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Beware icy roads and sidewalks

News, Weather

January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Area police departments are reporting roads have become slippery this afternoon due to freezing drizzle or rain. Authorities in Guthrie and Montgomery County were reporting slick conditions as of 3-p.m.  Although the Iowa DOT’s website 511ia.org shows most roads are in “Normal” winter driving condition, Highway 34 west of Highway 59, Interstate 29 from Council Bluffs. Highway 275 and Highway 2, west of Highway 59, were reported to be partially covered with snow.

Beware of black ice on the roads and sidewalks. Conditions are expected to deteriorate as the evening wears on.

3 arrests in Cass County last Friday


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests took place Friday. 24-year old  Christain Michael Collins, of Lewis, was arrested after he turned himself in at the Cass County Jail on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for OWI 1st Offense. Collins was booked into the jail and later released on $1,000 bond.

19-year old Patrick Lee Schultz, of Atlantic, was arrested Friday on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Felony Theft in the 2nd Degree. Schultz was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released later that day on $5,000 bond.

And, 19-year old Logan Roger Dean Nielsen, of Atlantic, was arrested Jan. 22nd on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Nielsen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1,000 bond.

Sac City man charged w/assault and killing 2 animals


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Sac City Police Department reports a Sac City man was arrested following an investigation into an alleged incident of domestic assault and animal abuse. Officers were called to an apartment in Sac City Jan. 13th, where 25-year old Cody Anthony Dupre and a 17-year old female reside.

Following their investigation, officers arrested Dupre Jan. 19th on a Sac County warrant charging him with Domestic Assault/1st offense, for allegedly assaulting the 17 year old female, and two counts of Animal Abuse, after it was discovered Dupre allegedly threw an 8 month old puppy and a Chinchilla against the wall, killing both animals.

Dupre was booked into the Sac County Jail where he was being held without bond on the Domestic Abuse charge, to which he has plead Not Guilty. Dupre was also ordered to have no contact with his alleged victim. His preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 9th.

KS man arrested on drug charges in Audubon County


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop Friday night near Brayton resulted in the arrest of a Kansas man on drug charges. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year Nicholas David Tenbrink, of Berrytown, KS., was arrested at around 9:40-p.m. on charges that include Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Tenbrink was later released from custody after appearing before the Magistrate.

Law enforcement, dealers say Iowa gun sales on the rise


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Law enforcement and gun dealers say that they are seeing a rise in gun sales and applications for carry permits in Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System says Iowa had 25,941 firearm background checks conducted in December 2015, more than in any other month last year.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department says it saw about 1,000 more gun carry permit applications than usual last month. Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew says he believes that influx is the result of rising safety concerns following high-profile gun crimes.

Tom Hudson, manager of CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, says the number of new customers at his shop quadrupled last month, and he’s surprised that gun sales have not dropped off since the usual holiday increase.

Mills County Sheriff’s report, 1/25/16


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports one arrest and one accident took place over the past week. 34-year old Jeremy Scott Carnes, of Pacific Junction, was arrested last Friday on a Warrant for Driving While Revoked. Carnes’ bond was set at $1,000.

And, on Friday, Alma Garcia, of Council Bluffs, was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and having No Insurance, following an investigation into an accident. Officials say Garcia was driving a 2008 Hyundai northbound on 188th street, when she tried to stop at the intersection with Hammond Avenue.

Authorities say due to speeding and road conditions, the car was unable to stop and slid through the intersection, into the ditch and through a wire fence. The vehicle was towed out by a friend. Garcia left the scene without contacting law enforcement. The owner of the fence noticed the accident and called the sheriff’s office to report it. The car was located the vehicle at 18146 Hammond Avenue. It had sustained heavy front end damage, including to the fenders and hood. A large chunk of the front bumper had also fallen off. Garcia told the investigating deputy she didn’t know she was supposed to call to report the accident.

Adair County Sheriff’s report: Cumberland man arrested on warrant


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports two men, including one from Cass County, were arrested last week. 21-year old Shawn Alexander Jensen, of Cumberland, was arrested Jan. 17th in Adair, on a warrant based on an original, OWI/1st offense charge. And, 53-year old James Kermit Cook, of Greenfield, was arrested Thursday on a warrant out of Union County for probation violation. Both men were transferred to their respective county law enforcement agencies for disposition.

And, on Jan. 21st, 34-year old Raymond Scott Davis, of Creston, was arrested at the Adair County Courthouse, on two warrants. Davis was later released on his Own Recognizance.

2 men arrested on burglary/trespassing charges in Page County


January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An investigation last Friday afternoon into a reported trespass and burglary incident in Page County led to the arrest of two men, Saturday. Sheriff’s officials say 40-year old Markus Eugene Johnson, of Red Oak, and 45-year old Bradley Gene Adolphson, of Emerson, were charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree, and Trespassing. Johnson later posted a $5,000 bond and was released. Adolphson was being held in the Page County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Page County authorities say the investigation into the men’s alleged activities began after they received a complaint of a possible trespass and burglary at 1323 B Avenue in rural Essex. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation as both Adolphson and Johnson were arrested in Montgomery County.

Iowa egg farms slowly recovering from last year’s bird flu

Ag/Outdoor, News

January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa egg farms are bouncing back from last year’s bird flu outbreak but rebuilding flocks with millions of new egg layers is taking time as the industry predicted. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday shows Iowa’s population of egg-laying hens at 37.9 million in December, up 6 percent from November but still 37 percent below the year-ago figure.

Iowa farms produced 812 million eggs, up 11 percent from the previous month but down 44 percent from December 2014. The bird flu last summer killed 48 million birds nationwide including 24 million Iowa laying hens. Farmers have replenished flocks but expect it to take most of this year to reach full production again.

U.S. egg production in December was 8 billion, down 8 percent from a year ago.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 1/25/2016

News, Podcasts

January 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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