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(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/17/2015

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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“Crazy Days” in Atlantic this weekend

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Downtown Atlantic will find more shoppers than usual filling its sidewalks and doorways this Saturday, July 18th.Banner Ad ANT Participating Atlantic businesses will once again offer crazy, summer deals during the annual Crazy Daze retail sales event.

Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Director Ouida Wymer says “Crazy Daze is a long time tradition in Atlantic. We hope to bring people from out of town to experience crazy sales, have a great time and come back to shop Atlantic.”

Shoppers can also enjoy a free, Thanks with Franks hotdog lunch on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at 5th and Chestnut. The hot dogs and chips meal is sponsored by Hockenberry Family Care and Hy-Vee.  Beverages will be provided by the Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

In addition to crazy sales at Atlantic retailers, there will be live street entertainment by BJ Hart and Caleb Kelly, as well as Sheltered Reality. Sheltered reality is a nonprofit musical organization whose performing membership spans all ages from 4 years old to 76. Performances include performance of percussion set to music, as well as high energy choreography, to engage and motivate audiences.

Crazy Daze activities are brought to you by McDermott & Son Roofing, Renew Ag Supply and Salute Gymnastics. For more information on Crazy Daze and other Chamber events visit atlanticiowa.com or contact the Chamber office at 712.243.3017.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/17/2015

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:07-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Creston man arrested for 3rd offense OWI

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man from Union County was arrested late Thursday night in Creston on a couple of charges. 44-year old Brian Taylor, of Creston, was stopped in the 300 block of S. Elm Street at around 11:30-p.m. He was taken into custody for Driving While Revoked and OWI/3rd offense. Taylor was later released on $5,000 bond.

Shelby County Fair Queen crowned

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A teenager from Panama was crowned Queen of the 2015 Shelby County Fair, Thursday night. Chelsea Assmann received the honors. She’s the daughter of Larry and Christine Assmann.

Haley Klein, daughter of Bob and Julie Klein, was the first runner-up. Mackenzie Goshorn, daughter of Darren and Kay Goshorn, was second runner-up.

Audubon County Fair Queen crowned Thursday

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July 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Audubon County Fair Queen contest was held Thursday night at the grandstand on the Audubon County Fairgrounds.  2014 Fair Queen Cassie Irlmeier passed along her crown to Tess Albright, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Audubon High School.  Albright was crowned queen out of a field of 7 contestants.  1st Runner-Up was Deann Irlmeier, an 16-year-old Sophomore at Exira-EHK.  2nd Runner-Up went to Jessica Wood, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Exira-EHK High School.

The candidates met on Thursday, July 9th at the Audubon County Extension Office to enjoy a meal catered by Simply Sweet.  That night they were interviewed as part of the judging process on criteria that included community involvement, speaking abilities and poise.  The Audubon County Fair Board supports the contestants by providing the meal, crown and sash, prizes, and State Fair accommodations to the winner.

Albright will now participate in the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest August 11th-15th. Coronation of the State Fair Queen will be Saturday, August 15th at 7 pm on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage.

The full list of candidates were: Tess Albright, Emily Campbell, Ashley Hansen, Deann Irlmeier, Sarah Mosinski, Aly Vance, and Jessica Wood.

Scammers pose as Sac County Clerk of Court representatives

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Sac County said Thursday, several residents of the County have been receiving phone calls from someone posing as a deputy with the Sac County Clerk of Court. The caller tells the victims that they have a bad check and that they can resolve this with a credit card payment over the phone.

The phone number on caller ID shows that it is a local number but the caller is telling the victim to call an (872) number. Authorities say this is a SCAM and you SHOULD NOT give out your credit card number to anyone calling you on the phone.

The 872 phone number is a trac phone out of the Chicago area.

Jindal to attend Madison County Fair

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Madison County Republican Central Committee reports Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobbie Jindal, will attend the Madison County Fair this weekend. The Governor of Louisiana will hold a “Meet and Greet” event in the Republican Food Booth Tent from 5-until 7-p.m., Sunday.  After he meets with the public, Jindal will attend the Madison County Fair Mud Bog races. The event is open to the public.

4 underage people cited for alcohol possession Thu. night

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report four Red Oak residents under the legal age were arrested at around 11:45-p.m. Thursday, cited and then released, for allegedly being in possession of alcohol. 17-year old Elias Guerra was cited into Juvenile Court, 18-year old’s Gavin Dean French and Luis Rodriquez Ibarra, along with 19-year old Todd Michael Rensch were also cited and released.

And, at around 8:30-p.m. Thursday, Red Oak Police were called to the scene of a man out of control with weapons. When they arrived in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue, officers found 31-year old Christopher Long, of Red Oak. After speaking with the man, Long agreed to take a preliminary breath test, the results of which came back as .083 (point Oh-eight-three), or over the limit for legal intoxication. He was taken into custody and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where Long was charged with Public Intoxication. His bond was set at $300.

Early morning pursuit in Pott. County

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July 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Pottawattamie County were led on a high-speed chase early this morning that ended sometime after 2-a.m., just north of Interstate 80, in Harrison County. Details are sketchy at this time, but scanner traffic indicated the vehicle being pursued on L-34 in northwestern Pott. County reached speeds of just over 100-miles per hour before the right front tire blew out. It’s believed the car may have run over stop-sticks laid down by a deputy.

The suspect and the vehicle continued north into Harrison County before he ditched the vehicle and took-off on foot at around 2:19-a.m.. Multiple law enforcement agencies including K9 units attempted to locate the individual, a man with no shirt and blue jeans, but as of 3:30-a.m., the subject had not been located.

We’ll update this story as more details become available.