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Red Oak man arrested for Interferring w/police

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August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report a Red Oak man  was arrested Saturday night. 26-year old Juan Eugenio Rodriguez-Lopez was taken into custody by Sheriff’s deputies at around 11:40-p.m., on a charge of Interference with Official Acts. Rodriguez-Lopez was arrested following an incident in the 2400 block of north 8th Street, in Red Oak. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Red Oak Police Dept.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Aug. 17th 2013

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August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say they won’t file charges against a woman involved in a fight with a man who later died of stab wounds. Police questioned 25-year-old Tyshar Mosley in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Amyn Brown. He was found dead early Thursday in a Des Moines apartment. Yesterday police say an investigation determined Mosley acted in self-defense.

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured in northeast Iowa after a sport utility vehicle crashed into a bus with only the driver aboard. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the crash happened yesterday afternoon near Hudson when a bus driven by 69-year-old Dale Bondy of Waterloo dropped off a farm crew, then pulled out from a stop sign and into the path of an SUV. Bondy was cited for failure to yield.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Grimes woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for inflating the value of homes she appraised to help herself and others get mortgage loans. Forty-six-year-old Bobbi Jo Wojewoda was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joseph Davis allowed one hit in 4 2-3 innings and Newark, Delaware scored five times in the first inning to beat Urbandale, Iowa 6-3 in the Little League World Series last night. Urbandale drops to the loser’s bracket and meets Grosse Pointe, Michigan later today in Pennsylvania.

Community forums scheduled, re: the new IA Health & Wellness plan

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Connections Area Agency on Agency in Council Bluffs say the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service has awarded the Iowa Department of Human Services, funding to develop a State- and supporting a new payment and health care- delivery model.  Plans must improve health, improve health care, and lower costs for citizens through a sustainable model of multi-payor payment and delivery reform, and must be dedicated to delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting.

Even though Iowa has been ranked in the top five for quality and effective health care, the SIM grant will help further improve the quality of care provided to patients while encouraging personal health and wellbeing along with insuring an adequate workforce to deliver needed services.  This plan will take place over the next three years. Additionally, the Department is working on the new Iowa Health and Wellness Plan that addresses the health care needs of Iowans with incomes up to and including 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) that are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. This new coverage group will start receiving benefits January 1, 2014.

As part of the process for SIM and the new Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, community forums will be held to discuss the grant opportunity and ask for local input. Connections Area Agency on Aging will host a community forum on Tuesday, August 27th 2013, from 1 to 3 pm at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road in Council Bluffs, Student Life Center, Reiver Room.

Speakers at the event include Iowa Medicaid Director Jennifer Vermeer and Iowa Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer. Connections encourages participation from all counties in their service area including Adair, Adams, Cass, Cherokee, Clarke, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Montgomery, Monona, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and Woodbury counties.   For more information call Kelly Butts at 328-2540 ext. 1013 or 1-800-432-9209 ext. 1013

Iowa gambling boat sent on scrap voyage

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – After more than 17 years on the east bank of the Missouri River, the Kanesville Queen Riverboat has been sent downriver on its final voyage. The gambling boat had sat at Harrah’s casino in Council Bluff and welcomed gamblers and other customers since it opened on Jan. 1, 1996. The Daily Nonpareil says the boat’s top two decks will be removed at Jefferson City, Mo. Then it will head to Dubuque for scrapping.

Iowa initially required state-licensed casinos to locate on boats but changed the law in 2007 to let gambling centers operate fully onshore. The casino moved into a new space on land after an $8 million remodel of an existing convention center.

Iowa Court: juveniles may seek new sentences

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court has opened the door for more than three dozen juveniles sentenced to long prison terms to appeal their sentences.  The court said Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that threw out life sentences for juveniles may be applied retroactively to Iowa cases. The federal high court said juvenile sentences must be considered individually.

After the federal court’s ruling, Gov. Terry Branstad converted the life sentences of 38 Iowa juvenile killers to 60 years.  Many are appealing, saying that still equates to life in prison. The Iowa court in one case refuses to challenge Branstad’s commutation but affirmed that 60 years is too long and upheld a judge’s resentence of 25 years. In two other juvenile cases, the justices overturned lengthy sentences and ordered resentencing.

Jail break at Clarinda Prison

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Clarinda report the escape this morning of an inmate from the Clarinda Correctional Facility Lodge. 38-year old Rodney Eugene Long got away sometime this (Friday) morning.

Rodney Eugene Long (photo #1)

Rodney Eugene Long (photo #1)

Upon further review it was determined that Long escaped over the recreation yard fence sometime between 4:10 a.m. and 7 a.m. Long is a white male, five-feet nine-inches tall, about 144-pounds. He has  brown hair and brown eyes. He also  has tattoos on his right and left wrists. Long was last seen wearing blue jeans, gray tee-shirt, white tennis shoes. He may possibly be carrying a bag pack fashioned out of laundry.

Emergency procedures and notifications, including local, county and state law enforcement agencies were implemented once the escape was discovered. Clarinda Correctional Facility security personnel were assisting authorities with the area search. It is not known if Long is on foot or has been picked up by another party.

Long is serving a five-year sentence from Appanoose County for third-degree burglary. His sentence began March 15th following a probation revocation. Long was transferred to Clarinda on April 30th. If you see Rodney Eugene Long do not approach him, but call your nearest law enforcement agency immediately, 9-1-1, the Clarinda Police Department at (712) 542-2194, or Page County Sheriff’s Department at (712) 542-5193.

Rodney Long (2nd pic)

Rodney Long (2nd pic)

 

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Iowa health official warns against tapeworm diet

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health is warning against the tapeworm diet.  In her weekly email to public health workers around Iowa, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk recounted a recent incident: A physician sought the department’s help for a patient who said she’d swallowed a tapeworm she’d bought over the Internet. The woman was hoping the parasite would help her lose weight.

Quinlisk says hucksters sold tapeworm eggs in pill form as a weight-loss aid a century ago. She says ingesting them “is extremely risky and can cause a wide range of undesirable side effects, including rare deaths.” Tapeworms can live for years in the intestines and grow to several feet long. They can be accidentally ingested in undercooked meat.  An anti-worm medication was advised for the woman.

Red Oak woman arrested on alcohol charge & moving violations

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August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest Thursday evening, of 69-year old Karen Jean Tuntas, of Red Oak. She was charged with OWI/1st offense, and cited for having no or improper registration and no insurance, following a traffic stop at around 5:25-p.m., in the 1300 block of north Broadway Street, in Red Oak.

Tuntas was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.