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Teen killed by train was from Missouri

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County have identified the victim of Friday’s train-versus-pedestrian collision. Authorities are awaiting dental records and autopsy results to confirm the victim was 18-year old Jessica Lynn Randolph of Jackson, Missouri. According to Sheriff Joe Sampson, the young woman moved to Stanton in August, and was a senior at Red Oak High School.

Authorities have yet to  determine why she was standing on the railroad tracks just east of the Halland Avenue railroad crossing on the southern edge of Stanton, where she was struck by a Burlington Northern Railroad freight train at around 5:24-p.m., Friday.

Burn Bans lifted in Crawford, Mills and Monona Counties

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Cass County remains the only county in the KJAN listening area with a ban on open burning in place, after three more area counties rescinded their bans Monday. The State Fire Marshal’s Office said the Burn Bans in Crawford, Mills and Monona Counties were cancelled on Monday. The bans in Crawford and Mills Counties had been in place since mid-July, while the Monona County ban was established on October 16th. Conditions across the area have improved with recent rains and high humidity making less likely the possibility of grassland a field fires.

By the end of the day, Monday, only 10 counties in Iowa remained under a Burn Ban. Nine of those counties are in northwest Iowa. Cass County is the lone remaining County elsewhere in the State.

Iowan faces US charges in Nebraska bank robbery

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) – An Iowa man will face federal charges in a bank robbery, now that Nebraska is dropping its case.  The Sioux City Journal says 67-year-old Max Lafferty, of Sioux City, Iowa, was indicted last week in U.S. District Court in Omaha. Dakota County Attorney Kim Watson filed a motion Friday to dismiss the Nebraska case against Lafferty.

Lafferty is accused of robbing a Bank of the West branch in South Sioux City on Sept. 11. Police say he flashed a steak knife when he demanded cash from a bank worker and left the building with about $1,500. He was arrested about a block away. A Dakota County jailer said Monday that Lafferty has been turned over to federal marshals.

SW IA man sentenced on firearms charge

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports southwest Iowa man was sentenced October 19th to more than two-years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says in addition to the 26-month prison term, United States District Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff also 35-year old Brandon Scott Sutton, of Tabor,to 3 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Sutton to pay a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund, and, he must forfeit the firearm and ammunition found in his possession at the time of his arrest. Sutton
remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of
Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence.

Officials say on November 29th, 2011, Sutton was charged in a one-count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sutton entered his plea of guilty to the firearms charge on June 1st ,2012, in United States District Court in Council Bluffs. The charges arose from an incident on October 6th, 2011, at a truck stop on Interstate 80, near Underwood. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call regarding threats of assaultive behavior and found Brandon Scott Sutton in possession of a 9 mm pistol and ammunition. Sutton had previously been convicted of various felony offenses, including an offense relating to assault on a police officer.

The case was investigated by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

(12:40-p.m. News)

Deer mating season increases risk for Iowa drivers

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Iowa drivers need be on the lookout for deer as the harvest thins the corn fields and the mating season begins.  Iowa ranks second among the states in the number of car-deer crashes.  Only West Virginia has more.  The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says this is the time of year for drivers to be most watchful. State Farm, which tracks statistics on deer-related accidents, says November, October and December, in that order, are the most common months for deer accidents.  Tom Litchfield of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says corn crops make good cover for deer, and as the harvest progresses, the deer scatter.  Deer are on the move mostly at dawn and dusk, but Litchfield says it could be anytime during the mating season.

Political Crop Art near Atlantic

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

These pictures were taken northwest of Atlantic, by photographer Charlie Lloyd, of Nevada, Iowa, in a plane flown by Jim Kurtenbach, also of Nevada, IA. (Photos supplied by Radio Iowa). According to the Cass County Assessor’s Office, the land near the Scott Small farm, is owned by Jim Warren, of CA, and farmed by Jim and Nancy Pellett, of Atlantic. (Click on the image to enlarge)

 

Shelby County Fire Danger rating “Low” through Thursday

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Fire stations and other entities in Shelby County can change their Fire Danger placards to “Low,”from now through Thursday. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says with recent rain and the moist conditions,  and the likelihood of more rain this week, the danger of grassland and field fires is low.

Weekend arrests in Atlantic

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two arrests over the weekend. Officials say 18-year old Kyler O’Brien, of Atlantic, was arrested Friday on a shoplifting charge (5th degree theft). And, 22-year old Kevin Engles, of Atlantic, was arrested Sunday, on a Willful Injury charge.

According to police, Engles allegedly hit his step-father Sunday evening in the face, with a stick of wood. 38-year-old Kevin Ralph Burg was transported to CCMH for treatment of his injuries.

Kevin Engles and Kyler O’Brien were booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

8AM Newscast 10-22-2012

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October 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 10-22-2012

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October 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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