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2 people arrested on Child Endangerment charges in Red Oak

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June 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people from Pottawattamie County were arrested Sunday afternoon on Child Endangerment charges, in Red Oak. Authorities say 27-year old Matthew Edwin Kaufman, of Council Bluffs, was taken into custody at around 3:20-p.m. in the 300 block of South 2nd Street on a valid Council Bluffs felony warrant for Child Endangerment with Bodily Injury. And, at around 3:27-p.m., 29-year old Trisha Marie Agee, of Carter Lake, was arrested in the 400 block of East Senate Avenue on the same charge.

Both suspects were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $7,500 bond each, while awaiting extradition to Council Bluffs.

Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, June 1st 2015

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June 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JEFFERSON, Iowa – UPDATE 5:26-A.M. AMBER ALERT CANCELLED (Suspect & children found safe) The JeffersonPolice Department at 3-a..m. today issued an AMBER ALERT to law enforcement agencies across the state, in connection with the disappearance of two Native American children identified as 4-year old Reed Day, a male, and 2-year old Rheea Day, a female. Police are searching for a blue 1987 Chevrolet R-10 truck with Iowa plates reading 734-RAS. The children were apparently taken around 2:30 p.m. Sunday by 21-year old Allison Tucker.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The new pork processing plant planned for Sioux City is two years away, but area schools have already started planning for the possible surge in enrollment. The Journal reports the $264 million Seaboard Triumph Food plant is expected to employ more than 1,000 people when it opens in 2017.

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — The high price of flood insurance makes it difficult for some Iowa residents to sell their homes. The Quad-City Times reports Duane Randleman has been trying to sell for a year-and-a-half and showed his house to more than 60 families. But prospective buyers don’t like the idea of paying $200 a month in flood insurance for the Bettendorf home.

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Top advisers from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign are speaking with substance abuse prevention advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign policies around drug addiction and treatment. Ann O’Leary and Maya Harris, two top policy advisers to the campaign, held video conferences last week with leading advocates in both early voting states, campaign officials said.

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa courts are now being asked to clean up a messy neighborhood dispute over a dog that included one couple sending a quart of cow manure in the mail to another couple. The Hawk Eye reports that Kimberly and Carlos Capdevila filed a lawsuit claiming that Mary Eipert and Steven Rowland are defaming them and interfering with their insurance business.

Amber Alert in Iowa issued 3-a.m. Monday

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June 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

UPDATE 5:26-A.M.: The children and suspect have been found and are safe. AMBER ALERT CANCELLED.

The Jefferson, Iowa Police Department at 3-a..m. issued an AMBER ALERT to law enforcement agencies across the state, associated with the disappearance of two  Native American children identified as 4-year old Reed Day (a male), and 2-year old Rheea Lee Ann Day (a female).

A pickup similar to this is being sought in the Amber Alert

A pickup similar to this is being sought in the Amber Alert

Police are searching for a blue 1987 Chevrolet R-10 truck with Iowa plates reading 734-RAS in connection with their disappearance.

Reed Day

Reed Day

Reed Day was apparently taken around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He is four feet tall, 40 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue and white Scooby Doo sweatshirt.

Rheea Day is 3-feet tall, weighs 30-pounds and has blonde hair & blue eyes. She was wearing a pink shirt and shorts. Rheea is a severe diabetic and is on an insulin pump. The suspect did not take any of Rheea’s required medication or testing equipment with her when she left.

Allison Tucker

Allison Tucker

The suspect in the abduction is 21-year old Allision Ann Marie Tucker, a white female, 5-feet 7-inches tall, 140-pounds and has blonde hair with blue eyes. No clothing description is available at this time. The children belong to a good friend and she was allowed to leave with the children to reportedly travel to the Des Moines area to look at a dog. Tucker did not return with the children and has had no contact with the mother.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the children’s disappearance is asked to call 911 immediately.

Rheea Day

Rheea Day

Sioux City area schools plan for influx with new pork plant

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The new pork processing plant planned for Sioux City is two years away, but area schools have already started planning for the possible surge in enrollment. The Sioux City Journal reports the $264 million Seaboard Triumph Food plant is expected to employ more than 1,000 people when it opens in 2017. Sioux City Superintendent Paul Gausman says his district is expecting between 200 and 500 additional students.

