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Quick-moving storm triggers massive pileup in Iowa

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February 17th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Update 3:55-a.m., 2/18) — The Iowa State Patrol responded to numerous crashes Saturday on the Interstates, due to a quick moving snow system that caused roads to become snow covered and icy. I-35 near the 100 mile marker southbound (in Polk County) was closed for 2 hours for a 70 car pile-up.  Approximately 11 people were transported to local hospitals for treatment of injuries.

I-80 near the 158 mile marker westbound (in Jasper County) was temporarily closed for approximately 20 vehicles that had crashed. I-80 eastbound at the 208 mile marker (in Iowa County),  up to 30 vehicles were involved with 3 minor injuries reported.  Eastbound lanes were closed for less than an hour.

A majority of the crashes were caused by motorists traveling too fast for conditions and not allowing enough following distance. All crashes remain under investigation.

OWI arrest in Fremont County, Saturday morning

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February 17th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports early this (Saturday) morning, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 49 year old Brian Dale Steinkuehler, of Shenandoah.

During the traffic stop, deputies conducted an OWI investigation which in turn led to the arrest of Steinkuehler on a charge of Operating while Intoxicated/1st Offense.

The man was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center where he was booked in on the charge and then released after posting bond.

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Red Oak woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop Friday

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February 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

A Red Oak woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop late Friday night. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 34-year-old Ashley Nichoel Lebaugh of Red Oak at the intersection of Highway 34 and Evergreen Avenue at 11:50pm. Lebaugh was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 bond. Deputies were assisted on scene by the Montgomery County K-9 Unit.

Red Oak man arrested for Public Intox early Saturday

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February 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of 55-year-old Randall Laverne Franks of Red Oak for Public Intoxication early Saturday. Franks was arrested at 3rd and Reed Streets in Red Oak at 12:40am Saturday. Franks was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.

Elliott man arrested for OWI Friday

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February 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Elliott man on Friday evening. At approximately 8:40pm Deputies arrested 24-year-old Cody Roland Mudd of Elliott in the 1000 block of Q Avenue for OWI 1st Offense. Mudd was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

Audubon man arrested on sexual abuse charge; Formerly missing man arrested on a warrant

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February 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports 43-year old Jeremy Charles Snyder, of Audubon, was arrested Feb. 9th, for Sexual Abuse – 2nd degree.  Snyder was transported to the Audubon County Jail where he is currently being held on $25,000 bond.

And, a man who was reported missing by his family, and who returned home Friday (2/16), was arrested that same day on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear to serve a 30-day jail sentence. 38-year old Jason Arthur Malloy, of Audubon, had been reported as a missing person by family on Feb. 15th.  The Audubon Police Department located Malloy safe and sound.

Malloy was then arrested on the warrant, and transported to the Audubon County Jail to serve the 30 day sentence.

2 men wanted on warrants are found in a Council Bluffs home

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February 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Council Bluffs Police Department report two men wanted on warrants were found hiding in a home, Friday morning. Officers responded at around 9:30-a.m. to 2746 7th Av after receiving a tip that a wanted subject was on location.

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Upon arrival, officers were given consent to search the residence by the homeowner. During their search, officers located 45-year old Ted Wayne Faatz, of Council Bluffs, hiding in the basement. He was arrested without incident. Officers also noticed the attic entrance had recently been moved. An Officer gave commands into the attic and Police Service Dog (PSD) Olaf was deployed.

PSD Olaf apprehended 43-year old Johnny Joe Anson, of Council Bluffs, while he was hiding in the attic. Anson was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Both Faatz and Anson had valid warrants and were booked into Pottawattamie County Corrections.

Authorities said “We would like to thank the community for their assistance locating these two wanted individuals.”

Iowa lawmaker pleads guilty to drunk driving, gun charges

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February 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that Rep. Francis “Chip” Baltimore, a Boone Republican, entered the written plea Friday in Story County District Court. The maximum penalty for each count is a year in jail, but Baltimore’s plea notes an agreement with prosecutors that he receive a year’s probation and pay fees and civil penalties of $1,815.

Baltimore, an attorney, was arrested last month in Ames near Interstate 35. His blood alcohol tested out at nearly twice the legal limit to drive, and a pistol was found under the driver’s seat.

He was subsequently removed as chairman of the House judiciary committee, but retains his elected seat.

Brother of starved Iowa girl gets prison for injuring her

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February 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — The adoptive brother of a 16-year-old girl who died of malnutrition in her family home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to seriously injuring her before her death.

The Des Moines Register reports that 22-year-old Justin Ray pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of willful injury. In exchange, prosecutors dropped two counts of child endangerment against him.

Police have said Ray “drop-kicked” Sabrina Ray down basement stairs sometime between April 15 and May 1, leaving her unable to walk, talk, eat or drink normally.
The girl’s body was found May 12 in the Perry home she shared with her adoptive parents, who face first-degree murder and other charges. The girl weighed just 56 pounds at the time of her death.