Drivers to experience significant traffic shift on I-80 and I-29 west of the south expressway beginning Nov. 7

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 5, 2014 – Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, traffic on westbound Interstate 80 and northbound I-29 in Council Bluffs, will shift to new pavement lanes west of the south expressway exit (exit 3).

IA DOT The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs Construction Office says motorists are urged to use caution when shifting onto the new permanent pavement, which is in place to prepare for the construction of westbound I-80 express lanes scheduled to begin in summer 2015.

Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-80, I-29, and I-480 in the Council Bluffs metropolitan area. This comprehensive interstate redesign will modernize the highway system and improve mobility and safety of approximately 18 miles of interstate. If you would like more information about this Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program project, visit: www.councilbluffsinterstate.iowadot.gov/.

Chiefs sign fullback Sherman to extension

Sports

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have signed fullback Anthony Sherman, who has helped pave the way for one of the NFL’s top rushing offenses, to a three-year contract extension. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that Sherman can earn up to $7 million over the life of the contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs did not reveal the terms of the contract.

Sherman has started 21 of the 51 games he’s played in over the past four seasons. The past two have been spent in Kansas City, where has been the lead blocker for Jamaal Charles. Sherman has also proven valuable as a short-yardage receiver out of the backfield, catching 36 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns in his career.

Mills County Sheriff’s report: 11/5/14

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people have been arrested on separate charges, in Mills County. The Sheriff’s Office reports 52-year old Mark Sheaffer Uebele, of Mineola, was arrested at around 3:25-a.m. today (Wednesday) in Mineola, for Interference with Official Acts and Public Intoxication. His bond was set at$600.

And on Tuesday, 39-year old Chad James Johnston, of Glenwood, was arrested at around 9:55-p.m. on a charge of OWI/1st offense. Bond was set at $1,000.

Car-vs-deer accident in Adams County

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say no injuries were reported to the driver of a vehicle that struck a deer this (Wednesday) morning. Authorities say Amanda Donahoo, of Corning, was traveling east on 190th Street just before 8-a.m., when a deer crossed the road in front of her car, about a half-mile east of Mulberry Avenue.

The vehicle sustained damage to its grill and radiator, in addition to minor damage on the front of the vehicle and its bumper.

Glenwood man arrested on warrant for assault

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Police Depart reports the arrest on Tuesday, of 25-year old Scott Reed. The Glenwood man was taken into custody on a Mills County warrant for Assault. His bond set at $300 cash.

The Glenwood P-D said also, a resident reported today (Wednesday), an incident of Burglary. No other details were provided.

Hearing set for Monday on Slauson case

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A hearing has been set for next Monday, Nov. 10th, on a request by the lawyer for Atlantic woman accused of faking her daughter’s cancer, with regard to a change of venue in the case. According to online court documents, the hearing in Cass County District Court will be held 9-a.m. Monday, Nov. 10th, for 30-year old Leatha Slauson, whose trial is set to begin next Wednesday. The judge will also consider the waiving of a speedy trial in her case.

Jay Mez, Slauson’s attorney, filed the motion for a change of venue on Oct. 24th. In making the request, Mez said his client’s Nov. 12th trial should be moved due to extensive media coverage, gossip, rumors and speculation by residents in Cass County that would make selecting a fair and impartial jury impossible.

Leatha Kaye Slauson (Cass Co. Sheriff's Office photo)

In presenting his motion, he entered into exhibit stories that aired from various media outlets, press releases that were distributed, and trial information alleging that Slauson obtained donations and other services by deception, from the community.

Earlier, Mez had said Slauson was competent to stand trial, but unable to tell right from wrong. Mez is expected to use a defense of “Diminished Responsibility” when her case comes before a jury.

Authorities say Slauson lied about her daughter having cancer, inserted a feeding tube into the 5-year-old girl and gave her drugs and cannabis oils. Slauson has pleaded not guilty to 20 counts, including assault, child endangerment and theft by deception.

Backyard and Beyond 11-05-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 5th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Darla Casady and Mary Ann Moorman of the Atlantic DOES organization about an upcoming quilt show and bake sale.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th

Trading Post

November 5th, 2014 by Jim Field

FOR SALE:  White Westinghouse white chest freezer for sale. Measures 22 inches deep x 27 inches wide x 29 inches high. Approximately 10 years old, clean and runs perfectly . Too big for my small home. You load. First buyer with $25 gets it. Ray 712-268-5379 a few miles north of Exira.

FREE: To a good home; 3 cats; 1 tiger striped with white paws; 1 yellow shorthair; 1 yellow long hair. 712-789-9385

FOR SALE: Natural gas 60,000 btu forced air area furnace. $200. 712-268-2665.

Audubon County man arrested on drug charges Tue. night

News

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An Audubon County man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday, following a traffic stop in Exira. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department says 20-year old Robert Paul Joens, of Exira, was arrested at around 7:30-p.m. on a felony Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, charge.

Joens is being held in the Audubon County Jail. The incident remains under investigation.

WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2014

Weather

November 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH THE NEBRASKA EMERGENCY  MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE IOWA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY  MANAGEMENT DIVISION HAVE DECLARED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH AS WINTER  WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN NEBRASKA AND IOWA.

WEDNESDAY: WINTER SURVIVAL KIT….

DURING THE WINTER IN THE HOME, YOU SHOULD HAVE AVAILABLE EXTRA FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE, BABY ITEMS AND FIRST AID SUPPLIES. HIGH ENERGY FOOD THAT REQUIRES NO COOKING OR REFRIGERATION IS BEST. MAKE SURE CELL PHONES ARE CHARGED, HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO AND/OR TELEVISION, FLASHLIGHTS, LANTERNS AND EXTRA BATTERIES.

MAKE SURE THERE IS AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF HEATING FUEL AND HAVE AN EMERGENCY HEATING SOURCE SUCH AS A FIREPLACE, WOOD STOVE OR SPACE HEATER. HAVE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND SMOKE DETECTORS AND KEEP THEM IN WORKING ORDER. FIRE DEPARTMENTS MAY HAVE TROUBLE RESPONDING DURING AND AFTER A WINTER STORM.

YOUR VEHICLES SHOULD ALSO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER STORM CONDITIONS. FULLY WINTERIZE AND CHECK YOUR VEHICLE INCLUDING THE BATTERY, HEATING SYSTEM AND BELTS. KEEP THE GAS TANK AS FULL AS POSSIBLE. HAVE A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT IN VEHICLES, INCLUDING BLANKETS, SHOVEL, HIGH CALORIE NON PERISHABLE FOOD, FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES, FIRST AID KIT, KNIFE, TOWELS, SAND, TOW ROPE, WINDSHIELD BRUSH AND SCRAPER AND BOOSTER CABLES. HAVE A MEANS OF TWO WAY
COMMUNICATION SUCH AS A CELLPHONE OR CB RADIO.

CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU START YOUR TRAVEL. USE GOOD JUDGEMENT IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO START OR CONTINUE YOUR TRIP. AVOID TRAVEL IF AT ALL POSSIBLE DURING SEVERE  WINTER WEATHER. …REMEMBER… NO TRIP IS A “MUST” TRIP. NO FAMILY GATHERING, JOB OR APPOINTMENT IS WORTH YOUR LIFE.