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(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/17/2016

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September 17th, 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, 9/17/2016

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September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:05-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Red Oak man arrested Friday evening on warrant for probation violation

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September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, Friday evening, arrested 24-year old Justin Lewis Marsden, of Red Oak, on a warrant for Violation of Probation. Marsden was brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on a $5,000 cash bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Sept. 17th 2016

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September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:43 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Cedar Rapids Washington High School substitute teacher charged with sexual exploitation of a 17-year-old male student has turned herself in after a judge issued an arrest warrant for violation of a no-contact order. Mary Elizabeth Haglin, who is 24, agreed to stay away from the student, who has since turned 18.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man whose 50-year prison sentence for second-degree murder was overturned earlier this year could be free soon after he agreed to a plea deal. Kent Anthony Tyler was convicted in 2013 in the death of Richard Daughenbaugh who was punched and kicked after joining a gathering of teens and young adults near Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in August 2013. The conviction was overturned last year and he pleaded guilty to willful injury.

COLFAX, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the body of a man missing since Sunday has been recovered from the South Skunk River. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that the body of Mike McDaniels, of Newton, was found near Metz Bridge, southeast of Colfax. McDaniels was last seen Sunday night at his half brother’s home. His van and some fishing gear were found the next day along the river.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University’s president intends to propose a two-tier tuition structure that would impose a higher rate for juniors and seniors than the rate for freshman and sophomores at the Ames school. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that President Steven Leath mentioned the plan Wednesday during his 2016 Presidential Address. He provided few specifics from his plan, which he said he will submit to the Board of Regents for consideration.

2 women & 1 man arrested after drugs found on visitors to the Fremont County Jail

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September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports two women and one man were arrested after the women were found to be in possession of drugs while visiting the Fremont County Jail. The Sheriff says 48-year old Deneise Rainey and 28-year old Shara Wallace, both of Kansas City, MO., were arrested Friday evening, during a K9 search of people visiting inmates at the Fremont County Jail.

The K9 located methamphetamine before the women were able to enter the facility.

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Rainey and Wallace both face a Possession of Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine-2nd offense charge and were being held in the Fremont County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond, each.

During a follow-up investigation into the incident, Fremont County Deputies early this (Saturday) morning, arrested 28-year old Michael McKibben, of Hamburg, on two-counts of Delivery of Meth. McKibben was transported to the Fremont County Jail and held on $100,000 bond.

Escape reported from the Ft. Des Moines WRF, Friday

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September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Corrections reports a prisoner at the Ft. Des Moines Work Release Facility (WRF) failed to return to the facility today (Friday) from his place of employment, and was listed as escaped. 39-year old Ronnie Lamare Johnson was transferred to Work Release on Aug.18th, 2016. He was serving a 10-year sentence for two counts of 2nd Degree Robbery out of Polk County.

Johnson is a black male, 6-feet tall, 278-pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you have seen him or know where he is, contact the Des Moines Police Department of Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ronnie L. Johnson

Man serving time from Pott. County Crime dies in prison

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September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta said Friday, a man serving a 10-year sentence for Burglary in the 2nd Degree out of Pottawattamie County, has died in prison. 40-year old Christopher Carl Cretin, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center Hospice Care Unit, died Wednesday, September 15th. Cretin died of natural causes due to chronic renal failure. His prison sentence began on October 1st, 2014.

Exira woman injured in side-swipe accident Friday

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September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Exira was transported to the Audubon County Memorial Hospital by Audubon Rescue, following an accident this (Friday) morning, on a one-lane bridge. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at around 8:50-a.m. on 250th Street, west of Highway 71. It occurred when vehicles driven by 31-year old Bethany Jean Johnston, and 75-year old Karen Kaye Olsen, both of Exira, were approaching a one-lane bridge from opposite directions.

Johnston was already on the bridge, driving a 1997 Toyota, Olsen was approaching it in her 2000 Ford. Authorities say because the bridge approach has an incline, neither driver could see the other and the vehicles sideswiped each other.

Olsen was transported to the hospital following the collision. Damage from the mishap amounted to $5,500.

(12-p.m. News)

Massena woman arrested on drug charges

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September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 54-year old Kelly Marie Erickson, of Massena, turned herself in at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, on charges that include felony Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd/Subsequent offense; Possession of Tramadol without Prescription; Prohibited Acts; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Erickson was released later that day on $5,000 bond.

On Thursday, Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 24-year old Drew Ashton Gagnon, and 22-year old Heidi Lynn Murphy, both of Sac City, on District Court warrants for Probation Violation. They were taken to the Cass County Jail and  released today (Friday), on their own recognizance.

Also arrested Thursday, was 25-year old Patrick James Barrett, Jr.,  of Glenwood, on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for two felony counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree. Barrett was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released later that day on $25,000 bond.

And, 31-year old Beth Renee Perdue, of Atlantic, was arrested Thursday by Cass County Deputies, on charges of OWI 2nd Offense and Child Endangerment. Perdue was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $4,000 bond.

(12-p.m. News)

CCMH Board to interview CEO candidates next week

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September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees will hold several closed sessions next week to interview candidates for the hospital’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The meetings will be held at various locations in Atlantic on Sept. 19th,20th, 22nd and 23rd.

Pat Markham, former CEO of the Cass County Health System, is currently serving in an interim role as CEO. She was selected by the Board to help run the facilities after Todd Hudspeth was terminated earlier this year when he agreed to an Alford Plea with regard to a check forgery case in Buena Vista County.