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BOIL ADVISORY ISSUED IN SOLDIER (MONONA COUNTY)

News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SOLDIER – The city of Soldier in western Iowa’s Monona County issued a boil advisory Tuesday after a hole in a well pipe drained the city’s entire water tower. The hole in the pipe was repaired and the system was up and running by midnight. However, the loss of water pressure has the potential to allow bacteria to enter the water system. The boil advisory will remain in place until two sets of water samples are tested clean for bacteria.

Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, the city and DNR recommend boiling water for drinking and cooking, or using bottled water or another alternative source until the advisory is lifted. All residents of Soldier should bring water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms which could be in the water. The water may be used for bathing and similar purposes.

General guidelines on reducing the risk of infection are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

 

‘Field of Dreams’ town prepares for anniversary

News, Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Local officials are finishing preparations for this weekend’s party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Field of Dreams” movie. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says more than 11,000 people are expected the visit the field near Dyersville in northeast Iowa on Friday and Saturday. There will be several special events, including a cast reunion and question-and-answer session and a celebrity softball game.

Star Kevin Costner is expected to attend, as is Timothy Busfield, who played Costner’s brother-in-law in the film, Dwier Brown, who played Costner’s father, and Brian Frankish, the movie’s executive producer.

The movie was released in 1989, after several scenes were filmed at the rural site near Dyersville.

Iowa court: Glass pipes aren’t drug paraphernalia

News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(updated to Clarify that ruling deals with unused glass pipes.)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Court of Appeals is giving a legal victory to the owners of retail head shops. The court ruled Wednesday that unused glass pipes commonly sold in those stores are not drug paraphernalia under Iowa law and therefore cannot be subject to forfeiture by law enforcement. The court is ordering the return of glass pipes that were seized by agents during a warrant served at Day Dreams in Des Moines.

A three-judge panel says no drugs were found there, so there is no evidence suggesting the pipes “were used, or attempted to be used, in combination with a controlled substance” as required to be considered paraphernalia.

The court says adopting the state’s position would make selling glass pipes a federal felony and allow all such property to be forfeited.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. News & funeral report, 6/11/2014

News, Podcasts

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Phone Scam Alleging Association with USDA Farm Service Agency

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) say they have been made aware of a phone scam targeted toward FSA customers. The caller, who identifies themselves as a Farm Loan Services representative out of Washington, D.C. states that FSA “owes” you disaster assistance funds and proceeds to request your checking account information or requests a credit card number alleging that funds will be credited to these accounts.

The USDA says if you receive a similar call, DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide the caller with your personal or financial information.

(Podcast) 7:07-a.m. News & funeral report, 6/11/2014

News, Podcasts

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Iowa candidate Ernst rips husband’s Facebook posts

News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst has condemned Facebook posts her husband made that included calling Hillary Clinton a “hag.”  The Des Moines Register reports that the Republican state senator from Red Oak says she was appalled by her husband’s remarks and says she’s talked to him about them. Her husband, Gail Ernst, said Tuesday that he wanted to “apologize for the inappropriate comments I have made on Facebook, which I deeply regret.”

In April last year he posted a photo of Janet Napolitano, then the U.S. homeland security secretary, calling her a “traitorous skank.” Then in May last year Gail Ernst said on Facebook that Clinton was a “lying hag” after she commented about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya.

Iowa doctor accused of sex abuse gives up license

News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A Council Bluffs pediatrician accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl outside of his practice has surrendered his state medical license. The Des Moines Register says the Iowa Board of Medicine reported Tuesday that 69-year old Dennis Seaborn Jones had given up the license. Jones is charged in Pottawattamie County District Court with sexual abuse, accused of inappropriately touching the girl. He has pleaded not guilty.

Last month Jones pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Jones agreed to permanently surrender his medical license. Authorities say they found about 1.2 million images and 9,300 videos of child pornography during a search of Jones’ home.

Red Oak man arrested for going armed w/intent

News

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of Going Armed with Intent. Red Oak Police say 22-year old Dustin James Danick was taken into custody at around 9:20-p.m. at 1800 E. Summit St., Apt. 6, in Red Oak. Danick was brought to the Montgomerry County Law Enforcement Center and held on $5,000 bond.

Major snowmelt flows into Missouri River system

News, Weather

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – More water than normal flowed into the Missouri River system last month because of the amount of snow melting, but officials say the reservoirs can handle it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the increased runoff was expected. May’s runoff was about 130 percent of normal.

The corps is predicting the Missouri River system that stretches from Montana down through the Dakotas and into Missouri will see 31.1 million acre feet of water this year. That’s down slightly from last month’s prediction, but ahead of the average of 25.2 million acre feet.

Jody Farhat with the corps says the reservoirs along the river are in a good position to handle the increased runoff, and less than 25 percent of this year’s snowpack remains.