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Glenwood P-D report, 3/13/15

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Police Department reports the arrest on Thursday, of 29-year old Colbie Fike,  of Glenwood. Fike was taken into custody for Driving While barred. Her bond was set at $2000.

Items reported stolen in Creston

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston say a resident in the 700 block of West Prairie Street reported to authorities on Tuesday, that several items had come up missing from his home, and that his credit card had been used without his permission. The theft occurred sometime between Jan. 23rd and March 10th. Items missing include an Ipod, diamond ring and money. The credit card had an unauthorized charge amounting to nearly $75. The total loss was estimated at $2,400.

(Podcast) KJAN News, 3/13/2015

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 8-a.m. Newscast w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 3/13/2015

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Sunnyside Park gates to open this afternoon

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The gates to Sunnyside Park will be opened today (Friday), beginning at 4-p.m. Atlantic Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring advises motorists to “Use great caution as you drive through the park, due to gravel and debris on the streets.” Herring says the tennis courts are open and ready to used by the public FOR TENNIS ONLY.

He says motorists should also be alert to the presence of walkers, joggers, disc golf players and children at play. Herring hopes you will enjoy and respect the parks and their property, because they are there for everyone to enjoy.

Teen facing charges in Storm Lake High School lockdown

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) – A Storm Lake city official says a high school student is facing charges after he tried to hit another student and said he would come back to school with a gun to end an argument. Public Safety Director Mark Prosser says the 16-year-old was arrested at his home and is charged with multiple felonies, including making terroristic threats and assault.

Officials say the teenager was restrained after attempting to assault the other student on Thursday, but later broke free. He also is suspected of hitting a teacher with a chair. Officials were unsure if the suspect left the school afterward. The high school and a neighboring community college were placed on a brief lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Woman distracted by rescue/police scene backs into parked car

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a woman distracted by a police and/or rescue situation happening nearby, backed into a parked vehicle, Thursday evening. 55-year old Wilma Dykes, of Red Oak, was backing up to park next to a legally parked 1998 Dodge Stratus, but wasn’t paying attention to how close she was. Her 2007 Kia Sorento collided with the Dodge, causing a total of $2,500 damage. The accident happened at around 7:25-p.m., near the intersection of Grimes and 6th Streets, in Red Oak. Dykes was cited by Police for Failure to have a Valid Driver’s license.

3 Red Oak men arrested for assault

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say three men were arrested Thursday, on assault charges. Officials say 34-year old Luke Daniel Rinehart, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 6-p.m. on an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Aggravated Assault. Rinehart was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $2,000 bond.

And at around 10-p.m., Thursday, Red Oak Police arrested 42-year old Roland Charles Chapin, Jr., and Roland Charles Chapin the 3rd, both of Red Oak. Chapin, Jr., faces a felony Assault charge, while Roland Chapin III faces a simple misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault. Both men were arrested at a location on Joy Street and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where Chapin, Jr.’s bond was set at $5,000, and Roland Chapin III’s bond was set at $300.

Iowa early News Headlines: Fri., March 13th 2015

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Republican straw poll, which has long been held in the college town of Ames, is moving. State GOP officials announced yesterday that the event would be held in Boone at the Central Iowa Expo on August 8th. They said earlier this year they would take bids to host the political gathering, in an effort to better manage costs.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Department of Transportation officials say they’re getting a good response from electronic signs that use sometimes snarky messages to promote driving safety. Dakin Schultz, a traffic planner for the state DOT in Sioux City, tells the Sioux City Journal the signs have been grabbing the attention of drivers across the state with messages including sassy wordplay and parodies of popular songs.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man was charged with possessing explosive devices after officers who broke up a fight at a Storm Lake residence found homemade bombs. The officers responded early Wednesday morning to a report about the fight and arrested three people on charges related to the melee. The officers report that they found bombs inside the residence and subsequently arrested Dion Caldwell.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a body found on an island in the Cedar River has been identified as a man who was reported missing about a week ago. Investigators found 25-year-old Matthew Hudson Junior dead on an island north of the Quaker Oats bridge yesterday.

Red Oak settles over church fight

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The City of Red Oak, and a company connected to the outgoing chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party have reached a settlement in a dispute over a now-demolished church the company owned in the city. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Kirojen LLC of Lincoln purchased a tax lien for the abandoned church at a tax sale in 2012. J.L. Spray, the GOP chairman, was listed in Iowa state records as the company’s president. The city later described the church as dangerous, with a sagging roof and broken windows, and it wanted Spray to pay to have it demolished.

Spray, an attorney in Lincoln, became Nebraska’s GOP chairman in 2013. He steps down this month at the end of his two-year term. Spray said it was the city’s responsibility to cover the cost. He has said information provided by Montgomery County during the tax sale made it appear the building was in better shape than it actually was. A court order last year authorized the city to tear down the church, built in 1890, on a 5,040-square-foot lot at Fifth and Hammond Streets. A contractor demolished the building in August and billed the city $19,000, according to court documents.

The city sued Kirojen to recoup its costs. Last week, Spray offered to pay $10,000 and to deed the property to Red Oak, according to the city. This week, the City Council voted 3-0 to accept the offer. Mayor Bill Billings said the city plans to put the property up for auction.