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Traffic stop in Greenfield leads to chase and shots fired

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(Will be updated – corrects Police Chief name, also)

A routine traffic stop in Greenfield Saturday night led to a pursuit and shots fired. Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater told KJAN News Greenfield Police Chief Jesse Lund was trying to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle that had blown through a stop sign near near the Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, when the vehicle took off and traveled north on Monroe Street. After the vehicle eventually turned east onto 220th Street, the driver and one adult passenger bailed out near a residence. A juvenile female remained in the vehicle.

As the Chief was talking with the female, he heard a gunshot but was unable to tell where it was coming from. He got in his cruiser and backed away from the scene before calling for backup.

The driver of the vehicle later came out and allegedly fired more than a dozen shots, reloading his weapon in the process. After a cell phone conversation with the subject, authorities were able to enter the home, and executed a search warrant. They found 2-pounds of marijuana in a safe, and numerous weapons.

No one was injured. Additional details are forthcoming.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 2/22/2016

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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Creston Police report (2/22/16)

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department says four people were arrested over the past few days. On Saturday, 23-year old Ryan Paul Weckman, of Creston, was arrested on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Drug Paraphernalia possession. He was later released from custody after posting a $1,000 cash bond or surety. Also arrested Saturday in Creston, was 41-year old Hollis Kendall Major, and 51-year old David Dwain Wright, both of Creston.

Major was taken into custody for Driving While Revoked. He later posted a $1,000 bond. Wright was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Interference with Official Acts with Injury, and Public Intoxication/2nd offense. He was being held in the Ringgold County Jail on $1,300 total bond.

Last Friday, Creston Police arrested 23-year old Ely Laramie Will, of Clearfield, on a warrant for Probation Violation. Will was later released on a $5,000 cash only bond.

Atlantic Fire Dept. holds awards banquet

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Fire Department held its annual awards banquet, January 30th. Fire Chief Mark McNees says “Everyone of our volunteers is a necessity to our survival. This year a couple went above and beyond with training, tasks, calls made, leadership and striving to make themselves and others better firefighters.”

During the event, Jeremiah Thompson was awarded “Firefighter of the year.” Mitch Peerbolte was awarded “Rookie of the year,” and Max Petersen received an award for “2015 Honorary Atlantic Firefighter.” Max Petersen is the son of Marty and Sue Petersen.

Also recognized during the AFD’s awards banquet, was John Johnson, for his 35-years of service, and Jim Shannon, Marty Petersen, and Mark McNees, all for their 25-years of service.

Max Petersen received an award for “2015 Honorary Atlantic Firefighter.”

Max Petersen received an award for “2015 Honorary Atlantic Firefighter.”

Jeremiah Thompson was named 2015 Firefighter of the Year.

Jeremiah Thompson was named 2015 Firefighter of the Year. (All photos courtesy Mark McNees)

Mitch Peerbolte was awarded “Rookie of the year,”

Mitch Peerbolte was awarded “Rookie of the year,”

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, Monday, 2/22/2016

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:05-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Sioux City man accused of using counterfeit money

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 38-year-old Sioux City man is accused of using counterfeit bills to make purchases at various times and places since August. The Sioux City Journal reports  that the man — identified as Fernando Gabriel Morales — would use the counterfeit bills himself or give the bills to others. He’d run away when confronted about the fakes. Morales was arrested Thursday.

Court records say he’s charged with eight counts of forgery and several other crimes. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 29th.

Malvern men arrested Sun. night on drug charges

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two men from Malvern were arrested on drug charges Sunday night, following a traffic stop in Montgomery County. Sheriff’s officials say a vehicle driven by 31-year old David Allen Shuffler was pulled over at around 8:05-p.m. on Highway 34 at the Mills/Montgomery County line. Afterward, Shuffler was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Suspended.

His passenger, 43-year old Michael Shawn Hart, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both men was transported to the Montgomery County Jail, where Shuffler was being held on $1,000 bond, and Hart was released with a citation.

Red Oak man arrested Sunday evening on assault & interference charges

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak along with Sheriff’s Deputies from Montgomery County, were called to a residence in the 700 block of N. 5th Street in Red Oak, Sunday evening, after receiving a report a man was threatening people with a firearm. When they arrived shortly after 7-p.m., officers and deputies attempted to take 42-year old James Reed Mitroff II, of Red Oak, into custody, but he allegedly resisted arrest.

After what was described as “Heavy resistance” by Mitroff, he was subdued and handcuffed. During their investigation, it was determined Mitroff had alleged committed a domestic assault while displaying a firearm. The man didn’t make any threats while armed.

He was arrested for aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault and Interference with Official Acts. His bond at the Montgomery County Jail, was set at $2,000.

Home prices, sales rise in Iowa in 2015

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Home prices and sales increased 7.7-percent in Iowa last year. Numbers released by the Iowa Association of Realtors show 44,621 homes were sold in the state in 2015. That was up from 43,772 homes sold the previous year. Meanwhile, the median sale price for a home sold in Iowa last year was $140,000. That compares to $130,000 in 2014. IAR president Ken Clark reports it’s the fourth consecutive year of increases in home prices in the state.

The IAR also reports homes sold faster in 2015 than any year in the past decade.

(Radio Iowa)

DeSoto, IA woman competes on crutches in race to the top of Omaha’s tallest building

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February 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 2,000 people raced to the top of Omaha’s tallest building this weekend, but one of the slower racers earned one of the loudest ovations. Sixty–year-old Ann Hegstrom heard cheers when she crossed the finish line on crutches Saturday. Hegstrom of DeSoto, Iowa, told the Omaha World-Herald she didn’t want to miss her fourth race up the First National Bank tower even after breaking her femur around Thanksgiving.

Initially, Hegstrom planned to only climb halfway, but decided to continue up all 40 floors and finish in 28 minutes, 57 seconds. Thirty-two-year-old Morgan Chaffin of Omaha won the women’s division in 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

Ivan Marsh of Ashland, Nebraska had the fastest time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds. The 41-year-old has won all 10 of the tower races.