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Audubon child drowns in tragic weekend accident

AUDUBON - Grief counselors were on hand on Monday at Audubon Elementary School to help students deal with the loss of a preschool student. Five-year-old Maggie Jo Zaiger drowned on Sunday, March 19, after falling into the Big Sioux River near Sioux Falls, SD. According to the Argus Leader, a release

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 23:15:00

Area Easter Egg Hunts planned

It's that time of year: brightly colored eggs, the Easter Bunny and one mad dash to fill a basket: Easter Egg hunts are popping up all over southwest Iowa. With two weekends between now and Easter Sunday, there are several opportunities to find that Easter Egg Hunt near you. Two hunts are scheduled

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-20 00:15:00

Atlantic man pleads guilty to criminal mischief

ATLANTIC - Mickey Lee Miller, 51, has pled guilty to one count of criminal mischief in the second degree, a Class D Felony, and will be on probation for two years. The charge of criminal mischief was filed by the Atlantic Police Department on Dec. 13, for an incident that occurred on Dec. 12. Accord

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-18 21:40:00

Freezing rain, road conditions lead to accidents Friday night

CASS COUNTY - Freezing rain and icy roads were attributed to accidents on Interstate 80 near Atlantic Friday night, including one that sent two people to the hospital. According to reports from the Iowa State Patrol, one accident occurred near the 65 mile marker, about 6:52 p.m. on Friday after Anne

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-18 21:46:00

Loose trailer causes chaos on I-29

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) -- A trailer that became unhitched on I-29 caused two vehicles to crash around 6 a.m. Monday morning. None of the drivers involved suffered any serious injuries. 80-year-old Lucas Dennis was driving northbound when the trailer broke free. 41-year-old Matthew Ruttle was be

WOWT - 2018-03-19 19:41:00

House fire near Marne started on stove

Marne and Atlantic Firefighters responded to a house fire on Saturday morning. They were assisted by deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Office, AMU and the Red Cross. Photo courtesy of Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon MARNE - The cause of a house fire that occurred early Saturday mo

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-18 21:47:00

One injured after trailer gets unhitched from pick up on I-29

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) - One person was injured on I-29 near Nebraska after a rollover accident was caused by a single axle trailer coming unhitched from a pick up truck. According to a release from Pottawattamie County, the trailer struck the vehicle of 41-year-old Matthew Ruttle before he ha

3NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 18:16:22

Multiple accidents on Interstate 80 Friday night

Emergency personnel responded to multiple accidents on Interstate 80 between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday night between exits 51 to 56, according to scanner traffic Atlantic and Marne Firefighters were called, as well as Medivac personnel, to accidents that were said to include a roll over near the 53


Red Oak police arrest man for criminal mischief

(Red Oak) -- Red Oak police arrested a man Saturday night for criminal mischief. According to a report from the Red Oak Police Department, officers arrested 25-year-old Dustin James Danick around 11:45 pm in the 100 block of East Coolbaugh Street for third degree criminal mischief (aggravated misde

KMALAND.COM - 2018-03-18 17:16:00

RAGBRAI route: Passing through these small towns makes it wacky

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is celebrated for its small towns - but it's revered for its tiny towns. The names of some burgs that RAGBRAI passes through on its annual statewide party ride can be a surprise to even longtime Iowans. If you can locate Ute, Aspinwall, Dana, Peor


Man arrested for threatening Uber driver with knife

A Hastings man is in custody after threatening an Uber driver early Sunday morning, authorities said. The altercation began a little after 1 a.m. when the Uber driver pulled up to the passengers' destination on the 7200 block of Woody Creek Lane. That's when "the altercation escalated," Lincoln Poli

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-19 04:45:00

Authorities investigate metro homicide - suspect in custody

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide. The victim is identified as Amir Bey, 35. Investigators were called to the scene of a reported assault and stabbing near 169th and Grand Avenue, just south of Fort Street, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Deputies arri

WOWT - 2018-03-18 16:46:00

Red Oak man arrested after eluding law enforcement, operating while intoxicated

(Red Oak) -- A Red Oak man was arrested after eluding law enforcement early Saturday morning. According to a release from the Montgomery County Sheriff's office, 19-year-old Heath Robert Woods was arrested shortly after 3:00 am in the 2300 block of D Avenue. He was charged with felony eluding and o


Danish Windmill gets $49,000 gift

ELK HORN - The Danish Windmill Corporation received a gift of $49,000 for capital improvements and property as well as travel funds for promotion, education, purchasing and more. The funds were presented by Mike and Lou Howard, from the Mike and Lou Howard Charitable Fund. During the presentation, t

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-18 21:51:00

Man arrested in Red Oak for failure to pay child support

(Red Oak) -- On Thursday afternoon, deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff's office arrested 34-year-old Terence Chevy Magill on failure to pay child support. The arrest took place just after 2:00 pm in Red Oak. He is being held on no bond. (Red Oak) -- On Thursday afternoon, deputies from th


Kentucky man gets 35 years for killing man in Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A Kentucky man has been imprisoned in western Iowa for manslaughter and attempted murder. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 36-year-old Arthur Crum expressed his regrets Thursday at his sentencing hearing in Council Bluffs. He was given 35 years and told to pay $150,000 re


In the Red: Student lunch debt adding up in big districts, local schools say it's not a big problem

Student lunch debt adding up in big districts, local schools say it's not a big problem ATLANTIC - Legislators in Iowa are looking at options for dealing with a special kind of debt - student lunch debt - and are trying to make sure school districts don't shame students whose accounts are in the neg