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Groups ask Iowa judge to rule against heartbeat abortion law

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawyers for two abortion providers have asked an Iowa judge to forgo a trial and rule that the state’s fetal heartbeat law is unconstitutional.

The Des Moines Register reports that lawyers for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City filed a motion Monday that cites the Iowa Supreme Court’s June decision to strike down a 72-hour waiting period to obtain an abortion. The high court said the state’s women have a fundamental right to abortion protected by the state constitution.

The fetal heartbeat law would ban nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur about six weeks into a pregnancy and often before a woman realizes she’s pregnant. The law hasn’t taken effect, pending the litigation’s outcome.

Lawyers representing the state have not yet responded to the motion filed Monday. Nor has the judge indicated when he will rule on it.

Coca-Cola Days this weekend in Atlantic

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Coca-Cola Days will be held tomorrow, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th in Downtown Atlantic. The event is the second biggest collector’s show in the United States and includes a tailgate barbecue open to the public, a Show, Swap & Sell, “On the Road with Coca-Cola Raffle” and many more activities for all ages.

The tailgate barbecue will be held tomorrow night at the Rock Island Depot, located at 102 Chestnut St. and is open to the entire public. For $6.50 you will receive a burger, potato salad, beans, desert and a drink.

This year’s raffle follows the 2018 theme, “On the Road with Coca-Cola”. Items include: a Coca-Cola Mini Fridge; $100 gift card to HyVee; gift card to Fareway; one-night stay at Boulder’s Inn & Suites; one-night stay at Atlantic Inn & Suites; red travel cooler and a Coca-Cola table runner, donated by Something For You. Raffle tickets are $5 for a chance and available at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Show, Swap & Sell meet this Saturday, September 29th. The raffle will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday at the close of the Show, Swap and Sell at the Herring Building, located at 2nd and Poplar Street. You do not have to be present to win.

T-Shirts for the 2018 Coca-Cola Days Celebration are also available for purchase. The shirts are gray and feature the theme, “On the Road with Coca-Cola”. T-Shirts can be purchased for $16 at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Show, Swap & Sell this Saturday.

For more information on Coca-Cola Days or a full list of activities, please visit www.cocacoladays.com, call the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-243-3017 or email chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course is Oct. 17

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Image credit: M.H. Shour, ISU Extension & Outreach

Red Oak, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

The local attendance site for the Oct. 17 CIC is the Montgomery County Extension office located at 400 Bridge Street Suite #2 in Red Oak. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 10 and $45 after Oct. 10. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Katie Hart at the ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County office at (712) 623-2592.

In Shelby County the local attendance site for the Oct. 17 CIC is 906 6th Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 10 and $45 after Oct. 10. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Shelby County Extension & Outreach at 712-755-3104.

The course will provide continuing instruction credits for commercial and public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). Topics to be covered are: equipment calibration; phytotoxicity; pesticide drift reduction; principles of limited area application; aquatic invasive species update; control of tree of heaven and red cedar; white oak mortality; and Phragmites control. Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.

One arrest and one accident in Mills County Wednesday

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports one arrest and one accident on Wednesday.

At 2:03pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 45-year-old William Joseph Weis of Glenwood on a valid warrant for Violation of Probation. He was being held on $10,000 bond.

The accident occurred at 11:30pm at the intersection of Marion Avenue and East 7th Street.  It was determined that 44-year-old Cherry Parker of Malvern was driving a 2006 Nissan east on 7th Street and made a right hand turn onto Marion Avenue but left the roadway and collided with a street sign, knocking it over. The vehicle left the scene but a mudflap was left at the scene. The vehicle was later located two blocks away in a driveway in the alley. The damage matched the damage that would of been likely at the scene at it was missing a mud flap. No arrest or charges were immediately made.

Creston Police report one Wednesday arrest

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department reports the arrest Wednesday evening of 19-year-old Max Kilgore of Creston. Kilgore was arrested at 5:48pm at the Law Enforcement Center on 2 counts of 5th Degree Theft. He was then released from custody on a Promise to Appear in court at a later date.

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No injuries in two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Red Oak

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports no injuries occurred during a two vehicle accident on Wednesday morning. At 10:00am Officers were called to an accident at the intersection of 8th Street and Washington Street in Red Oak. It was determined that a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Van driven by 76-year-old Fred Don Tremble of Red Oak was traveling northbound on North 8th Street and failed to stop at a stop sign with the intersection with East Washington Street. The van struck a 2007 Ford Edge driven by 50-year-old Rodney Dean Straw of Red Oak on the drivers side as Straw was traveling westbound on East Washington Street. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $6,000 each and both were towed from the scene. Tremble was cited for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

Red Oak Police were assisted by the Red Oak Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Montgomery County EMA.

Griswold man arrested on warrant near Treynor

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Griswold man on Tuesday evening after a traffic stop. At 7:15pm Tuesday a Deputy on patrol near Treynor spotted a vehicle with expired registration eastbound on Highway 92 from 300th Street. The deputy then initiated a traffic stop on the 2001 Mercury Cougar and made contact with the driver.

It was determined that the driver, 57-year-old Randall Main of Griswold, had a valid arrest warrant for 4th Degree Theft. Main was taken into custody and booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail without incident. He was being held on $1,000 bond.

Ex-clerk of Riverton pleads not guilty to bank fraud

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former southwestern Iowa city clerk accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the city of Riverton has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud.

In a news release Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum says 57-year-old Carol Jennings pleaded not guilty on Thursday. She was indicted by a federal grand jury in August. The indictment says Jennings opened two accounts with a local bank using falsified documents and deposited city funds into the accounts. Prosecutors say she then converted most of the money for her own use.

Her trial has been set for Nov. 5.

An audit of Riverton’s financial records in 2016 showed nearly $331,000 in improper or unsupported spending and undepostited collections. The audit was conducted after Jennings was fired in 2015.

Council Bluffs woman arrested on prostitution and drug charges in Fremont County

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September 27th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Erica Dawn Hughes

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports a Council Bluffs woman was arrested on Wednesday night on prostitution and drug charges.

On Wednesday evening an undercover deputy made contact with 37-year-old Erica Dawn Hughes of Council Bluffs. Erica was located in a truck stop area near Percival. During contact with the Deputy, Hughes agreed to perform sexual acts with the undercover Deputy.

Hughes was then taken into custody for Prostitution and also was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Hughes was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and held on a $100,000 bond.