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Severe Storms possible today and tonight

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June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Warm and humid conditions will persist over Iowa through at least the first part of next week. Highs will range from the mid 80s to the mid 90s with lows overnight in the 70s. There will be periods of thunderstorms through Tuesday.935929_485994081478792_990787275_n The most likely time for storms will be late afternoon through the night and into the early morning hours. Some severe storms are possible as well as heavy rainfall. At this point…Sunday and Sunday night appear to have the best chances for more widespread thunderstorms…heavy rainfall and severe storms.

NE man arrested on drug charge in Red Oak

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June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report the arrest early this (Sunday) morning, of a Nebraska man on drug charges. 21-year old Jamie Gene Neville, of Omaha, was arrested at around 3-a.m. in Red Oak, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Linden and Broadway Streets. Neville was taken into custody for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $300 bond.

Red Oak woman arrested for Public Intox

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June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a Red Oak woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after creating a disturbance at a local store. 52-year old Rlena Dee Crouse was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond following her arrest for Public Intoxication.

Authorities say Crouse was walking on 4th Street southbound from the 1500 block, and allegedly yelling and screaming. Officers responding to the area at around 2:30-p.m. were notified the woman had entered the Dollar General Store in Red Oak, and when she walked out, “was still being loud,” according to the Sheriff’s report. The report also stated Crouse was “Very intoxicated.”

She was brought to the Montgomery County Jail.

NWs Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

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June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

430 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING… THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 70S.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, June 23rd 2013

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June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials evacuated more than 80 campers after heavy rains caused flooding at the Yellow River State Forest in the northeast corner of the state. The state Department of Natural Resources said the campers had to be evacuated yesterday after more than 3 inches of rain fell overnight. The campers were brought to a community building in Harpers Ferry about 10 miles away.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man is facing several charges after allegedly holding a child and elderly woman hostage during a13-hour standoff with police. Iowa City police said 52-year-old Troy Perkins was arrested yesterday morning after a SWAT team entered the home. Police say the standoff began around 7 p.m. Friday when Perkins’ girlfriend reported that he had threatened her with a gun and punched her before she fled the house.

CORWITH, Iowa (AP) — A gentlemen’s club that drew strong opposition after it opened this March in the tiny northern Iowa town of Corwith is closing. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports this weekend will be the last for The Loft club in the town of roughly 300. But club owner Dale Peterson says he may try to relocate to another Iowa town, possibly Fort Dodge.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican businessman and reality TV host Donald Trump will speak at a conservative event in Iowa this August. Organizers of the Family Leader’s leadership summit say Trump accepted the invitation to speak August 10th in Ames.

Iowa man selling coffin gets questions about bones

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June 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An online classified ad offering an oak coffin neglected to mention the full skeleton inside that Iowa authorities seized to try and identify. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports the coffin belonged to the now defunct Council Bluffs chapter of the International Order of Odd Fellows.

Dave Burgstrum says he placed the ad to sell the coffin for $12,000 because he’s trying to raise money to pay the property taxes on the fraternal organizations hall. Burgstrum says the coffin that was made in the 1900s was used in the group’s rituals to represent death, and the bones had been inside for years.

Council Bluffs Police detective Michael Roberts says human remains can’t be sold with proper identification. So the skeleton was sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner.

Montgomery County Theft Arrest

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June 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest on Friday of two individuals in Red Oak on theft charges.  43-year-old Shelby Joann Olivares and 49-year-old Kevin Leon Simmons were arrested at their residence in the 100 block of East Maple Street in Red Oak on a charge of theft in the 5th degree.  They reportedly stole property from another individual valued at $179 on Thursday, June 20th.  Olivares and Simmons were taken to the Montgomery County Law Center and held on $300 cash bond.

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4 central Iowa people hurt in Harrison County crash

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June 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says four people from Des Moines were injured after the vehicle they were in crashed and rolled over Friday night in Harrison County. Officials say a 2006 Toyota corolla driven by 24-year old Chappo Kabadom, of Des Moines, was traveling north on Interstate 29 about two-miles south of the Missouri Valley exit, when the car went out of control and hit a bridge before sliding sideways off the north shoulder of the road and rolling over. One person was ejected during the crash, which happened at around 11:55-p.m..

Kabadom, along with his passengers : 16-year old Banana J. Masso, 24-year old Assanai Worare, and 22-year old Andiriya Adum, all of Des Moines, were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, with the 16-year old being flown to the facility by helicopter. Their injuries were described as non-life threatening. The accident remains under investigation, but was being complicated by a language barrier.

2013 Cass County Relay for Life a Huge Success

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June 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

A large crowd participated in the 2013 Cass County Relay for Life Friday night (6/21) at the Atlantic High School Track.  Individuals, teams, and corporate sponsors all helped make the fundraising effort the best year yet in raising funds to battle Cancer with the American Cancer Society.  The fundraising total as of the end of the event Friday was at $78,880.59 with some donations still coming in.2013 Relay for Life Survivor Lap

The night began with a Survivor dinner in the Atlantic High School Commons catered by Hy-Vee.  Survivors then kicked off the activities at the track by completing the first lap and being recognized for their fight against Cancer.

The night also contained a wide variety of entertainment, kids activities, an education tent, many raffles, some great food, special laps and the luminary ceremony in the evening. 

A couple of other special efforts went on throughout the day Friday as well with a tractor ride that began from the Cass County Fairgrounds and a motorcycle ride that started at the Atlantic City Park.  Both rides were very well attended and raised more funds for Relay.  The tractor riders finished their day at the Atlantic Hy-Vee while the motorcycle ride made their final stop at the Relay for Life event to turn in their funds.

Another special moment toward the end of the event was a special memorial donation presentation from the McCunn family in honor of Don McCunn.  Thier large donation helped push the fundraising total over the top of last year’s efforts.

The Cass County Relay for Life committee would like to thank everyone in Cass County for supporting the cause and making the event a great success.