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Audubon man charged with OWi

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An Audubon man faces an OWI/1st Offense charge after he was pulled over early Sunday morning,  near Highway 44 and Ibis Avenue, in Audubon County. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Departments says 30-year old Kyle Edward Lauridsen was brought to the Audubon County Jail following his arrest at around 2:40-a.m.  He later posted bond, and was released.

Fremont County arrest report

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County have released their most recent activity report. Authorities say 41-year old Jill Lynn Davalos, of Sidney, was arrested April 28th, for OWI/1st offense. That same day, 39-year old Douglas Allen Hastie, of Glenwood,was arrested for Driving Under Suspension and Speeding.

And the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a Thurman woman about a burglary and theft on April 30th. And an incident of Criminal Mischief was reported by a Hamburg man, on April 21st. There was also a two-vehicle accident which occurred on April 25th, but no injuries were reported.

Shelby County field & grassland fire danger remains low

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The field and grassland Fire Danger Index in Shelby County remains in the “Low” risk category this week. That was the word today (Monday), from the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, who said also, that the weekly notifications will likely be discontinued soon, unless unusually dry conditions return to the area.

Weekend arrests in Cass County

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports two arrests over the weekend. On Sunday, 27-year old Brett Douglas Johnson, of Griswold, was arrested on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Johnson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance. And, on Saturday, 24-year old Jodi Lynn Brookshire, of Audubon, was arrested, also on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Brookshire was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on her own recognizance.

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Theft arrest in Red Oak

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak Police report the arrest early this (Monday) morning, of 45-year-old Raymond Lee Briggs. The Red Oak man was taken into custody on a charge of 2nd degree theft. Additional information on the charges is not available. Briggs was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond.

2 Hamburg men charged in vehicle shooting Saturday

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Fremont County arrested two people Saturday on weapons-related offenses, after authorities investigated the reported shooting of a vehicle early that same day, in the 1100 block of Hamburg. During their investigation, authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2700 block of Bluff Road in Fremont County, which led to the arrest of 20-year old Dalton Shane Haler and 22-year old Joshua Allen Reafling, both of Hamburg.

Both men face Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Use of a Firearm and Conspiracy, charges. They were brought to the Fremont County Jail, where Raefling posted at $17,000 bond, and Haler was still being held on $17,000 bond.

 

Senate panel to hold hearing on veterans home

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state Senate panel will hold a hearing to review the quality of care at the Iowa Veterans Home. The Monday meeting comes after more than 40 former staffers signed a letter that was printed in The Des Moines Register complaining about the current leadership at the home. A news release from Senate Democrats says David Worley, the commandant of the Veterans Home, will testify at the hearing.

The home in Marshalltown is Iowa’s largest nursing home and among the biggest in the nation for veterans and their spouses. The home is made up of two separate facilities. One provides nursing care for about 500 residents. The other is a residential care facility where 100 more people live mostly independently.

Week #17 of 2013 Iowa legislative session!

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May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Legislators return to the statehouse today (Monday) with all the major issues they’ve faced since January unresolved. Ten-member negotiating committees have been assigned to find compromises on property tax reform, education reform and a new health care plan for low-income, uninsured Iowans. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs won’t speculate on which deals may be easier to strike. “We’re working on all of them, people of good faith really are and there’s ideas being exchanged,” Gronstal said late last week.

House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, a Republican from Hiawatha, is also striking a positive tone. “We’re very pleased with a lot of the progress that was made,” Paulsen says, “….remain optimistic that the conference committees will be able to work out some of these differences.” The 10-member conference committee assembled to strike a deal on education reform didn’t meet last week, however. Paulsen says he’s “extremely frustrated” about that lack of action, but he’s still unwilling to declare that any of the disagreements have reached the stalemate stage.

“We’re trying to set it up for success and I’m expecting to have success,” Paulsen said late last week. “That’s what Iowans expect.” Gronstal wants to keep all 150 legislators in Des Moines this week rather than sending most home if they’re not involved in behind-the-scenes negotiations over key issues. “We’ll make that judgement as we move along,” Gronstal said late last week. “I’m not a great fan of having people leave because they’re all part of this process. Everybody has a vote. We need to share concepts and things with each other as we’re working though our differences.”

The 2011 legislative session ended on June 30th, but through most of May and June that year it was just legislative leaders who stayed at the statehouse to negotiate. Legislators receive an annual salary, plus daily expense money to cover the cost living in Des Moines during the legislative session. However, those daily expenses in even-numbered years like 2012 last just 110 days — so their daily expense allotments ended last Friday.

(Radio Iowa)