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Arrest made in Council Bluffs burglary and assault case Tuesday

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June 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs have made an arrest in connection with another residential burglary, the second reported in as many days. Officials say at around 7:47-p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to 2437 2nd Avenue in Council Bluffs on a report of an assault. Officers arrived and met with the victim, Mariah Crouse of Council Bluffs, who stated that while sitting on her couch inside her home a male with a blue bandana over his nose and mouth entered her residence by way of the unlocked rear storm door.

Once inside the home the male grabbed Crouse by her face and pushed her head into the back of the couch demanding that she give him her cell phone. Crouse yelled for the suspect to leave her home and she refused to give him her phone. The suspect did not see that Crouse had a guest over and was startled when the guest told him to take her phone and leave. The man then ran out of the house in an unknown direction.

Officers were told by Crouse that she recognized the suspect as a neighbor, and that he resides at 2435 2nd Avenue. Officers went to this address and located the male in a room. He was identified as 24 year old Landon Finger, of Dubuque. Finger was eventually identified by the victim as being the same male who came into her home and assaulted her. He was arrested and taken to Pottawattamie County Corrections and booked in on a Burglary 2ne degree charge.

Atlantic School Board work session set for Wed. evening

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June 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session Wednesday evening in the High School Media Center. On their agenda for the 5:30-p.m. meeting, is acceptance of resignation from Washington 3rd Grade Teacher Katie Gaughan, discussion with regard to the District’s Technology Plan, as presented by Technology Coordinator Roger Warne, and a closed session for a formal evaluation of Superintendent, Dr. Michael Amstein.

Toelle elected to position on the IA Democratic Caucus Committee

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June 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The State Democratic Party Convention was held on Saturday, June 18th, lasting until the early hours of June 19th. Five delegates from Cass County attended: Mike Young of Griswold, Cheryl Wessels of Anita, and Melissa Warren, Gerard O’Rourke, and Sherry Toelle, all of Atlantic. The Iowa Democratic Party Platform was voted on and ratified by a majority of the delegates attending the convention.

National delegates were chosen for each Presidential candidate. Other positions that were voted on included the Presidential electors, Democratic National Committee members, State Affirmative Action Chair, as well as the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Constituency Caucus groups. Sherry Toelle, Cass County Democratic Party Chair, was elected Vice-Chair of the newly-formed Seniors and Retirees Caucus, earning her a seat on the State Central Committee.

In a statement, Toelle said “I am very pleased to have been elected to the Seniors/Retiree Caucus. I worked with seniors throughout my career as a social worker and have grave concerns for seniors and retirees who are forced out of their homes due to finances and health issues. I hope that I can continue to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Should anyone have generic issues that they would like to discuss with me, I would appreciate their contacting me.”

The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia from July 25th through the 28th, culminating in the nomination of the Democratic Presidential candidate.

Bakken pipeline will run under sacred tribal site in Iowa

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials will allow work on a four-state oil pipeline to go forward after the company submitted a plan to avoid disrupting an American Indian burial ground.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins said that Texas-based Dakota Access LLC was given an amendment on its permit to dig at Big Sioux River Wildlife Management Area.

Instead of a trench, the pipeline will be built about 85 feet underground using special boring equipment, Baskins said.

State Archaeologist John Doershuk said the company’s plan is satisfactory, but Indigenous Environmental Network organizer Dallas Goldtooth says his group opposes the decision to allow construction to go forward.

The $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile pipeline spans four states. The Iowa section still needs permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Adair County Board of Supervisors to meet Wednesday

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Adair County Board of Supervisors is set to meet for a regular session on Wednesday at the Adair County Boardroom at the Courthouse.

On their agenda is discussion on a courtyard permit, decat grant draw down, township clerk wages, and conservation transfer resolution.

They also will hear a report from County Engineer Nick Kauffman and sign final vouchers for RCB Projects in Lee Township.

Union County theft arrest

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Monday of Melissa Joann Wilson at 12:00pm on a Union County warrant for 3rd degree theft.  Wilson was picked up in the Pottawattamie County Jail and transported to be held for Union County in the Ringgold County Jail.  Wilson is being held on $2,000.00 bond.

Mills County Sheriff reports recent arrest, accident, and citations

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office released details on one recent arrest, an accident, and a couple of citations on Tuesday.

The arrest was made on Sunday at 5:54pm at Highway 34 and 380th Street.  Deputies arrested 54-year-old Rodney Gene Lukehart of Red Oak for Driving While Revoked. He was taken into custody and held on $1,000 bond.

A single vehicle accident was reported at 12:59pm Monday at 250th Street and Barrus Road in Mills County.  A 2004 Pontiac driven by 18-year-old Haley Carman of Council Bluffs was traveling eastbound on Barrus Road approaching 250th Street when the vehicle went onto the shoulder on a curve. Carman over-corrected and the vehicle spun around and ended up backwards in the southeast ditch up against a tree. Carman was taken by Silver City Rescue to Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office also issued a citation Sunday to Joan Armstrong of Bellevue, NE for No Valid Driver’s License.  They also cited Shialea Cozad of Glenwood on Monday for Driving Under Suspension.

Page County man arrested Monday for Assault and Harassment

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports the arrest of a Page County man on Monday at approximately 9:15pm. Deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Justin Leo Powers of rural Page County on warrants for Harassment 1st Degree and Simple Assault.  Powers was held on no bond at the Page County Jail until seen by a judge.

Justin Leo Powers

Justin Leo Powers

Theft reported in Creston

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department received a call on Monday at 11:12am from a Creston resident that someone had taken a Window Air Conditioner and old Red Wagon from the front porch of her residence at 102 S. Spruce Street.  The theft occurred sometime between 4:00pm Saturday and 11:00am Monday.  The loss was estimated at $200.

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