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Deer in the road causes rollover accident in Page County

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A herd of deer on the road caused a Shenandoah woman to lose control of her car and crash Sunday night, in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say 37-year old Helen Mather was traveling south on 280th Street at around 10:15-p.m., when she swerved to avoid several deer on the road. Mather’s 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix spun around on the road and entered the ditch sideways, before rolling over three times and coming to rest on its wheels in a farm field on the east side of the road. Mather was not injured during the crash, which caused $3,200 damage to her vehicle. No citations were issued.

Earlier that same day, a 2012 Nissan Altima driven by 69-year old Ronald Wilson, of Elcho, WI, struck a deer on Highway Two, just past the 38-mile marker in Page County. The accident happened at around 9:07-a.m.  Neither Wilson nor his passenger were injured. The car sustained $3,000 damage. No citations were issued.

4 teens sent to the hospital following rollover accident

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Four central Iowa teens were sent to the hospital to be checked for possible injuries following a rollover accident Sunday morning, near Clarinda. The Page County Sheriff’s Office says a 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by 15-year old Justin Sziber, of Des Moines, was travelig east on 196th Street at around 10:55-a.m., when the teen lost control of the SUV as it entered a curve. The vehicle slid into the east ditch before rolling onto its passenger side.

Sziber, and his passengers: 16-year old Austin Nibbler, 15-year old Jacob Leclair, and 16-year old Allison Leclair, all of Des Moines, were transported to the Clarinda Hospital by Clarinda EMS. Each of the teens were wearing their seat belts. Sziber was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, and Failure to have a valid license. The SUV sustained $5,000 damage during the crash.

1 injured during Sunday accident in Page County

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a Chrysler Sebring suffered possible, unknown injuries following an accident Sunday evening just north of Essex, in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say 55-year old Alison Chambers, of Shenandoah was transported to the Shenandoah Medical Center by Shenandoah EMS, following the crash on Highway 48.

Chambers was traveling north on the road at around 4:05p.m and attempting to pass another vehicle, when she lost control of her car. The vehicle left the road and entered the north ditch. Damage from the accident amounted to an estimated $1,000. Chambers was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Shenandoah man arrested Friday on vehicular homicide & other warrants

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a Shenandoah man was arrested Friday evening on Mills County warrants for OWI/2nd Offense, Vehicular Homicide/OWI, and Homicide by Vehicle/reckless driving. An investigation determined 29-year old Lyle Francis Stogdill was the driver of a vehicle that crashed August 20th, northwest of Malvern. The accident claimed the life of 46-year old Robert Gene Ryan, of Shenandoah.

Ryan was ejected from a 1994 Mazda pickup truck that had been traveling west on Highway 34, when it entered the south ditch and crossed 288th Street, before rolling over.  Stogdill was injured in the crash. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. Authorities weren’t sure at the time, which man was driving the pickup.

Sheriff Lyle Palmer says Stogdill was unable to post $37,000 bond, and was being held in the Page County Jail until he could be transported to Mills County.

Weather shouldn’t be an issue for holiday travel

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One of the busiest travel holidays of the year is just ahead and forecasters say Iowans should have few weather issues to contend with this Thanksgiving — and warmer-than-usual temperatures. Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, at the National Weather Service, says temps are 10 to 20 degrees higher than normal. Schumacher says, “It’s been warm for the past several days and it looks like it’ll be temperatures in the 50s and low 60s the next couple of days and we could see some 70s in the state on Wednesday which would be pretty close to record levels.”

A cool front may arrive in the state as soon as Thanksgiving Day. “We’ll see a couple of days of sharply colder air with high temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s across the state, but that’s actually pretty close to normal,” he says, with no snow in the forecast, at least through the weekend.

There’s an outside possibility for some wet snow next week, but the long-range forecast is still developing.

(Radio Iowa)

Fremont County Sheriff’s report

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department today (Monday) released a report on recent arrests. Officials say last Thursday, 21-year old Andrew Lemrick, of Shenandoah, was arrested for a Probation Violation. And, three people were arrested last Tuesday (Nov. 13th), including: 33-year old James Burson, of Council Bluffs, who was arrested for Theft in the 2nd degree, an ATV violation, and for Failure to Maintain Control; 29-year old Danielle Dickinson, of Bellevue, NE,  was arrested Tuesday, for a Probation Violation, and on a warrant out of Page County; and, 24-year old Tyler Witter, of Nebraska City, NE, was arrested in Fremont County, on a charge of Simple Assault.

Arrested on November 8th, was: 47-year old Linda Mees, of Riverton, on a charge of Simple Assault; and 29-year old Christina Marie Stocksdill, also of Riverton, who was also arrested for Simple Assault. On November 7th, 38-year old Davey Lee Swanson, of Riverton, was arrested in Fremont County for Public Intoxication, and on November 2nd, 19-year old Andrew Thomas Sunday, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and improper use of registration.

3 accidents in Atlantic, Friday

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department says no injuries were reported following three accidents that occurred on Friday. Officials say Shirley Lemke, of Adair, was cited for Failure to Yield upon making a left turn, after her vehicle collided with one driven by Brian Masteller, of Wiota. The accident happened at around 3-p.m. Friday, at the intersection of Highways Six and 71. Damage from the crash amounted to $14,000.

The second accident happened at around 6:45-p.m. on Highway 6, near the intersection with Park Drive. Officials say a vehicle driven by Nathan Grieshaber, of Atlantic, struck a deer. The mishap caused $1,500 damage.

And, an accident at around 9:25-p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot caused $5,700 damage. Atlantic Police say a vehicle driven by Richard McManis, of Red Oak, was pulling a trailer clipped a legally parked vehicle owned by Joshua Peach, of Anita. The accident happened as McManis was traveling south through the parking lot, and attempted to cut across a row. In doing so, he turned too sharply, causing the trailer to clip the right rear of Peachs’ vehicle. No citations were issued.

(9-a.m. News)

8-a.m. Local/State News (Podcast)

News, Podcasts

November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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.