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Treynor H.S. Football Coach assaulted Friday night

News, Sports

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A victory by the Treynor High School Cardinals turned ugly last Friday night, after an angry parent allegedly assaulted Treynor High School football coach Steve Owens. According to the Daily NonPareil, the incident occurred at around 10:15 p.m., when Michael Beard, whose son plays for the team, grabbed Owens by the shirt and shoved him against a desk.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker told the paper Owens and an assistant coach were sitting in a high school classroom after the Cardinals defeated West Central Valley 27-26 in Treynor. Beard’s son entered the room to discuss his playing time in the game. Danker says Michael Beard entered shortly thereafter and yelling and complaining about his boy’s lack of playing time.

Danker says Michael Beard allegedly grabbed Owens by the shirt at his chest and shoved the football coach into a nearby desk. After the assistant coach yelled at Beard to stop, the man eventually left the room. Medical personnel transported Owens, who has a heart condition, to a Council Bluffs hospital as a precaution. He was treated and later released.

Deputies questioned Beard at his home and arrested him on suspicion of simple assault and disorderly conduct. He served time in jail over the weekend.

Macksburg man injured during motorcycle accident in Shelby County, Saturday

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Shelby County say a Madison County man was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday. The Sheriff’s Office reports 47 year old Jeffrey Murphy, of Macksburg, was traveling on County Road F-32 west of Highway 191 around 4:51-pm Saturday, when he lost control of the cycle. Murphy was transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan for treatment of minor injuries.

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies along with Medivac Ambulance, Panama and Earling Fire and Rescue, all responded to the scene.

Clarinda Police Report

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports 2 people were arrested recently and a juvenile has been charged with indecent exposure. 45-year old Troy Lee Landess, of Clarinda, was arrested Sept. 3rd, on a Simple Misdemeanor Assault charge with domestic violence enhancement. Landess posted bond and was ordered to have no contact with his alleged victim. He’s scheduled to appear in court on October 9th.

On Sept. 8th, 21-year old Sierra Lynn Adkins, of Clarinda, was arrested on a warrant out of Atchinson, MO., charging her with various alleged drug offenses. Her case was transferred to authorities in Missouri on Sept, 10th. That same day, a 14-year old white male from Clarinda was charged with indecent exposure and distributing obscene or pornographic material to a minor. No other details were released.

Double Fatality accident reported in Harrison County Monday

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people were killed and another injured during a collision between a pickup and a semi hauling dynamite Monday morning, in northwestern Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol was withholding the names of the victims, pending notification of relatives. The accident happened at around 6:50-a.m. on Interstate 29  near about a mile north of the Mondamin exit.

Officials say a 2000 GMC Sonoma pickup was traveling south on I-29 when it left the west side road. The driver over-corrected, sending the pickup into the center median and into the side of a northbound 2012 Kenworth semi. Following the collision, the pickup came to rest on the west shoulder of I-29 in the northbound lanes.  The semi came to rest in the east ditch. One person in each of the vehicles was killed. Another person in the semi was injured and flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha. The other victims died at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation. I-29’s northbound lanes remained closed for about 6 1/2 hours while the accident was being investigated and the wreckage cleared. Despite the fact the semi was hauling dynamite, officials said it was not at risk of exploding.

Complaint: Iowa police officer killed with rifle

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A criminal complaint says a Rockwell City police officer killed during a standoff was shot once in the neck with a high-powered rifle. The Des Moines Register reports Jamie Buenting was shot early Friday as he and other law enforcement officers attempted to go inside a house to arrest 32-year-old Corey Trott on an outstanding warrant.

The complaint says Buenting was within a few feet of the house when Trott fired a single shot from a .233 caliber rifle. Trott surrendered to authorities a few hours later. The complaint says Trott told authorities he knowingly fired the rifle at a police officer. Trott is currently at the Sac County Jail on a first-degree murder charge.

(Update) 9 Hawkeyes robbed during win at Iowa State

News, Sports

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Nine Iowa football players and coaches were robbed of cellphones and cash from their locker room during Saturday night’s victory at Iowa State. The Hawkeyes noticed the missing items when they returned to their locker room following a 27-21 win over the rival Cyclones on Saturday night.

The Iowa State University police department said Monday the locker room was staffed by private security. Only those with credentials were supposed to be allowed in.  Campus police are urging anyone with information about the break-in to contact them.

NWS hosts open house this Saturday

News, Weather

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Johnston is hosting an open house for the public this Saturday (Sept. 21st).NWS logo The event will be held at the NWS office (9607 Beaver Ave.), from 10-a.m. until 3-p.m.  Parking is available at the Acorn Valley Campground, just north of the office. The theme of the event is “Weather Enterprise.” The event is free, but a food drive is being held at the same time to benefit the local food pantries of Central Iowa. You’re welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Among the local partner booths available during the open house, are those associated with: The U-S Geological Survey (USGS); U-S Army Corps of Engineers; Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Polk County Emergency Mgmt.; Iowa Environmental Mesonet; Mid-Iowa Skywarn; Safeguard Iowa; Central Iowa television stations KCCI, WOI and WHO; and the local chapters of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society.

Officials say you will not be allowed to bring bags, backpacks, or purses into the building for security reasons. Cameras are allowed, however. For more information: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/dmxsocialmedia/OpenHouse2013.pdf

Mills County arrest report

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County report four arrests over the weekend. On Friday (9/13), 34-year old Adam Michael Michaelsen, of Pacific Junction, was arrested on a warrant for Theft in the 3rd degree. His bond was set at $1,000. And, 40-year old Jason Shane Hoffman, of Pacific Junction, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. His bond was set at $1,000, also.

On Saturday, deputies in Mills County arrested 34-year old Charles Conrad Campsey II, of Nebraska City, NE, for being a Fugitive from Justice. He was being held in the Mills County Jail without bond.

And on Sunday, 56-year old Robert Steve Bass, of Omaha, was arrested on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. Bond was established at $2,000.

IA Gov. orders flags at half-staff in honor of slain police officer

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad today (Monday) ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Tuesday, September 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to honor Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, who was killed in the line of duty last Friday morning. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will represent the administration at tomorrow’s funeral services.

Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

Iowa Red Cross units to assist in Colorado flood

News

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – American Red Cross units from Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, and Waterloo are preparing to leave for Colorado to assist with flood relief.  Leadership in Colorado has asked for all five regional emergency response vehicles from Iowa to respond as soon as possible.  Units from Cedar Rapids and Waterloo are leaving Monday and a team from Des Moines expects to depart Tuesday. Departure times for the others are not yet determined.

Red Cross volunteers are staffing shelters or evacuation centers throughout Colorado. The Red Cross says about 1,250 people stayed in 26 shelters Saturday night. Of those 10 were operated by or with the support of the Red Cross. The organization also is helping other organizations plan for recovery which includes assessing damage and providing cleanup supplies.