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Domestic incident in Red Oak leads to woman’s arrest

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation into an alleged domestic altercation in Red Oak, lead to the arrest Sunday afternoon of 30-year old Michelle Renee Shuffler, of Red Oak. Officials say they received a 9-1-1 call about the incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Miller Avenue, at around 1:40-p.m.

Schuffler was subsequently taken into custody on one count of Domestic Assault and one count of Simple Assault. She was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $300 bond.

Family pets killed in Shenandoah house fire

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A house fire in Shenandoah Sunday morning claimed the lives of some family pets, but no one was injured. According to reports, firefighters responded to the home of William Hamilton at 1311 W. Lowell Street, just before 4-a.m., Sunday. Prior to their arrival, the flames consumed a bathroom and were spreading to a bedroom. Among the animals lost in the blaze were some birds and hamsters. A family cat was also missing.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 90-minutes. A dollar amount of the damage was not immediately available, and there was no word on the cause.

Corning woman injured in Adams County crash, Sunday

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports one-person was injured during a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning on 183rd Street, near Corning. 22-year old Leah Marie Purcell, of Corning, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on 183rd, when the car went out of control at and slid off the road, around 9-a.m.  Officials say the road was snow covered at the time of the accident. Purcell was transported by ambulance to the Corning hospital, for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. Her vehicle sustained about $5,000 damage, and was declared a total loss.

Fatal accident in Taylor County, Sunday

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Taylor County say one person died and another was injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning, in Lenox.

Photo courtesy the Lenox Police Dept.

According to the Lenox Police Department,21-year old Alexandro Vasques-Guttierez, of Lenox, died after he was ejected from the 2000 Cadillac he was driving when it went out of control, and rolled into a pasture. The accident, which occurred at the corner of Garrettson and Shoenhair, in Lenox,  was reported at around 8:20-a.m.

Officials say a 17-year old passenger was transported to the Corning Hospital where he was treated and released. An investigation determined that both speed and the weather conditions played a role in causing the accident. The investigation was conducted by the Lenox Police Department.

Stanton man arrested in Red Oak on Taylor & Pott. Co. warrants

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a Stanton man was arrested Saturday morning, on warrants out of Taylor and Pottawattamie Counties, for Failure to Pay Child Support and 4th degree Theft. Officials say 43-year old Thomas Shawn Johnson, of Stanton, was taken into custody after a Red Oak Police Officer on routine patrol ran a warrant check on a man he identified as Thomas, after he saw the man walking towards Broadway past the fire station in Red Oak.  Thomas was brought to the Montgomery County Jail, and later transported to the Taylor County Jail, where he was being held on $6,000 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., March 24th 2013

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate a tool used to track uninsured children. House Republicans voted this week to repeal the requirement on a state income tax form that parents indicate whether or not their dependent children have health insurance. The bill’s Republican supporters say health insurance has nothing to do with filing an income tax return. But critics say by eliminating this tool, uninsured kids may fall through the cracks.

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — An inmate in the Mitchell County Jail has died, and officials are investigating the cause of his death. Sheriff Greg Beaver says that 32-year-old Christopher Servantez of Mason City,was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the Mitchell County Regional Hospital. Beaver says he is awaiting toxicology results to determine what killed Servantez.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Coralville man has been arrested, accused of firing a rifle into a parked car. Police arrested 56-year-old Michael Bell early Thursday morning. Bell faces charges of reckless use of a firearm and second-degree criminal mischief.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Chelsea Poppens scored 19 points, Hallie Christofferson scored 11 of her 18 in the second half, and fifth-seeded Iowa State defeated Number 12 seed 72-60 yesterday. The lady Cyclones finally solved beating Gonzaga at home thanks to dynamic shooting from behind the 3-point line and an awful shooting performance by the Bulldogs. Brynn Williamson hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for ISU in Spokane, Washington.

