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8AM Newscast 10-19-2013

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October 19th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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This dinosaur isn’t extinct….just missing

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Dinosaur’s long ago became extinct, but one of the creatures with a more modern lifespan is simply missing. The Omaha-World Herald reports a 3-foot tall, 150-pound cast iron dinosaur used as a lawn ornament, was stolen from a home in Council Bluffs. The sculpture was discovered missing on October 4th, by the home’s owner in the Dodge House area of Council Bluffs.

The Samples family said “Rex” the dinosaur has been in the family for 30 years.  While police continue to search for the unusual statue, the family  is offering a reward for Rex’ safe return. Anyone with information can call the Council Bluffs Police Department Crime Stoppers at 712-325-7867.

 

2 arrested following a traffic stop in Montgomery County

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report two people were arrested Friday afternoon after the pickup they were in was pulled over for a traffic violation. Deputies discovered the driver of the vehicle Dustin Ray Bozwell, of Red Oak, was allegedly intoxicated. He was taken into custody on charges that include OWI/3rd offense, driving while revoked on a previous OWI offense, interference with official acts, and open container. His passenger Tracy Lynn Bozwell, also of Red Oak, was charged with interference with official acts and open container.

The pair were taken to the Montgomery County Jail, where Dustin Bozwell was being held on $5,000 bond, and Tracy Bozwell, was being held on $300.00 bond.

 

Red Oak Police Seeking Information

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Investigators in Red Oak are seeking information regarding a 1998 red Chevy pickup. The vehicle is believed to be involved in multiple burglaries around the area, including Red Oak.  Red Oak Police are asking for your help in locating pickup with Nebraska license plate number TEM 284. If observed, they ask you do not approach the vehicle, but to call your local law enforcement agency. The Red Oak police department can be contacted at 712-623-6500, and the Montgomery Crime Stoppers can be reached at 800-432-1001.

Guthrie Center man killed in SW IA crash Friday evening

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man from Guthrie County died Friday evening during a rollover accident in Fremont County. The Iowa State Patrol says they believe 54-year old Daniel Sheeder of Guthrie Center, had a medical issue before the pickup truck he was driving left the road as it was traveling east on Wausbonsie Avenue, at around 6-p.m.

The 2002 Ford F-150 entered the south ditch, later recrossed the road and entered the north ditch, where it hit a utility pole and rolled twice. The accident happened just east of Bartlett. Authorities say Sheeder was wearing his seat belt.  Sheeder, the father-in-law to Fremont-Mills High School football coach Jeremy Christiansen was reportedly on his way to the Fremont-Mills vs Southwest Valley football game at the time of the crash.

Here’s 5 things to watch for in Iowa-Ohio State

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Iowa’s Jake Rudock once quarterbacked his Florida high school team in a game at Ohio Stadium. Saturday’s return to the Horseshoe figures to have a considerably different atmosphere. Rudock will lead the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) against No. 4 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0), riding an 18-game winning streak, before more than 105,000 partisan fans.

Rudock, who led Fort Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas to a lopsided victory over Upper Arlington before a small crowd in the cavernous stadium, is now in charge of a run-first offense led by running back Mark Weisman. Iowa’s staunch defense gives up just 89 yards on the ground per game.

Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are trying hard to concentrate on the Hawkeyes as they iron out a few problem areas heading into the stretch run.

MO. man found guilty of robbing Hamburg Bank in 2012

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports a Missouri man was found guilty Friday (Oct.18), of robbing a bank in southwest Iowa. 47-year old Nathan Wayne Smith, of Lexington, MO., was found guilty in federal court of robbing the Great Western Bank of Hamburg. Smith is scheduled to be sentenced January 29th, 2014. Bank robbery carries a potential sentence of up to twenty years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and restitution.
The evidence produced at his trial showed that Smith traveled from his home in Lexington to Hamburg, arriving at the Great Western Bank around 9:30 a.m. on June 11, 2012. Smith approached a teller in the bank, placed a plastic bag on the counter in front of the teller, and told the teller to fill the bag with money. After obtaining the money from the teller, Smith ran from the bank. He was identified as the party responsible after he was stopped by the Buckner, Missouri, Police Department later in the day on June 11, 2012. Buckner, Missouri, is approximately 150 miles south and east of Hamburg.
The investigation was conducted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckner, Missouri, Police Department, the Lexington, Missouri, Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecute d by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Atlantic Rotary Raffle to Support Violence Prevention

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Rotary Club have announced a partnership with the Cass County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CCCAPC) for their annual Rotary Auction Raffle. Proceeds from this year’s raffle will be used to support violence prevention efforts and educational activities at all three Cass County School Districts.

Kristen Templeton, CCCAPC coordinator, said  “Our goal is to focus on violence prevention education throughout the 2014-2015 school year in Cass County. We hope to do this by bringing in a dynamic speaker to start the year off and help spread this message to students and the entire community.”

The local Child Abuse Prevention Council has been in contact with internationally recognized speaker The Scary Guy about bringing his educational message to each school in Cass County at the beginning of the next school year. The multi-day program involves working with youth in each school, at an age appropriate level, to discuss concepts such as hate, violence and prejudice, while teaching youth skills to process information they see in the world around them and take responsibility for their own actions.

Community members interested in supporting this effort through the Rotary Auction Raffle are encouraged to contact a local Rotary member or CCCAPC member to purchase their raffle tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Atlantic Chamber, Cass County Public Health/Unity Point at Home in Atlantic, or at Rolling Hills Bank and Trust locations in Atlantic, Anita and Griswold.

Ticket prices are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100. Raffle prizes will be given as cash in the amounts of $2500, $1500 and $1000. The raffle winners will be drawn at the 31st Annual Atlantic Rotary Auction, scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at the Cass County Community Center. Seats are still available for the auction, and anyone interested in attending is encouraged to contact an Atlantic Rotary member to purchase tickets.

Atlantic man arrested Friday on child endangerment charges

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic man was arrested Friday (Oct. 18th) on alcohol and child endangerment charges. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year old Nathan Patrick Kinzie, of Atlantic, face a felony OWI 3rd Offense charge, and two aggravated misdemeanor charges of Child Endangerment. Kinzie was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was being held on $9000 bond.

Iowa expands nicotine replacement program

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health is expanding its free nicotine replacement program in hopes of helping more residents quit smoking or chewing tobacco. The agency announced Friday that beginning Wednesday, people who enroll in the Quitline Iowa program will be eligible for eight weeks of nicotine replacement therapy. That’s double the four weeks of therapy that was available.

Agency director Mariannette Miller-Meeks says the longer people have access to nicotine replacement patches, lozenges or gum, the better their chance of quitting use of tobacco. To enroll in the program, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go online to www.quitnow.net/iowa.