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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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Manning woman killed in head-on crash Monday

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

A Manning woman was killed and a Wall Lake man injured in a two vehicle accident on Monday in Carroll County.

The Iowa State Patrol responded to the accident which occurred at 8:50am Monday on Delta Avenue north of 300th Street.  After investigation it was determined that a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 62-year-old Sue Ellen Vaughan of Manning was traveling northbound on Delta Avenue and crossed the center line colliding head on with a 2010 Chevy Silverado driven by 71-year-old Elroy Allen Huisenga of Wall Lake.

Vaughan was pronounced dead at the scene and Huisenga was taken to Manning Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the accident continues.

Audubon woman arrested on meth charges after traffic stop

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

An Audubon woman was arrested today (Tuesday) on drug charges after a traffic stop.  The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 30-year-old Jamie Carine Christianson around 2:00am Tuesday on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest. Christianson was stopped on Highway 71 near 280th street and K-9 Axel was deployed at the scene and detected narcotics.

Christianson was taken to the Audubon County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

Middle school student killed by train, Osceola police say

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a middle school student has been killed by a train in south-central Iowa.

Officers and medics were sent to the Osceola depot around 12:20 p.m. Monday. Police have not said what led up to the student being struck. His name hasn’t been released. Authorities say he attended classes in the Clarke Community School District.

The incident is being investigated.

Woman runs into accounting building in Creston

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June 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department released details on a crash involving a woman running into a building in Creston Monday.  The crash happened at 12:49pm Monday afternoon as witnesses observed a 2008 Chevy pickup driven by 77-year-old Donna Jean Burgess of Kellerton driving on the wrong side of the road heading north on Sumner Street.  Burgess missed the turn to go to the dentist office and continued north until turning left and running into Ted Willet’s Accounting building.

The vehicle went completely inside the building and medics were called to examine Burgess who suffered minor injuries.

The truck was towed from the scene.  No citations have been issued at this time.  Both the building and the truck sustained an estimated $10,000 damage.

Federal money approved for health centers in Council Bluffs & 4 other cities

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June 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Health centers in five Iowa communities have received nearly two million dollars in federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for dental care. HRSA spokesman, Martin Kramer, says the money is going to facilities in Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, West Burlington, Urbandale and Ottumwa.

“Health centers can use this funding to hire more staff, to increase their capacity to see more patients, to build or expand on oral health facilities in order to make sure that people who go to the health centers –who need oral health care along with high-quality primary care — have a place to go,” Kramer says. He says the centers are private and public non-profits.

Kramer says the federal funding is usually 18-20 percent of the facilities funding. They apply for a grant and the request is reviewed by a committee of experts outside of government. That review committee assigns a rank to each request for money. “HRSA funds down the rank order list until all the funding has been allocated,” according the Kramer. “So these are health centers who through their applications demonstrated that they have a need and a capacity to see more patients.”

Kramer says oral health problems can be a sign of illness elsewhere in the body, and lack of access to preventive and routine dental care can result in dental conditions requiring more costly emergency dental treatment. “It’s important to have good oral health care and access to good oral health care services in order to maintain overall health,” Kramer says. The All Care Health Center in Council Bluffs won 350-thousand dollars, the Community Health Center in Fort Dodge won 525-thousand, the Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa in West Burlington won 350-thousand dollars, as did Primary Health Incorporated in Urbandale and River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa.

(Radio Iowa)