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(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 5/10/2016

News, Podcasts

May 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 5/10/2016

News, Podcasts

May 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:07-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Shenandoah man arrested on drug charge Mon. night

News

May 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Shenandoah man was arrested Monday night on a drug charge. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year old Joe Dawson Roberts was arrested at around 8:55-p.m. for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Roberts was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on full bond.

Third district Democrats Adams, Mowrer, Sherzan appear at Asian-Latino forum

News

May 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The three Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for Iowa’s third district congressional seat agreed on each issue raised last night in a forum hosted by the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition. It was when the candidates told stories about their backgrounds and how they would campaign against Republican Congressman David Young that differences emerged.

Desmund Adams of Clive is a high school dropout who wound up earning a teaching degree and a law degree. He touted his ability to “build coalitions”. “To be able to reach across aisles by not only aisles politically, but aisles both ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, business, workers,” Adams said. “It’s going to require that in order for us to win this seat back.” Mike Sherzan, of West Des Moines, sold his successful Iowa business to his employees last fall. “That doesn’t mean I’m a better person here,” Sherzan said. “That just means I know how to get things organized. I know how to work with people and that will make me a better legislator and, ultimately, a better person to organize the defeat of David Young.”

Jim Mowrer touted his experience running unsuccesfully against Congressman Steve King in 2014. Mowrer told the crowd he understands how to govern after working in the Pentagon and Mowrer closed the forum by suggesting his two Democratic rivals were ill-equipped to run against Young. “I don’t think it’s a retirement job. I don’t think it’s a job for someone who has no experience governing. It’s not going to be easy,” Mowrer said. “This is one of the closest districts and races in the country.” The third congressional district covers 16 counties in the southwestern quadrant of the state.

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Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., May 10th 2016

News

May 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Officials have lifted a bottled water advisory in Anamosa after determining a chemical mistakenly added to the water supply was harmless at low concentrations. The Department of Natural Resources lifted the advisory Monday evening after determining the chemical was triethanolamine, used mostly in the cosmetic and drug industries. One to three gallons of the chemical were mixed into about 750,000 gallons of water storage, which diluted the chemical to a harmless level.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says the Republican Party must come together and support Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. The Republican governor said Monday that GOP leaders need to accept that Trump will be the party’s nominee for president and work to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. He said there’s “some time” to mend internal division within the party over whether to support Trump.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, supporters of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick believe they have a winning argument to get the GOP-led Senate to act. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley opposes confirmation hearings or votes on Judge Merrick Garland until Americans elect the next president. But with Trump the likely nominee, Grassley is under new pressure from Democrats and the White House.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The lawyer for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman in a Coralville mall has requested a new trial, claiming prosecutors didn’t follow court rules. Alfredo Parrish filed the motion last week on behalf of his client 23-year-old Alexander Kozak. A jury in April found Kozak guilty of killing 20-year-old Andrea Farrington at the Coral Ridge Mall on June 12.

Tornado touches down in central Iowa

News, Weather

May 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down in central Iowa. A storm spotter observed a funnel cloud just before 8-p.m. five-miles west of Guthrie Center. Minutes later, the funnel evolved into a rope-style tornado that touched down west of Guthrie Center, according to the National Weather Service.

Hope Gettler submitted this photo to the KJAN Facebook page. She said "We watched the rotation that formed a rope like tornado. It bounced up and down for 10 minutes while it was moving northwest towards Guthrie. This was taken 5 miles north of Adair at 320th St and Elm St."

Hope Gettler submitted this photo to the KJAN Facebook page. She said “We watched the rotation that formed a rope like tornado. It bounced up and down for 10 minutes while it was moving northwest towards Guthrie. This was taken 5 miles north of Adair at 320th St and Elm St.”

The twister did not hit any populated areas and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The twister continued to cycle between a funnel cloud and tornado until it was about 10-miles south of Coon Rapids at around 8:18-p.m., where it was seen near 190th and Dogwood Road before retreating back into the cloud deck.

Mills County Sheriff’s report (5/9/16)

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May 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Monday, said two people were arrested over the weekend. On Saturday, 56-year old Verner Jay Moore, of Emerson, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault and Obstruction of Emergency Communications. His bond was set at $1,300. And, on Sunday, 41-year old Justin David Rhea, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for OWI/2nd offense, and Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $2,300.

Three accidents were reported in Mills County, as well, with injuries resulting from one of the incidents. Officials say at around 1:50-p.m. Friday, vehicles driven by Jonathan Cochran, of Bellevue, NE., and Logan Allen, of Glenwood, collided in the 5600 block of 221st Street, as a 2015 Dodge driven by Allen, was traveling north and making a left turn into a driveway. A 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Cochran, was traveling south and saw the Dodge turning. Cochran applied the brakes causing his cycle to skid. The cycle fell onto its side and collided with the Dodge in the southbound lane. The motorcycle hit a trailer being pulled by the Dodge, that was loaded with horses. Cochran was transported by Glenwood Rescue to a hospital in Council Bluffs, for treatment.

Branstad: Trump should consider Sen. Ernst as VP pick

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May 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says Donald Trump should consider U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst as his vice presidential running mate for the upcoming general election. Branstad told reporters Monday the senator from Iowa would be a “great asset” to Trump, the Republican’s presumptive nominee for president. The governor says Ernst’s military record and political background make her an ideal choice for the job.

Branstad made the comments after Sen. John McCain of Arizona voiced support recently for Ernst as a possible VP pick. Branstad says he has not discussed the subject with Ernst, who is serving her first term in the Senate. He says he intends to try to meet directly with Trump before the party’s national convention in July to formally make the case for Ernst.

Many Midwest farmers way ahead of normal planting schedule

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dry weather last week has allowed Iowa farmers to surge ahead of their normal planting schedule with 80 percent of the corn crop now planted. The USDA says that’s eight days ahead of the five-year average of just 56 percent planted by the first week in May. The crop was planted early enough that 28 percent is already emerged from the ground about five days ahead of the Iowa average.

Location makes a difference, however, with Western Iowa lagging behind because it’s been wetter than the rest of the state. Nebraska farmers are 53 percent planted a little behind their average of 59 percent. Corn farmers also are ahead of schedule in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Soybeans also are in the ground much earlier in those states.

2 arrests in Cass County, Saturday

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May 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested Saturday on separate charges, in Cass County. The Sheriff’s Office reports 41-year old Jesse Lee Archibald, of Exira, was arrested on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Archibald was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance. And, 48-year old Kenneth Lee Klindt, of Griswold, turned himself in at the Cass County Jail, Saturday, on a Department of Corrections warrant for Parole Violation. Klindt was booked at the Cass County Jail and remains held without bond.