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Memorial Day Weather Cancellations/Postponements

News

May 27th, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic Memorial Day service will be held at the Atlantic High School Auditorium at 10:00 am  due to the weather.
  • The VFW Post 51 Memorial Day services at the Jacksonville, Bethany and Kimballton cemeteries today have been cancelled.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony for the New Century Art Center in Kimballton has been cancelled.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled

News, Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

543 AM CDT MON MAY 27 2013 
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
 WATCH 225 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:  IN IOWA INCLUDE:  MADISON,  UNION  ADAIR    ADAMS CASS  AUDUBON  CARROLL   CRAWFORD  GREENE  GUTHRIE  & SAC . THE WATCH HAD BEEN SET TO EXPIRE AT 10-A.M.
 
 THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ADEL…AMES…ATLANTIC…AUDUBON…
 BOONE…CARROLL…CORNING…CRESTON…DENISON…DES MOINES…
 FORT DODGE…GREENFIELD…GUTHRIE CENTER…INDIANOLA…
 JEFFERSON…OSCEOLA…ROCKWELL CITY…SAC CITY…
 WEBSTER CITY AND WINTERSET.

Chase in Red and around Red Oak leads to 2 arrests

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop for a suspected impaired driver  early this (Monday) morning  lead to a chase, the arrest of the driver, and a second person on unrelated charges. The Red Oak Police Department says just before 1-a.m., an officer attempted to stop a 1994 Buick Regal Custom in the 200 block of 200th Street. The driver, later identified as 22-year old Justine Sheree Powers, of College Springs, lead the officer on a pursuit into north central Montgomery County. The patrol car and Powers’ vehicle collided, when Powers conducted a U-turn. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. 

At around 1:10-a.m., Powers stopped the car in the driveway of a residence at 2383 140th Street, and took off on foot into the home. Officers entered the residence and arrested Powers on charges of Driving While Under Revocation, Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle, Interference with Official Acts, and for numerous traffic violations. The woman was being held in the Montgomery County Jail pending an appearance before a magistrate.

During their investigation at the residence, deputies arrest 54-year old Robin Clark Latham, of rural Red Oak, on valid warrants out of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, for Failure to Appear/Failure to Pay Child Support. Latham was being held in the Montgomery County Jail and held for the respective counties.

Red Oak Police officers were assisted during and after the incident, by Sheriff’s Deputies fromCass and Montgomery Counties.

Storms knock out power to thousands in Iowa & NE

News, Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A powerful thunderstorm system has knocked out power to thousands of people in western Iowa.  MidAmerican Energy reports that nearly 3,300 customers were without power as of 6:45 a.m. Monday. More than 2,350 of those customers are in the Council Bluffs area.   Officials report that falling trees and limbs damaged buildings and vehicles beneath, but no injuries have been reported. Heavy rain and some hail also were reported. Here in Atlantic, we received pea-sized hail and heavy rain at around 3:40-a.m.

Officials with the  Omaha Public Power District says more than 5,800 customers were without power as of 5 a.m. Monday.     Officials say some trees were toppled and branches ripped from tree trunks across the metropolitan area. Some of the fallen branches damaged buildings or vehicles below. No injuries have been reported. Heavy rain and some hail marked storms that traced through north-central and eastern Nebraska. Minor street flooding was reported where runoff overwhelmed storm sewers.

Accident occurs in front of fire station

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following an accident that occurred in front of the fire station in Red Oak, late Sunday morning. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a stop light in front of the Red Oak Fire station was red, so that an ambulance could respond to a call. A Chevy Blazer driven by 49-year old Charles Liford, of Red Oak, was stopped at the light, when another Chevy Blazer, driven by 36-year old Salvador Ramos, of Red Oak, was unable to stop in time.

The second SUV rear-ended the first. Ramos was cited for following too close. Damage from the mishap, which happened at around 11:40-a.m. Sunday, was estimated at $5,700.

OWI arrest in Montgomery County

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Sunday night on an alcohol-related charge. 24-year old Corey Scott Petersen was taken into custody at around 7-p.m., on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. Peterson was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, and held on $2,000 cash bond.

Earlier that same day, 29-year old Matthew Lee Gusman, of Red Oak, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Barred. He has since bonded out of jail.

Missing Council Bluffs boy found – mother arrested

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop in Omaha has resulted in the recovery of a Council Bluffs child taken from Iowa Department of Human Services foster care, and the arrest of his biological mother. Authorities in Council Bluffs said Sunday evening that police in Omaha had arrested 40-year old Dana Smith at around 1:50-p.m., Sunday, and Smith’s son, 4-year old Nicholas Patterson was taken into protective custody. Smith was being held in the Douglas County, NE., jail on charges of 3rd degree kidnapping and 2nd degree burglary.

Officials say a citizen who saw a news release about the missing child and his mother recognized the pair, even though the boy was disguised in girls’ clothing. The child had been placed into protective custody, but on Friday, his mother allegedly took him without authorization. Nicholas has since been placed back into protective custody, through the department of Human Services.

Eagle Scout award given in Omaha for Iowa memorial

News

May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 16-year-old Omaha boy is getting the rank of Eagle Scout for a project that honors a Boy Scout killed when a tornado hit Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa five years ago. Marcus Ehlinger built a 60-foot, partial suspension bridge at the Eastern Nebraska 4H Center and will dedicate it in honor of Sam Thomsen, who died in at the ranch in 2008. The American flag that was at the camp when the tornado struck will also be displayed Sunday at the bridge when the Eagle Scout ceremony is held.

Fifteen-year-old James Kopsa, of Omaha, also will be receiving his Eagle Scout rank. He primed and painted 32 telephone poles along the Lincoln Highway for his project. Both Ehlinger and Kopsa were in Boy Scout Troop 26 with Thomsen.

Cass County woman arrested in Montgomery County

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Cass County woman was arrested Saturday night in Montgomery County, following an incident which allegedly occurred at Pilot Grove, west of Grant. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 43-year old Tammy Darleen Flathers, of Cumberland, was charged with Disorderly Conduct. She was booked into the Jail in Red Oak, and later released on $300 bond. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted in conducting the arrest, by officers with the Montgomery County Conservation Department.

Arrest in Red Oak Saturday night

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested late Saturday night. Authorities in Montgomery County report 43-year old Brian Keith Hale was taken into custody in the 900 block of north 5th Street, on a charge of Public Intoxication, at around 10:40-p.m. Hale was being held on $300 bond pending an appearance before the magistrate.