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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 1/9/2016

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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A dozen people arrested on drug charges in Crawford County

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Friday, said a dozen people have been arrested as the result of an on-going investigation into drug-related activity in the County. Officials say since January 1st, 2016 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office has conducted four separate Search Warrants within the County, resulted in 12 arrests made for illegal drug crimes that include Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Prescription Drugs.

Authorities say 51 year old Raul Casillas-Martinez, of Denison, was arrested Jan. 2nd at t 1006 13th Ave South in Denison, and charged with Delivery of a controlled substance Methamphetamine less than 5 grams a (Class C Felony), Possession of a Controlled substance Methamphetamine a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

On January 7th, a traffic stop was conducted by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, resulted in the arrest of 22 year old Eduardo Daniel Murillo-Manriquez, of Storm Lake, who was charged with Driving While Bared, Open Container, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. That same day, a Search Warrant was executed at 516 East Fulton Street, in Dow City. As the result of the search warrant Methamphetamine, Packing Materials, Scales were seized and taken as evidence. Individuals arrested include: 51-year old Raul Casillas-Martinez, of Denison, who was charged with felony Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia; 22-year old Edgar Giovanny Espinoza, of Denison, was arrested on two felony charges of Possession with intent to deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; 19-year old Ricardo Rosales, of Denison, was charged with felony Gathering where Controlled Substances are used, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; 21-year old Jose Rivera Zaragoza, of Denison, was charged with felony Gathering where Controlled Substances are used and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Another search warrant was conducted Jan. 7th at 42 Ash Street, in Ricketts. As a result, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, prescription pills, scales, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia were seized. 51-year old John Willroth, of Ricketts ,was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a controlled substance Methamphetamine a (Class C Felony) Possession of Cocaine a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance Oxycodone a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance Tramadol a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). 25-year old David Farrow, of Charter Oak, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

And, on Friday (January 8th), a search warrant was conducted at 304 South School Street in Dow City. As a result of the search warrant, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, scales, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia were seized. 48-year old David Wingrove, of Dow City, was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a (Class B Felony) Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp a (Class D Felony), Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). 31-year old Amber Nelson, of Denison, was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). And, 28-year old Tahara Johnston, of Denison, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

Authorities say the investigation will continue, and it’s anticipated additional charges will be filed.

Red Oak man arrested for probation violation; Clarinda woman arrested for forgery

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest this (Saturday) morning on separate charges, of a man from Red Oak and a woman from Clarinda. 53-year old James Scott Malmquist, of Red Oak, was arrested on a Montgomery County warrant issued for Violation of Probation on original charges of two controlled substance violations. And, 36-year old Becky Jo Hegarty, of Clarinda, was arrested on a Red Oak P-D warrant for three counts of Forgery.

The pair were taken into custody by Red Oak Police with assistance from deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, at around 1:50-a.m. in the 400 block of E. Prospect Street, in Red Oak. Malmquist was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. Hegarty was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested on a drug charge Sat. morning

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Montgomery County was arrested early this (Saturday) morning on a drug charge. Police says 28-year old Benjamin William Hrabik, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 1:50-a.m., for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hrabik was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held on full bond.

2 injured in crash near Red Oak, Friday

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two people were hurt during a rollover accident Friday afternoon, near Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened about 4 miles west of Red Oak on Highway 34, a little after 2:45-p.m. Authorities say German Alvarado-Ramirez, and a passenger in a 2004 Chevy Malibu, Cynthia Wheeler, were transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak for treatment of  non-life-threatening injuries. Wheeler was identified as the owner of the vehicle.

Officials say the car was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 when it left the road onto the north shoulder, traveled back to the south shoulder and ended up in the north ditch backwards. The car rolled before it came to rest. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

Authorities cited Alvarado-Ramirez for not having driver’s license, and for no proof of insurance. Additional charges were pending completion of the accident investigation.

