Body found in Missouri River near Council Bluffs


July 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the Missouri River, Sunday evening. The Council Bluffs P-D’s 911 dispatch received a transfer call about the possibility of a body in the river, from the Omaha Police Department at around 5:25-p.m., Sunday.

The Council Bluffs Fire Department’s rescue boat was then dispatched to the area located one-quarter of a mile south of the Vets Memorial Highway. Crews were able to recover the body of a man from the river just after 5:45-p.m. The body was then transferred to the area of the Ameristar Casino parking area and turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division and Medical Examiner for further investigation.

The subject is a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, with a tattoo on his right forearm. The male was dressed in a pair of blue jeans and black belt only. The man’s identification was pending the scheduling and completion of an autopsy. An investigation into the incident continues.

Braves avoid sweep with 3-2 victory over Cardinals


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adonis Garcia’s first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Wisler (5-1) limited the Cardinals to seven hits and walked three in his longest outing since he worked eight innings to beat the Mets in his debut June 19.

The Braves took advantage of Michael Wacha’s wildness for a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Ryan Lavarnway doubled into the left-field corner to score Eury Perez, who had worked a one-out walk. Following a two-out walk to Jace Peterson, Cameron Maybin singled in Lavarnaway. Wacha needed 51 pitches to get through the first two innings.

The Cardinals evened the score with runs in the fourth and fifth. Matt Holliday’s double into the right-field corner scored Kolten Wong, who had doubled, to tie the game in the fifth.




July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MANGILAO, Guam (AP) — A member of the Iowa National Guard has drowned while swimming in Guam. The Iowa National Guard said in a news release that 20-year-old Senior Airman Drew Bellairs of Osage was swimming at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam, Saturday when he drowned.

Senior Airman Drew Bellairs

Senior Airman Drew Bellairs

Col. Greg Hapgood said Bellairs and a group of friends were swimming for fun when Bellairs swam into the air pocket of a cave and was not able to get out. His friends retrieved scuba gear to try and help him out of the area, but he was unresponsive when they returned.

Bellairs was serving on temporary duty while assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. He was a student at Iowa State University.

Adair County Sheriff’s Report 7/26/15


July 26th, 2015 by Jim Field

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater, Sunday released his weekly arrest report. The Sheriff says last Monday, 19-year old Bryana Christine Mulbach, and 21-year old Joshua Anthony Walker, both of Adair, were arrested for Violation of a No Contact Order. Mulbach was given a citation and released on her own recognizance. Walker was released to the custody of Dallas County authorities.

Last Tuesday, 25-year old Johnathon Richard Beaman, of Greenfield, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Adair County Jail on $100 cash bond. On Wednesday, 24-year old Shelly Jo Hartley, of Greenfield, was arrested for Child Endangerment. Her bond was set at $1,000. That same day, 19-year old Matthew Henry Paulsen, of Adair, was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. He was then cited and released. And, on Friday, 25-year old Derik James Martin, of Greenfield, was arrested at the Greenfield Casey’s Store for Public Intoxication. He pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to time served.

Denison man arrested on drug charges


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was arrested on drug charges during the late night hours of July 18th. Authorities say the Sheriff’s Dept. K9 “Bayou” alerted to the presence of narcotics during a traffic stop in Denison at around 11-p.m. July 18th. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of Marijuana and Methamphetamine residue. As a result, 39-year old Ross Eugene McCall, of Denison, was arrested and formally charged with Driving While Revoked and Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

2 people arrested in Crawford County; drugs & cash seized


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A search warrant executed Saturday in Crawford County resulted in an arrest and the confiscation of a large amount of methamphetamine and about $10,400 in cash. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports 35-year old William Matthew Lee Soll, of Dow City was arrested on a felony charge of  Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamines, as well as misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Domestic Abuse Assault. His bond was set at $100,000.

Also arrested at the scene was 30-year old Amber Lea Nelson, of Denison, who faces a felony Conspiracy to Deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamines, charge, and misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Marijuana/2nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was also set at $100,000.

