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Audubon man arrested on assault/weapon charges

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Audubon man was arrested Tuesday in Atlantic, on a charge of Domestic Assault while Displaying a Dangerous Weapon. The Atlantic Police Department reports 29-year old Joseph Zaiger was taken into custody and held in the Cass County Jail pending an appearance before the magistrate. 

The P-D also reports 28-year old Megan Rieck, of Atlantic, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of Simple Assault. Rieck was cited for the offense and released. And, 29-year old Bridget Barnholdt, of Atlantic, was arrested Tuesday as well, for Prescription Fraud or Deceit, and Prescription Fraud by Impersonation. Barnholdt was being held in the Cass County Jail pending a court appearance.

8AM Newscast 02-29-2012

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February 29th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 02-29-2012

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Guthrie County Fatal Crash Trial continued until May

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A former Perry man who was set to stand trial Tuesday in connection with a fatal 2009 crash in Guthrie County, will instead make his appearance in court in May. A judge has continued the trial for 30-year old Thomas Dugan until 9:30-a.m. May 15th in Guthrie County District Court. A Pre-trial conference in the case is set to take place April 30th.

Authorities allege Dugan was behind the wheel of a car that went out of control and crashed in rural Guthrie County on August 24th 2009. The crash killed a passenger in the car, 28-year old Adam Anderson, of Bagley, and resulted in Dugan suffering critical injuries. Both men were ejected from the vehicle, which rolled end-over-end multiple times before coming to rest in a soybean field.

Charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and drunken driving were filed against Dugan in February of 2011, after DNA tests indicated he was the driver of the car. Prior to the test results, authorities couldn’t determine which man was behind the wheel.

When it gets underway in May, Dugan’s trial is expected to last about four days.

A High Wind Warning is now in effect for parts of Western/Central Iowa

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS UPGRADED THE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE ABOVE COUNTIES TO A HIGH WIND WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE
  TO STRENGTHEN THIS MORNING AND BECOME MORE WESTERLY DURING THE
  DAY.

* WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF
  50 TO 60 MPH EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES WILL HAVE DIFFICULTY DRIVING ESPECIALLY ON NORTH
  SOUTH ROADS AND INTERSTATES. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES OR TREE
  DAMAGE MAY OCCUR NEAR REGIONS OF PEAK GUSTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Hamlin woman arrested on assault charge

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday, a Hamlin woman was arrested Sunday evening on an assault charge. 32-year old Brooke Marie Hines faces two counts of Assault on a Peace Officer. The charges stem from an investigation into an incident which allegedly occurred in the 1500 block of 200th Street. Hines was brought to the Audubon County Jail and released from custody after appearing before the magistrate.

Assault on Bluffs woman leaves her with severe injuries

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the assault of a woman who suffered severe facial injuries. Officials say they received a 9-1-1 call at around 11:20-p.m. Tuesday, about a woman in her 40’s who was found beaten in the 200 block of South 9th Street, in Council Bluffs. The woman was transported by Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, for treatment of severe facial injuries and trauma to her body. The unidentified victim was unable to provide authorities with information on the suspect as of this morning. Her name was being withheld, pending notification of family.

Governor asks Corps about flood recovery projects in western, eastern Iowa

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s governor returned from a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. , Monday, and Governor Branstad made a face-to-face appeal to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on flood-related issues. “I was really encouraged about that meeting. The Corps has not always been as responsive to governors as they are at this time,” Branstad says. “We discussed the need to adequately prioritize flood control as a top priority in the Missouri River management and the fact that this is an area where the federal government can be more effective.” Branstad asked the Corps to make a temporary levy protecting the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg permanent. The governor says he mentioned several unresolved flood-related issues still pending in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City which were struck by severe flooding in 2008. Branstad also made a pitch for a “flow study” of the Des Moines River to update flood preparation plans in the state’s capitol city.

(O. Kay Henderson/Radio Iowa)

Iowa News Headlines: Wed., Feb. 29 2012

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February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of the Iowa Education Department has outlined details of the state’s request for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. Jason Glass says the federal law relies too much on standardized tests to rate schools. He says the state has a better plan with new testing requirements for 11th graders who want to attend college and career readiness exams for other students.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A potential juror has become a suspect after authorities say he was caught stealing cash from another juror’s wallet in a Waterloo courtroom. Witnesses and security cameras identified the culprit who has been charged with third-degree theft. The Black Hawk County sheriff called it a “bold place” to be a thief.

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — A Lee County jury convicted a Missouri man of first-degree murder in the beating death of another Missouri man near Argyle. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler Hobbs faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Authorities say 40-year-old Shawn Wright was killed by a blow to the head on November 6, 2010, at an abandoned farmhouse near Argyle. His body was moved to Missouri and found three days later near the Mississippi River.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids is seeking a $50,000 federal grant to help restore another Depression-era mural that is hidden under a layer of old paint in the council chamber. City officials say the project to uncover the Works Progress Administration mural could cost $100,000.

Storm Spotter Training courses offered in March and April

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February 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Can you tell the difference between a “scud” cloud, and a “wall” cloud? Do you know the difference between a “funnel cloud,” and a Tornado? Trained storm spotters know the difference, and serve as the local eyes for the National Weather Service when severe weather threatens. Each year, meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) travel to most of the 51 counties they serve to provide a comprehensive multi-media spotter training presentation. The classes are hosted by local emergency management officials, fire departments and a few amateur radio clubs. There are several opportunities for you to attend one of these classes free of charge. The classes typically last one-to two-hours.

The courses cover information about severe weather climatology, severe thunderstorm types, different weather threats and how to identify them, how to report severe weather, spotter safety and severe weather communications. If a class is not offered in your county, you are welcome to attend a class in a nearby county.

In the KJAN listening area, classes are being offered in March at the following locations and times….

March 8th     at the Prescott Fire Station in Adams County, beginning at 7-p.m.

March 14th   at the Lewis Fire Station in Cass County, starting at 7-p.m.

March 15th  at Southwestern Community College in Creston Room 180, at 7-p.m. (Union County)

March 21st  at the Mt. Ayr Courthouse Assembly Room, at 7-p.m. (Ringgold County)

March 26th at the Carroll Fire Station, beginning at 6:30-p.m. (Carroll County)

March 27th at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Winterset, at 7-p.m. (Madision County)

And, in April….

on the 4th, at the Audubon Courthouse, beginning at 6:30-p.m. (Audubon County), and on the 18th, at the Menlo Community Center in Menlo (Guthrie County), beginning at 7-p.m.

For other locations, dates and times, check out http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/?n=spotterinfo