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Drug and alcohol-related arrests in Montgomery County

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May 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report two arrests early this (Sunday) morning. Just before 3-a.m., Joshua Allen Mills, of Red Oak, was stopped in the 200 block of Nuckols Street in Red Oak. Mills was charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia, and then released.

And, at around 3:15-a.m., deputies called to investigate a report of a subject walking along Highway 48 south of Red Oak, arrested Keaton Athur Dyche, of Shenandoah. Dyche was taken into custody for Public Intoxication. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 cash bond.

Home Base Iowa bill meant to make Iowa competitive

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May 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At the urging of Gov. Terry Branstad, lawmakers approved a bill last session aimed at making Iowa more attractive to military veterans and help them find jobs. The bill, called Home Base Iowa, exempts federal retirement pay from state income taxes and makes it easier to obtain licenses for civilian jobs based on military training. Branstad says he hopes to sign the bill on Memorial Day at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

The Home Base Iowa bill is expected to exempt taxes for 7,765 current Iowans receiving military retirement income. The state is expected to lose about $9 million a year in revenue to the general fund. The National Conference of State Legislatures says Iowa is among dozens of states approving measures aimed at helping veterans.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., May 11th 2014

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May 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — A memorial service has been set for a Grimes man fatally shot on Thursday. A memorial service will be held Monday for Justin Clay Michael at Convenant Presbyterian Church in West Des Moines. The 30-year-old Michael was found mortally wounded in a Grimes home Thursday afternoon.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man charged with felony sexual assault has been found guilty of a reduced count of misdemeanor sexual assault. A jury on Thursday found 24-year-old Stefan Todorovich guilty of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Prosecutors say the 44-year-old victim reported the assault last June, saying Todorovich — her co-worker — had held her down at a friend’s house and sexually assaulted her.

SAGEVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Nearly three years after floodwaters swamped their homes, residents of Valley Hill Trailer Park have received federal flood aid, and demolition of homes is set to begin soon. Mobile home owners were reimbursed this spring for each trailer’s pre-flood value, which averaged $15,000 per trailer. That’s in addition to up to $22,500 in relocation assistance.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa police are investigating after finding a Herky statue vandalized Friday. The “Reflections of U” Herky had its fiberglass legs shattered below the knees, leaving only steel rebar attaching the statue to its one-ton concrete base on the north end of the school’s Pentacrest. Herky, the hawk, is the mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

(Update 5-a.m.) 2 adults & 1 child injured, baby dies in Bluffs house fire

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May 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Three people were critically injured and a five-month old girl died during a house fire Saturday night, in Council Bluffs. According to Council Bluffs Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Dave Dawson, firefighters and police were called to 747 Mill Street at around 7:55-p.m., for a working house fire. The fire had originally been called-in by two neighbors, who also attempted to get the victims out of the home, but were unsuccessful.

Firefighters entered the home and found four bodies inside. Six-month old Mayci J. Colburn-Lerette, was found dead in the living room. The remaining victims, identified as three-year old Gerad D. Lerette30-year old Jeremiah D. Lerette, and 70-year old Terese M. Lerette, all of Council Bluffs, were found in various rooms inside the home.

They two adults and child were initially transported to Creighton University Hospital for treatment. They were later transferred to St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, NE, where they were last listed in critical condition.

The Council Bluffs fire marshal and Council Bluffs Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.

Storm report (5/10/14) – will be updated as reports are available

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

4:21-p.m. 1-inch diameter hail (quarter-size) 3 miles north of Greenfield in Adair County. (Adair County Emergency Management report)

3:37-p.m. 1-inch diameter hail 1 mile northwest of Gravity, in Taylor County. (Trained spotter)

3:22-p.m. Marble-sized hail in Atlantic (.50″) on 17th Street and near Redwood Drive (southeast part of town). Report from Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees and KJAN GM Jim Field. Earlier report of pea-sized hail on the south side of town.   (Rainfall at KJAN .09″)

 

Supercell thunderstorms and long-track tornadoes possible Sunday

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Meteorologists are warning residents of the Midwest to stay pay close attention to the forecast for Mother’s Day. The Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, OK., says a severe weather outbreak with many tornadoes and very large hail is possible Sunday and Sunday night across parts of the central plains and mid-Missouri valley. Persons celebrating with loved ones and those attending graduations should be aware of a potentially explosive outbreak of severe weather. Much if Iowa, especially southwest and west central parts of the state, fall under the “Moderate” risk category.day-2_thumb

Officials with the Iowa Storm Chasing Network say “Of particular concern here in Iowa is the conditions which will favor the development of a few, independent supercells, rather than a more linear bowing structure of storms.  This setup gives us concern that not only are tornadoes possible, but strong, long-track tornadoes as well.”

www.weather.gov/desmoines

(Podcast) 7:06-a.m. Area/State News & funeral report, 5/10/2014

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Audubon City Council to hold hearing on meeting time & dates

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council will meet Monday evening to take care of some administrative matters. Among the items on their agenda, is a Public Hearing on an Ordinance amending the City’s Code of Ordinances, with regard to the date and time of future City Council meetings. The amendment proposes changing the time to 5:30-p.m. instead of 7-p.m., and from the second and fourth Mondays of each month to the third Wednesday of the month. The hearing will be followed by a roll call vote on the first reading of the amended Ordinance.

The Council will also discuss and vote on a Resolution ordering the acquisition or condemnation, if necessary, of 408 Market Street, which is an old gas station. The hope is that the City can negotiate a purchase price for property not to exceed $10,000, so that the site may be cleaned up using state assistance.

In other business, the Council will act on appointing Jan Roberts as Deputy City Clerk and the appointment of Shelly Burr to the Board of Adjustment. The meeting begins at 7-p.m. Monday, at the Audubon City Hall.

Iowa letter carriers ready to stamp out hunger

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Letter carriers across Iowa will be doing more than delivering the mail today (Saturday) — they’ll also be picking up donations for food pantries. Harley Tapper, the postmaster in Webster City, says the annual Stamp Out Hunger day was started 22 years ago. “It’s the largest (food drive) in the country…and millions of pounds of food get collected and distributed,” Tapper says. Nationwide, letter carriers collected 74.4 million pounds of food items during last year’s Stamp Out Hunger day. Iowans can help the effort by leaving canned food for their mail carrier to pick up.

“We ask for people to put non-perishable food items in a bag by their mailbox or mail receptacle,” Tapper says. Since the National Association of Letter Carrier’s food drive began in 1992, nearly 1.3 billion pounds of food has been collected.

(Radio Iowa)

Glenwood man arrested on kidnapping and other charges

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May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood said Friday a local man has been arrested on sexual abuse, kidnapping and indecent contact with a child, charges.

Daniel Logan Walden

Daniel Logan Walden

66-year-old Daniel Logan Walden, of Glenwood, was arrested on a charge of 1st degree kidnapping, two counts of 2nd degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child. Walden is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 after luring the child into his residence.
An investigation into the incident continues. Authorities are asking anyone who may additional information regarding Walden’s alleged activities to contact Glenwood Police Officer Rose Ives or Police Chief Eric Johansen at 712-527-9920.