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Assault arrest in Red Oak Sunday morning

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest this (Sunday) morning, of 40-year old Eric Michael Huffstutlear, of Red Oak. He was taken into custody at 210 West Reed Street at around 3-a.m., on a charge of Simple Domestic Assault. Huffstutlear was being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Sept. 15th 2013

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Syria could be a hot topic of conversation among Democrats as Vice President Joe Biden attends a fundraiser for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin today. Biden is scheduled to headline Harkin’s annual steak picnic in Indianola along with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The list of Republicans running for Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley’s House seat is growing quickly now that Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen passed on the race. State Representative Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls and former Cedar Rapids Mayor Paul Pate are both considering a run. Braley is giving up the seat to run for U.S. Senate. The 1st District includes 20 northeast Iowa counties. Five candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The three attorneys who successfully sued Des Moines for charging improper franchise fees says the city could have avoided their $15 million legal bill by just stopping the fees. A hearing on the fee request from Brian Stoltze, Brad Schroeder and Steve Brick is scheduled for Monday. Their fees will come out of the $40 million judgment in the class-action lawsuit.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jake Rudock threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, Mark Weisman added 145 yards rushing and Iowa hung on to beat rival Iowa State 27-21 on Saturday night. Sam Richardson had 260 yards passing for the Cyclones in Iowa City.

All Iowa men of at least 50 are urged to get prostate checked

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The odds say if an Iowa man is going to get cancer, it’ll be in the prostate gland, but that’s also one of the easiest cancers to beat — if found early. This is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Chuck Reed, with the Iowa chapter of the American Cancer Society, says men of at least 50 need to get routine prostate checkups. “It is the most common cancer in American men and yet the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer approaches 100%,” Reed says. “It’s one of those things where it’s in our make-up, the way we’re built, it’s very common yet very, very treatable.”

Studies estimate more than two-thousand Iowa men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, while 350 of them will die from it. “And nationally,” Reed says, “that number is close to 30,000, so it does affect a lot of people and if not caught early, those numbers can grow.” About two-thirds of prostate cancer cases occur in men ages 65 and up, while it can strike men earlier, too. “Ninety-seven percent of prostate cancer cases are in men 50 and older,” Reed says. “It usually affects a man later in life, but if you’re about 50 and you haven’t talked to your doctor about prostate cancer, it’s time to go in and have that conversation.”

Reed said problems with prostate cancer include the fact early prostate cancer usually has no symptoms and the only well-established risk factors are: increasing age, African ancestry and a family history of the disease. Learn more at: www.cancer.org

(Radio Iowa)

More arrests in Red Oak

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest early this (Saturday) morning of 24-year old Travis Ivan Wright, of Red Oak. Wright was taken into custody near 3rd and Prospect Streets at around 12:22-a.m. on a charge of Public Intoxication. His bond was set at $300. And, at around 3-a.m., 22-year old Ty Andrew Chandler, of Red Oak, was arrested on OWI and Driving While Suspended charges. Chandler was arrested near the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Avenue, and taken to the Montgomery County Jail, where his bond was set at $1,000.

(Podcast) 7:06-a.m. News: Sat., Sept. 14 2013

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board meeting date change

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department Director Roger Herring reports the upcoming meeting of the Parks and Rec Board has been moved from Monday, Sept. 16th, to Monday, Sept. 23rd.   The meeting will take place at 5:15-p.m. in the Council’s chambers at the Atlantic City Hall.

3 arrests in Red Oak

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report two people were arrested Friday, and one early this (Saturday) morning.  57-year old William Wayne Elliott, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 2:20-a.m. Saturday on a warrant charging him with Harassment in the 3rd degree. Elliott was taken into custody at the Montgomery County Jail and later released on $300 cash bond.

Friday afternoon, Red Oak Police arrested 19-year old Jordan Drew Williams, of Red Oak, on a charge of Theft in the 5th degree, after Williams came to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and admitted to stealing a bike from 704 East Nuckols Street, and then pawning it for $30. The bike was valued at $150. The owners of the pawn shop have requested restitution be paid in the amount of $30. Williams’ bond was set at $300.

And, late Friday night, 43-year old Shelby Joann Olivares, of Red Oak, was arrested at the corner of North 3rd and East Elm Streets, on charges of public intoxication and breach of peace. Olivares was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 cash bond.

ISU offers advice to Cyclone, Hawkeye fans

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University expects about 75,000 football fans to converge on the campus for today’s (Saturday’)s matchup between the Cyclones and the Iowa Hawkeyes. University officials have a little advice for fans. It’s much easier to get into Jack Trice Stadium with without large bags or purses.

Other things not to bring — a pet, a cooler, and obviously, a weapon. Also not allowed — alcohol, artificial noisemakers, backpacks and fanny packs, stadium seats or coolers. And don’t smoke. The gates open at 3:30 p.m. General parking lots will begin taking cars at 11 a.m.

Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at other fans, the teams or the officials may lead to an arrest. Anyone driving from Iowa City could encounter construction on Interstate 80 near Altoona.

Citizens ask Monona County Auditor to resign

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A report in the Omaha World-Herald says dozens of Monona County residents have signed petitions asking for the resignation of the County Auditor. The names of nearly 150 people are on the petitions seeking the resignation of 28-year old Brooke Kuhlmann, who was arrested July 29th on methamphetamine-related charges, during a sting involving an undercover State Trooper. The Board of Supervisors accepted the petitions on Friday, and voted to turn them over to the County Attorney for a response by no later than Sept. 24th.

Kuhlmann has plead not guilty to charges of methamphetamine possession, a serious misdemeanor, and possessing drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.County officials say since her arrest, Kuhlmann’s job attendance has been spotty, and she generally shows up only on Tuesdays, when the County Board of Supervisors normally meets. Kuhlmann, whose salary is nearly $48,000 per year, told The World-Herald she is working from home. State law does not dictate how often a county auditor should be at work.

The petitions may have no bearing on whether Kuhlmann can keep her job as county auditor. During the Friday meeting, the board members briefly discussed how Kuhlmann might leave office if she does not resign. If she were not in the county for 60 consecutive days, the board could declare the position vacant and begin the replacement process.

Iowa law does not allow for recalls. It does allow an elected official to be removed from office for willful misconduct and maladministration. The county attorney would have to file a petition; a hearing would be held in district court; and ultimately a judge would decide.

Kuhlmann, a Democrat, was first elected in 2008.

Omaha rally protests immigration policies

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A rally outside Omaha’s courthouse protested what participants say are government policies that protect immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Between 30 and 40 people attended the rally Friday, which was timed to coincide with a closed court hearing for 20-year-old Sergio Martinez-Perez.

Martinez-Perez is charged with first-degree murder in the July rape and beating death of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin in her home. Authorities say Martinez-Perez is a Mexican national in the country illegally.

Speakers at the rally included state Senator Charlie Janssen, a Republican candidate for governor, and Republican Iowa U.S. Representative Steve King. Both men have been vocal about their opposition to granting legal status to immigrants now here illegally.

Rally organizers are demanding that the Nebraska Legislature pass a measure “barring local sanctuary policies across the state.”