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Atlantic Man arrested on Red Oak Police Department Warrant


August 27th, 2013 by admin

Earlier today (Tuesday), the Atlantic Police Department arrested 34-year old Kevin Alan Jensen of Atlantic on a valid Red Oak Police Department warrant for prohibited acts, a class C Felony. Jensen was transported from Atlantic to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center by Red Oak Police Officers. He is now being held on $10,000 cash bond.

Cord files for Atlantic City Council seat


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

There could be a challenge for the At Large seat on the Atlantic City Council. City Clerk Deb Field tells KJAN News Bob Cord filed nomination papers today (Tuesday), in advance of the September 19th deadline for the November 5th City Elections. Current At Large City Councilman Steve Livengood has not yet filed papers for re-election.

Fifth Ward Councilman Shawn Shouse has also not filed papers for re-election as of today (Tuesdsay). On Monday, Mayor Dave Jones and Ward 2 Councilperson Kathy Somers filed their papers for re-election.

Mexico farm linked to IA & NE illnesses resumes operations


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says a Mexico farm linked to an outbreak of severe stomach illnesses in two states can resume operations because no food safety violations have been found there. The number of people sickened around the country has topped 600.

The FDA said Tuesday that Taylor Farms de Mexico could resume operations after investigators found conditions there “in accordance with known food safety protocols.” The firm shut down voluntarily after its salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants was linked to 242 cyclospora infections in Nebraska and Iowa. Similar illnesses in 20 other states were never definitively linked to the farm.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is working with Texas to try and discover the source of more than 250 cyclospora infections there.

Villisca man arrested on a warrant


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest today (Tuesday), of 28-year old Joshua Dean Cooney, of Villisca. Cooney was taken into custody at around 9:30-a.m. on a Montgomery County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail, with a bail forfeiture hearing slated for September 9th.

High temp records may fall with another steamy day ahead

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August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

All 99 of Iowa’s counties are again under a heat advisory as high temperatures across the state today (Tuesday) may approach 99 degrees — and even hotter.hot Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says it’ll be a steamy one. “Today may be the hottest day of the week,” Schumacher says. “Looks like we could see several areas of the state get close to record highs, right around 100, maybe just over 100, most other places at least mid-90s, with heat indices of 105 to 110.”

Many schools statewide will let classes out early again today. There were no record highs reported on Monday however Mason City set a record minimum temperature with a low of 74, breaking the record of 73 degrees from August 26th of 1955. Schumacher says a slight cool-off will arrive soon. Relief may be coming to the northeast half of the state on Wednesday and Thursday as highs may only reach the upper 80s and low 90s, though it’ll stay hot in the southwest at least until Monday or so.

Long-range forecasts call for more seasonal weather by the middle of next week, with highs back in the low to mid-80s and overnight lows in the 50s and 60s.

(Radio Iowa)

2 arrests in Mills County


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest this (Tuesday) morning, of an Underwood man on alcohol-related charges. 29-year old Luke Michael Larson was arrested following a traffic stop on Interstate 29 near mile marker 37, at around 6:15-a.m. Larson was charged with OWI/2nd offense. His bond was set at $2,000.

Monday evening, Mills County deputies arrested 28-year old Brett Allen Coyle, of Glenwood, for allegedly violating  a protective order, and on a warrant out of Pottawattamie County for Failure to Appear. His bond was set at $5,200.

Audubon City Council sets date for hearing on sale of City properties


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council, Monday evening, tentatively set September 9th at 7-p.m. as the date and time for a public hearing on the sale of a City owned vacant lot, and decided to add more properties to the sale. City Clerk Lora Hansen told KJAN news the lots are located at 202 Washington Street, one at the corner of Broadway and Pacific, another lot on Pacific, and one on south Golden Street.

The Council also approved a request from the Audubon High School Student Senate for the September 27th Homecoming Parade route, which is the same as it was last year. And, they heard from resident Paul Walther, with regard to the trimming of trees by volunteers. Hansen says during a previous  meeting, the Council decided against have volunteers trim trees because of liability issues.

Walther is one of the persons who has traditionally volunteered to trim trees. Walther asked if he could get rid of volunteer trees which have emerged in the prairie area of Bluegrass Park, but that falls under the control of the Parks and Recreation Board. Hansen said Walther will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting of the Board, where the matter will come up for further discussion.

The Council also discussed, but took no action on a request for the installation of a sidewalk. Hansen said recent outside remodeling efforts at the grade school included removing the old playground and installing a new one, as well as new fencing. On the west side of the fence, a sidewalk was installed that reaches a dead-end.

The City was asked to finish the sidewalk, but because it would be placed on private property, is not the City’s responsibility. And, since a side walk is already located on the other side of the street, Hansen says the City cannot require the property owners on the dead-end side to install a walkway.

Fremont County arrests


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports 7 arrests over the past week. Last Thursday, 53-year old Daniel Joseph Camerlinck, of Thurman, was arrested on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the 5th degree. On Wednesday, 27-year old Benjamin Wayne McQueen, of Farragut, was arrested for 2nd degree Theft.

On Tuesday (8/20), 23-year old Sierra Lucinda Dragoo, of Tabor, was arrested on a Pottawattamie County warrant after she failed to appear for her arraignment hearing on an original Possession of a Controlled Substance charge. She has plead not guilty and posted a $5,000 bond. Trial is set to begin on September 4th. Also arrested August 20th, was 46-year old Deborah Anne Dovel, of Northboro. She was charged with Driving Under Suspension.

51-year old Timothy Allen Cook, of Hamburg, was arrested Aug. 19th, for Driving Under Suspension. That same day, 22-year old Matthew John Mabe, of Malvern, was arrested for Possession of drug paraphernalia and having no insurance, and, 41-year old Darren Barclay Young, of Tabor, was arrested on a Mills County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Driving While license denied or revoked. He later posted a $2,000 bond

Iowa offers deal to motor home tax dodgers


August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The state is offering a one-time deal to people who have been dodging Iowa taxes on motor homes.  The Des Moines Register says the offer includes paying the initial registration fee of 5 percent of the purchase price and a penalty of 10 percent of the fee.  If the tax evaders don’t do that by Oct. 23, they could face fraud charges and fines equal to 75 percent of the fee that was evaded.

A law passes this past spring is aimed at keeping Iowans from registering luxury motor homes in Montana, where out-of-state residents legally can set up a shell company and register a motor home there. Montana doesn’t charge general sales taxes.

8AM Newscast 08-27-2013

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