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Council Bluffs teen arrested after pursuit and crash Wednesday


August 18th, 2016 by Chris Parks

A Council Bluffs teen was arrested on Wednesday after leading Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase between Crescent and Council Bluffs.

At 1:40pm a Deputy attempted to stop a blue Nissan on Old Mormon Bridge Road after the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign after exiting Interstate 29.  The vehicle did not stop and traveled into the City of Crescent and south on Old Lincoln Highway escaping from authorities. The Nissan was then located in a farm field and the Deputy approached the vehicle and ordered the driver out but he sped away once again.  The driver then ended up going southbound on Old Lincoln Highway and back into Council Bluffs avoiding another Deputy.  Finally at the intersection of Old Lincoln Highway and Coit Road the Nissan lost control and struck a parked vehicle near Spencer Avenue and North Broadway.

The driver was then apprehended and identified as 19-year-old Peter Hobart of Council Bluffs.  He was taken to the Creighton University Medical Center by Council Bluffs Fire. Charges are pending.

Iowa 25 bridge replacements over Middle River and Turkey Creek in Adair County to be discussed Sept. 6 in Menlo


August 18th, 2016 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 18, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, to discuss the replacement of two Iowa 25 bridges in Adair County – one over the Middle River approximately 1.2 miles south of Interstate 80 and the other bridge is over Turkey Creek approximately 4.6 miles south of I-80.

Iowa 25 traffic would be detoured during construction using I-80, Adair County Road P-28, and Iowa 92.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the 5 by 80 Golf and Country Club, 1086 Iowa 25, in Menlo. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by Aug. 30.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Don Stevens, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, email Donald.Stevens@dot.iowa.gov.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects. To submit a comment online about this project, go to:  http://bit.ly/Iowadot941921b.

Cass and Audubon County Fall grant applications due September 1st


August 18th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Representatives of the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations are reminding area nonprofits that the deadline to apply for fall grant funds through the online application process in approaching on September 1st.

CCCF Chair Nicholas Hunt says they are pleased to announce they have $27,800 allocated for the fall grant cycle and the grant dollars will be awarded for a single year. ACCF Chair Genelle Deist says they have $39,000 allocated for the fall grant cycle which dollars will be awarded for a single year as well.

Application procedures and guidelines are available online at www.iowacommunityfoundations.org/casscef or www.iowacommunityfoundations.org/auduboncef Click on the Grant Information tab and follow the links.  Detailed instructions are provided in a downloadable form, and a link to the online application is also provided.  Only online applications will be considered.

These grant funds are made possible by the generosity of the Cass County Community Foundation donors and Audubon County Community Foundation donors.  To inquire about donating to either county, please contact a Board member.   Community Foundations in Southwest Iowa are particularly attractive charities because donations to these funds may be eligible for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

Please contact Dennis Nissen at 800-794-3458 or dennis@omahafoundation.org or Denise Cardos at denise@omahafoundation.org with grant application specific questions.   All completed applications will be considered at October board meetings with notification of results the end of October.

Man injured after crashing into pickup during police chase


August 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been hospitalized after crashing into a pickup during a chase by officers in Council Bluffs. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says deputies began the pursuit Wednesday after the man was spotted going more than 100 mph in his sports car. The car went out of control and rammed into the truck when the driver tried to avoid stop sticks deployed by deputies. The impact sprayed broken glass onto the patio of a nearby ice cream shop, Christy Creme, but authorities no one there was injured.

The man was taken to an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital. He was identified as Peter Hobart. His brother, Owen Hobart, says his sibling has a fast car and thinks he can outrun officers, because he did so once before.

Phone books may be going the way of the T-Rex


August 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Telephone company representatives are asking the Iowa Utilities Board for new rules they say will bring telecommunications in Iowa into the modern era. For example, phone companies would no longer be required to deliver paper phone books to their customers. Michael Sadler, with CenturyLink, says the paper books are getting used less frequently all the time.

