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Police ID dead toddler, unconscious mother found in Grimes

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — Police in a suburban Des Moines city have identified a toddler found dead inside his home, alongside his unconscious mother. Police and medics responded to the Grimes home following a 911 call just after 10 a.m. Friday and say they found the body of 2-year-old Mason Wyckoff. His mother, 33-year-old Stephanie Erickson, was found unresponsive and take to a hospital is serious condition.

A child about 7 or 8 years old was found alone outside in the yard when officers arrive. The mother and dead boy were found inside. Any autopsy on the boy has been ordered. Police say they are not looking for suspects in the incident.

S.W. IA man injured in Ringgold County accident

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines by LifeFlight helicopter, following a single-vehicle accident late Friday night, in Ringgold County. The Iowa State Patrol says 67-year old William D. Craig, of Shannon City, was traveling north on 210th Avenue at around 11:50-p.m., when he lost control of his pickup truck. The Ford F-150 entered the east ditch. Craig, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Further information and possible charges are pending the results of blood tests.

Iowa bike ride across state begins in Glenwood

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa has begun. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the popular cross-state bike ride began Saturday morning in Glenwood. Riders are heading toward Shenandoah, the first overnight stop early Sunday. They’ll have to endure brutal heat this year, as a heat wave promises to send Saturday’s heat index over the 100-degree mark.

Riders will end their 421-mile, seven-day ride at the Mississippi River in Muscatine on July 30. The annual ride draws thousands of participants every year.

Body of teen recovered from Missouri River

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say they have recovered the body of a Nebraska teenager who went under while swimming in the Missouri River. Rescuers were called to the scene north of Omaha’s N.P. Dodge Park around 7 p.m. Thursday after someone reported the teen missing in the water.

Omaha authorities say that on Saturday morning, a person in a cabin on the Iowa side of the river spotted a body floating in the water and called 911. Omaha authorities say that because the teen’s body was found on the Iowa side, Council Bluffs authorities have taken over the investigation.

Family members identified the victim as 17-year-old Adrian Boatman, of Omaha. They say Boatman was with an aunt and four other children Thursday when he disappeared in the river just north of NP Dodge Park.

Red Oak man arrested on a felony sex abuse charge

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a man was arrested this (Saturday) morning, on a sex abuse charge. 21-year old Wyatt Kane Bailey, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 11:10-a.m. in the 100  block of W. Coolbaugh Street in Red Oak, on a Class-C felony charge of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree. Bailey was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Iowa, Nebraska continue to broil in heat wave hitting US

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in much of Iowa and Nebraska will continue to broil this weekend as a heat wave persists across the U.S. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through late this (Saturday) evening for western, central, and southern Iowa and the eastern half of Nebraska.

Those in the warning areas are urged to stay in air conditioning, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks from work outside. People are also asked to check on elderly family members.

In Iowa, the weather service predicts the heat index on Saturday could exceed 105 degrees in Des Moines and 102 degrees in Waterloo and Sioux City. In Nebraska, the service says the index will hit 108 degrees in Omaha and 106 degrees in Lincoln.

Strong storms could also hit northern Iowa later today (Saturday).

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/23/2016

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/23/2016

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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2nd ATV stolen from Montgomery County recovered – suspect still missing

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report the second of two ATV’s stolen from a property in rural Red Oak, Thursday, was recovered early this (Saturday) morning, with the assistance of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. The 2014, red Honda TRX 450ER was found in Fremont County. The second stolen ATV, a yellow Honda 450Ex, was recovered Thursday morning. Authorities are still asking for your help in finding a suspect in the theft of the ATV.

The suspect wanted in connection with the incident, 36-year old James Leonard Burson, of Council Bluffs, fled from authorities on the red Honda 4-wheeler, early Thursday morning. Burson is a white male, 6-feet tall, about 210-pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes. If you see Burson or know where he is, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-434-2712.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Mills, Fremont and Adams County Sheriff’s Offices with assistance in the investigation leading to the recovery of the two stolen ATV’s.

Osceola man arrested on drug charges in Adams County

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a south central Iowa man was arrested late Friday night on drug charges, following a traffic stop. Deputies responded at around 10:30-p.m. to a report a car was driving west on Highway 34 with no tail lights.

Dakota Dyer

Dakota Dyer

Following a traffic stop of the vehicle less than 30-minutes later at the 57 mile marker, the driver, 18-year old Dakota James Dyer, of Osceola, was placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dyer was also cited for driving without a valid driver’s license. He was being held in the Adams County Jail on $1,300 bond.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said also, 32-year old Serena Sims, of Fontanelle, was arrested just before 1-a.m. Friday for Driving While License Suspended. Sims was also cited for Open Container. She was brought to the Adams County Jail, where her bond was set at $300.