Winter Weather Advisory Update: Sun., March 24th 2013

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

352 AM CDT SUN MAR 24 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…THERE WILL BE SEVERAL PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. ACCUMULATIONS WILL VARY BECAUSE OF MELTING…ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. HOWEVER DUE TO MELTING AND COMPACTION ACTUAL ACCUMULATIONS ON THE GROUND WILL BE LESS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES IN THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL MAY DROP TO A HALF MILE AT TIMES. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH RESULTING IN SOME VERY MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

* IMPACTS…SOME ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK FOR MORNING TRAVEL. DURING THE DAY SECONDARY ROADS MAY HAVE SLICK SPOTS FROM DRIFTING SNOW.

FOR POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON…

* TIMING…AREAS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE DECREASING TO FLURRIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS…MANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL REACH 2 TO 4 INCHES.

FOR HARRISON COUNTY…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DECREASE TO FLURRIES OR END OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

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March 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6. Thirteen other tickets worth $1 million each matched all but the final Powerball number on Saturday night. Those tickets were sold in New Jersey and 10 other states. Lottery officials said there was also one Power Play Match 5 winner in Iowa.

The New Jersey Lottery said Sunday that details about the winning ticket would be released Monday, declining to reveal where it had been purchased and whether anyone had immediately come forward. It was the sixth largest jackpot in history. The numbers drawn were 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31. A lump sum payout would be $221 million.

Lottery officials said the 13 tickets worth $1 million apiece — matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball — were sold in Arizona, Florida (2), Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina and Virginia.

Area meetings set to take place during the coming week….

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March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A handful of meetings are slated to take place in the KJAN listening area, Monday (March 25th). Among them, is the Cass County Board of Health, whose members will gather in Conference Room #3 at CCMH Monday, beginning at 12:15-p.m.  The Board will receive an Environmental Health report, review the Public Health Budget, and discuss the latest County Health Rankings, which place Cass County 92nd among the 99 counties in Iowa in overall health.

On Monday evening, the Exira and Elk Horn-Kimballton School District’s Boards of Education will hold a joint meeting in the Media Center at the Exira School (105 E. School St.), beginning at 7. During the session, the boards will discuss the next steps associated with reorganization of the districts, and setting the date of June 25th for a public vote on the matter.

That same evening, the Atlantic School Board will hold a work session at the High School Media Center. At 7:30, they will discuss the Middle School’s Building Leadership Team (BLT), and hear from bonding agent Travis Squires, with Piper-Jaffrey.

And, the Audubon City Council will gather at the Audubon City Hall at 7-p.m. Monday, for a regular session. During their meeting, the Council will discuss renewal of insurance, hear an update from the Stage Committee, and act on a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Notice To Proceed and contract, with Maguire Iron, for the Water Tower project.

 

Trial for Marne man who allegedly shot a CO woman’s dog delayed

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March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A judge in the case of a Marne man who allegedly shot a Colorado woman’s dog, has delayed the trial until April. Judge Jeffrey Larson on Monday, continued the trial for 56-year old Charles Collins Cutler, until April 16th. The pretrial conference was also pushed back, and will be held April 8th in Cass County District Court. His case was originally set to be heard on March 26th. The judge denied Cutler’s request for a change of venue.

Cutler faces an Aggravated Serious Misdemeanor charge of Animal Abuse, and a Serious Misdemeanor charge of a Reckless Use of a Firearm, in connection with the shooting of a dog which strayed onto his property on December 24th, 2012. Cutler pleaded not guilty to both charges.

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when a dog owned by 23-year old Stacy Ernat from Denver, CO, was shot when it strayed onto Cutler’s property. Ernat told authorities her chocolate Labrador “Wrigley,” was playing with a relative’s dog in the church lot adjacent to Cutler’s residence, when the dog ran onto his property and was wounded by a shotgun blast fired from a distance of 30-to 40-feet.

The dog was treated, but succumbed to injuries, at the Atlantic Animal Health Center.