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Frederickson Fund donates $7k to AFD for thermal imaging device

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A representative with The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund says the fund recently donated $7,000 to the Atlantic Fire Department, to assist them in purchasing an updated thermal imager.

Shown left to right: Mark McNees, AFD Fire Chief along with Grant Petty, Darrin Petty and Laena Frederickson all representing the fund. (Melanie Petty – photo)

Melanie Petty says they were “Happy to help the fire department purchase such an important piece of equipment and look forward to supporting them in the future. ” Petty adds that  they “Appreciate what our volunteer fire department does for all of us each and every day and are thankful that so many dedicate their time to serving our community.”

7:07-a.m. Area News (Podcast) – Mon., Nov. 19th 2012

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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1 injured during rollover accident NE of Red Oak Sunday night

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was hurt during a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday night, northeast of Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports 45-year old Danny Leroy Lewis, of Red Oak, was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital following the 8:35-p.m. crash in the 1900 block of Avenue K.

Authorities say Lewis was traveling north on K Avenue when his 1990 Nissan pickup crossed the road, entered the west ditch and rolled over. Lewis was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Red Oak Fire and Rescue personnel. Officials say alcohol played a role in the crash, and charges are pending against Lewis. Damage from the accident amounted to $2,500.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by officers with the Red Oak Police Department and Red Oak Fire and Rescue.

Prescott woman arrested Sunday evening

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say an accident Sunday evening resulted in the arrest of a woman on alcohol-related charges. Tammy Oltman, of Prescott, was charged with Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated. Oltman was booked into the Adams County Jail following the accident, which occurred at around 4:35-p.m, Sunday. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident, and no other details were provided.

Car vs. Tractor accident in Adams County, Sunday

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a collision between a car and a tractor Sunday afternoon near Nodaway, in Adams County. The Sheriff’s Department says Tanya Barnard, of Lamoni, went to pass a farm tractor at around 3:15-p.m.  As she was passing the machine, the tractor proceeded to make a turn into the path of Dodge Intrepid Barnard was driving. No citations were issued.

Iowa early News headlines: Mon., Nov. 19th 2012

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime manager of the Creston Water Department is under investigation, but officials aren’t saying why. KCCI reports Creston’s mayor confirmed that Steve Green is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state auditor. Green has managed the water department for about 30 years. He is suspended with pay while he is being investigated.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo police officer’s decision to shoot and kill a fleeing 22-year-old man is being investigated. The Iowa Criminal Division of Investigation says the incident happened near a Waterloo bar around 1:45 a.m. yesterday morning. Officer Kyle Law is on administrative leave while the fatal shooting of Derrick Ambrose at the New World Lounge Two is investigated.

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Omaha, Nebraska police officers rescued two people and a dog from Carter Lake after their boat capsized. An officer spotted the overturned boat in Carter Lake, Iowa yesterday and called for help. Paramedics were worried that 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her 32-year-old son, Nathaniel Nelson, could develop hypothermia if they were in the water too long. The dog, Buster, was taken to the Nebraska Humane Society to get checked out.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police say a driver may have been going the wrong way on Interstate 380 before a head-on collision that killed one person and injured another. Police say the crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. yesterday. The names of the drivers were not immediately released.

Local Iowa water official being investigated

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime manager of the Creston Water Department is under investigation, but officials aren’t saying why. KCCI reports Creston’s mayor confirmed that Steve Green is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state auditor. Green has managed the water department for about 30 years. He is suspended with pay while he is being investigated.

Omaha police rescue 2 people, dog from Carter Lake

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Omaha police officers rescued two people and a dog from Carter Lake after their boat capsized. An officer spotted the overturned boat in Carter Lake, Iowa, Sunday and called for help. Paramedics were worried that 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her 32-year-old son, Nathaniel Nelson, could develop hypothermia if they were in the water too long. Four other Omaha police officers responded and helped get the two people and their dog out of the water.

The two people who were rescued and one officer were taken to the hospital to be checked for hypothermia after being in the water for about 20 minutes. The dog, Buster, was taken to the Nebraska Humane Society to get checked out.

Area school board meetings set for Monday evening

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A trio of area school district Boards of Education are slated to hold separate meetings Monday evening. The Griswold School Board will gather at 5:30-p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. On their agenda under Old Business, is an update on district facility improvement projects, and action on various board policies. Additional action will be taken with regard to specifications for a Lift Bus and an Early Retirement Policy.

In Anita, the CAM School Board will meet in the High School Media Center, beginning at 7-p.m., Monday. Discussion and/or action items on their agenda include: A report from Snyder and Associates; A School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) application; Open enrollment applications; a Resignation and Superintendent Goals.

And, in Elk Horn, the E-H-K School Board will meet at 7-p.m. Monday in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School. New business on their agenda consists of: Suggested changes to the Early Retirement Package; Matters pertaining to the phone system; Bus cameras on all buses; Approval of an agreement with the Atlantic Community School District for Special Education; Approval of the Iowa Association of Drug and Alcohol Testing Program (IADATP) for Bus Driver’s Drug testing; and, approval of the Certified Annual Report (CAR).

Trespass complaint leads to OWI arrest

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A complaint about a reported trespasser led to the arrest of a Red Oak man late Saturday night. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says 21-year old Jesus Garcia-Rodriguez, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 11:40-p.m., on a charge of OWI/1st Offense.

Officials say his arrest was the result of a trespass complaint filed by a resident on Ginko Avenue in Red Oak. Garcia-Rodriguez was located in the driveway of 2360 Highway 48. During their investigation, deputies determined the man had been drinking. After Garcia-Rodriguez was given and failed a Field Sobriety Test, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $1.000 bond.