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S.W. IA woman convicted on assault & weapon charges

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Attorney’s Office reports 51-year old Jeana Marie Walker, of rural Clarinda, has been found guilty in connection with a shooting incident that took place in mid-February.

Jeana Marie Walker

Jeana Marie Walker

A jury found Walker guilty of Assault causing bodily injury (a serious misdemeanor), and on a felony charge of Going Armed with Intent, in connection with the Feb. 19th shooting of 48-year-old Michael James Brown, of Burlington Junction.Walker is scheduled to be sentenced July 6th.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Page County Sheriff’s Office and Clarinda Police investigated the case.

Pork tenderloin contest kicks off Friday

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Entries for Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin will be accepted starting this Friday. Kelsey Sutter, spokeswoman for the Iowa Pork Producers Association, says it’s a hotly-contested title for a much-loved sandwich in the nation’s number-one pork producing state. “Really, breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are just a staple, a Midwest favorite, and we’re simply on the search for the best one in the state,” Sutter says. “If you have one in your community that you think is fantastic and goes above and beyond, we’d love to know about it.”

Last year, a record 98 sandwiches were judged in the contest with nearly two-thousand nominations received. Last year’s winning tenderloin was from The Lucky Pig Pub and Grill in Ogden. Sutter says there will be a change in this year’s judging process so it’s assured the finalists come from all over the state. “We’re going to take the top five that are nominated in each of our eight districts,” she says. “Iowa Pork Producers has eight districts across the state, so we’re going to judge 40 sandwiches this year, the top five from each district.”

This is the 13th year for the contest. It’s open to any cafe, restaurant or tavern that serves hand-breaded or battered pork tenderloins on its core menu. The deadline for nominations is June 8th. The winner will be announced in October. For more details, visit: www.iowapork.org.

(Radio Iowa)

(Update) Hy-Vee pasta salad recall does NOT affect Atlantic store

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

On April 27th, 2015, Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a recall for Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad that is sold in its stores’ kitchen department cold cases and salad bars. The pasta was recalled after Hy-Vee was notified the frozen vegetables used to make the ready-to-eat pasta were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen vegetables were produced by Inventure Foods, Jefferson, Georgia.

The company listed stores on its website indicating where the affected product was sold. The only stores included on the list in the KJAN listening area, were those located in Carroll, Harlan, and two stores in Council Bluffs (at 2323 W. Broadway, and 1745 Madison Avenue).

The Summer Fresh Pasta Salad is packaged upon customer request from the kitchen cold case and would have been packaged in 16oz. (1 lb.) or 32oz. (2 lb.) clear plastic containers. A light tan scale-produced label with the product name, weight and price would have been affixed to the container. The recalled product would have been available in a limited number of stores between April 9th, 2015 and April 27th, 2015.

Hy-Vee has since pulled the ready-to-eat Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from its distribution channels and the stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota to which it was distributed. All stores that received the product have been instructed to dispose of the product.

To date, Hy-Vee has not received any complaints associated with the Summer Fresh Pasta Salad. Customers who purchased Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from the Hy-Vee kitchen department cold case or salad bar between April 9, 2015 and April 27, 2015, should dispose of the product or return it to the store for a refund.

For questions, please call Hy-Vee Customer Care at 1-800-772-4098.

(Updated 4/29) – Red Oak fertilizer spill contained & is being cleaner-up

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday afternoon, that the spill at Nachurs Alpine Nutrition plant has been contained, and was in the process of being cleaned up. Crews worked throughout the night pumping out the waterway between Nachurs and the east side of the levy.

Crews were expected to begin work on the area between the Nishnabotna River and the west side of levy this (Wednesday) afternoon, to remove any standing water. Over the next several days and possibly the next couple of weeks, crews will be in the area along the creek to remove any contaminated soil.

The DNR is continuing to investigate, but at this time officials say it appears that the water was pumped out of a containment pool into the waterway before it was realized that the water color had changed. There was no tank or line rupture, and there is no immediate harm or life safety risk to the public nor has there been.

As far as the environmental hazard to any fish, it appears to be minimal as the majority of the substance stayed within the creek however that will continue to be monitored by the Iowa DNR. The Montgomery County EMA says while work is being completed, residents of Red Oak will see a presence of heavy equipment in the area. You’re asked to avoid the area while those crews are operating.

As previously mentioned, there is no life safety risk to the public nor has there been. The DNR does urge that small children or pets stay out of the creek between the Nishnabotna River and Nachurs.

2 arrests in Atlantic, Tuesday

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested on separate charges Tuesday, in Atlantic. According to the police dept., 28-year old Joshua Batenhorst, of Atlantic, was arrested for Public Intoxication. And, 19-year old Amanda Cooper, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Appear in court on a Trespassing charge.

Both subjects were booked into the Cass County Jail.

Audubon woman faces drug & child endangerment charges

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports 29-year old Sarah Marie Horn, of Audubon, turned herself-in to the Police Dept. on April 13th. Horn was wanted on warrants charging her with Possession of Marijuana and two counts of child endangerment. The charges stem from an incident that took place on April 6th. Horn was held in the Audubon County Jail and was later released on promise to appear by the magistrate.
And, last Saturday (April 25th), a 15-year old male was arrested and referred to the juvenile court system on the charge of Criminal Mischief – 5th degree. The report did not include the teens’ name.

Adams County man arrested twice in less than 1 week

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Adams County man who was arrested last week on an OWI charge, was arrested today (Wednesday), on a warrant for Violation of Probation. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Ronald C. Kingery, Jr., of Corning, was located at a residence in Villisca and taken into custody without incident.

The man was transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on a $5,000 cash bond. Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in conducting the arrest.

Stanton woman uninjured in Cass County accident

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following a single-vehicle rollover accident this (Wednesday) morning, about five-miles south of Atlantic. According to authorities, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix owned and driven by 34-year old Melinda Brooke Reynolds, of Stanton, was traveling north on 620th Street just before 8-a.m., when the car went out of control, and rolled into the east ditch. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $6,000.

Living with sex offender costs Iowa mom 2 years in prison

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa woman has been given two years in prison for living with a registered sex offender and leaving her 6-year-old sons with him. The Sioux City Journal reports 36-year-old Jill Black, of Pierson, had pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment. A charge of child endangerment filed in a separate case was dismissed in exchange for Black’s plea. Black was charged in that case with smoking methamphetamine in the presence of her infant daughter in their Pierson home last fall.

Court documents say Black left her twin sons on Jan. 2nd with a man she knew was a registered sex offender and had done so before. Officers say Black and her children had lived with the man at a Sioux City home for about two months.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 4/29/2015

News, Podcasts

April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More local news, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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