Illinois State rides Coprich to 21-13 win over Northern Iowa


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Marshaun Coprich had 169 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns to lead Illinois State past Northern Iowa 21-13 on Saturday afternoon. With 3,743 yards, Coprich became ISU’s career rushing leader, breaking Toby Davis’ mark of 3,704 yards.

The Redbirds (2-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference) led wire-to-wire. Coprich scored ISU’s first two touchdowns to give it a 14-0 lead. Aaron Bailey connected with Michael Malloy on a 45-yard pass play to make it 14-7. Illinois State responded with a three-play, 75-yard drive capped by Jamal Towns’ 10-yard run to make it 21-7 before halftime. Coprich-now averaging 127 yards per game-had a 61-yard run on the drive to set up the score.

Bailey was 7 for 17 with 108 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions for Northern Iowa (2-2, 0-1). Tyvis Smith had 14 carries for 54 yards.

Iowa State throttles Kansas 38-13


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Mike Warren set an Iowa State freshman record with 175 yards rushing and two TDs and the Cyclones throttled Kansas 38-13 Saturday for their first win in a Big 12 opener since 2002.

Sam Richardson threw for 269 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Cyclones (2-2, 1-0 Big 12). They notched their most lopsided win since blowing out the Jayhawks 34-0 in 2013.

Iowa State stretched its lead to 24-0 early in the second half on Warren’s 62-yard TD run, the longest of his career. Warren’s 7-yard score with 11:34 left made it 38-13.

Montell Cozart was 15-of-21 passing for 150 yards before leaving with a sprained left shoulder.

Marcquis Roberts had an 83-yard interception return for a score for Kansas (0-4, 0-1).

Iowa forces 4 turnovers, tops No. 19 Wisconsin 10-6


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa took advantage of four turnovers by Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers 10-6 on Saturday. Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the second quarter for the only touchdown in the game and Iowa (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in its last 10 attempts.

Stave was intercepted twice by Iowa cornerback Desmond King and lost two fumbles, including midway through the fourth quarter on Iowa’s 1-yard line. The Wisconsin quarterback tripped and lost the ball while attempting to hand off to freshman Taiwan Deal. Iowa’s Faith Ekakitie recovered.

Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1) had its 10-game winning streak at Camp Randall Stadium snapped, and lost for only the eighth time in its last 79 home games dating to 2004.

The Badgers started their final drive on their 47 and drove to the Iowa 16, but Stave’s fourth-down pass to Troy Fumagalli fell incomplete with 36 seconds to go.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/3/2015

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October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/3/2015

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October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:17-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 10/3/2015

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October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 10/3/2015

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October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

Stanton man arrested on Cass County warrant


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, Friday night, arrested a Stanton man wanted on a Cass County warrant for Theft in the 3rd Degree. 23-year old Austin Cole Blazic was taken into custody at around 9-p.m., and was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a $2,000 cash bond.

IWCC President says colleges & universities can never truly prepare for mass casualty incidents


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Nothing can truly prepare an institution for what happened to Umpqua Community College on Thursday, according to Iowa Western Community College’s top official. President Dan Kinney told the Daily NonPareil the mass shooting – which left nine people dead and seven others wounded – was a tragedy that cannot be prepared for by community colleges or other schools. Iowa Western has conducted training with the Council Bluffs Police Department for an active shooter situation. College employees are also trained in ALICE, a set of procedures for that sort of situation on campus short for:

Alert others to the danger using plain and specific language.

Lockdown by barricading the room and preparing to take further action.

Inform others of the violent intruders’ location and direction.

Counter using noise, movement, distance and distraction to reduce the ability of the intruder to shoot accurately, but don’t fight the intruder.

Evacuate when safe to do so to leave the danger zone.

Because the college anticipates “quite a few” retirements, Kinney said he expects additional ALICE training will be held next fall. Iowa Western has a team of staff members who plan for emergency response. Two incidents in recent years have provided an opportunity to check that the college’s procedures work.

In April 2014, a shooting on campus – where a 19-year-old was shot in the upper left arm in what apparently was a Craigslist deal gone wrong – prompted notifications and increased security presence on campus. But Kinney said cameras at the college made the difference for law enforcement. Iowa Western didn’t need to make any real changes after that situation, according to Kinney. The college has more than 600 cameras on its Council Bluffs campus, which includes student dormitories and suite-style apartments. The 2014 shooting took place in a parking lot outside of student housing.

The college’s dorms are secured using identification cards that are coded to building locks. Kinney said entrances are logged within one-tenth of a second by a computer, which only allows authorized card-holders access to facilities. In April 2008, a bomb scare at Iowa Western followed a similar incident at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The threat was made by someone writing a specific threat and time in graffiti in a bathroom stall, outside the watch of Iowa Western’s camera network.

Students were notified of the incident using Reiver Alert, an opt-in system where students can also be told about weather closings and similar messages. Kinney said the college has another system that broadcasts notifications to everyone, with no opt-in requirement, for use in an active shooter or similar emergency situation.

The bomb scare showed Iowa Western that it wasn’t prepared for a couple hundred people who wanted to come to campus when news of the potential threat was released. Kinney said the people who could have made the threat were narrowed down to a handful of individuals. Fortunately, it ended up being a hoax, as did the threat at UNO earlier that spring.

Iowa Western’s annual security report, required by federal transparency legislation, shows the campus had only a handful of violent crimes in the past year. The full security report, as well as information on Iowa Western’s safety procedures and policies, can be found on the college’s website at

Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the area, 10/3/15


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. East wind 5-10 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 45. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.