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Woman arrested after alleged road rage incident Sunday night on I-80

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August 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A woman on a Harley Davidson trike (motorcycle) was arrested late Sunday night after an alleged road rage incident. According to scanner traffic, a woman on the three-wheeled cycle pulled up next to another motorist near the 60-miler marker on Interstate 80 eastbound, at around 11:40-p.m, and allegedly displayed a gun.

The woman was observed a short time later walking on the I-80 overpass to Highway 71. An Iowa State Patrol Trooper reported the woman was in possession of a gun when he approached her. The woman was taken into custody without incident, just before midnight, and brought to the Cass County Jail. No other information is currently available.

4 injured during rollover Sunday evening near State Radio

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Four people were injured during a rollover accident on Highway 6 north of Lewis Sunday night. The accident happened at around 9:25-p.m. just west of the Iowa State Patrol Communications Center. All four subjects were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic. One was later flown to an Omaha trauma center by helicopter. No other details were available late Sunday night.

(Update 1:15-a.m.) Man from Canada injured during semi rollover in Cass County Sunday night

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports a truck driver from Ontario, Canada was injured late Sunday night, when, for reasons unknown, the 2003 International semi he was driving left Interstate 80 westbound in Cass County, and rolled into the median at the 57-mile marker (Olive Street exit). 46-year old George McClintic was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic following the crash, which occurred at around 10:49-p.m.

Crash scene photo. (Courtesy Mike Kennon/Cass County Emergency Management Agency

Crash scene photo. (Courtesy Mike Kennon/Cass County Emergency Management Agency

McClintic was trapped in the cab of the semi, which was nearly crushed. I-80 westbound was blocked while authorities rerouted traffic up the exit ramp and around the crash site.

The accident remains under investigation.

Atlantic School Board meets Monday evening

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s (ACSD’s) Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening, at the High School. During their session which begins at 7:30-p.m. in the Media Center, the Board will hear special presentations from: Erik Miller, with regard to the FFA; Derek Bair, who will talk about the Career Technical Education curriculum, and, Jerry Purdy with Design Alliance, with regard to progress on renovations at the Atlantic Middle School.

Action items on the Board’s agenda will include approval of: The 1st reading of Board Policies (Series 100); An amendment to the 2013-2014 District Testing Calendar; Lisa Munsey as a mentor at the Middle School; An FFA trip to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY; the ACSD Special Education Service Delivery Plan; The purchase of lunchroom tables for Washington Elementary; and approval of lighting and electric bids for the AHS Auditorium lighting project.

Near the end of the meeting, the Atlantic Board of Education will discuss staffing matters including a School Administration Manager (SAM) position with the CAM School District. During the CAM School Board’s meeting on June 24th, Superintendent Steve Pelzer said he having discussions with neighboring districts to see about sharing a SAM.  The individual could be an assistant to a principal, working with discipline and other issues, and could help with state reporting.  Pelzer said there are sharing incentives available to each district of over $60,000.

The Atlantic  Board will also discuss a SAM position at Washington, and having an At-Risk Advocate for the Level 3 (Behavioral Center) program. In addition, the Board will discuss an administrators Performance Incentive Pay plan, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).

1 killed, 1 injured in Central IA accident

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One Des Moines resident died and another was injured during a motorcycle accident Saturday night in Central Iowa’s Warren County. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2008 Harley Davidson operated by 63-year old Everett Faux (say “f”oh”), of Des Moines, was traveling north on Interstate 35 near the 63 mile marker at around 9:45-p.m., when the machine went out of control. It toppled onto its side a skidded down the road before coming to rest on the roadway.

Faux was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. His passenger, 62-year old Laura Faux, also of Des Moines, was pronounced dead at the scene.

2 killed, 3 injured in eastern IA crash Saturday

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people were killed and three others were injured during a crash that occurred in eastern Iowa’s Johnson County. The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of one the vehicles left the scene following the crash, and has not been found. Officials said the accident happened at around 7:20-p.m., just east of Tiffin on Highway 6, at the intersection with Jasper Avenue.

