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8AM Newscast 01-28-2013

News, Podcasts

January 28th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Atlantic Board of Ed. to hold work session this evening

News

January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session this evening, at the Middle School Media Center. During the meeting, which begins at 7:30-p.m., the Board will discuss: High School Credit at A-H-S; Capital Projects, and the Budget. The Board will then enter into a closed session to discuss Collective Bargaining strategies.

Public hearing tonight in Audubon

News

January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing will be held tonight in Audubon, with regard to the proposed plans, specifications and form of contract, along with the estimated costs for, the Water Tower repair and improvement project. The hearing takes place at City Hall, as part of a regular session for the Audubon City Council, which begins at 7-p.m.

During the session the Council will also: receive an audit report from Schroer and Associates; Discuss insurance matters with Frank Olsen, and, an issue pertaining to a mailbox, with Candy Nelson and Brent Pringle.

Underwood fire under investigation

News

January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County are investigating what’s been called a “suspicious” fire, in Underwood. According to Omaha television station KMTV, the fire at a tire repair shop near Interstate 80 and Magnolia Road, occurred at around 11:30-p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters were reportedly able to keep the flames contained to the outside of the structure.  Investigators on the scene said the fire was suspicious in nature. No other information is available.

7AM Newscast 01-28-2013

News, Podcasts

January 28th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Bluffs teen arrested in South Dakota rape

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January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

HARRISBURG, SD (A-P) — Authorities in Lincoln County, South Dakota,  have arrested a southwest Iowa teenager in connection with the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in Harrisburg, S.D. The unidentified teen was arrested Friday evening, and was being held at a juvenile detention facility until a court appearance could be scheduled. His bond was set at $25,000 cash.

A 20-year-old Sioux Falls man, Elizeo Kalimba, was earlier charged with rape and child pornography in the case. His bail was set at $25,000 cash. He will enter a plea later. Authorities were still looking for a third man believed to have been involved. Obadiah Loyira, 19, is wanted on rape and child pornography charges. He is not considered a threat to the public.

(Update 6:15-a.m.): Stabbing and beating in Atlantic early Monday morning

News

January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(updated 6:15-a.m.)

Two men who were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital following a stabbing and beating incident early this (Monday) morning, in Atlantic are reported to be under arrest, while another person was being detained for questioning at the Police Department.

Emergency medical  crews were called to the scene in an alley behind 1011 Birch Street at around 3:45-a.m.  One of the men was stabbed or cut in the abdomen, the other apparently hit with a metal object of some sort, possibly a pipe.

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green told KJAN News officials are investigating the possibility others may have played a role in the incident but fled the scene before officers arrived.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 28th 2013

News

January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Road conditions remain slippery across northern Iowa after freezing rain fell across much of the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation said conditions were starting to improve after the storm system left the state yesterday afternoon, but roads may be slippery through overnight hours. The latest information about road conditions is available online at www DOT 511IA DOT org or by calling 511 in Iowa.

ATTICA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa environmental officials have ordered residents of Attica to boil their water before using it because of a water main break. The city’s water system lost pressure on Saturday, so there is a possibility of bacterial contamination. Attica is about 45 miles southeast of Des Moines.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Bruce Braley says he is considering running for Tom Harkin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Harkin announced Saturday that he won’t run for a sixth term in the Senate, which the Democrat was elected to in 1984. Braley is a 55-year-old Waterloo attorney who was first elected to Congress representing northeast Iowa in 2006.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Terone Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson scored 15 to lead Purdue to a 65-62 victory over Iowa yesterday. Mike Gesell had 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes in West Lafayette, Indiana. Roy Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe each scored 12 points for IU. Basabe also had eight rebounds. The two teams meet again February 27th in Iowa City.

Nishna Valley Trails group to meet Monday evening

Ag/Outdoor, News

January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Persons interested in recreation, wellness, trails and tourism are invited to attend the next meeting of the Nishna Valley Trails association, on Monday, January 28th, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1101 E. 13th Street in Atlantic.  Officials with the organization say following brief updates on the development of trails in Cass County and Atlantic and reports on work with city and county partners, the group will brainstorm ideas for promoting and developing trails in the months ahead, including the next Bike/Trails Expo.

Everyone is invited to bring their good ideas and interest in community development, and join in the conversation.

Red Oak man arrested on assault & other charges, Saturday

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January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a local man was arrested Saturday evening on four charges. 22-year-old Shane Michael Murley of Red Oak , was taken into custody on charges that include: Serious domestic assault, child endangerment, simple assault, and obstruction of emergency communication. Murley was being held without bond, in the Montgomery County Jail