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Barking, naked man leads police on chase, over fences & onto roofs

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Two central Iowa police officers were hurt while trying to arrest a suspect early this (Friday) morning. Witnesses called Des Moines police about a naked man, likely on drugs, on the roof of an apartment complex, barking like a dog. Before police arrived around 8 AM, he came off the roof and allegedly stole an SUV. Minutes later, a man with the same description was reported at an apartment building nearby, barking and confronting residents. Police say the suspect, 35-year-old Diamond Dolo of Des Moines, assaulted two officers, tried to steal their cruiser, then led them on a foot chase, over fences and onto roofs. Dolo was eventually Tasered and arrested for theft and assault on two police officers.

The suspect and both officers were treated for minor injuries.

(Update): Roads closed in Atlantic and Cass County; Cass Co. EMA asks for flood damage info.

News, Weather

March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports four local streets have been temporarily closed due to severe damage from the flooding. The streets are primarily in the vicinity of the Schildberg Recreation Area, and include:

  • Buck Creek Road, from the City Limits to 2nd Street.
  • Iowa Avenue
  • Clark Street (at State Street)
  • and North Chestnut, from just south of Iowa Avenue.

The Schildberg Recreation Park, including the walking path, tree dump/yard waste site and dog park, will all be closed until further notice. In addition, there are 5 roads in Cass County closed by washouts. Assistant to the Cass County Engineer Rich Hansen reports:

  • The Lewis Road from west of the Lewis City Limits to 570th over the Nishnabotna River
  • Nishna Valley Road from 550th (Hwy 48) to 560th
  • Quimby Road from Hwy 48 to the Pottawattamie County line
  • North of Griswold, Scott Street to the Pott. County line
  • and, South of Griswold, 540th to one-mile south of Yankton Road.

Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon is asking County residents with flood-related property damage, to call him at 243-1500, or 254-1500, to report the type of damage and other pertinent information. The data will be submitted to the State in hopes of obtaining Individual Assistance Grants for the County, that will help residents recover from flood damage.

Volunteers mounting effort to fill Waterloo potholes

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo businessman is mounting another volunteer effort to fill the city’s unhappy bounty of potholes. Scott Jordan is owner of Scott’s Electric, and he told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that he’s secured support from other businesses and the city for the drive beginning Saturday. It’s the sixth time Jordan has organized the effort, which started in 1993 and was last conducted in 2016.

He says Aspro Inc. is donating the cold patch material to fill the potholes, and Action Signs is helping with traffic control to keep the volunteers safe.

Shelby County officials are in the process of evaluating flood damage

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Alex Londo reports local officials are currently working to evaluate the damage caused by the recent floods. Shelby County Emergency Management is asking Shelby County residents who have damaged homes because of the floods to contact the EMA office at (712) 755-2124. You’ll be asked for your name, address, phone number, and extent of the damage. Someone from the office will then contact you to come out and assess the extent of the damage for the report which will be submitted to the State.

Iowa father testifies at son’s murder trial

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has testified in the murder trial of his son, who police say fatally shot his mother and staged the crime scene to look like a burglary. The Des Moines Register reports that 73-year-old Bill Carter’s testimony Thursday at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse in Council Bluffs helped establish a timeline for the killing of his wife, Shirley Carter. The couple’s 46-year-old son, Jason Carter, is accused of fatally shooting Shirley Carter at her Marion County home in 2015.

Bill Carter testified that investigators found many of his wife’s valuable belongings untouched, which prosecutors say proves that it wasn’t a burglary. Marion County Attorney Ed Bull alleges that Jason Carter killed his mother for financial gain. Defense attorney Christine Branstad says investigators failed to follow up on significant pieces of evidence.

Good News/Bad News with regard to flooding

News

March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Emergency Management agency is reporting some good news this (Friday) morning. Officials say the East Nishnatbotna River continues to recede at Elliott and Red Oak. And, Coburg is starting to see levels drop slowly so some relief should be coming later this morning. Elliott is no longer using portable pumps and resuming normal operations.
Red Oak has opened all but 1 flood gate along the levee system and all flood pumps have been shut down at this time. Because the river levels continue to drop, it should start to pull a large amount of water back into the river from the city side of the levee system.

Some roadways are starting to open however several of them will remain closed until crews can get a better look at their condition and if any emergency repairs are needed.

CURRENT KNOWN ROAD CLOSURES: NUMEROUS CLOSURES around W Coolbaugh Street x G Ave south to 210th Street. AVOID THE AREA; J Ave between Highway 48 south past the Schildberg quarry drive near 144th street.; 250th Street between Evergreen and Railroad Tracks CLOSED.;145th Street at Stennett is CLOSED between 148th St x 150th.

The bad news comes from Mills County Emergency Management: There is an unconfirmed levee breach 2 to 3 miles North of the Mills / Fremont County Line. Anyone who has not already Evacuated that area West of I-29 needs to NOW. If you need Temporary Shelter there is an American Red Cross Shelter established in Council Bluffs at the Salem United Methodist Church off of Highway 92, 14955 Somerset Avenue.

Street closures reported in Atlantic

News

March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports four local streets have been temporarily closed due to severe damage from the flooding. The streets are primarily in the vicinity of the Schildberg Recreation Area, and include:

  • Buck Creek Road, from the City Limits to 2nd Street.
  • Iowa Avenue
  • Clark Street (at State Street)
  • and North Chestnut, from just south of Iowa Avenue.

The Schildberg Recreation Park, including the walking path, tree dump/yard waste site and dog park, will all be closed until further notice.

(9-a.m. News)

Healthy Cass County Highlights

News

March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Cass County Public Health report the monthly Healthy Cass County meeting was held Monday, March 11 at Cass County Public Health. Healthy Cass County began working with Wellmark representatives to develop a countywide action plan to assist in our health/wellness journey in Cass County.

Healthy Hometown Planning Session

All are welcome to attend the Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Planning meetings on April 8 and May 13 at Cass County Public Health from 12:00-1:30pm.

Additionally, Healthy Cass County was given their finalist plaque for the 2019 Healthy Hometown Community Award powered by Wellmark. Healthy Cass County members were unable to attend the Healthiest State Initiative’s Award Ceremony in February due to weather.

HealthyHometown Finalist Award

For more information on local health and wellness events or resources, follow our Healthy Cass County Facebook page.

Shelby 911 outage resolved

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials this (Friday) morning, say the City of Shelby 911 Outage which was reported early Thursday afternoon, is apparently no longer an issue. Emergency Management Director Alex Londo says “We have tested the 911 landline phones in Shelby and the issue has been resolved as of this morning.”

9-1-1 landline issues were also reported in the Minden and Elk Horn areas. It’s not clear if the issues have been resolved.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s report (3/15/19)

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office said today (Friday), 27-year old Kyle Scott Sheppard, of Omaha, was transported from the Cass County Jail in Plattsmouth, NE, to the Pott. County Jail, Thursday morning. Sheppard was wanted on a Pott. County warrant for OWI/3rd or Subsequent Offense. His bond was set at $5,000. 30-year old Tierra Lee Parker, of Council Bluffs, who was in the Pott. County Jail, was presented with a Felony warrant out of Douglas County, NE., for being a Fugitive from Justice. She was being held without bond, pending extradition. And, 22-year old Kenneth Charles Kline was arrested at the Pottawattamie County Jail, Thursday, for OWI/1st offense.