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4 arrests reported in Harlan

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Harlan Police Department have released a report on their most recent arrests. Authorities said that on Dec. 28th, 40-year old Phillip Pool, of Harlan, was arrested after police were called to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Dye Street.  Pool was taken to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with assault, for allegedly assaulting Ryan Holm, of Harlan.

Last Saturday, Harlan Police arrested 32-year old Joseph Smith-Kidd and 29-year old Kimberly Kidd, both of Harlan, for Violation of a valid No Contact Order after they were seen together.

And, on Wednesday, 20-year old Gage Johnston, of Harlan, was taken into custody following a traffic stop.  Johnston was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Driving Under Suspension.  He was also cited for failure to prove security against liability.

Taser deployed during the arrest of a Page County man

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Shenandoah Police Department reports Officers used a stun gun to control a man they were trying to place under arrest. The incident happened at around 1:30-a.m. Saturday, after Shenandoah Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Forbes Street, in Essex.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with 20-year old Jared Comstock, of Coin. Authorities say Comstock became combative with officers and a Taser was deployed. The man was then taken into custody and charged with Interference with Official Acts and Disorderly Conduct. Comstock was released at the scene on his own recognizance,  and given an initial court date.

Adair County BOS to hear FY2018 Budget requests, Friday

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Board of Supervisors in Adair County will hear several funding requests for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) during their meeting Friday morning, in their Boardroom at the Adair County Courthouse.

The meeting begins at 9-a.m., with the Board considering recommendations from the County Compensation Board, and consideration of FY2018 hourly wage increases for full-and part-time County employees.

Requests for FY 2018 funding are also expected from (In order of appearance): the Adair County Attorney; Ag Extension Council; Library; Southern Iowa Trolley; Fair Board; County Auditor; MATURA; The Adair County Historical Society; Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG); Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), and the Dept. of Human Services.

Branstad: no furloughs, but layoffs possible in state gov’t

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad will release the details of 100-million dollars in cuts to the CURRENT year’s state budget on Tuesday. Branstad will not propose furloughs for executive branch employees, but Branstad’s not ruling out the possibility of layoffs.
“It’ll be up to each agency to determine,” Branstad says. “In many cases when somebody retires or quits, we need to review whether that position needs to be replaced or whether responsibilities can be reassigned or combined with another position.”

Branstad is scheduled to deliver the annual “Condition of the State” message to legislators on Tuesday. He plans to release details of his state spending plans at the same time. The governor last month indicated he will not propose cuts in state payments to schools or cuts in the Medicaid program. That means the budgets of state agencies are his likely targets for cutting.

“It’s better to make the tough decisions,” Branstad says, “and if you can’t live with the budget you have, then you’ve got to make some kind of a permanent decision.” And Branstad says the cuts he’ll propose for the remaining six months of the current budgeting year will be NOT be restored in the state budget plan he’s developed for the NEXT year.

Branstad made his comments yesterday (Wednesday) during the Associated Press Legislative Seminar at the statehouse.

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Atlantic woman arrested on Audubon County/DNE drug warrant

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says an Atlantic woman was arrested this (Thursday) morning at her home, on a drug-related warrant. 51-year old Lee Ann Hansen was taken into custody at around 8:30-a.m. on an outstanding Audubon County warrant filed by the Division of Narcotics Enforcement. Hansen faces a charge of Possession with the Intent to Deliver/Heroin, following an investigation into an incident that occurred on June 6th, 2016. She was released after appearing before the Magistrate.

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office assisted DNE Agents along with Homeland Security Agents, in conducting the investigation.

SUV slides on a street in Creston and hits a parked tractor

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Slippery road conditions are apparently to blame for a non-injury accident in Creston this morning. According to Creston Police, 44-year old Tammy Lynn Case, of Creston, was driving a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo eastbound on Clark Street at around 8:20-a.m., and was turning right to head down an alley, when her vehicle slid on the road, over a curb, and struck a tractor parked in a yard.

The tractor, owned by Trevor Hackwell, of Creston, sustained about $800 damage, while damage to the SUV was estimated at $900. No citations were issued.

Minor injuries reported following collision in Creston

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Creston Police say a woman complained of pain but was not transported to the hospital, following a collision this morning at S. Walnut and E. Page Streets, in Creston. A vehicle driven by Jennifer Mackey, of Clearfield, was traveling north on S. Walnut Street at around 6:50-a.m., when her 2003 Chevrolet was struck by an eastbound 2011 Chevy Impala. The driver of the Impala, 24-year old Codie James Cook, of Creston, failed to yield at the controlled intersection. Cook was charged with Driving While Suspended and Failure to have insurance.

Damage from the collision amounted to $6,000.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 1/5/2017

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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Creston woman arrested on warrant for Theft

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Creston Police report the arrest Wednesday night of 45-year old Karen Brodsack, of Creston. Brodsack was taken into custody at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, on a Union County warrant for Theft in the 4th Degree. Her bond was set at $1,000.

And, the Union County Sheriff’s Office reports 41-year old Dennis Michael Smith, of Creston, was arrested Wednesday night at the Union County Law Enforcement Center. Smith was taken into custody on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear in court. His bond for the offense was set at $5,000.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report,1/5/ 2017

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January 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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