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Atlantic Fire called to apartment complex – no fire though

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Fire Department and Atlantic Police responded to a report of smoke in the hallway at the Walnut Hill Terrace Apartments (1310 E. 10th Street) this (Tuesday) afternoon. Officers with the Atlantic P-D were first on the scene and confirmed there was smoke in the hallway, but it was the result of food burning in a cooking utensil, and there was no actual fire. The call came in at 4:22-p.m. The hallway was ventilated and fire units returned to station less than 10-minutes later. There were no injuries.

Accident in Red Oak

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August 27th, 2013 by admin

This (Tuesday) morning, officers with the Red Oak Police Department were called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of north 5th Street and east Coolbaugh Street. Upon arrival the officers investigated the scene and determined that 39-year old Tanya Michelle Danick of Red Oak was traveling eastbound on Coolbaugh Street while 86-year old Mary Ellen Rhodes of Red Oak was traveling north on 5th Street. Rhodes stopped her 1984 Buick Century at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection without yielding to Danick’s 2005 Chrysler which then struck the left rear quarter panel of Rhodes’s vehicle. The estimated damage to Rhodes’s vehicle was $900 and the estimated damage to Danick’s vehicle was $800. There were no injuries.

Regulators discuss future of Neb. nuke plant

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The idle Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is loaded with fuel for the first time in more than two years, and utility officials say it will be ready to operate safely if regulators allow it to restart. Omaha Public Power District officials met with Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff Tuesday to discuss the future of the plant 20 miles north of Omaha.Ft. Calhoun NPP

Plant manager Mike Prospero said the utility plans to heat up the plant in late September without using nuclear power. That will allow workers to inspect parts that haven’t been used regularly since Fort Calhoun shut down for maintenance in April 2011.

Regulators have kept the plant closed to address safety and security concerns discovered after a small fire and massive flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.

Heat Advisory extended to 7-p.m. Wednesday

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

331 PM CDT TUE AUG 27 2013 – NWS/Des Moines

HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL VARY FROM 90 TO 95 ON WEDNESDAY HOWEVER HIGHER DEWPOINTS WILL DRIVE THE HEAT INDEX VALUES TO 100 TO 105.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

Police say man’s vehicle goes into Iowa home

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SMITHLAND, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a house in western Iowa. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says the 40-year-old man from Maquoketa crashed the car into a house in Smithland early Tuesday morning. Residents of the home were not hurt.

Maj. Greg Stallman says the car hit a utility pole and an embankment before going into the air. It hit the house above a first-floor window and just below a second-story window. The Sioux City Journal reports the driver, whose name has not been released, was flown to a nearby hospital. His condition was not available.

Atlantic Man arrested on Red Oak Police Department Warrant

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August 27th, 2013 by admin

Earlier today (Tuesday), the Atlantic Police Department arrested 34-year old Kevin Alan Jensen of Atlantic on a valid Red Oak Police Department warrant for prohibited acts, a class C Felony. Jensen was transported from Atlantic to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center by Red Oak Police Officers. He is now being held on $10,000 cash bond.

Cord files for Atlantic City Council seat

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

There could be a challenge for the At Large seat on the Atlantic City Council. City Clerk Deb Field tells KJAN News Bob Cord filed nomination papers today (Tuesday), in advance of the September 19th deadline for the November 5th City Elections. Current At Large City Councilman Steve Livengood has not yet filed papers for re-election.

Fifth Ward Councilman Shawn Shouse has also not filed papers for re-election as of today (Tuesdsay). On Monday, Mayor Dave Jones and Ward 2 Councilperson Kathy Somers filed their papers for re-election.

Mexico farm linked to IA & NE illnesses resumes operations

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says a Mexico farm linked to an outbreak of severe stomach illnesses in two states can resume operations because no food safety violations have been found there. The number of people sickened around the country has topped 600.

The FDA said Tuesday that Taylor Farms de Mexico could resume operations after investigators found conditions there “in accordance with known food safety protocols.” The firm shut down voluntarily after its salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants was linked to 242 cyclospora infections in Nebraska and Iowa. Similar illnesses in 20 other states were never definitively linked to the farm.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is working with Texas to try and discover the source of more than 250 cyclospora infections there.

Villisca man arrested on a warrant

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest today (Tuesday), of 28-year old Joshua Dean Cooney, of Villisca. Cooney was taken into custody at around 9:30-a.m. on a Montgomery County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail, with a bail forfeiture hearing slated for September 9th.

High temp records may fall with another steamy day ahead

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

All 99 of Iowa’s counties are again under a heat advisory as high temperatures across the state today (Tuesday) may approach 99 degrees — and even hotter.hot Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says it’ll be a steamy one. “Today may be the hottest day of the week,” Schumacher says. “Looks like we could see several areas of the state get close to record highs, right around 100, maybe just over 100, most other places at least mid-90s, with heat indices of 105 to 110.”

Many schools statewide will let classes out early again today. There were no record highs reported on Monday however Mason City set a record minimum temperature with a low of 74, breaking the record of 73 degrees from August 26th of 1955. Schumacher says a slight cool-off will arrive soon. Relief may be coming to the northeast half of the state on Wednesday and Thursday as highs may only reach the upper 80s and low 90s, though it’ll stay hot in the southwest at least until Monday or so.

Long-range forecasts call for more seasonal weather by the middle of next week, with highs back in the low to mid-80s and overnight lows in the 50s and 60s.

(Radio Iowa)