KJAN News

QR CODE 35357558

NEW!! SCAN (OR CLICK) THE QR CODE ABOVE TO SHOP THE KJAN BIG DEALS STORE!!

KJAN News can be heard:
Monday – Saturday at 6:30 am, 7:05 pm, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:40 pm, 3:05 pm & 5:05 pm

Keep up-to-date with Fox News Radio, Radio Iowa,  Brownfield & the Iowa Agribusiness Networks!
Check our Program Schedule Page for times!

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 10/27/2015

News, Podcasts

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

Play

Des Moines Airport TSA finds gun in Guthrie County Reserve Deputy’s carry-on bag

News

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Des Moines cited a Panora man Saturday, after an X-ray of his carry-on luggage at the Des Moines International Airport, revealed a handgun. According to KCCI, 35-year old Andrew Carson, a Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy was charged with an airport regulation violation after the scan revealed a loaded Glock 27 .40-caliber subcompact pistol, was in Carson’s carry-on bag.

Des Moines Police were called to the airport at around 2:45-p.m., Saturday. Carson told police he was leaving for Las Vegas on a work trip, and that he forgot to remove his backup service weapon from the bag. The gun was removed from the airport by police.

Bluffs Police investigate attempted murder of 22 year old woman

News

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are searching for a suspect who is wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a woman late Monday night. The Pottawattamie County 9-1-1 Center received a call at around 11-p.m. indicating at least four shots had been fired in the area of Twin City Drive and Renner Drive. The caller said also, a black car and possibly a two-door Honda Accord was seen fleeing from the area.

Bluffs BadgeAt the time, officers checked the area and were unable to locate anything. A little after 1-a.m. today (Tuesday), the 911 center received a call from the victim, 22-year old Ailish Andersen, of Council Bluffs. The woman told authorities, that while she was in the area of Western Trails Apartments looking for her dog, a dark colored sedan shot at her car multiple times, but she was not hurt. The vehicle, riddled with bullet holes, was found by police abandoned, in the area of South 24th Street. It was being processed by the Council Bluffs Police Crime Lab.

While being interviewed by the Criminal Investigative Division, Andersen said earlier in the day, Monday, she received information someone was trying to sell her dog at the 3209 Renner Drive apartments. She said she recently had her dog stolen and drove to the apartment complex to look for the animal. When she arrived, the suspect vehicle stopped behind Andersen, and an unknown suspect opened his back passenger door before firing multiple rounds towards her vehicle.

Andersen sped-off and abandoned her vehicle, due to a flat tire. She proceeded to walk to her residence and called police. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (712) 328-7867 or the Criminal Investigative Division at (712) 328-4728.

Villisca couple arrested for Child Endangerment

News

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man and woman from Montgomery County were arrested Monday night on Child Endangerment and other charges, following an incident at 100 W. 2nd Street, in Villisca. Sheriff’s officials say 45-year old John Leon Lynn Bowen and 35-year old Jeanie Louese Bowen, both of Villisca, were taken into custody a little after 8-p.m. In addition to Child Endangerment, the couple face Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference with Official Acts, charges. They were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $2,000 bond, each.

Red Oak Police assisted sheriff’s deputies during the incident investigation.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Oct. 27th 2015

News

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man has killed himself outside an eastern Iowa business. The incident happened shortly after officers responded to shots fired at another location where two people received minor injuries. Bettendorf police says the man had been standing in the parking lot of a business when he saw officers and fired one round into his head.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based company that mixes and transports chemicals for customers in the printing, coating, and cleaning industries has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal environmental violations in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Barton Solvents agreed to changes to correct found hazardous-waste storage and spill-prevention regulation violations.

SHELLSBURG, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near a stolen truck that had crashed north of Shellsburg. The truck was stolen Sunday in Benton County. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Sabrina Christine Hustad.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An education task force says Iowa’s system for offering skilled labor training can be improved with more focused coursework offerings and additional collaboration. The Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force says all Iowa students should be offered coursework on career and technical education beginning in the seventh grade. Career and technical education prepares Iowans for vocational work that requires more than a high school diploma.

Bluffs woman robbed late Monday night near a grocery store

News

October 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the armed robbery of a woman that took place Monday night, near a grocery store. Officers meeting with 47-year old Kelly Cornell, of Council Bluffs, at around 9:20-p.m., at 1902 6th Avenue, were told by Cornell that she was walking from the No Frills Grocery Store to a friend’s house when she observed a man following her near the area of 5th and 19th street.

Cornell told police the man then pointed a handgun at her demanding all of her money. She complied, giving the suspect an undetermined amount of cash and a pocket folding knife. The suspect then physically attempted to take Cornell’s purse. When she tried to turn away from the suspect, the woman was struck on the left side of her face with the man’s fist or the handgun he was holding.

The suspect was last seen running north and east from 5th Ave. He was described as being a medium build black male, 18-to 30-years of age, 5-feet 7-inches tall, weighing  170-pounds. He wore a black hoodie, jeans, red scarf covering his face and possessed an unknown type of handgun.  Anyone with any information about the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.

Numerous items taken from Afton residence last week

News

October 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Union County say a woman from Afton reported last Friday evening that numerous items had been taken from her home in the 2600 block of 170th Street. The victim said someone had entered her home during the day, Friday, and took: Jewelry; a Craftsman drill; a DeWalt drill; a purse and billfold; a DVD player and movies; coats; meat from the freezer; jeans; an I-Pad; a Remington 1100 12 gauge; an I-pod 5; a spotting scope; a jar of change; dance shoes; and a Toshiba laptop computer. The loss was estimated at $6,600.

Iowa task force offers recommendations on skilled labor work

News

October 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An education task force says Iowa’s system for offering skilled labor training can be improved with more focused coursework offerings and additional collaboration. The Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force says in a report released Monday that all Iowa students should be offered coursework on career and technical education beginning in the seventh grade. More specialized coursework then becomes available.

Career and technical education prepares Iowans for vocational work that requires more than a high school diploma. Iowa officials say the state is facing a skills gap in some industries. Jeremy Varner with the Iowa Department of Education says the agency expects to propose legislation based on recommendations of the task force, which was created in 2013. He says the cost of implementing such recommendations hasn’t been developed.

 

Anita man arrested Oct. 17th on a warrant

News

October 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an Anita Man on Oct. 17th. Authorities said Monday (today), 46-year old Bradley Leo Ranney, of Anita, was arrested on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Ranney was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $2,000 bond.

Another e-waste recycling drive in Atlantic

News

October 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce says area residents will once again have a chance to drop off their electronic waste for recycling. Electronic items, including: laptop or desktop computers; tablets; servers; monitors; computer mice; printers; scanners; external and internal hard drives; keyboards, and UPS battery backups, may be dropped off for recycling from 4-until 8-p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27th, at 201 Poplar Street.There is NO FEE for the service. For more information, call the Chamber at 243-3017.