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Irwin man listed in critical condition after Shelby County crash

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An elderly  couple from Irwin were injured during a single-vehicle crash in Shelby County, Wednesday afternoon, north of Irwin. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says a 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by 80-year old Gerald Gross, of Irwin, was traveling south on Shelby County road M-47 at around 2:20-p.m., when the pickup went out of control on the ice and snow covered road. The vehicle entered the east ditch and hit a culvert before vaulting into the air and coming to rest in a field.

Gross, and his wife, 77-year old Martha Gross, were trapped in the pickup and extricated by rescue personnel before being transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital, in Harlan. Gerald Gross was listed in critical condition and flown by helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. His wife was admitted to Myrtue for treatment. A report on her condition is not available.

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by crews from the Irwin, Defiance and Manilla Fire Departments, as well as Medivac Ambulance.

(9-a.m. News)

Creston man arrested on marijuana charge

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston arrested a local man Tuesday afternoon on a drug charge. Officials said today (Thursday), that 27-year old Coty Allen Savage, of Creston, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Savage was being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.

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Local Trooper to make his final patrol today

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa State Patrol Trooper from Avoca started his final, distinguished tour of duty this (Thursday) morning.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Scott Pigsley.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Scott Pigsley.

Trooper Scott Pigsley (ISP 234), who is retiring from the Patrol, radioed-in to State Radio in Lewis, that he was  “10-41 for one last time,” (beginning tour of duty)  early this morning. Pigsley began his career 28-years ago, and is best known for his years of flying the State Patrol’s aircraft based in Atlantic.

We wish him well!

Red Oak teen arrested for Eluding, Wed. night

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officers with the Red Oak Police Department arrested a teenager Wednesday on a charge of eluding. 17-year old Devon Lee Smith, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 9:45-p.m. in the vicinity of West 5th and Coolbaugh Streets. Smith was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, cited into Juvenile Court, and then released to his guardian.

Bluffs coffee shop robbed Wed. evening

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say no injuries were reported following the robbery Wednesday evening of a coffee shop at 3030 West Broadway Street. Officials say two men, one Hispanic, the other Caucasian, entered the Scooters Coffee Shop at around 7-p.m. The Hispanic male approached an employee behind the counter and pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at her and at the register, but made no demands. A second employee behind the counter had her back turned away from the suspect and was not aware of what was happening until the first employee called her name.

The two female employees tried to open both registers, but one would not open. After the second register was opened, the women offered the contents to the suspect, who then ordered the women to place the money in a bag. When no bag could be found, the suspect went around the counter and grabbed the till, which contained an undetermined amount of cash.

Both suspects then fled out the door and were last seen running northwest, toward Avenue A. Both men were between 18 and 20-years of age. The Hispanic male wore gloves, and all black outer clothing consisting of a sweatshirt with the hood up, and a black handkerchief partially covering his face. The Caucasian suspect wore a bright blue hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a ski mask.

Anyone with information about the crime, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.

Oakland man arrested for Probation Violation

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pottawattamie County man Wednesday afternoon. 24-year old Jan Palubjak, of Oakland, was arrested at around 4:50-p.m. on a warrant for Probation Violation. He has since posted a $2,500 bond, and was released from custody.

Online car sale scam costs Bluffs man $2k

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man is out $2,000 after a phone scam. The Daily NonPareil says according to Council Bluffs Police Department reports, the 41-year-old man negotiated the purchase of a 2007 Honda Accord off a Craigslist ad, agreeing to pay $2,000. The seller told the man he was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base and was set to be deployed overseas.

Sgt. David Dawson said the seller told the Council Bluffs man to pay another man in Mississippi, wiring the money. The Offutt man told the buyer to list the Money Gram as “sending money to a relative” to avoid higher service fees. Dawson called that tactic a red flag for buyers. After the money was wired the man from Offutt was supposed to bring the Accord to the Council Bluffs man. That didn’t occur.

Dawson said the department will investigate the fraud but once the money is gone there’s little they can do.

Semis collided in Council Bluffs – 2 injured

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February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say two people were injured in a wreck involving two semi trucks Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80. Authorities told The Daily NonPareil the semis wrecked near the split with southbound I-29 near the Madison Avenue shortly after 2 p.m.

Officials said 50-year old Randy Baumfalk, of Hickman, Neb., was driving a 2007 Kenworth tractor trailer, and 45-year old Eric Payton, of Philadelphia, Pa., was driving a 2014 International tractor trailer. Police said both trucks were westbound on I-80 when traffic started to slow and pick back up intermittently as snow fell. Baumfalk’s Kenworth hit Payton’s International from behind.

Council Bluffs Rescue transported Payton and a passenger in his truck, 50-year-old Sherrard McKnight of Raleigh, N.C. to CHI Health Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.