Authorities say full-sized 1995 Chevy pickup ran a stop sign at the intersection and struck an eastbound SUV on the driver’s side. Killed in the crash was the driver of the SUV, 48-year old Troy Liddell, and a passenger 50-year old Kelly Rae Liddell.Troy was wearing his seat belt, while Kelly was not. Both were from North Liberty. Kelly’s husband, 50-year old Todd Liddell, along with Troy Liddell’s 48-year old old wife Martha, also from North Liberty, were injured.The Patrol says Todd was wearing a seat belt, while Martha was not.

A passenger in the pickup, 31-year old Juan Castillo-Moreno, was also injured. Troy and Kelly Liddell died at the scene. The rest of the crash victims were transported to the University of Iowa Hospital, in Iowa City.

2 arrests in Montgomery County

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report two men were arrested this weekend. Late Saturday night, 51-year old Randall R. Dixson, of rural Nodaway, was arrested on a Simple Misdemeanor charge of Domestic Abuse/Simple Assault. He was taken into custody at his residence at around 11:50-p.m. and transported to the Mongomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held until making an initial appearance before the magistrate.

And, early this (Sunday) morning, 22-year old Tyler Frederick Sevy, of Red Oak, was arrested by Police in Red Oak, on a charge of Domestic abuse/Simple Assault. Sevy was taken into custody at around 1-a.m. and transported to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held without bond.

King says Carolina trip not indicating he’s running for president in 2016

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Republican Congressman Steve King says he hadn’t anticipated his upcoming trip to South Carolina might spur some to suggest he’s considering a run for president. He said “I hadn’t really thought about what would happen if I set foot in a place like South Carolina, but that’s been an invitation that’s been long-standing for some time.” South Carolina’s “First in the South” Primary is a key opening event in the presidential selection process, but King says he’s not “seriously” considering a run for president in 2016.

In late August King will speak at the “Charleston Meeting” — a private gathering of some of the country’s most influential conservatives. King joked that his role as chairman of the Conservative Opportunity Society in the U.S. House has taught him a valuable lesson that may ease his entry into South Carolina politics: he’s learned to eat grits. King says he made “a lot of good friends” in South Carolina when he was there for a presidential candidate forum in 2011.

He also plans to speak to the 25-hundred cadets at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina during his visit to the state August .

(Radio Iowa)

TN man dies in Taylor County car vs. motorcycle accident

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One person was killed and another injured when a car and a motorcycle collided Saturday evening, in Taylor County. The Iowa State Patrol reports a 53-year old man from Cookeville, TN died and a 19-year old from Clarinda was injured during the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 2 and Main Street, in New Market. The accident happened at around 7:35-p.m.

Officials say a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling east on Highway 2 at the same time a 1981 Honda motorcycle was traveling west. When the car made a left hand turn in front of the cycle, the motorcycle crashed into the side of the vehicle. The operator of the cycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was transported to the Clarinda Regional Hospital. Names were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Aug. 11th 2013

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senator Ted Cruz is continuing his call for cutting off funding for President Barack Obama’s health care law, telling conservative Christians in Iowa that congressional lawmakers can’t be counted on to do it. The Texas Republican drew a standing ovation yesterday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, with his denouncement of what he and other Republicans call “Obamacare”.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa House Democrats have elected Representative Mark Smith as their new leader. The Marshalltown man was elected to serve as leader during a meeting in Des Moines yesterday. He is serving his 7th term in office. The Democrats are currently the minority party in the state House of Representatives.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Messiah Food Pantry is Charles City is bare. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that dozens of people and families have been turned away this week from the food bank run by the Jordan River church. Debra Lincoln, the church’s pastor, says the pantry ran out of food last week. She says the next delivery from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo won’t arrive until Friday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 35-year-old has been charged with first-degree theft, accused of robbing a paraplegic man of $60. The Quad-City Times reports that Crystal Greer was arrested Friday. Police say Greer was also arrested on one aggravated misdemeanor count of prostitution after offering to perform a sex act for money with an undercover police officer Wednesday night.