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Montgomery County woman arrested for child endangerment

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest this (Saturday) afternoon of a woman on child endangerment charges. 22-year old Samantha Lynn Massa, of Grant, was taken into custody at around 1:15-p.m., on a valid warrant charging her with Felony Child Endangerment. Additional details on the circumstances surrounding the warrant are not available. Massa was brought to the Montgomery County Jail where she was being held on $5,000 cash bond.

Atlantic Board of Adjustment to hold Public Hearings

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment will hold public hearings Monday morning at City Hall, with regard to two separate variance applications. The first is for Joseph and Karen Riesberg, who wish to construct a storage shed at 423 Elm Street. The shed would not conform to the rear yard setback requirements under the zoning ordinance. The second hearing is for a request by Larry and Marlene Hummel to construct a three-car garage at 2803 Country Club Drive, that would not conform to the street-side yard setback requirements under City Code.

The Board will also welcome and introduce new member Doug Seemann, and accept nominations for, and act on electing, a Chairperson and Vice-Chair. The meeting begins at 7:30-a.m., Monday.

3 injured during head-on crash in Guthrie County, Saturday

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Three southwest Iowa residents were injured during a head-on crash on Highway 141 in Guthrie County early this (Saturday) morning. The Iowa State Patrol says both drivers, 18-year old Rylie Schlepp, of Guthrie Center, and 40-year old Keith Miner, of Creston, along with a passenger in Miner’s vehicle, 32-year old Anita Miner, of Creston, were injured in the crash that happened at around 3:45-a.m., about two-miles west of Bayard.

Officials say a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by Schlepp was traveling east on Highway 141 when it crossed the center line of the road and collided head-on with a 1996 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Keith Miner. Keith and Anita Miner, who were not wearing their seat belts, were flown by Life Flight and Mercy One helicopters to Iowa Methodist and Mercy Hospitals in Des Moines. Schlepp, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by Coon Rapids Rescue to the Guthrie County Hospital. There is no word on the condition of the injured.

The accident remains under investigation.

(Podcast) SW IA News: Sat., July 6th 2013

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The latest news (podcast) from the KJAN listening area with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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Iowa man arrested after standoff in Nebraska

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl has been arrested in eastern Nebraska after a brief standoff with police. Bellevue police say they received a call around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The caller reported that 25-year-old Diego Campos of West Des Moines had sexually assaulted the girl at a Bellevue, Nebraska house. Police say Campos fled the home with a knife, and the search for him began.

Officials found him just before 2 p.m. hiding in a drainage culvert near a wooded area. Campos initially refused to come out, but surrendered less than an hour later. He was taken to a hospital for cuts and later arrested.

Fatal accident in Fremont County Friday night

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A single-vehicle rollover accident Friday night on the Iowa/Missouri state line in Fremont County, has claimed the life of a Hamburg man. The Iowa State Patrol says 48-year old James Dean Odell died at the scene after being ejected from the 2000 Ford Explorer he was driving as it rolled numerous times after entering a ditch and struck a utility pole. The man was not wearing a seat belt. A passenger in the SUV, 8-year old Wyatt Bartles, of Hamburg, was injured and transported by Hamburg Rescue to the local hospital. Bartles was properly restrained in his seat at the time of the crash, which occurred at around 8:45-p.m. on 330th Avenue, about one-quarter of a mile north of 322nd Street

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., July 6th 2013

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WELLMAN, Iowa (AP) — State officials have lifted a bottled water advisory for residents in the southeast Iowa town of Wellman. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said yesterday that the town’s drinking water is safe to drink. State officials issued the advisory while repairs were made to a broken water line.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman who hanged her boyfriend’s dog during an argument received a two-year suspended sentence yesterday. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that 28-year-old Sheena Cornwell had pleaded guilty to one count of animal torture after killing the 10-year-old pit bull mix on April 6th. Cornwell was given two years of probation on Friday, and will also be required to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment during that time.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl has been arrested in eastern Nebraska after a brief standoff with police. Bellevue police say they received a call around 9:30 a.m. yesterday reporting that 25-year-old Diego Campos of West Des Moines had sexually assaulted the girl at a Bellevue house. Police say Campos fled the home with a knife, and he was later arrested around 2 p.m. Friday.

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa have identified a young man found dead Wednesday night as 22-year-old Christopher Goodrick of Buffalo. Officers were dispatched Wednesday night to a home in Buffalo and found Goodrick unresponsive.

Carroll County woman injured in Audubon Co. accident

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July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Carroll County was injured when her van left the road and struck a culvert this (Friday) afternoon, in Audubon County. The Iowa State Patrol says 72-year old Ruth Ohde, of Manning, was transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan by Elk Horn Rescue, following the crash, which happened at around 2:15-p.m. The woman was wearing her seat belt.

Officials say Ohde was driving a 2012 Chrysler Town and County van north on Highway 173, about 1.5-miles south of Kimballton, when the van entered the east ditch before hitting a culvert and coming to rest facing north, against the culvert.

Details released on fatal Council Bluffs crash

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July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Council Bluffs Police Department has released additional details about a fatal accident that occurred early this (Friday) morning. Police responded to the scene of the crash in the 200 block of Vets Memorial Highway about one-quarter of a mile west of the Metro Drive intersection at around 1:20-a.m. Officials say a Chevy Astro Van driven by 31-year-old Hilberto Velasquez Ramirez of Nashville, TN,was traveling east in the westbound lanes of traffic, when it collided with the driver’s side of a westbound Chevy Cavalier driven by 18-year-old Brenden Kniesly, of Council Bluffs. Officials say Kniesly tried to avoid a head-on collision by swerving to the right.

A passenger in Kniesly’s vehicle, 17-year-old Chrisshaun Moten, of Council Bluffs, was taken from the scene to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Moten was a student at the Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs. Kniesly and two other people in the van, 17-year-old Phillip Moffatt and 16-year-old Jessilyn Eisman, both of Council Bluffs, were injured in the crash and transported to the hospital, with Kniesly and Moffatt suffering from what were described as serious injuries. Eisman was treated for her injuries, and released.

Tests administered to Ramirez indicated his blood alcohol level was .178-percent, or more than twice the legal limit.  Ramirez faces a charge of Homicide by Motor Vehicle, two counts of Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle, and OWI. He was also cited for failure to hold a driver’s license and having no proof of insurance. He was being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $65,000 bond.

Adair County Mem. Hospital to undergo renovations

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July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Memorial Hospital’s executive officers and board of trustees have announced several renovations to Adair County Memorial Hospital, located in Greenfield. With a goal of maintaining high quality services to the Adair County region several renovations are planned, including outpatient areas, operating rooms, the specialty clinic department and registration.
Several architectural firms have been meeting with the hospital’s board and executive officers exploring the best options for the renovations, Adair County Health System is planning regular updates to the community as  they progress through the renovation. The hospital’s board and executive officers selected ACI Boland and Graham Construction as the architect and construction manager, and are working with them to develop the final plans for renovations.
The project planning and design stage will go through the fall and construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014. Adair County Health System will provide regular updates to the community as they progress through the project.