Severe Thunderstorm Warning: SE Pott County

Weather

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
450 PM CDT MON MAY 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 450 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES EAST OF
CARSON…OR 19 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTH AT 20
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HANCOCK AND FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA MILE MARKER 44 AND NEAR MILE MARKER
58.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Special Weather Statement: Mills, Montgomery & Pott. Counties

Weather

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

437 PM CDT MON MAY 30 2016

…SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT…

AT 437 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 4 MILES EAST OF MACEDONIA…OR 21 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OAKLAND…CARSON…MACEDONIA…HENDERSON…FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA AND OLD TOWN PARK.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 41 AND 55.

Martinez, Carpenter help Cardinals shut down Brewers 6-0

Sports

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored three times, Carlos Martinez pitched eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Monday. Martinez (5-5) allowed five singles, walked one and struck out eight, rebounding nicely after having allowed at least four runs in each of his three previous starts. Entering Monday, Martinez had a 1.34 ERA in 15 career games, including four starts, against Milwaukee.

Carpenter sparked the offense from the leadoff spot. He even scored from second in the seventh after catcher Jonathan Lucroy lost track of a wild pitch by Jhan Marinez that trickled to the backstop. The Cardinals built a 3-0 lead after three innings, with the lineup’s top four hitters accounting for 10 of the team’s 12 hits on the day.

The Card’s and Brewers face off again Tuesday evening. Pre-game coverage on KJAN is 6:15, with the first pitch at 7:10-p.m.

Special Weather Statement: Guthrie and area Counties

Weather

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GREENE-BOONE-STORY-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK COUNTIES
415 PM CDT MON MAY 30 2016

THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON, PRIMARILY WITHIN AND AREA FROM AROUND ADEL UP TO AMES AND BOONE. SOME OF THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING DIME TO PENNY SIZED HAIL AND BRIEF GUSTY WINDS. EACH STORM WILL BE SHORT LIVED AT ANY GIVEN POINT, BUT A FEW AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SEVERAL OF THE STORMS IN SUCCESSION.

Significant Weather Advisory: Shelby, Harrison & Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

343 PM CDT MON MAY 30 2016

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE…
SOUTHEASTERN HARRISON AND SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM CDT...

AT 342 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG  THUNDERSTORM 4 MILES WEST OF MACEDONIA…OR 26 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTH AT 30 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OAKLAND…AVOCA…TREYNOR…CARSON…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…
MACEDONIA…HANCOCK…TENNANT…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA…
BOTNA BEND PARK AND OLD TOWN PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 41 AND 70.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 31 AND 48.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

News

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barge traffic is making a slow but steady comeback on the Missouri River, although proponents acknowledge the industry is still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to be a profitable transportation corridor.

Some private barge and tow companies never stopped using the river. But public ports along the 760-mile span from Sioux City, Iowa, to St. Louis virtually disappeared by the early 2000s due to a combination of drought, recession and political infighting. Improved conditions allowed Port KC to reopen the first public port on the Missouri River since 2007 and a public port about an hour north in St. Joseph is undergoing renovations.

Proponents of the ports say barge shipping is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and eases stress on the nation’s highways and rail transportation systems.

Adair County Sheriff’s report: 5/30/16

News

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater today (Monday), issued his weekly report on arrests. Sunday night, 40-year old Joseph Michael Greathouse, of Massena, was arrested on an Adair County felony warrant for Theft in the 2nd degree. His bond was set at $5,000.

Friday night, 26-year old Alyssa Janeen Carroll, of Greenfield, was arrested by Greenfield Police, for Theft in the 2nd degree and Possession of drug paraphernalia. The theft charge is with regard to her allegedly taking from a residence in Greenfield, a 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup that did not belong to her. Her bond was set at $5,000.

And, as we have mentioned in previous reports, 21-year old Keith Raje Franklin, of Florissant, MO., was arrested in Stuart, Sunday, May 22nd, on two felony and three serious misdemeanor charges associated with a shots fired incident, in Stuart at around 1:30-a.m. that same day. The felony charges included Intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and Possession of weapons by a felon. Franklin was released Thursday on $10,000 bond.

Backyard & Beyond 5-30-2016

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LaVon Eblen shares about Memorial Day.

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Soon to be head of police chiefs group discusses marijuana

News

May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The incoming executive director of the Iowa Police Chiefs Association is open to changes in the state’s marijuana laws. However, Sam Hargadine says his group won’t be backing or fighting any plans that would clear the way for the use of marijuana as medicine in the state. “We decided to leave that to the medical experts,” Hargadine said. “We certainly recognize that there are some illnesses and conditions that marijuana may be resource for them…but we’ve stayed out of that.”

Sam Hargadine

Sam Hargadine

The 57-year-old Hargadine has been the police chief in Iowa City for nearly 11 years. He’ll be leaving that job at the end of June to become the Iowa Police Chiefs Association’s first paid executive director. He’s suggesting state law be changed so possession of marijuana would be reduced from a serious to a simple misdemeanor. It would mean people arrested for possession of pot would receive a ticket on sight, rather than be transported to jail, fingerprinted, and then released.

“It’s one of those things that, depending on where you go throughout the state, not everybody agrees on that,” Hargadine said. “When you’re debating whether to legalize it (marijuana for recreational use), I think we’re all in agreement that would be a mistake. However, it should be lowered from a serious misdemeanor down to a simple.”

The Iowa Police Chiefs Association just recently presented Hargadine with its “Police Chief of the Year” award. He’s a native of Columbia, Missouri.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 5/30/2016

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May 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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