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Harlan P-D reports a drug-related, & other arrests

News

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan, Saturday, arrested a man on drug charges, following a traffic stop. 43-year old Steven McDonald was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited acts penalties, and driving while barred.

Last Friday, Harlan Police arrested 58-year old Ronald Daeges, after officers investigated a report of a person urinating on a tree.  When officers arrived they found Daeges unconscious on the ground.  Daeges was taken to Myrtue Medical Center.  Once he was cleared by the hospital staff, Daeges was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with intoxication in public.

And, there were two arrests last Thursday (April 14th), in Harlan. 49-year old Timothy Turner, of Harlan, was taken into custody when officers responded to a report of man who had wrecked his bicycle and was having difficulty getting up.  Turner was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with intoxication in public. And, 52-year old Karla Frohwein-Leinen, of Harlan, was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance at the Lincoln Pines apartments.  Frohwein-Leinen was taken to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with trespassing.

Clarinda P.D. Executes Drug Arrest Sweep Tuesday evening

News

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports his officers Tuesday evening served three arrests warrants that were issued following a drug investigation conducted jointly by the Iowa Division  of Narcotics Enforcement, the Page County Sheriff’s Department and the Clarinda Police Department. The investigation involved the alleged felony distribution of marijuana.

Taken into custody was 19-year old Dylann James Everett, 21-year old Skyler William Shane,  and 22-year old Brandon James Sweet, all of Clarinda. All three individuals were booked into the Page County Jail and later released from custody after posting bond in the amount of $5,000 each, pending further action in Page County District Court.

All information has been forwarded to the office of Page County Attorney Carl M. Sonksen for the consideration of formal charges.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 4/20/2016

News, Podcasts

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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Final defendant sentenced in death of Council Bluffs man

News

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The last of three defendants has been sentenced in the death of a Council Bluffs man. On Tuesday 23-year-old Christopher King, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was given five years in prison. He’d pleaded guilty to theft after prosecutors lowered the charge.

Iowa authorities say King, Caine Petersen and Sarael Duncan robbed 20-year-old Jacob Combs of marijuana on Aug. 15 last year in Council Bluffs. Authorities say Combs jumped onto Petersen’s vehicle as the three men fled but then fell or was thrown, suffering head injuries. Combs died in a hospital later that day.

Petersen, of Council Bluffs, and Duncan, of Omaha, Nebraska, were given 10 years in prison after making their plea deals.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 4/20/2016

News, Podcasts

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Creston man arrested on drug charges in Adams County

News

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say a Union County man was arrested early Tuesday morning on drug & other charges, following a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 34 and Sycamore Avenue.

Chevy Van Sauer

Chevy Van Sauer

26-year old Chevy Van Sauer, of Creston, was placed under arrest at around 2:25-a.m., for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine), Driving While License Revoked, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sauer was being held in the Adams County Jail on $25,000 bond.

All Iowa school districts to implement ‘teacher leadership’ program this fall

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April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One-quarter of Iowa’s school teachers will be instructional coaches or mentors to other teachers in their district during the next school year. All 333 Iowa school districts will be splitting 150-million dollars in additional state funding for this teacher leadership initiative. Mike Sherwood, superintendent of the Webster City and Northeast Hamilton School Districts, says putting the focus on instruction is important.

“It is at the classroom level and directly supports the work teachers do at the classroom,” Sherwood says. “It provides another layer of support as teachers move from isolated teaching environments to collaborative environments.” Governor Branstad invited Sherwood to speak about the program Tuesday morning, during Branstad’s weekly news conference. Sherwood is using the extra state funding to pay teachers on staff extra to be mentor teachers, plus he’s hiring an expert in the latest digital technology.

“It will be somebody that will work directly with classroom teachers on integrating that directly into their lessons,” Sherwood says. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa will have “the most extensive teacher leadership system” in the country next fall when all 333 districts are participating in the program. “With higher expectations for all students today, Iowa is better at supporting the work that teachers must do,” Reynolds says. Governor Terry Branstad says rewarding teachers who take on more responsibility will hopefully keep some teachers from leaving the profession. And Branstad says measuring student achievement is part of the process.

“We want to make sure that we’re preparing Iowa students and the future Iowa workforce for quality careers and jobs in the future,” Branstad says. Branstad convened the “Future Ready Summit” yesterday (Tuesday), in Des Moines. More than 750 teachers and administrators as well as business and labor leaders attended, to discuss ways to equip students with the right skills.

