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Weekend arrests in Atlantic

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports the arrest of numerous individuals over the weekend. On Sunday, officers arrested 25-year old Kayla Ashburn, of Atlantic, on a Cass County warrant for Theft in the 5th degree…34-year old Summer Ewing, of Atlantic, for OWI/1st offense…and 55-year old Eric Torkelson, of West Des Moines, for OWI/2nd offense.

On Saturday, 25-year old Chance Young, of Atlantic, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault and Child Endangerment. And, on Friday, officers with the Atlantic P-D arrested 37-year old Samantha Clark, of Atlantic, for Domestic Abuse/Simple Assault, and 54-year old Gail Christensen, of Omaha, for Public Intoxication.

Each of those persons were booked into the Cass County jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

(9-a.m. News)

Greenfield man faces assault charge

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man from Adair County faces charges in Taylor County, following an incident which occurred Sunday afternoon.

Levi Huffman

Levi Huffman

According to Lenox Police, officers were dispatched to East Temple Street at around 4:40-p.m. in response to an assault.

Following investigation into the incident, 20-year old Levi A. Huffman, of Greenfield, was arrested for simple assault/domestic. He was transported to the Taylor County Sheriffs Office for processing, and was being held without bond pending an appearance before the magistrate.

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Atlantic Fire called to ANRC this morning

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Fire Department personnel were called to the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center early this (Monday) morning. According to Fire Chief Mark McNees, crews responded to a report of smoke in a hallway just before 4-a.m.   McNees said the smoke was caused by a blower motor had overheated and burned-up.

Residents of the facility were safely evacuated and the building was ventilated. No injuries were reported, and residents were allowed to return to their rooms within 45-to 60-minutes.

(7-a.m. News)

(Update): No injuries following rollover accident north of Marne

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a rollover accident this morning on Interstate 80, here in Cass County. Atlantic Fire and Rescue and Medivac ambulance were dispatched to the scene of the crash near the Marne exit at around 6:15-a.m., for a vehicle with a female occupant which had rolled into the median.  The accident was under investigation, and additional details are currently not available. Look for additional updates later this morning.

New trial requested for man found guilty in fatal Audubon County accident

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Attorneys for a southern Iowa man who was found guilty on charges associated with a 2011 fatal accident in Audubon County have asked for a new trial. The motion was filed Friday in the case against 57-year old Kendall L. Ware, of Lineville. Late last May, a jury found Ware guilty on felony charges of Vehicular Homicide/OWI and Serious Injury by Vehicle, in connection with an October 19th, 2011 accident on Highway 71 north of Brayton, that claimed the life of 17-year old Kristopher Crawley, of Hamlin, and injured three other persons. An investigation determined Ware had a blood alcohol content of more than two-and-half times the legal limit.

Sentencing is scheduled to take place at 10-a.m. in Audubon County District Court. Ware faces a maximum time in prison of 30-years on the combined charges, and fines of anywhere from $750 to $7,500 for the Serious Injury by vehicle charge, plus court costs and attorney’s fees.

NE man injured during rollover accident Sunday in Pott. Co.

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Nebraska man was injured Sunday, when the SUV he was driving went out of control and rolled several times, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 19-year old Juwan Holland, of Omaha, was transported by Neola Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Officials say he was wearing a seat belt. The accident happened just before 4-p.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound, near mile marker 22.

Officials say when the 2004 GMC Envoy Holland was driving slipped-off onto the shoulder of the road, Holland overcorrected and sent the vehicle into a skid. The SUV rolled several times and crashed through a fence before landing in a corn field.

Iowa early News headlines: Mon., July 8th 2013

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July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court will reconsider a controversial ruling in which the court it was legal for a dentist to fire his assistant for being too attractive. Chief Justice Mark Cady signed an order in late June that resubmitted a lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson. A new decision could come as early as Friday. Nelson sued after Webster County dentist James Knight fired her in 2010.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Nearly a year after two Iowa cousins were abducted and killed, family members and police remain frustrated by the investigation’s slow progress. Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook disappeared on July 13th, 2012 after riding their bikes near Meyer’s Lake. Investigators from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and FBI are trying to determine what happened to the girls, who were found dead in December. Drew and Heather Collins told the Des Moines Register this weekend that the pain of losing their daughter remains fresh a year later.

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating a rollover crash that killed the driver and injured seven passengers in a minivan that was crossing Iowa. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the crash happened on Highway 65 near Pleasant Hill Saturday afternoon.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Nearly three days after his boat capsized on Independence Day, the body of a 28-year-old Ireton man was pulled from Storm Lake. The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s office says Jaime Adan Jamie-Vazquez’s body was found early yesterday.

Atlantic School Board to hold a regular session Monday

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening in the Media Center, at the High School. The session begins at 7:30. During their meeting, the Board will act on approving General Education and Special Education Contracts, other contracts and/or Letters of Assignment, Volunteer Coaches and any resignations.

The Board will also approve: The District’s Technology plan for the 2013-2014 school year; The hiring of an additional secretary of the Washington School; A reduced rate for college classes textbook and rental fees; An increase in the Home School Position and additional Part-time position; A contract with Lynch Dallas, P.C., for negotiating services with collective bargaining groups, and approving the AHS Band/Chorus trip to Chicago, in the Spring of 2014.