Red Oak man arrested Wed. on burglary charge

News

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a local man early this (Wednesday) morning, on a burglary charge. 23-year old Hans Alvie Andersen, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at a residence in the 2400 block of north 8th Street, at around 1-a.m.  Andersen was charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $10,000 bond.

Red Oak cop cited after accident

News

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak Police Officer was cited for Failure to Stop in an assured clear distance, following an accident Monday afternoon. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the accident involving a 2013 Dodge Charger owned by the City of Red Oak’s Police Department and  driven by Officer Derrick Walter, and 2012 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Kenneth Bruce, of Red Oak, happened at around 12:35-p.m. in the 600 block of north Broadway Street, in Red Oak.

Officials say Bruce’ pickup was stopped at the intersection, waiting for the light to change, when the officer, who was traveling in the same direction, failed to observe the trucks brake lights. In addition, due to the wet road conditions, Officer Walter was unable to stop his car in-time. It collided with the rear of the pickup, causing $4,400 to the patrol car, and a little over $1,000 damage to the pickup. No injuries were reported.

(used during 5-pm news 10/15 & overnight news)

Area Volleyball Scores from Tue., Oct. 15th 2013

Sports

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Atlantic 18-13-12
  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Creston 7-12-9
  • (3-1) Lewis Central 25-25-21-25, Glenwood 20-19-25-14
  • (3-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 13-15-11

Western Iowa Tourney Semi-Finals:

  • (3-0) Treynor 25-26-25, IKM-Manning 20-24-16
  • (3-2) Underwood 20-26-22-25-15, Missouri Valley 25-24-25-19-12

Others:

  • (3-0) Carroll 25-25-32, Winterset 12-21-30
  • (3-0) Des Moines Christian 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 17-15-6
  • (3-2) East Union 25-27-23-17-15, Bedford 18-25-25-25-13
  • (3-1) Essex 25-24-25-25, East Mills 23-26-23-22
  • (2-0) Grandview Park Baptist 25-25, Orient-Macksburg 6-9
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 25-25-21-25, Van Meter 15-19-25-16
  • (3-1) Martensdale-St Marys 14-25-25-25, Southwest Valley 25-18-22-21
  • (3-0) Martensdale-St Marys 25-25-25, Bedford 10-19-20
  • (3-0) Ogden 25-25-25, Panorama 12-12-20
  • (3-0) Southwest Valley 25-25-25, East Union 12-9-18
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 11-9-13
  • (3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 6-5-4

Winners of first Bob Feller award announced

Sports

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The three winners of the inaugural Bob Feller Act of Valor Award were announced today. Peter Fertig of New York man created the award in tribute to the former Cleveland Indians pitcher from Van Meter, who struck out 17 batters at the age of 17, and was a decorated World War Two anti-aircraft gunner. Fertig consulted with baseball executives, the U-S Navy and Feller’s widow. “I wanted to find a way to honor Bob Feller, a true American patriot and a hero,” Fertig says. He says it’s important to remember what Feller did on and off the baseball diamond.

“Bob was a major league baseball player, rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, and he was a baseball Hall of Famer. My job is to keep his memory alive of what he did. If we forget shame on us,” Fertig explains. Fertig is the president of the award’s foundation which will choose the winners each year. The Act of Valor Award goes to a Hall of Famer, an active baseball player and a Naval officer — each representing a part of what Feller was.

“Bob Feller was a phenom at the age of 23, he had already pitched six years in the major leagues and on December seventh, 1941 he never hesitated, he never wavered, he joined the hardest hit part of our military at that time which was the United States Navy,” Fertig says. The inaugural winners of the award are Yankee’s legend Yogi Berra, Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander, and Chief Petty Officer Garth Sinclair. Berra is now 88, and is cited for his career with the New York Yankees and also for participating in the D-Day invasion in World War Two.

(Radio Iowa)

Cardinals homer twice to beat Dodgers 4-2 in NLCS

Sports

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson hit the first home runs of the NL championship series, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup. In a series starved for offense, the Cardinals scored as many runs as they did in the first three games combined, when the teams totaled nine runs.

Hitless in his previous 22 at-bats at Dodger Stadium, Holliday sent a two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco an estimated 426 feet into left field, capping a three-run third that gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.

Game 5 is this (Wednesday) afternoon at Dodger Stadium, with the Cardinals one win from the World Series. Zack Greinke is set to start for the Dodgers against Joe Kelly.

Pujols lawyer says Pujols would testify

Sports

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney for Albert Pujols has discounted another lawyer’s suggestion that Pujols and former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark take lie-detector tests to settle Pujols’ defamation lawsuit over Clark’s claim that Pujols used steroids. Pujols is suing Clark, who played for the Cardinals from 1985 to 1987, for his comments on a local radio show accusing Pujols of using steroids. Clark’s lawyer, Al Watkins, suggested Monday both men take polygraph tests.

Pujols, a nine-time All-Star who played for the Cardinals from 2001-11, filed a defamation lawsuit against Clark in St. Louis County, seeking unspecified damages that would be donated to charity. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Martin Singer, Pujols’ lawyer in Los Angeles where the slugger plays for the Angels, says sworn testimony, “not inadmissible polygraphs and absurd publicity ploys — is what counts.”

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Oct. 16th 2013

Weather

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. PATCHY FROST EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

Iowa News Headlines: Wed., Oct. 16th 2013

News

October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers and state support are keeping the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge open during the federal government shutdown. The Iowa National Guard says the state will pay a part-time staffer and volunteers will fill in as needed. The museum was established in 1985 and is the only federally recognized repository for military artifacts in Iowa.

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man charged with killing his wife in Boone has been moved to a different county more than 130 miles away. A judge ruled last week that 39-year-old Alexander Fazzino’s trial will happen in Buchanan County instead of Boone County. Defense attorneys had filed a motion for the move because of media coverage in the area. Fazzino is charged with first-degree murder in the death last year of his wife, Emily Fazzino.

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa man accused of shooting his wife multiple times faces an attempted murder charge. Oelwein Police responded to a home Tuesday and detained 44-year-old Myron Dewayne Meador after he came outside with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Meador’s wife, 38-year-old Niki Jolene Meader, was found inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials and conservation leaders are working on a management plan for the 256-acre Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. The state Department of Natural Resources and the Hamilton County Conservation Board have disagreed on water level issues. DNR has been in favor of the shallow lake experiencing natural drought cycles. Lake residents want to increase the water level for recreation during drought years.

JACK C. McCONNELEE, 79, of Griswold (Svcs. 10/19/13)

Obituaries

October 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JACK C. McCONNELEE, 79, of Griswold, died Sun., Oct. 13th, 2013 at his home. A memorial service for JACK McCONNELEE will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM, at the Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will be at the Noble Center Cemetery.

JACK McCONNELEE is survived by:

His brother Doug McConnelee and wife Pat; his sister Jayne Lester and husband (William), and his nieces and nephews.

 

Avoca man arrested on theft and other charges

News

October 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports the arrest on Sunday of 25-year old Christopher Courtney II, of Avoca. Courtney was arrested after officers were called to Casey’s General Store to investigate an incident where someone left the store without paying for some items that were consumed. After attaining the description and license number of the subject’s vehicle, officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Courtney was subsequently arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail, where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, driving while revoked, theft 5th, open container (driver), and failure to have security against liability.