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2 Nodaway residents arrested in Adams County on sex abuse charges

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested late this week on sexual abuse charges, in Adams County. At around 7:30-p.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office received a report from authorities in Missouri, with regard to the possible sexual abuse of a child. At around 8:15-a.m. today (Friday), Adams County deputies arrested 20-year old Brandon Pafford, of Nodaway, on felony charges of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree and Lascivious Acts with a Child. Pafford was transported to the Adams County Jail in Corning and held pending an appearance before a magistrate.

And at around 10:30-a.m. today (Friday), 38-year old Carolyn Green, of Nodaway, was arrested on a felony charge of Child Endangerment, based on an investigation of the possible sexual abuse of a child within her residence. Green was also be held in the jail pending an appearance before a magistrate.

(12-p.m. News)

Lawn mowers & trimmers missing from Glenwood

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood are investigating the theft of $20,000 worth of lawn mowers and trimmers. According to the Daily NonPareil, a worker with Jim Hughes Real Estate reported the theft Thursday in the 400 block of South Locust Street in Glenwood.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the theft to call the Glenwood Police Department at (712) 527-9920.

Authorities search for man who failed to return from Work Release Program

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Corrections, Thursday, placed 23-year old Colton Edward Benson-Blaine on escape status after he failed to return to the Council Bluffs Work Release Facility from employment, on Wednesday.

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Colton Benson-Blaine

Colton Benson-Blaine

Benson-Blaine was transferred to work release on August 6th. His sentence in Shelby County for Voluntary Manslaughter began on August 5th, 2011. Benson-Blaine is described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes, 6 feet one inch tall, weighs about 267 pounds and has a scar on his right wrist.

Information as to Benson-Blain’s whereabouts should be reported to the Council Bluffs Police Department or Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.

5 Candidates on Nov. 4 Ballot for Shelby County Extension Council

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Voters in Shelby County will have the opportunity to elect five members of the County Extension Council from a slate of five candidates at the Nov. 4th general election. Mary Taggs, Shelby County Extension Educator said “The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Shelby County for the next four years.”

Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates. Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Elaine Baughman, of Kirkman; Renee Hansen, of Harlan; Jo Kenkel, from Defiance; Lorie Knudsen, of Harlan; and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, of Harlan.

Council members whose terms expire this year are: Laura Freund, Earling; Kay Goshorn, Harlan; Jo Kenkel, Defiance; Travis Lane, Shelby; Jake Schechinger, Harlan. Carryover council members whose terms continue through the end of 2016 are: Scott Burchett, Harlan; Rowly Burton, Irwin; Julie Klein, Harlan, and Michele Monson, of Irwin.

Successful candidates will take office in January 2015. Extension council members make policy, programming and budget decisions for Shelby County Extension and Outreach. For more information, visit www.extension.iastate.edu or contact Shelby County Extension & Outreach (712) 755-3104.

 

Independent US Senate candidate showed up in Sioux City last night

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Rick Stewart, the independent candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat, did not meet the criteria for participation in Thursday’s night’s debate in Sioux City between Democratic candidate Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate. Stewart showed up anyway, with a mock-up of his living room in a cargo trailer parked outside of the auditorium at Morningside College where the debate was held. “Since a lot of Iowans didn’t have a chance to come visit me for waffles on Sunday morning, I’ve got a sofa and some chairs and some homemade cookies and I invite Iowans to come in and sit down and chat about politics in general,” Stewart said.

Stewart, who lives in Cedar Rapids, was disappointed he wasn’t allowed to participate in the debate. “I’m actually even more disappointed for the state of iowa. The voters didn’t get to see the candidates. They only got to see two of ’em,” Stewart says. “…I think most Iowans would have liked to see all of us, at least once.”

Six candidates are listed on Iowa’s 2014 General Election ballots in the race for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. In addition to Braley, Ernst and Stewart, there are two other independent candidates on the ballot.

One is Bob Quast of Blue Grass, representing “Bob Quast for Term Limits.” The other is Ruth Smith of Lamoni, who has run before as a Democratic candidate for seats in the Iowa House and Senate but is now running as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. The sixth candidate, Libertarian Doug Butzier, died this week in a plane crash in Dubuque. At the start of last night’s debate between Braley and Ernst, both major party candidates offered their condolences to the Butzier family.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) 8-a.m. News & funeral report, Fri. 10/17/2014

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston woman arrested for violating a court order

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Creston woman was arrested Thursday evening for violating a court order. Creston Police report 30-year old Alicia Lovell was arrested at her home for Violation of a No Contact/Protection Order. Lovell was being held in the Ringgold County Jail, while awaiting a bond hearing.

(Podcast) 7:07-a.m. Area/Local News, Fri., 10/17/2014

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Iowa student suspected of creating explosives

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ROLFE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have confiscated homemade, chemical-based explosives from the home of a student in the northern Iowa town of Rolfe. Ron Humphrey of the State Fire Marshal Division says about a quarter pound of the explosive was found Thursday and that the material could have seriously injured someone, had it exploded.

Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe says an adult and a juvenile have been detained and will be charged. Classes in the Pocahontas Area Community School District were dismissed early Thursday afternoon as a precaution. Superintendent Joseph Kramer says there were no direct threats against the school, its students or staff members.

Traffic stop late Thu. night results in arrest

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October 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop late Thursday night in Red Oak, resulted in the arrest of a woman on a warrant out of Page County. According to Red Oak Police, an SUV driven by 35-year old Malissa Ann Bissell, of Red Oak, was pulled over at around 9:50-p.m. , on the 2400 block of Highway 48.

After officers learned Bissell was wanted for Theft in the 5th degree, they placed her under arrest and transported her to the Page County line, where one of their deputies took her to the jail in Clarinda. Bissell was being held in the jail on $300 bond.