The arrests followed a search conducted at 2047 U Ave Dow City Iowa by deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Along with the meth and cash, authorities seized Marijuana, a scale, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia. The case remains is under investigation, and it’s possible that there will be more subjects arrested for their involvement with this case.

Red Oak man arrested following traffic stop Sun. morning


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Sunday) morning, in Montgomery County, resulted in the arrest of the driver of a pickup truck. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept. says deputies pulled over a Chevy pickup at around 1:20-a.m. at the intersection of Highway 34 and K Avenue. Following an investigation, 19-year old Benjamin Gene Coddington, of Red Oak, was arrested for OWI/1st Offense and cited for Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age.

The Iowa State Patrol assisted Montgomery County Deputies in their investigation and in conducting the arrest.

Cass County Fair Schedule – Sunday, July 26th 2015

Ag/Outdoor, News

July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

There are just two full days left for you to get out and enjoy the totally free, 2015 Cass County Fair, in Atlantic. Today’s activities include the 7:30-a.m. Swine Show at the Indoor Show Ring, and a Modified Poultry Show at 10-a.m.

The Poultry Show was changed because the State is not allowing any live birds to be exhibited at county fairs due to the threat posed by the Avian Influenza. Exhibitors at the Cass County Fair are getting around that, by bringing pictures of their birds and showing them, just as if they were there live. Participants will also have to explain to the judge how they raised the bird and provide other information, just as if the animal was there with them. In addition, a Quiz Bowl, with general poultry questions, and egg judging, will be featured.

The Commercial Exhibit Building will open as usual, at 10-a.m., the same time there’s an Antique Equipment Demonstration. Other activities today include:

Decorator’s Showcase at the Cass County Community Center (Noon-to 4-pm)
Clover Kids Animal Show in the Outdoor Show Ring, at Noon.
• Today’s Noon Special at the Foodstand is Windsor Chops.
• A Ventriloquist and Hypnotist will be available for your entertainment at the Grandstand, beginning at 1-p.m., 3:30-p.m. and 8-p.m..
Share The Fun activities will be held at the Community Center, beginning at 5:30-p.m., the same time the Cow/Calf Show gets underway in the Outdoor Show Ring.
• At 6-p.m., there’s the Feeder Calf Show in the Outdoor Show Ring.
• At 6:30, check out the Horse Fun Show in the Horse Arena.

Don’t forget to watch Doyle Chainsaw Artistry at 10-a.m., 3-p.m. and 5-p.m.; and, let the kids explore the Kids Barn Activities in the Commercial Building, from 10-am until 5-pm. The Cass County Fair runs through July 28th, with no parking or admission fees. Check out the daily schedule and get more information about the Fair at And, follow the fair on Facebook at

Listen for our live broadcasts every day of the fair from 1-until 7-pm, on AM 1220 and FM 101.1, KJAN.

Martinez outduels Miller, Cardinals beat Braves 1-0


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Saturday night. The Cardinals won their fifth in a row despite getting just two hits. They lead the majors with a 63-34 record.

Martinez (11-4) made his first post-All-Star break start and allowed six hits in eight innings with six strikeouts and one walk, which was intentional. He worked the last four innings and took the loss in an 18-inning setback to the Mets on Sunday.

Randy Choate got the last two outs for his first save. Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has gotten two games off after working three in a row. Miller (5-7) allowed a run on two hits in 7 1-3 innings. The right-hander is 0-6 in his last 12 games, the longest winless slump by a Braves starter since Kenshin Kawakami went 14 games between victories in 2010.


Iowa Boys State Baseball Tournament Scores from 7/25/15


July 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s quarterfinals at Principal Park in Des Moines

Class 1A:

North-Linn/Troy Mills 6, Van Buren Community 3

Pleasantville 5, Hawarden/West Sioux 4

Class 1A Semi-finals (Tue.  July 30th)

11-a.m. Mason City/Newman Catholic vs. Martensdale/St. Mary’s

1:30-p.m. North Linn vs. Pleasantville