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Police: Missing Iowa girl may be with fugitive

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February 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old missing Des Moines girl may be with a wanted man. Des Moines television station KCCI-TV says Karina Rodriquez Resendiz was reported missing by her parents. Police say the girl has been missing for two weeks, when she failed to show up for class after her mother had taken her to school. Police believe she may have willing gone with 18-year-old Sergio Lopez, whom police say is wanted on a sexual abuse charge. He also has been charged in a warrant for failing to appear in court on the sex abuse charge. Police say they believe Lopez has violated a protection order prohibiting him from contacting the missing girl

Iowa grocery store chain recalling dog food

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February 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Grocery store chain Hy-Vee says it’s recalling some bags of Hy-Vee dog food that might contain a toxin commonly found in corn. The Iowa-based company says tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of the dog food made at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC. Aflatoxins are chemicals produced by fungi on corn that can sicken pets. Symptoms include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums and diarrhea.

The recalled products carry three different “Best By” dates and were distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between Oct. 26 and Jan. 11th. More information can be found on Hy-Vee’s website, www.hy-vee.com.

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Two Arrests in Montgomery County

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February 23rd, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

Deputies with the Red Oak Police Department responded to Hope’s Bar in Montgomery County last (Friday) night on a call of two men involved in an altercation. Dean Glen Heideman Jr. and Rodney Lynn Vanderhoof were both arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center. They are both being held on $300 cash bond.

Criminal Mischief in Corning

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February 22nd, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a call today (Friday) stating that a Corning man had driven his truck onto someone’s property with the intention of “tearing the property up.” After arriving at the scene and seeing the damage caused, Adams County Deputies arrested, 34-year old Ricky Ewart of Corning. Ewart was charged with criminal mischief and arrested. Ewart posted $300 bond and is awaiting a court appearance.

Gov. Branstad to visit Greenfield, Corning & Creston next week

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February 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Office say the Governor will be in Greenfield, Corning and Creston next week, to hold “Our Opportunity. Our Iowa,” town hall meetings. Branstad will be at the Nodaway Diner in Greenfield (near the intersection of Highways 92 & 25) at 9-a.m. Friday, March 1st. Afterward, Branstad will travel to Creston, where his 10:30-a.m. town hall meeting takes place at the Adams Street Espresso and Soda Shoppe (213 W. Adams St.) . In Corning, the Governor will meet with residents in The Turner Room (724 Davis St.), beginning at 12:30-p.m.

The meetings are a part of Branstad’s plan he announced during his January 2013 “Condition of the State Address,” to focus on: Property tax relief, economic development and job creation; Education, and  improving the quality of life for all Iowans by ensuring greater access to health care.

Iowa’s long-range forecast: Flood risk is low, drought will likely continue

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February 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

There are no surprises in the statewide outlook being issued for the spring flood season. Jeff Zogg, senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in metro Des Moines, says it appears the drought that plagued Iowa most of last year will continue into 2013. One upside of that is — flooding is less likely. “The spring flood risk is lower than normal statewide, however, across the north-central part of the state, there’s a little bit of a different situation,” Zogg says. “We have a combination of frozen ground and some ice in the upper layers of the soil which may result in more runoff than we’d otherwise expect once the snow melts and we get any kind of rainfall in the spring.”

While 2012 was one of Iowa’s driest years in decades, the report indicates there’s no alteration in course coming in the weeks ahead. “Since the risk of flooding is lower than normal, that just infers that the drought conditions are continuing,” Zogg says. “We see no indications right now that there’s going to be a significant change in the dry conditions we’ve been experiencing.”

The worst drought conditions are in the northwest half of Iowa. The state’s snow pack is below-normal, except for the upper-most portion of the Des Moines River basin in southwest Minnesota where it is above normal. For Iowa’s farmers, the report means more headaches and scanning the skies, praying for rain. “The soil moisture conditions statewide are below normal,” Zogg says. “They’re driest across the northwest part of the state and a little bit closer to normal across the southeast part of Iowa and that’s been the theme since last summer.”

A report in December claimed Iowa would need eight feet of snow this winter to make up for the rainfall we lacked all of last year. Zogg isn’t sure about that eight-foot figure but says the end result is still the same. “The fact of the matter is, we are definitely dry and we are going to need a prolonged period of above-normal precipitation to end the drought,” Zogg says. “Unfortunately, with snowfall, the water content is lower obviously than if it falls as rain, so snowfall itself won’t make much of an impact. It’s also important that we don’t receive it all at once, especially as rainfall, because that will result in flooding.”

(Radio Iowa)

4 injured when vehicle hits snow drift and rolls over in Audubon County Thu. night

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February 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a pickup and three passengers were injured during a rollover accident about two-miles northeast of Audubon, Thursday night. Sheriff’s Officials say 30-year old Kyle Edward Lauridsen, of Audubon, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup west on 190th Street at around 10:30-p.m., when the vehicle hit a snow drift and went out of control just west of Lark Avenue. The pickup rolled over and came to rest on the passenger side.

Lauridsen, and his passengers: 23-year old Rebecca Sue Brookshire, of Wiota; 37-year old Julie Lynn Finnell, of Griswold, and 30-year old Christopher Roger Bylund, of Audubon, were injured and transported by private vehicle to the Audubon County Hospital.

Damage to the pickup was estimated at $7,000. The accident remains under investigation.

House fire near Irwin Thursday morning – Firefighters save some family possessions

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February 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Shelby County say no injuries were reported following a house fire Thursday morning about four-miles northeast of Irwin. The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency says the fire happened at 2228 County Road F-16, just after nine-a.m. , Thursday. Jason Wickizer, Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, says several area departments were called to the scene.

Wickizer said when crew from Irwin arrived, flames were clearly visible, so they requested mutual aid from Manning, Manilla, Defiance and Templeton. Also on the scene was F-S-C from Irwin, which brought extra water, and the American Red Cross. Despite their efforts, the home was a complete loss. Crews were however able to save some of the family’s possessions.

Firefighters were on the scene for over two hours. Wickizer said the last truck cleared the area at around 12:15-pm. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and a dollar amount of the damage was not determined. The family was receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Boil Advisory lifted in Stuart

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February 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Guthrie County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Kempf says officials with Stuart Utilities has lifted the boil advisory for Stuart Water customers. The advisory was issued late Wednesday night after a 10-inch wide water main ruptured. Officials issued the advisory as a precaution, fearing the line may have become contaminated, but tests revealed the water is now safe to drink.

If you have any questions, contact the Stuart City Hall at (515) 523-1280