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Iowa officials search 2 homes in death investigation

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THAYER, Iowa (AP) — Iowa law enforcement officials have searched two homes in Thayer as part of the investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found in a pond earlier this week. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation agents and Union County sheriff’s deputies searched the homes Friday.

The body of 37-year-old Loretta Dillinger was found last week in a pond near Lorimor in southern Iowa. Her car was found nearby. Authorities say they consider Dillinger’s death suspicious. Authorities say Dillinger had lived at least one of the homes searched Friday. A fire occurred at that home in September.

Lenox Trailer park fire

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Taylor County are investigating a suspicious fire that took place in Lenox early Friday morning. According to reports, a small fire occurred just outside of a mobile home in a trailer park on S. Walnut Street in Lenox, at around 1:30-a.m. Authorities said the fire appears to have been intentionally set. No injuries were reported.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area early Friday morning is asked to contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office at 712-523-2153.

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

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, Sat. 12/12/2015

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Villisca man arrested on Page County warrant

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Friday night of 40-year old Alan Paul Gray, from Villisca. Gray was taken into custody at around 9:10-p.m. in Villisca, on a valid Page County warrant for Failure to Pay Child Support. The man was turned over to Page County authorities and held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Red Oak man arrested Friday evening

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a local man Friday evening. Officials say 26-year old Kyle Wayne Pack, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 4:40-p.m. on a warrant charging him with a Probation Violation. Pack was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Overnight closure scheduled for southbound I-29 near Council Bluffs Dec. 13

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December 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Ames Construction Office reports southbound Interstate 29 near Council Bluffs will be closed Sunday night from the I-29/I-80 interchange (Exit 4), to the U.S 275/Iowa 92 interchange (Exit 47), for demolition of the bridge over the interstate lanes.

Ramp closures scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 p.m. include: Westbound I-80 to southbound I-29 ramp, which will be closed to traffic; At 7 p.m….Eastbound I-80 to southbound I-29 ramp will be closed to traffic.IA DOT

Southbound I-29 will be reopened to traffic at 5:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14th. Interstate travelers should follow the local detour during the closure.

Wastewater discharge occurring from Elliott Treatment Lagoon

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December 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Friday evening, that the DNR is investigating the report of an ongoing wastewater discharge at the city of Elliott’s wastewater lagoon. The DNR’s Atlantic field office received a video showing the discharge Friday afternoon. DNR inspectors were en route to the Montgomery County city to work with the city to stop the discharge and to collect water samples.DNR logo

Residents should keep children and pets away from the East Nishnabotna River downstream of Elliott while the discharge continues. The extent of the problem and the amount of discharge is unknown at this time. DNR will continue to monitor the situation and repairs, and may seek appropriate enforcement action.

Arrest warrant issued in connection w/Bluffs bank robbery

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December 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say an arrest warrant for 1st Degree Robbery has been issued for a man suspected of robbing the Frontier Savings Bank Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Dave Dawson says as the result of an investigation, they were able to identify the suspect as 46-year old Dwight E. Rogers, of Council Bluffs.

Rogers should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be confronted by the public. He’s described as being about 6-feet tall and weighing about 225-pounds. He was last seen (during the robbery) wearing an orange, hunting-style stocking cap, mirrored sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt, black knit gloves and faded jeans with work-style boots.

Dwight E. Rogers

Dwight E. Rogers

Anyone with any information on his location or who comes into contact with him, should notify their local law enforcement immediately. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may also contact Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.

Fatal Car vs Pedestrian accident in Council Bluffs, Fri. evening

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December 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:30-a.m. 12/12)

An adult male pedestrian died Friday evening after being struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of 35th and Broadway, in Council Bluffs. According to Bluffs Police Sgt. Darren Budd, officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:25 PM. The report indicated 65- year old Dan D. Belt, of Council Bluffs, was crossing the street from east to west about half a block south of Broadway on 35th Street, when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by 24-year old Chadwick Pifer, of Council Bluffs.

The sequence of events after Belt was hit remain under investigation. Council Bluffs Fire Department performed CPR and transported the man to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he was pronounced deceased. Speed and intoxication do not appear to be factors in the accident. The CBPD’s Traffic Unit is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.