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Panora man charged with displaying a gun during domestic incident

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports a Panora man was arrested last weekend, after he allegedly displayed a weapon during a domestic disturbance at Lake Panorama. 51-year old Peter Aldrich Kelloway, II, was charged with Domestic Assault with intent and/or display of a weapon, one-count of Child Endangerment without injury, and two-counts of Assault with the use or display of a weapon. Kelloway was released from custody Monday on a $500 bond, with orders to appear in court for his preliminary hearing on Feb. 23rd

Sheriff’s officials say they received a 9-1-1 call at around 1:30-a.m. Sunday, February 5th, regarding a domestic issue, from a residence at the lake. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he observed Kelloway allegedly displaying a shotgun, and called for back-up. Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol, along with officers from the Guthrie Center and Panora Police Departments responded, but Kelloway was taken into custody without incident.

LEARN HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER WILDLIFE MONITOR

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

What do bald eagles, great blue herons and bullfrogs have in common? They are three of many species which benefit every year from the efforts of Iowa’s volunteer wildlife monitors! These volunteers make a big impact by contributing a small amount of time to studying our native wildlife. Last year, our volunteers monitored bald eagle nests, waterbird rookeries, falcon eyries and amphibian habitats. We hope to expand this program with the addition of new volunteers in 2012.

 Interested in becoming a certified volunteer wildlife monitor? The DNR is looking for volunteers comfortable with technology, have good note-taking skills, enjoy observing wildlife and want to enjoy the outdoors. First-time volunteers must sign up for one of our educational workshops. A $10 registration fee pays for training materials, a meal, subscription to our newsletter, a frog and toad call CD or bird identification guide and certification costs. 

During each workshop participants will be oriented with the history and purpose of the program, trained in monitoring techniques, familiarized with the natural history of the animals to be monitored and provided the opportunity to practice newly acquired skills in a short field lab session. Registration forms are available on the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov/volunteerwildlifemonitoring.

Among the locations for the 2012 Volunteer Wildlife Monitoring Program Workshops is: 

Page County – March 11

2039 Highway 71 North, Clarinda, IA 51632

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Pickup hits and kills cow in Montgomery County

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a cow was killed, but no one was injured, when a pickup collided with the animal Thursday evening, in Stanton. Sheriff Joe Sampson says Jason Poston, of Villisca, was traveling south on Q Avenue just before 5-p.m., when he topped a hill south of 230th Street, and came upon cattle on the road.

Poston, who is the President of the Villisca School Board, was unable to avoid the animals, because there was a railroad overpass in the victinity. The 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup he was driving hit one of the cows, which rolled to the bottom of a bank next to the railroad tracks.

The owner of the cows, Kit Johnson, of Stanton, was contacted by the Montgomery County Communications Center and notified about the accident. Johnson told authorities he knew the cattle were out, and had been attempting to corral them. Officials with the Burlington Northern Railroad were also notified. Poston’s pickup sustained $9,000 damage. The black cow his pickup struck, was valued at $1,000.

8AM Newscast 02-10-2012

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February 10th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Feeling ill? You’re Not Alone: Flu Activity Increasing in Iowa

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

After weeks of low influenza levels in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports statewide surveillance indicates flu activity is increasing. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May.  IDPH Deputy Epidemiologist, Dr. Ann Garvey says “If you have flu symptoms, help out your family, friends and co-workers by staying home to avoid spreading the virus. It’s also important to remember to cover your coughs and sneezes and clean your hands frequently to help yourself and others stay healthy.” IDPH recommends all Iowans age 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated now will offer protection throughout the flu season, and will also help keep those traveling over Spring Break healthy as they visit areas where flu levels may be higher.

The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses and is among the top 10 causes of death in Iowa. It spreads easily from person to person and can cause mild to severe illness. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches. Illness typically lasts two to seven days. Influenza may cause severe illness or complications in people such as the very young or very old, or those who have underlying health conditions.

Contact your health care provider or local health department to find out where the vaccine is available in your community. More information about influenza can be found at www.idph.state.ia.us/Cade/Influenza.aspx.

7AM Newscast 02-10-2012

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February 10th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 92 in Cass County to be discussed Feb. 21

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

More details have been released concerning a bridge replacement project in Cass County KJAN reported on, last week. Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) say a public information meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21st, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 92, west of Massena. The bridge is located over a small stream one-mile west of Iowa Highway 148. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5- and 6:30-p.m., at the Massena City Hall, located at 100 Main Street. The meeting will be conducted in an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvement, but no formal presentation will be made.  

During construction, traffic on Iowa Highway 92 would be detoured, using Cass County roads N-28 and G-43, and Iowa 148. For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Don Stevens, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St., Atlantic, Iowa  50022, telephone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, e-mail donald.stevens@dot.iowa.gov. 

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.

$1-million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Omaha

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

While the prize for Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has risen to $310-million after none of the winning numbers were drawn Wednesday, someone in the Omaha area won’t have to spend an extra couple of dollars to vie for the prize…they’ve already won $1-million. Officials with the Nebraska Lottery say a lucky lottery player walked into an Omaha convenience store and purchased a Powerball ticket that matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number itself. The ticket was sold at the Kwik Shop at 7525 Cass St. The winning numbers were 17, 28, 38, 39, 51, and the Powerball was 33.

It’s the first automatic million-dollar winning ticket in Nebraska since Powerball was changed last month. The person holding the winning ticket has 180 days to claim their prize.

‘Buffalo Bill’ to visit Iowa railroad museum

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A Buffalo Bill re-enactor will be speaking at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as part of the museum’s second Saturday guided tours program.  Darrel Palser, of Council Bluffs, will be speaking at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Omaha railroad’s history museum.
 
“Buffalo Bill” Cody supplied bison meat to the Union Pacific eastern division track crew during the 19th century. Darrel has been sharing the history of Buffalo Bill with the Council Bluffs community for years. Guided tours of the museum are offered every second Saturday and cover a wide range of topics. Always free, the tour talks expand on topics and themes already presented in the Museum.

Drug and theft arrests reported in Harlan

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February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports an Omaha man was arrested Tuesday, on drug charges. 20-year old Brian Sheehan was taken into custody following a traffic stop, on charges that included: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession with the Intent to Deliver; and, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Sheehan made his initial appearance in court Wednesday, and was released on $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 23rd.

And, 31-year old Erica Lacey, of Harlan, was charged Monday with Theft in the 5th Degree, following an investigation by Harlan Police, into a complaint a clutch purse containing $60 cash and a gift card, were missing from a resident’s room at the Elm Crest Retirement Home. No other information on the charge was available through the Iowa Courts On-line system.

Authorities in Harlan report also, 25-year old Devin Stahl, of Harlan, was cited January 28th, for carrying concealed weapons. Officials say a Harlan Police Officer conducting a traffic stop found two double-edged knives allegedly concealed on Stahl’s ankle. The knives were seized, and a complaint filed with the clerk of court.