(Radio Iowa)

Proposed new deer hunting season will have few changes

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission has given preliminary approval for the 2016-2017 deer hunting seasons. D-N-R spokesman, Kevin Baskins, says the proposed season will look much like this year’s. “We really are not seeing any changes, we’re looking at a status quo type season compared to last year. And I think that reflects that we have a herd population that is stabilizing over a great part of the state,” Baskins says.

While he says the population is stabilizing, it’s not uniform across the state. “We still have parts of the state that have an abundance of deer, and the antlerless quotas we have that we have reflect that,” Baskins says. “We still see an area of northwest Iowa where we’ve probably gone a little too far in terms of reducing deer. Up there we still have some buck only restrictions for some of those counties during the early muzzle loader season and the first shotgun season.” Baskins says the D-N-R has a variety of different ways to keep track of the deer population.

“We do it through surveying our hunters, through looking at road kills, and also right now we are still kind of wrapping up some of our spotlight surveys where we go out at night and run some routes to determine what we are seeing out on the countryside,” Baskins says. He says they also talk with landowners about any damage that may be done to crops by deer. Baskins says they have a deer task force that helps set up the hunting

“That includes people who are deer hunters, obviously the agricultural production groups, and also insurance companies,” Baskins says. “And one of the goals that was established by that task force was to get kind of to where we were in the 1990s when everything seemed to be in balance in terms of not having too many complaints from any of those three groups.”

There is a hearing on the proposed seasons on June 1st. You can send written comments to the Department of Natural Resources, Dale Garner, Wildlife Bureau Chief, Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034; by e-mail at Dale.Garner@dnr.iowa.gov or by Fax at 515-725-8201. You can see the full proposal on the Iowa D-N-R’s website at: www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.

Here are the proposed dates for the deer hunting seasons.
DEER SEASONS
Regular Gun 1 Dec. 3-7
Regular Gun 2 Dec. 10-18
Bow Oct. 1-Dec. 2 and Dec. 19-Jan. 10, 2017
Early Muzzleloader Oct. 15-23
Muzzleloader Dec. 19-Jan. 10, 2017
Youth Sept. 17-Oct. 2
Disabled Hunter Sept. 17-Oct. 2
Holiday Antlerless-Only Dec. 24-Jan. 2

(Radio Iowa)

Fatal motorcycle chase in Council Bluffs

News

April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man in his 20’s died during a motorcycle pursuit Tuesday night in Pottawattamie County. Council Bluffs Police say at around 10:19-p.m.,  an officer with the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) Division attempted to stop two motorcycles on Big Lake Road, near the Pottawattamie County Jail. Both motorcycles eluded the officer and drove westbound on Nash Blvd at a high rate of speed. The driver of a 2006 Yamaha lost control of the motorcycle approximately 3 blocks west of the intersection of 16th Street and Nash Blvd.

The motorcycle went over the curb and stuck a fence separating the city street from the interstate. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle. The second motorcycle fled the area. The MVE Officer witnessed the crash and immediately stopped and rendered aid. The male driver was transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs were he died from his injuries. The driver was wearing a helmet. The man had no identification and was driving a stolen motorcycle. His identity was still being investigated.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712‐328‐4948 (Traffic Unit) or 712‐328‐STOP (Crime Stoppers).

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., April 20th 2016

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April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS – A pursuit of two motorcycles in Council Bluffs led to one of the cycles crashing and the other getting away, Tuesday night. The driver of the motorcycle that crashed died at a hospital. The man, who was in his 20’s, had no ID on him. The incident remains under investigation.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A former U.S. Cellular employee has been accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in merchandise from the company in Council Bluffs. The 21-year-old man, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with felony theft and ongoing criminal conduct.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — City Council members have approved a measure to penalize Sioux City property owners an extra 25 percent on unpaid city fees for removing snow from sidewalks. The penalties were approved Monday and will be levied on the unpaid fees added to the parcels’ property taxes. City code requires owners to clear sidewalks within 12 hours after snow or ice has stopped falling.

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Officials are asking residents in Oskaloosa and Beacon to boil their water after a pump failed in a city water treatment plant. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says two water towers in the Oskaloosa treatment plant emptied overnight and the low pressure may have caused bacteria to enter the water system. Officials say residents should boil drinking water for a minute before letting it cool.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of people who didn’t know Charles Lanam went to his funeral anyway, honoring his service to his country. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown had posted an appeal on Facebook, asking people to attend Monday’s service at the Iowa Veterans Home and cemetery. The funeral home had said the 81-year-old Fairfield native died April 10, leaving behind no family to mourn him.