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8AM Newscast 05-22-2013

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May 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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7AM Newscast 05-22-2013

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May 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Red Oak man cited for alcohol infractions

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report a traffic stop Monday evening resulted in alcohol-related citations being issued to a man from Red Oak. 35-year old Timothy Orville Welch was pulled over in the 1900 block of 200th Street at around 6-p.m., Monday. During the stop, authorities determined Welch allegedly had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and a suspended driver’s license.

Welch was cited for being in possession of an open container while driving, and for driving while suspended. He was released on those citations.

Wed. morning traffic stop results in arrest of a woman on drug charges

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Wednesday) morning in Montgomery County has resulted in the arrest of a woman on drug charges. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by 29-year old Nicole M. Snyder, of Elliott was pulled over on Highway 48 at around 12:40-a.m., for having an insufficient number of headlamps. During the stop, it was discovered Snyder was Driving While Barred. After she was arrested for the offense,  small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine were located. Snyder was also determined to have unlawfully been in possession of prescription medication, and several items of drug paraphernalia.

She was booked into the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a felony charge of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, and varying degrees of misdemeanor charges associated with the other offenses. Snyder was being held in the jail on $5,000 bond.

2 Tabor residents charged with execution-style shooting of dogs

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into the execution-style shooting of several dogs May 12th in Fremont County, has led to the arrest of two people, charged with animal abuse. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department reports their office received a call at around 1-a.m. May 12th, with regard to the shooting of several dogs that had allegedly been chasing livestock. During their investigation, deputies learned the dogs did not chase the livestock, and over the next several days, learned the animals had been shot execution-style. Each of the dogs suffered from a single gunshot wound.

Deputies were able to determine 65-year old Orrie Covert, Jr., and 30-year old Amber Sharp, both of Tabor, were responsible for the shooting of four dogs. Evidence was gathered, and a search warrant carried out at a residence on Tuesday (May 21st) resulted in the confiscation of numerous illegal wild game animals. Covert, Jr. and Sharp were arrested on four counts each of animal abuse. They were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $8,000 bond, each.

Numerous charges are still pending as a result of the search warrant, and through the Iowa DNR. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by officers with the Sidney and Tabor Police Departments, and Iowa Department of Natural Resouces.

Iowa lawmakers look to end legislative session

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are expected back in the state Capitol on Wednesday and legislative leaders say they are close to concluding the 2013 session. There was no floor action in the state House or State Senate on Monday or Tuesday. But legislative leaders say they have been working privately to resolve differences on key issues, like education policy, property tax cuts and low-income health care. Votes could come on those issues soon.

Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, of Hiawatha, says Tuesday it was possible lawmakers could finish their work on Wednesday. Lawmakers must also finish their work on several key budget bills, including the Health and Human Services budget, which provides funding to state health departments.

6th Annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Field Day to Focus on Practical Application Tips

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the ISU Extension service report the 6th Annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day, scheduled for June 11th at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead south of Shelby, Iowa, will address a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in learning more about practical application and trouble-shooting for no-till production. The day starts at 8 AM when registration and vendor displays open. A wide variety of local agribusinesses will be on hand to visit with producers in the morning and demonstrate their services/equipment.

The field day begins at 9 AM with breakout sessions covering common challenges of corn-on-corn no-till and an overview of recent Iowa Soybean Association trials on deep ripping and nitrogen placement. The breakout sessions will be followed by a weather outlook for the coming crop year, and a lunchtime discussion on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. After lunch, keynote speaker Neil Harl will present “A Look Ahead for Agriculture: Major Concerns on the Horizon”. Lunch will be provided free of charge to all in attendance, including steak sandwiches grilled by the Pottawattamie County Cattlemen. The day will wrap up with a presentation on achieving success in long-term no-till and cover crop usage from an Iowa producer perspective.

Anyone with an interest in the practical application of no-till production, whether looking for ideas to begin adopting no-till practices or a long-time no-till producer looking to improve production results, is encouraged to attend this daylong educational event. Nearly 200 ag producers and ag professionals attended the 2012 event, learning about effective soil stewardship strategies. In addition to the educational sessions at the 2013 WIN Field Day, there will be plenty of time for farmers to visit informational displays, vendor exhibits and network with other producers. 4 hours of CCA Credits have been applied for, and will be available at no cost for Certified Crop Advisors needing additional continuing education units this year.

There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is requested by June 6th to ensure a lunch will be available. Registration can be completed by e-mailing csgorham@iastate.edu, or by calling the Harrison County Extension Office at 888-644-2105. More information is available at many local ISU Extension and NRCS offices, or can be found online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.

The field day is brought to you by NRCS, ISU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass and Shelby Counties, along with many local supporting agribusinesses. 2013 Business Sponsors include Farm Bureau in East & West Pottawattamie, Shelby, Cass & Harrison Counties, A & M Green Power, Brokaw Supply Company, Titan Machinery, Sorensen Equipment Co., Heartland Ag, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Shelby County State Bank, United Bank of Iowa and Bartlett Grain Co.

Iowa News Headlines: Wed., May 22nd, 2013

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of abducting two girls near an Iowa bus stop committed suicide. Forty-two-year-old Michael Klunder was found dead Monday night at a rural property northeast of Dayton. Federal, state and local law enforcement are searching by air, land and water for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard. She and a 12-year-old girl were taken near a bus stop in Dayton, about 60 miles north of Des Moines, on Monday after accepting a ride from a stranger. The younger girl escaped.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials blame an outbreak of norovirus for sickening dozens of students at a Sioux City elementary school. The local Health Department says lab results show the virus caused more than 40 students and three staff members at Bryant Elementary to become ill last Thursday. Another 33 students reported being sick Friday. Norovirus is a common food-borne pathogen. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Rescuers called to the scene of a train derailment found the engineer and conductor atop one of the derailed locomotives in an area surrounded by rising floodwaters. No one was injured in the late Monday derailment of the Canadian Pacific train. Workers were safely rescued. A railroad spokesman says the derailment was caused by a washed-out rail line.

CHICAGO (AP) — An Iowa letter carrier has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for sending dud pipe bombs with threatening letters signed “The Bishop.” U.S. District Judge Robert Dow issued the sentence yesterday, saying John Tomkins “engaged in a reign of terror.”

Norovirus blamed for sickening Sioux City students

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May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials are blaming an outbreak of norovirus for an illness that sickened dozens of students at a Sioux City elementary school. The Sioux City Journal reports that Siouxland District Health Department announced Tuesday that lab results show the virus caused more than 40 students and three staff members at Bryant Elementary School to become ill on Thursday. Another 33 students reported being sick Friday.

Norovirus is a common food-borne pathogen with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. Health department Deputy Director Tyler Brock says it’s unclear where the illness originated or if it was contracted at the school.

Semi burns up near Anita

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May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Anita and Wiota responded to the scene of a semi-tractor trailer fire this (Tuesday) afternoon, near the intersection of Highways 148 and 83.

Photo courtesy Mike Kennon, Cass County Emergency Mgmt. Director.

The call came in at around 12:40-p.m. The truck was reportedly hauling food and or restaurant supplies. No injuries were reported. Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon told KJAN News the fire started in the engine compartment of the semi. Crews were still on the scene late into the afternoon,  pumping fuel out of the truck’s tanks and cleaning up the debris, before it could be hauled away.

Additional details are currently not available.