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NE man arrested on a drug charge in Fremont County

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November 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports a Nebraska man was arrested on a drug charge early this (Sunday) morning. Deputies were called to the Sapp Brothers Truck Stop at around 4-a.m., following a reported disturbance at that location. After they investigated the situation, 32-year old Chevis Grier, of Lincoln, NE, was taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance/2nd offense. Grier was brought to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and held on $1,000 bond.

Chevis Grier

Chevis Grier

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, Nov. 6th 2016

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November 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials say that since a new recycling program began in August in Davenport and Bettendorf, the amount of recyclables collected has increased more than 70 percent from the same three-month period last year. The Quad-City Times reports that officials are crediting a switch to the “Go All In” program that allows more types of plastic and paper containers to be recycled. Also, the system no longer requires sorting of recycled materials _ it all goes in one cart.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Haitian immigrant of kidnapping and sex abuse of an underage girl. The Daily Nonpareil reports that Fednol St. Cyr was found not guilty of the count Friday evening. Prosecutors had said St. Cyr ordered the girl into his truck on April 5, refused to let her get out and sexually assaulted her. But Cyr’s attorney painted the girl as a troubled teen whose testimony was inconsistent

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge man has been found guilty of vehicular homicide for a fatal April 4 crash. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that Leon Shivers was convicted Thursday of vehicular homicide while operating a motor vehicle intoxicated. Police say he caused the death of 82-year-old John McCartney, of Fort Dodge.

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A barred owl has been released back into the wild after a monthlong stay at the Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation and Education Center, or RARE, in Iowa City. The Hawk Eye reports that the large owl was taken to the center on Sept. 21 after Sam Warner of Burlington saw the raptor sitting on the pavement alongside U.S. 61. On Oct. 22, after being nursed back to health, the owl was released at Starr’s Cave Nature Center.

Rollover accident in Shelby County Sunday morning

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November 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One-person was injured during a rollover accident early this (Sunday) morning, about six-miles west of Irwin. According to dispatch reports, the accident happened at around 1-a.m. on Linden Road, just south of Shelby County Road F-24. A man suffered lacerations to his face and body during the crash. Irwin and Defiance Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to a residence nearby the accident scene to treat the victim.

Other details are currently not available.

Tree stump turned into tribute to veterans in SW Iowa

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November 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A unique way to commemorate veterans and their service to our country is now on display in Creston. It’s located on the grounds of the Union County Courthouse. Union County Supervisor Dennis Brown spearheaded the project which involved carving a tree stump into a bald eagle, the emblem of the United States.

“We had four to six trees around the courthouse, locust trees, that had been planted around 50 years ago…and they’re reaching the end of their life expectancy,” Brown said. The trees have been removed, but one stump was still in place and it’s now carved into an eagle. It will eventually include a plaque stating the piece is dedicated to veterans.

“In my mind, we need constant reminders of things like this – we tend to forget what our veterans have done for us in peace time and in war time,” Brown said. “We can’t have too many of those reminders…we should never forget.” Gary Keenan, the Iowa State Fair’s chainsaw carving artist, completed the eagle this week. The project cost about $1,500. It was paid for through private donations. tree-stump-eagle-creston

(Radio Iowa)

Man acquitted of kidnapping, assaulting Iowa girl

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November 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Haitian immigrant of kidnapping and sex abuse of an underage girl. The Daily Nonpareil reports Fednol St. Cyr was found not guilty of the count Friday evening. It took the jury less than two hours to acquit him of the charges.

St. Cyr had faced life in prison on the kidnapping charge alone. Prosecutors had said St. Cyr ordered the girl into his truck on April 5th, refused to let her get out and sexually assaulted her.

St. Cyr’s defense attorney, James Martin Davis of Omaha, Nebraska, had said Cyr sought to help the girl when he picked her up because he thought she was in distress. Davis painted the girl as a troubled teen whose testimony was inconsistent and unreliable.

Rollover accident on I-80 Saturday afternoon

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November 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Anita and Wiota along with Anita Rescue have been called to the scene of a rollover accident on Interstate 80 about two-miles west of Adair. The crash happened at around 1:15-p.m. and the vehicle was reported to be on fire in the median at the 73-mile marker. It’s unknown if there are any injuries. Medivac Ambulance and Adair Fire have also been requested.

(Update 1:18-p.m.: The fire was out, one person was inside the vehicle, conscious and breathing.)

(Update 1:23-p.m.: Rescue crews advise there are two patients associated with this crash. There have also been 1 or possibly two, unrelated, secondary accidents that occurred near the original crash scene. More traffic control is being requested. The inside lane of I-80 is blocked due to the rescue equipment being on scene. LifeNet helicopter is being put on stand-by.)

(Update: 1:43-p.m….LifeNet will land soon in a field near the Adair Exit. A second chopper has been requested to transport a victim from CCMH.)

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Red Oak man arrested for pot possession

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November 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

A Red Oak man was arrested for Marijuana possession on Friday evening by Red Oak Police.  At 8:00pm Officers arrested 34-year-old Jesse Donald Trost of Red Oak in the 400 block of North Highland Avenue in Red Oak for Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Trost was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 cash bond.

Montgomery County K9 unit helps arrest Shenandoah man

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November 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department was assisted by the Montgomery County K9 Unit in the arrest of a wanted Shenandoah man on Friday.  At 7:15pm Red Oak Police received information that a Shenandoah man wanted on a Page County Warrant for Felony Violation of Probation may be staying at a residence in Red Oak.  Officers went to a residence in the 400 block of West Washington Avenue in Red Oak in an attempt to locate 25-year-old Jeremy Scott Dolph.  He was found at the residence at took off running from officers westbound.

Officers then surrounded the area where Dolph had ran to and used the Montgomery County K9 unit to track him down.  After the K9 successfully discovered Dolph he took off running again. Dolph refused orders to stop and the K9 was deployed to apprehend him in the same block the chase began.

Dolph was taken to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then to the Montgomery County Jail. He was held on $300 cash bond on the charge of Interference with Official Acts and on $5,000 for the Felony Page County Warrant for Violation of Probation.

The Red Oak Police Department was assisted by the Montgomery County K9 Unit and Red Oak Rescue.

Red Oak man arrested for theft from employer

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November 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

On Friday at 2:38pm Red Oak Police were called to the Kum and Go Store in Red Oak for a report of an employee that had taken money from the store while working.  Officers then arrested 23-year-old Dillon Roy Karwal on a charge of 2nd Degree Theft, a Class D Felony.

An investigation by Kum and Go had determined that between October 9th and November 2nd that Karwal had taken approximately $5,722.11 from the store.

Karwal was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $5,000 cash bond.