Area and State news with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….
Area and State news with KJAN News Director 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.
With KJAN News Director 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.
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.
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
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
w/ Kate Olson
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
Abraham Lincoln 4, Perry 2
Lewis Central 4, Thomas Jefferson 1
Glenwood 1, Nodaway Valley/WCV/A-C 0
ADM 4, Norwalk 0
Class 1-A @ Marshalltown American Legion Course
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. 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. 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. Jessie Sindlinger, Charles City 65 (-8)
Class 5-A @ Lake Panorama National
1. Anna Cullinan, Pleasant Valley & Kelsy Shay, Waukee 76
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.