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Sorensen Welcomes Nodaway Valley FFA

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Pictured here are members of the Nodaway Valley FFA and Representative Ray Sorensen (Greenfield). [Photo submitted]

(DES MOINES) – This week, Rep. Ray Sorensen (R-Greenfield) welcomed members of the Nodaway Valley FFA to the Iowa House of Representatives.  They were visiting the Capitol to talk with legislators during FFA day on the Hill.

 

1 hurt during rollover accident in Montgomery County Fri. morning

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a 2004 Buick Rainier (SUV) was injured this (Friday) morning, during a rollover accident on Highway 34 in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 35-year old Kaleb Lee Wagaman, of Stanton, was traveling east on Highway 34 at around 5:22-a.m., when the SUV went out of control on the icy, snow-covered road. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled at least three times before coming to rest on its side. Wagaman – who was wearing his seat belt – complained of pain and possible injury. He was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Red Oak Rescue, to be checked-out. No citations were issued due to the road conditions.

Iowa attorney in overbilling case has law license suspended

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of four attorneys convicted of overbilling the state of Iowa while serving as lawyers for the indigent has had his law license suspended for at least a year. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday indefinitely suspended the license of Clinton attorney Matthew Noel for at least a year. Noel pleaded guilty last year to two misdemeanor theft charges. Auditors say he repeatedly billed for meetings he did not attend and made false mileage claims resulting in nearly $15,000 in overpayments. He received a suspended jail sentence, was fined several hundred dollars and has repaid the money he overcharged.

The high court rejected Noel’s plea for a 90-day suspension, noting his misrepresentations were repeated over years. One dissenter, Justice David Wiggins, argued that he would have revoked Noel’s law license, meaning Noel would not have been able to practice for at least five years.

Man gets jail time, probation for dead, malnourished dogs

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given probation and jail time for operating a western Iowa dog business where carcasses and dozens of malnourished dogs were found. Pottawattamie County court records say 36-year-old Dustin Young was sentenced Wednesday in Council Bluffs to two years in jail with all but 30 days suspended. He also was given two years of probation. The judge barred Young from training, caring for or boarding animals while he’s on probation and to pay restitution. He’d pleaded guilty in November to 12 counts of animal neglect after prosecutors dismissed 28 more.

The dogs and carcasses were discovered in May at Young Gunz Kennel, about 2 miles southeast of Hancock. Officials said the inside of the business was covered in animal urine and feces, and there was no food or water for the dogs.

Clear Lake police recover stolen Ritchie Valens memorabilia

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Heirlooms from the family of a fallen rock-n-roll star that were stolen during the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake earlier this month — were found early Thursday. The Clear Lake Police Department recovered the two framed family photos of Ritchie Valens and the framed movie poster that were reportedly stolen from the Best Western Motor Lodge back on February 2nd. The items were recovered in good condition.

If anyone has any information on the items whereabouts over the last 12 days, they are asked to contact the Clear Lake Police Department at 641-357-2186 or police@cityofclearlake.org. The case remains under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.

Notice from the City of Harlan

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The City of Harlan would like to remind everyone to parallel park on any street where the snow is windrowed in the center of the street. Parallel parking assists with snow removal operations. Once the windrowed snow is removed please resume regular parking. This is primarily in the Downtown Area. The City of Harlan appreciates your cooperation.

Man wanted on a Harassment warrant turns himself-in

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports a man wanted on a Pott. County warrant for Harassment in the 1st Degree/4th or subsequent offense, was arrested today (Friday), after he turned himself-in to the Sheriff’s Office. 20-year old​ Jacob Kyle Whaley was escorted to Pott. County Corrections and then turned over to corrections staff. ​

U-I Hospitals add airplane to emergency fleet

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The Emergency Department at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City is now using and airplane to transport patients who need specialized care for serious injuries or illnesses. The chair of the Emergency Department Andrew Nugent, says the airplane gives them more range. “Our helicopter has a range of about 150 miles and we found that between that and weight restrictions and weather — it was kind of tough to get to all the patients that really wanted to come see us,” Nugent says. Doctor Nugent says the propeller drive airplane has a range of some 700 miles, and holds a bigger payload. “We can take extra people and handle patients that have more acute illnesses, so they can come all the way to the university,” Nugent says.

He says the airplane costs about the same as the helicopter to operate. It gives them an option for a different type of patient. “We’re looking for people who have been stabilized and need to be transferred to a tertiary center, ” according to Nugent.”Whereas the helicopter will a lot of times take patients who are actively needing resuscitation or intervention that maybe needs to happen on a much faster basis. But most of these patients that we’re moving with the airplane, we can take to the airport, we can transfer back to the hospital safely, and then care for them at the university.”

Nugent says they expect the plane to be busy — and not just with flights to Iowa City. “We’re hoping that it’ll be used several times a week. And it won’t just be used by the university. There’s been a lot of demand for it to be used throughout the Midwest. Some the Des Moines hospitals want to use it, Omaha,” he explains. “There really isn’t a lot of options right now for critical transport fixed wing.” He says they also have plenty of need at the U-I. “I think the primary focus for the first year anyway is going to be neo-nate runs — moving sick babies. But we can definitely move I-C-U patients as well,” Nugent says.

The black and gold colored hospital plan joins the helicopter service which began transporting patients in 1979.

Villisca man wanted on Fremont County warrant arrested Monday

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A man wanted on an active warrant out of Fremont County, was arrested Monday in Adams County. Tra Perry, of Villisca, was taken into custody at a residence in Brooks, after a search was conducted, and the man was found hiding inside a bedroom closet. Perry was charged in Adams County on two counts of Drug Paraphernalia possession. He was transported to the Adams County Jail.

(8-a.m. News)

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 2/15/2019

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February 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

More State and area news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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