Gausman says the district plans to study its needs closely over the next year to determine if any schools should be expanded and when new schools will be needed. Several other area districts, including the Sergeant Bluff-Lupton, Bishop Heelan Catholic and South Sioux City districts had expansion projects in the works before the pork plant was announced that will help with growth.

Deflated tire causes motorcycle accident in Fremont County

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A deflated tire on a motorcycle caused an accident Saturday morning on Interstate 29, in Fremont County. The Iowa State Patrol says the 2003 Suzuki driven by 49-year old Phillip W. Gordon, of Omaha, was traveling south on I-29 near Exit 15, when a tire went down, causing the bike to sway. The cycle toppled onto its side, tossing Gordon, and his passenger, 47-year old Lori Moore, also of Omaha. The pair slid on the shoulder of the road, while the cycle came to rest in the area between the off-ramp to Exit 15, and the Interstate.

Gordon was transported by helicopter to Creighton Hospital, while Moore was taken by Sidney Rescue to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Nebraska. A report on their conditions was not released. The accident happened at around 10-a.m., Saturday.

Denison man arrested on drug charges

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports a traffic stop conducted Wednesday near the fairgrounds in Denison resulted in a drug-related arrest. During the traffic stop, the K9 “Bayou” alerted to the vehicle and a search was conducted of the vehicle. Found in the vehicle was Methaphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia all items were seized for evidence. Charged was 24 year old Sean Anthony Ingvall of Denison, for Possession of Marijuana/3rd offense, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ingvall’s bond was set at $2000.

And, on Friday,a man from Denison was arrested on Theft and other charges, after officers with the Denison Police Department were called to search for an individual that had stolen items from the Wal-Mart Store, in Denison. Upon arrival officers observed the suspect flee and were unable to locate him. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was called to assist in the search.

The K9 unit was able to locate some of the stolen property, and the male suspect. 24- year old Nathan Herrin, of Denison, was arrested for Theft 5th degree, trespassing, public intoxication, and interference with official acts. His bond was set at $1000.

Corning man arrested on drug charges Sat. morning

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early Saturday morning northeast of Coberg, in Montgomery County, resulted in the arrest of a man from Adams County. Sheriff’s officials say 25-year old Adam John Cross, of Corning, was arrested at around 1:50-a.m. after his Ford F-150 pickup was pulled over at the intersection of 250th Street and I Avenue.

During the stop, a Montgomery County k9 was deployed, and alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. A search of the pickup resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Cross was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges that include Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and OWI/Drugged – 1st offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

High Speed chase ends in an arrest early this morning in Cass County

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A chase in Cass County that began with a traffic stop, ended with one person being taken into custody early this morning. Details of the event have not been released, but according to scanner traffic, the chase began when the driver of a pickup failed to stop for speeding 95 in a 55 zone.

The driver lead a Cass County Deputy on a wild chase that included many County roads and ended up in a farm field. Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol also assisted in the pursuit, which ended at around 1:45-a.m.

Additional information will be released when it’s available.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, May 31st 2015

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May 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Martin O’Malley promptly brought his Democratic presidential campaign to Iowa, offering himself to voters in the leadoff caucus state as a leader who will create jobs and opportunity. O’Malley spoke to more than 50 people crowded into a union hall in Davenport Saturday afternoon.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The three rural Iowa counties targeted in a federal lawsuit by a Des Moines water utility have filed a response denying that they contribute to high nitrate levels in rivers. The Des Moines Register reports that Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties submitted the response on May 22nd. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says the three counties should be required to obtain federal water pollution discharge permits because they release nitrate pollutants into rivers much like regulated factories.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested an Iowa City man accused of using a blowtorch to cut locks in two separate burglaries. The Press-Citizen reports that 30-year-old Brent Lothridge was arrested Thursday. Police say he entered a construction site on May 8th and used a blowtorch to cut into a tool chest. He was being held Saturday at the Muscatine County Jail on $10,000 bond.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Matt Hall struck out 11 over eight innings and Missouri State advanced to the championship round of the Springfield Regional with a 5-3 win over Iowa Saturday night. Reliever Ryan Erickson took the loss for Iowa, which plays Oregon in an elimination game today.

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