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Rollover accident Thursday morning, in Union County

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says a rollover accident early this (Thursday) morning, resulted in possible/unknown injuries to the only occupant of the vehicle, but that person was not transported to the hospital. Officials say 28-year old Lyndsey Marie Cottrell, of Creston, was driving a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo LS east on Highway 34 north of Kent at around 4:05-a.m., when the car went out of control and drifted onto the shoulder. Cottrell over-corrected, sending the car into the south ditch, where it hit a fence and rolled over before landing on its wheels. Damage from the crash amounted to $3,750.

And, a man from Afton and teenager from Osceola reported minor/Possible injuries following an accident that took place Wednesday afternoon, on Highway 34. 18-year old Zachary Carlo was traveling west on Highway 34 at around 4:50-p.m., when a trailer being pulled by Carlo’s 1993 Chevy pickup, began to fishtail. The action caused Carlo to lose control of the pickup, which entered the north ditch and rolled over, causing the trailer, which was loaded with an unregistered pickup truck, to separate from its tow vehicle.

The unregistered pickup then became separated from the trailer, and came to rest in the ditch. The Sheriff’s report says Zachary Carlo, who was wearing his seat belt, was ejected through a side window of the pickup. His passenger,17-year old Carly Kistler, of Osceola, was also wearing a seat belt, but suffered unknown/possible injuries. Neither was transported to the hospital.

Damage from the accident amounted to $5,000.

4 arrests reported in Mills County

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office today (Thursday), issued a report on recent arrests. Officials say at around 1:20-a.m. Thursday (Today), 22-year old Miguel Magana, of Schuyler, NE, was arrested on Bunge Road, for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree. His bond was set at $2,000.

Last Sunday (Sept. 13th), 35-year old Aprile Marie Waston (no city given), was arrested in Mills County on a warrant for Theft in the 5th Degree. Her bond was set at $300. On Saturday, 55-year old Lloyd Dean Black, of Omaha, was arrested on an OWI/1st Offense, charge. Bond was set at $1,000.

And last Friday (Sept. 11th), 30-year old Keith James Charlier, of Blanchard, was arrested in Mills County on a warrant for Probation Violation. The man was being held without bond, in the Mills County Jail.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/17/2015

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Bluffs man faces several charges, including attempting to disarm a police officer

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs Police Officer investigating a reported Burglary in Progress Wednesday night, was slightly injured when the suspect attempted to disarm the officer. Authorities say the incident happened at around 9-p.m. at 2924 Avenue D. When officers arrived and attempted to arrest 51-year old Mike Snyder, of Council Bluffs, Snyder, who was allegedly intoxicated and irate, attempted to disarm one of the officers on the scene. The officer suffered a cut to his hand in the scuffle, but did not require medical treatment.

Snyder was taken into custody after a brief struggle and transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail, where he was booked-in on charges that include Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer, Serious Assault on a Police Officer, and Interference with Official Acts.

Teen assaulted w/a knife Wednesday in Council Bluffs

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man in his 30’s is being sought in connection with an incident of assault involving a cutting tool, in Council Bluffs. According to Bluffs Police Sgt. Chad Geer, at around 3:50-p.m., Wednesday, officers spoke with a 15-year old male who had been assaulted with a knife. The unidentified victim said he was in the area of 25th Street and Avenue D, when he was approached by a white male subject who struck the teen with a sharp object, thought to be a box cutter.

The assailant, who was described as wearing a dark-colored stocking cap and coat, left the scene following the incident, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-STOP (7867).

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 9/17/2015

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:07-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Essex man arrested Thu. morning

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest at around 2:10-a.m. today (Thursday), of 30-year old Montana Wayne Kroupa. The Essex man was taken into custody on a Montgomery County warrant for Probation Violation. Kroupa was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond. Deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Office assisted in conducting the arrest.

Not long out of prison, Pott. Co. man arrested on sexual assault charge

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Nebraska say a western Iowa man was arrested on additional sexual assault charges less than three weeks after he was released from prison. According to The Daily NonPareil, 48-year old Brian L. Marshall, of Council Bluffs, turned himself in Wednesday to the Sarpy County Jail, this as the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office prepares to charge him with first-degree sexual assault of a girl under the age of 12. Marshall will also be charged with two counts of manufacturing child pornography. Police in Bellevue, Nebraska, said the pornography included illicit pictures of the girl.

Marshall was taken into custody Wednesday morning and will remain in Sarpy County Jail until his bail hearing, which Sarpy County Jail officials said should take place on Friday. He was convicted on third-degree sexual assault on March 2nd and sentenced to a year in prison. Marshall served roughly five months at the Omaha Correctional Center before being released on Aug. 28th. He then moved to the 2400 block of Seventh Avenue in Council Bluffs.

While Marshall served time in Omaha, the Bellevue Police Department continued to investigate. Authorities found the child pornography allegedly owned by Marshall and also found evidence that he allegedly did more than just inappropriately touch the minor, which constitutes third-degree sexual assault in Nebraska. Once investigators determined that he allegedly had sex with the girl, Marshall was notified he would face a charge of first-degree sexual assault – a Class 1B felony. He should be officially charged by the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office today (Thursday), or Friday.

If convicted, Marshall could face up to 25 years in prison, due to his previous conviction for sexual assault.

Senator Ernst wants more info on women in combat

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A recently released study by the Marine Corps found all-male squads were safer, more efficient and more lethal that squads the included women. Iowan Joni Ernst is the only female combat veteran in the U-S Senate, and says she is aware of the study, but hasn’t read the full report. “It is very interesting — I do think we have a number of challenges as we move into integrated combat roles for men and women. It is fascinating as we go through this,” Ernst says.

Kosovo-2-300x225The Republican from Red Oak says she wants more information on the performance of women in the military. “I would like to see more than just a Marine Corps study,” Ernst says. “I would like to see across the board how we are integrating females into those combat roles in all branches, whether it is through the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, etcetera.”

Ernst says the role of women in the military has been changing rapidly. “Going back to several weeks ago, we did have two females who graduated from the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, they completed Ranger school,” according to Ernst. “They are showing that women can compete and complete these types of courses. We need more information as actually move into integrating within the combat role, on the ground in combat.” She is anxious to see how the role of women in the military develops.

“I think many of us agree that certainly there are roles for women in combat. We want to make sure that no standards are lowered to enable women to participate. Certainly we have women who can meet those standards,” Ernst says. She says we need to do “what is right and best for all of our troops.” Ernst is lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard and did a tour of duty in Iraq.

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Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Sept. 17th 2015

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September 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods is adding 60 jobs at ones of its Council Bluffs plants a month after closing a beef plant in Denison. Company officials say the Council Bluffs plant would add jobs to help produce pork chops and roasts. Plant manager Doug Griffin says he’s excited to be creating more jobs in Council Bluffs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two more University of Iowa presidential search committee members met eventual pick Bruce Harreld during his campus visit several weeks before his name was released as a candidate. Business school dean Sarah Gardial and Faculty Senate President Christina Bohannan confirmed Wednesday they attended a speech Harreld gave in July and had lunch with him. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Harreld also met Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter and search committee chair Jean Robillard.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man has waived his right to a speedy trial on a murder charge in Black Hawk County. Thirty-seven-year-old Steve Fordyce Jr. is accused of shooting 43-year-old Donald Harrington in Waterloo last month. Fordyce had been scheduled to stand trial in November, but waived his right to the speedy trial at an arraignment hearing Tuesday.

RAYMOND, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist and a car driver have died in a head-on collision in Black Hawk County. The accident occurred Wednesday morning on a road between Jesup and Raymond. Names of the victims have not been released.