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Domestic dispute at Page County Courthouse Monday morning

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August 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday morning Page County Deputies and Clarinda Police Officers were summoned to a reported unknown emergency situation at the Page County Courthouse.  Upon arrival, authorities learned that there were some individuals involved in a domestic quarrel in the Clerk of the Court’s Office. The situation was de-escalated quickly by Page County Deputies with back-up assistance provided by the Clarinda Police Department.

Rash of vehicle break-ins reported in Clarinda

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August 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Clarinda Police are once again reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times and keep valuables and cash removed from the vehicle if possible or out of sight after another rash of vehicle break-ins overnight.  Monday morning the department took numerous reports of unlocked vehicles being ransacked overnight and cash and miscellaneous personal property taken. Residents are asked to contact the Page County dispatch center if suspicious activity is observed.

Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrest report 8/15/2016

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August 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office released details on Monday of multiple recent arrests.

On Sunday, August 7th the Adair Police Department arrested 26-year-old Joseph Dean White of Atlantic on charges of Assault and Public Intoxication. He was arrested after walking the streets of Adair while intoxicated and banging on doors.  He also allegedly cut another individual on the shoulder while that person was sleeping.  He was released the next day on $2,000 bond.

On Monday, August 8th at 2:07 am the Iowa State Patrol arrested 21-year-old Dinesh Biswa of Omaha for OWI 1st Offense. Biswa was arrested on Interstate 80 Eastbound at Exit 88.  He was taken into custody and released Wednesday on $1,000 bond.

Also on August 8th the Adair County Sheriff’s Office took 63-year-old Mark Stephen Miller of Orient into custody on a court order for serving a sentence.  He was released on Wednesday after time served.

On Tuesday, August 9th the Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year-old James Alan Klemish of Adair on multiple drug possession charges.  At 4:20pm Klemish was arrested at 1211 150th Street in Adair for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana 1st Offense, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine 1st Offense.  Klemish was released later that evening on his own recognizance. On Wednesday, August 10th at the same address the Adair County Sheriff’s office cited and released 73-year-old Mary Kaye Klemish of Adair for a Prescription Drug Violation 1st Offense.

On Wednesday, August 10th Stuart Police arrested 41-year-old Elmer Lee Harwell of Bedford on charges of Violation of a No Contact Order and 2nd Degree Harassment.  Harwell was arrested in the 300 Block of SW Kent Street in Greenfield at 11:41pm.  He was arrested after attempting to break into a residence in Stuart by prying at the door and lock in which the resident had a no contact order in place against him.  He later sent harassing text messages to the resident of the apartment and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t talk to him.  Harwell was taken into custody and held on $7,000 cash bond.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office also arrested 27-year-old Alyssa Janeen Carroll of Des Moines on Friday, August 12th for Probation Violation.  Carroll was arrested at 6:42pm at the Dallas County Jail and held until seen by a magistrate.

Authorities: Man who escaped Iowa jail traveling with woman

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August 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from the Warren County Jail in Indianola has been seen traveling with a woman being sought by Missouri authorities. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 26-year-old Scott Grimes escaped around 10:20 p.m. Sunday while a jailer was handing out medications to prisoners.

Scott Forest Grimes

Scott Forest Grimes

A news release says Grimes and the woman were spotted around 3:45 a.m. Monday. They bought gas at a convenience store in New Virginia and then headed toward Interstate 35. Court records say Grimes was scheduled to begin trial Sept. 15 on a variety of charges, including theft and assault on an officer. The woman is accused of vehicle theft in Missouri.

Supporters of indie POTUS candidate McMullin trying to get McMullin’s name on Iowa ballot

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August 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Des Moines couple with clipboards was across the street from the Iowa State Fair’s Grand Avenue entrance Sunday afternoon, collecting signatures on petitions. “Donald Trump would hurt our country in certain ways and Hillary Clinton hurts our country in other ways. I think we need a person of integrity who listens to both sides and isn’t going to be partisan and values those who are struggling.” Kate and Dylan Jones are part of a last-minute effort to get independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin’s name on Iowa’s General Election ballots.

