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Some ammunition harder to find in Nebraska, Iowa

News, Sports

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ammunition for certain guns is hard to find in Nebraska and Iowa because people worried about the possibility of tougher gun control are buying it up. Demand for ammunition and guns took off after the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six adults. The shortages are apparent at gun shows and many stores. Dealers say .223-caliber ammunition used in semiautomatic rifles, 9mm bullets and even .22-caliber bullets seem to be in short supply.

Terry Edwards of Palmyra, Neb. says ammunition supplies were already tight before demand surged. At a gun show in Altoona, Iowa, dealer Kevin King says many customers are afraid they won’t be able to buy the amount they want in the future, so they’re stocking up now.

Winter Storm Watch issued for SW Iowa late Wednesday night

News, Weather

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

315 PM CST MON FEB 18 2013

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE-

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY. * MAIN IMPACT…SNOWFALL POTENTIAL OF 8 TO 12 INCHES IS INDICATED WITH EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING.

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS AND MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS DUE TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Copper wire theft reported in Montgomery County

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating the theft of copper wire from a piece of machinery. The Sheriff’s Department says the wire was stolen from machinery belonging to Crushed Aggregate Products, LLC, of Red Oak, sometime between Saturday and early this (Monday) morning. An exact dollar amount of the loss is currently not available, but officials estimate it to be more than $10,000.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 1-712-623-5107, or Crimestoppers, at 1-800-432-1001.

Shelby County Hotel-Motel tax matters to be discussed Tuesday

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Matters pertaining to the Hotel-Motel tax in Shelby County will be heard before a meeting of the Shelby County Board of Supervisor’s, Tuesday.  The Supervisors and Harlan City Officials have received the Hotel/Motel Tax money from the Shelby County Chamber, which forwarded the funds to the new Hotel/Motel Tax Fiscal Agent, the Shelby County Auditor, last Wednesday. That information, however, was received five-days past the deadline set by the Shelby County Supervisors.

A sticking point with regard to the tax money, is the 3rd quarter administration fee to the Chamber. The Shelby County Chamber has submitted a bill to the Auditor for the 20% administration fee for 2012 3rd quarter dollars. Last Tuesday, the Shelby County Supervisors held a meeting and told the public the two entities’ lawyers were getting together to hammer out all the details. Tomorrow (Tuesday), the Supervisors will hold another regularly schedule board meeting. During the session, the Board will be make appointments to the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee, give a fund update, and hire an audit firm to expand the analysis of Shelby County Chamber’s management of the Hotel/Motel Tax funds, to include the time frame from September 30th, 2012 through February 14th, 2013.

The Shelby County Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9-am on Tuesday in their Chambers at the Shelby County Courthouse.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Harlan School Board Secretary/Superintendent Sec. Cox to retire

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Our sister station KNOD in Harlan reports Harlan Community School District’s Board Secretary and Superintendent Secretary,  Mrs. Terry Cox will be retiring at the end of the school year. According to Superintendent Justin Wagner, Cox has been with the school district for 29 years.

Her resignation is on  the agenda for this (Monday) evening’s meeting of the Harlan Community School District’s Board of Education.

Weekend arrests in Atlantic

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two people were arrested over the weekend. On Sunday, 32-year old Jamie Willms, of Radcliffe, was arrested on a Serious Assault charge. And, on Saturday, 21-year old April Rutledge, of Atlantic, was arrested on an Adams County warrant for OWI/1st Offense. Both of the individuals were booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending a court appearance.

8AM Newscast 02-18-2013

News, Podcasts

February 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

7AM Newscast 02-18-2013

News, Podcasts

February 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Lenox woman arrested for assault

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department reports a Lenox woman was arrested on an assault charge Friday night.

Brenda Parra (Lenox PD/Taylor County Sheriff photo)

19-year old Brenda Parra was taken into custody on a Simple Assault charge associated with an incident involving another female, after police responded to a disturbance at around 9:30-p.m., in the 200 block of east Michigan Street.

Parra was transported to the Taylor County Jail. She later posted bond and was released.

Taylor County woman arrested for theft of ATM card

News

February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into the theft of an ATM card from a vehicle parked at a grocery store in Lenox last November, has resulted in an arrest.

Cindy Hamilton (Photo Courtesy Lenox PD/Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

Lenox Police Chief Jon Huggins reports officers with his department, along with Clarinda Police, conducted the investigation which led to the arrest of 33-year old Cindy Hamilton, of New Market.  Hamilton was taken into custody last Thursday on a charge of Theft in the 4th degree.

Huggins says the ATM card was stolen from a vehicle while parked at Michaels Foods in Lenox on Nov. 19th, 2012 and and used without permission at the Lenox Caseys General Store on the same day. Hamilton was arrested on a Lenox P-D warrant, by deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. She was being held in the Taylor County Jail.