Pursuit and arrest in Council Bluffs

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

A man wanted on outstanding felony warrants in Nebraska and Iowa, was apprehended at around 8-a.m. today (Thursday), following a pursuit and the deployment of a K9 Unit. Council Bluffs Police reports Officers located 40-year old Robert Glade Edie III, of Council Bluffs, in the area of 100 block of Benton Street. Edie was able to get into a vehicle and flee from officers. Police pursued Edie and his passenger, 24-year old Cody Doss, of Council Bluffs. In the attempt to avoid hitting STOP Sticks at 16th and Avenue G, the vehicle hit a curb deflating both driver’s side tires.

Officers attempted to perform a P.I.T. (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuver to get the vehicle stopped, but it was unsuccessful. The vehicle fled into Omaha over the I-480 Bridge. As the vehicle was on the I-480 a handgun was tossed out. The vehicle continued into a parking lot off of 14th and California Street where Edie and Doss fled on foot. After the CBPD Police Service Dog “Olaf” was deployed, Edie surrendered at 14th and Mike Fahey Street without incident.

Doss was caught after a short foot pursuit at 16th and Mike Fahey Street. Both men were turned over to Omaha Police, where they are being held on Fugitive From Justice charges, the outstanding Nebraska Warrant and narcotics charges. Charges and extradition paperwork is also being filed in Iowa.  The gun that was recovered from the I-480 was found to be a realistic Air-Soft / BB Gun type handgun.

Woman accused of spending money from county child care

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — A former executive director of the Tama County day care has been accused of using thousands of its dollars to buy things for herself. County court records say 46-year-old Kristine Daniel is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and money laundering. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 8.

A news release from the state auditor’s office say auditors have identified nearly $279,000 in improper and unsupported spending, undeposited collections and forgone grant revenue involved in the finances of the day care, Kids’ Corner. The audit covered December 2009 through May 31, 2016, the time period Daniel worked for Kids’ Corner.

A criminal complaint says a search of Daniel’s residence in June 2016 recovered evidence that she’d used county credit cards to buy personal items and sell some online.

Ohio St beats Iowa 2-0, knocks Hawkeyes out of B10 tourney

Sports

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Feltner pitched six scoreless innings while striking out six and Ohio State blanked Iowa 2-0 on Thursday, knocking the Hawkeyes out of the Big Ten Tournament. Tyler Cowles and Kobie Foppe each knocked in runs for the Buckeyes (35-21), who will meet the loser of Thursday’s Michigan-Purdue game on Friday in another elimination game. The first of Foppe’s three hits put Ohio State up 1-0 in the first inning, and Cowles made it 2-0 on a double in the fifth. Seth Kinker pitched three innings of one-hit ball for his 14th save.

Cole McDonald (3-2) took the loss for Iowa, whose season is likely over barring an unexpected invitation to the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes (33-20) had just five hits and scored only once in back-to-back defeats in Omaha.

Iowa seniors may be barred from graduation following prank

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Some southeast Iowa high school students may be banned from graduating next month after a senior prank that officials say crossed the line and became criminal. The Fort Madison Police Department says 19 Fort Madison High School seniors broke into the school Sunday. School officials on Monday discovered the school covered in toilet paper, Vaseline and posters, some featuring obscenities. Students also threw water balloons inside the building, tied the front doors shut with rope and burned toilet paper rolls outside.

The students were identified through video surveillance and given 13-day out-of-school suspensions. School Board President Tim Wondra says students were warned in advance that a “senior prank” would result in losing permission to attend graduation. Some parents say they’ll appeal the suspension decision to the board.

2 injured in Mills County collision

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were injured during a collision Wednesday evening, west of Glenwood. Officials say 29-year old Christopher Brammer, of Glenwood, was driving a 1999 Ford and merging onto the westbound Highway 34 turning lane at Hillman Road. 18-year old Emily Chase, of Glenwood, was driving a 2000 Chrysler eastbound on Highway 34 in the left lane at the intersection with HIllman, when Brammer failed to yield and turned left, into her vehicle. The accident happened at around 6:38-p.m.

Brammer was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Jennie Edmundson Hospital for treatment. Chase was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Mercy Hospital. Authorities cited Brammer for Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway.

GENE SCHLEIFFARTH, 87, of Earlham (formerly of Greenfield) Svc. Pending

Obituaries

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

GENE SCHLEIFFARTH, 87, of Earlham (formerly of Greenfield, died Thursday, May 24th, at his daughter’s home in Earlham. Funeral services for GENE SCHLEIFFARTH are pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.

Accident near Portsmouth leaves alternating lanes open

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports U-S Highway 44 between US Highway 30 and Iowa Highway 191 (2 miles west of the Portsmouth area), has alternating lane closures due to a crash. No other details were immediately available.

Audit finds former UNI professor took school money

News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

A special investigation by the State Auditor has found a former University of Northern Iowa professor put school money into his own account. The special investigation was requested by U-N-I over concerns about money handled by Samuel Lankford, who worked in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. The audit found he improperly deposited three checks worth nearly 15-thousand dollars into his personal bank account from a report he did for the Artic Winter Games in 2014.

The audit says the money should have gone to the university. The report says it is not possible to determine if there were other improper deposits to Lankford’s account because proper records were not available for review. Lankford resigned in July of 2015. The results of the report have been turned over to the U-N-I Department of Public Safety, the D-C-I and Black Hawk County Attorney’s office.

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Atlantic travels to Red Oak for baseball tonight on KJAN

Sports

May 24th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic baseball team will travel to Red Oak tonight for their second game of the season and we’ll have it on KJAN. The Trojans opened up the season with a 7-2 win over Logan-Magnolia on Wednesday night.

The Trojans are coming off a 12-20 campaign in 2017 and lost just one senior off that roster. Chase Mullenix, Chase McLaren, Kolton Mudd, Jayden Trotter, Cooper McDermott, Mason Goergen, and Noah Bruckner all return as options on the mound for Coach Gaylord Schelling. McLaren, Mullenix, and Bruckner are the top returning bats for the Trojans.

Red Oak comes in with an 0-1 record after an opening loss to Shenandoah 9-3 on Tuesday. The Tigers had a 7-21 record in 2017 and also lost one senior in top hitter Carlos Guerra. Asher Hinshaw is the top returning pitcher for the Tigers finishing with a 1.76 ERA last year in 14 appearances.

We’ll have coverage of the game tonight with pregame at approximately 7:15pm and first pitch at 7:30pm. You can listen on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, or on the KJAN mobile app.

2nd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Lake Anita

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a youth fishing derby at Cold Springs Park on June 9th 2018. The event is open to the first 50 youths age 15 and under to register for the event. Check-in will run from 8:15am to 8:45am with the derby starting at 9:00am and running till 11:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for the most total weight, heaviest single fish, longest single fish and shortest single fish. There will also be a raffle following fishing. The Conservation board with have some live bait for use and a limited number of fishing poles for use as well.

Lunch will be available for purchase after the event provided by the Lewis Improvement Committee. We would like to thank all those that donated items for the event: Weirich Welding for the trophies, Cappel’s Ace Hardware, Scheels, Bass Pro Shops, and Sportsman’s Warehouse for prizes. To register or for further details please contact Micah Lee with the Cass County Conservation Board at 712-769-2372.