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Corning woman arrested on drug and weapons charge

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a a Corning woman was arrested this (Wednesday) morning on a trio of charges. 33-year old Tamara McCoy was taken into custody at around 10:30-a.m., after authorities executed a search warrant at her home. McCoy was charged with being a Felon in Possession of a firearm. She also faces charges which include Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McCoy was being held in the Adams County Jail pending a court appearance.

Cass County Salvation Army donations nearly double those in 2010

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Salvation Army’s Bell ringing campaign report Red Kettle donations this year were nearly double those received last year. Bell ringing campaign Co-Chair Teresa Kanning says donations this year amounted to $11,176. Last year’s campaign brought in $5,827.

The campaign began in mid-November, and wrapped-up the day before Christmas. All proceeds from the donations stay in Cass County, for various Salvation Army-related programs.

CO man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop on I-80 in Cass Co.

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Cass County Tuesday afternoon resulted in the recovery of marijuana, a weapon, and the arrest of a man from Colorado. Sgt. Marty McCreedy with Iowa State Patrol in Council Bluffs told KJAN News Trooper Wayne Brosam stopped a 1992 Lincoln Towncar for speeding on I-80 eastbound near the Anita exit, just before 4-p.m., Tuesday.

MCreedy says the Trooper saw indicators of illegal activity and searched the vehicle after receiving permission from the driver. During the search, Brosam discovered nearly 3 pounds of marijuana and a 45-caliber revolver. The driver of the car, 32-year old Keogh Rash, of Edgewater, CO, was taken into custody on charges of Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Rash was brought to the Cass County Jail and later released on $5,000 bond.

Cass County man arrested on sex offender registry offenses

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Matthew Bernard Steffens (photo from IA Sex Offender Registry)

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a Wiota man, 31-year old Matthew Bernard Steffens, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Register as Sex offender/2nd or subsequent offense and a Residency Restriction/2nd or subsequent offense. The offenses are Class-D felonies, punishable by a prison term of up to five years and a fine from $750-$7,500. Steffens was brought to the Cass County Jail and later posted a $5,000 bond.

Steffens was convicted in Sept. 2003, of 3rd degree sexual abuse, in connection with an incident involving a 13-year old girl in Shelby County. He was sentenced to 10-years in jail. The man was 23-years old at the time, and lived in Atlantic.

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Weekend accident in Audubon County

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident over the weekend, in Audubon County. Sheriff’s officials say 51-year old Scott Evan Schlater, of Exira, was traveling east on 300th Street at around 3:45-p.m. Saturday, when he looked down for an item, and lost control of the 2008 Chevy he was driving. The vehicle hit a field drive and went airborne before hitting a ditch and landing on the driver’s side. Damage from the crash was estimated at $20,000. Schlater was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Three arrested in Audubon County on drug charges

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested late last week on drug charges, in Audubon County. The Sheriff’s Department reports 35-year old Shawn Michael Vetterick, and 30-year old Athena Marie Shotwell, both of Audubon, were arrested Thursday evening on charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their arrests were the result of a consent search of their home at 212 2nd Avenue in Audubon. The couple was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after posting bond.

And, 23-year old Bethany Nicole Litwiller, of Ft. Dodge, was arrested Friday night on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest and charge came about as the result of a traffic stop on Pheasant Avenue, near 220th Street in Audubon County. Litwiller was brought to the jail and later released after appearing before the magistrate.

Sheriff’s officials said also, 47-year old Richard Alan Jorgensen, of Audubon, was arrested this past Monday evening (Dec. 26th), on an outstanding warrant out of Audubon County, for Aggravated Assault. The charge stems from an investigation into an incident which allegedly took place Dec. 18th. Jorgensen has since posted bond, and was released from custody.

Red Oak man arrested on a warrant

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested 18-year old Christian T. Leming, of Red Oak, early this (Wednesday) morning, on a warrant for Failure to Appear, Drug Possession, and Gathering Where Controlled Substances are used.  Leming, who’s also known as “Lil Chris,” was taken into custody at around 12:25-a.m. in the 100 block of west Coolbaugh Street, and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. His bond was set at $1,000.

Ron Paul is target of Gingrich, Santorum, Perry; Perry has transformation on abortion

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul is shown to be leading or near the top of recent polls in Iowa and three of his Republican rivals took aim Tuesday. Paul has vowed to close five federal agencies and cut a trillion dollars out of the federal budget. During an appearance in Mason City, Rick Santorum suggested Paul is “least likely” among the candidates to get those kind of cuts enacted. “He’s been in congress 20 years and never passed a bill,” Santorum told the crowd in Mason City. “So what would lead you to believe that he could get something that huge done in a town where he’s shown no track record of getting anything done?” During an interview on C-N-N, Newt Gingrich said Paul’s “total record” shows a “systemic avoidance of reality.” Rick Perry also suggested Paul “would allow Iran to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.” During a campaign stop last night in Atlantic, Michele Bachmann bragged about how she “took it to” Paul in the last debate, over the issue of a nuclear Iran, and she promised the crowd she’d do the same to Barack Obama. “I think it’s time that America has a Margaret Thatcher and America has an ‘Iron Lady’ — a woman who’s not afraid of all the men in Washington, D.C. and a woman who’s not afraid to take on all the liberals in Washington, D.C.,” Bachmann said, as some in the crowd started clapping. “I’m not and I will.”

On the other side of the state in Dubuque yesterday, Gingrich told reporters he has “a lot of time” left to convince Caucus-goers they can invest their vote in him despite the questions raised in campaign ads.
“I trust in the people of Iowa to look at something that’s clearly baloney and know that it’s baloney,” Gingrich said. During his speech to the Rotarians, Gingrich suggested Republican rival Mitt Romney and his allies had stepped over some sort of line. “To have somebody who was a Massachusetts moderate, who said he did not want to go back to the Reagan/Bush years…who as recently as when he was running for governor said, ‘I’m really kind of a moderate, pragmatic guy,’ — to have him run a commercial that questions my conservatism?” Gingrich asked rhetorically in Dubuque.

Romney arrived in Iowa late Tuesday. Romney told a crowd in Davenport last night that Barack Obama is a “pessimistic president” who has failed to deliver on his campaign promises and is asking America to “settle for less.” Four of the candidates participated in a radio forum organized by PersonhoodUSA, a group pushing congress to pass a bill declaring that life begins at conception. Rick Perry, who has opposed nearly all abortions, revealed he no longer favors exceptions in cases of rape or incest. Perry recently met with a woman who was conceived in a rape. “Looking in her eyes, I couldn’t come up with an answer to defend the exceptions for rape and incest,” Perry said. Perry met the woman earlier this month when he attended the premiere of a documentary called “The Gift of Life”. “She made a statement to me that was really profound and pierced my heart,” Perry said. Perry has supported abortion ban exceptions in cases of rape and incest, or when the mother’s life is endangered by the pregnancy — until he unveiled during Tuesday night’s telephone town hall meeting with abortion foes that he had undergone a transformation this Christmas season. Organizers said nearly 26-thousand people listened to the event by telephone and it was broadcast nationally on the syndicated “Steve Deace Show” and another radio network.

(O. Kay Henderson/Radio Iowa)