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Serious assault reported in Lenox

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November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in the Taylor County community of Lenox reported Saturday, a disturbance at around 11:30-a.m. Friday resulted in the arrest of 30-year old Lucas Briggs, of Lenox. Briggs was charged with Domestic Abuse/Serious Assault, following an incident which allegedly occurred in the 500-block of West Ohio Street. He was brought to the Taylor County Jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Theft arrest reported in Red Oak

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November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest this (Sunday) morning of Eric Vannausdle. The man was taken into custody in the 400 block of North 3rd Street in Red Oak, on a warrant out of Montgomery County, for Theft in the 2nd degree. Vannausdle was being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

Trespassing & Public Intox arrest in Red Oak

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November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was arrested early this (Sunday) morning in Red Oak, on Trespass and Public Intoxication charges. 46-year old Steven James Shearer, of Elliott, was taken into custody at around 2:30-a.m., following an incident in the 100 block of Corning Street, in Red Oak. Shearer was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Rosenblatt’s Outfield Bleachers Go to Iowa School

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The outfield bleachers at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium have been taken down and are on their way to a new home in Iowa. The Omaha World-Herald reports  150 volunteers helped dismantle the bleachers Saturday. The bleachers will be installed at Al Leber Field at St. Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The College World Series was played at Rosenblatt from 1950 to 2010. The games then moved to a new stadium in downtown Omaha. The Omaha Zoo Foundation bought the Rosenblatt property and plans to demolish the stadium to make way for zoo expansion. Parts of the stadium are slowly being dismantled. Last month, about 90 stadium seats were taken down and moved to Wahoo’s Sam Crawford Field.

Possible injuries reported following Page Co. accident

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a Missouri woman suffered possible, unknown injuries during an accident Thursday morning, east of Coin. Officials say a 1996 Ford van driven by 38-year old Rebecca Willis, of Maryville, MO., was travelin west on 270th Street at around 11-a.m., when a vehicle pulling a construction trailer backed out of a farm driveway just west of the intersection with I Avenue.

57-year old Robert Michael, of College Springs, failed to see the approaching van, which hit the construction trailer in the right rear fender, causing $3,000 damage to the trailer and $4,600 damage to the van. Following the collision, the van ran off the road. Willis suffered undetermined injuries in the crash, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Clarinda.

Robert Michael was cited following the accident investigation, for Unsafe Backing onto a highway, and Failure to Provide Security Against Liability (no insurance).

Western IA man hit by car during altercation outside of a bar

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An incident during an altercation early this (Saturday) morning in western Iowa’s Monona County resulted in one person being sent to the hospital. The Iowa State Patrol reports 25-year old Manuel Anton, of Blencoe was hit by an SUV during a verbal altercation behind a bar  in Onawa. Officials say the incident took place in an alley behind the “Sudds and Juggs” bar.

According to the report, while a verbal altercation was underway just after 2-a.m., a passenger in an SUV, 44-year old Kimberly Heberer, of Sgt. Bluff, moved into the driver’s seat, and backed the 2004 Chevy Tahoe over Anton, who was standing behind the vehicle.

Anton was transported to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City by Burgess Ambulance. The report did not indicate what, if any, charges were filed.

7-a.m. Local/State News (podcast), 11-26-11

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

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Western Iowa cities make the Blue Zone cut

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Eight KJAN listening area communities have cleared a hurdle in their quests to become one of eight-to 10 “Blue Zone” Project communities in Iowa. Blue Zones sponsor Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Thursday, released the list of 58 communities that were invited to submit a full application to become a Blue Zones demonstration site. The 58…which included Atlantic, Audubon, Carroll, Denison, Glenwood, Harlan, Manning and Red Oak…were selected from among 84 towns that had completed the first step in the process, by submitting a statement of interest.

A final list of 10 communities will be selected to host site visits from February 27th 2012 through March 16th. The selection process will culminate with the selection of the 1st round of demonstration sites in May 2012. The winning community will gain the opportunity for better health, greater longevity, and receive $1-million to improve its recreational infrastructure and promote wellness.

The next step in the process though, is for cities which made the November 23rd cut, to submit the full application, by no later than January 4th. For more information on the Blue Zone Project, surf to http://www.bluezonesproject.com/

1 injured, dog dies in Sioux City house fire

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — One person was injured in a house fire in Sioux City. Firefighters were called to the home Friday morning. Officials say three people were home. One resident suffered smoke inhalation but didn’t go to the hospital. The homeowner’s dog died. Heat and smoke damage were reported throughout the home.

Missouri pheasant hunter injured in Iowa

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November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri man has been injured while pheasant hunting in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Steve Nelson, of Independence, Mo., was shot in the upper thigh, hand and arm by a 12-gauge shotgun being carried by a juvenile walking behind him Friday morning near Spencer in northwest Iowa. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins says the shotgun accidentally discharged as it was being carried.