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Red Oak man arrested on assault & other charges, Saturday

News

January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a local man was arrested Saturday evening on four charges. 22-year-old Shane Michael Murley of Red Oak , was taken into custody on charges that include: Serious domestic assault, child endangerment, simple assault, and obstruction of emergency communication. Murley was being held without bond, in the Montgomery County Jail

Stabbing in Stuart leads to 3 arrests Saturday

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January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Stuart Police Department report a fight Saturday morning led to serious injuries to one person, two arrests and the recovery of stolen weapons. Authorities report one man was stabbed while another man was intentionally covered in gasoline and nearly set on fire by another male subject.A stolen handgun was also recovered nearby. All suspects have been identified and one of two is in custody, while other persons face charges related to the fight.

Two other adults who were present at the fight were arrested for charges connected to a home burglary in Stuart on Friday, January 25th. Officials says Stuart Police officers conducted search warrants at residences in Stuart, rural Adair, and Earlham. Stolen property was recovered as well as six stolen rifles and two stolen handguns. Several of the firearms, including an “SKS” rifle were recovered by Stuart Officers at a residence in Earlham.

A male at the Earlham residence was arrested for various charges and several other suspects have been identified and face charges related to the burglary case. The Police report did not mention the names of the suspects or victims.

Woman injured in car-vs-deer accident Saturday evening

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January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adams Count Sheriff’s Department reports the driver of a 2011 Ford Feista was injured Saturday evening, when her vehicle collided with a deer. Authorities say Brenda Doyon was traveling west on Highway 34 at around 6-p.m., when the collision occurred. After the left front corner of the car hit the deer, the animal slid up into the windshield. Doyan was transported to the Alegent Health Medical Center in Corning, for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

2 injured during crash in Adams County Saturday night

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January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people, including a teenager from Lenox, were injured during a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on the Adams/Taylor County line. According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the scene on Adams-Taylor Street at around 9:05-p.m.  Upon arrival, they determined a vehicle driven by 16-year old Taylor Jo Foster, of Lenox, had entered the north ditch after being over-corrected. The teen’s actions caused the 2004 Chevy Tracker to overturn. Foster was ejected from the car as it rolled. She and an unidentified passenger in the car were transported from the scene by ambulance. The extent of their injuries was unclear early this (Sunday) morning.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by a Corning Ambulance crew, the Lenox Fire Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Lenx EMS and Lenox Police Department.

RAGBRAI 41 to stop in Harlan this July

News, Sports

January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Des Moines Register announced Saturday night the route for this year’s annual bike ride across Iowa. RAGBRAI 41 kicks off July 21st in Council Bluffs. Along the way to the final stop in Fort Madison, riders on the world’s oldest, largest and longest tour will make overnight stops in Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Fairfield. The trip runs July 21st through the 27th.

The 83-miles Harlan to Perry leg of the 406.6-mile trip is also the hilliest for the journey, with 4,239 feet of total climb. This year’s event marks the sixth time the community has hosted the event.

Pottawattamie County House Fire

News

January 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

HONEY CREEK, Iowa (AP) – A mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their house went up in flames in Pottawattamie County.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the fire was reported early Friday morning in Honey Creek.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the fire was initially reported as a garage fire, but the flames quickly spread to the house and a camper on the property.

The 31-year-old mother says she was watching TV when she heard a noise, looked out the window and saw flames. She and her 10-year-old daughter managed to escape, but were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The house, garage and camper were destroyed.

Council Bluffs Car Jacking Saturday

News

January 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Council Bluffs police were called to Bucky’s Car Wash at 3501 West Broadway in Council Bluffs around 12:50pm Saturday (1/26) for a car jacking that had just occurred.

Officers learned that 34-year-old Ibraham Dirie was vacuuming out his privately owned Happy Cab Van when a man approached him and struck him in the head with his fist.  After assaulting Dirie, the suspect stole the van and fled the scene. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital with minor head injuries.

A short time later the suspect was apprehended by the Omaha Police Department and was determined to be  52-year-old Ronald Lee Vallq of Omaha. Vallq is being held in Omaha with charges pending from the Council Bluffs Police Department.

Nebraska-Iowa bridge ownership going to states

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January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DECATUR, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Iowa will take over ownership of the Decatur toll bridge over the Missouri River following approval by a Nebraska commission. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska State Highway Commission on Friday approved the transfer. Officials have been discussing an ownership transfer agreement since the mid-1960s. The bridge carries Nebraska Highway 51 traffic east and Iowa Highway 175 west over the Missouri River. It’s situated at Decatur, Neb., about eight miles west of Onawa, Iowa. During peak summer months, about 2,000 vehicles a day use the bridge.

The Burt County Bridge Commission owns the span, but county officials have said maintenance and repairs are too costly for the county to keep it. The transfer of ownership is expected by the end of the year.

Freezing Rain Advisory extended from 3-a.m. Sunday until 3-p.m

News, Weather

January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON 301 PM CST SAT JAN 26 2013

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST SUNDAY

AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT BETWEEN 300 AM SUNDAY TO 600 AM SUNDAY, AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS SUNDAY BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONS TO ALL RAIN BY MIDDAY. ICE ACCUMULATION WILL LIKELY BE AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. SPOTTY AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE.

ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY QUICKLY WITH GROUND TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW FREEZING. SURFACE TEMPERATURES MAY WARM ABOVE FREEZING MID TO LATE SUNDAY MORNING…BUT THE COLD GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY TAKE SEVERAL HOURS LONGER TO WARM.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Harkin won’t seek 6th Senate term

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January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 73-year-old Harkin tells The Associated Press in an interview, “It’s just time to step aside,” because by the time he would finish a sixth term, he would be 81. Harkin said it would also allow a new generation of Democrats to seek higher office. The announcement comes as a surprise, considering he had $2.7 million in his campaign war chest and was planning a fundraiser next month.

Harkin played a lead role in urging the Senate’s more liberal members to back the 2010 health care bill. No Iowa Republicans have taken formal steps toward seeking the seat. Harkin’s decision eases the burden on the GOP, who have to gain six seats to win the majority.