a digital scale, and packaging materials were located in the vehicle, which was driven by Hansen. Hansen also faces a charge of Driving Under Suspension, while York faces an additional felony charge of Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility, and a simple misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charge.

Amber York

Amber York

Melanie Bowers

Melanie Bowers

All three women were taken to the Cass County Jail where each was being held on $100,000 bond. Cass County K9 Mufasa assisted deputies at the scene. The Investigation is ongoing, and further charges may be pending.

Bluffs man arrested on Forgery & Theft warrants

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a Pottawattamie County man on warrants charging him with Forgery and Theft in the 2nd degree. 53-year old James Joseph Skow, of Council Bluffs, was arrested at around 9-a.m. today (Monday) at the Pott. County Jail. He was transported back to Red Oak and held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

Iowa State Penitentiary offers labor program for inmates

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Labor is aiming to prepare offenders to become productive citizens when they leave prison. Executive officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary, Rebecca Bowker, says the program will allow inmates to gain skills that will make it easier to adapt and succeed in a trade when they leave prison.

The Daily Democrat reports that inmates can learn cooking, housekeeping or cabinet making through the program. The cooking and housekeeping programs are also services used within the prison. Bowker says there are 39 offenders involved in the program and that the number of participants continues to grow.

Glenwood man arrested Sunday on Forgery and Theft warrants

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood arrested a local man Sunday on warrants charging him with Forgery and Theft. 32-year-old Herman Lewis, of Glenwood, was taken into custody on a Pottawattamie County warrant for Forgery, and two Mills County warrants for Forgery and Theft 2nd Degree. He was also charged with providing false identification information. Lewis was being held in the Mills County Jail on $10,300 bond.

This (Monday) morning, Glenwood Police arrested 19-year-old De’one Denson, of Glenwood, for domestic abuse assault. Denson was being held without bond, pending and appearance before the magistrate.

Cass County Republican Convention takes place Saturday

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Republican Party Chair David Wiederstein has announced the County Republican Party Convention will be held this Saturday, March 12th, beginning at 9-a.m.  About 70 delegates will convene at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center to discuss party business, and choose 13 delegates who will attend both the District and State Conventions.

And, Cass County Democratic Party Chair Sherry Toelle has announced the County Democratic Convention will also be held Saturday, March 12th. They’ll meet at the Cass County Court House. Registration begins at 8:30-a.m., with the Convention convening at 9-a.m. The 50 Delegates to the County Convention will elect five delegates, based on Presidential preference groups, who will move on to the Iowa Democratic Party’s District Convention on April 30th in Creston and to the State Convention to be held in Des Moines on June 18th.

County delegates will also vote on the County Platform and on representatives for District and State Committees as well as to vacancies on the Cass County Central Committee.

Injury accident near Harlan, Sunday morning

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says one person was hurt during an accident that took place at around 10-a.m. Sunday, south of Harlan. Officials say a 2003 Jeep driven by Khrystyne Napolitano-Gustafson, of Harlan, was traveling west on 800th Street and came to a stop at the intersection with Highway 59, but then turned into the path of a northbound 1997 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Shirley Jensen, of Audubon.

After the vehicles collided in the intersection, the Jeep came to rest in the intersection, while the pickup came to rest in the east ditch. Napolitano-Gustafson was transported by Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan for treatment of minor injuries. Jensen was checked-out at the scene, but refused treatment.

Both vehicles sustained major damage. Napolitano-Gustafson was cited by deputies for Failure to Yield.

Sac County authorities charge Carroll man & Manning woman with burglary

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office reports two people have been charged with burglary in connection with a rural Odebolt burglary that took place on or about March 2nd. Authorities say 30-year old Todd Allan Grimsman, of Carroll, and 41-year old Julie Ann McManigal, of Manning, were charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree. The pair were arrested by authorities in Ida County following a traffic stop.

During an investigation, deputies located items taken from a residence at 3450 Ida Avenue, in rural Odebolt. The pair admitted their involvement in the burglary to an interviewer from the Sac County Sheriff’s Department, who questioned them at the Ida County Jail, where Grimsman and McManigal remain held.

It’s Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The spotlight on concussions in sports has started a conversation about brain injuries from the local to the national level, but the Iowa Department of Public Health says thousands of people who aren’t on the playing field suffer brain injuries each year that go untreated. The department’s Maggie Ferguson says this is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month in Iowa and they want people to know the symptoms of a brain injury.

“It’s important that people understand that first of all — we have been hearing a lot about concussions and a concussion is a brain injury — I think people just think of it as having their bell rung or seeing stars. But definitely those are consistent with symptoms of a brain injury, so it’s important to know if you are experiencing those symptoms, you should be checked out by a medical professional,” Ferguson says. The violent hits are the focus of attention for causing concussions in football, but Ferguson says you could suffer one from a simple slip on a wet floor in your home.

“Falls are the number one cause of brain injuries in Iowa,” Ferguson says. Ferguson, the I-D-P-H’s Brain Injury & Disability Program Manager, says there are several symptoms that you should recognize. “Initially people might experience a headache, they could be a little confused, they could have balance problems or disiness, feel a little sluggish, maybe foggy, also might experience some vomiting or be bothered by light or noise,” Ferguson says. “For some people there might be loss of consciousness…that’s not always something that might happen.” She says it’s important if you experience such symptom that you get checked out before you go on about your daily routine.

“You never know how long those symptoms could last, and not having it checked out and continuing on with activities as normal could actually make your situation worse,” according to Ferguson. Blows to the head are a common cause of the brain injury — but not the only cause. “People don’t even need to necessarily hit their head directly, just being shaken around,” Ferguson says, “having a blow to the body is enough to have your brain juggle around inside your skull and cause some injury.” Ferguson says victims of brain injury can have changes in thinking, language, or even general emotions, that are often missed, and that’s why they call it the “silent epidemic.”

“Brain injury can happen to anybody….like I said, falls are the number one cause of brain injury. We see it being the number one cause in the very young and the very old. So, across the board it is something we should be concerned about,” Ferguson says. For information on prevention and resources available regarding brain injuries, you can visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa’s website at: biaia.org, or visit the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website at: idph.iowa.gov/brain-injuries.

(Radio Iowa)

NE man arrested after driving the wrong way on I-80 in Adair County

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March 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Nebraska was arrested for Reckless Driving Saturday night for driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 in Adair County, two-miles west of Stuart. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped 57-year old Scott James Noell, of Omaha, at the 91 mile marker, as he was traveling west in the eastbound lanes, at around 8:50-p.m.  Noell was sentenced to time served and released Sunday night.

Two people were arrested last week on drug charges, in Adair County. The Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Mariah K. Carbine, of Winterset, was arrested by Stuart Police March 1st. The woman was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine – 1st offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released on $1,000 bond later that day. And, Stuart Police arrested 22-year old Tyler Eugene Worthington, of Winterset, March 1st as well, for Possession of Meth/1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of a Temporary Restraining Order. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

And, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports 59-year old Reginald Allen Sickles, of Greenfield, was arrested Saturday night for OWI/1st offense. Sickles was later released on $1,000 bond.