(Podcast) 8-a.m. News, May 29th 2013

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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Area and State news with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Hazardous Weather Outlook for western/central Iowa – Wed., May 29th 2013

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE OVER THE AREA  TODAY. FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT PERIODS OF MORE WIDESPREAD  AND STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED. A FEW STORMS MAY BE  SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS THE MAIN  THREAT. AN ISOLATED TORNADO IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. THIS MAY LEAD TO FLASH
 FLOODING OR AREAL FLOODING…ESPECIALLY OVER AREAS THAT HAVE
 ALREADY SEEN FLOODING THIS WEEK.

(Podcast) 7:06-a.m. Local/Area News – Wed., May 29th 2013

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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Cass County pair sentenced Tuesday

News

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people who were the subject of notable court cases in CassCountywere sentenced Tuesday, in Atlantic. Judge James Richardson sentenced 56-year old Charles Collins Cutler, of Marne, to one-year of probation, in connection with the shooting of a Colorado woman’s dog on December 24th, 2012. Richardson also ordered Cutler to perform four-hours of community service each week with the Atlantic Humane Society, and to make restitution to the owner of the dog, which amounted to $1,964.

Cutler, who was found guilty in April of Animal Abuse, is also required to surrender all of his firearms while on probation, and submit written letters to the local newspaper, apologizing for his actions. Cutler had faced up to 2-years in prison and fines of up $6,250, but the judge suspended the prison term in favor of probation.

And, a Griswold woman was sentenced Tuesday in Cass County District Court to a total of 20-years in prison, after her she plead guilty in March to drug, conspiracy and criminal mischief charges. 46-year old Katrina Sue Bates received five years in prison for Possession of a Controlled Substance, five years for Conspiracy, and 10 years for 1st Degree Criminal Mischief. The sentences will run concurrently, and concurrent with a Federal sentence Bates received for Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in and around Cass County. Bates must also pay fines amounting to $2,500 plus court costs.

Department on Aging looks to prevent elder abuse

News

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department on Aging is trying to make everyone aware of possible abuse of the elderly. Department spokesperson, Machelle Shaffer, says elder abuse is the “abuse, neglect and financial exploitation” of anyone who is age 60 or older. And they are urging people to educate themselves about the problem. “And to share what they learn with others, to report any concerns and to get involved in community prevention efforts, and make a long-term commitment to reach out to those who’re vulnerable. They may be our friends, our neighbors, our family members who’re older,” Shaffer says.

National data shows one in 13 people over the age 60 report some type of abuse. Shaffer says you can get involved without intruding on someone’s life. “People want their independence, they don’t want to have people impede on that, but it’s okay to ask questions and to offer help, or to just be a good listening ear,” Shaffer says. “And look for signs, look for some warning signs that may be signs of elder abuse. Things where their personality may have a drastic unexplained change. It could be self-neglect as well. They don’t seem to have any money, or don’t know where their money is.” There are other signs a person may be suffering abuse or exploitation.

“Their responses to questions may seem unreasonable or unlikely. They withdrawal from their usual activities, and there may be financial transitions that occur with their bank account that unexplained or unnormal for their pattern,” according to Shaffer. “So there are ways to ask questions that don’t impede on their independence in any way.” Shaffer says there are ways to help people.

“Obviously if someone is in immediate danger they can call 9-1-1, otherwise they can go to our website to find out more about the signs of elder abuse and how to prevent it. Go to www.iowaaging.gov, or they can call toll free, 800-532-3213, again that’s 800-532-3213,” Shaffer says. Many people now live miles away from parents or other elderly relatives. Shaffer says you can still help them from afar. She says if you can’t be there, get to know a neighbor and have them check in on them, or talk with a member of the clergy and have them check. “And call often, call often and keep those lines of communication open, that’s very important,” Shaffer says. She says staying engaged can help you spot when things don’t seem right and you can help the person who might be undergoing elder abuse.