“The reality is, the vast majority of folks don’t use the paper books any more,” Sadler. “I can’t recall the last time I opened up a paper phone book. I have a tablet and a phone that I can Google and search for things I need to find.” Proposed new rules would require phone companies to deliver paper phone books only upon request. Anthony Carroll, with A-A-R-P, argues many elderly Iowans and others don’t have internet access to look up phone numbers, so there should be a gradual phaseout of the paper books.

Carroll says, “That is going to ensure that the over 200,000 Iowa residents that do not have a computer are adequately transitioned, especially when they rely on the phone book for their basic needs.” AARP also opposes proposed new rules that would give phone companies more time to restore service when landline phones go down.

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Creston Police report two incidents and one warrant served


August 18th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department released details Thursday on a warrant served and two other incidents.

On Tuesday, August 16th at 11:00am 18-year-old Kane Farlow of Creston was served a Union County Warrant for OWI 1st Offense at the Union County Jail. He continues to be held in the Union County Jail on an $11,000 bond.

On Wednesday, August 17th at 11:33 pm a Creston resident reported that sometime between 8:00pm Monday and 11:30pm Wednesday someone broke into their home at 617 Pine Street and stole a 42-inch television and attempted to gain entry into a safe, causing damage to it.  The damages and loss was estimated at $430.

This (Thursday) morning at 6:29 am a Creston resident reported that between 9:00pm on Wednesday evening and 6:25am Thursday someone had shot out the drivers side window of her vehicle.  The vehicle was parked at a residence at 400 South Vine Street.

Atlantic City Council Still One Seat Down


August 18th, 2016 by Jim Field

The Atlantic City Council is still one member short after Wednesday night’s meeting.  The council was not able to fill the vacancy last night because of a procedural issue.  They needed to formally inform the public of their intention to fill the vacancy by appointment, created by the resignation of Bob Cord, before they could actually name someone to fill the at-large seat.  They took that action Wednesday.    The council’s personnel and finance committee met with three of the four who showed interest in the seat on Tuesday night, and they recommended that the council appoint Gerald Brink to fill out the remainder of the term.  They intend to make the appointment at their next meeting on September 7th.  Members of the public who would prefer an election instead of an appointment have until September 21 to collect the needed 39 signatures on a petition asking for an election.

Red Oak Police report multiple arrests Wednesday


August 18th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department released details on multiple arrests on Wednesday.

At 1:09pm officers arrested 30-year-old Katie Marie Pierce of Red Oak in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue on a valid Pottawattamie County Warrant for 1st Degree Theft, 3rd Degree Burglary, Identity Theft, and Credit Card Fraud.  She was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held pending extradition to the Pottawattamie County Jail on $20,000 cash bond.

At 1:37pm two inmates at the Montgomery County Jail were arrested on charges from Pottawattamie County. 21-year-old Timothy Allen Stubbs of Red Oak and 28-year-old Richard Dean Pierce III were arrested on valid Pottawattamie County Warrants.  Stubbs was charged with 1st Degree Theft and 3rd Degree Burglary.  He was being held on prior local charges and $15,000 cash bond for Pottawattamie County.  Pierce III was charged with 1st Degree Theft, 3rd Degree Burglary, Identity Theft, and Credit Card Fraud.  He was being held on prior local charges and $20,000 cash bond for Pottawattamie County.

Weapons found in vehicle during traffic stop in Pott. County


August 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Nebraska man faces an OWI and Carrying a Concealed Weapon charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night, in Pottawattamie County. The Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, 32-year David Charles Tozer, of Pawnee City, NE., was arrested at around  10:20-p.m. after he was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 29 southbound. The deputy also reported Tozer’s 2013 Ford Fusion was swerving over the fog line several times before it was stopped. After he was arrested on the OWI/1st offense charge, authorities searched Tozer’s vehicle.

Inside the car they found a 9-mm handgun in the center console. The gun was not loaded but ammo was located in the tray area of the center console along with fully loaded magazine in the glove box. There were also two rifles taken and placed into evidence for safe keeping.