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NE man arrested on jail contraband charge

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September 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a man from Nebraska was arrested late Saturday night on a felony charge of introducing contraband into a jail facility. 40-year old Floyd Robert Johnson, Jr., of Omaha, was arrested at the jail located at 106 W. Coolbaugh Street, at around 8:30-p.m. Johnson, Jr., was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

Documents show Iowa has limited data on school bullying

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September 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has been collecting data on school bullying for several years, but there are no complete numbers available and the agency tracking the information says it has limited staffing and funding to handle some of the work.

The Iowa Department of Education says it may seek legislative action to remedy the issue, after a review by The Associated Press shows years of bullying data is limited and more recently, missing for dozens of school districts.

Department spokeswoman Staci Hupp says the agency revamped its data collection system recently to gather better information, but the process has also resulted in inconsistent data. Gov. Terry Branstad has made anti-bullying efforts a legislative priority. When asked about the incomplete data, a spokesman said the governor is considering options, but he didn’t elaborate.

Helicopter crashes in rural Guthrie County

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Stuart Police along with Stuart Fire and EMS responded to the report of a helicopter crash Saturday, near the intersection of Victor Avenue and White Pole Road, in rural Guthrie County. Authorities say the pilot of the downed helicopter encountered a mechanical problem while flying which caused the helicopter to crash into a corn field. The unidentified pilot suffered minor injuries but was able to walk away from the accident.

Photos from the Stuart Police Dept.'s Facebook page.

Photos from the Stuart Police Dept.’s Facebook page.

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Red Oak man arrested on theft charge, Saturday

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man who is no stranger to law enforcement in Montgomery County, is in trouble once again. Authorities said Saturday 25-year old Eric A. Vannausdle, of Red Oak, was arrested on a felony Theft in the 2nd-degree charge, and an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Theft in the 3rd-degree, following an investigation into the theft of a 1972 Ford pickup truck and retaining wall blocks.

The truck and landscaping material were reported missing from Red Oak at around 8:20-a.m., and found just after 9-a.m. at the intersection of 190th and Q Avenue, northeast of Stanton.

Vannausdle was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on bond amounting to $5,000.

Trump bids Perry adieu from race, takes aim at rival Carson

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is saying good riddance to Rick Perry. Perry — a former Texas governor — is now out of the Republican presidential race. And Trump tells a crowd in Iowa, “He’s gone, good luck — he was very nasty to me.” Now the front-runner is taking aim at another 2016 rival, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has risen high in national preference polls.

The billionaire businessman says he doesn’t think Carson “has the energy” to negotiate with world leaders. And Trump criticized Carson for comments that seemed to question Trump’s religious faith.

Boat catches fire on Nebraska side of Missouri River

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — No one was injured when a boat caught fire on the Missouri River between northeastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports that the fire occurred just outside the Sioux City Marina at Chris Larsen Park on Thursday night. The blaze saw firefighters from Iowa and Nebraska respond. Officials said Friday they weren’t sure what sparked the fire.

Sioux City Assistant Fire Chief Dan Cougill says the boat was fully engulfed in flames and was floating downriver when fire crews arrived. The boat’s occupants had escaped the boat early on. Potts says the boat was destroyed.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/12/2015

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Applications for deer hunting permits in Atlantic available now

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson says anyone interested in bow hunting within the City Limits of Atlantic, for the hunting year 2015-16, can apply now for permit applications through the Atlantic Police Department. The hunt is allowed under the city’s Urban Deer Control Ordinance. Hunters wanting to receive an application should stop by the Atlantic Police Department during their normal business hours of 8-a.m. to 4-p.m., Monday through Friday.

The permit will allow you to harvest anterless deer. Once you have reported the harvest to the A-PD, you will be allowed to harvest a buck. Bow hunters that qualified last year with the Atlantic Police Dept. will not need to do so this year, but Erickson says you still have to pick up the permit application and have it filled-out.

New hunters will have to contact the A-PD and set up a time with Lt. Erickson, in order to qualify. Land owners who would like to allow a bow hunter to hunt on their land, should call the Police Dept. at 712-243-3512 during normal business hours, and sign-up.

Villisca woman arrested on a drug charge Saturday morning

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a woman from Villisca was arrested early this (Saturday) morning. 49-year old Stephanie Lee Hightshoe was arrested just after midnight in the 2200 block of Highway 34. She faces Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Revoked, charges. The Montgomery County K9 unit assisted in the investigation and subsequent arrest. Hightshoe was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.