Branstad will NOT call on legislators to pass anti-bullying bill

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad is no longer asking state legislators to pass an anti-bullying law. “We have taken action through executive order last September. We’ve started the governor’s anti-bullying center at the University of Northern Iowa,” Branstad says. “We’re going to build on that.”

In each of the past three years, Branstad has forwarded a proposal to legislators that would have given school officials broader authority to crack down on bullying that happens off of school grounds and online. Branstad says he’d “love to have” legislators revive that proposal and pass the bill, but he’s not counting on it and that’s why he took executive action in September.

“We, through the two anti-bullying summits, and the involvement of more students in standing up to bullies,” Branstad says, “plus the better reporting and requiring every school to notify parents when bullying occurs I think is going to help reduce the amount of bullying that goes on in our state.”

The Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention at U-N-I has worked with the Iowa Department of Education to develop the procedures Iowa schools should follow when bullying occurs and it includes notifying parents. Last September, Branstad went to a Cedar Rapids school to say he was done waiting for the legislature to act and he issued an executive order that addressed most of the issues he had hoped legislators would tackle by passing a bill.

The 2016 legislative session begins Monday, January 11th and Branstad’s “Condition of the State” message is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

(Radio Iowa)

Ernst reacts to Obama’s rejection of ObamaCare repeal

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says “ObamaCare” is not working and President Obama made the wrong call by vetoing a Republican plan to repeal broad sections of the Affordable Care Act.  “The president had promised us that through ObamaCare we would see about $2500 savings per family,” Ernst says. “Unfortunately, the exact opposite has happened with rising health care and health insurance costs.”

Obama issued a statement, saying repealing the law would harm the 22 million Americans who are getting health insurance coverage through Affordable Care Act provisions.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Jan. 9th 2015

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

BREDA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the body of a person was found in the remains of a burned house in Sac County, north of Breda. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters from Auburn responded Friday morning to a rural home and found that it had burned to the ground.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is at risk of being excluded from the next Democratic presidential debate based on criteria released Friday by NBC News. In order to qualify for the January 17th debate in Charleston, South Carolina a candidate must reach an average of 5 percent either in recent national polls or in polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina, NBC said.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With Powerball sales breaking records, the odds are growing that someone will win the $800 million jackpot. But if no one matches all the numbers Saturday, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion. Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game expect about 65 percent of the possible number combinations to have been bought for Saturday night’s drawing.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Johnson, a two-time All-Star forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers who helped the Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA title, has died. He was 68. The former Iowa player’s godson said Friday that Johnson died Thursday at his San Jose home.

 

Human remains found in Sac County house fire

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BREDA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the body of a person was found in the remains of a burned house in Sac County, north of Breda. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters from Auburn responded Friday morning to a rural home and found that it had burned to the ground. Investigators later found that the resident of the house hadn’t shown up for work and that all the resident’s vehicles were at the home.

The State Fire Marshal was called, and about 1 p.m. authorities found human remains inside the house. The remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The name of the resident wasn’t released.

Cass County Primary election information released

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman has released information with regard to the June 7th Primary Election in Cass County. Sunderman says the first day for Democratic and Republican candidates for county offices to file nomination papers in the office of the county auditor is Monday, March 7th, 2016. Last day to file is Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Nomination papers may be circulated prior to first date for filing as well as during the filing period. Nomination papers and candidate information are available at the office of the county auditor and from the secretary of state: http://www.sos.iowa.gov.

The county positions to appear on the Cass County ballot for the 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION are: Auditor; Sheriff; District 1 Supervisor; District 4 Supervisor and District 5 Supervisor.  Currently, the following individuals hold the aforementioned positions: Auditor (incumbent: Dale Sunderman, Republican); Sheriff (incumbent: Darby McLaren, Republican); District 1 Supervisor (incumbent: Duane McFadden, Republican); District 4 Supervisor (incumbent: Charles Rieken, Republican); District 5 Supervisor (incumbent: Frank Waters, Republican)

For additional information, contact the Cass County Auditor by mail, or by calling 712-243-4570. Email: auditor@casscoia.us