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7AM Newscast 01-07-2013

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January 7th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Services held for western Iowa train crash victim

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Harrison County teen who was critically injured last October when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train, died from his injuries, and was buried last Friday. According to the Council Bluffs NonPareil, services were held Friday for 16-year old Jason Hoffman, of Dunlap.

The Iowa State Patrol said Hoffman was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southeast on Remsen Street the morning of October 4th, when he failed to yield to a westbound train at the Canadian Northern railroad track, in the Dunlap City limits. The collision forced the pickup into the southwest ditch. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Lincoln, NE., on December 30th.

Hoffman was a sophomore at Boyer Valley High School. He was active in football, basketball and track.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 7th 2013

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are re-examining state personnel rules after a newspaper investigation revealed that 33 state employees who were fired returned to work for the state in the past five years. The Des Moines Register examined the records of 328 state employees fired for just-cause in the past five years. The paper reports that Iowa conservation officer is still working even after being fired twice for alcohol-related offenses.

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — A police officer is recovering after being stabbed with a screwdriver while trying to break up an assault in northeast Iowa. The Allamakee County Sheriff’s office says Waukon Police Officer Chad Dugan was hurt late Saturday while responding to an assault report. Authorities say a 60-year-old man stabbed Dugan with a screwdriver when Dugan entered the home. After a struggle, the 60-year-old was arrested. Dugan was treated at a local hospital and released.

COGGON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man who was killed in a snowmobile crash near Cedar Rapids late Friday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department said yesterday that Aaron Greif of Central City died when the snowmobile hit a field fence just east of the Cedar Rapids suburb of Coggan.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists, part of another stellar offensive performance from Number 2 Michigan in a 95-67 win over Iowa yesterday. Devyn Marble scored 14 points for the Hawkeyes in Ann Arbor.

Red Oak Police Dept. activity report

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January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest Sunday, of 22-year-old James Corey Dolph. The Red Oak man was taken into custody on a warrant out of Montgomery County for a probation violation. Dolph also faces a charge of assault with the intent to injure, a peace officer. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $25,000 cash bond.

On Saturday, Red Oak Police arrested Tanya Michelle Danick. The 38-year old Red Oak woman was being held in the Montgomery County jail after being stopped just before midnight, Saturday, and taken into custody for driving while revoked and failure to provide proof of insurance. Her bond was set at $1,000.

And, the Red Oak P-D says three teens were cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age. The three were identified as 18-year-old Torri Huerta, of Griswold, 18-year-old Cody Benjamin Johnson, of Stanton, and Brent Edward Hanson, of Villisca.

All three were cited and released.

Combine vandalism under investigation in Page County

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Clarinda are investigating an incident of vandalism, which was reported to authorities on Friday. Officials say Barker Implement reported windows had been broken out of two combines that were on the dealership’s property, for servicing and repair. A dollar amount of the damage was not available, and no arrests have been made.

Bedford man arrested on sexual assault charge last week

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reported this past weekend, the arrest last week of a Bedford man on a sexual assault charge, and the arrest of a Clarinda man on a separate charge of assault.

On Monday, Dec. 31st,. authorities charged 18-year old Keven Daniel Harris, of Bedford, with one count of felony sexual abuse of a child. The charge stems from an investigation that began in April 2012, during which it was alleged Harris had inappropriate sexual contact with a nine-year old female. Harris was taken into custody by officers with the Bedford Police Department, following the issuance of an arrest warrant. Harris was being held without bond in the Page County Jail pending an appearance before the magistrate. His preliminary hearing was set for 1:30-p.m. Wed., Jan. 9th.

And, last Friday, Jan. 4th, 18-year old Jason Lovell Congress, of Clarinda, was charged with misdemeanor assault resulting in bodily injury. The teen was taken into custody at the Clarinda Academy, following an investigation into the assault of a 16-year old student, who suffered a broken jaw during the incident. Congress was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond, pending an initial appearance before the magistrate.

Farm theft investigation leads to 2 arrests

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January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into a theft from a farm east of Hamburg has resulted in two arrests. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday, 33-year old Christopher Lynn Rakes, of Riverton, and 46-year old David Mark Hilgerson, of Shenandoah, were both taken into custody on charges of 1st degree theft.The men were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $10,000 bond each.

The charges stem from an investigation into the October theft of grain bin fan motors from the Mike Stenzel farm at 3263 300th Street, in Fremont County. 12 electric motors, and 12 aluminum fan blades, valued at $11,000 altogether, were taken.

8AM Newscast 01-05-2013

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January 5th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Page County woman reports theft of her purse

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January 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office says a woman from Coin reported Friday (Today), the theft of her purse. The purse, which contained money and personal items, was stolen from the 27-year old woman’s 1999 Buick LeSabre, parked near her residence in the 200 block of Church Street, in Coin. The theft took place sometime between 7-p.m. Thursday and 7:30-a.m. Friday. A dollar amount of the loss was not available Friday afternoon, and no arrests have been made.

Breaking News: Body in Sac County house was kidnapping suspect’s mom

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January 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says the woman found dead in a western Iowa farmhouse during a kidnapping investigation is the kidnapping suspect’s mother. Sac County Attorney Ben Smith said Friday that 21-year-old Kirk Riley Levin’s mother, Marilyn Schmitt, was the woman found dead in the farmhouse in Early, 100 miles northwest of Des Moines. Sheriff Ken McClure says a 21-year-old woman told investigators that Levin assaulted her and told her he was kidnapping her after showing up at her home Thursday morning asking for a ride to the house. He says she managed to get away and get help from a local resident.

Levin was released from prison Tuesday after serving more than two years for burglary. Investigators found him hiding in a barn Thursday and arrested him. Levin remained jailed Friday on preliminary charges of assault with intent to commit sexual assault, assault while participating in a felony, and third-degree kidnapping.

Levin was released New Year’s Day from the prison in Mount Pleasant after serving a little more than two years of a five-year sentence for third-degree burglary, Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta said. Iowa prison terms are frequently reduced if inmates stay out of trouble while incarcerated.