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Drug and assault arrests in Atlantic

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two men were arrested on assault charges, while another was arrested on drug charges. 28-year old Aaron Macias, of Atlantic, was arrested Saturday for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and on a Cass County warrant for Controlled Substance Violation. That same day, 37-year old Edward Sharp, II, of Atlantic, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault, and on a warrant out of Cerro Gordo County for Theft in the 3rd degree.

On Oct. 13th, 20-year old Bryce Baker, of Atlantic, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault. And, on Oct. 12th, Atlantic Police arrested 24-year old Scott Downer, of Atlantic, for Driving While Barred. 26-year old Mykel Thoren, of Atlantic, was arrested that same day, for Theft in the 4th degree, and Interference with official acts.

All subjects were booked into the Cass County Jail.

Audit shows $230,000 in financial irregularities in Neola

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The state auditor says improper management of city finances over a five-year period cost the city of Neola more than $230,000. City officials requested a special audit after a new city clerk discovered financial irregularities following the firing of previous clerk Deb Schierbrock in August 2013.

State auditors say in a report released today (Tuesday) they found more than $41,000 of improper spending and $122,000 of payments that couldn’t be confirmed as legitimate city expenses. Auditors also found Schierbrock didn’t bill late fees to herself and others failing to pay utility bills on time. The audit covers city finances from 2009 through 2013.

Schierbrock hasn’t been charged.

1 of 3 suspects in Council Bluffs slaying pleads not guilty

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – One of the three men suspected in the death of a Council Bluffs man has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 18-year-old Caine Petersen‘s attorney submitted a written plea on Friday.

Petersen and 23-year-old Christopher King, of Lincoln, Nebraska; and 22-year-old Sarael Duncan, of Omaha, Nebraska, are accused of robbing Jacob Combs of marijuana. Authorities say the 20-year-old Combs died in a hospital Aug. 15th, after being found in a Council Bluffs street.

Officers say Combs jumped onto Petersen’s vehicle as the three men fled the scene but then fell or was thrown, suffering head injuries when he was struck.

Essex woman arrested for Harassment

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports an Essex woman was arrested last Thursday on a warrant out of Pottawattamie County, for Harassment in the 2nd degree. 29-year old Colbie Jo Sue Fike was taken into custody at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.  Fike was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail where she was held without bond, pending an appearance in front of a magistrate.

Page County accident under investigation

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Page County are investigating a single-vehicle accident that happened Monday afternoon. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says deputies were notified at around 3:50-p.m., about a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Hersey Street and Highway 71, in Shambaugh.  When they arrived, the driver of the vehicle, Karen Gay Spicer, was being attended to by Clarinda Ambulance Service and being removed from the driver’s seat of the 2007 Ford Taurus that she had been operating.

An initial investigation showed that Spicer was driving north on Highway 71, and as she turned onto Hersey, took the turn too wide. Her car entered the ditch, where it became hung up due to the grade of the ditch. Spicer was transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Center by the Clarinda Ambulance Service for treatment of unknown injuries. No charges were filed pending completion of test results from the Iowa DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation) Laboratory.

Red Oak man arrested on a felony Child Endangerment charge

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a rural Red Oak man was arrested Monday afternoon on a felony charge of Child Endangerment causing injury. Matthew A. Davis was taken into custody at around 3:30-p.m. following an investigation into a reported case of child abuse that allegedly occurred Oct. 10th. Authorities say Davis was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond. An investigation into the incident, continues.

Cass County Supervisors to act on 28-E agreement w/Aud. County

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors are expected to pass a Resolution during their meeting Wednesday morning, in Atlantic, with regard to a 28-E agreement between Cass and Audubon Counties. The agreement pertains to shared responsibilities for a bridge replacement project on Akron Road (the county line road), on the North Line of section 2, in Grant Township. Similar agreements have taken place in the recent past, for other such projects, in Montgomery and Adams Counties.

In other business, the Supervisors will act on an appointment to fill a vacancy term on the Cass County Civil Service Commission. They’ll also receive a Collective Bargaining proposal from the Union (Public, Professional and Maintenance Employees) representing the Secondary Roads Department. And, the Board will receive a quarterly report from Cass County Conservation Director Micah Lee, along with other, regular reports from the County Engineer, Attorney and Mental Health/General Assistance Directors, as available.

The Cass County Supervisor’s meeting gets underway at 8:30-a.m., Wednesday.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/20/2015

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 10/20/2015

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Robbery at Council Bluffs truck stop

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October 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a robbery that occurred early this (Tuesday) morning. Authorities say at around 2:45-a.m., officers responded to an incident at Sapp Brothers Truck Stop (2608. S. 24th Street). Employees at the business reported a man was detained outside the truck stop after allegedly shoplifting items from inside the store. After being confronted about the theft, the suspect returned the items but refused to go back into the store. He then allegedly pulled a knife on the employee, before getting into a vehicle and leaving the scene.

No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.