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Closed ISU hotel contents to be auctioned off

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Part of Iowa State University’s history will be auctioned off next week. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the contents of the Hotel Memorial Union, which closed earlier this month, will be sold a public garage sale on Thursday. The 29-room hotel was closed to make room for more student housing. The top three floors of the Union will become student housing.

Among things for sale will be king and queen bed sets purchased last year, bed frames, night stands, twin roll-away beds, dressers, desks, tables and lamps. Also going will be coffee makers, irons, hair dryers, ice buckets, foldable luggage stands, clock radios, bed pillows, bath towels and bedding.

Buyers must pay by cash or check; credit cards will not be accepted.

Traffic stop in Glenwood 2 arrested on meth charges Sat. morning

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood made a traffic stop early Saturday morning and ended-up arresting two people on drug charges. Officers pulled over a pickup truck driven by John Leroy Adams, of Glenwood, at around 12:50-a.m. A check of Adams’ license revealed he was barred from driving. The man was arrested on the aggravated misdemeanor charge.

Following his arrest, an active Methamphetamine lab was found inside the vehicle. Adams was then charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines, a class B Felony. His bond was set at $27,000. A passenger in the pickup, Danielle Rene Evans, of Glenwood, was also arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Evans’ bond was set at $25,300.

Glenwood Police Department were assisted at the scene by deputies with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, and officers with the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Taskforce.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/9/2016

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Council Bluffs co-hosts event to drop off guns, ammo, fireworks

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Local, state and federal agencies are hosting an amnesty program in Omaha-Council Bluffs today (Saturday) during which people can turn over various types of guns and explosives without fear of prosecution. The bi-state event is being overseen by Sergeant Matt Manhart, director of the Omaha Police Department’s Bomb Squad. Manhart says, “If you have an unused consumer fireworks, illegal fireworks, any firearms or ammunition, it can be taken to any one of the three locations where our amnesty is being held.”

Those locations include the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s office in Council Bluffs, Omaha Fire Station number-43 and Seymour Smith Park in Omaha. Manhart says the whole point of the event is to make our streets and homes a little safer from dangerous explosives and lethal weapons. He stresses, no questions will be asked. “Especially something illegal, there’s not going to be any issues, just bring it in,” Manhart says. “I’d rather have the stuff get off the streets are realize nobody’s going to get hurt by those items.”

These amnesty days are held in the metro area at least once a year and organizers say, they work.  “We average 800 to 900 pounds of fireworks, anywhere from 500 to probably 700 or 800 pounds of ammunition is brought in every single time,” Manhart says. “They’ve always been very successful.”

The amnesty runs from 9 A-M to 3 P-M. The drop-offs involve all local law enforcement agencies in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area, the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/9/2016

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Villisca man arrested Friday evening

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Montgomery County arrested a man for driving while revoked, late Friday evening. 53-year old Clint Curtis Johnson, of Villisca, was arrested in the 100 block of E. 6th Street, in Villisca, just before 10-p.m.  Johnson was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.

1 winning ticket in Mega Millions drawing

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, a lottery official said. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told The Associated Press the winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The consortium of lottery organizations that runs Mega Millions said a ticket matching all five white balls and the yellow ball would win a an estimated $540 million. The winning Mega Millions numbers are white balls 8-19-20-55-73 and yellow ball 5.

An estimated $1 billion in tickets have been sold since the last jackpot-winning ticket was drawn in early March. This is the longest Mega Millions run without a winner. Tickets are sold in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Clarinda/Villisca priest arrested in prostitution investigation Saturday morning

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into the solicitation of prostitution in Hamburg, resulted in the arrest early this (Saturday) morning, of a man from Page County. Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports deputies arrested 40-year old Reverend Dominic Yamoah, of Clarinda, after he allegedly tried to get an undercover source to perform sexual acts for cash.

Rev. Dominic Yamoah

Rev. Dominic Yamoah

Yamoah, who serves as a priest at the Saint Clare Parish, in Clarinda, and St. Joseph Parish in Villisca, was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and charged with solicitation. His bond was set at $2,000. The Iowa State Patrol assisted in conducting the investigation.

(Update) TN truck driver dies from injuries in June 24th crash

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July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story late last month, the Iowa State Patrol said today (Saturday) a truck driver from Tennessee died from injuries he suffered during a crash June 24th on Interstate 80, in Adair County. 61-year old Charles Delk, of Pulaski, TN, who was not wearing a seat belt, died two-days later at Mercy Hospital, in Des Moines, where he was transported to by Stuart Rescue.

Delk was traveling west on I-80 at around 10:25-a.m. on June 24th near Stuart, when he lost control of the 2008 Freightliner semi he was driving. When the semi went into the north ditch, the trailer became separated from the tractor, and came to rest on its left side. The tractor/cab came to rest on its top.

High-speed pursuit in Adair County ends a crash Friday morning

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July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater issued a statement Friday evening with regard to a high-speed pursuit that occurred earlier in the day, Friday. In a social media post, Vandewater thanked all the law-enforcement agencies who assisted the Iowa State Patrol in their pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen out of South Dakota. Vandewater said a Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding on Interstate 80 in Adair County, but the driver of the vehicle refused to yield.

Photo's from the Adair County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

Photo’s from the Adair County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

Hwy 92-2The suspect left the interstate and drove south from Stuart on the Stuart Road, at a high rate of speed. The stolen vehicle was traveling at around 100-miles per hour when the driver failed to negotiate a tight curve near the intersection with Highway 92, east of Greenfield. The vehicle went into and out of a ditch, vaulted over Highway 92 and rolled over. Vandewater said amazingly, none of the vehicles’ occupants were seriously injured. No names have been released at this time.

Among the agencies assisting in the pursuit and its aftermath, was: An officer from the Iowa Department of Transportation-MVE; the Stuart Police Chief; Special Agents from State Fire Marshal Division; deputies from the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office; EMS personnel from the Adair County Ambulance, and likely close to a dozen additional State Troopers.