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Cass County Sheriff’s report (8/1/16): 3 arrested on drug charges

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports three men from Maryland were arrested Saturday on drug charges. 24-year old Daniel Zachary Damiba, 25-year old Shem Christian Smith, and 27-year old Daquon Brandon Vickers, all of Maryland, were each charged with Possession of Marijuana/1st Offense. They were taken to the Cass County Jail and released Sunday on their own recognizances.

Last Friday, deputies in Cass County arrested 29-year old Craig Steven Mumm, of Anita, on charges of Domestic Abuse and Obstruction of Emergency Communications. Mumm was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released later that day on $1,000 bond.

Union County Sheriff’s report (8/1/16)

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Sunday afternoon, of 53-year old Lisa Marie Bird, of Lorimor. The woman was brought to the Union County Law Enforcement Center and charged with Domestic Assault. Her bond was set at $300. And, a woman from Afton reported Sunday morning, that a tire on her pickup truck was slashed overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning, in Lorimor. The damage was estimated at $100.

Sheriff officials said also, a motorcycle-vs-deer accident Saturday morning resulted in two people being transported by private vehicle to the Greater Regional Medical Center, in Creston. 47-year old David Love, of Lorimor, was traveling south on Rea Road at around 9:35-a.m., Saturday, when a deer ran out of the ditch and into the side of Love’s 2004 Harley Davidson. Love managed to keep the cycle upright during the accident, and pulled over to the side of the road. A passenger on the cycle, 41-year old Jessica Comstock, of Lorimor, complained of pain and was also transported by private vehicle to the hospital. The cycle sustained $1,500 damage during the collision.

Pott. County Sheriff’s report (8/1/16)

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County say a Central Iowa woman arrested last week on drug and theft charges, is now facing a charges of Giving False Information and Identification. A woman who identified herself as 23-year old Leslie Rodriguez, was identified by another inmate at the Pott. County Jail, as 23-year old Consuelo Sanchez.

Sanchez was originally taken into custody after the vehicle she was driving was discovered in the ditch off Interstate 80, at the 24 mile-marker. Sanchez was initially charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, and Theft in the 2nd degree (for possessing a vehicle that was reported stolen). Deputies recovered a black 2006 Acura TL at the scene, along with a half-gram of marijuana.

The Sheriff’s Office said also, 35-year old Brandi Lynette Pendgraft, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Saturday evening following a traffic stop on Highway 183. Pendgraft was charged with OWI/1st offense, and cited for Improper Use of lanes.

Also arrested Saturday, was 18-year old Peter Douglas Hobart, of Council Bluffs. Hobart was taken into custody on warrants for Felony Theft in the 2nd degree, and a Serious Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, charge. His arrest Saturday occurred after a deputy pulled over a vehicle that was known to have been involved in a pursuit, last Friday. Hobart told the deputy he believed his brother was driving at the time of the pursuit.

Creston woman arrested for OWI

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports the arrest on Friday, of 40-year old Carla Millard. The Creston woman was arrested on an OWI/1st offense charge and later released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 8/1/2016

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 8/1/2016

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Midwest economic survey points downward again

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped again and suggest slow or no economic growth ahead. A report issued Monday says the Mid-American Business Conditions index fell to 47.6 last month from 50.1 in June.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says global economic uncertainty, including Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, was a significant concern for many of the supply managers in the survey.

The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. A score below that suggests decline. The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Council Bluffs man killed in Omaha crash, police say

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a 24-year-old Iowa man has died in a north-central Omaha crash. The crash occurred around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses say a speeding eastbound vehicle went out of control, crossed the westbound lanes and struck a parked pickup, a fence and a utility pole. The driver was ejected through the windshield. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified him as Bernard Brame, who lived in Council Bluffs.

Atlantic Community School District offers 2016-2017 Online Registration

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Community School District report registration for the 2016-17 school year will open today, Monday, August 1st. Parents will be receiving instructions for registering their student(s) via email and text message. ACSD will again utilize the “rollover” online registration process with JMC, the district’s student information system. If your student(s) attended ACSD last school year (2015-16) and were still in attendance on the last day of school, you need to follow the 6 steps below to verify registration information and pay student fees. Student Fees will need to be paid by Friday, October 7, 2016.

The 6 Quick Steps for “Rollover” Online Registration
1. Log onto Parent Portal
2. Click on Student Registration and complete/update information
3. View Tuition/Fees In Parent Portal
4. Set Up Alert Configurations in Parent Portal
5. Pay Fees and Lunch on RevTrak
6. View and complete forms as necessary. (Free and Reduced Forms, Physical Forms, Transportation Request (rural only), Yearbook Order, Handbooks, Parent Portal Information, ACSD 2016-17 School Calendar and much more).

Students who are new to the school district and are planning to enroll for the 2016-17 school year will need to register for school at the district’s school buildings which are open during the summer or access the school registration forms located online at the district’s webpage, www.atlanticiaschools.org.

If you don’t have access to internet/online, feel free to stop at your child’s school. Should you have any questions regarding school registration or the payment of school fees, please contact the appropriate school for your child, at the numbers below.

Washington Elementary School
Pre-K – 3rd grade
Phone: 712-243-5234
Stacey Hornung, Principal
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Schuler Elementary School
Grades 4-5
Phone: 712-243-1370
James Northwick, Principal
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Atlantic Middle School
Grades 6-8
Phone: 712-243-1330
Josh Rasmussen, Principal
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Atlantic High School
Grades 9-12
Phone: 712-243-5358
Heather McKay, Principal
Matt Alexander, Asst Principal/Activities Director
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Transportation
All Grades
Phone: 712-243-3374
Dave Eckles, Supervisor

Food Service
All Grades
Phone: 712- 243-5369
DeeAnn Schreiner, Supervisor

Legislative leaders Upmeyer, Gronstal offer advice for local races

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August 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The presidential race is overshadowing a pitched battle for partisan control inside the state legislature. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake is the top Republican in the legislature and she was a delegate at the Republican National Convention last month. She says the event revealed the “messaging” Trump intends to use for the fall, but that’s not necessarily going to impact legislative candidates. “There’s a lot of discussion about the presidential, but it doesn’t immediately move then to down-ballot,” she says.

Republicans hold a firm majority in the Iowa House and Republicans have focused on trying to win control of a majority of seats in the Iowa Senate. Democrats currently have a 26-to-24 seat advantage. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs is the top Democrat in the legislature and he was a delegate at last month’s Democratic National Convention.

Gronstal offers this advice to legislative candidates: “Your future doesn’t depend on the top of the ticket, the national mood. It depends on what you do in your own race.” Gronstal is up for reelection this November. Gronstal told reporters last week he has so far personally knocked on eight-thousand doors in his district. Each state senator represents about 60-thousand Iowans.

Gronstal’s Republican opponent is Dan Dawson, a state employee who is special agent in the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

(Radio Iowa)