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Audubon P-D’s arrest report, 2/23/15

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Police Department today (Monday) released its recent arrests report. Officials say on Saturday, 25-year old Darrin Heller, of Audubon, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended License. On Friday, 53-year old Robert Charles Atkinson of Audubon, was taken into custody on a charge of Public Intoxication – 3rd or subsequent offense. And on Feb. 17th, 29 year old Skielynn Laverne Stephens of Audubon was arrested in Audubon, on charges of Driving While Revoked and Failure To Obey a Stop Sign.

Lt. governor to ‘connect the dots’ with March tour of IA highlighting women leaders

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds is going on a statewide tour in March to highlight how women are “positively impacting Iowa,” with the goal of setting up new “networks” of women who will mentor other women.  The tour includes stops in Webster City, Aldin, and Atlantic.

“The movement is important for Iowa’s economic vitality and now more than ever we have an opportunity to continue our unparalleled growth by unlocking the potential of all of our talents,” Reynolds says. “And this is particularly true for women-owned business leaders, women for leadership, women on corporate boards and women in elected office.” Reynolds, however, says this tour is NOT the first step of her own 2018 campaign for governor.

“We just had an election,” Reynolds says. “We’ve got 2016 before that, so we’ve got to take a look at having somebody lead this nation in 2016.” Reynolds was first elected as lieutenant governor in 2010 and won reelection as Governor Terry Branstad’s running mate in 2014. Reynolds says she travels with Branstad often, but has pursued other projects on her own, like boosting science, technology, math and education and leading international trade missions. The lieutenant governor’s tour in March coincides with National Women’s History Month and Reynolds says she hopes to “connect the dots” with women leaders all across the state who have “incredible talent.”

“When we get into a discussion it is not unlikely before we end the discussion that I end up saying: ‘Have you ever considered running for office? We need individuals like you that are engaged and inspired and have a passion to make a difference.'” The lieutenant governor plans to highlight the stories of successful women she meets on the tour by tweeting about it. Her posts on Twitter will be under the hashtag #KimTours99.

(Radio Iowa)

Break-ins and an accident reported in Union County

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Union County are investigating two reported incidents of break-ins and theft. The Sheriff’s Office says a Lorimor resident reported last week that sometime between 7-a.m. and 7-p.m. on Feb. 17th, her house was broken into and the following items were taken: Jewelry, video games, movies, six $2.00 bills, 12 pack Mountain Dew, gum balls, AA batteries. The loss amounted to $5,500 altogether.

And on Saturday (2/21), an Afton resident reported that sometime in the last two months someone broke into his house in Lorimor and took items that included a Gas hot water heater, gas furnace, and copper piping. The loss was estimated at $2,800, with damage to a door estimated at $100.

Authorities said also, one person was injured during an single-vehicle rollover accident early Sunday morning. 19-year old Abel Vasquez, of Lenox, who was wearing his seat belt, was transported to the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston by a friend, after the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Vasquez was driving went off the road and rolled over at around 3:45-a.m.

Officials say the car was traveling south in the 2700 block of Highway 25, when Vasquez swerved to avoid a deer. The car entered the east ditch, drove up and over a farm field entrance and went airborne before coming to rest on its top in the east ditch. The car was totaled, with the loss estimated at $7,000. Vasquez was cited for Driving While Suspended.

Glenwood man arrested on drug charges, Saturday

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood report the arrest on Saturday of a local man, on drug charges. 25-year old Marcus Armstrong, of Glenwood, faces charges that include OWI/1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Armstrong’s bond was set at $7,300 altogether.

Glenwood Police are also investigating a property damage, hit-and-run incident. Officials say at around 8:45-p.m., Saturday, an unknown vehicle struck a mailbox in the 900 block of north Locust Street, in Glenwood, knocking the box off its post. A broken, passenger side mirror was found about 10-feet north of the mailbox. Authorities think the mirror came from a car or small SUV. The victim claimed her white, metal and plastic mailbox was valued at about $500.

Fremont County Sheriff’s report, 2/23/15

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County have released a report on recent arrests and incidents. Officials say on Feb. 18th, 36-year old Christopher Lynn Rakes, of Shenandoah, was arrested for Possession of drug paraphernalia. That same day, 51-year old Kelli Rachelle Gould, of Shenandoah, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for Probation Revocation.

On Feb. 13th, 39-year old Forrest Wayne King, of Tabor, was arrested in Fremont County for Driving Under Suspension and failure to have insurance. On Feb. 12th, 32-year old Jeffrey Dale Hankins, of Tabor, was arrested for Theft in the 5th degree, and Public Intoxication. And on Feb. 8th, 65-year old John Thomas Davis, of Hamburg, was arrested for Domestic Abuse assault.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said also, a Hamburg man was transported by private vehicle to the Grape Community Hospital on Feb. 13th, following a rollover accident. Authorities say James Clark was traveling south on Bluff Road when his pickup drifted off the roadway and he over-corrected.  The 1993 Chevy flipped onto its side and slid into the east ditch.

Break-in reported at Anita Municipal Utilities

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Cass County were called to investigate a break-in that occurred over the weekend, in Anita. According to dispatch reports, officials with Anita Municipal Utilities called the Sheriff’s Office this morning to report their office had been entered and cash taken from a file cabinet. No other information is currently available.

(Podcast) KJAN News, 2/23/2015

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 8-a.m. Newscast w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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2 arrested Sunday, in Creston

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report two people were arrested, Sunday. 39-year old Timothy Michael Vandevender, of Corning, was arrested at around 5:40-p.m. at U-S Highway 34 and Abell Street in Creston, on a charge of OWI/1st offense. He was later released on $1,000 bond. And, 31-year old Alicia Ellen Lovell, of Creston, was arrested at Highway 34 and Oak Street, in Creston, on a charge of Driving While Suspended. She was later released on $300 bond.

The Creston P-D reports also, a resident on west Montgomery Street reported last Friday that someone had operated his vehicle without consent, and stole a 20-volt impact wrench, two sockets and a two and a-half ton floor jack. The loss was estimated at $810.

(8-a.m. News)

(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 2/23/2015

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Red Oak man arrested on assault charge

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February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report a Red Oak man was arrested Sunday night, on an assault charge. 34-year old Brent Matthew Harold was arrested at around 8:50-p.m. for Domestic Assault. Harold was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held without bond.