Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., June 4th 2014

News

June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over five candidates. She’ll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the November general election. If she wins election to the Senate, Ernst would become the first Iowa woman elected to Congress.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has easily won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office. Branstad had no trouble in Tuesday’s primary election, in which he faced conservative political activist Tom Hoefling. Branstad now will run against Democratic state Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines in the November general election.

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of killing his stepmother in 1987 and then setting fire to their Maquoketa home will now be eligible for parole. Judge Thomas Reidel on Tuesday ruled that James Corder could be eligible for parole after 25 years in prison. He’s served 26 years.

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a 17-year-old Iowa boy in a lake in southwestern Michigan. The Berrien County sheriff’s department says that crews found the body of Tyler Albers about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Berrien Springs. Authorities say one 17-year-old swimmer made it out of the water Monday evening and the other went under and didn’t surface.

Flood warnings in effect for sw Iowa Wed. morning

Weather

June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

158 AM CDT WED JUN 4 2014 …

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER UNTIL 10:30-A.M. THURSDAY….

WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT HANCOCK AFFECTING POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RANDOLPH AFFECTING FREMONT COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR VEHICLE TO PASS SAFELY. TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN!

Special Weather Statement for gusty winds

Weather

June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS–CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….

321 AM CDT WED JUN 4 2014

GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH 5 AM AS THUNDERSTORMS LEAVE THE AREA. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BRIEFLY BE IN THE 20 TO 25 MPH RANGE…WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY 5 AM.

Flash Flood Watch Cancelled for far sw Iowa

Weather

June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

253 AM CDT WED JUN 4 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING HAS ENDED.

Ernst wins Iowa Republican primary for US Senate

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June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over five candidates. She’ll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the November general election.Joni Ernst

All the Republicans seeking the nomination described themselves as deeply conservative, but Ernst managed to stand out in part due to two television ads. One featured her on a farm, talking about her experience castrating hogs, and the other showed her firing a handgun.

Ernst also received endorsements from a variety of groups and individuals, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association and Sarah Palin. If she wins election to the Senate, Ernst would become the first Iowa woman elected to Congress.

 

(Final Tally) Area June 3rd 2014 Primary Election Results – Contested races only

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June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Rep.= Republican; Dem.= Democrat; I=Incumbent) *unofficial final results….
Cass County – Voter turnout: 19%
Recorder (Select 1)
Mary Ward (Rep.) –  811 (46%) WINNER
Jess Ehrman (Rep.) – 306
Shelly Glynn (Rep.) – 483  (27.5%)
Delbert Thurman (Rep.) – 145

Attorney (Select 1)
Dan Feistner (I, Rep.) –  613 (35.5%)
Dave Wiederstein (Rep.) – 1,112 (64%) WINNER

Adair County
Supervisor, District 4 (Select 1)
Cliff Sheriff (I, Rep.) – 55 (35.7%)
Brian Rohrig (Rep.) – 99 (64.3%) WINNER
Winner to face Jodie Hoadley (Dem) in November 4th Gen. Election

Adams County
Supervisor, District 4 (Select 1)
Kevin Olson (Rep.) – 29
Leland Shipley (Rep.) – 66 WINNER
Winner to face Tyler Edwards (Dem.) in Nov.

Guthrie County
Supervisor, District 2 (Select 1)
Clifford Carney (I, Rep.) – 133 (60.7%) WINNER
Todd Hambleton (Rep.) – 86 (39.3%)
Winner faces Dem. Kerry Sheeder in Nov.
Supervisor, District 4
Bruce Lauritsen (Rep.) – 57
Thomas Rutledge (I, Rep.) – 154 WINNER

Montgomery County
Supervisor, District 1 (*Select 1)
Steven D. Ratcliff (I, Rep.) – 142 WINNER
Steven J. Behrens, (Rep.) – 130
Supervisor, District 2 (Select 1)
Karen Blue (I, Rep.) – 113
Joshua Wiig (Rep.) – 141 WINNER
Supervisor, District 4 (*Select 1)
Randall Tye (I, Rep.) – 40
Brian Coughlin (Rep.) – 117
Mark L. Peterson (Rep.) – 251* WINNER

