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New Iowa laws going into effect on Tuesday

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June 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New state laws aimed at corn growers, drones and electronic cigarettes are set to go into effect Tuesday in Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports) that the laws will allow for potential increases in Iowa’s corn promotion check-off, impose new restrictions on e-cigarettes and prohibit the state and local governments from using drones to enforce traffic laws.

Another law will allow consumers to use gift certificates indefinitely. The state Board of Educational Examiners will also receive the power to discipline teachers who engage in relationships with recent former students.

Iowa will also allow household pets to be included in protection orders in domestic abuse cases. The state will also provide services for minors forced into prostitution, instead of prosecuting them.

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Officials monitor wastewater near Diamondhead Lake

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June 28th, 2014 by Chris Parks

DEXTER, Iowa (AP) – Officials say a leaking pipe has caused wastewater to discharge near Diamondhead Lake in Guthrie County.

The state Department of Natural Resources says wastewater from a sanitary sewer line began bubbling up Friday morning from an underground pipe on the west side of Diamondhead Lake.

Officials believe the pipeline leak occurred after the installation of a power pole. Wastewater is discharging about 300 feet from the lake but has not reached the water.

The Diamondhead Lake Sanitary District expects the discharge to be ongoing until at least Saturday. Residents are being encouraged to avoid swimming and wading near the area.

Storage Box Theft in Red Oak

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June 28th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Red Oak man for Theft in the 5th Degree early Saturday, June 28th at 12:57am.  Officers observed 31-year-old Joseph Aaron Nelson of Red Oak carrying a large storage box on his bicycle.  After making contact with Nelson, he stated that he had taken the box from the 400 block of East Coolbaugh Street.  Nelson was then taken into custody and taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $300 bond.

Domestic Assault Arrest in Red Oak

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June 28th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department responded to a call of a fight in progress on Friday, June 27th at 11:15pm in Red Oak.  After a brief investigation officers arrested Todd Allen Gilleland of Red Oak for Domestic Assault First Offense.  Gilleland was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and is being held with no bond.

Branstad to tour SW IA locations

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June 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be in the KJAN listening area next week. The Republican Governor will take a tour of the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, beginning at 8:45-a.m., Wed., July 2nd. At 11-a.m., he’ll be in Harrison County to attend the “Leadership Harrison Class of 2014” graduation ceremony at Smalls Fruit Farm in Mondamin.

Afterward, he’ll travel to Onawa for a tour of Burgess Health Center at 1:30, and from there it’s on to Guthrie Center, where he and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will tour Rose Acre Farm, at 4:30-p.m. The events are open only to the media and select officials.

Plea made in Guthrie County break-in and theft

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June 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports a Cerro Gordo County man has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Theft in the 1st degree, in connection with a break-in and theft at McAlister’s and Son’s, in Bayard. Todd Hambly, of Swaledale, was arrested and charged following a lengthy investigation that began on May 21st 2013,  when the Guthrie County Sheriffs Office was contacted by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Office after a break in at McAlister & Sons at 1924 Hwy 141, Bayard.

McAlister & Sons had been broken into and several brass bushings for heavy construction equipment had been taken. The value of the property exceeded $ 70,000 in replacement cost. The Guthrie County Sheriffs Office worked with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office in the tracking of Todd Hambly.
Investigation eventually led to Todd Hambly and his girlfriend taking the stolen items to Inver Grove, Minnesota and selling the property at the scrap yard.

The investigation continued for several months until Todd was arrested on multiple felony charges from several agencies. The agencies include Cerro Gordo County, Hardin County, Butler County, Grundy County, Franklin County and Jasper County who worked with the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office in solving several cases in those Iowa counties. Hambly received a 10 (ten) year sentence consecutive to sentences received from Hardin County, Cerro Gordo County, Franklin County, Adair County, Butler County, Grundy County and Jasper County. Van Buren County has pending charges on him.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Cpl. Adam Wolff

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June 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, until 8 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, in honor of Marine Corps Corporal Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Ottumwa, Iowa.  Cpl. Wolff was killed following an attack with an improvised explosive device in the Nad Ali district of Afghanistan. Two other Marines and a military service dog were also killed in the attack.

The Governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. H.R. 692, signed in 2007, requires federal government agencies in the state to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces.

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

Stolen Rifles Recovered in Fremont County

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June 27th, 2014 by Jim Field

Fremont County Sheriff’s Officials say they have recovered assault rifles that were reported stolen earlier this month at Holliman Storage Locker in Hamburg.   37-year-old Jeffrey Allen Culley of Hamburg was arrested on Thursday on three counts of 3rd Degree Burglary and one count of 2nd Degree Theft.   Jeffrey Culley was held at the Fremont County Jail on a cash bond of $10,000.   Also, 36-year-old Kevin Culley of Hamburg was arrested on a charge of Accessory After the Fact.  Kevin Culley was held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 bond.

Attempted Burglary Arrest

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June 27th, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic Police report a local man has been arrested on a charge of 2nd Degree Attempted Burglary.  31-year-old Bryan Kirby was arrested on a warrant  Thursday and taken to the Cass County Jail.