Wanted sex offender arrested in Page County


December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A man wanted in Oregon for Failure to Register for that State’s Sex Offender Registry, was arrested in Shenandoah on a similar charge out of Iowa. The Page County Sheriff’s Office says Rubio Aviles (A-K-A Guadalupe Berglanga) was arrested in Shenandoah Friday, after authorities received a tip he had been living and working in Shenandoah since 2005, and had failed to register with Iowa’s Sex Offender Registry.

Aviles was convicted in Oregon in 2001 on sex-related charges. With the assistance of officers with the Shenandoah Police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Deputies were about to go to Aviles’ home, when a Shenandoah Police Officer observed the mans’ vehicle leaving the residence. The officer stopped Aviles’ vehicle near the intersection of north Elm Street and west Lowell, in Shenandoah.

After speaking with Aviles, he was taken into custody for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry requirements (an aggravated misdemeanor), and later posted a $2,000 bond. Prior to his release however, Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities (ICE) were contacted, and a hold was placed on Aviles , who was being held in the Page County Jail pending an investigation into the circumstances of his presence in the U-S.

This is Your Nishna Valley 12-24-2011

Podcasts, This is Your Nishna Valley

December 24th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field and guest host Nancy Zellmer.


Top Iowa Sports Stories of 2011


December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s football team entered the 2011 season picked to finish next-to-last in a league many thought might dissolve. Two months later, the Cyclones were celebrating the biggest win in school history. The victory had a major impact on the BCS national title and topped The Associated Press’ list of 2011 Iowa sports stories to remember. Iowa State’s 37-31 double-overtime win over then-No. 2 Oklahoma State on Nov. 18 was the program’s first over a top-5 team. It clinched a bowl bid for the Cyclones and knocked the Cowboys out of the national title picture.

Other top stories included Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman becoming the first girl to win a match at the state wrestling tournament and the hospitalization of 13 University of Iowa players with a muscle disorder.

7AM Newscast 12-24-2011

News, Podcasts

December 24th, 2011 by Doug Evans

w/ Brett Johnson


Drug arrests reported in Adams County, Friday


December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Adams County say two people were arrested Friday morning on drug charges, following the search of a home in Corning. 26-year-old Michael Scott Walton, of Corning,  was arrested at around 10:45-a.m. on a warrant out of Polk County. During the arrest Sheriff’s Deputies identified drug paraphernalia in plain view, inside the residence. A second search warrant was issued, which resulted in the recovery from the residence, of two pounds of marijuana.
Walton and 22-year-old Katherine Lynn Coleman, also from Corning, were taken into custody on charges which included Child Endangerment, Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Authorities in Pott Co warn residents to be watchful for strange activity


December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Pottawattamie County are urging residents, especially those in the rural areas, to be on the lookout for strange activity at their neighbors’ homes, in light of recent reported burglaries which occurred while residents were away. Pott Co Sheriff Jeff Danker says there’s been a recent string of break-ins off U.S. Highway 6 near Westfair.

On Thursday burglars hit the home of Richard and Cathy Torneten on Hunt Avenue. Danker said the suspects stole jewelry, radios, televisions, computer and other, possibly unaccounted for items.  The family dog, a tan Yorkshire, was also missing, though it’s unclear if the burglars took the dog. Danker said “With the door open and the dog scared, it might’ve run out.” The suspects entered the house sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Danker encourages people, especially those in the rural areas, to call the Sheriff’s Department if they see any suspicious activity at another residence.  He says also, locking doors is a must and a installing a security system would certainly help prevent or at least deter, theft.

Sgt. Chad Meyers with the Council Bluffs Police Department also reported an increase in burglaries, which he says is common during the holiday season. Meyers said a majority of residential his department has investigated, occur during the day, when residents are at work. He says having a dog and alarm system helps prevent such crimes, but he added that “Most important is neighbors looking out for neighbors. If you see something suspicious at your neighbor’s house, call 9-1-1.”

Skyscan Forecast for December 24th, 2011


December 24th, 2011 by Doug Evans

Today: Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. West northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind between 6 and 11 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Calm wind becoming south between 4 and 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 8 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 38.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Altoona man injured during rollover crash in Guthrie County


December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A man from Central Iowa was injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday morning, in Guthrie County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 36-year old Joseph George, of Altoona, was transported to the Dallas County Hospital by Panora Rescue, following the crash which occurred just after 8-a.m., on a wet or frost covered Highway 141 about two-miles west of Jamaica.

The Patrol says George was traveling east on Highway 141 in a 2004 Ford Expedition, when he lost control of the SUV on the slick roadway. Witnesses said George passed them about 5-miles prior to the crash, and was traveling too fast for conditions. The vehicle crossed the center line of the road and rolled onto its top. It was considered a total loss.

Joseph George was cited for Driving While License suspended/denied/cancelled or revoked, Driving While Barred/Habitual Offender, and Failure to Maintain Control.

BEVERLY JEAN JONES, 75, of Oakland (No services at this time)


December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

BEVERLY JEAN JONES, 75, of Oakland, died Thu., Dec. 22nd, at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services held at this time for BEVERLY JONES.  Rieken Vieth Funeral Home in Oakland is in charge of the arrangements.

BEVERLY JONES is survived by her daughter Jennifer Adina Reynolds and friend Gary Feigenbutz of Oakland; her son Phillip Dean Jones of Tulsa, OK.

And 5 grandchildren

Atlantic Rotary donation adds to Fly Iowa efforts


December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Rotary Club donated $5,000 Tuesday, to the Atlantic Fly Iowa Committee for their Sept. 15th, 2012 Air Show. Fly Iowa Chairman Garry Pellett said “This event is expected to bring quite a crowd to town. These funds will help us market the event and provide free entertainment to the attendees.”

Atlantic Rotary donates to Fly Iowa

Pellett said the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group invited Atlantic to be the host for Fly Iowa 2012 a few months ago. The event is aimed at promoting aviation and the Atlantic Municipal Airport. According to Pellett, there will be acrobatic pilots, hot air balloons, military aircrafts and activities for children. He says “We hope families can come to the Atlantic Airport and make a day of it.”

Several committee chairs have been appointed, but Pellett said there are still some gaps to be filled. Volunteers interested in helping the planning committee can contact the Atlantic Area Chamber at 712.243.3017 or email chamber@atlanticiowa.com. Pellett stressed that the event “Is going to take community support and the enthusiasm of some of our local pilots to work.” So far, he says the group thinks things are falling into place, and they “Hope to make it a memorable day for everyone involved.”

In addition to the Rotary funds, the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission granted the Fly Iowa Committee $10,000 for marketing and promotion. The projected attendance at Fly Iowa is between 4,500 to 8,000 people.