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Adams County man arrested Saturday

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report an Adams County man was arrested Saturday on a valid Montgomery County warrant. 32-year old George Allen Alfred Wesbrook III, of Nodaway, was arrested for a probation violation.

Wesbrook was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $10,000 cash bond.

Flash Flood Watch for parts of the KJAN listening area tonight

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

343 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

…THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN LIKELY TONIGHT…

Flash Flood Watch (Counties in green); Tornado Watch (Counties in yellow)

Flash Flood Watch (Counties in green); Tornado Watch (Counties in yellow)

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING. THE STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. IN ADDITION…SEVERAL STORMS MAY TRACK ACROSS SIMILAR AREAS AND FURTHER ENHANCE THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT.

IOWA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK HAS RESULTED IN SATURATED SOILS AND FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF. HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN. HEAVIER RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 3 INCHES MAY OCCUR.

FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION. SIGNIFICANT PONDING IN URBAN AREAS IS POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION…SMALL STREAMS MAY RISE ABOVE THEIR BANKS AND CAUSE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS INCLUDING ROADWAYS. FLASH FLOODING AT NIGHT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION…THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL CAUSE A FEW LARGER STREAMS TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Tornado Watch issued for parts of western IA

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

335 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

TORNADO WATCH 479 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS Untitled

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: BUENA VISTA CHEROKEE CLAY CRAWFORD DICKINSON EMMET HARRISON IDA MILLS MONONA O’BRIEN OSCEOLA PALO ALTO PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY.

EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE; SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE; SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG. AND 60 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF SPENCER IOWA TO 45 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CONCORDIA KANSAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Denison woman arrested on drug charges Sunday morning

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports a Denison woman was arrested early this (Sunday) morning, on drug charges. Officials say Police in Denison requested the Sheriff’s K-9 unit check for the presence of narcotics, and as a result, the dog, “Bayou” alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics. 29-year old Amber Lea Nelson, of Denison, was arrested on aggravated misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Cocaine, along with a simple misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge. Her bond was set at $2,000.

Traffic stop near Denison Saturday results in drug-related arrest

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Crawford County say a traffic stop just south of Denison Saturday resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. The Sheriff’s Dept. said 38-year old Ross Eugene McCall, of Denison, was arrested on serious misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetmaine,  simple misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to obey a traffic signal control device charges, as well as an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Carrying Weapons.

Officials say prior to McCall being pulled over on 260th Street, he allegedly threw contraband out of the vehicle. The Crawford County K9 “Bayou” and his partner arrived on scene. The dog alerted to the odor of narcotics, resulting in the recovery of two baggies of illegal substances.  During the search of the vehicle, Deputies also found a loaded pistol, which was seized along with the drugs.

McCall’s bond is set at $2,000.

Bluffs man arrested in Adams County Sunday morning

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a Pottawattamie County man was arrested early this (Sunday) morning, following a traffic stop. 35-year old Joseph Bartlett, of Council Bluffs, was arrested at around 1:30-a.m. for Driving While Suspended. Bartlett was brought to the Adams County Jail, where his bond was set at $566.

PWC accident reported on Lake Manawa

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

One person was reportedly injured Saturday, during an accident involving a Personal Water Craft on Lake Manawa, in Council Bluffs. According to the Daily NonPareil, a man suffered a leg injury during the jet ski-type accident that happened at around 5-p.m.

The unidentified man was taken to a Council Bluffs hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Additional information is currently not available.

(Update) Bluffs man dies in motorcycle crash Sat. afternoon

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In an update to the story we brought you during our overnight news on KJAN, a motorcycle accident early Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a Pottawattamie County man. In a Press Release, Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Darren Budd said 51-year old Todd Ronnfeldt, of Council Bluffs, died at Creighton University Hospital in Omaha following the accident that happened at around 1:45-p.m, on Interstate 29 near the North 16th Street exit.

Sgt. Budd said Ronnfeldt was heading northbound on a 2001 Harley Davidson, when according to witness reports, another motorcyclist who rode alongside Ronnfeldt lost control of their bike, causing Ronnfeldt to swerve off the east side of the road. Ronnfeldt was thrown into the air, traveled through a ditch and landed on top of the I-29 on-ramp. The man was not wearing a helmet, and suffered from severe head trauma.

Witness told police said both motorcyclists knew each other, but authorities were not been able to locate the other person. Police shutdown traffic to northbound I-29 from 16th Street for about three hours. Police say impairment and speed are under possible causes of the crash, which remains under investigation.

Omaha schools moves graduation ceremonies to Iowa

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In response to complaints about lack of room, Omaha Public Schools has announced it will move all of its high school graduation ceremonies next year — out of state. Omaha television station KETV says all of the OPS graduation ceremonies will be held in the Mid-America Center across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The 7,000-seat arena will allow the district to allot six tickets per graduate to the graduate’s family, with an option to buy more.

This year, the district held graduations in the Sapp Fieldhouse on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. The smaller venue limited families to four tickets. OPS plans to move graduations in 2016 and beyond to a new arena being built on the UNO campus.

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislative leaders don’t plan to change ethics rules for political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another. The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that former Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to receiving thousands of dollars in “under the table payments” from a 2012 presidential campaign and lying about the money.

State Senate rules forbid sitting lawmakers from being paid by a campaign while in office. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat from Council Bluffs, says in Sorenson’s case, the Senate oversight process worked In the House, lawmakers can accept paid political work but must disclose the income. House Speaker Kraig Paulsen says there are no plans to change the rules.