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1 injured in Pott County Crash, Sunday

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October 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Nevada man was injured Sunday afternoon, during a single vehicle accident on Interstate 80, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says 48-year old Duane Morgan, of Fallon, NV, was eastbound on I-80 near the Underwood exit, when he lost control of his pickup. The 2001 Dodge Ram crossed the median and continued across the westbound lanes into a ditch, where it hit several trees and traveled through a fence before coming to rest in a cornfield.

Morgan was transported by Underwoood Rescue to Mercy Hospital, in Council Bluffs. The accident happened at around 12:10-p.m.

Attorneys want dismissal in Iowa intruder shooting

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for a Nebraska woman charged with shooting a man in her western Iowa home in 2001 have asked a judge to thrown out the case. The judge overseeing the case against 45-year-old Tracey Richter-Roberts is weighing the request. Richter-Roberts, of Omaha, Neb., is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde at her former home in Early, Iowa. She’s pleaded not guilty.  A trial is set for Oct. 25.

Richter-Roberts told police that Wehde and another man broke into the home and attacked her and that the shooting was in self-defense. No charges were filed at the time, but the investigation was reopened in 2009 and Richter-Roberts was arrested in July.

FBI seeks suspect in 2 Iowa bank robberies

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The FBI is seeking a suspect in the robberies of two Council Bluffs bank branches. A statement from the FBI says a man held up two Peoples National Bank locations within a 15 minute period Friday.

Bank surveillance video captures image of Peoples Natl Bank robber

At both bank branches, the FBI says, the man displayed a handgun. The FBI says the man should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Omaha, Neb., office at 402-493-8688 or Council Bluffs police at 712-328-4727.

 

 

Governors return to Neb. for Missouri River talks

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Governors and senior aides from seven Missouri River states will meet again in Omaha to tackle flood-related concerns. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will host the group Monday. The private meeting will also include Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and senior staff for Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will join by phone and send a senior staff member to Omaha.

The governors will receive an update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on how the Corps will be changing its operation plan for next year to help prevent the extreme flooding experienced in 2011. FEMA representatives will outline emergency preparations. A news conference will follow the meeting. The first gathering was held in August.

Schildberg Recreation Area to be discussed Monday evening in Atlantic

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Numerous matters pertaining to the Schildberg Recreation area will be discussed during Monday evening’s meeting of the City of Atlantic Parks and Recreation Board. The Board will discuss and/or act on: a bike trail easement; the Summer Recreation Program with the Nishna Valley YMCA; and, the Campground Phase 1 project and related fundraising. They’ll also discuss the results of a meeting with Skate Park representatives.

The Parks and Rec Board meeting takes place at the City Hall in Atlantic, beginning at 5:15-p.m, Monday.

Area School Boards to meet Monday

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

At least three school district Boards of Education will meet Monday evening, here in the KJAN listening area. At 5:30-p.m., the Griswold School Board will hear an update on the district’s improvement projects, and discuss the results of last month’s Public Ballot Measure. The board will also discuss and act on a Special Education Deficit, Redistricting Board of Director Districts, and, Guidance on Donations. Their meeting takes place in the Central Office Board Room.

At 7-p.m., the CAM Community School District’s Board of Education will meet at the High School in Anita. Among their discussion and action items, are those pertaining to: Fitness equipment; an Energy Audit; the Bleacher Project; Wellness Center; School Property, and approval of the Washington, D.C. trip.

And, the Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board will meet 7-p.m. Monday, in the Family and Consumer Science room at the High School, in Elk Horn. The board will act on approving a third-grade teaching contract with Rachael King, and: requesting allowable growth and supplemental aid for a negative special education balance from 2010-2011; approval of a Special Education contract with Ogden; and, early graduation requests.

Page County woman arrested on drug charges

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A tip to authorities led to the arrest in Shenendoah Friday, of one person on drug charges. Authorities say a search executed by a K-9 unit at 610 Northwest Road #42 in Shenandoah, resulted in the recovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officials say 34-year old Rae Ann Huntley was taken into custody on Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges.

Huntley was being held in the Page County Jail on $5,000 bond.

SW IA News, Sat., Oct. 15th (podcast)

News, Podcasts

October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the latest area news, from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson….

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Iowa-based Hy-Vee part of bagged salad recall

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Hy-Vee is part of a voluntary recall of bagged salads by a California company because of possible contamination of listeria. The Iowa-based grocery store says the recall is by River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif. Hy-Vee says the possible contamination was found during routine tests by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a bagged salad product for the Giant Eagle chain, based in Pittsburg. River Ranch issued the recall for Giant Eagle Farmers Market brand salads and Hy-Vee salads produced at its plant on Sept. 27. The products carry a “best by” date of Oct. 14.

Hy-Vee says four varieties of Hy-Vee bagged salads are covered by the recall. The company says all affected products have been removed from the stores but customers should check their refrigerators.

Creston man arrested on Adams County warrants

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October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say a Creston man was arrested Friday night in Union County, on  warrants out of Adams County. 24-year old Adam Drake, of Creston, was taken into custody at around 8-p.m., on warrants for Operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, Eluding, and Driving While Barred.

Drake was brought to the Adams County Jail, where he was being held pending an  appearance before the magistrate.