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Adams County man arrested in Red Oak

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August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report a man from Adams County was arrested late Saturday evening on a theft charge. 25-year old Jeffrey Davis Matthews, of Corning, was arrested at around 9:35-p.m. in the 2400 block of N. Broadway Street. Matthews was charged with Theft in the 5th degree and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $300 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., 8/30/15

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August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

REMSEN, Iowa (AP) — A former Remsen-Union Community School District teacher has been arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student while she was a teacher there. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Remsen Police Department and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office began a joint investigation in the case in April and believe that 24-year-old Samantha Kohls of Cedar Falls had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student while Kohls was a teacher at the school.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Charles City man running for a school board seat has been freed on $10,000 cash bond after being charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy four years ago. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 59-year-old Doug Lindaman was charged Thursday with sexual abuse.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police in Mason City are asking the public for information about a 20-year-old Mason City man’s death. The Globe Gazette reports that investigators say they would like to talk with anyone who spoke to William Gerald Whipple before his death Wednesday. Whipple was found unresponsive around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at a Mason City home.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines police say they have seized a “vehicle of interest” in their investigation of a fatal hit-and-run. Police tell the Des Moines Register that they are conducting forensic testing and witness interviews in the death of 21-year-old Daulton Holly before 2 a.m. Sunday along Raccoon River Drive.

 

7AM Newscast 08-29-2015

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August 29th, 2015 by Chris Parks

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One man dead, three injured in head-on crash in Mills County

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August 29th, 2015 by Chris Parks

An Emerson man has died and three others were injured after a head-on collision last night on Highway 34 in Mills County.  The Iowa State Patrol reports the crash occurred at 10:32pm one mile west of Hastings.

A 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 just west of 350th street and crossed the center line.  Jack ran head-on into a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by 46-year-old David Blum of Glenwood.

Jack was pronounced dead at the scene. Blum and two other passengers in his vehicle were transported by ambulance to area hospitals.  David Blum and 48-year-old Christine Blum were transported to Creighton University Medical Center by Glenwood and Malvern Rescue.  A 12-year-old minor passenger in the Blum vehicle was taken by Malvern Rescue to University of Nebraska Medical Center.  A report on their conditions was not immediately available.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Malvern Rescue, Hastings Rescue, and Glenwood Rescue.

Hit and run accident in Audubon

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Audubon Police Department responded to a hit and run accident at approximatley 5:57am this (Friday) morning.  It was determined that a vehicle had struck a light pole at the intersection of Broadway and Market Street, causing the pole to fall and block the roadway. The driver then fled south on Highway 71 until his vehicle was no longer functioning.

The driver was located inside a home in Exira with the assistance of the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office.  22-year-old Ethan Jacob Mull of Breda was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of An Accident, No Valid Driver’s License, and Failure to Maintain Control.

Damage to the light pole and the vehicle totaled over $10,000. Mull was released on promise to appear.

CASS Incorporated making changes

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

CASS Incorporated in Atlantic has announced they are making some redesign changes to how they provide services.  These changes are necessary due to standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act and another Supreme Court Ruling call the Olmstead Decision and are needed to keep compliant for Medicaid funding.

One of the issues across the country for similar programs is not discriminating against people with disabilities by segregation. That standard includes such things as sheltered workshops like the one Cass Inc. currently operates in Atlantic.

In response CASS Incorporated is currently in a transformation process of moving everyone they serve into community services by a nationally mandated date of March 17, 2019.

Because they will have no further need for an industrial building, they will be selling their main building at 1406 SW 7th Street. CEO Linda Farrier is stressing that “This does not mean we are closing! We are simply shifting facility based services from a building to the community at large. We already serve most people in the community, where they live, work and participate in activities, as they have for many years. We will have administrative office space at another location but the majority of our employees will work remotely, as they do now.”

Farrier says they will continue to follow their mission to enrich lives and won’t need bricks and mortar to do that.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital announces partnership for medical identity system

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Audubon County Memorial Hospital has announced a partnership with CrossChx, a leader in healthcare intelligence solutions that was founded with the support of the State of Ohio.

On September 1st of this year CrossChx will install their SafeChx system at all hospital registration points, offering patients advanced medical identity theft protection and efficient patient registration while improving health outcomes and reducing the risk of medical errors. Officials say this system is user friendly and already in use at several other health care facilities.

“Identity theft is a hot topic right now. We are proud to be able to provide this level of protection for our patients,” said Tom Smith, Administrator at ACMH.

By scanning a patient’s finger, CrossChx instantly links the patient to their medical benefits so no one else can use them. Neither CrossChx nor Audubon County Memorial Hospital will ever view, store or scan your fingerprints. Rather, CrossChx creates a unique ID based on points on your finger to offer you protection and privacy.

Using the system is voluntary, but it is the policy of Audubon County Memorial Hospital to protect your medical identity and they encourage that all patients age five and above enroll in the system.

Cass County Sheriff releases details on recent arrest and accident

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released information Friday of a recent arrest and accident.

On Thursday, August 27th the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Callyn Scott Vincent Pollock of Anita on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Driving While Revoked. Pollock was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $1,000 bond.

On Wednesday, August 26th at 5:18 p.m. the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in the 71000 block of Highway 92. A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer owned and driven by 43-year-old Teresa Stender of Massena was eastbound on Highway 92 and attempting to turn into a driveway when it was struck by an eastbound 2006 Jeep Liberty owned and driven by 60-year-old Rigoberto Cervantes Rodriguez of Bridgewater. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Trailblazer is estimated at $2,500 while damage to the Jeep is estimated at $1,500. Cervantes Rodriguez was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

7AM Newscast 08-28-2015

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

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Large gas leak secured overnight in Council Bluffs

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August 28th, 2015 by Chris Parks

A large gas leak was reported by Council Bluffs Police around 5pm Thursday evening at Sherbondy’s Nursery in the 300 block of 16th Avenue. Emergency crews were on scene for around 1 hour and 45 minutes and secured the leak. Traffic was shut down on 16th Avenue from Main Street to S. 3rd Street in Council Bluffs during the emergency work and no deliveries were allowed at Con Agra foods during that time. After the leak was secured the roadway was allowed to return to normal traffic.