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Street Flooding in Atlantic Saturday evening

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Whirlpool in front of Nishna Valley Credit Union, 2nd & Elm Sts.

3rd and Elm Streets, looking north

Detention pond overflows on north campus of Atlantic Middle School

2nd and Elm, access drive to Akin Bldg Center

Some streets of Atlantic were turned into miniature rivers this evening, following heavy rains that poured for over an hour. KJAN News Director Ric Hanson was out and about and took some pictures for you to view.

Street flooding was observed by Ric at 7th and Walnut, 10th and Linn, 2nd & 3rd Streets and Elm, in Atlantic.

 

Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Baseball-sized hail is breaking windows and tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, and forecasters are warning residents across the nation’s midsection to brace for “life threatening” storms. The National Weather Service says at least three possible tornadoes were reported early Saturday in central Oklahoma, while hail and rain were pelting Nebraska by early afternoon. No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving overnight tornadoes. Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas could be at risk. In Nebraska, Boone County Sheriff David Spiegel says large hail has damaged vehicles, shattered windows and ripped the siding off of houses in and around Petersburg, a town about 140 miles northwest of Omaha.

Iowa authorities investigate death of man on road

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DEXTER, Iowa (AP) — A man has been found dead on a gravel road in Dexter. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the body was found about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in front of a residence. The victim’s name and details of his death have not been released. The state patrol and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are joining local authorities in the investigation. At this time law enforcement wish to assure Guthrie County residents there is no indication the public at large is in danger.

Head’s up western Iowa: Tornado Watch issued for a large portion of Central/Eastern Nebraska

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

While no watches or warning are in effect for the KJAN listening area, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for much of Nebraska from Noon today until 7-p.m.   Stay tuned to KJAN.com for additional weather updates. Keep your radio or a Weather Alert radio handy today!

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/oax/

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Eastern NE/Western IA 4-14-12

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN IA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-

PAGE; COUNTIES IN NE: KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON- STANTON-CUMING-BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER- SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE- JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-

1143 AM CDT SAT APR 14 2012 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/VALLEY, NE

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MOST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA. THE MAIN THREAT FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE AFTER 3 PM AND BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE TORNADOES…VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS MORNING. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP TO THE NORTH WITH INDIVIDUAL CELLS TRACKING NORTHEAST WITH LARGE HAIL BEING THE PRIMARY THREAT.

A MORE POTENT SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS STILL EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AFTER THE INITIAL MORNING THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OUT OF THE AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE FIRST EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AS WARM AND MOIST AIR RETURNS TO THE AREA…THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE STRONGLY UNSTABLE…THIS ALONG WITH VERY STRONG WIND SHEAR WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER…INCLUDING VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TORNADOES.

7AM Newscast 04-14-2012

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April 14th, 2012 by admin

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Investigation into drug activities nets 2 arrests in Mongtomery County

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April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report two Red Oak men have been arrested on drug charges, following the execution of search warrants at two locations in the community.The searches were the result of a two-month investigation into the alleged activities of 47-year old Dean Glen Heideman, and 55-year old Charles William Taylor, both of Red Oak.  A search residences located in the 200 block of North 7th Street, and the 2400 block of North 8th Street, resulted in the recovery of illegal drugs, and items related to the sale of illegal drugs, as well as firearms.

Heideman was charged with three counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine. Taylor was charged with three counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, and one count of delivery of marijuana. Both men are being held at the Montgomery County Jail on $50,000 bond each.

Former Essex Mayor convicted on sexual assault charges – faces up to 85 years in prison

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April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A jury in Page County has convicted the former Mayor of Essex on sexual assault charges. 65-year old Charles Dean White faces up to 75-years in prison on his conviction of three-counts of 2nd degree sexual assault, and 10-years on a charge of lascivious acts with a child. After the verdict was handed down, Friday, White taken into custody by Page County Deputies. His sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place June 1st.

White served as the mayor in Essex from 1998 to 2002. Authorities said in April 2011, an investigation was conducted into allegations White committed sexual abuse against a 7-year old female, in March of that year. The case against him was prosecuted by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and the Page County Attorney’s Office. An investigation to the allegations against him was conducted by the Iowa DCI, Essex Police Department, Shenandoah Police Department, and the Iowa Department of Human Services.

(Update)Bluffs Fire Chief: Smoking contributed to house fire Thursday night

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April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluff officials now say a man injured in a house explosion was smoking too close to combustible materials. Fire Chief Alan Byers says 38-year-old James Aherns suffered critical burns in the blast and fire that happened Thursday night. Aherns was taken to an Omaha hospital. Byers said earlier that Aherns had been manufacturing fireworks when the explosion happened, but later said he was smoking to close to “combustible/flammable materials.” Aherns’ mother, who was also in the house but not injured, told firefighters her son had fireworks in his room. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for far west/southwest Iowa

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April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE 615 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012 National Weather Service/Valley, NE

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA…WEST CENTRAL IOWA…EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

DAY ONE…TONIGHT:

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AFTER MIDNIGHT OVER SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND FAR SOUTHERN SOUTHWEST IOWA. SEVERE WEATHER IS GENERALLY NOT EXPECTED WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY:

THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA ON SATURDAY. THE MAIN THREAT FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE AFTER 3 PM AND BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE TORNADOES…VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY ON SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. LARGE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

A MORE POTENT SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE INITIAL THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OUT OF THE AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE FIRST EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AS WARM AND MOIST AREA RETURNS TO THE AREA…THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE STRONGLY UNSTABLE…THIS ALONG WITH VERY STRONG SHEAR WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE SEVERE WEATHER…SOME SIGNIFICANT INCLUDING VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TORNADOES.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT….BUT WILL BE NEEDED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON SATURDAY.