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2 Iowans accused of robbing, torturing man

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Two Sioux City residents have been accused of robbing and torturing a man at their apartment.  Police say 33-year-old Melissa Lowe and 32-year-old Brandon Keleher were arrested Saturday morning. Online court records say they’re both charged with two felonies: willful injury and robbery.

Officers were sent to the apartment after a neighbor complained about a disturbance there. The officers say they found a man who’d been stabbed and burned with a kitchen utensil that had been heated.  The man said he’d met the couple Friday night. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, and he was released later.  Lowe and Keleher remained in Woodbury County custody today (Monday).

OWI/Open Container arrest in Adams County

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Corning resident was arrested Sunday morning on alcohol-related charges. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department reports 41-year old Robin Sanders was taken into custody at around 2:45-a.m., following a traffic stop for speeding. Sanders was charged with OWI/1st offense, and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Bond was set at $1,400. Sanders was being held in the Adams County Jail.

NE man arrested after Sunday evening incident at Lake Icaria

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say a Nebraska man was arrested Sunday evening following an incident which took place at the Lake Icaria beach. Authorities responded to a possible domestic situation at around 6:30-p.m., and upon further investigation into what was deemed a verbal altercation, arrested 24-year old Nicholas Malone, of Bellevue, NE.

Malone was taken into custody after it was learned a warrant for his arrest was issued in Pottawattamie County. The warrant was issued after Malone failed to appear for his July 26th arraignment for Driving While Barred/Habitual Offender.

Malone was being held in the Adams County Jail pending transportation to the jail in Council Bluffs.

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Crawford County man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Crawford County man accused of murder has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. According to the Daily Nonpareil, 28 year old Ben Wingrove made his plea Friday, in Crawford County District Court. Along with voluntary manslaughter, Wingrove also plead guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm. Each felony charge carries up to a 10 year prison sentence.

Crawford County Attorney Roger Sailer told the paper the agreement would have Wingrove serve the sentences consecutively. The initial charge in the case was first-degree murder, in connection with the death of 29-year old Adam Lary. The incident resulting in Lary’s death occurred March 16th outside of a local tavern in Dow City.

According to court records, the men argued at the bar around 1-am. When Lary walked outside followed by Wingrove, Wingrove fired shots at the Ford Taurus Lary was driving, hitting him in the chest. The vehicle ended up crashing into a garage.

Court documents say Wingrove called 911 and that he admitted shooting at a car that swerved. Deputies found Wingrove standing with a pistol next to him. Lary was transported to a local hospital, and died a short time later.

Theft arrest in Red Oak

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police report the arrest early this (Monday) morning of a local woman on a theft charge. 26-year old Megan Diana Reynolds, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 2-a.m., on a charge of fifth degree theft. Reynolds was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

(7-a.m. News)

Fire Fighters called to early morning structure fire

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Dexter, Panora and Menlo, along with Stuart Rescue responded to a structure fire early this (Monday) morning, in Stuart. The call about the blaze at a residence on north Centennial Street, came in shortly after midnight. Crews were on the scene for approximately 3 hours. Officials report there was extensive heat and fire damage to the second story of the home. No injuries were reported.

Audubon City Council to meet this evening

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council will meet this (Monday) evening, during a regularly scheduled session. During the 7-p.m. meeting at City Hall, the Council will hear from the Audubon High School Student Senate, with regard to the Homecoming Parade route, and Paul Walther, who will discuss the topic of trees.

In other business, the Council will act on a resolution setting the date for a public hearing to consider the sale of the City’s property at 202 Washington Street.

Villisca woman arrested Sunday on drug charges

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A narcotics investigation in Montgomery County, Sunday, resulted in the arrest of a woman on numerous drug charges. Sheriff’s Officials say 44-year old Holli Anne Burgess, of Villisca, was taken into custody at around 3-p.m., on three counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine. Burgess was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $50,000 cash bond.

Authorities say in addition to the arrest, a small amount of marijuana and drug packaging equipment was seized during a search of the residence at 600 East 3rd Street, Apt. 4, in Villisca.

Missing Bluffs man located Sunday evening

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August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs report a missing mentally challenged man was located Sunday evening following a shoplifting incident. Officials say 18-year old Nikko Ruiz, of Council Bluffs, was found at around 4:25-p.m. during a shop lifting incident at the Shop-Ko at 1709 4th Avenue, in Council Bluffs. The man has been returned to the custody of his parents.

Ruiz had last been  seen leaving his house on 4th street in Council Bluffs at around 9:30-a.m., Saturday. His family had just moved into the area from out of state, on Friday.