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Adams County Sheriff reports 3 arrests

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests over the past week. At around 9-p.m. on November 24th, Adams County Deputies arrested Jeff Mendenhall on an Adams County Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

At around 10:30-p.m. on November 27th, Adams County Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Jordan Perrin. Upon further investigation, Perrin was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

And at around 11:15-p.m. on November 28th, Adams County Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Todd Kimpson. After further investigation, Kimpson was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

No other details were made available concerning the arrests.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 12/1/2015

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 12/1/2015

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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2 assaults, one theft arrest in Creston

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested on assault charges Monday, in Creston. Creston Police say 35-year old Dustin Kilgore, of Creston, was charged with Domestic Assault/2nd offense, while 19-year old Savanna Hilton, of Creston, was charged with Simple Domestic Assault. The pair was arrested in an apartment on N. Lincoln Street, in Creston, at around 11:30-a.m., Monday. Kilgore was later released on a promise to appear in court while Hilton was being held in the Ringgold County Jail, pending a bond hearing.

Creston police said also, 34-year old Raymond Davis, of Creston, was arrested Monday afternoon on a Union County warrant charging him with Theft in the 5th Degree. Davis was released from the Union County Jail on $300 bond and then transferred to the custody of Adair County for processing on an Adair County warrant.

In other news, a Creston man told police someone used his credit card without permission. The incident, which took place on Nov. 25th, resulted in a loss of $106.

Survey gives yet another sign of Midwest economic slowdown

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Figures have plunged in a fourth straight monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, providing more evidence of a slowdown in the region’s economy. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 40.7 last month from 41.9 in October, 47.7 in September and 49.6 in August.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he again cites the strong U.S. dollar among the reasons for the region’s economic slide. The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. A score below that suggests decline.

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Red Oak man arrested on assault charge

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, Monday night, arrested 43-year old Christopher Dean Vannausdle, of Red Oak, on an assault charge. Vannausdle was taken into custody at around just before 10-p.m. in the 100 block of E. Prospect Street for Domestic Abuse Assault. The man was being held without bond in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center .

Bluffs Police search for missing teen

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are asking for your help in locating a missing teenager. 16-year old Alicia Keasling was reported missing to the Council Bluffs Police Department on Nov. 24th.teen1 Alicia was last seen wearing a grey Gap sweatshirt and blue plaid pajama pants. If you have information about her location, call the Council Bluffs P-D at 712-328-4701.

Body found in Missouri River identified as Iowa woman

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — A woman who was found dead in the Missouri River near Nebraska City has been identified as a missing Iowa resident. The Nebraska State Patrol said Monday that 40-year-old Jennifer Giles of Council Bluffs was identified through dental records. A trapper found her body on Nov. 23 in an area north of an Omaha Public Power District power plant in southeast Nebraska.

Family members reported Giles’ disappearance to Council Bluffs police on Oct. 28. Authorities say autopsy results are pending. The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting Council Bluffs police with its investigation.

 

U. Iowa leader denounces racist vandalism in campus building

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa’s new president is condemning a racist remark that was carved into a bathroom door inside a campus building. Bruce Harreld said Monday evening the school was trying to determine who left the message in Spence Laboratories, the building that houses the university’s department of psychological and brain sciences.

Harreld says the act “is offensive to our community and will not be tolerated,” adding that the door was immediately sanded down to remove the comment. Interim UI public safety director David Visin says the remark was “a racial slur” that didn’t include any additional threatening language. He says he’s not releasing specifics in order to protect the integrity of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Visin says he is asking the public for help solving the crime.

 

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., 12/1/2015

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say two people have been found dead in a house west of downtown but two children in the home weren’t injured. Sgt. Paul Parizek told the Des Moines Register police received a report of a shooting just before 3 p.m. Monday. Two unidentified adults were found dead in the home. An infant and toddler in the house weren’t harmed.

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A fire at a Clear Lake warehouse caused significant damage to the structure and sent a plume of smoke high above the northern Iowa city. About two dozen firefighters from Clear Lake and Ventura were called to the fire at NTI Limited. The company sells axles, tires and wheels for trailers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply. That’s despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016, a decision that could reverberate in Iowa’s crucial presidential caucuses.

LARCHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The small towns of Larchwood and Lester in northwest Iowa are exploring whether to establish their own municipal gas utilities. The Sioux City Journal reports voters approved the idea this month after people in both communities were hit by high propane prices.