https://www.redoakexpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Illinois men sentenced to prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/illinois-men-sentenced-prison-conspiracy-distribute-methamphetamine <p> United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on Tuesday, July 16, Cameron Felder, 41, and Nathaniel Thomas, 37, were sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Felder was sentenced to 70 months in prison and Thomas was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment. They will each serve a term of supervised release of four years when released from prison.<br /> 22-year-old man fatally shot in Griswold https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/22-year-old-man-fatally-shot-griswold <p> On Thursday, July 11, at 7:02 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office responded to a call of a shooting at 69244 Lyman St. , Griswold. The victim, Chase Jones, 22, of Atlantic, was transported via Griswold Rescue to Cass County Memorial Hospital, where he was declared deceased. An autopsy was scheduled for July 13, at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Des Moines. The incident remains under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation.</p> Local book club finishes Mueller report https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/local-book-club-finishes-mueller-report <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A local group of Indivisible Iowa is wrapping up a book club reading of the Mueller Book Club. The group has met weekly the past several weeks dissecting the almost 500-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p> <p> Two of the group&rsquo;s organizers were Barb Nelson and Jan Norris, both residents of Montgomery County. The fifth and final meeting was Monday, July 8, at The Bridge Coffeehouse in Red Oak with about 20 non-partisan people in attendance.</p> Splash Bash https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/splash-bash <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2304_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> Local children enjoy the annual water party at the Red Oak Public Library Wednesday, July 10. (Adenia Stanley/Red Oak Express)&nbsp;</p> June rainfall an inch below normal https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/june-rainfall-inch-below-normal <p> After higher amounts of rainfall in May, June rainfall in Iowa was 3.86 inches, or more than an inch below normal for the month, according to the latest Water Summary Update. June is typically the wettest month of the year in Iowa.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&quot;While June was drier than normal across the state, the last 12 months are still the second wettest on record,&quot; said Tim Hall, DNR&rsquo;s coordinator of hydrology resources.<br /> <br /> Red Oak man wins Facebook Free Speech lawsuit https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-man-wins-facebook-free-speech-lawsuit <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em><br /> </em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Red Oak, Iowa</em>&nbsp;&mdash; The Adams County Sheriff&#39;s office has agreed to pay Jon Goldsmith of Red Oak $10,000 in damages after charging him for harassment when he posted a criticism of a sheriff&#39;s deputy on his own Facebook page.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> First-degree kidnapping charged added for McCunn https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/first-degree-kidnapping-charged-added-mccunn <p> First-degree kidnapping charges have been added to first-degree murder charges for Toby McCunn of Red Oak.&nbsp; The kidnapping charges were filed in court July 3 with the offense date listed as April 15.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Koppa joins Red Oak City Council https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/koppa-joins-red-oak-city-council <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/billings_swears_in_koppa_also_starring_brad_wright_img_9916.jpg" alt="Red Oak Mayor Bill Billings, right, swears in Terry Koppa as the newest member of the Red Oak City Council. Koppa replaces Tony Wernicke, who moved out of state. Also pictured is Red Oak City Administrator, Brad Wright (seated)." title="Red Oak Mayor Bill Billings, right, swears in Terry Koppa as the newest member of the Red Oak City Council. Koppa replaces Tony Wernicke, who moved out of state. Also pictured is Red Oak City Administrator, Brad Wright (seated)." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak City Council has added a new member.</p> <p> At the regular meeting on July 1, the council appointed Terry Koppa, to take over the council&rsquo;s at-large seat vacated by Tony Wernicke, who recently moved out of the state. Red Oak Mayor Bill Billings said the term runs to the end of the year, but Koppa will have to run for election in November to fill the remaining year of Wernicke&rsquo;s term.</p>