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Tuesday Baseball/Softball Results

Sports

May 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

Tuesday Baseball
Glenwood 7, Atlantic 3
Denison 13-6, Red Oak 0-2
Harlan 9, Shenandoah 2
Kuemper 11, Clarinda 1 (5 inn)
A-H-S-T 14, Griswold 5
Audubon 2, Underwood 1
ADM 6, Carroll 1
Adair-Casey 9, Orient-Macksburg 3
CAM 4, Iowa Christian Academy 3
Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, Woodward-Granger 2
Guthrie Center 6, Panorama 1
Treynor 8, Missouri Valley 3
Tri-Center 7, Riverside 2

Tuesday Softball
Denison 11-12, Red Oak 1-0
Harlan 12 Shenandoah 2 (5 inn)
Clarinda 17-4 Kuemper Catholic 5-14
A-H-S-T 7, Griswold 4
Ballard 12, Carroll 0
Charter Oak-Ute 5, IKM-Manning 3
Exira/EHK 7, Grandview Park Baptist 0
Panorama 11, Guthrie Center 9
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11, CB Thomas Jefferson 0
Stanton 7, Villisca 2
Treynor 14, Missouri Valley 4
Underwood 7, Audubon 2
Woodward-Granger 8, Coon Rapids-Bayard 5

Cass County Extension Report 05-29-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

May 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Girls Regional Soccer

Sports

May 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A
Atlantic 1, Creston 0 (Emily Mitchell scores, Creston 2 SOG)
Kuemper Catholic 4, Humboldt 1
Riverside 3, Missouri Valley 2 (2 OT/PK’s)
Underwood 3, A-H-S-T 0

Class 2-A
Abraham Lincoln 4, Perry 2
Lewis Central 4, Thomas Jefferson 1
Glenwood 1, Nodaway Valley/WCV/A-C 0
ADM 4, Norwalk 0

Girls State Golf – Round 1

Sports

May 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A @ Marshalltown American Legion Course

  1. Grundy Center         357
  2. Bishop Garrigan      361
  3. Valley                         363
  4. Pleasantville            382
  5. New London            387
  6. Gehlen Catholic     393
  7. HLV                           409
  8. Corning                    463

1.  Alexa Capesius, Bishop Garrigan     79
2.  Hillary Samo, Grundy Center     83
3   Jodi Schott, Valley             83
15. Kaleigh Westlake, Corning         91
46. Serena Robinette, Griswold         114

Class 2-A @ Marshalltown American Legion Course

  1. Alta-Aurelia             339
  2. Nashua-Plainfield         363
  3. Dike-New Hartford         365
  4. Audubon             375
  5. Emmetsburg             376
  6. Sumner-Fredericksburg     377
  7. Central Decatur         389
  8. North-Linn             419

1.  Sarah McMichael, Nashua-Plainfield     79
2.  Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford         80
3.  Alex Mankle, Okoboji             80
4.  Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley         80
6.  Shelby Williams, CAM/A-C         82
12. Lexie Thygesen, Audubon            86
15. Susie Bylund, Audubon             88

Class 3-A @ Ames Golf & CC

  1. Kuemper Catholic     367
  2. Beckman Catholic     374
  3. Unity Christian     383
  4. Williamsburg         393
  5. Cascade             394
  6. Atlantic             401
  7. Columbus Catholic     402
  8. Clarinda             411

1.  Paige Van Dyk, South Tama             72
2.  Kate Coyle, Cascade                 78
3.  Makayla Ernst, East Sac County         80
4.  Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic             83
10. Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic      87

Class 4-A @ Ames Golf & CC

  1. Charles City         330
  2. Cedar Rapids Xavier     352
  3. Clear Lake         360
  4. Grinnell             360
  5. Western Dubuque     393
  6. Newton             394
  7. Mt. Pleasant         395
  8. Humboldt         409

1.  Jessie Sindlinger, Charles City     65 (-8)

Class 5-A @ Lake Panorama National

  1. Waukee             325
  2. Pleasant Valley         340
  3. Dowling Catholic     349
  4. Cedar Falls         352
  5. WDM Valley         354
  6. Dubuque Senior     364
  7. Ottumwa         365
  8. SE Polk             403

1.  Anna Cullinan, Pleasant Valley & Kelsy Shay, Waukee     76

Strong storms possible later today and tonight

News, Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says a stronger storm system will arrive later this (Wednesday) afternoon and tonight across the region. This will lead to several periods of thunderstorms today and this evening and again overnight and Thursday. The combination of repeated rainfall may lead to additional flooding across the region especially over areas that have already seen heavy rainfall the past several days. In addition severe weather is a possibility as this stronger system moves northeast across Iowa tonight and Thursday. Monitor forecasts for the latest updates on this upcoming storm system.