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Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, July 18th 2016

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July 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

CHICAGO (AP) — Weekend thunderstorms and at least two tornadoes that rolled through the Midwest are expected to give way to a blistering hot and sticky week. Temperatures in Chicago and stretching into Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and up into Wisconsin are expected to reach 90 degrees by Thursday or Friday, with the same story _ though perhaps warmer _ anticipated in Minnesota. And in all these areas, the humidity is going to make the temperatures feel like they have reached and even passed 100 degrees.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — National Weather Service confirms at least two tornadoes in storms that caused damage across eastern Iowa Sunday morning. The storms damaged homes and businesses and knocked down trees across the area. At least one home collapsed from the damage in Walford, Iowa, and tore the roof off an apartment complex in Vinton, Iowa.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 34-year-old city councilman from Mason City, Iowa, has died. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2alnri8) Alex Kuhn died Friday in Floyd County where he grew up. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department did not release any details of his death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa correctional officials are revamping their procedure for issuing a little-known certificate aimed at helping inmates secure jobs once they leave prison. The Iowa Board of Parole and the Iowa Department of Corrections began a formal process this summer to propose new language in state code on how a certificate of employability is issued to an inmate who completes certain skills training in prison.

 

Traffic stop leads to pursuit in Fremont County Sunday night

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July 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop in Fremont County late Sunday night resulted in a pursuit and arrest. Sheriff Kevin Aistrope says a deputy tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle, driven by 33-year old Brandon Buckner, of Hamburg, was reportedly involved in an previous incident Sunday evening. Buckner refused to stop for the deputies, and led them on a chase through the city limits of Hamburg.

He was arrested when the pursuit ended in the 500 block of Main Street, in Hamburg. Buckner was brought to the Fremont County Jail, where he faces multiple traffic violations, and was awaiting an appearance before a magistrate.

Buckner

Buckner

Authorities say alcohol was believed to be a factor in the chase, but their investigation was on-going.No damage or injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

Cass County man arrested on felony drug warrants

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July 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports a Cass County man was arrested Friday afternoon at the Adair County Jail on two felony warrants for a controlled substance violation stemming from an undercover sale that took place in Dec. 2015. 47-year old Bradley Leo Ranney, of Massena, was being held in the Adair County Jail on a $150,000 cash only bond. Between Dec, 1st and 31st, 2015, Ranney is alleged to have possessed and delivered more than 5-grams of a methamphetamine to an undercover officer, in Bridgewater.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports also, 49-year old James Alana Klemish, of Adair, was arrested Thursday morning for Serious Domestic Abuse Assault, in connection with an incident during which he allegedly struck his wife in the mouth at his residence, causing visible marks and injury. Klemish was released from custody later that day on a $1,000 cash bond or surety.

Other arrests in Adair County include: 42-year old Mark Alan Emgarten, of Adair, on July 16th, for OWI/1st Offense; and, 36-year old James Robert Sims, of Fontanelle, on July 15th, for Driving While Barred. Emgarten was later released on $1,000 bond, while Sims was released on $2,000 bond.

Iowa officials seek to help inmates with new certificate

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa correctional officials are revamping their process for issuing a little-known certificate aimed at helping inmates secure jobs when they leave prison. The Iowa Board of Parole and the Iowa Department of Corrections began a formal process this summer to propose new language in state code on how a certificate of employability is issued to an inmate who completes certain skills training in prison.

The certificate has been available for years, but a parole official told lawmakers recently that no certificate has ever been issued because no inmate has ever completed a required application form. The proposed changes would allow eligible inmates to automatically receive the certificate.

Experts and former inmates applaud the proposed change, which could go into effect this year. They’re also cautiously optimistic because there are several barriers to employment for former inmates.

Firefighters rescue man from Iowa home that collapsed

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

WALFORD, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters rescued a 27-year-old man after a house collapsed after storms moved through eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff’s office says the home in Walford, Iowa, was damaged around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters found Brett Gioimo trapped under the rubble from the house. He was rescued and taken to the hospital, but he is expected to survive. A 28-year-old woman escaped the home on her own with two children, ages 3 and 4.

The Linn County Sheriff’s office says several other homes were also damaged by the storm.

Thunderstorm wind damage in southern Union County

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A storm packing strong, straight-line winds has damaged property in rural, southern Union County. Emergency Management officials report tree limbs were down and an auger blown over on the Adams/Union County line. The damage occurred just before 8-a.m. about two-miles north/northwest of Kent.

Storms rolling through northern Iowa earlier this (Sunday) morning damaged or destroyed four machine sheds east of Thor, in Humboldt County. In Hardin County, trees 24-to- 36-inches in diameter were completely gone in Aldin, and a 40-foot tree fell. An additional tree fell on a house.

A shed and Morton building were destroyed near Gilbertville, in Black Hawk County. Downed trees were blocking Highway 17 in Wright County, and a large tree was blocking Highway 169 southwest of Livermore, in Humboldt County.

Elsewhere in northern Iowa, heavy rain fell near Clear Lake, and 6-to 8-inches of water covered the road near Estherville and Emmetsburg. Winds of up to 88-miles per hour downed trees and power lines in the Hardin County community of Steamboat Rock and Ackley. A car was submerged in flood waters when flash floods inundated parts of Mason City. Damage was also reported in Eagle Grove, Renwick, Burt, Lone Rock, and Jewell, all in northern Iowa.

Man arrested on Trespass charge in Red Oak, Saturday

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A possible case of trespassing and domestic disturbance led Red Oak Police to arrest one person Saturday night. Officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of N. 5th Street at around 10:25-p.m., and upon arrival located 35-year old Kale Garrett Hardman, of Red Oak. Hardman is known to have an active No-Trespass Order in effect for the residence. He was taken into custody on Violation of the No Trespass Order, and brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where his cash bond was set at $300.

Red Oak man arrested Sunday morning on an assault charge

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police arrested a man early this (Sunday) morning, on an assault charge. 28-year old Robert Richard Fate, of Red Oak, was taken into custody in the 300 block of E. Joy Street at around 12:25-a.m., on a charge of Simple Assault.  Fate was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested Sat. for “Breach of Peace”

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, Saturday evening, arrested a man on a “Breach of Peace,” charge. 25-year old Kristopher James Koon, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 8:40-p.m. in the 300 block of E. Joy Street. Koon was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, July 17th 2016

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July 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines teacher and basketball coach who saw sex crime charges against him dismissed earlier this year is now suing police, saying they maliciously sought to prosecute him. The Des Moines Register reports that Gerald “Tig” Johnson’s lawsuit filed Friday says police mismanaged the case. The 47-year-old Johnson is a special education teacher and girls’ basketball coach at Roosevelt High School.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An embattled northeast Iowa zoo is facing a second lawsuit _ this time regarding treatment of its endangered African lions. The Des Moines Register reports that the Animal Legal Defense Fund and five Iowans filed a lawsuit Monday against the Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester. Earlier this year, the national group successfully sued the zoo to force the removal of endangered lemurs and tigers.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Replicas of two of the three ships Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World will be making a stop in Clinton on Aug. 4. The Clinton Herald reports that the Nina and the Pinta will stay until Aug. 8. Both ships will set up a floating museum, and a 15-man crew will answer questions. The interactive museum displays will describe what life was like 500 years ago on the ships.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The trial for a Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV to women has been pushed back to October. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the trial for 34-year-old Adam Musser had been set to begin Tuesday. It will now begin on Oct. 25. Musser pleaded not guilty last year to five counts of criminal transmission of an infectious disease.