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Serious injuries reported during a pheasant hunting accident on the 1st day of the season

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa DNR report a man from Remsen was seriously injured on the first day of the pheasant hunting season, Saturday. 18-year old Ross A. Arens was crossing a creek and handing his shotgun to another member of his hunting party, when the gun discharged, striking him in the abdomen at around 8:45-a.m., in rural Plymouth County.

Arens was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A report on his condition was not immediately available.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is still investigating the incident. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene of the incident.

Red Oak woman arrested on a theft charge, Saturday

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak woman was arrested Saturday for Theft in the 5th degree. Red Oak Police say 57-year old Sheryl Lynne Franzen was taken into custody at around 1:10-p.m. at the Fareway Store in Red Oak. Franzen was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Deer causes driver to lose control in Montgomery County, Saturday

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A deer on the road caused a driver in Montgomery County to lose control of his vehicle early Saturday morning about a mile east of Red Oak. Authorities say 39-year old Donald Lee Gay, of Villisca, was traveling east on 200th Street at around 1:45-a.m., when he swerved to miss a deer. The 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving went out of control and slid through a yard at 2013 200th Street, causing about $3,000 damage to the landscaping. Gay was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.

Council Bluffs officials to vote on development

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The Council Bluffs City Council is set to vote next week on a development proposal near the city’s riverfront that would include multilevel office buildings, condo towers and apartment buildings. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the master plan for Playland Park near the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge would be similar to Ak-Sar-Ben Village in Omaha, Nebraska, just across the Missouri River.

The city council is set to vote Monday on the plan. If approved, Mayor Matt Walsh says the next step would be to create a development agreement between the developers and the city.

NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in Iowa spending time with political activists who could prove helpful if the Republican runs for president in 2016. Christie is headlining Gov. Terry Branstad’s birthday bash Saturday night and attending Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt lunch.

It’s Christie’s third recent trip to the early-voting state. And it’s another chance to meet activists and fundraisers who could help him down the line. Some political operatives in Iowa have made it clear that they’re eager to work for him.

But recent polls show that Christie would face an uphill climb if he were to make a play for Iowa.

2 injured in Dallas County crash, Saturday

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A man and woman from Adel were injured in a crash Saturday between their car and a van, in Dallas County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 75-year old Beverly Havlik and a passenger in her car, 83-year old Walter Havlik, who were both wearing their seat belts, were transported to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Walter Havlik was flown by helicopter to the facility, while his wife was transported by ambulance.

Officials say a 2001 Chevy Cavalier driven by Beverly Havlik and a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by 38-year old Jennifer R. Long, of Van Meter, were both traveling southbound on R Avenue north of 300th Street (east of Adel) at around 8:35-a.m., Saturday, when Havlik attempted to make a left turn onto 300th Street, and was hit by the van as it was in the northbound lane while attempting to pass.

Officials say Long was not injured in the crash.

Convicted Iowa county supervisor plans to resign

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Woodbury County officials say a county supervisor sentenced to 30 days in jail for domestic assault has said he will resign his position. Sioux City television station KTIV reports f ) that 44-year-old David Tripp told the chairman of the Woodbury County Board he will resign. Tripp’s promise came Friday, on the same day Tripp was scheduled to turn himself in to the Monona County Jail to serve his sentence.

Tripp, a former jailer, was charged after firing a gun into the air outside his home in December near his wife, who was not hurt. His attorney has said Tripp is being treated for alcohol abuse and is seeing a psychiatrist after being diagnosed with depression.

Tripp was elected in 2010. His term was set to end in January.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. Web Newscast, 10/25/2014

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Local & State News, with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Parking lot fight results in 2 arrests Friday

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report two men were arrested early Friday afternoon following a fight in the parking lot of a grocery store.10303298_735285073187804_5170260600867302025_n 150129_735285046521140_7213448647609566097_n

When officers arrived they observed a fight between 39-year old Martin Villareal, and 40-year old Salomon Granados-Hernandez, both of Lenox. The men were charged with Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Taylor County Jail.

(Podcast) 7:06-a.m News & funeral report, Sat., Oct. 25 2014

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October 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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