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4 arrests in Mills County

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports four, recent arrests.On Sunday, 20-year old Chey Matthew Bullis, of Bellevue, NE, was arrested on a warrant for OWI/1st Offense. His bond was set at $1,000. Also arrested Sunday, was 29-year old Andrew John Horton, of Omaha, on a charge of Public Intoxication. Horton’s bond was set at $300.

There were two arrests in Mills County on Friday: 31-year old Scott Anthony McDonald, of Mondamin, was arrested on a warrant out of Sac County for Failure To Appear in court. His bond was set at $1,000. And, 26-year old Joshua David Hastie, of Pacific Junction, was arrested on a warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault, with bond set at $2,000.

Small fire reported at a Stuart motel

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A small fire damaged a single guestroom  at a motel in Stuart this (Monday) morning. According to reports, firefighters from Stuart and Menlo responded to the Economy Inn in Stuart at around 8:30-a.m.,where a blaze was found in one of the rooms. No injuries were reported, and damage to the building was still being assessed at last report.

Authorities say the cause of the fire was suspicious, but no charges have been filed, as the investigation continues. Stuart Police Department and Stuart Rescue assisted at the scene.

Absentee ballots available in Cass County for City Elections

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports that ballots for the Nov. 3rd, 2015 CITY ELECTIONS (in Anita, Atlantic, Cumberland, Griswold, Lewis, Marne, Massena and Wiota) are available at the Cass County Auditor’s Office. Absentee ballots may be requested by registered voters not going to the assigned voting site on election day, November 3, 2015.

Polls will be open from NOON to 8 p.m. for all cities in Cass County. Voters unable to go to a voting site on election day may vote prior to election day by paper ballot either (1) IN PERSON AT THE OFFICE OF THE CASS COUNTY AUDITOR during regular office hours at the Cass County Courthouse, Atlantic, Iowa or (2) BY MAIL.

The Cass County Auditor recommends that a person unable to go to a voting site on November 3 (election day), request by mail or visit the auditor’s office as soon as they know they are aware of that fact. For all voting centers that open at noon on election day, absentee ballots may be cast at the county auditor’s office on election day between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Friday, October 30th.

Adair County Sheriff’s report: 6 arrests

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports six people were arrested over the past week. On Saturday, 33-year old Ryan James Richter, of Casey, was arrested on a warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order. Bond was set at $1,000.

49-year old Michelle Renee Evans, of Bridgewater, was arrested Friday to serve a previous, court ordered sentence. She was released Sunday after putting in the required time. Also arrested Friday, was 25-year old Tyler Patrick Jacobsen, of Omaha. Jacobsen was charged with felony Theft in the 2nd Degree for allegedly taking an H&H trailer valued at $6,000 last August, from a business in Adair. He was taken into custody at the Casey’s General Store parking lot in Adair, while attempting to sell the trailer for $3,500. He was later released on bond.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports also, 31-year old Ashley Suzanne Boyd, of Greenfield, was arrested Sept. 24th for Driving Under Suspension. On Sept. 23rd, 41-year old Rebecca Lynn Hutton, of Des Moines, was arrested on a warrant for Harassment in the 1st Degree. She was later released on a Recognizance Bond.

And on Sept. 21st, 30-year old Gabriel John Simmerman, of Carroll, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear Pay a fine. He was later released on a Signature Bond set at $500.

Updated: Glenwood High School Principal & family involved in Sunday shooting

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 10:15-a.m. w/Mills Co. Atty. statement)

The Superintendent of the Glenwood Community School District has confirmed a shooting that left three people injured Sunday night involved Glenwood High School Principal Richard Hutchinson and his family. Superintendent Devin Embray said Hutchinson was still in the hospital this (Monday) morning, but it’s not clear if Hutchinson was the person shot.

The Mills County Attorney’s Office said the incident was reported at around 5:45-p.m., Sunday, with calls about a physical altercation and possible gunshot involving several individuals. Glenwood Police, the Iowa State Patrol and Mills County Sheriff’s deputies along with emergency medical personnel responded to the scene on Third Street, between Hazel and Myrtle Streets.

The Attorney’s Office said “Upon arrival, the scene was secured, along with one firearm, and medical personnel were able to render aid. Three individuals were transported by rescue to area hospitals for treatment. The matter remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations and Glenwood Police Department.”

In a statement, Superintendent Devin Embray said “This was a very sad and unfortunate event. We are in shock and disbelief and we are letting law enforcement handle the situation and guide us through this.”

Parking restrictions in Clarinda this Saturday for SW IA Band Jamboree

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 60th annual Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree takes place this weekend, in Clarinda. Area bands will be judged in both field and parade marching during the daylong competition. Among the activities scheduled during the day is a parade on Clarinda’s Downtown Square at 9-a.m., with Field Competition at the Clarinda High School Football Field, beginning at 1 p.m

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers says parking restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, October 3rd. No parking will be allowed on the following streets from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday:

The 100 through 800 block of W. Main Street
The 100 block of E. Main Street
The100 block of N. 15th St.
The 100 block of E. Washington Street
The 100 block through 300 block of W. Washington Street
24th Street (Cardinal Drive) from Garfield Street to State Street

The police department appreciates the cooperation of all citizens in removing their vehicles from the parade route. Vehicles that are not removed from the parade route by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 will be towed at the expense of the vehicle’s registered owner(s).

If a citizen has any questions, please contact the Clarinda Police Department at 712-542-2194.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/28/2015

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston Police report, 9/28/15

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report five recent arrests. On Sunday, 20-year old Mason Wagaman, of Creston, was arrested for Leaving the scene of an accident. He plead guilty and was released. 28-year old Logan Davis, of Creston, was arrested Sunday for OWI/2nd offense. He was later released on $2,000 bond. And, 34-year old Raymond Davis, of Creston, was arrested Sunday on an Adair County warrant for Harassment in the 3rd Degree. Davis was released to the custody of the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, Creston Police arrested 19-year old Keegan Williams, of Creston. Williams was taken into custody on a Polk County warrant for Failure to Appear in court on an original, Possession of a Controlled Substance, charge. He was released to Polk County authorities.

And on Friday, 33-year old Darren Wright, of Creston, was arrested for Interference with Official Acts. He was later released on $300 bond.

In other news, Creston Police say a resident in the 600 block of Birch Street reported Saturday, that sometime between 4:30-and 6:30-p.m. that day, someone took his bicycle that was in the front yard of the residence. The loss was estimated at $80.

Creston man charged w/leaving the scene of an accident, Sunday

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into a multi-vehicle hit-and-run accident Sunday morning in Creston, resulted in an arrest. Creston Police says 20-year old Mason Wagaman, of Creston, was arrested at his home for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was taken into custody about three-hours after his 2003 Dodge struck two vehicles. The crash happened at around 4-a.m., Sunday.

Officials says Wagaman was traveling north on Elm Street when his car hit the rear of a legally parked 1994 Chevy pickup. The impact caused airbags on the Wagaman vehicle to deploy. He kept driving though, with his vehicle throwing parts onto the street. His car also dented the side of a parked 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Following the first impact, the pickup slid and hit the rear of a parked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. Wagaman took off running after the crash, which caused a total of $7,800 damage. No injuries were reported. Wagaman plead guilty to the charge and was released from custody.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 9/28/2015

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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