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City of Atlantic Board of Adjustment to meet Monday morning

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October 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(Correction: Meeting date is Nov. 14th)

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment is set to meet early Monday (Nov. 14th) morning to hold a public hearing on a variance application. Robert Hansen, at 300 Maple Street, has filed an application seeking a variance that would allow for the construction of a residential addition to a non-conforming property. The meeting and related Public Hearing are set to begin at 7:30-a.m. Monday, in the Council’s Chambers at City Hall.

Passenger bus catches fire in Harrison County – No injuries

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October 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after a bus carrying passengers to Kansas City caught fire Friday morning in Interstate 29, in Harrison County. According to the sheriff’s office, a rear tire blew out on the motor coach, near Missouri Valley. The bus made it to a rest stop where flames from the tire/wheel caused the bus to become fully engulfed in flames.

The Sioux City company that owns the bus made other arrangements to transport the 22 passengers to their destination.

Red Oak man arrested on Theft charge Saturday

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October 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a man was arrested Saturday afternoon on a Theft charge. 29-year old Benjamin William Hrabik, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 2:15-p.m. in the 400 block of N. 2nd Street, for Theft in the 5th Degree.  Hrabik was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, Oct. 30th 2016

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October 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:35 a.m. CDT

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper says two Carroll County Sheriff’s employees used county equipment and other resources to promote and conduct gun classes from which they collected tens of thousands of dollars. The Carroll Daily Times Herald reports that Deputy Tom Fransen and Administrative Assistant Shanna Balukoff have held the classes since December 2010, charging $50 per person. State law bans public employees from using public resources for personal gain. The state auditor’s office has begun an investigation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot earlier this week while riding in a car in downtown Des Moines has died. A woman speaking for Yore Thour Jieng’s family says the teen died Saturday at Blank Children’s Hospital. The woman, Jamie Buelt, said Saturday that funeral arrangements were pending. Police have said Yore was in a car being driven by a relative when he suffered a gunshot wound Monday evening.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 88-year-old man with previous sex abuse convictions could spend the rest of his life in prison after being accused of grabbing a state mental-hospital worker between the legs. The Des Moines Register reports that William Cubbage faces a Nov. 15 hearing to decide whether he’s competent to stand trial. Cubbage gained notoriety after he was accused in 2011 of molesting a 95-year-old woman at a Pomeroy nursing home.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Des Moines boy hit by a car while crossing a city street has died. Des Moines police say Josef Fuller died Friday night at a hospital. Investigators say he had been crossing Southwest Ninth Street before 7 a.m. Thursday when he was hit by a car. Officials say it was dark when the accident occurred. Investigators have not said what other factors might have contributed to the incident.

Man with sex abuse past charged with grabbing state worker

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October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An 88-year-old man with previous sex abuse convictions could spend the rest of his life in prison after being accused of grabbing a state mental-hospital worker between the legs. The Des Moines Register reports William Cubbage faces a Nov. 15th hearing to decide whether he’s competent to stand trial. Cubbage, who was convicted of numerous sex crimes from 1987 through 2000, is a resident of the state mental hospital at Independence. He gained notoriety after he was accused in 2011 of molesting a 95-year-old woman at a Pomeroy nursing home, where state officials placed him without notifying other residents.

As first reported by the Storm Lake Times, Cubbage could get life if convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse because of his previous convictions.

Newspaper: Sheriff’s employees gained from gun classes

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October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) – A newspaper investigation shows two Carroll County Sheriff’s employees used county equipment and other resources to promote and conduct gun classes from which they collected tens of thousands of dollars. The Carroll Daily Times Herald reports Deputy Tom Fransen and Administrative Assistant Shanna Balukoff have held the classes since December 2010 and charged $50 per person. Those who attend the classes get a certificate they can use to obtain a permit from the sheriff’s office to openly carry a firearm.

The county received none of the money from the classes, even though the certificates say “Sponsored by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.” State law bans public employees from using public resources for personal gain, and the state auditor’s office has begun an investigation.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/29/2016

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October 29th, 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, 10/29/2016

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October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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3 injured in Clarke County crash, Friday evening

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October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Three people were hurt during a collision Friday evening in southern Iowa’s Clarke County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 32-year old Eric Glen Wallace, of Van Wert, 25-year old Christina Lynn Chandavong and 22-year old Vincent Oscar Marks, both of Wichita, KS, were transported to a hospital. Chandavong and Marks were taken to the Clarke County Hospital, while Wallace was transported to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

The Patrol says a 2014 Ford F-150 driven by Marks was northbound on Highway 69 at around 5:45-p.m., when Marks attempted to turn west into a driveway. In the process, he turned in front of a southbound 2002 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Wallace. The vehicles collided head-on. The pickup and car came to rest in the west ditch south of the driveway, while the pickup rolling onto the driver’s side.

Creston man arrested for burglary & theft of a UTV; Cromwell man arrested for allegedly threatening a Judge

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October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports five arrests over the past week or so. At around 12:30-a.m. Friday, 22-year old Chevy Van Sauer, of Creston, was arrested for allegedly breaking into a farm building and stealing a Polaris 500 UTV. Sauer was charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Theft in the 2nd Degree. His bond was set at $5,000. And, at around 9:40-p.m., Friday, 20-year old Cody Dean Hagle, of Orient, was arrested during a traffic stop, for Driving While Suspended. His bond was set at $300.

On Wednesday, Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 49-year old Edward Lee Avila, of Cromwell, for Interference with Judicial Acts, after allegedly leaving a threatening phone message on a judge’s voicemail. Avila was being held in the Adams County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

And, on Oct. 21st, 21-year old Jacob Davis, and 18-year old Alisha Brodsack, both of Cromwell, were arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their arrests were the result of a traffic stop, where Davis was pulled over for having a defective headlight. During the stop, Davis was found to have a Suspended license and was placed under arrest. Upon further investigation, it was discovered both Davis and Brodsack were allegedly in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. They were brought to the Adams County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond each, pending a court appearance.