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Gingrich gets standing-room-only crowd in Council Bluffs

News

December 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich attracted a standing-room-only crowd in Council Bluffs last night (Wednesday). Gingrich’s status as a candidate gaining in popularity drew Drake University student Mike McInereney to make the two-hour trip to see Gingrich at what was billed as a “Slice the Deficit” event.  “It was more focused on creating jobs in America, you know, reducing regulations on certain industries, so people really enjoyed it,” McInereney said. “It was awesome.” Gingrich called the federal government bloated and wasteful.

“It’s an embarassment,” Gingrich said. “We don’t have to tolerate the government being stupid — and it’s expensive.” Gingrich has been getting rapped by rivals for proposing what they call “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Gingrich told the crowd in Council Bluffs it’s a “hopeless” promise to suggest there’s a way to deport all the illegal immigrants who are here today. Gingrich, in turn, promises that as president he would secure the border within a year by using unmanned drones and fences in high-traffic areas. Teresa Butterbaug, an engineer from Council Bluffs, says Gingrich has handled the issue well.

“I like the way he stood for the immigration, especially shutting the borders,” Butterbaug says. Gingrich is  due to publicly sign a border security pledge today (Thursday), one of several campaign events scheduled in the central Iowa area.

(Radio Iowa)

Potential Winter Storm this weekend….

News, Weather

November 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

See the forecast map from the National Weather Service http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/fxc/dmx/wx/File.png

A significant storm system is expected to affect the state late Friday night into Saturday. Rain is expected in the southeast with snow in northwest Iowa. Some moderate to locally heavy snow accumulations will be possible in the northwest by Saturday Night.

 

Fontanelle couple injured in Nov. 22nd crash have died

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November 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Fontanelle couple who were injured during a crash in Cass County last week, died just one-day apart from each other at a hospice facility in Johnston. That word came today (Wednesday) from the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle. 92-year old Virgil Martin and 89-year old Evelyn Martin were injured November 22nd in a collision with an SUV driven by 33-year old Cynthia Simon, of Anita.  Virgil Martin died Nov. 28th. Evelyn died the next day, at Mercy Hospice, in Johnston.

The accident the couple was involved in happened at around 3:45-p.m., Nov. 22nd, about 3-miles southeast of Anita on Glendale Road. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said a 2000 Buick LeSabre owned and driven by Virgil Martin, was eastbound on Glendale Road when his vehicle was struck by a westbound 1999 Chevy S-10 Blazer driven by Simon, who had attempted a southbound turn in front of Martin’s vehicle into a farm driveway.

Both drivers were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, along with Evelyn Martin, who was a passenger in the Buick. She was flown later that same evening to a hospital in Des Moines.

Mom, child fall from moving SUV in Council Bluffs

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November 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs police say a mother and her 1-year-old child were taken to a hospital after they fell from a moving vehicle. 18-year-old Joanna Puentes and her baby were taken to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday night. Police say the SUV, driven by Alex Perez, of Omaha, was traveling on a city street when Puentes and the child fell out of the passenger side door. Perez allegedly told police that Puentes was attempting to put the child in a safety seat when her foot opened the door and they both fell from the vehicle. Perez was cited for several violations, including failure to secure a child.

Break-in at Elliott Elementary School

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November 30th, 2011 by Jim Field

Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials are asking for information on a break-in at the Elliott Elementary School.  The incident happened between November 23rd and November 29th.  Those responsible pried open a window and made off with three laptop computers and six cameras from several room.  The items are valued at 41-hundred-five dollars.  Tips can be made anonymously to the Montgomery County Crimestoppers Hotline at 800-432-1001.

Walnut/A-H-S-T to Begin Sharing Next Year

News, Sports

November 30th, 2011 by Jim Field

The Walnut School Board voted at their Tuesday night meeting to enter a sharing agreement with the A-H-S-T schools.  Walnut students will attend classes at A-H-S-T for about three periods per day and share all athletics with A-H-S-T beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.  Walnut Superintendent Jim Hammerich said they voted on shifting academics from Atlantic to A-H-S-T for three periods in the afternoon, just like they currently do in Atlantic.  The board voted for a two-year contract with A-H-S-T.  The Walnut school board also voted  to continue sharing Junior High sports, unanimously sending all boys sports to A-H-S-T.  The board also voted 3-2 to share all girls sports with A-H-S-T.   The board’s vote ends the sharing agreements with Atlantic.  Hammerich said it is a better fit for the Walnut kids, with all the logistics, transportation costs etc., and having Junior High already in Avoca all weighing in on the board’s decision.  He said the Atlantic sharing experience the last five years was wonderful, but it will end this school year.  Hammerich says the two school board’s will continue to discuss future whole-grade sharing between A-H-S-T and Walnut.

APD Reports Theft, Minor Traffic Accident

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November 30th, 2011 by Jim Field

Atlantic police say that no one was injured in a two car collision Tuesday afternoon.  Shirley Chester of Atlantic was eastbound on 6th Street approaching Birch Street just before four o’clock.  Her car was hit by another driven by Keisha Houston of Avoca, who failed to stop at the sign as she was southbound on Birch.  Chester car ended up in a nearby yard.  Houston was charged with failing to obey a stop sign.  Damage to the two cars totalld 45-hundred dollars.

Also, Atlantic police arrested 31 year old Christopher Anstey of Atlantic on a charge of 5th degree theft for shoplifting.

8AM Newscast 11-30-2011

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November 30th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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November 30th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Rare triplet calves born on SW IA farm

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A cow owned by a southwest Iowa farmer has given birth to a trio of calves. The rare event occurred on a farm owned by Max and Harriet Griffey, of rural Farragut. According to experts, the odds of a beef cow giving birth to triplets is 1-in 100,00. Another rarity: the cow on the Griffey farm is nursing the calves by herself.

The two male and female calves are doing well, according to Griffey, and at three-weeks of age, are beginning to eat some grain and hay. Griffey told the Omaha World-Herald he’s been raising livestock for over 45-years, and it’s the first set of triplets he’s had delivered by a cow. The same cow, has previously given birth of twins, on more than one occasion.