Data show increase in ex-offenders returning to Iowa prisons

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – New data show there’s an increase in the number of former Iowa inmates returning to prison, and corrections officials are still figuring out why. The Iowa Department of Corrections measures recidivism as the percent of offenders released from prison or work release who return to corrections within three years. For the budget year that ended in June, just over 1,600 offenders were in that category for a rate of 34.2 percent. That’s up from 31.9 percent the previous year, when just over 1,500 inmates returned.

Lettie Prell, research director for the department, says her office is reviewing the possible causes and plans to release a report this fall. Department officials have tracked the recidivism rate for decades. They say a low rate helps inmates and keeps the public safe.

Red Oak man arrested late Saturday night

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, late Saturday night, arrested Nicholas Allen Philby, of Red Oak, for Public Intoxication. Philby was taken into custody at around 11:55-p.m. in the 700 block of N. Broadway Street. He was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on a $300 cash bond.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 8/27/16

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mostly sunny w/a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High near 85. Wind becoming S/SE @ 5-10.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy. Low around 67.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 85. S/SE @ 5-10.
Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Low around 66.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 81.
Wednesday: Partly sunny w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80.

Dense Fog Possible this (Sunday) morning (8/27)

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS….LOCALLY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING… FOG CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL IOWA. A FEW LOCATIONS INCLUDING MASON CITY…AMES AND CARROLL HAVE HAD VISIBILITIES DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

THE AREAL COVERAGE OF THE DENSE FOG IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AND IF THIS OCCURS…A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED. ANYONE TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPID REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY.

Athletics rally for 2 runs in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for two runs, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night. St. Louis starter Mike Leake was scratched because he was still recovering from having shingles. The Cardinals fell to 1-8 in interleague games at Busch Stadium this season.

Oakland trailed 2-1 in the eighth when Davis singled with one out against Matt Bowman (2-5) and Ryon Healy doubled, extending the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 13 games. Seung Hwan Oh relieved and Max Muncy hit a grounder that Brandon Moss stopped with a dive, but Davis easily beat the throw to score the tying run. Brett Eibner followed with a sacrifice fly.

A’s starter Zach Neal pitched a career-best six innings. Oakland pitchers held the Cardinals without a hit after the fourth inning, retiring the last 17 batters. Daniel Coulombe (2-1) and Liam Hendriks combined for two perfect innings to set up Ryan Madson, who pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, 8/28/16

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:57 a.m. CDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials have revamped the university’s 6-year-old sidewalk chalk policy months after an anti-abortion group’s sidewalk art caused a flap. The school already had a policy requiring chalked messages to advertise upcoming public events hosted by a recognized student organization. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that under the new policy, student organizations must limit messages an event title, time, location and name of the organization.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A retired Catholic priest in western Iowa has been charged with five counts of invasion of privacy over an alleged incident at a high school track meet in April. The Des Moines Register says a news release Friday from the Diocese of Des Moines announced that the Rev. Paul Monahan had been suspended on July 8 after the diocese learned of the investigation. Monahan was charged by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, which has not released details of the April incident.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 39-year-old inmate who escaped from work release while serving a murder sentence has been captured. Officials listed John Mohr as escaped from the state work release facility in Davenport on Friday when he didn’t return to the facility from his job as scheduled. The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release Saturday that Mohr had been apprehended and was in custody in the Scott County Jail.

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — A Hampton man has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that a Mitchell County jury found 61-year-old Ronald Rand guilty on Friday after three hours of deliberation. Rand had pleaded not guilty to the charge earlier this year in the Dec. 13 shotgun death of 51-year-old Michelle Key in Rand’s home.

