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Missing Stanton Man Found Alive

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May 31st, 2012 by Chris Parks

A Stanton man, missing since late Saturday night and possiby suffering from a health condition, was found alive Wednesday afternoon near a ditch under a tree, after a landowner discovered the mans’ burned out pickup truck on his property southwest of Brooks. 71-year-old Dennis Goodrich was conscious and breathing when he was discovered by Prescott Fire Chief Chuck Truman. Goodrich was taken to the hospital in Corning for evaluation, but no other details have been released concerning his condition.

The man was located nearly nine-hours after property owner Dave Sproles notified authorities in Adams County about a suspicious looking, burned pickup truck he found on his land west of Filbert Avenue, near 255th Road. The pickup was later determined to be a Ford F-150, and a check of the VIN revealed it was the vehicle Goodrich drove, and had been reported missing.  Following an investigation into the fire, which officials believe was accidental, authorities thought Goodrich could still be in the area so a search was conducted.  He was located at around 4:14-p.m. Wednesday.

Several agencies and individuals participated in a search for the man, including: The Adam’s County Sheriff’s Office; a pilot with Iowa State Patrol;  the Department of Criminal Investigation; State Fire Marshal’s Office; Adams County Emergency Management; the Adams County-Prescott-and Lenox Volunteer Fire Departments; Adams County Rescue, and a Ringgold County k-9 unit.

8AM Newscast 05-31-2012

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May 31st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 05-31-2012

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Molestation arrest in Onawa

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May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An unidentified 40-year old man was taken into custody Wednesday, on suspicion of molesting a six-year old. According to the Onawa Police Department, the suspect was being held in the Monona County Jail on $25,000 bond, on a felony charge of 2nd degree sexual abuse. Officials say investigators believe the incident which resulted in the man’s arrest, occurred during the course of the past couple of weeks. Authorities did not release the gender of the alleged victim.

Iowa to continue seeking federal education waiver

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May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act.  U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday granted exemptions to eight more states, bringing the total to 19 that have been granted waivers.  Iowa Education Director Jason Glass told The Des Moines Register that state laws governing teacher evaluations likely kept Iowa from an exemption.  The federal waiver guidelines say states must adopt teacher evaluation systems that include student achievement data and say districts must rank educators’ performance levels.  Gov. Terry Branstad’s education reform bill included evaluation proposals that would have met the waiver application guidelines. But the Legislature didn’t adopt those proposals this year.

Red Oak man arrested on MO. warrant

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May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County said Wednesday, that a Red Oak manwas arrested that afternoon on a valid warrant out of Missouri. 51-year old James Edward Weise was wanted for resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, 1st degree property damage, and for numerous traffic and drug violations. Weise was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $20,000 bond, pending extradition to Missouri.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., May 31st 2012

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May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A man in custody on robbery charges is now charged with killing a man at an adult theater in Ottumwa. Police Chief Jim Clark says 25-year-old Bruce Pollard, of Ottumwa, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of 74-year-old Kenneth McDaniel. His body was found inside Cinema X on March 13.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes authorized to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail say they’re challenged by a lack of funding. A U.S. Government Accountability Office report shows that none of the 109 tribes who responded to a survey about increased sentencing were taking advantage of it.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is letting a suspended county attorney return to his job after receiving assurances that he will spend more time prosecuting cases. The court yesterday lifted a suspension issued to Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott on May 2.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man who owned a trash-hauling business has pleaded guilty to ripping off customers by creating phony landfill receipts to overcharge them. Nicholas Yutzy pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison but is likely to receive far less.

May 2012 may be among warmest on record

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May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

May has been dry, but not dry enough to set any statewide records. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says an average of three inches of rain fell in the state this past month. “Basically you had a fairly wet first six days of the month and a few places since then have stayed a bit the wet side, mostly northwestern Iowa,” Hillaker says. “But certainly a lot of Iowa, especially the central and southern sections, have been very dry now for the last three, three-and-a-half weeks or so, but not one for the record books, even in those drier areas.” Temperatures in Iowa for May are about six degrees above normal.  “(That) probably would put us in the top 10 as far as warmest Mays, although we will be cooling things off here just a tiny bit here in the last couple of days of the month, so that might drop the ranking just a little bit,” Hillaker says. “It’s actually been a more unusually warm month than unusually dry at this point.” A large part of the state currently is classified as “abnormally dry” — the lowest level in a nationwide system that measures drought conditions. The west central and north central Iowa are “moderately dry”.

“Right now, nothing is in an especially bad category as far as drought conditions go, but we’re getting to that time of the year when things can change pretty rapidly if we get higher temperatures and higher evaporation rates because of that,” Hillaker says. “If we don’t get rain, you know, things can dry out very, very quickly at this time of the year.” The southern two-thirds of the state has “parched” topsoil that needs some rain, according to Hillaker, and recent windy conditions are exacerbating the problem.

(Radio Iowa)

Cass County Supervisors to act on resolution honoring 2 fallen troopers

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May 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors, Thursday (May 31st), are expected to act on a Resolution in support of naming two US Highway 6 bridges to commemorate two ‘fallen’ Iowa state troopers: Lance Dietsch and Stan Gerling. Trooper Pilot Lance Dietsch and Trooper Stanley Gerling were killed in an airplane accident on June 30th, 1989, near Atlantic. The pair had been searching for an elderly man who had wandered off, and were about to call off the search when they troopers located him in a soybean field. They began to circle the area when the plane made a sudden turn and crashed vertically into the ground. Troopers Dietsch and Gerling were the first aircraft fatalities since the addition of the Patrol Airwing in 1956.

Trooper Pilot Lance Dietsch

Trooper Dietsch, who lived in Council Bluffs, had served with the Iowa State Patrol for six years.

Trooper Gerling, who lived in Atlantic,  had served with the Patrol for one-year.

Trooper Stan Gerling

Iowa seeks payment plan options at farmers markets

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May 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is scrambling to develop a plan for spending federal money to expand payment options at its 200 farmers markets. An appropriations bill provides $4 million in funding to increase farmers markets participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps. Iowa is to receive about $161,000. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids says the money has to be obligated by Sept. 30. The funds are to expand the availability of wireless point-of-sale equipment in farmers markets not currently participating in SNAP. Tracy Penick of the Iowa Department of Human Services says the challenge is that vendors use individual devices to run SNAP cards, while the funding is designed to go to farmers markets as a whole.