Council Bluffs man arrested Sat. morning in Shenandoah

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December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police Officers in Shenandoah early this (Saturday) morning, arrested a Pottawattamie County man. Officers called at around 1-a.m. to a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 800 block of South Avenue, took into custody 20-year old Anthony Racine, of Council Bluffs, following an investigation. Racine was charged with felony Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree. He was transported to the Page County Jail after he was unable to make bond.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA (updated 3:50-a.m. 12/24)

Weather

December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING, OTHERWISE PARTLY SUNNY WITH AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WIDESPREAD FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF DRIZZLE AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

CHRISTMAS DAY…RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD FOG. WINDY, WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY, BREEZY, COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

Dense Fog Advisory for western/s.w. Iowa Saturday morning

Weather

December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST IOWA, PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL IOWA.

* VISIBILITY…DENSE FOG WILL DROP VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…IN ADDITION TO VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS THIS MORNING…THE FOG MAY CREATE A LIGHT MIST OR RESULT IN FROST ON ROADWAYS AND CAUSE ICY PATCHES ESPECIALLY ON OVERPASSES AND BRIDGES.

Dense Fog Advisory for Counties in gray.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

2 Winterset women injured in head-on Madison County crash

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December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A head-on crash between two SUV’s Friday evening in Madison County, resulted in two women being sent to hospitals in Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol reports 62-year old Lynnette Kay Anderson was transported from the scene by Mercy One helicopter to Mercy Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition at last report. 79-year old Marlene Kay Saxton was transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital, where she was being treated for serious injuries. Both women are from Winterset.

The Patrol say Anderson was driving a 2016 Jeep Compass northbound on Highway 169 at around 6:15-p.m., when for reasons unknown, her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven by Saxton.

It’s not clear if wet road conditions played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Shenandoah Police arrest man wanted in stabbing incident

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December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Shenandoah late Friday night arrested a man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident earlier that day. 28-year old James Dean Archer, of Shenandoah, was arrested sometime after 11-p.m., in connection with a stabbing incident in at 1212 W. Sheridan Avenue in Shenandoah.No other information on the incident was immediately released.

James Dean Archer

Archer was also arrested on active, nationwide, arrest warrants for the felony crimes of Attempted Murder and Going Armed with Intent.

Theft and drug arrests reported in Fremont County

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December 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports three women were arrested on separate drug and/or theft charges this past week.

Pamela Jo Wake

On Wednesday (12/21), Deputies in Fremont County arrested 36-year old Pamela Jo Wake, of Hamburg, on a warrant for Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, in connection to a previous narcotics investigation in the week and multiple burglary investigations. Wake was being held at the Fremont County Jail on $50,000 cash bond.

An investigation into a reported theft from the Casey’s General Store in Hamburg, resulted in the arrest Friday (12/23), of 42-year old Ronda Sue Booher of Hamburg, who was observed by witnesses allegedly attempting to take several items from the store without paying.

Ronda Sue Booher

Booher was taken into custody on a charge of 5th Degree Theft.

And, Sheriff Aistrope reports 42-year old Kara Marcine Lorimor, of Sidney, was arrested Friday (12/23) for 5th Degree Theft, after authorities investigated the reported theft of Christmas decorations from the hallway of an apartment complex. During the investigation, several of the stolen items were found in the womans’ residence.

Kara Marcine Lorimor

Lorimor was taken to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and held on a $300 bond.

Friday’s (12/23) High School Basketball Scores

Sports

December 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
Mount Pleasant 70, Harlan 63

3 arrested on drug charges in Atlantic last week

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December 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department, Friday, said three people were arrested last week on drug charges. Taken into custody on Dec. 17th for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, was 59-year old Douglas Howard and 26-year old James Howard, both of Atlantic, along with 30-year old Joshua Namanny, of Storm Lake. The trio were booked into the Cass County Jail.

On Dec. 16th, Atlantic Police arrested 38-year old Severiano Batalla-Castillo, of Lewis, for OWI/1st offense. And, on Dec. 21st, 39-year old Julie Luetje, of Atlantic, was arrested for Violation of a No Contact Order, and Driving While Revoked.

Oakland man arrested Friday morning on theft charge & 4 warrants

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December 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a Pottawattamie County man was arrested Friday morning on a theft charge and four warrants. Deputies arrested 32-year old Justin Curtis Hanshaw, of Oakland at around 11:20-a.m., on a charge of 2nd Degree Theft associated with a stolen 1997 Dodge Ram pickup he was driving. Hanshaw was also wanted on warrants out of Pott. County for 3rd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Criminal Mischief, and Theft in the 3rd- and 4th- Degrees. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $5,000 bond for the Montgomery County charge, and $7,000 bond for the charges out of Pott. County.

Residential structure fire in Harlan

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December 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Harlan are on the scene of a residential structure fire this evening. They were paged-out to 1510 Erie Drive at around 5:25-p.m. Westphalia Fire was dispatched for mutual aid at around 5:38-p.m.

According to realty sites, the structure is a 1,220 square foot three-bedroom, ranch-style home, with a basement. Reports on social media indicated the home was vacant. No other details are currently available