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7AM Newscast 08-22-2012

News, Podcasts

August 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Drive-by shooting reported in Council Bluffs

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A residence in Council Bluffs was hit by gunfire Tuesday morning. A police report cited by the Council Bluffs Non Pareil says the home located in the 4000 block of Ramelle Drive, was struck shortly after midnight, Tuesday. A person in their 40’s who lives in the home told officers two people were allegedly involved in the drive-by shooting. The resident described the suspects as being white, and in their early to mid-20’s. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-STOP. Callers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward

RED FLAG WARNING for the western 1/4 of Iowa

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

SOUTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. NO THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Weather Service warns of enhanced fire danger this afternoon!

News, Weather

August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE- DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS- TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-

346 AM CDT WED AUG 22 2012

WARM TEMPERATURES…STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 30 PERCENT OR BELOW WILL COMBINE AND LEAD TO AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY…WITH AN INCREASED RISK FOR BURNING OUT OF CONTROL. REFRAIN FROM BURNING…AND USE EXTREME CAUTION IF BURNING TODAY. BURN BANS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE FOR MANY COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Aug. 22nd 2012

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A new trial date is expected to be set for a man accused of killing a Cedar Rapids cab driver after a mistrial was declared because of a prosecutor’s medical condition. Johnathan Mitchell is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the April slaying Cathy Stickley.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The operator of Sioux City’s riverboat casino has turned down a contract offer from its nonprofit partner that holds the gambling license. The Missouri River Historical Development approved an extension of its operating agreement with Penn National Gaming Co. through March 2015, and added language that would allow the group to negotiate with other operators on a new land-based casino. Penn rejected the offer.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Military officials say fighter jets intercepted two small planes during President Barack Obama’s visit to Des Moines last week for violating the temporary flight restricted area. The Des Moines Register reports both planes were escorted to nearby airfields during Obama’s visit on Aug. 13. Officials say neither incident posed a danger to Obama, but flight space is restricted during presidential visits.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Waterloo say the mother of one of two Iowa cousins missing for more than a month was taken to a hospital after police found her unresponsive at a relative’s home. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier cites a police report that says Misty Morrissey was taken Monday to Allen Hospital. Morrissey is the mother of 10-year-old Lyric Cook, who was reported missing last month along with her cousin, 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins.

4 teens face charges in connection with late July burglary & theft

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into a burglary and theft at a funeral home in Clarinda that occured back on July 31st, has resulted in the arrest of four juveniles. According to Clarinda Police, four unidentified boys between the ages of 14 and 15 were arrested Sunday. The teens were charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, in connection with an incident at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda.  The owner of the busines reported to police that a BMW parked in the drive had been crashed through a garage door at the funeral home. Two firearms inside the car were stolen. The teens’ cases will be heard in Page County Juvenile Court, at an unspecified date and time.

Two women sent to the hospital following an accident in Red Oak Tuesday

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Tuesday morning in Red Oak resulted in two women being transported to the hospital. According to authorities, the accident happened at around 11:30-a.m., at the intersection of Highway 34 and north 8th Street. Officials say a vehicle driven by 74-year-old Ailene Iris Coates, of Red Oak was stopped on north 8th Street and attempting to cross Highway 34. Coates failed to notice an eastbound vehicle driven by 24-year-old Samatha Marie Thomas, of Red Oak. When Coates pulled away from the stop sign  and in front of Thomas, the vehicles collided.  Following the impact, Coates’ vehicle came to rest in the east ditch, on the south side of Highway 34. Coates was taken by Red Oak Rescue to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, while Thomas was transported to facility by private vehicle. Authorities said Coates was cited for failure to yield.

Accident in Atlantic Tuesday night – 1 injured

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday night, in Atlantic. A dispatcher with the Cass County Communications Center told KJAN News the crash happened at around 11:30-p.m., at the intersection of 7th and Hazel Streets. One person was transported by Medivac Ambulance to CCMH, but no other details were available early this morning. The Atlantic Police Department is expected to release more information, later today.

Anita man injured during single vehicle accident Tuesday

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August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports an Anita man was injured, but was not transported to the hospital, following an accident Tuesday afternoon east of Anita. Officials say a 2000 Ford Excursion driven by 45-year old Richard Hansen II, of Anita, was traveling north on 770th Street when the vehicle went out of control, slid across the road about one-quarter of a mile east of Eastland Road, and came to rest in the west ditch, facing west. The Patrol says Hansen was not wearing a seatbelt. The accident happened at around 4:50-p.m.

Lady Liberty Bomber and Air Force “Stealth look” race car to appear at Fly Iowa event in Atlantic

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August 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday some additions to the static displays which will be on hand for the “Fly Iowa” event September 15th, at the Atlantic Airport.

Douglas A-26 Invader “Lady Liberty.”

The A-26 “Lady Liberty” Invader bomber will be the highlight of the ground displays. Rick Pellett, Static Show Chair, says the bomber will be available for free cockpit tours when it is sitting on the ground, and, it will provide a flying demonstration. Her crew will available at the airshow to answer questions and help people get a feel for the history of the unique plane, which was the 130th Invader produced.

This particular aircraft was assigned to the 410th Bomb Group and began combat operations in early 1945. Each squadron was given one aircraft. They were painted completely black and initially used as night interdiction aircraft ranging all over Germany. This plane still has patches in the tail that were attributed to encounters with German night fighters. Pellett said “It is the only airshow A-26 that is in stock configuration, and has operable bomb bay doors.”

Other static displays at the air show will include many different military ‘warbirds,’ WWII tanks and other ground military vehicles, such as ambulances and radio trucks. Air museums will have displays at Fly Iowa, such as the Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum from Ankeny, and the Iowa Aviation Museum from Winterset. There will also be military art and jewelry vendors bringing displays that people can browse through and make purchases.

Pellett says a big draw at the event, will be the US Air Force’s black race car called “Vapor.”

U-S Air Force’ Dodge Challenger, “Vapor”

The fully customized Dodge Challenger showcases the cyber, space and technology aspects of the Air Force. It comes with an interactive touch-screen booth where air show attendees can get more information about how the car was modified, and information about the US Air Force and different technologies that are used in its jets and equipment.

In addition, a local group, the Atlantic RC Hawks…a remote controlled airplane club…will have their planes on display, and someone to answer questions and give information.