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Harrison Co. fatal cycle accident

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July 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Updated with name)

A Nebraska man died Saturday afternoon in Harrison County, when his motorcycle left the road, for reasons unknown. The Iowa State Patrol says 48 year old Michael R. Beck, of Decatur, NE, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson left Interstate 29 northbound near the 94.5 mile marker, at around 2:10-p.m. The cycle ended up in the median. Beck was flown by Lifenet helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Assisting at the accident scene was the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Mondamin Fire and Rescue.

7AM Newscast 07-21-2012

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July 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Montgomery County Accident

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July 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Communications Center received a cell 911 call reporting a two vehicle, property damage accident at approximately 4:19pm Friday.  The accident occurred in the 1600 block of 210th Street southwest of Red Oak.  A 1999 Ford F-150 pickup owned and operated by 56-year-old Calvin Merle Watt of Red Oak was westbound on 210th Street and was slowing to turn south into a residential driveway when a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by 44-year-old Richard James Linfor of Red Oak struck the rear of Watt’s vehicle.  Linfor did not see Watt’s vehicle due to the gravel dust in the roadway.  Damage was estimated at $2,500 total for the vehicles and some property damage did occur.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Accident and Arrest Friday in Atlantic

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July 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Police Department reports an accident and unrelated arrest on Friday in Atlantic.  The accident occurred at the intersection of 7th and Walnut at approximately 6:32pm.  A vehicle driven by Sandra Ryan of Atlantic was traveling south on Walnut Street with a green light when a vehicle driven by Gabrielle Petersen of Griswold ran through the opposite red light and collided with Ryan’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $2,500 each and Petersen was cited for failure to obey traffic device.

The APD also reported the arrest Friday of 24-year-old Kirk Kinser of Hastings, IA for OWI First degree and Driving Under Suspension.  He was booked and held at the Cass County Jail.

Excessive Heat Warning Will Replace Heat Advisory for Far Western/SW Iowa

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July 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WILL THEN GO IN EFFECT FROM 1PM TODAY UNTIL 8PM TUESDAY...


* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH 98 TO 105 DEGREES
  FOR SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. HEAT INDEX VALUES SHOULD PEAK IN
  THE 100 TO 108 RANGE EACH AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THIS HEAT WAVE MAKES IT
  ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR THOSE WHO WORK OUTDOORS OR DO NOT
  HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. IF YOU MUST WORK OUTSIDE...TAKE PLENTY
  OF WATER BREAKS IN THE SHADE AND IF POSSIBLE SCHEDULE MORE
  STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES FOR MORNING OR IN THE EVENING.

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 AND
NEIGHBORS.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...
AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

NE IA man injured in Pott. Co. crash

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July 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 29 in Pottawattamie County resulted in a northeast Iowa man being sent to a hospital in Council Bluffs. The Iowa State Patrol says 21 year old Justin M. Ridder, of Aplington, was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Jenny Edmundson Hospital following the crash on I-29 northbound at the 45-mile marker.

Officials say Ridder was traveling in the right lane when he attempted to change lanes after seeing broken down motorists on the right shoulder. He was unable to do so however, because of a vehicle approaching fast in the left lane.

Ridder tried to return to the right lane but lost control of his vehicle. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer crossed the lane lane and hit a bridge guard rail. The accident happened at around 2:45-pm.

Extended Excessive Heat Warning To Begin Saturday

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July 20th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 9 PM
CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO
9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...SATURDAY BUILDING INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TO THE MID 90S NORTH TO
  ABOVE 100 DEGREES SOUTH BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH MIDWEEK. WITH DEW POINTS IN THE 60S THIS WILL
  PUSH HEAT INDICES NEAR TO ABOVE 105 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASED
  HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH
  HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY IF SIGNIFICANT PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
  OBSERVED. THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
  WILL ACCUMULATE OVER TIME. PERSONS EXPECTED TO BE OUTDOORS FOR
  SEVERAL DAYS NEED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN THEIR
  ACTIVITIES.

Boat Checks Iowa Lake Before Sonar Search for Girls

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July 20th, 2012 by admin

A boat has been deployed in a northeast Iowa lake to help an FBI dive team prepare for a sonar search for two missing cousins.

Black Hawk County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Abben (A’-behn) said Friday the three people in the boat are checking the Meyers Lake in Evansdale before the dive team enters the water and begins using its specialized equipment.

The team’s searching for 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins. They’ve been missing since they went for a bike ride on July 13. Their bikes were found near the lake.

Agents in FBI shirts spent several minutes hooking up equipment before the boat pushed off into the lake.

Abben says the dive team has arrived in the area and is planning the logistics of their dive.

5 CB Businesses Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

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July 20th, 2012 by admin

The Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task force reports 5 Council Bluffs businesses have been cited for selling alcohol to a minor.

On Thursday, members of the task force conducted an undercover operation into the illegal sale of alcohol to minors in Council Bluffs.  A total of 15 businesses were checked, with five making a sale to a minor.

The task force says five criminal citations were issued for selling alcohol to a minor to Shenanigan’s, 1892 German Ber Haus, Quaker Steak and Lube, Do Rock Inn, and T’z Tavern.  They say the 10 businesses checked that were in compliance include Goofy’s Corner, Fiddlin Moneky, Barley’s, Glory Days, Railway Inn, O’Face Bar, Dusty’s Bar, Caddy Shack, Breakway Bar, and J & B Lounge.

The operation was conducted with assistance of two, 19 year-old females and one, 19 year-old male.

The Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task force says this type of operation is ongoing and they will continue to check businesses in the future.

Clarinda Police Blotter

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July 20th, 2012 by admin

The Clarinda Police Department reports several incidents the past few days.

On Thursday charges in Page County District Court were filed against 23-year-old Lynn Elizabeth Chandler of Maryville, Missouri.  The charges stem from an incident that occurred that occurred in Clarinda during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 11, 2012.  Chandler was charged with felony drug possession, operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor interference with a police officer and misdemeanor providing false identification information to a police officer.  She is currently in custody in Nodaway County, Missouri on unrelated charges. Chandler’s bail on the charges stemming from the incident in Clarinda is presently set at $2,000. Chandler is awaiting extradition to Iowa.

That same day, the Clarinda Police Department reports 33-year-old Matthew Ronald Corey of Clarinda was arrested on a warrant from Adams County for a probation violation. He posted $1,000.00 bail a short time after being brought to the Page County Courthouse and was released pending additional court action in Adams County.

Also Thursday, the Clarinda Police Department says Darren McCollough of Clarinda reported that his apartment at 800 W. Tarkio St, apt. E-2 had been burglarized sometime during the late evening hours of Wednesday or early morning hours Thursday.  He reports a Sony PlayStation 3 game system with an estimated value of $320.00 had been taken from the apartment. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

On Wednesday, officials with the Clarinda Community Public School District reported the theft numerous Easton softball bats with an estimated value of $1,000.00. The theft occurred sometime between July 12-16th. The softball bats had been stored in a shed at the City of Clarinda baseball/softball field complex. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

On Tuesday, shortly after 1 AM, officers responded to the Timber Creek Apartment Complex in Clarinda to investigate a complaint of illegal use of fireworks.  Officers observed Hugo Navor Hernandez Cruz, Jr. detonating explosive devices. Charges are pending against Cruz, Jr.  in Page County Magistrate Court for misdemeanor illegal use of fireworks.