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Traffic Accident Injures Guthrie County Man

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June 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a Guthrie County man suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident Monday morning near Jefferson in Greene County.   Troopers say the accident happened around Monday morning at 10:05  at the intersection of Highway 4 and 250th Street.  The report shows 29-year-old Levi Dawson was driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer  south when he left the roadway and the vehicle flipped over on its top, coming to rest on the northwest corner of Highway 4 and the North Raccoon River Bank.   Dawson was taken to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines by helicopter.  Jefferson Fire and Rescue also responded to the accident.

Logan City Clerk Gets $400,000 and Job Back

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June 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Nearly two years ago, the City Clerk in the Harrison County town of  Logan got a pink slip.  Now, a settlement has been reached that will give her the job back and $400,000.  According to a story in the Omaha World-Herald, court documents filed Friday and Monday outline the terms of the deal with Angela Winther.  In July of 2012, Winther and City Attorney Joe Lauterbach were fired by the city council for what they said was insubordination in e-mails between the two.  Winther later filed suit, claiming that her first amendment rights were violated.  Since the firing, the size of the Logan city council has been trimmed from five members to three and none of the current members were part of the council when the firings occurred.  Winther will return to work and be paid $20.04 per hour.  Vicki Schroder has been serving as the city clerk, but she will resign and be given a $15,000 severance payment.  The city’s insurance carrier will cover the $400,000 payment to Winther.

7AM Newscast 06-24-2014

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June 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Another Robbery in the Bluffs

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June 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Council Bluffs Police are investigating yet another robbery.  Sunday afternoon, just after 3:00 pm, police say a white male entered the Kum and Go store on Bennett Avenue and told the clerk to open the drawer.  He reached over the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash.  He did not display a weapon during the theft.  The man fled on foot.  The man was described as being in his twenties, possibly 5′-10″ and 165 pounds.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a large graphic print on the front, black gloves, a black beanie cap, a black bandana over his face, light blue jeans and tennis shoes.  Police say they have not yet determined if this is the same suspect that is involved in the rash of robberies that have recently occurred.  Four Council Bluffs businesses were hit early Sunday morning.  Police are asking anyone with information to contact them through the Crimestoppers hotline at 712-328-7867.

Red Oak Drug Arrest Monday

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June 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Corning woman on Monday, June 23rd on drug charges.  At approximately 10:05pm the Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Storm Louise Armstrong of Corning on a valid Red Oak Police Department Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Armstrong was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $50,000 cash bond.

Dog bites jogger in Lenox

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June 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report a dog bite in the community last Friday resulted in the animal being quarantined and may be put down because its vaccinations had expired and the tags were improper. Officials say a woman jogging  at around 7:30-a.m. Friday was bitten just above her ankle by a loose dog. The bite was severe enough to require the victim to undergo two-hours of emergency surgery.

The dog and its owners were identified. The animal was taken into custody and placed into quarantine. Authorities say that type of situation creates a number of problems for the dog owners. Citations will be issued, the dog will be destroyed and there will likely be civil responsibility.

Lenox Police remind residents to “Please make sure your dogs are in compliance and you DO NOT allow them to run loose.” Do not hesitate to contact the Police Department if you observe a dog at large. If officials catch the animal, it will be impounded. If the owner can be identified, the issue will be addressed.

Massena man arrested on drug charge Sunday

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June 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports three recent arrests. Authorities say 45-year old Bradley Leo Ranney, of Massena, was arrested Sunday on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance +5 grams (a Class-B Felony). Ranney was taken to the Cass County Jail and later released on $5000 bond.

Also  arrested on Sunday, was 55-year old Dennis Charles Bagshaw, of Massena. He was wanted on a district court warrant for Probation Violation. Bagshaw was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was being held on $3000 bond.

And on Friday, deputies in Cass County arrested 31-year old Amber Leigh Lind, of Atlantic,  on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Lind was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on her own recognizance.

 

Two Accidents, Two Arrests in Mills County

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June 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Mills County deputies covered a pair of traffic accidents on Saturday.
Katelyn Manning of Glenwood was driving a 200 Kia southbound on I-29 Saturday evening and was exiting the interstate. While on the off ramp, Manning heard a noise and the vehicle started to drift toward a construction cone. Manning tried to correct the swerving, which caused her to lose control. The car went into the east ditch and hit a post, which cause the vehicle to spin. There were no reported injuries.

Also, Saturday afternoon, Kiersten Confer of Glenwood was driving a 2002 Chevy 2 miles north of Glenwood on 230th Street when she hit loose gravel on the shoulder of the roadway. Confer lost control of the car, causing it to go off the roadway to the right. The car then rolled over and came to a rest on its tires in the eastside road ditch. Confer was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs by Private vehicle.

Also, deputies arrested a pair of Nebraskans Friday. 23 year old Destiny Estalin Louise Graham of Omaha, NE was charged with  Interference with Official Acts.

27 year old Scott Douglas Adams of La Vista, NE was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and held on bond totaling $1,000.00.

Three Marines, including an Iowan, killed in Afghanistan

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June 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

An Iowan was among three Marines killed in Afghanistan late last week. The Department of Defense announced today that the three Marines died last Friday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, located in southern Afghanistan. An Iowan, Lance Corporal Adam Wolff, was among those killed. The 25-year-old Wolff was from Cedar Rapids. The other Marines were from 34-year-old Staff Sgt. David Stewart of Stafford, Virginia; 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, New Hampshire. All three Marines were assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward) in the 2nd Marine Division, a unit based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Details about exactly how the Marines died have not been released. Stewart most recently deployed to Afghanistan in April, while Garabrant and Wolff deployed in March.

7AM Newscast 06-23-2014

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June 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field