Area Volleyball Scores from Saturday, 8/27/16

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) AHSTW 21-12-15, Atlantic 15-21-11
(2-1) Ames 25-15-15, Carroll 19-25-5
(2-0) Ankeny Centennial 21-21, Carroll 14-5
(2-0) Ankeny Centennial 25-25, Lewis Central 18-13
(2-0) Atlantic 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 9-10
(2-1) CAM, Anita 17-21-15, Atlantic 21-16-13
(2-1) Carroll 13-22-15, Mason City 21-20-10
(2-1) Clarinda 21-18-15, Sidney 16-21-12
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, CAM, Anita 17-13
(2-0) Clarke, Osceola 21-21, Bedford 15-16
(2-1) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-21-15, Glenwood 21-15-4
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, CAM, Anita 10-15
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, CAM, Anita 16-16 (Game #2)
(2-1) Denison-Schleswig 19-21-15, Atlantic 21-11-11
(2-0) Des Moines, Roosevelt 21-21, Earlham 15-16
(2-0) Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 10-16
(2-1) Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 21-11-15, Lewis Central 17-21-12
(2-1) East Sac County 21-14-15, Logan-Magnolia 15-21-7
(2-1) East Sac County 21-17-15, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-21-8
(2-1) East Sac County 21-17-18, Harlan 16-21-16
(2-0) East Sac County 21-21, Underwood 12-16
(2-0) Gilbert 21-21, Earlham 4-17
(2-1) Glenwood 8-21-17, Logan-Magnolia 21-19-15
(2-1) Harlan 17-21-15, Underwood 21-14-8
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 15-19
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, East Sac County 13-16
(2-0) Harlan 21-23, Glenwood 14-21
(2-1) Indianola 21-10-15, East Sac County 14-21-10
(2-1) Indianola 21-16-15, Red Oak 18-21-10
(2-0) Lamoni 25-25, Bedford 15-14
(2-1) Lewis Central 21-13-15, Pella Christian 10-21-4
(2-0) Logan-Magnolia 21-21, Glenwood 19-17
(2-0) Mount Pleasant 21-21, Bedford 12-9
(2-0) Nevada 21-21, Carroll 12-1
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 15-17
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Indianola 15-15
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Underwood 6-15
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, AHSTW 8-2
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, CAM, Anita 9-12
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, Clarinda 17-15
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 7-19
(2-1) Treynor 21-17-23, Indianola 15-21-21
(2-1) Treynor 21-21, Glenwood 16-19
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Indianola 16-11
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Red Oak 17-15
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Red Oak 19-14 (Game #2)
(2-1) Treynor 22-13-16, Harlan 20-21-14
(2-0) Underwood 21-21, Glenwood 18-14
(2-0) Valley, West Des Moines 21-21, Earlham 7-6

YMCA Golf Benefit Tournament – Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 2016 YMCA 18 Hole Four Person Best Ball Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at the Red Oak Country Club in Red Oak, Iowa with a 9 a.m. shot-gun start. Be the first golfer to get a Hole-In-One on hole #4 and win a 2016 Jeep Cherokee from major sponsor Red Oak Chrysler!image001

Join the fun of great golf that will include wonderful flag prizes, betting holes, door prizes, luncheon, and even prize money for the top teams in their respective golf flights. The event also has wonderful sponsorship golf hole opportunities and area businesses can donate prizes as well for flag and door prizes.

All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign “The Y. For a better us.” program. This program assists youth, adults, older adults, single parent families, and families in need of YMCA program and/or membership services that are experiencing financial limitations. Also, proceeds subsidize many youth YMCA programs. The 2016 campaign goal is $55,000 and the campaign has presently raised $40,000.

To enter your team in this fun-filled event, please contact Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director  at the Montgomery County Family  YMCA at 712-623-2161 or stop in at the YMCA, which is located at 101 East Cherry Street in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, Red Oak, Iowa. One can also visit the YMCA on the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com .

Smith, Chiefs look sharp in 23-7 victory over Bears

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Smith completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards before Nick Foles came in to start the third quarter. The defense strangled Chicago’s offense, and the Chiefs (1-2) came away with the win after dropping their first two exhibitions.

Kansas City has one more tuneup against Green Bay before opening against San Diego on Sept. 11. But in what is generally the final dress rehearsal for the starters, the Chiefs dominated.  They got two second-quarter field goals from Cairo Santos and a 1-yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware in the closing seconds of the half to take a 13-0 lead. But the score didn’t reflect just how lopsided the game was.

The Chiefs outgained the Bears 239-20 in the half, had 16 first downs compared to Chicago’s two and dominated time of possession 21:54 to 8:06. Kansas City had 177 yards passing compared to minus-7 for the Bears through the first two quarters.

Chiefs acquire CB Acker from 49ers for draft pick

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick. A sixth-round selection by the 49ers in 2014, Acker missed his rookie season because of a foot injury. But he played in 15 games last season and had three interceptions. The deal was announced on Saturday.