“This whole two-party system is actually pretty antiquated, this idea that, ‘Oh, you have to vote for a Democrat or you have to vote for a Republican,'” Jones says. “We want people to know that you can actually vote for who you believe, that you’re still free in this country to do that, and the next three months, we just want to use our voice as much as we possibly can, because we don’t want to look back and say: ‘I wish I had done more.'”

Evan McMullin will qualify for the Iowa ballot if his supporters collect the signatures of at least 15-hundred registered Iowa voters. The signatures have to come from at least 10 counties and must be submitted to Iowa’s Secretary of State by this Friday. That’s why the crowd streaming into the State Fair was a prime target, since people come from across the state to attend. “I’ve been getting flooded by friends who say: ‘Hey, we are interested. We can’t make it to the fair today, but we want to come,'” Kate Jones says. The couple and others plan to be on the sidewalks outside the fairgrounds this week until they get the petition signatures they need.

Kate and Dylan attended the Iowa Republican Party’s Caucuses on February 1st and both supported Marco Rubio. They want to vote “for” someone in November, but neither can vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. “We would really like someone who is presidential,” Dylan Jones says. “We’ve been a little disappointed with how the Republican Party really has handled themselves throughout this whole election process, some of the things Donald Trump has said and a lot of the hate-filled rhetoric.”

The Jones’s say they want to “vote their conscience” and they’re worried about Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric. “We need compassionate leaders and the ability to articulate that refugees are not ISIS. They are people who’ve gone through trauma and don’t have a lot of resources when they come here and we need to be their neighbors,” Kate Jones said.

Kate Jones is 33 years old and works as a graphic designer. Her husband is 30 and works as a landscape architect.

(Radio Iowa)

7:05 am Newscast 8-15-2016

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Iowa DHS moves forward with work on children’s well-being

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is moving forward with initiatives aimed at improving children’s mental health and well-being, but officials say they won’t be able to estimate the potential cost of the effort until it’s developed more fully.

The Iowa Department of Human Services and other state agencies have been working together to formally tackle components of a long-term goal to change how children in Iowa access services related to their mental health and well-being. Officials contend services can be more effective if the two issues are addressed together.

State officials began soliciting outside work this month to help develop children’s mental health crisis services. Additional bidding will be available soon for so-called learning labs that could help improve children’s well-being.

The Iowa Legislature approved at least $300,000 last session toward the planning efforts.

Red Oak woman arrested Sunday morning

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested 18-year old Dakota Lynn Girouex, of Red Oak, at around 4:15-a.m. today (Sunday), for Driving While Suspended. The woman was also charged with not having SR-22 Insurance. She was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested for DWS w/3 withdrawals in effect

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The operator of a dirt bike riding illegally on the highway, was pulled over near the intersection of Highway 34 and 48 Saturday evening in Red Oak, and arrested for Driving While Suspended, with three withdrawals in effect. Red Oak Police arrested 21-year old Spencer Edward Zarek, of Red Oak, at around 6-p.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where his bond was set at $300,

Atlantic’s P& F Committee to interview Council At-Large candidates

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August 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Personnel and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday evening in the Council’s Chambers at City Hall, to conduct interviews with candidates who have expressed an interest in filling the At Large seat vacated by former Councilman Bob Cord. Cord resigned from his seat July 20th. The meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.

Cord had announced his intentions to resign back in March. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Personnel and Finance Committee will go into a closed session to separately interview Ed Angell, Gerald Brink, Roger Carter, and any remaining applicants. The Committee will forward its report from those interviews and a recommendation to the Council, on who it feels would be best suited for the position. The City Council, on Wednesday, will then act on an Order approving the recommended candidate for appointment to the At Large seat. Once filled, members of the public will have 14-days following the Council’s decision, to request a Special Election.

Following Tuesday’s closed-session interviews, the Committee will return to an open session for a report on legal feedback with regard to proposed changes to the Personnel Policy. The Committee will also discuss the staffing, budget and operating needs of the Parks and Recreation Department, and receive a report from Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones and City Administrator John Lund, with regard to Sewer Connection Fees.