Shelby County
Recorder (Select 1 Rep. & 1 Dem.)
Geralyn Greer (Rep.) – 654 (73.73%) WINNER
Renee Hansen (Rep.) – 166 (18.71%)
Collen Oliver (Rep.) – 67 (7.55%)
Jessica Gessert (Dem.) – 75 (62.5%) WINNER
Larry Wendt (Dem.) – 43 (35.83%)
(Winners advance to the Nov. 4th General election)

Pottawattamie County
Recorder (Select 1)
Mark Brandenburg (Rep.) – 2,978 WINNER
Bill White (Rep.) – 889
Winner faces Dem. Flory Blount in Nov.
Board of Supervisors (*Select 3)
Scott Belt (I, Rep.) - 1,767 *
Lynn Leaders (I, Rep.) – 1,359
Loren Knauss (I, Rep.) – 1,637 *
Justin Schultz (Rep.) – 1,753 *
Tim Wichman (Rep.) – 1,504
Steve Leaders (Rep.) – 996
Brian Lund (Rep.) – 1,168

State & Nat’l. Government Races
State Senate District 11 (Select 1)
Art Hill (Rep.) – 1,263 (29.7%)
Tom Shipley (Rep.) – 2,984 (70.1%) WINNER

U-S Representative District 3 (Select 1) (Republican)
(winner faces Dem. Staci Appel in Nov.) TO BE DECIDED BY CONVENTION (none of the candidates met the 35% criteria for a win)
Robert Cramer – 9,107 (21.2%)
Joe Grandanette – 666 (1.6%)
Matt Schultz – 8,618 (20.1%)
Monte Shaw – 7,260 (16.9%)
David Young – 6,683 (15.6%)
Brad Zaun – 10.578 (24.6%)

U-S Senate (Republican) (Select 1) (winner faces Dem. Bruce Braley in Nov.)
Joni Ernst – 88,692 (56.1%) WINNER
Mark Jacobs – 26,582 (16.8%)
Scott Schaben – 2,270 (1.4%)
Matt Whitaker – 11,909 (7.5%)
Sam Clovis – 28,434 (18%)

Governor (Select 1) (winner faces Dem. Jack Hatch in Nov.)
Terry Branstad (I, Rep.) – 129,712 (83%) WINNER
Tom Hoefling (Rep.) – 26,284 (16.8%)

Property damage accident in Clarinda

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June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An accident Tuesday afternoon in Clarinda caused $6,000 damage, but no one was injured. According to the Clarinda Police Department, a 2007 International tractor-trailer driven by 49-year old Daniel Dean Powers, of Omaha, was traveling east on Chestnut Street at around 3:15-p.m. When Powers went to turn north onto 11th Street, he didn’t seem some low hanging power lines. The top of the semi snagged the power lines, causing them to fall, and uproot a light pole.

The mishap also pulled two electrical services from two separate houses. No citations were issued.

Disaster Declaration for Pottawattamie County

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June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad this (Tuesday) evening issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for one county in response to Tuesday’s storms. The Governor’s proclamation, for Pottawattamie County, allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the storms.

As of 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, no other Iowa counties have requested state assistance. The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Governor’s Office continue to closely monitor the situation.

Severe Thunderstorm warning: Page/Montgomery/Fremont Counties

Weather

June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
849 PM CDT TUE JUN 3 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 849 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES EAST OF ESSEX TO NEAR FARRAGUT…MOVING EAST
AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…70 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. DAMAGE IS LIKELY TO
MOBILE HOMES…ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CLARINDA…SHENANDOAH…ESSEX…FARRAGUT…COIN…COLLEGE
SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH…BRADDYVILLE…YORKTOWN…NORTHBORO…
COBURG…BLANCHARD…HEPBURN AND PIERCE RECREATION AREA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 19.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA AND EASTERN NEBRASKA.

Tornado Warning: Adams/Taylor/Union/Ringgold Counties

Weather

June 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
830 PM CDT TUE JUN 3 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN RINGGOLD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHEASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHWESTERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 830 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 4 MILES WEST OF LENOX…OR 10 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF CORNING…MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO AND GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LENOX…CLEARFIELD…SHARPSBURG…KENT AND CRESTON MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A
VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.