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9AM Newscast 12-24-2012

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December 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Fire kills 650 pigs in northwest Iowa

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December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say several hundred pigs have been killed by a fire at a feeding operation in northwest Iowa. The fire was reported around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday at a confinement facility four miles southeast of Rock Valley. The Sioux City Journal says  firefighters reported the hog confinement building was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. About 650 30-pound pigs were killed.  The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Authorities also are investigating the deaths of an estimated 475 hogs at a confinement facility five miles south of Rock Valley. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says someone entered the building and tampered with the climate control system between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday. The hogs weighed about 280 pounds each.

Storage unit burglarized in Montgomery County

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December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Red Oak are investigating another storage unit burglary. Authorities says the Hawkeye Storage Units at 2505 N. Broadway in Red Oak were hit sometime over the weekend. On Sunday, a Red Oak woman reported to police someone cut the lock off of her storage rental unit. Once inside, the thief or thieves stole two kerosene heaters, two lawn mowers, one 40-gallon trash can, and numerous garden tools. The loss was estimated at about $435.

The same storage facility was late last May. At the time, authorities said a motorcycle was stolen from a storage unit. Another Red Oak storage facility, Park West Storage, was hit by thieves in June.

Anyone with information on the most recent theft, is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (712)-623-5107 or Montgomery County Crime stoppers at 1-800-432-1001.

Weekend arrests in Atlantic

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December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reported Monday (Today), two people were arrested over the past few days. On Sunday, 26-year old Justin Knutsen, of Atlantic, was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree, and Interference with Official Acts. And, on Friday, 24-year old Samuel Stein, of Portsmouth, was arrested in Atlantic for Public Intoxication.

Both men were booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

(Podcast) SW IA News: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012

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December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The latest news (Podcast) from the KJAN listening area w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

8AM Newscast 12-24-2012

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December 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012

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December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Towing companies have started to remove cars and trucks that were abandoned after last week’s blizzard swept through Iowa. KCCI-TV in Des Moines reports tow truck operators were busy this weekend. Towing bans imposed on Interstates 35 and 80 were lifted on Saturday, which allows crews to retrieve vehicles that went off the road Wednesday through Friday.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are blaming road ice for a rollover crash on Interstate 380 that sent an Illinois man to the hospital. The Black Hawk County sheriff’s office says 52-year-old John Adkins of Highland, Illinois lost control of his Jeep yesterday morning while merging onto the interstate. Adkins was taken to a hospital after the Jeep rolled along U.S. Highway 20.

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Vendors at an Iowa gun show have reported brisk sales in the wake of a shooting that killed 20 students and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school. The Des Moines Register says that the sales appear to have increased because of fears that politicians will enact new gun restrictions following the December 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 18 points to lead Northern Iowa to an 82-75 victory over Saint Mary’s yesterday. Jake Koch added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers, who have won 11 in a row at home. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but Saint Mary’s was delayed in arriving due to bad weather.

Elderly man hospitalized after Iowa house fire

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December 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 90-year-old man is in intensive care after an early-morning fire at his Council Bluffs home. KETV-TV in Omaha reports that the fire began around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say a smoke detector saved the lives of the elderly man and his daughter. Fire crews found the man in his bedroom. The fire had not spread to that part of the house, but the man suffered critical third-degree burns and smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the man’s daughter, also living in the home, told firefighters that she tried to reach her father but couldn’t because the staircase was on fire. She called 911 and crawled out a basement window.

Corning woman arrested early Sunday morning

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December 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Corning was arrested early Sunday morning, on an assault charge. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department says 20-year old Janelle Blaisure, of Corning, was taken into custody at around 12:25-a.m., on a charge of Aggravated Assault. No other details about the alleged incident which led to her arrest, were released. Blaisure was being held in the Adams County Jail on $2,000 bond.

IL man arrested on Trespass charge in Adams County

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December 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say a call about a person in a Prescott residence Saturday night resulted in an arrest. Gary Johnson, of Island Lake, IL, was taken into custody at around 9:10-p.m., on a charge of Trespassing. When Johnson allegedly violated a court order banning him from the residence, the owner of the home asked deputies to take the man into custody.

Deputies, with the assistance of the Adams County K-9 units, arrested Johnson, and brought him to the Adams County Jail, where he later posted bond, and was released.