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(podcast) 8-a.m. KJAN News, 1/27/2015

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Public Intox arrest in Creston

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Creston man was arrested Monday night for Public Intoxication. The Creston P-D says 57-year old Terry Gene Tull was taken into custody in the 200 block of Russell Street, at around 8:30-p.m. Tull was later released on $300 bond.

(podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 1/27/2015

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Spokesman: Iowa governor remains in Des Moines hospital

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad remains in a Des Moines hospital, where he is receiving treatment for what doctors believe is a viral illness and dehydration. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers didn’t provide a condition update Tuesday morning, but said more information about the governor’s status will be released when it becomes available. Branstad’s public appearances for the day have been canceled.

Branstad was taken by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on Monday after he required assistance at a ribbon-cutting event.  Doctors said they believed the governor has a viral illness. The hospital conducted tests and ruled out other contributing factors, including cardiac issues for which he’s been previously treated.

Atlantic man arrested on drug charges Tue. morning in Villisca

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a Cass County man was arrested early this (Tuesday) morning in Villisca, on drug charges. 19-year old Thomas Daniel Bruning, of Atlantic, was taken into custody at around 12:30-a.m. at the intersection of west High Street and U Avenue, in Villisca. Bruning was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. At the same time and place,20-year old Shawn Alexander Jensen, of Atlantic, was cited for Driving While Suspended and Failure to have proof of Insurance.

Jensen was released on the citations, while Bruning was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Red Oak Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Red Oak man arrested on a warrant Monday night

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man Monday night who was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of OWI/1st offense. 35-year old Jason Michael Eppenbaugh, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 9:30-p.m. in the 1800 block of east Summit Street. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Corning man arrested after incident at independent living facility

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Adams County arrested a man Monday night following an investigation into an incident at an independent living facility, in Corning. Officials say 41-year old Stephen Elijah Ferguson, of Corning, was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree at around 8:40-p.m., after deputies found a dining room area table and chairs were all turned over at the Country Haven Assisted Living facility.

In addition, a picture had been broken over an overturned chair, and the drinking fountain was torn-off the wall. Ferguson was being held in the Adams County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Garage in Red Oak broken into; Thieves may have been thwarted by citizen

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are investigating a break-in at a residential garage. At around 4:20-p-m. Monday, a resident on Eastern Avenue reported to police that a person or persons unknown had forced their way into the victims’ garage and tampered with items inside the structure. Some items taken from the garage were located outside. Police believe whomever broke into the garage placed the items outside when they were “spooked-off” by an unsuspecting citizen. The property where the incident occurred is located near a walking trail.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact Red Oak Police at 712-623-6500.

No action taken in Bluffs’ officer involved shooting

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office will take no action against a Council Bluffs police officer involved in a shooting late last year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that at a press conference held Monday, Pott. County Attorney Matt Wilber said an investigation determined officer Jarrod Poore used justified force to protect himself and others during a dangerous situation.

At around 12:40-p.m. on Dec. 23rd, officer Poore fired at a stolen Chevrolet Corvette driven by 33-year-old Jesse Wilkinson as the suspect attempted to strike Poore and another officer in a driveway at 125 Park Avenue. After locating the stolen Corvette, which had been spotted by a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office deputy earlier in the day, Poore and officer Corey Woodward approached the parked car on foot from behind after parking behind Wilkinson.

The officers told the suspect to put his hands up and get out of the vehicle. Wilkinson allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and sped toward the officers. Poore fired as Woodward got out of the way. The Corvette hit an unmarked police cruiser.

Wilkinson is currently in custody in Omaha, Wilber said. Authorities continue to finalize a list of charges related to the Council Bluffs incident, though he noted assault on an officer with a weapon, felony eluding arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle will be among them. The stolen vehicle charge is a Class C felony, while the other two are Class D felonies. Wilkinson has a laundry list of pending federal and Nebraska state charges as well.

Nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound I-29 near Sioux City Tuesday and Thursday

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January 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City office reports placement of overhead sign structures will require nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound Interstate 29 north of the I-29/U.S. 20/U.S. 75 interchange (exit 144) and south of the Floyd Boulevard interchange (exit 147) between 10 p.m. and midnight, beginning tonight (Tuesday, 1/27) and Thursday (Jan. 29th), weather permitting. Traffic will be stopped for 20-minute intervals.

Motorists approaching the area should drive with caution and be prepared to stop for traffic backups beyond the limits of the work zone. In addition, the contractor began closing the inside lane of I-29 on Monday (Jan. 26th), and lasting for approximately two weeks, to allow for completion of the sign construction.

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