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SW IA woman arrested on drug charges

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says a Sidney woman was arrested Saturday on drug charges. 21-year old Hope Marie Kalkas was officially charged on Monday, with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Pills, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and for being a passenger in possession of an open container.

The Sheriff’s Office said also, 37-year old Amy Pearl Hunter, of Glenwood, was arrested Saturday on a charge of Theft in the 5th degree, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The offenses allegedly occurred on September 26th.

Also on Saturday, 62-year old Danny Richard Miller, of Sidney, was arrested for OWI/1st offense, open container, and driving on the wrong side of a highway, and, 38-year old Kevin Dewitte Booher, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for a violation of his probation.

Cass Supervisors to receive funding request from Library Assoc.

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday, will receive the County Library Association’s Annual report and annual funding request. Last December, the association requested that the current county funding ($60,600) be maintained for FY2013. The Board approved the request during their meeting in March. No action is expected on the request at this time.

The Board will also hear a report from the County Veterans Affairs Commission, and, may possibly act on appointing a member to the Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment for a 5-year term. Their meeting begins in the Supervisors Board Room at the Courthouse in Atlantic, beginning at 9-a.m.

8AM Newscast 10-23-2012

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October 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

7AM Newscast 10-23-2012

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October 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Atlantic CPC to discuss dogs, cats, speed limit & truck parking this evening

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Community Protection Commision (CPC) is set to meet this (Tuesday) evening, in the Council’s Chambers, at City Hall. During their 5-p.m. session, the Commission will discuss: The Speed Limit on a portion of 22nd Street and a Vicious Dog permit. The issue of a speed limit on 22nd Street evolved after a group of Atlantic residents living along West 22nd  petitioned the Atlantic City Council to lower the speed limit from 45-miles per hour to 35-miles per hour in the section from Chestnut Street to Palm Street. The Commission will forward their recommendation on to the City Council.

The CPC will also hear updates on matters pertaining to truck parking, and the cat trap-and-release program.

Drought may have impact on Iowans’ electric bills

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Despite recent rains, reservoirs on the Missouri River are dropping as drought persists and low water levels will translate to higher electric rates for some Iowans. The Western Area Power Administration is responsible for selling power from hydroelectric dams on the river and WAPA spokesman Randy Wilkerson says they’re watching water levels carefully. “Right now, we know that water levels in the reservoirs are low and we’re anticipating less than normal generation over the winter and into the coming year,” Wilkerson says.

The agency delivers power to several rural electric co-ops and municipalities in Iowa and in 14 other states. Wilkerson says WAPA easily met its power projections during last year’s historic flooding on the Missouri. “Everybody had more than enough water and we had excess generation that we could actually sell on the open market,” he says. “This year, if we have less than normal generation, we’ll have to be out on the open market purchasing some power in order to make up our contracts.”

Wilkerson says while WAPA will meet its power contract obligations, they will likely come at an added cost. “It gets built into the rates somewhere along the line,” he says. “We do have a drought adder that periodically takes a look at the rates and identifies how much costs are due to drought or low water levels, so absolutely, yes, ultimately, it gets built into the rates.”

Last year, WAPA delivered more than 42-billion kilowatt hours of electricity to its service areas.

(Radio Iowa)

Red Oak man arrested in connection with an alleged violation of a protective order

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says a Red Oak man was arrested Monday, for allegedly violating a protective order. Sheriff’s officials say at around 6:40-p.m., they received word 27-year old Aaron Allen had violated the court order. Officers with the Red Oak P-D located Allen about two-hours later and brought him to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a warrant charging him with Harassment in the 1st degree.

Allen was being held in the jail on a total of $2,300 bond.

Red Oak man arrested Monday night on warrants

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a Red Oak man was arrested Monday night on two valid warrants.  21-year old James Leroy Christensen, Jr. was arrested just before 8-p.m., on a Sheriff’s Department warrant for Contempt of Court/Failure to Pay on a charge of Illegal Resistance to Order of Process, and, a Red Oak Police Department warrant for a Controlled Substance Violation. Christensen, Jr. was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Oct. 23rd 2012

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October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says no charges will be filed against a Van Buren County deputy who shot and killed a man last week. The DCI said yesterday that Deputy Jon Tharp’s actions were justified and no charges will be filed. Authorities say 59-year-old Robert Dooley of Brighton was shot on Iowa Highway 2 near Cantril on October 16th.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an inmate who failed to return to a work release center in Des Moines is back in custody after she voluntarily came back to the facility. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 24-year-old Tibise Joseph was placed on escape status when she didn’t return to the center as scheduled on Sunday. Authorities say she showed up later that day. She is now being held in the Polk County jail.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney plans to campaign Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, making it a busy day for presidential candidates in the state. The Republican nominee will speak at a rally that night at a Cedar Rapids airport hangar. President Barack Obama will speak at a rally that morning at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. Iowa is among nine battleground states expected to decide who wins the election.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer for a conservative is asking jurors to find that she was a victim of political discrimination at the University of Iowa. Steve Fieweger told jurors yesterday that Teresa Wagner was rejected for positions because of her opposition to abortion rights. Wagner is seeking more than $400,000 in damages.

Lightening suspected in Menlo area fire

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October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Lightening is thought to have been the cause of an early morning house fire near Menlo, Monday. According to WOI-TV in Ames, firefighters from Menlo, Guthrie Center, and Casey were on the scene for about three hours. When crews arrived on the scene,  flames were coming through the roof. One person was in the home at the time, but he was able to escape without injury.