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Harlan Police report (1/10/17)

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department says four arrests were made since the beginning of the new year. Most recently, last Friday, 25-year old Michael Tremayne  was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant.  Tremayne was taken to the Shelby County Jail on the warrant charging him with 2 counts of delivery/manufacturing of a controlled substance.

On Thursday, Harlan Police investigated an incident where a car was driving carelessly in and around the square in downtown Harlan.  As a result of the investigation, 28-year old Kurtis Kobold, of Kirkman, was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with careless driving, interference with official acts, and cited for three counts of failure to obey stop or yield sign.

On January 4th, 20-year old Gage Johnston, of Harlan, was taken into custody following a traffic stop.  Johnston was transported to the Shelby County Jail on the warrant for failure to appear.  Johnston was also charged with driving while suspended and was cited for failure to prove security against liability.

And, on Jan. 1st, 20-year old Elijah Williams was taken into custody following a minor traffic accident.  Williams was taken to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.  Williams was also cited for failure to maintain control and failure to prove security against liability – accident.

Atlantic man & NE men arrested on drug charges

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports three recent drug related arrests. Last Saturday, 55-year old Raymond Eugene Quaites, of Omaha, and 31-year old Michael Jordan Byrd, of Ralston, NE, were taken into custody on two counts each of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both were taken to the Cass County Jail where they were released the following day on their own recognizances.

On January 5th, Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 44-year old Robert Joseph Dambra, of Atlantic, on two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Dambra was taken to the Cass County Jail and released the following day on $7,000 bond.

And, no injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident last Thursday, in Cass County. The Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the scene near the Lewis Road and 570th Street, at around 7:20-a.m. A 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by 18-year old Porsche Leann Carlton, of Griswold, was westbound on Lewis Road when she lost control of the vehicle, which came to rest in the north ditch in a corn field. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $4,000.

Coin man arrested on warrant stemming from an assault

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies Monday night, served an arrest warrant on 20-year old Jared Douglas Comstock, of Coin. The warrant was for Violation of probation from an original charge, of Assault with bodily injury or mental illness.  Comstock was transported to the Page County Jail where he was being held on a $2000 cash only bond.

Jared Comstock

Branstad outlines 2017 policy plans, including crackdown on texting while driving

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad is delivering/has delivered what is likely his final “Condition of the State” address to lawmakers today (Tuesday). Branstad has also delivered documents to lawmakers that outline 110-million dollars in proposed cuts to the current year’s state budget along with policy priorities, like developing new standards for computer courses in Iowa’s K-through-12 schools.

Schools would not be REQUIRED to adopt the new guidelines for computer science classes, but the governor’s recommending that the state hire a consultant to draw up new standards for computer courses. The governor’s chief of staff says Branstad’s policy plans are geared to build on the new dynamics and new expectations in the legislature now that Republicans are fully in control.

Branstad’s call for “smaller, smarter government” is targeted toward state boards and commissions. Some may be merged. Others eliminated or their regulatory powers will be reduced. Branstad’s also calling on legislators to address the spike in traffic fatalities. He’s asked for enhanced penalties for drivers caught texting behind the wheel, plus new 24/7 state monitoring of habitual drunken drivers.

(Radio Iowa)

Glenwood man arrested on Probation Violation warrant & harassment

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Police Department reports 37-year old Christopher Brown, of Glenwood, was arrested Monday on a Mills County warrant for Probation Violation, and Harassment. Brown was being held in the Mills County Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond.

Union County Sheriff’s report (1/10/17)

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says a Lorimor man reported Saturday, that someone had driven through the yard of his rental property in the 300 block of 1st Street, in Lorimor. Damage to the property was estimated at $50.

Surveillance finds no Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Iowa

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University insect experts say an extensive surveillance project last year found that the two mosquito species most associated with Zika virus are not established in the state. The ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory oversaw mosquito trapping in 15 Iowa counties. The traps collected nearly 176,000 mosquitoes between May 3 and Oct. 4. Not a single specimen of the two species known to transmit Zika was found.

Ryan Smith, an assistant professor of entomology, says not a single specimen of the two species known to transmit Zika was found. He says the research is intended to try to answer questions about whether they’ll get here and if so, when. Zika carrying mosquitoes are in Missouri and Illinois and surveillance will be heightened in southern and eastern Iowa counties.

Pott. County Sheriff’s report (1/10/17)

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office today (Tuesday) released details about two recent arrests. Officials say 38-year old Kirk Thomas Ring, of Underwood, was arrested Monday afternoon for Serious Assault with Injury, after a Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down by a man who said his son had just assaulted him. The victim, 65-year old Marvin Ring, of Underwood, suffered apparent minor injuries during the incident.

Three people from Nebraska were arrested Monday afternoon in Pottawattamie County, after a routine license plate check on Ford F-150 pickup indicated the plates didn’t match the vehicle, and it was pulled over on I-29 near the 70-mile marker. The driver, 39-year old Gordon Ward Dick, of Winnebago, NE, and two occupants of the pickup were arrested.

Dick was arrested for OWI/3rd offense, and on a warrant out of Dakota County, Nebraska. Gordon Dick, and his passengers, 32-year old Terrell Harlan, of Omaha and 39-year old Kellie Jo Parker, of Dakota City, NE., were also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Meth, with Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Dick was also cited for fraudulent use of license plates, having no insurance, and failure to have a valid driver’s license. Parker was also charged with Obstruction of Prosecution by providing false information, and on a warrant out of Woodbury County for voluntary absence/escape.  A glass meth pipe and three syringes, along with a green bag containing several plastic bags of meth were recovered at the scene.

 

Adair County BOS to hear more budget requests & other reports

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

As the Budgetary Process continues for the Adair County Board of Supervisors, the Board, Wednesday, will hear additional requests for Fiscal Year 2018 funding from various department heads, departments and organizations. Budget requests are expected from: Home Care; The Adair County Sheriff; VA Director; Conservation Director; Midwest Partnership and Adair County Tourism.

The Board will also hear annual reports from MATURA and SICOG, and they’ll discuss longevity as well as Step increases for County employees in addition to other, administrative matters.

The Adair County Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9-a.m. Wednesday in their Boardroom at the Adair County Courthouse in Greenfield.

(Update) U-S Highway 6 re-opened in both directions between Oakland & McClelland

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January 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa DOT report Highway 6, between Oakland and the McClelland turn-off, has now re-opened. The road was closed earlier and traffic was being re-routed, due to numerous crashes caused by an icy road surface.