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Painkillers stolen from Oakland Pharmacy

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Pottawattamie County are asking for your help in locating the person or persons responsible for a break-in early Friday morning at the Oakland Pharmacy. Sheriff Jeff Danker says an alarm was activated at the business at 12:22-a.m.  Missing from the pharmacy were the painkillers Morphine, Methadone, and Oxycodone. Danker told KJAN News it appears the persons responsible for the break-in only wanted the narcotics, because they targeted those items and left as quickly as possible.

No other items or cash were taken. Danker says the burglar made entry to the store through the front door. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Pott County Sheriff’s Office at 712-890-2200.  The sheriff suspects the culprits may try to sell the drugs, as opposed to using them for their personal benefit.

Guthrie County man arrested on numerous drug charges

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An early morning raid Sunday at a residence in rural Guthrie County resulted in one arrest and the confiscation of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports 53-year old Dennis Carroll Glenn was arrested on felony charges of: Manufacturing Methamphetamine/5-grams or less; Possession of a Controlled Substance/Meth – 3rd offense; Possession of a precursor/Lithium; Possession of a precursor/Anhydrous ammonia, and Possession of a precursor/Pseudoephedrine.  Glenn also faces aggravated misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuna/3rd offense, Probited Acts, and a simple misdemeanor charge of Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Guthrie County Jail on $100,000 bond.

The arrest followed the execution of a search warrant at Glenn’s residence about 5-miles southwest of Guthrie Center. The search was conducted by deputies with the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office and Reserves, Guthrie Center Police, the Audubon County K-9 unit, and Greene County Sheriff’s deputies.

Fremont County Sheriff’s report

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports numerous arrests and a couple of accidents took place over the past few weeks. Most recently (November 20th), 34-year old David Allen Keeton, of Sidney, was arrested on 2 counts of simple domestic abuse/simple assault, and obstruction of emergency communications charges.  Keeton appeared in court November 21st and was released on bond.

That same day, Jacob Welchans, of Farragut, suffered minor injuries during an accident on Manti Road. Officials say Welchans was driving a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser east on Manti Road, when he swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle entered a ditch and rolled once, coming to rest on its top. Welchans was transported to the Shenandoah Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Drug and alcohol arrests in Audubon County

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Audubon County say a northwest Iowa man was arrested Saturday on drug charges. 40-year old Howard Reed Wright, of Estherville, was arrested at around 1:30-p.m. Saturday on charges of Possession of Marijuana/3rd offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance/Xanax. Wright was cited for the offenses and is scheduled to appear in court December 8th.

And, 50-year old Robert Charles Atkinson, of Atlantic, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of Public Intoxication/3rd offense. The charge stemmed from an incident which allegedly occurred at an Aududon business. Atkinson was scheduled to appear in court today (Monday).

8AM Newscast 11-28-2011

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November 28th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Study: Iowans’ starting salaries will rise 3.2% next year

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A survey finds starting salaries in Iowa will rise a little over three-percent next year, slightly under the national average. Mike Gremmer is a regional vice president for Robert Half International, the recruiting firm that produced the study. Gremmer, who’s based in Des Moines, says starting salaries nationwide will rise about three-point-four percent next year, but the numbers for Iowa are a little lower.

“Accounting and financial positions are looking to increase about 3.3%, salaries across the board between IT, creative marketing, legal, administrative support, all combined would be about 3.2%,” Gremmer says. “Our technology, a little higher, at about 4.3%.” Some professions will see better boosts, according to the agency’s 2012 Salary Survey, including business systems analysts, financial analysts and staff accountants. With increasing demand on websites, email and other information technologies, he says I-T positions will see the biggest gains in Iowa and nationwide.

Gremmer says, “In the technology arena, your systems and network engineers, developers, those with .net and java skills, data warehousing, business intelligence professionals, these would range upwards of 5.5 to 6.7% increases on their starting salaries.” He says there are two key areas where most workers are virtually guaranteed a good salary.

“Certainly the IT is a very good arena to start in and continue to grow with,” Gremmer says. “Accounting and finance has continued on and it’s going to be a very important piece of a company’s ability to grow and to maintain their growth.” Parts of the Midwest have been well insulated from some of the impact of the recession the past few years. While Iowa’s salary numbers may be slightly below the national average, he says that may be because they weren’t as negatively impacted by the economy as those in other regions.

More info at http://www.rhi.com/SalaryGuides

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)

Public hearing Wednesday, re: Montgomery County Jail

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The first of what are expected to be several public meetings with regard to the future of the Montgomery County Jail will take place Wednesday evening, in Red Oak. The meeting is being held in the Montgomery County Courthouse basement meeting room, and is under the direction of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.

According to County Auditor Ted Schoonover, the purpose of the meeting is to gather input from residents of the county on what should be done with the old jail, and will be held as construction on a new jail/public safety center – which was approved by the voters in August, 2010 — continues. Some ideas might include demolishing the old structure, save it, or selling it. Schoonover doesn’t expect any decisions to be made at the meeting.

Schoonover says the fact the current jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places will have no bearing on whether the county decides to preserve the structure, or demolish it.

7AM Newscast 11-28-2011

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November 28th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Two Cass County accidents – no injuries reported

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following two accidents over the weekend here in Cass County. One of the crashes happened at around 8:55-p.m. Sunday, on Interstate 80 near the Anita exit. According to dispatch reports, a vehicle rolled into the median after the driver swerved to miss a deer in the road.

Another accident happened Friday around around 11:40-p.m. on Highway 83, just west of Highway 173. Dispatch reports indicated a vehicle had ended-up on its side in the ditch.

No other details are currently available concerning those two accidents.

Boswell to hold roundtable discussion in Atlantic tonight (11-28-11)

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November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell’s office announced late Sunday night the 77-year old democrat from Des Moines will hold a roundtable discussion tonight at Iowa Western Community College in Atlantic, about issues facing community colleges. The meeting takes place from 5-to 6-p.m. at IWCC, located at 705 Walnut Street, in Atlantic.

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D) - from Des Moines

A United States representative in the 112th Congress, Boswell said earlier this month that he has not given thought about retiring, considering his very long experience both in military and politics.  He will challenge Representative Tom Latham for the state’s redrawn third Congressional District, next year.
Boswell was elected to office in 1996, and has served in Congress for twelve years, and the army for twenty years.