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Fremont County Accident


July 18th, 2011 by admin

No injuries have been reported in a traffic accident that occurred in Fremont County.

Russell Bowers of Sidney was backing his 1997 Ford F-150 out of a parking lot at 701 Cass Street. While backing out, he struck a 1996 Dodge Dakota parked on the opposite side of the street owned by Richard Benson of Sidney.

No other details are currently available.

Two Injured in Fremont County Crash


July 18th, 2011 by admin

A chain-reaction accident in Fremont County led to two people being admitted to the Shenandoah Hospital.

On July 10th, Alexandria Snyder of Macedonia was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 on Highway 59 approaching 250th street. Snyder was unable to see a couple of cars stopped if front of her that were waiting for a semi to turn onto 250th street. Snyder struck a 2002 Hyundai driven by Andrea Candmil of Omaha. That led to Candmil’s vehicle striking a 2005 Lexus driven by Elaine Bauman of Town and Country, Missouri.

Two people were transported to Shenandoah Hospital as a result of the crash.

No other details are currently available.

Fremont County Arrests


July 18th, 2011 by admin

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Reports the arrest of several people the past couple weeks.

On July 7th, 39-year-old Travis Williams of Omaha was arrested for matter of conveyance, no registration, and no insurance.

On July 8th, 20-year-old Dyson Patrick Tobin of Tabor was arrested for a court hold.

Last Wednesday 30-year-old Clinton Gabriel Cook of Sidney was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Also on Wednesday 20-year-old Kody Ryan of Sidney was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

And on Thursday 23-year-old Christopher LeRoy Jordan of Shenandoah was arrested on a probation warrant

Flood Insurance Rescue Program In Works


July 18th, 2011 by admin

A financial rescue for people who have been denied flood insurance coverage may be in the works on Capitol Hill.

When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined that ongoing Missouri River Flooding started June 1 and has been a “flood in progress” from that date, many people had their flood insurance voided by FEMA. That’s because FEMA rules dictate that someone would need to have purchased flood insurance one month prior to the June 1 date set by FEMA.

A new proposal in Congress would remove the “flood in progress” provision. That means those who bought flood insurance after May 1 would be able to collect payments, as long as the damage occurred after the 30-day wait.

The bill has several sponsors in Congress, including Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.

But detractors in Congress point to the fact that the bill isn’t fair to people who bought their flood insurance in time. They also point out the National Flood Insurance Program

Already is in debt $18 million due mostly to Hurricane Katrina.

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July 18th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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I-29 structures may require flood damage work


July 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say some overpasses and ramps along Interstate 29 in western Iowa need to be inspected for flood damage before they’re judged safe.

Iowa Transportation Department officials say that damage could take months to repair and hamper travel along the interstate and on the approaches to bridges across the Missouri River to Nebraska.

Near Sidney, river floodwater has washed away some of the dirt on the overpass where Iowa Highway 2 and Interstate 29 meet.

Department spokesman Jeff McQueen says the overpass and ramps will have to be inspected and repairs made before motorists can use them for travel north or south along I-29 or to exit for driving northeast into Sidney or west to Nebraska City, across the Missouri River.

Guthrie Center Drug Store Robbed for 2nd time in 2 Months


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Dowd Healthmart Drug in Guthrie Center has been broken into for the second time in two months.

Police say the most recent break-in occurred last Tuesday when a burglar tossed a brick through the front door of Dowd setting off the alarm. Police responded to the alarm immediately but the thief had already escaped. The burglar had managed to steal prescription medications before fleeing the scene. No cash or other merchandise was reported missing, and the building sustained no additional damage.

Surveillance video from the break-in shows a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over a yellow ball cap. On top of the sweatshirt is a checkered or plaid shirt. He was also wearing gloves. Store owner Jim Vandevanter says additional security cameras had just been installed the night before.

The robbery was nearly identical to the one that occurred on May 26th when prescription drugs were stolen after the store’s front door was broken. As the case with last Tuesday’s robbery, no cash was taken and no other property was damaged.

Anyone with information about the burglaries should call the Guthrie Center Police Department at (641) 747-2214.

Update on Council Bluffs Crash


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Pottawattamie County authorities are still investigating a fatal collision on old Lincoln Highway north of Council Bluffs.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 19-year-old Elizabeth Chadwick, of rural Crescent, and 18-year-old Jessica Weinfurtner, who lived in Council Bluffs.

Chadwick was driving when her car veered off the roadway around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s office she overcorrected and veered into oncoming traffic, striking an airport shuttle vehicle. Chadwick and Weinfurtner were pronounced dead at the scene.

Six passengers in the van were taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The van driver didn’t want medical treatment.

Council Bluffs Community School District spokeswoman Diane

Ostrowski says Chadwick went to Thomas Jefferson High School and Weinfurtner attended Abraham Lincoln High School.

2 teens die in crash near Council Bluffs (updated 9-p.m. 7-17)


July 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two young women have died in a crash over the weekend in Council Bluffs. According to Omaha Television station KETV, the victims have been identified as Elizabeth Chadwick, a 2010 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School, and her friend, Jessica Weinfurtner, who attended Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School. The crash happened at around 11:15-p.m., Saturday.
Investigators said rescue crews took several people to an area hospital with minor injuries.There was no word yet on what caused the crash, and no other details were available Sunday evening.


Heat Wave to continue….


July 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters say the heat wave gripping the central U.S. is “unrelenting” and sweaty residents shouldn’t expect any relief soon.

Heat advisories and warnings are in place in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan, as temperatures and humidity combine to make being outside uncomfortable for millions.

In Oklahoma City, forecasters expected another day of 100-degree heat Sunday, which would be the 27th day this year the city has reached 100 or above. The city’s record is 50 such days, set in 1980, and it’s on pace to break it this year.

National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams in Norman, Okla., says much of the central U.S. is under a so-called “heat dome” that isn’t moving much. He describes the heat as “unrelenting” and says the trend is for more hot weather.