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Man charged with robbery in Council Bluffs

(Council Bluffs) -- Elkhart, Iowa man arrested on a robbery charge Friday evening in Council Bluffs.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Red Oak woman arrested for theft
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Red Oak) -- A Red Oak woman is in the Montgomery County Jail after allegedly stealing from a local salon.

According to the Red Oak Police Department, 59-year-old Sheryl Lynne Franzen took nearly $400 from the Tangles Salon in Red Oak. Employees of the salon were able to recover the money.

Walker -- "We're committed through November of 2016"
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Shenandoah) -- Wisconsin Governor and GOP Presidential hopeful Scott Walker is in Western Iowa today, following in the footsteps of a veteran Iowa Senator.

"We're doing the full Grassley by the way, all 99 counties. We're doing five counties just today alone. We did 11 last time around. But I tell people all the time here in Iowa, I not only want their help and support and I want them to go caucus for me. I'm asking for that help as well. But we're not just going to focus on the caucus. We're committed through November of 2016."

Manure spill being monitored
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Nodaway) -- The Iowa DNR continues to monitor a manure spill that occurred Thursday afternoon near Nodaway in Adams County.

DNR Spokesperson Dan Olsen reports manure backed up and ran out of a pipe at a New Fashion Pork facility near Nodaway at about 3:45 Thursday afternoon. Olson says the spill occurred during a routine transfer of manure from a barn to a storage lagoon. He says staff immediately shut off flow, but he estimates 15,000 gallons may have been released.. The manure flowed under a county road and across a pasture with some reaching a ditch that flows into the Middle Nodaway River.

Scott Walker visits KMA
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Shenandoah) -- Wisconsin Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Scott Walker stopped by the KMA studios Friday. 

The 47-year-old toured the studios and interviewed with KMA News Director Chuck Morris during KMA's 12:05 news segment. You can hear some of Walker's comments at 5:05 and 6:05 this evening on KMA 960 and KMA FM 99.1. 

Ricketts pushing for rural economic development
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Nebraska City) -- Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts returned to the place of his birth for a town hall meeting this morning.

Ricketts met with several dozen residents during the event held at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center to tout his plans for economic development in the state, particularly in the rural areas.

Fremont County Attorney Report
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Sidney) -- The office of Fremont County Attorney Corey J. Becker released a summary report from this week's district court activity to the media Friday morning.

You can view or download the one page report by double clicking on the image below.

Maryville Police Blotter
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Maryville) -- The office of Maryville Public Safety Director Keith Wood released an activity report to the media Friday morning.

You can view or download the one page report by double clicking on the image below.

Drug charges are pending following a Clarinda arrest
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Clarinda) -- A southeast Iowa man is in the Page County jail following his early Friday morning arrest by Clarinda Police on drug charges.

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports officers stopped 48-year-old James Edward Logston, Jr. of Cincinnati, Iowa at 2:20 a.m. Friday for a traffic stop at the intersection of 20th and West Tarkio Streets. Brothers says Logston was cited for felony possession of marijuana and possession of equipment and paraphernalia used for the ingestion of illicit substances.

A rodeo fit for queens
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Sidney) -- It's been an action packed week at the 92nd Annual Sidney Championship Rodeo.

The iconic event wraps up tomorrow night with it's final performance. The 2015 Sidney Rodeo Queen is Chelsey Anderson of Hamburg. She says it's been a busy but very fun week at the rodeo.

Governor Ricketts to hold town hall meeting in Nebraska City
Posted: July 31, 2015

(Nebraska City)  --  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says he wants to help spread economic opportunities across the state. 

He is holding a series of town hall meetings.  Ricketts is in Nebraska City and Falls City today after stops in Wayne and Laurel earlier this week. His town hall meeting in Nebraska City is scheduled to begin at 9:30 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center.

Governor Scott Walker will spend his Friday in KMAland
Posted: July 31, 2015

(KMAland) -- Wisconsin Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Scott Walker is touring KMAland today.

The 47-year-old starts the day in Glenwood at Tom and Tiff's Cafe beginning at 8:30. Then he'll stop by for an old-fashioned soda at Penn Drug in Sidney at 10:15. Following his stop in Sidney, Walker is scheduled to stop by the KMA studios for a noon time interview, before meeting with Earl May employees at the Earl May Distribution center at 1 o'clock before touring the corporate offices downtown.

Thursday 07/30/2015
Barn destroyed in Montgomery County fire Thursday
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Elliott) -- A barn and vehicle destroyed in a fire on Thursday afternoon in rural Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Brian Hamman reports that the fire was in the northern part of the county, north and east of Elliott at 2402 100th Street.

Montgomery County YMCA conducting community needs assessment
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Red Oak) -- The Montgomery County Family YMCA is teaming up with local entities to conduct a community needs assessment.

The assessment will be used to help design and deliver new programs and services to the area. Nick Zimmer is the executive director of the Montgomery County YMCA, and he tells KMA News the assessment will look at several different aspects of the community.

Young supports House bill he says will provide more transparency
Posted: July 30, 2015

(KMAland) -- Iowa 3rd District Congressman David Young introduced an amendment to a bill this week designed to limit the ability of the executive branch to issue regulations without Congressional approval.

The bill is the REINS act, an acronym for Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act. Young, in his weekly interview with KMA News, talked about the intent of the bill.

Page County Attorney's Report
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Clarinda) -- Page County Attorney Carl Sonksen released a report of his office's activities in court on July 20th.

You can view the full report by clicking on the .pdf file below.

Running with the Bulls in Shenandoah
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Shenandoah) -- It's not quite the event in Pamplona, Spain, but Shenandoah will be home to a Running with the Bulls of it's own.

The Iowa Army National Guard Bravo Company in Shenandoah, along with the Family Readiness Group, is hosting the first-ever Running with the Bulls 5K/10K on August 15th.

Changes to grass height, cemetery regulations in Shenandoah
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Shenandoah) -- During their regular meeting Tuesday, the Shenandoah City Council adopted one ordinance and one amendment to the city code.

Following a public hearing, the council adopted an amendment that changes the height a citizen's grass can be before they are notified by the city that it needs to be cut. City Administrator Jim Davey tells KMA News the amendment was needed to insure the nuisance is taken care of in a timely manner.

Ernst sounds off on national security issues
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Washington) -- Iowa Senator Joni Ernst held her weekly teleconference with Iowa reporters on Thursday morning.

The centerpiece topic was more explanation from the freshman Senator on her support of the much publicized bill to defund Planned Parenthood. However, Planned Parenthood was not the only thing on the mind of the Montgomery County native.

Charges filed in Logan hit and run
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Logan) -- A Logan man has been charged in connection with a hit and run death on July 4th.

According to the Department of Criminal Investigation, law enforcement officers discovered a female body on the side of Highway 127 on the north side of Logan around 11 p.m.

Clarinda man behind bars on felony assault charges
Posted: July 30, 2015

(Clarinda) -- A 35-year-old Clarinda man is being held without bond following his Wednesday night arrest by Clarinda Police.

Police Chief Keith Brothers reports Eric Brandon Wise of Clarinda was arrested around 8:45 Wednesday night without incident following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred on Sunday. Brothers says Wise has been charged with felonious assault which allegedly occurred between himself and a female live-in companion at 115 North 12th Street.

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