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Single-vehicle accident in Adair County, Sunday

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports personnel with Stuart Ambulance, Stuart Police and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle rollover accident Sunday, at around 6:10-p.m.  The accident happened about three-miles south of Stuart on the “Stuart Road” (Adair County Road P-28) near 130th Street.

Officials say the patient was transported to the Adair Co Hospital, in Greenfield. No other information was immediately released.

Armed robbery in Denison

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Denison say an armed robbery took place early this (Monday) morning. The robbery occurred in a parking lot in the 1200 Block of North 26th Street. During the incident, a person described as an American black male in his early to mid 20’s, 5’2″-to 5’4″ tall, slender build wearing dark blue jeans, a dark, zip up black hoodie and a black beanie style stocking hat, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim.

12249777_10153236346613027_5811953809633198415_nThe victim complied with the suspect’s demands, and no one was hurt during the incident. If anyone has information about this or any other serious crime in Denison, contact the Denison Police Department at 712-263-3195 or Crawford County Crime Stoppers at 712-263-4050.

No injuries reported after fire guts a home in Guthrie Center

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say no injuries were reported following a fire in Guthrie Center Sunday afternoon that heavily damaged a residence. The Blaze at 104 N. 2nd Street was reported at around 1-p.m.

Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed in smoke flames when crews arrived on the scene soon after they were notified. Firefighters from Panora and Guthrie Center provided mutual aid.

Personnel were on scene for about four hours but couldn’t save the home. The cause of the fire, which destroyed the basement and first floor, was undetermined at last report.

Glenwood man arrested on assault/weapons charge

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood arrested 26-year old Joshua Madsen, of Glenwood, Friday. Madsen was charged with Assault, by Use of/or display of, a weapon, and, unlawful possession of prescription drugs. His bond was set at $3,000. Authorities report also, 26-year old Gary Ewart, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday, for OWI/1st offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

Drug paraphernalia-related arrest in Red Oak

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man on drug charges, Sunday night. 42-year-old Shawn Allen Ponton was arrested at around 10:15-p.m. at the intersection of South Broadway and 3rd Avenue, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The man was taken to the Montgomery County jail where he was being held on $1,000 cash bond.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 11/23/2015

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston Police report, 11/23/15

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested on separate charges over the past few days, in Creston. Officials say 36-year old Demion Garrison, of Creston,  was arrested Saturday night at his residence, for Disorderly Conduct. Garrison was later released from the Union County Jail on a $300 bond. Earlier that evening, 67-year old Harry Walters, of Creston, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. He was later released on a $2,000 bond.

And, last Friday night, 51-year old David White, of Creston, was arrested for Public Intoxication. He was later released from custody on a $300 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 11/23/2015

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Racing and Gaming chair says commission wants prosecution of underage gamblers

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission levied fines totaling 100-thousand dollars against three casinos last week for allowing minors to get onto their gambling floors. One of the casino managers told the commission the father of an underage male helped him to gamble and the casino is pushing for them to be prosecuted. The chair of the commission, Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny, says local law enforcement dictate if charges are filed for underage gamblers, but the commission’s stance is clear.

We would like to see them prosecuted for it, because that’s been part of the problem, if there’s no consequence for the minor, then facility of course gets penalized, but it does nothing really to discourage them or others from trying,” Lamberti says. “So, we would like to see law enforcement go after them.” Lamberti, who is a lawyer, says the casinos have video surveillance that shows what happened and that would help in bringing charges.

“Pretty easy case to make, yeah, yeah,” Lamberti says. The Lakeside Casino in Osceola was fined 60-thousand dollars for letting a female minor into the casino six times in one week and Harveys Casino the Horshoe Casino in Council Bluffs were each fined 20-thousand dollars for allowing minors into their gaming areas. He points out that all the casinos self-reported the violations, and says casino operators are doing their best to keep minors out.

“Because of all the surveillance and all of the technology that we have now, they do a good job. But it’s not a perfect system, we try to do the best we can,” Lamberti says. Lamberti says there still appears to be no lack of young people who want to get into casinos and has this message for parents who think it’s a good idea to help their kid get into a casino.

“It’s a bad message if a parent is trying to encourage and assist a minor. You know, we have laws in place for a reason and we would just hope they wouldn’t do that,” Lamberti says. “And minors, we are going to encourage law enforcement to prosecute, because you need to be held accountable as well.” Lamberti says prosecuting minors will hopefully add another deterrent and prevent them from trying to get through security and into the casinos.

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Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Nov. 23rd 2015

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who is interested in economics and international relations is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars who will have the opportunity to attend prestigious Oxford University in England. Iowa City native Jeffrey Ding was one of the winners announced Sunday out of 869 applicants. In addition to economics, Ding is also studying political science and Chinese at the University of Iowa.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington— and that’s the way he wants it. Cruz is casting himself as the grown-up, conservative alternative to outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson. But he suggests that some of his GOP rivals have gone too far. Cruz says in an AP interview, “Are there some in the Republican Party whose rhetoric is unhelpful with regard to immigration? Yes.”

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing a new tax break for people caring for aging parents and grandparents as part of a series of benefits she is says will help middle-class families. The Democratic presidential candidate is unveiling her latest proposal on Sunday. She is seeking a tax credit of up to $6,000 to offset caregiving expenses for elderly relatives.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is out after seven seasons. Iowa State says athletic director Jamie Pollard told Rhoads on Sunday that he’s making the change. Rhoads will coach his final game with Iowa State on Saturday at West Virginia.