Red Oak woman arrested on weapon & drug charges following Adams Co. accident

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office today (Friday) arrested a woman on drug, weapon and other charges, as part of an accident investigation. Authorities say Deputies were called to Highway 34 and Loomis Road at around 8:15-a.m., for a vehicle accident. Their investigation determined the driver of the vehicle, 47-year old Iva Ransom, of Red Oak, was a Felon in possession of a firearm, and that she was Possession of a Controlled Substance/marijuana.

Ransom was also issued citations for Driving While Suspended with 18 withdrawals in effect, and for No Insurance/accident related. She was being held in the Adams County Jail on $5,300 bond.

(12:40-p.m. News)

JAMES J. MURRAY, 85, of Irwin (Graveside Svcs.

Obituaries

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

JAMES J. MURRAY, 85, of Irwin, died Wed., Sept. 20th. Graveside services and burial for JAMES MURRAY will be held 2-p.m. Tue., Sept. 26th, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 25t, from 2-until 8-p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6-until 8-p.m.; Online condolences may be left at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

JAMES J. MURRAY is survived by:

His children – Vicki Krohn, of Harlan; Ron Murray, of Manning, and Kristi Murray, of Lake Elsinore, CA.

His step-children: Pam and Pat.

His brothers – Walter (June) Murray, of Manilla, and Dale “Jr.” Murray, of Harlan.

many step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Audubon Police report 2 arrests

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports two arrests. On Tuesday, officers arrested 31-year old Jacob David Otten of Audubon, for Driving While Suspended.  Otten was arrested and released on promise to appear in court, And, on Wednesday, 31-year old Spencer Gordon Heuton, of Audubon, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Heuton was transported to the Audubon County Jail.

Escaped prison captured in Iowa to return to Nebraska

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – An armed Nebraska inmate who escaped and was captured in western Iowa will not fight extradition back to Nebraska. Eric Scott agreed during a court hearing Friday in Council Bluffs to be sent back to Nebraska to face charges related to the escape.

Officials say the 37-year-old Scott was being transported by a Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy in an unmarked government car on Wednesday when he slipped his handcuffs and used his leg-iron chain to choke the deputy, who was driving. Scott then gained control of the car, shoving the deputy out. Scott was arrested Thursday after he was found walking near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office. Officials found the Dodge County deputy’s service weapon on Scott when he was arrested.

Iowa, Nebraska to see high heat on first day of fall

News, Weather

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – It’s the first day of fall, but residents in Iowa and Nebraska shouldn’t break out those sweaters and boots just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Iowa, covering most of the eastern two-thirds of the state. The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. today (Friday). Forecasters say high temperatures climbing into the 90s mixed with high humidity will push the heat index to around 100 degrees in some places.

The weather service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Nebraska and western Iowa, where the heat index is expected to climb to the upper 90s. The service says a cold front is expected to move into the region early next week and will bring more seasonal temperatures.

Heat Advisory issued for many Iowa Counties

Weather

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY in effect until 7-p.m. today (Friday), for the following Counties in the KJAN listening area: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor and Ringgold.

* TEMPERATURE…Highs will range from the middle 80s to lower 90s. Peak heat index values in the middle 90s–approaching 100 at times–can be expected this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. People planning outdoor activities–and people attending or participating in athletic and other outdoor events–today should be cognizant of these unusually warm and humid
conditions.

Heat Advisory for Iowa Counties in orange until 7-p.m.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

Additional drug charges filed against 2 Audubon residents

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports additional charges have been filed against two people who have been arrested on drug charges. Charges of Manufacturing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, and gathering where controlled substances are used, were filed today (Friday), against 39-year old Nancy Beth Nelson, of Audubon. The latest charges stem from a search warrant executed Thursday at 530 Leroy Street, in Audubon. Nelson remains in the Audubon County Jail on a $35,000 bond.  30-year old Dustin Douglas Williams, of Audubon, faces an additional charge of Gathering where controlled substances are used.

Williams was previously charged with Manufacturing marijuana within 1,000-feet of a school, and two-counts of Child Endangerment. Those charges were also the result of a search warrant executed today (Thursday) at Williams’ home at 530 Leroy Street. Williams, who was arrested Thursday, remains in the Audubon County Jail, with his bond set at $45,000.

Williams and Nelson were also arrested 1-a.m. Sept. 15th, following a traffic stop on Highway 71 near 130th Street in Audubon County. At that time, Nelson was charged with: Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine over 5 grams: Possession Marijuana; 3 counts of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance and Insufficient number of headlights.

4 arrests in Pott. County, Thursday

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports four separate arrests, Thursday. At around 6:30-p.m., 40-year old John James Ring, of Underwood, was arrested in Underwood on an active warrant for Failure to Appear in Court on an original charge of OWI/2nd offense, and for Violation of a Protection Order concerning his father.

28-year old Rebecca Pick, of Treynor, was arrested at around 5-p.m. Thursday, on charges that include Domestic Assault and Driving While Barred. She was taken into custody after deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Longview Drive in Council Bluffs, for a possible assault. The victim, Pick’s 28-year old ex-boyfriend, reported to authorities that Pick was on location at the property in a vehicle, and that she had just allegedly assault him. The victim did not appear to be injured, according to the Sheriff’s report.

And, at around 9:15-a.m. Thursday, 54-year old Scott Ivan Boyer, of Neola, was arrested on warrants for Domestic Abuse Assault with intent, and Reckless use of firearms without injury. Boyer turned himself-in to the Sheriff’s Office and was transported to the Pott. County Jail without incident.

As we’ve previously mentioned, taken into custody without incident at around 12:15-p.m. Thursday, was 37-year old Eric Guy Scott, of Hooper, NE. Scott was an escapee from Dodge County, Nebraska authorities. Officials say Scott was being transported by a Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy in an unmarked government car on Wednesday when he slipped his handcuffs and used his leg-iron chain to choke the deputy, who was driving. Scott then gained control of the car, shoving the deputy out. Scott was arrested Thursday after he was found walking near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office. Officials found the Dodge County deputy’s service weapon, a Glock .40 calibur handgun, on Scott, when he was arrested.

Eric Scott agreed during a court hearing today (Friday) in Council Bluffs to be sent back to Nebraska to face charges related to the escape. Scott was serving two to four years for fifth-offense drunken driving conviction when he escaped. In Pottawattamie County, he faces charges that include Fugitive From Justice, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft in the 3rd degree.

 

Backyard & Beyond 9-22-2017

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

September 22nd, 2017 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Kris Schildberg of the Iowa Aviation Museum in Grrenfield about their induction ceremony.

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Atlantic man arrested on Pott. County Sex Abuse warrants

News

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic man was arrested Wednesday by Atlantic Police, on Pottawattamie County warrants. Officials with the Pott. County Jail told KJAN News 43-year old Jason Redler was wanted for Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, Indecent Contact with a Child, and Lascivious Acts with a Minor. He was booked into the Pott. County Jail this (Friday) morning, and held on a $15,000 bond.