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Iowa lawmakers preparing marijuana legislation

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Bills that would decriminalize marijuana and would approve its medical use may be headed for the Iowa Legislature.  State Rep. Bruce Hunter told The Des Moines Register that he is preparing a bill on decriminalizing pot possession as long as those caught with marijuana weren’t selling it.

The Democrat also says he’ll reintroduce a medical marijuana bill, and state Sen. Joe Bolkcom says he’ll be seeking co-sponsors in the coming session for his medical marijuana measure.  Gov. Terry Branstad has said he’ll veto bills that would legalize marijuana for any use.  Voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures earlier this month that let adults 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana under state regulation and taxation.

Heartbeat Today 11-19-12 (podcast)

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Jim Field talks with Chris Clark, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist in southwest Iowa, about the Nov. 27th Beef/Drought meeting in Atlantic.

Frederickson Fund donates $7k to AFD for thermal imaging device

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A representative with The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund says the fund recently donated $7,000 to the Atlantic Fire Department, to assist them in purchasing an updated thermal imager.

Shown left to right: Mark McNees, AFD Fire Chief along with Grant Petty, Darrin Petty and Laena Frederickson all representing the fund. (Melanie Petty – photo)

Melanie Petty says they were “Happy to help the fire department purchase such an important piece of equipment and look forward to supporting them in the future. ” Petty adds that  they “Appreciate what our volunteer fire department does for all of us each and every day and are thankful that so many dedicate their time to serving our community.”

7:07-a.m. Area News (Podcast) – Mon., Nov. 19th 2012

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

1 injured during rollover accident NE of Red Oak Sunday night

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was hurt during a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday night, northeast of Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports 45-year old Danny Leroy Lewis, of Red Oak, was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital following the 8:35-p.m. crash in the 1900 block of Avenue K.

Authorities say Lewis was traveling north on K Avenue when his 1990 Nissan pickup crossed the road, entered the west ditch and rolled over. Lewis was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Red Oak Fire and Rescue personnel. Officials say alcohol played a role in the crash, and charges are pending against Lewis. Damage from the accident amounted to $2,500.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by officers with the Red Oak Police Department and Red Oak Fire and Rescue.

Prescott woman arrested Sunday evening

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say an accident Sunday evening resulted in the arrest of a woman on alcohol-related charges. Tammy Oltman, of Prescott, was charged with Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated. Oltman was booked into the Adams County Jail following the accident, which occurred at around 4:35-p.m, Sunday. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident, and no other details were provided.

Car vs. Tractor accident in Adams County, Sunday

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a collision between a car and a tractor Sunday afternoon near Nodaway, in Adams County. The Sheriff’s Department says Tanya Barnard, of Lamoni, went to pass a farm tractor at around 3:15-p.m.  As she was passing the machine, the tractor proceeded to make a turn into the path of Dodge Intrepid Barnard was driving. No citations were issued.

Iowa early News headlines: Mon., Nov. 19th 2012

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime manager of the Creston Water Department is under investigation, but officials aren’t saying why. KCCI reports Creston’s mayor confirmed that Steve Green is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state auditor. Green has managed the water department for about 30 years. He is suspended with pay while he is being investigated.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo police officer’s decision to shoot and kill a fleeing 22-year-old man is being investigated. The Iowa Criminal Division of Investigation says the incident happened near a Waterloo bar around 1:45 a.m. yesterday morning. Officer Kyle Law is on administrative leave while the fatal shooting of Derrick Ambrose at the New World Lounge Two is investigated.

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Omaha, Nebraska police officers rescued two people and a dog from Carter Lake after their boat capsized. An officer spotted the overturned boat in Carter Lake, Iowa yesterday and called for help. Paramedics were worried that 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her 32-year-old son, Nathaniel Nelson, could develop hypothermia if they were in the water too long. The dog, Buster, was taken to the Nebraska Humane Society to get checked out.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police say a driver may have been going the wrong way on Interstate 380 before a head-on collision that killed one person and injured another. Police say the crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. yesterday. The names of the drivers were not immediately released.

Local Iowa water official being investigated

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime manager of the Creston Water Department is under investigation, but officials aren’t saying why. KCCI reports Creston’s mayor confirmed that Steve Green is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state auditor. Green has managed the water department for about 30 years. He is suspended with pay while he is being investigated.

Omaha police rescue 2 people, dog from Carter Lake

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November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Omaha police officers rescued two people and a dog from Carter Lake after their boat capsized. An officer spotted the overturned boat in Carter Lake, Iowa, Sunday and called for help. Paramedics were worried that 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her 32-year-old son, Nathaniel Nelson, could develop hypothermia if they were in the water too long. Four other Omaha police officers responded and helped get the two people and their dog out of the water.

The two people who were rescued and one officer were taken to the hospital to be checked for hypothermia after being in the water for about 20 minutes. The dog, Buster, was taken to the Nebraska Humane Society to get checked out.