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Audubon woman faces drug & child endangerment charges

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports 29-year old Sarah Marie Horn, of Audubon, turned herself-in to the Police Dept. on April 13th. Horn was wanted on warrants charging her with Possession of Marijuana and two counts of child endangerment. The charges stem from an incident that took place on April 6th. Horn was held in the Audubon County Jail and was later released on promise to appear by the magistrate.
And, last Saturday (April 25th), a 15-year old male was arrested and referred to the juvenile court system on the charge of Criminal Mischief – 5th degree. The report did not include the teens’ name.

Adams County man arrested twice in less than 1 week

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Adams County man who was arrested last week on an OWI charge, was arrested today (Wednesday), on a warrant for Violation of Probation. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Ronald C. Kingery, Jr., of Corning, was located at a residence in Villisca and taken into custody without incident.

The man was transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on a $5,000 cash bond. Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in conducting the arrest.

Stanton woman uninjured in Cass County accident

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following a single-vehicle rollover accident this (Wednesday) morning, about five-miles south of Atlantic. According to authorities, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix owned and driven by 34-year old Melinda Brooke Reynolds, of Stanton, was traveling north on 620th Street just before 8-a.m., when the car went out of control, and rolled into the east ditch. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $6,000.

Living with sex offender costs Iowa mom 2 years in prison

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa woman has been given two years in prison for living with a registered sex offender and leaving her 6-year-old sons with him. The Sioux City Journal reports 36-year-old Jill Black, of Pierson, had pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment. A charge of child endangerment filed in a separate case was dismissed in exchange for Black’s plea. Black was charged in that case with smoking methamphetamine in the presence of her infant daughter in their Pierson home last fall.

Court documents say Black left her twin sons on Jan. 2nd with a man she knew was a registered sex offender and had done so before. Officers say Black and her children had lived with the man at a Sioux City home for about two months.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 4/29/2015

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More local news, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston Police investigate thefts and church vandalism

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston are investigating two incidents of theft and an incident of vandalism. Officials say the Creston Wal-Mart store reported Tuesday afternoon that two male subjects had left the store without paying for items. A dollar amount of the loss has yet to be determined.

A resident of Thayer reported to Creston Police that he left his wallet at the Casey’s store sometime between 9:30-a.m. and 10-a.m., Monday. When he returned, money and two cards were missing. The loss was estimated at $180.

And, Rev. Kenneth Halbur reported to Creston Police an office window had been shot out with a BB gun sometime over the weekend at the Holy Spirit Parish at 406 W. Clark Street, in Creston. The damage was estimated at $100.

5 arrests reported in Creston

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports five persons have been arrested on separate charges.

Tuesday night, 17-year old Kane Allen-Michael Farlow, of Creston, was referred to juvenile authorities at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Tuesday afternoon, 20-year old James Arthur Frank, of Afton, was arrested on a Union County warrant for Theft in the 4th Degree. And Tuesday morning, Creston Police arrested: 22-year old Trevor James Perrigo, of Clive, on a Union County warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on a Public Intoxication matter; 18-year old Alexandra Catherine Herbert, of King City, Mo., was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, and 51-year old Timothy Charles Fechter, of Creston, was arrested on a Union County warrant for Burglary in the 2nd Degree.

Fechter was being held in the Union County Jail on $10,000 bond. Perrigo was released on his own recognizance, and Herbert was released from the jail after posting a $2,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 4/29/2015

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Trumpeter Swans to be released at area parks next week

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(updated to include more release locations) 

The Iowa DNR says its staff will release several trumpeter swans next week at four separate locations in southwest Iowa.untitled Four trumpeter swans will be released on May 6th at Lake Icaria in Adams County. The large birds will take flight from the east boat ramp on the north side of the lake, located three miles east of Highway 148 on 160th Street, which is a gravel road. The release will take place at 9:30 a.m., May 6th.

Four more swans will be released at 1-p.m. on May 6th, from the boat ramp on Summitt Lake one-mile west of Creston (in Union County), off Highway 25. And, four trumpeter Swans will take off from Lake Anita State Park on May 7th, beginning at 2:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The park is located one-mile south of Anita off Highway 148. The swans will be released with the assistance of Cass County Conservation Board.

Two trumpeter swans will also be released near the restaurant and beach at Viking Lake State Park at 10 a.m. May 7. Viking Lake State Park is two miles east of Stanton on Highway 34, then right on Q Avenue for ½ mile, then left on 230th Street for one mile.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend any of the events, each of which include a 20-minute swan/wetland presentations, a unique opportunity to touch and view the swans up close, and a historic photo opportunity with the kids. As the largest North American waterfowl, the magnificent all-white birds can weigh up to 32 pounds with an 8-foot wingspan.

Trumpeter swans were once common in Iowa, but were gone from the state by the late 1880’s. By the early 1930’s, only 69 Trumpeter Swans remained in the lower 48 states. The trumpeter swans being released are part of the DNR’s statewide trumpeter swan restoration effort, with hopes that they will help restore a wild free flying population to Iowa. Public support is key to achieving this objective.

Iowans warned about Nepal relief scams

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowans are warned to be cautious as they donate any dollars to relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Bill Brauch, director of the Consumer Protection Division at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, says he hasn’t heard of any scams in the state -yet- that involve Nepal relief, but it’s likely some will crop up in the coming days. “Don’t respond to phone calls asking for donations or pop-ups on the computer or emails that come out of the blue or text messages,” Brauch says.

“Do a little research on your own. We recommend folks go to Charity Navigator. It’s a website that evaluates charities and they have some very solid recommendations.” Millions of people were impacted by the seven-point-eight magnitude earthquake, including tens of thousands left homeless, six-thousand injured and at least five-thousand dead. One report estimates the death toll may reach ten-thousand.

After cataclysmic events like this, Brauch says Iowans want to help and they’ll often stick with agencies they know, which is fine. “Certainly, the Red Cross is one of the best places to go,” Brauch says. “There’s a group called United States Fund for UNICEF. There’s another called World Help. Direct Relief is another entity that will be helping under these circumstances.” Nepal-2015_RTX1A77X_940x342

In addition to avoiding unsolicited pop-ups, phone calls, emails and texts, Brauch says to be very wary of anyone who claims to be collecting clothing to send to Nepal. “The ability to get anything to the victims is extremely limited right now and you really want to focus on giving dollars to trusted organizations,” Brauch says. “They’ll get more bang for the buck. They’ll be able to go out and buy more food and drinking water and other supplies that folks are going to need.”

When making a donation, make sure the charity has a secure website so your personal banking information isn’t compromised. Also, be sure you’re on the real charity’s website, not a fake site that uses the non-profit’s logo but with a name that’s slightly different.

(Radio Iowa)