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4 arrests in Creston

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports four arrests and an incident of theft. Officials say 28-year old Kevin Jungers, of Lenox, was arrested Tuesday night near the intersection of Spruce and Irving, on Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charges. And, early this (Wednesday) morning, 26-year old Dusten Thrasher, of Creston, were arrested on similar charges. Both men were being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond, each.

In addition, 37-year old Lindsey Frey, and 34-year old Jeremy Seddon, both of Creston, were arrested Tuesday, on Union County warrants for Probation Violation. Frey was later released on $10,000 bond, while Seddon remains in the Union County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

And, a Creston resident reported to Police Tuesday afternoon, someone took a cordless DeWalt Hammer Drill from his shop sometime between Noon and 5-p.m. on Monday. The same person said someone smashed out the back window of his truck and took two car batteries from his shop located near his residence. That happened sometime between 5-pm June 19th and 5-pm June 22nd.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 6/24/2015

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Flash Flood Watch for part of the KJAN listening area

News, Weather

June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS (WED.) AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

Counties in green are included in a Flash Flood Watch

Counties in green are included in a Flash Flood Watch

* VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. RAINFALL RATES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MOST INTENSE STORMS MAY EXCEED 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. IN ADDITION…MULTIPLE STORMS MAY PASS OVER THE SAME AREA AND WILL FURTHER ENHANCE THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY EXCEED 3 INCHES WITH SOME LOCATIONS REACHING 5 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Red Oak teen involved in alleged Criminal Mischief

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak referred a local teen to Juvenile authorities Tuesday afternoon, in connection with an alleged incident of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree. 17-year old James Michael McCauley, of Red Oak, was released to his parents following the police response.

Iowa egg production drops 28 percent with bird flu losses

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The U-S-D-A’s latest report on the number of egg-laying hens is showing the impact of the outbreak of bird flu with the flock at its smallest level since 2004. Iowa is the nation’s largest egg producer and the U-S-D-A says total eggs produced in Iowa dropped 28 percent this May compared to last year. The U-S-D-A’s Gregg Thessen says that type of drop would have raised concern in any other year.

” If we wouldn’t have known that there was a disease outbreak, obviously it would have been pretty stunning. But it hasn’t been a secret that there’s been a disease outbreak. So we pretty much knew that it was coming,” Thessen says. What’s not known is how long the flu outbreak will persist, though new reported cases in Iowa have slowed dramatically in June.

(Radio Iowa)

Bluffs convenience store robbed early Wed. morning

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a robbery that occurred early this (Wednesday) morning, at a convenience store. Officers responded at around 1:15-a.m. to the report of an armed robbery that had occurred at the Kum & Go convenience store at 154 Bennett Avenue.

An investigation revealed that a white male, approximately 5-feet 7-inches to 6-feet tall, wearing a dark zipped up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and grey in color work gloves, robbed the clerk at knife point. The suspect fled the area on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The clerk was not injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Council Bluffs police department crime stoppers at 712-328-7867.

Bluffs man arrested in burglary and other charges

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs responding to a reported violation of a restraining order, arrested the suspect on a 2nd-Degree burglary charge, as well as violating the restraining order. Authorities say officers were called to 1524 Avenue B at around 11:10-p.m., Tuesday. Their investigation revealed that the suspect, Wayne Thompson had broken into the residence of his ex-wife Michelle, and her current boyfriend.

Once inside the house, Thompson woke the two from their sleep and became involved in a physical altercation with the boyfriend. During the struggle the boyfriend struck Wayne Thompson in the head several times with a baseball bat. Wayne Thompson then fled the residence where he was located by officers a short distance away.

Thompson was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Thompson was later booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., June 24th 2015

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June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for four Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad issued the proclamation for Davis, Humboldt, Monroe and Wright counties. The areas were affected by severe weather Monday. The proclamation allows officials to use state resources to help affected people. It includes an assistance program that provides grants of up to $5,000 for certain households needing food, clothing and temporary housing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado damaged homes and a grocery store in southern Iowa. Meteorologist Craig Cogil says the tornado received an EF-3 rating after peak winds were estimated at 142 mph near a damaged house in Lovilia on Monday night. The tornado developed in Marion County and briefly moved through Lucas County before ending in Monroe County, where the house was located. The tornado had wind speeds of 103 mph when it later ripped into a grocery store in Albia. No injuries have been reported.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A food supplier has filed a lawsuit alleging an Iowa farm breached an egg supply contract after its parent company lost millions of chickens to bird flu. Michael Foods Egg Products Co. filed a complaint in federal court alleging Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms is violating a January 2014 contract. Hawkeye Pride is a division of Sioux Center-based Center Fresh Group, which owns egg farms that lost 5.5 million hens to bird flu.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — A handful of Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their support for keeping open a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant. The facility’s future became uncertain this year after Gov. Terry Branstad’s budget proposal removed funding for it and the state mental health facility in Clarinda. Lawmakers eventually approved legislation that would keep Mount Pleasant open and would seek a private provider to run Clarinda.

CCHS Scholarship winner announced

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Emma Mathisen (in photo with Cass County Health System CEO Todd Hudspeth) was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Cass County Health System Health Careers Scholarship.EmmaMathisenScholarship The $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student from southwest Iowa continuing their education in a health-career field of study.

Emma is a 2007 graduate of Atlantic High School and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.

Todd Hudspeth, CEO, presented Emma with the scholarship on behalf of Cass County Health System.

Iowa lawmakers reiterate support for Mount Pleasant facility

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — A handful of Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their support for keeping open a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant. Democratic Sen. Rich Taylor and Republican Rep. Dave Heaton made remarks Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute in support of keeping the facility open with state dollars. The lawmakers, both of Mount Pleasant, were joined by Democratic Sen. Amanda Ragan, of Mason City, and local leaders.

The facility’s future became uncertain this year after Gov. Terry Branstad’s budget proposal removed funding for it and the state mental health facility in Clarinda. Lawmakers eventually approved legislation that would keep Mount Pleasant open and would seek a private provider to run Clarinda.

Lawmakers Tuesday urged Branstad to approve the legislation. Branstad’s spokesman says the governor will make a decision soon.