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Traffic stop in Crawford Co. nets drugs & 1 arrest

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop Thursday in Crawford County resulted in the arrest of one person on drug charges. The Sheriff’s Department said Friday 21-year old Dakota Boger, of Denison, was arrested on charges that include Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine, both of which are Serious Misdemeanors.

The traffic stop was conducted just south of T Avenue and Highway 59 in Crawford County. During the stop, the Sheriff’s Dept. K9 “Bayou” alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and marijuana were located and seized. 

The case remains under investigation.

Heavy rain, hail, damaging winds & tornadoes possible Sunday

News, Weather

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(click on image to enlarge) Area in yellow indicates a “Slight” risk of severe weather.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports thunderstorms are expected to develop during peak heating of the day Sunday along a cold front through the Missouri River Valley and then move into Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Some of the storms may be severe with heavy, potentially flooding rains. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are all possible.

Many people will likely have outdoor plans this Labor Day weekend. Keep a close eye on the weather, have your safety plan in place and be ready to seek shelter if threatening weather approaches.

Lenox man arrested on theft charge/stolen debit card

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report the arrest Friday evening of a man wanted on a warrant for 5th degree theft.

Austin Reed

Austin Reed

The warrant for 19-year old Austin Reed, of Lenox, was obtained by the Lenox police department following an investigation into a stolen debit card. Reed was released after posting bond.

Motorcyclist dies in Omaha after Iowa crash

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A motorcyclist has died in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after crashing on a Council Bluffs roadway. Omaha television station KETV says the crash happened Saturday afternoon on the 16th street ramp onto Interstate 29, near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in western Iowa. The biker was taken to an Omaha hospital, where he died.

A witness told investigators that the crash happened when the motorcyclist swerved to avoid another bike. Police have not yet released the name of the motorcyclist.

Morningside College reports record enrollment

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Morningside College has reported the largest enrollment in the school’s 120-year history. The Sioux City Journal reports the college has enrolled 2,824 full- and part-time students for the fall 2014 semester.

That total includes 1,280 full-time undergraduate students. The college enrolled 429 new full-time students for the fall 2014 semester. Officials say this fall’s total enrollment surpasses the previous record of 2,542 full- and part-time students last fall.

1 dead 2 injured in NW IA crash Fri. Night

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

One-person was killed, two other were injured during a crash late Friday night in northwest Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened about three-miles north of Inwood at the intersection of Highway 182 and Lyon County Road A-34, at around 11:30-p.m.

Authorities said a 2008 Dodge Charger collided with a 2004 Dodge Caravan. The names of the victims were not released, pending notification of family. The ISP was assisted at the scene by deputies with the Lyon and Sioux County Sheriff’s Offices, Inwood Fire and Rescue and other agencies.

(Update): 5 firefighters hurt in downtown Des Moines fire

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five firefighters have been treated for injuries they received fighting a fire in a downtown Des Moines building. Officials say the firefighters’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The fire was reported shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday in the 19-story Equitable Building. Fire Chief John TeKippe tells The Des Moines Register that two firefighters were hurt by falling debris, one fell off an 8-foot ladder and two others were treated for heat-related issues.

No other injuries have been reported. Officials say the fire was contained in a crawl space with electrical wiring and ductwork on the second floor, where most of the damage occurred. Some upper floors received smoke damage.

Firefighters remain at the scene.

Changes to Iowa Hunter Education website

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Shelby County Conservation Board want to make the public aware of a slight change to the Hunter Safety Education Online Field Day class. The website for students to sign-up is iowadnr.gov/huntered.

In order for persons 12 years of age and older to complete a hunter education course, you must register for the field day online (as the link above). You will also be required to COMPLETE the online class before coming to the Sept. 27th Field Day at the Nishna Bend Recreation Area (1.5-miles southeast of the Harlan Airport), and, bring your online completion voucher to the Field Day, in order to be admitted.

Anyone born after Jan. 1st, 1972 must complete a hunter education safety course in order to obtain an Iowa hunting license. For more information, call 712-744-3403.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. News & funeral report, Sat., 8/30/2014

News, Podcasts

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Firefighters injured in Equitable Bldg Fire

News

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A fire in downtown Des Moines early this (Saturday) morning has resulted in injuries to at least three firefighters. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The Des Moines Register, citing social media posts by The Des Moines Association of Professional Firefighters, said crews spent more than four hours dealing with the fire and widespread smoke, which appeared in be at the Equitable Building, at 604 Locust St.

At least five fire trucks were on the scene before 1 a.m., and additional units and firefighters worked in the area later. Just before 3:30 a.m., fire officials requested assistance from the West Des Moines Fire Department. Firefighters told supervisors and dispatchers they were having difficulty reaching and extinguishing a part of the blaze in a mechanical area between floors.

Dispatchers also noted reports of smoke at the Hub or the Hub Tower, which are connected to the Equitable Building by skywalk. Hub Tower is across the street from the former Younkers building, which was devastated by a massive fire in March.