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Casey woman arrested for DWS in Audubon County

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop late Monday night in Audubon County resulted in the arrest of a woman on a Driving While Suspended charge. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports 46-year old Connie Jae Emgarten, of Casey, was pulled over on Littlefield Drive near 350th Street at around 11:50-p.m., and subsequently taken into custody. She was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later posted a cash bond. Emgarten is set to appear before the magistrate on July 2nd.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 6/23/2015

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Creston woman arrested on two warrants

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Union County was arrested Monday evening on outstanding warrants issued out of Polk County, and from Missouri. 24-year old Shari Lavon Lowe, of Creston, was taken into custody just before 5-p.m., and was being held without bond in the Ringgold County Jail.

Suspected tornado rips into southern Iowa grocery store

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The National Weather Service is sending a survey team to check damage and confirm a suspected tornado that ripped into a grocery store and nearby homes in southern Iowa.

An estimated 40 to 50 Hy-Vee store employees and customers in Albia took shelter in the store cooler when the storm struck Monday evening, shattering store windows and sending glass flying into a nearby neighborhood. Homes in the area lost roofs and windows as well.

Trees and power lines were knocked down around the city, but no injuries have been reported. In northwest Iowa, straight-line winds approaching 100 mph destroyed a hangar at Sheldon Regional Airport and disabled five aircraft. Assistant Sheldon fire chief Randy Harms says firefighters and a hazmat unit were called out to contain airplane fuel that spilled.

Name released in Adams County death investigation

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(updated 11:10-a.m.)
Officials with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation say the death of a rural Adams County man over the weekend has been ruled a homicide. Authorities say the body of 44-year old Allen Pafford, was discovered outside his mother’s home at 703 4th Street in Nodaway, late Saturday morning.
An autopsy performed on Pafford Monday at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, indicated foul play as the cause of death. Officials say they believe this is an isolated incident, and the public does not appear to be in danger. Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 641-322-4444, or Iowa DCI at 712-322-1585.
Memorial services for Allen Pafford will be held at the Villisca Community Building beginning 2-p.m. Monday, June 29th.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, Tue., 6/23/2015

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:07-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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3 minors & 6 adults arrested at underage drinking party

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Nine people, including three minors and six adults, were arrested early this (Tuesday) morning, on charges associated with a party, in Red Oak. Police were called to 1210 E. Summit Street at around 12:30-a.m. to investigate a party where minors were reportedly consuming alcohol. Upon arrival and the administration of Preliminary Breath Tests, three minors were arrested and then cited into Juvenile Court before being released. They include 17-year old Levi Glines and 15-year old Bruce Stacey, both of Shenandoah, and 17-year old Kira LeMaster, of Sidney.

Among the adults arrested and later released on a citation, was: 18-year old Cody Powell, and 20-year old Jordan Tacker, both of Shenandoah; 18-year old Aidan Case and 20-year old Mary Rhea, both of Sidney, and 18-year old Cheyenne Gray, of Essex.

In addition, 19-year old Jared Comstock, of Shenandoah, was arrested for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Breach of Peace He was also cited for Smoking in a Prohibited Area. Comstock was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Red Oak Police were assisted at the scene by Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Mon. evening chase lands Red Oak man in the hospital

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A pursuit late Monday evening in Red Oak resulted in the suspect being transported to a hospital in Omaha, for treatment. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a Deputy began to pursue a vehicle in the 100 block of E. Oak Street in Red Oak, at around 8:35-p.m., after the driver failed to pull over for a traffic stop. The pursuit continued through the side streets of Red Oak, where the vehicle driven by 33-year old Jacob Allen Cochran, of Red Oak, hit the left front of a Montgomery County K-9 Patrol vehicle, causing minor damage.

The pursuit continued into the 200 block of 3rd Avenue, where Cochran abandoned the vehicle and was apprehended by the Montgomery County K-9. The man was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Omaha for further treatment.

Cochran faces charges of felony Assault on a Peace Officer, Interference with Official Acts, and numerous traffic citations.

Serious motorcycle accident in Council Bluffs Mon. night

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 22-year old man from Council Bluffs was seriously injured during a motorcycle accident late Monday night. According to Bluffs Police, Jacob Braunersrither was driving a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R600 southbound in the 1800 block of South 35th Street at around 10:45-p.m., and approaching Nebraska Avenue.  As the cycle left the roadway on the west side, Braunersrither was ejected from the bike. He suffered serious, life threatening injuries and was transported by the Council Bluffs Fire Department to Creighton Medical Center. The man was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.Officers from the Council Bluffs Police Traffic Unit are conducting an investigation into this crash. Speed and driver impairment are being investigated.

School Board nomination papers are now available

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June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reminds area residents School Board Elections will be held September 8th, and nomination forms are currently available, along with election information, online at the Iowa Secretary of State’s website, from your local school board secretary’s office, and at the Cass County Auditor’s Office. You should check with your local school board secretary for local school board director district boundaries.

Nomination papers for offices to be filled in 2015 can be filed with your school board secretary from July 6th through July 30th, 2015. All offices are for four-year terms. In Cass County, the following offices will appear on the ballots for the respective school districts, on Sept. 8th.:

Atlantic Community School District: Three At Large local directors (minimum 50 signatures for nomination). The incumbents include Dennis Davis, Rodney Hartwig and Phil Hascall, all from Atlantic.

CAM Community School District: One North District Local Director (Must live in the district; nominated and elected At Large; Minimum of 22 signatures for nomination needed). The incumbent in Julie Williamson, from Wiota.; One South District Local Director (again, you must live in the district; nominated and elected At Large; Minimum of 22 signatures for nomination needed). The incumbent is Todd McKee, of Massena.

Griswold Community School District: One District 1 Local Director (Must live in the district; nominated and elected At Large; Minimum of 10 signatures for nomination needed). The incumbent is Clarion Campbell, of Lewis.  One District 2 Local Director (same criteria as above). The incumbent is Scott Hansen, of Griswold. One At Large Local Director. (Same criteria as mentioned, except 25 signatures are needed for nomination). The incumbent is Doug Lemke, of Griswold.