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Red Oak woman arrested Sunday morning

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested 18-year old Dakota Lynn Girouex, of Red Oak, at around 4:15-a.m. today (Sunday), for Driving While Suspended. The woman was also charged with not having SR-22 Insurance. She was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested for DWS w/3 withdrawals in effect

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The operator of a dirt bike riding illegally on the highway, was pulled over near the intersection of Highway 34 and 48 Saturday evening in Red Oak, and arrested for Driving While Suspended, with three withdrawals in effect. Red Oak Police arrested 21-year old Spencer Edward Zarek, of Red Oak, at around 6-p.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where his bond was set at $300,

Atlantic’s P& F Committee to interview Council At-Large candidates

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Personnel and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday evening in the Council’s Chambers at City Hall, to conduct interviews with candidates who have expressed an interest in filling the At Large seat vacated by former Councilman Bob Cord. Cord resigned from his seat July 20th. The meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.

Cord had announced his intentions to resign back in March. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Personnel and Finance Committee will go into a closed session to separately interview Ed Angell, Gerald Brink, Roger Carter, and any remaining applicants. The Committee will forward its report from those interviews and a recommendation to the Council, on who it feels would be best suited for the position. The City Council, on Wednesday, will then act on an Order approving the recommended candidate for appointment to the At Large seat. Once filled, members of the public will have 14-days following the Council’s decision, to request a Special Election.

Following Tuesday’s closed-session interviews, the Committee will return to an open session for a report on legal feedback with regard to proposed changes to the Personnel Policy. The Committee will also discuss the staffing, budget and operating needs of the Parks and Recreation Department, and receive a report from Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones and City Administrator John Lund, with regard to Sewer Connection Fees.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, Aug. 14th 2016

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:25 a.m. CDT

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — A Bettendorf man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child younger than 12 over a three-year period. The Quad-City Times reports that 21-year-old Joshua Daniel Morales pleaded guilty in June to three counts of lascivious acts with a child. Morales was sentenced Thursday to up to 10 years in prison on each count. The sentences will run back-to-back.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Eldridge man has entered an Alford plea in the case of a February car crash that left his backseat passenger dead. The Quad-City Times reports 19-year-old Bret Matthew Schaefbauer entered the plead Friday to a felony count of vehicular homicide. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Oct. 6. Investigators say Schaefbauer was driving early the morning of Feb. 7 when he went he crashed, killing 18-year-old Mitchell Hayes.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fondling a 14-year-old girl last year. The Sioux City Journal reports that 27-year-old Federico Jimenez-Hernandez was sentenced Thursday after he pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Court documents say Jimenez-Hernandez fondled the girl after entering her room while she was sleeping.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A small plane has crashed at a Des Moines street intersection near the airport, but no one was seriously injured. The Des Moines Register reports that the crash happened at the intersection of Southwest 56th Street and Park Avenue around 10 a.m. Saturday just after taking off from Des Moines International Airport. Officials say the pilot and three passengers, all members of same family, made it out of the prop plane before it was engulfed in flames.

Florida man arrested Sunday morning after illegal firearm-related incident

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports a man from Florida was arrested early Sunday morning on weapon-related charges, following an incident at the County Line Bar, on the west side of Shenandoah. While deputies were on the way to a disturbance at the bar, they were notified the suspect, 26-year old Tipton Leigh Brock, of Milton, FL., had retrieved a firearm and started shooting.

After they arrived, deputies placed Brock under arrest for Terroristic Threats, Reckless use of a firearm, and for Going Armed with Intent.

Tipton Brock

Tipton Brock

Brock was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on a $10,300 cash bond. No injuries were reported.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted during the incident by deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Office, and Shenandoah Police.

Sioux City viaduct dealt setback as agency rejects funding

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August 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City’s long-planned viaduct over railroad tracks could be in jeopardy after a federal agency rejected a request for nearly $15 million in funding. The Sioux City Journal reports the U.S. Department of Transportation denied the bid for a $14.8 million grant that would have covered nearly three-quarters of the estimated $20.7 million project.

Officials have long supported the viaduct, which they say would eliminate lengthy delays by motorists waiting for trains and could spur more growth in an industrial area bordering the Floyd River. City Manager Bob Padmore says the project is “pretty cost-prohibitive” without federal funding.

Economic development department Director Marty Dougherty says the city will seek federal money for the viaduct next year.

All aboard small plane that crashed in Des Moines survive

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August 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A small plane has crashed at a Des Moines street intersection near the airport, but no one was seriously injured. The Des Moines Register reports the crash happened at the intersection of Southwest 56th Street and Park Avenue around 10 a.m. Saturday just after taking off from Des Moines International Airport. Officials say the pilot and three passengers, all members of same family, made it out of the prop plane before it was engulfed in flames.

Officials say the pilot experienced some type of mechanical malfunction and was able to deploy a parachute, which helped slow the plane. Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says Park Avenue will be closed until Sunday as emergency crews investigate. Officials did not release the names of the pilot or passengers.

Sioux City man sentenced to prison for fondling girl

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August 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fondling a 14-year-old girl last year. The Sioux City Journal reports 27-year-old Federico Jimenez-Hernandez was sentenced Thursday after he pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to one count of third-degree sexual abuse.

Jimenez-Hernandez must register as a sex offender upon his release from prison and will also remain on lifetime parole. If he were to violate terms of the special sentence, he could be returned to prison. His sentence will be served at the same time as a three-year federal prison sentence for selling methamphetamine.

Court documents say Jimenez-Hernandez fondled the girl after entering her room while she was sleeping.

Distracted driver crashes his vehicle in Council Bluffs

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August 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man who glanced down at his cell phone ended-up in a crash Saturday morning. According to Bluffs Police, 27-year old Ryan Wendt was traveling south on 25th Street at around 11-a.m., Saturday, when he became distracted by his cell phone. When he looked up, Wendt swerved to miss a vehicle in traffic and his vehicle hit a utility pole in the 1000 block of 25th Street. The pole was sheared-off, but still upright, with all the lines still intact.

Wendt initially refused medical treatment at the scene, but was later transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. Police cited him for failure to maintain control of his motor vehicle. Traffic flow in the area was rerouted for two hours while the utility pole was rendered safe by MidAmerican Energy.

Authorities remind you: Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting or dialing on your phone. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. Don’t be a distracted driver!

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