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Red Oak woman arrested for Probation Violation

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June 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department arrested a Red Oak woman this (Thursday) morning for Probation Violation. At 6:05am officers arrested 31-year-old Natosha Myree Cralley in the 400 block of Highland Avenue in Red Oak on a Montgomery County Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation.  Cralley was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $10,000 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested on assault charge

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June 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Red Oak man early this (Thursday) morning. At 1:53am officers arrested 21-year-old Steven Noah Loucks in the 300 block of Joy Street in Red Oak for Simple Assault.  Loucks was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $300 bond.

Body of missing wrecked SUV driver found submerged in ditch

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June 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY, Iowa (AP) — Dickinson County authorities are investigating after the body of a driver involved in a crash into a western Iowa ditch was pulled from the water. The Sioux City Journal reports that the body of 65-year-old Dale Peters, of Lake Park, was found in the water near a submerged wrecked vehicle Tuesday morning.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies received a report of a partially submerged SUV in water north of Montgomery in the Diamond Lake Township. After finding the owner of the vehicle was not home, authorities searched the water and discovered Peters’ body.

Investigators believe Peters lost control of the vehicle on the gravel road and entered the west ditch, where the vehicle overturned.

(Update) – Child missing from a hospital following an SUV accident Monday evening is safe

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June 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story Tuesday evening, with regard to an accident Monday evening in Council Bluffs, involving an SUV and a van, the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s office has informed officials with the Council Bluffs Police Department, that a three-year old male who was a passenger in the SUV has been located, and is safe in the care of relatives. The child has also received appropriate medical care since the crash. His name will not be released. The Council Bluffs Police Department still has active arrest warrants for both females involved in the incident, which began with a reported theft.

Michelle Kuhl

Michelle Kuhl

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson

The warrants were issued for the arrest of 52-year old Michelle Kuhl and 27-year old Amanda Wilson, both of Council Bluffs. The nature of the charges have still not been publicly released. Both women fled with the child from a Council Bluffs hospital they were transported to, before police arrived. They had been taken to the facility following an accident that took place late Monday evening, after one of the woman allegedly took a package off the front porch of a residence, sometime before 9-p.m., Monday. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, she jumped into an SUV occupied by a female driver and the child. The SUV was struck broadside at the intersection of 25th and Avenue E by a Chrysler Minivan. The impact flipped the SUV flipped onto its top.

The driver of the the van, 63-year old Dianne Tuttle, of Council Bluffs, and the occupants of her vehicle, were transported to Mercy Hospital’s E-R. None of the injuries were considered life threatening. Police say if you know where Kuhl and/or Wilson are, notify your local law enforcement agency, or call Council Bluffs Crime Stoppers at 712‐328‐STOP (712‐328‐7867).

Armed robbery at Wings America resulted in 5 arrests Wed. morning

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June 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Five suspects in a stolen vehicle were apprehended following an armed robbery at Wings America truck stop near Avoca, Wednesday morning. Tom Bruun, Motor Vehicle Captain with the Iowa Department of Transportation, told KJAN News a broadcast went out at around 8:30-a.m. with regard to the robbery. A man from Alabama who was at the truck stop, was robbed by a person displaying a silver revolver. The robber got away with $70 in cash.

DOT Enforcement Officer Brian Rink saw the suspect vehicle, a 2011 BMW stolen from Polk County, as it was traveling on Interstate 80 near Highway 173. Rink conducted a “High Risk,” felony traffic stop with assistance from Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren and Atlantic Police Officer Dustin Piekin. Numerous other Atlantic P-D officers, deputies, along with a Dept. of Narcotics Enforcement Officer and an Iowa State Patrol Trooper arrived on the scene after the initial traffic stop, to offer assistance.

Afterward, a warrant was obtained to search the vehicle, during which, the revolver was recovered. Bruun says five subjects, three juveniles and two adults, were arrested. All five were from the Des Moines metro area. Avoca Police arrested the adult connected to the armed robbery, and the juvenile for driving the car. The three  juveniles ages 15, 16 & 17 were cited before being released to their parents.  The DOT’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division was handling the case of the stolen vehicle.

