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IL man injured in Mills County crash, Saturday

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A man from Chicago, IL, was injured Saturday evening, when the pickup he was driving spun out of control in Mills County, went off the road and hit a sign post and a culvert before coming to rest on the roadway. The Iowa State Patrol says 31-year old Dennis Smagur, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.

The accident happened at around 5:35-p.m., as Smagur was east on Bunge Avenue, near the intersection with Alcorn Avenue. The man was found under the rear of his pickup. A report on his condition was not available late Saturday night.

Hit and run accident in Stanton Saturday evening

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that slid-off the road and hit a light pole in Stanton, Saturday evening. Sheriff’s officials say at around 5:15-p.m., a mid-2000′s model Chevy pickup, dark grey or black in color, slid-off the road and hit a light pole near the intersection of Halland and Broad Avenue’s in Stanton. The vehicle then sped-off northbound, out of town.

The light pole owned by the City of Stanton sustained $2,000 damage. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 1-800-432-1001, or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107.

Villisca man arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Montgomery County arrested a Villisca man, Saturday afternoon. 47-year old Shawn A. Graham was taken into custody on a valid Pottawattamie County warrant charging him with Suborning Perjury. Graham was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond, while awaiting transport to Pottawattamie County.

Lewis man injured in Adams County rollover accident, Saturday

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured during a rollover accident Saturday afternoon, in Adams County. The Sheriff’s Office says Richard Mosier, of Lewis, was transported to the hospital in Corning, after the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled into a ditch at around 12:15-p.m., near 1064 State Highway 148.

The driven of the vehicle, 72-year old Claudia Conn, of Lewis, was not injured.

1 killed, 1 injured during head-on collision in NW IA

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A head-on collision late Saturday morning in northwest Iowa’s Clay County has claimed the life of one woman and resulted in another transported to a hospital. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2006 Ford Freestyle driven by 64-year old Dollene Kinnetz, of Hartley, and a 2009 Chevy Malibu driven by 49-year old Carolyn Alger, of Spencer, collided on Clay County road B-24, east of Country Club Lane. Both women were transported to the Spencer Hospital, where Kinnetz died from her injuries.

The accident, which occurred at around 10-a.m., remains under investigation.

6-year old hit by a pickup truck during sledding accident in Council Bluffs

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A child suffered life-threatening injuries during a sledding accident Saturday afternoon, in Pottawattamie County. According to Council Bluffs Police, the unidentified  6-year old girl was sledding eastbound down a hill and entered the southbound lane of Bennett Avenue, where she was struck by the passenger side of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup.

The accident happened just before 1-p.m.The child was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her name was being withheld pending notification of family. The accident remained under investigation.

Council Bluffs animal shelter to open next year

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A new western Iowa animal shelter to be used by the Midlands Humane Society and the Council Bluffs Animal Control Department is set to open early next year. Society spokeswoman Michelle Miller tells the Daily Nonpareil that it could open the first week of January.

Located near the Iowa Western Community College campus, the $3.2 million, 11,600-square-foot building will greatly expand the number of holding areas currently available at the city shelter. Dogs and cats kept in the shelter will be exposed to natural light in a climate-controlled environment.

Private donations paid for the shelter. Miller says fundraising efforts now will go toward covering the first 18 months of daily operating expenses.

Clarinda Snow Ordinance is now in effect

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A message from the Clarinda Police Dept.: All Clarinda citizens need to have any vehicles parked on the street removed as soon as today’s (Saturday’s) snow accumulates two inches. Vehicles not removed will be ticketed & towed.

Motorists are also being advised to slow down. Authorities are seeing a significant number of traffic accidents. Remember speed limits are based on ideal driving conditions. A driver can be cited under Iowa motor vehicle for driving too fast for the conditions.

Accident reports piling-up late Sat. morning

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Only minor injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident Saturday at around noon, near the Cass/Adams County line. The crash was said to have occurred on Highway 148. No other details are currently available. Other accidents have been reported along I-80 in Cass County, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Snow started falling in Atlantic at around 9:45. Slow down, allow extra space between vehicles on the roadways, and give yourself spare time to reach your destination, safely. As of Noon, roads in western Iowa along and south of Interstate 80 and west of Highway 59, were completely covered with snow. Roads east of Highway 59 were partially covered with snow.

Road condition information is available at 511ia.org, or by calling 5-1-1 in Iowa.

Sioux City casino still trying to fill 40-45 slots

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Those looking for a job at Sioux City’s newest casino can count on more than Lady Luck. The downtown Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City that opened nearly three months ago is still looking to fill 40 to 45 jobs, many of them front-line positions, including table game dealers, security officers, bartenders, servers, cooks and housekeepers.

But some of the jobs are managerial. Hard Rock General Manager Todd Moyer tells the Sioux City Journal  that the casino is still looking for a purchasing manager, director of hotel operations and environmental services manager.

Moyer says a tight local labor market has made recruiting more challenging. The Sioux City area unemployment rate recently stood at 4.4 percent.