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2 Creston men arrested on drug charges

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report two men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday morning. 39-year old Gerald Lawrence, and 43-year old James Kisner, both of Creston, were arrested at around 10-a.m. at a residence in the 800 block of N. Cherry Street, in Creston. Both face Possession with Intent to sell over 5-grams of Methamphetamine, charges. Lawrence was being held in the Union County Jail on $100,000 bond, while Kisner’s bond was set at $50,000.

Creston Police said also, 26-year old Chevy Sauer, of Creston, was arrested Wednesday for Driving While Suspended. He was later released on $300 bond., And, 33-year old Troy Dames, of Creston, was arrested Wed. evening for Trespassing. He was later released from the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 5/19/2016

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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2 arrested on drug charges Wed. evening in Red Oak

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police report the arrest Wednesday evening of two men on drug charges. 52-year old Gary Francis Morris, of Villisca, and 35-year old Kale Garrett Hardman, of Red Oak, were arrested near the intersection of E. Corning Street and Highland Avenue, at around 8-p.m.  Morris was charged with Driving While Suspended and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, while Hardman faces a Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine/3rd or subsequent offense, charge.

Both men were brought to the Montgomery County Jail. Morris’ bond was set at $300, while bond for Hardman was set at $5,000.

Atlantic man injured when 2 trucks collide in Montgomery County

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Cass County man suffered non-life threatening injuries following an accident Wednesday afternoon in southwestern Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year old John L. Jamison, of Atlantic, was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment, after the concrete truck he was driving southwest of Red Oak was clipped by a semi at around 4-p.m.

The accident happened near the intersection of B Avenue and 260th Street, as a 2013 Mack semi-tractor pulling a 1995 Flow Boy trailer, crossed the centerline of the road as it was traveling south on B Avenue/M-37. Authorities say the driver of the semi became distracted in the cab of the truck.

Jamison, who was driving a 2002 Mack cement truck owned by Echo Concrete, tried to avoid the collision as he was traveling northbound, but minor contact was made between the trucks. Following the collision, the concrete truck entered the east ditch and overturned. The semi/tractor trailer continued south and entered the east ditch, struck a barbed-wire fence and came to rest in a field. The driver, 48-year old Dondi D. Jackson, of Omaha, was checked for injuries, but declined transport to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Red Oak Fire and Rescue, and the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency.

Red Oak woman arrested on a drug charge Wed. night

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a woman was arrested late Wednesday night for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 21-year old Kaylie Louise Hudson, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 10:50-p.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail. Hudson was cited for the offense, and released.

Naked man rescued from chimney, tells police he was playing hide-and-seek

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters in Carroll were sent on an odd rescue mission Wednesday. The owners of a can and bottle redemption center reported to work just after 10 a.m. to find a person was stuck in the chimney in the building. After he was busted out by firefighters, 29 year old Jordan Kajewski claimed he’d been playing a game of hide-and-seek with someone. Carroll Police Captain Mark Heino isn’t buying it.

“He was arrested on a charge of trespassing,” Heino said. “It’s hard to imagine why he would be in there for anything other than a nefarious purpose.” Carroll Fire Chief Greg Schreck says Kajewski was not injured, but he was trapped in the chimney for over 8 hours. “Employees at the redemption center heard him about 10:15. I think we were called at about 10:16 a.m.,” Schreck said. “There was a small hole in the chimney where at one time probably a furnace or wood-burner attached and we could see his elbow and his face in there and were able to talk to him and he was conscious and cooperative. I’m sure he was relieved to get out.”

(Photo via KCIM/Radio Iowa)

(Photo via KCIM/Radio Iowa)

There was yet another shocking discovery when Kajewski was freed — he was naked. Heino hasn’t learned why Kajewski ditched his clothes. “I don’t know. Presumably, in an effort to make himself skinnier, though I’m really not sure…I just know when we extracted him, he was nude,” Heino said. Schreck said Kajewski’s clothes were in the chimney. “I don’t know if he got hot while he was in there and he was able to get them off, but it was a fairly confined space for him, so not exactly sure how that happens,” Schreck said. Heino says he’s seen some odd things in his 38 years of police work.

“Over the course of a long career, you run into some very strange situations from time to time, but yeah, this would rank up there with one of the more strange,” Heino said.

(Radio Iowa)

Omaha nonprofit gets more than $1.4M to help area’s homeless

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha nonprofit has been awarded more than $1.4 million by the federal government to provide housing for the homeless in one Iowa and two  Nebraska counties. The Omaha World-Herald reported Wednesday that the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless received the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide supportive housing for the homeless in Pottawattamie County (in Iowa), Douglas and Sarpy Counties, in Nebraska.

Funding will go toward rental assistance, as well as the local homeless management information system. The organization’s assistant director, Lisa Vukov, says that mental health and substance abuse treatment and other support services will also receive aid.

 

Iowa man gets 15 years in prison for using counterfeit bills

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man accused of using counterfeit money at several local businesses has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Sioux City Journal reports 38-year-old Fernando Morales pleaded guilty Monday to one count of forgery with a habitual offender enhancement. Six counts of forgery and one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of commission of a specified unlawful activity were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Court documents say Morales passed counterfeit bills at six businesses from Aug. 26 to Sept. 27.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., May 19th 2016

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May 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The University of Northern Iowa president is leaving Iowa to accept a position at an Ohio college. University officials announced Wednesday that President Bill Ruud is leaving UNI after three years and will become the president of the Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio on July 3. An interim president will be named at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting in June.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third suspect in connection to a fatal shooting at a mobile home park in the community of Key West south of Dubuque. Dubuque County Sheriff’s officials says 18-year-old Imere Hall and 21-year-old Taylor Shaw both face first-degree murder and robbery charges in the death of Collin Brown. A warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Tacari Minifee for the same charges.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa politicians say the latest federal proposal to increase future levels of renewable fuels blended into the U.S. gasoline supply must be increased or it will stifle economic growth. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says the levels announced Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency for the Renewable Fuel Standard program “falls far short.” The EPA says the proposed increases would boost production and provide for “ambitious yet achievable growth.”

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed the third trial of an Illinois man charged with the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in eastern Iowa. The trial of 54-year-old Stanley Liggins was set to begin July 5, but the defense requested more time earlier this month due to an attorney’s illness. A new trial date has not been set.

 

Atlantic Mayor presents “Key to the City” to Roger Herring

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May 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council, Wednesday evening, heard a presentation from Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring. The nearly 20-minute video program covered his last five-years of service to the City, including all the changes that have been made to the Parks and other positive impacts. Herring referred to it as “A trip down memory lane.”

June 30th marks Herrring’s retirement from the Director’s seat after his five-year stint. He choked-up a bit toward the end after he thanked everyone who he’s worked with over the years, including the various City Departments, the Parks and Rec Department Board, and City Council. He said he especially is proud of all that’s been done at the Schildberg Recreation area, and that he loves the beauty of the area, and the Trumpeter swans.

Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones congratulates Roger Herring for his years of service.

Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones congratulates Roger Herring for his years of service.

Herring said being asked to speak at the Atlantic High School commencement ceremony was a “real compliment” to his experience. Prior to working for the City, he served for many years as AHS Principal. He offered the seniors some advice. He said “Go out in your community and do something [make a difference.]”

Afterward, Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones presented Herring with a “Key to the City,” mounted on a plaque, and City Administrator John Lund brought out a specially created cake. The plaque “With great thanks, the citizens of Atlantic for his dedication in transforming our parks and recreation system.” It’s the first time since February 1992 the Key has been awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the community.004