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2 men arrested for Probation Violation Wednesday night in Montgomery County

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November 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two men were arrested on separate warrants for Probation Violation, Wednesday. A little after 6-p.m., Deputies arrested 31-year old Aryon James Goodman, of Moulton, IA, on two felony counts of Probation Violation out of Appanoose County. He was taken into custody in the 1600 block of N. Broadway Avenue and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where his cash bond was set at $10,000.

And, at around 8:25-p.m., 41-year old Daniel Elmer Bright, of Corning, was arrested in the 100 block of W. Coolbaugh Street, in Red Oak, for Probation Violation. Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted in making the arrest. Bright was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thursday, 11/23/17 – Thanksgiving Day

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November 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man who sent threatening tweets to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has been convicted by a jury of sending threatening communications. A federal jury in Cedar Rapids reached the verdict for 34-year-old Joseph Hilton Dierks on Wednesday after five hours of deliberations.

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County prosecutor has been charged with child endangerment, accused of striking a child. Court records say Joseph Crisp pleaded not guilty Monday in Dallas County Court in Adel. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press. The complaint says Crisp used an open hand to strike the child across the back on Nov. 15 as punishment for defecating in a diaper.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over the next five years.

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An airport in western Illinois is launching an initiative to encourage area businesses along the Illinois-Iowa border to prioritize flying local. The Quad-City Times reports that the Fly Local Alliance program comes as the Quad-City International Airport in Moline works to retain and increase passengers. Airport officials say participating companies won’t pay a membership fee. In exchange, companies promise to communicate with airport officials about their travel spending.

Waterloo man convicted of tweeting threats to Joni Ernst

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man who sent threatening tweets to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has been convicted by a jury of sending threatening communications. A federal jury in Cedar Rapids reached the verdict for 34-year-old Joseph Hilton Dierks on Wednesday after five hours of deliberations.

U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. says evidence showed Dierks sent Ernst several threatening tweets in August, one which suggested he would shoot her and included a link to a 2010 movie in which a man shoots a woman in the head and kills her.

U.S. Capitol Police contacted the Waterloo police and officers to Dierks’ home say he promised to “tone it down.” Within 24 hours he was sending more threatening tweets to Ernst.

He remains in custody and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Follow the rules when thawing & cooking turkeys to avoid illness

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Thousands of Iowans will be cooking their very first Thanksgiving turkeys tomorrow, and for those newbies, certain rules need to be followed when handling the big bird. While the Butterball Hotline offers some important cooking tips, so does the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center. Registered nurse and poison center educator Joan McVoy says it’s vital to thaw frozen turkeys properly.

Take care to follow the directions on pre-heating and cooking temperatures when popping the big bird in the oven.

Food handling is also important -after- the big meal to prevent food-borne illnesses.

If you have questions, the Sioux City-based Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center is staffed around-the-clock and it’s a free call at 800-222-1222.

(Radio Iowa)

Potentially dangerous weekend ahead on Iowa’s roads

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Thanksgiving weekend is easily one of the busiest periods of the year on Iowa roads. Patrick Hoye, chief of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the congestion increases the risk for crashes. (click on the left side of the audio bar to listen)

Over the past decade in Iowa, the state’s Department of Transportation reports the Thanksgiving weekend has produced 25-percent more fatal crashes than any other holiday weekend. The night before Thanksgiving is a particularly dangerous time because of alcohol-impaired drivers.

Last year in Iowa, five people were killed in traffic crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday period – which runs this (Wednesday) evening through Monday morning.

(Radio Iowa)

26 IA communities share $82.8-million in low interest water quality improvement funds

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Des Moines – The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently announced that 26 Iowa communities have received low-interest water quality loans totaling more than $82.8 million through the State Revolving Fund. Among the communities to receive the loans, is Shenandoah, which received $833,000 for Sewer treatment improvements.

State Revolving Fund Construction Loans are a low-cost construction financing option available for Iowa cities and municipalities for water quality initiatives. Planning & Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses.

The State Revolving Fund has awarded Iowa communities and municipalities with more than $2.8 billion in Construction Loans and more than $175 million through Planning & Design Loans since the program’s inception.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides annual capitalization grants to states. Leveraged bonds and loan repayments expand the reach of the federal investment. More than $3 in assistance has been leveraged for Iowa water quality projects for every $1 of federal funds. More information is available at IowaSRF.com.

Atlantic School District receives more than $5,200 from Hy-Vee

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Community School District are pleased to report Atlantic Hy-Vee Manager Jon Johnson recently presented a check in the amount of $5,262.50 to the District. Johnson explained how the fundraiser worked. He said they sold muffins, cookies, Angel Food cake, etc., in an effort to help the school out. He said the funds will be used for a variety of purposes associated with the School District. The money will be used for student activities and food services.

Washington Elem. Principal Stacy Hornung receives box tops from Hy-Vee’s Steph Dagel.

Assistant Hy-Vee Director Stephanie Dagel, also presented Washington Elementary with 10,000 box tops.  Atlantic was one of three stores to win a General Mills contest. The box tops can be cashed-in by the District to purchase whatever supplies the schools may need. Superintendent Steve Barber extends a big Thank You to the Atlantic Hy-Vee, for their donations!

(Left to right) — Atlantic School District Food Service Director DeeAnn Schreiner, Hy-Vee Mgr. Jon Johnson and AHS Asst. Principal/A.D. Matt Alexander.

Henderson man arrested Wed. morning

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies today (Wednesday), arrested a man from Henderson. 55-year old James Scott Malmquist was taken into custody at around 9:35-a.m. on a warrant for Violation of Probation. His cash bond at the Montgomery County Jail was set at $4,000.

Pott. County Sheriff’s report, 11/22/17 – Oakland man arrested on assault charge

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responding to a residence in Oakland, Monday night, arrested a man for Domestic Assault. Authorities say 59-year old Michael Todd Donaldson, of Oakland, was taken into custody at around 6:55-p.m. at the residence located in the 300 block of Hill Street, in Oakland. A neighbor called Police and reported a 51-year old woman came to her home and frantically asked her to call 911. The woman claimed she had just assaulted by a man she knows, at their residence. Deputies arrived a short time later. The alleged victim suffered apparent, minor injuries.

Sheriff’s officials said also, 27-year old Anthony James Featherstone, of Council Bluffs, who was being held in the Pott. County Jail on another charge, was served with an arrest warrant Monday afternoon. The warrant was for Violation of Probation. Featherstone was read the charge against him and returned to corrections officials.

Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment

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November 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over the next five years. Construction of the new bakery is expected to be completed by late fall of 2018.

Gov. Scott Walker’s office says the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has authorized up to $21 million in state income tax credits over the next five years for the expansion. Kwik Trip owns and operates more than 600 retail convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The company is building 56 new stores this year, including 36 in Wisconsin.