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(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 3/8/2016

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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Cass County Supervisors hold Public Hearing on proposed FY2017 County Budget

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors will meet Wednesday morning, in Atlantic, and conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. The hearing takes place in the Supervisor’s Board Room beginning at 8:30-a.m.  Following the hearing, they will convene their regular session, during which the Board will act on:

  • A Child Abuse Prevention Council request to proclaim the month of April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month in Cass County,” which includes the placement of a sign and pinwheels on Courthouse property.
  • Reviewing the County Compensation Board recommendation for elected officers’ salaries and act on recommendations.
  • Approving the appointment of two County Medical Examiner Investigators.
  • Adopting the FY 2017 Secondary Roads and Cass County FY 2017 Budget.
  • The awarding of a contract for two dump trucks for the Secondary Roads Department.
  • and they are expected to approve and then sign the federal-aid project agreement for a bridge replacement project near the south edge of Massena on 740th street over the West Nodaway River.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 3/8/2016

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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3-mile Lake Public Meeting set for March 15th

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., March 15th, in Room 900 of the Allied Health Building on the Southwest Iowa Community College campus, to discuss the proposed fish renovation of Three-Mile Lake.

Growing yellow bass and common carp populations have reduced game fish populations, decreased water quality and limited fishing activity in Three-Mile Lake.DNR logo

Information will be presented on plans to eliminate yellow bass and common carp as well as future watershed and in-lake improvements to further improve the lake’s water quality and recreation opportunities.

3 female teens arrested for assault in Creston

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston say three teens were arrested Monday morning on assault charges. 16-year old Heaven Jordan, of Creston and 17-year old’s Kimberly Albrechtsen, of Afton and Deserae Osterhout, of Creston, were taken into custody at around 9:24-a.m. on Simple Assault charges. The girls were referred to Juvenile Authorities and then released to the custody of their parent or parents.

The Creston P-D says also, 32-year old Clarke Howe, of Creston, was arrested Monday afternoon on a Union County warrant for Violation of Probation on an original charge of OWI/2nd offense. Howe was being held in the Union County Jail while awaiting a bond hearing.

And, 32-year old Sean Noel, of Creston, was arrested early this (Tuesday) morning, for Eluding and Driving While Suspended. He was being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.

2 arrests in Mills County last week

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday, that two people were arrested Friday on separate charges. 32-year old Chad Edward Rapier, of Council Bluffs, was arrested at around 2:30-p.m. at the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Driving While Barred, charge. Bond was set at $2,000.

And, at around 6:50-p.m. Friday, Deputies in Mills County arrested 26-year old Heather Nicole Martin, of Glenwood at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, on a warrant for Used or Expired Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug paraphernalia, Child Endangerment, and Gathering where marijuana is used. Her bond was set at $13,000.

Red Oak man arrested for Trespassing Mon. night

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested late Monday night on a charge of Trespass, after being found in the 400 block of E. Washington Street. 29-year old Benjamin William Hrabik was taken into custody just before midnight. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

(Update) Arrest made in fatal Bluffs shooting

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting Monday evening, in Council Bluffs. Authorities say 22-year old Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty, of Council Bluffs, faces a charge of 1st degree Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, and one count of Robbery in the 1st degree.  He remains held in the Pottawattamie County Jail.

Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty

Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty

Authorities say his arrest followed an investigation that began with Bluffs Police were called to 116 Glen Avenue, Apt. #3, at around 6:30-p.m. Monday, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers found 22-year old Anthony J. Walker, of Council Bluffs, dead from a gunshot wound to his upper chest. Officers were also advised of a male subject, identified as 32-year old Patrick Schultz, of Council Bluffs, was transported by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. He was reported to be in stable condition, with non-life threatening injuries.

While enroute to Glen Ave, officers located a possible suspect vehicle, a Black Chev Impala, and attempted to stop it. They were able to get the car stopped at the corner of Bluff and Pierce Street. Officers stated that the driver, identified as Wesley Correa, threw two guns out of the window prior to being stopped. The guns were recovered by officers. One of the weapons was actually a BB pistol, the other a Hi-Point 40 caliber handgun.

Correa was interviewed by Detectives and upon the conclusion of this interview was booked into corrections on the charges mentioned.

Stolen vehicle pursuit in Council Bluffs

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A van driven by two white males was involved in a pursuit early this (Tuesday) morning, in Council Bluffs. Police say officers located the red Ford Van with Iowa license plates CKT 254 at around 12:36-a.m., in the area of Park Avenue and E. Pierce Street. When officers tried to stop the van, it continued south and east to the South Expressway. The vehicle then continued south to Interstate 80 before heading west, into Nebraska.

Bluffs Police terminated the pursuit at the State line. Officers are following-up on leads in the investigation, in an attempt to identify the driver of the vehicle.

Argument leads to rollover accident & arrest in Council Bluffs

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A woman who was driving her allegedly intoxicated boyfriend home late Monday night, ended-up rolling her vehicle, after the couple got into an argument and the boyfriend tried to grab the steering wheel. Council Bluffs Police say 21-year old Brandon Griffeth-Mount, of Council Bluffs, was subsequently charged with Aggravated Domestic Abuse and Child Endangerment, because his girlfriend is six-months pregnant with his child.

Brandon Griffeth-Mount

Brandon Griffeth-Mount

Authorities say the unidentified woman and Griffeth-Mount were traveling westbound on Interstate 80 at around 10:30-p.m., when he grabbed the steering wheel from the passenger side of the vehicle. His actions caused the vehicle to veer off the road and slide sideways before rolling over into a ditch. The driver suffered a minor knee injury during the accident. She was transported to Mercy Hospital, treated and released.