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Sunday night arrest in Red Oak

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July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in  Montgomery County report the arrest at around 10:04-p.m. Sunday, of 37-year old John Wayne Goodall, of Red Oak. Goodall’s 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup  was pulled over near the intersection of Broadway and West Reed Streets, and he was arrested for Driving Under Suspension. He was subsequently cited for the offense, and released.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., July 22nd 2013

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July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what caused an explosion that injured five people performing electrical work at a manufacturing plant in northwest Iowa. The Osceola County Sheriff’s office says the explosion happened at the Timewell Tile plant in Sibley on Saturday morning while workers were switching some power lines to a newer transformer. Lieutenant Seth Hoffman says five men sustained burns in the accident. Some of the burns were extensive, but authorities didn’t immediately release their names yesterday.

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — Human rights lawyers are questioning the Iowa Juvenile Home’s use of solitary rooms for teen girls in foster care for months at a time. The Des Moines Register reports the state-run home where as many as 57 youths with behavior issues are treated uses isolation cells and sometimes withholds classroom instruction to control behavior.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s 911 system is working again after a problem that routed some calls to out-of-town call centers. The Des Moines Register reports problems started Friday evening and continued until Saturday. David Lingren, executive director of the Iowa Communications Network, says most of the system was operating normally by Saturday morning.

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Authorities believe that someone who was reported missing on the Upper Iowa River this weekend likely drowned. KCRG reports rescue crews were still looking for the person yesterday. Witnesses say someone went underwater near a dam east of Decorah on Saturday.

Audubon City Council to act on loan agreement

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July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council is set to meet Monday evening, to act on a resolution authorizing an amendment to a loan and disbursement agreement between the City, and the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA). The Council will also act on authorizing and providing for the re-issuance of the $2.066-million Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Note, Series 2002. The action is needed in order for the City to take advantage of a new, IFA reduced the interest rate from 3-percent to 1.75-percent.

The Council will also act on Audit proposals, and a motion to accept them, along with approving a request from the Audubon Chamber of Commerce pertaining to the T-Bone Celebration.

The meeting begins in the Audubon City Hall’s Council Chambers, at 7-p.m., Monday.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., July 21st 2013

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July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A rally has been held in Davenport one week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies yesterday outside federal buildings in 100-plus cities, including Davenport. The rallies are intended to press for civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Council Bluffs magistrate who wore his judicial robes in advertisements for his services as a private attorney. The Council Bluff Nonpareil reports that the state’s high court issued the reprimand Friday against Judicial Magistrate Clarence Meldrum Junior. The Supreme Court noted that, beginning in 2009, Meldrum placed the advertisements in phone books.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has been charged with animal torture, accused putting a dog in a running a clothes dryer. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 25-year-old Zachary Lee Smith was arrested Wednesday. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison. Smith has been released on a $5,000 bond.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A vintage safe filled with $250,000 worth of silver bars and gold coins has been stolen, and the owner is offering a $5,000 cash reward for its return. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that the safe, which belongs to a Marshalltown woman in her 60s, was stolen on July 6th from an apartment garage.

Iowa magistrate reprimanded by state Supreme Court

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Council Bluffs magistrate who wore his judicial robes in advertisements for his services as a private attorney. The Council Bluff Nonpareil reports that the state’s high court issued the reprimand Friday against Judicial Magistrate Clarence B. Meldrum Jr.

The Supreme Court noted that, beginning in 2009, Meldrum placed the advertisements in phone books. In his defense, Meldrum had said he never intended to imply that he “could pull any strings” for clients as a magistrate. He said he only wanted to show that he held a responsible public position.

But the high court said the ads violated the Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct.

9-1-1 Cellular service restored – faulty ICN equipment blamed

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Cass County 9-1-1 Director Rob Koppert reports cellular 9-1-1 service to the County has been restored, as of 3-p.m. today (Saturday). Some areas saw service restored by mid-day. In Shelby County, cellular 9-1-1 was restored between 1-and 2-p.m. The service had been down since about 6:30-p.m. Friday, and wireless phone users had been asked to call their local law enforcement agency instead of dialing 911. Those who called 9-1-1 using their cell phone, ended-up getting an Iowa State Patrol call center somewhere else in the state, which could have slowed response time based on unfamiliarity with the area the call was placed from.

The Des Moines Register reports the problem was blamed on a faulty piece of equipment on the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), the state-owned fiber-optic system. David Lingren, the network’s executive director, told the paper that a vendor working with the state tried to fix the problem by installing a new piece of software. That patch somehow made the problem worse, and the system failed to switch over to a backup system as it was supposed to.

Lingren’s agency worked all night on the issue, and by early Saturday afternoon, he said the network was working properly again. He said state officials would study what happened and look for ways to prevent such a problem from recurring with the 911 system. Stefanie Bond, a spokeswoman for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said she was unaware of Iowans having major difficulty gaining assistance in emergencies because of the glitch.

8-a.m. Local/State News (podcast) – 7/20/13

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A podcast of the 8-a.m. News with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

Saturday SW IA News (podcast) – 7/20/13

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A podcast of the 7-a.m. News w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Cellular 9-1-1 outage continues in Iowa

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Cass County say the cellular 9-1-1 outage KJAN reported on Friday evening continues to disrupt service for cell customers across Iowa. Cass County 9-1-1 Director Rob Koppert notified KJAN at around 6:35-p.m Friday about the disruption of 9-1-1 service, which affects cell phone or wireless users, only. Land-line, or hard wired phone service is NOT affected. It’s not clear how the problem started, or how long it will remain in effect.

The problem occurs when someone tries to call 9-1-1 on their cell phone. When that happens, the calls are rerouted to other service areas, resulting in a delay of response from emergency crews.

If you need Emergency Service, call 9-1-1 from a land-line or wired system, or call your local law enforcement agency directly from your cell. In Cass County, that number is 712-243-2204. In Montgomery County, call 712-623-5107. In Shelby County, call 712-755-2121 if you have an emergency. In Adair County, 641-743-2148. In Audubon County, 712-563-2631. For all other counties, call your local law enforcement agency.

Again, regular landline 9-1-1 service is NOT affected by this outage.

Red Oak residents arrested following a fight

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July 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest of two people for Breach of Peace, Friday evening. 54-year old David Paul Myers, of Junction, KS, and 49-year old Candace Suzanne Johnson, of Red Oak, were taken into custody at around 5:20-p.m. after officers were called to 500 East Washington Avenue, following a reported fight. Johnson and Myers were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond each.

In addition, the Red Oak P-D says 42-year old Angela Kay Shetterly, of Red Oak, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 400 block of East Market Street, on a Montgomery County warrant for Probation Revocation. Shetterly was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $25,000 cash bond.

And, officers in Red Oak arrested 35-year old Timothy Orville Welch, of Red Oak, at around 6:45-p.m., Friday, following an investigation into a report of an erratic driver. Welch’s vehicle was located in the 500 block of North 6th Street, and after submitting to tests for driving under the influence, Welch was arrested on a charge of OWI/3rd offense. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.