No names have been released.

Early beach monitoring results show no algae problems, several bacteria spikes

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June 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The weekly monitoring program that tests waters at the state park beaches is now into its fifth week. The coordinator of the program, Mary Skopec, says there’ve been some good early results. “So far this year we haven’t seen any of the blue-green algae toxins — that’s a good thing,” Skopec says. “We had regular bacteria impairments, we’ve had a number of rainstorms bringing bacteria into our lakes. Heavy rains early in the season are not unusual, but some of the levels we have seen have been pretty high.” Skopec says they did see some high bacteria levels in the Great Lakes region in northern Iowa, which is not common.

“We normally don’t see very high levels of bacteria at the Okobojis, and last week they got hit pretty hard. So we saw a number of advisories at beaches where we normally don’t see that,” Skopec says. The heavy downpours that have been popping up create problems as the water runs off quickly. “If we see very heavy rains it’s hard for the ground to absorb a lot of that water and we do see the bacteria being washed off from the landscape into the beach and the bacteria levels spiking. So, that certainly is a driver, those heavy rains that we’ve had this year,” Skopec explains. She says the good news is sunshine following the heavy rains helps kill off the bacteria. Skopec says the blue-green algae can pose a larger problem.

“Because they are a toxin and the illnesses can be more severe — including things like respiratory distress where people have a hard time breathing,” according to Skopec. “We do see pet issues as well with the blue-green algae, so it is a little bit or concerning than the bacteria which tends to be a little stomach upset and some diarrhea, which is uncomfortable but not nearly as severe as the blue-green algae illness that you might see.”\

You can go online and see a map of the weekly testing results at the Iowa D-N-R website. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Water-Monitoring/Beaches

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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announces $1.2 million in grants

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June 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has awarded 119 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to organizations, people and projects in 40 communities that strengthen quality of life and cultural vitality in Iowa.

Local projects that are being supported include:

  • Creston: $10,000 Art Project Grant: Arts will partner with Creston High School and artist Jordan Weber to design and paint a public mural in Creston.
  • Elk Horn: $10,000 Art Project Grant: The Museum of Danish America will present The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad, an iconic Danish artist in the 20th century active throughout Europe and the United States.
  • Greenfield: $2,500 Cultural Trust Stability Grant: Warren Cultural Center will receive funding to support the stability of the organization with a Part-Time Development Director.

“With these investments, we continue to partner with artists and organizations who are making our communities more culturally vibrant and attractive to people who want to live and work in our state,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie said. “We congratulate our grant recipients and encourage all Iowans to experience and enjoy the arts in Iowa.”

In total, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awarded $1,271,257 in grant funding through its Iowa Arts Council division for art projects, artist fellowships, programs, operating support, and strategic planning/fundraising. Grant categories include the following:

  • Art Project Grants
  • Artist Fellowships
  • Cultural Leadership Partner Art Project Grants
  • Cultural Leadership Partner Operating Support Grants
  • Cultural Trust Stability Grants

With today’s announcement, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs continues to preserve and promote Iowa’s collective heritage and unique sense of place while investing in people and projects that cultivate creativity, foster economic growth and enhance the cultural identity of local communities. More information about the grant programs is available at www.iowaculture.gov.

Woman arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Glenwood

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June 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Glenwood Police Department report the arrest of a homeless woman on Tuesday.  Officers arrested 37-year-old Wendy Meadows for Disorderly Conduct.  She was taken to the Mills County Jail and held on $300 cash bond.

 

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Creston Police arrest Sharpsburg man on multiple charges

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June 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department reports one arrest on Tuesday evening. At 5:30pm officers arrested 31-year-old Jackie Marler of Sharpsburg at 1104 N Cherry Street in Creston on a Union County Warrant for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Marler was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and was also held on a Taylor County Warrant.

Marler posted $6,000 bond for the Union County charges and is being held in the Union County Jail awaiting transfer to Taylor County.