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Plane bound from Des Moines to Washington makes emergency landing in Ohio; no injuries

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — No injuries were reported when a passenger plane made an emergency landing at an Ohio airport after the pilot reported trouble with the plane’s hydraulics system. A spokeswoman at Dayton International Airport said an American Airlines flight headed from Des Moines, Iowa, to Reagan National Airport in Washington landed in Dayton around 8:30 Friday morning.

Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes says there were 69 passengers on board. She says no other flights were affected by the landing. Hughes says the hydraulics system reportedly began operating again prior to landing, but mechanics at the airport were checking it. Hughes had no information about the flight number or whether the plane remained at the airport.

School bus crash hurts several people, including 2 students

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAC COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A crash involving a school bus sent two students and several other people to the hospital. KCCI-TV reports Debra Dettman was driving an East Sac County school bus with four children on board Thursday afternoon when they were struck by a truck. The crash, which happened at the intersection of Highway 20 and Rolf Avenue at 4:17 p.m., sent both vehicles into a ditch.

Dettman was taken to a Sac City hospital. The driver of the truck, 40-year-old August Bach, and his passenger, 38-year-old Jennifer Elliott, also were taken to the Sac City hospital. Their conditions weren’t available.

The parents of two of the children took them to a hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries. Dettman was charged with failure to yield.

Sioux City to add Dallas/Fort Worth airline connection

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – City leaders say Sioux City will add a direct flight to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Sioux City Journal reports that beginning May 5th, American Airlines will provide flights from the Sioux Gateway Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth. City officials announced the new, non-stop flights during a Friday news conference.

One daily flight will be offered that include departures from Dallas/Fort Worth at 12:20 p.m. and return trips from Sioux City leaving at 3:12 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Saturday.  American is the only carrier at the Sioux Gateway and currently offers two daily flights to the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Sioux City has not had a direct flight to a western hub since October 2014.

CCMH Audit report released – no corrective measures needed

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, today (Friday) released an annual audit report. The report, prepared by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. shows the hospital remained financially strong during the 2015 fiscal year. It indicated there were no necessary corrective measures. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the offices of the Auditor of State and the CCMH Chief Executive Officer.

Some highlights of the audit include:
• The hospital’s unrestricted funds revenues totaled $45,705,200 (for the year ending June 30, 2015), which is a 7.2 percent increase from 2014.
• The revenues included $36,572,400 in net patient revenue, $5,884,500 in other operating revenue, $2,183,500 from the county and $160,300 in investment income.
• Expenses for the year totaled $40,931,900, a 2.4 percent increase from the prior year, and included $18,121,700 for wages and benefits, $5,401,000 for professional fees, $12,480,300 for supplies and other expenses, $3,244,600 for depreciation, and $1,668,100 for interest expense.

The increase in revenues and expenses were primarily due to increases in services provided. The number of inpatient acute days increased by 5.4% compared to the prior year, swing bed days increased by 23.1%, and outpatient occasions of service increased by 11.3%.

Abbey Stangl, Chief Financial Officer said “Our staff has done an outstanding job to hold expenses at only 2.4% growth while increasing occasions of service of all types,” noted . “Their diligence has allowed us to maintain the financial health of our organization while caring for our community members.”

(Press Release)

Dexter teen involved in Guthrie County accident

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A teenager from Dexter was injured during an accident Thursday morning, in Guthrie County. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year old Emma Egger was traveling west on White Pole Road at around 9:05-a.m., when she lost control of the 2002 Chevy Trailblazer she was driving as it was entering a curve. The SUV spun around and entered the eastbound ditch. Egger complained of head and leg injuries and was transported by Stuart EMS to Mercy West Hospital. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,500.

Bluffs man fails to return from work release

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in western Iowa are asking for your help in locating a man who failed to return to the Council Bluffs Work Release Facility. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, 32-year-old Roger Eugene Madsen was placed on escaped status after failing to return to the facility from his place of employment. Madsen is described as a white male, 5’9, 166 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Roger Eugene Madsen

Roger Eugene Madsen

He was serving a 20-year prison sentence for two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of voluntary absence, prohibited acts with controlled substance, assault with intent of injury on a peace officer and assault with a weapon on a peace officer. Madsen’s sentence began in October 2009. He was transferred to the work release facility on January 5th, 2016.

If you have seen Madsen or know where he is, contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at (712) 328-4701 or the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 890-2200.

Deputy talks about importance of cell phones for travelers

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Law officers in western Iowa are reminding everyone the importance of keeping cell phones charged with G-P-S locators on while traveling in cold weather. Woodbury County deputies found a missing Sioux City woman in the snow in a farm field near Moville Tuesday through the G-P-S coordinates on her phone. Woodbury County lieutenant, Tony Wingert says the cell phone helped save 24-year-old Shaniqwa Hayes’ life.

He says leaving your cell phone on and having it hooked up to a charger in you car “that will help greatly, immensely, save lives, because law enforcement can use it to locate that cell phone.” He says the cell phone can still be used, even if you aren’t able to use it to call for help. “If you don’t have coverage…the cell phone towers will still be able to locate you so law enforcement can get there to help you,” Wingert says.

Hayes remains hospitalized in Sioux City. Her family has asked that her condition not be released.

(Radio Iowa)

Shelby County Conservation Board announces cabin online reservations

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Conservation Board has announced persons interested in reserving cabins at the Nishna Bend Recreation Area or Manteno Park, can do so online. Two cabins are available at Nishna Bend, and one is available at Manteno Park.

You can reserve your cabin online at mycountyparks.com. On the website, there’s an interactive calendar where you can see what dates are available up to 24 months in advance. You can then reserve any open dates and pay for the cabin securely, using a credit card.

Signs will be erected on the camping cabins reminding park users of the reservation system.cabin reserve snip

Bluffs Police need help in vehicle burglary case

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Council Bluffs Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a vehicle burglary. (See photo’s posted below) The incident occurred at the Ameristar Casino.

If you have information on this person, call Crimestoppers at (712)328-STOP (7867) or submit an online tip at http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/…/Po…/Report-a-Tip-Online-33.CBPD2 CBPD1

Creston man arrested for Failure to Appear in court

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports a man wanted on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear in Court on a 5th Degree Criminal Mischief charge, was arrested today (Friday), at the Union County Law Enforcement Center. 25-year old Christopher Dale Browning, of Creston, was arrested at around 12:40-a.m.  He was later released on $300 bond.