KJAN News

KJAN News can be heard:
Monday – Saturday at 6:30 am, 7:05 pm, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 12:20 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!

Iowa News headlines: Thu., Oct. 24 2013

News

October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Court documents say a Marshalltown man accused of killing another man put fingers, teeth and patches of tattooed skin in bags set for curbside garbage delivery. Unsealed search warrants made public Tuesday say 30-year-old Jeremy Gartin carried five trash bags out of his Marshalltown home on October 1st. That’s the same day 59-year-old David Warnell was found dead inside with a gun wound to the head.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Animal control officers in Des Moines used a tranquilizer to capture a Boer goat that had dived into traffic and was on the run for hours. The Des Moines Register reports officers chased the goat around the dealership before using a tranquilizer to stop her. Authorities are now looking for the goat’s owner.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine woman has been given a gold medal and a title from a Chinese group. The Muscatine Journal says Sarah Lande has been dubbed a “friendship ambassador” by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Lande is an old acquaintance of Chinese President Xi Jinping. She and her husband, Roger, hosted Xi for a dinner when he visited Iowa in 1985.

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A state group has approved a $78,000 grant to partially fund an amphitheater in a Waverly park. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Vision Iowa’s Enhancement Community Attraction and Tourism program has awarded the grant for the amphitheater in the northeast Iowa city’s Kohlmann Park.

CDC says stomach bug linked to cilantro, salad mix

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some Texas cases in a severe stomach bug outbreak last summer have been linked to Mexican cilantro. The CDC said Wednesday that the cilantro came from Puebla, Mexico, and was served at “Mexican-style” restaurants and sold in a single grocery store. The CDC did not identify the Mexican producer, the restaurants or grocery store.

All told, 278 people in Texas were sickened by cyclospora. Not all those illnesses were traced back to the cilantro. There were two separate cyclospora outbreaks last summer, sickening 643 people in 25 states. The other outbreak was linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska.

The CDC said the outbreaks are finished and the products are out of stores.

Harrison County fire damages 2 businesses Monday

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A fire in Harrison County caused two businesses to be shut down on Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri Valley Times, the Pisgah Fire Department responded to a called to 309 First Street around 12:30pm Monday for a structure fire. A second page was issued for Mondamin and Little Sioux fire departments to assist with the blaze. Crews were able to go on both the west and east side of the building and eventually extinguish the fire. However city officials were brought in for traffic control on Highway 183 through town.

The structure had substantial damage to it and the two businesses, Chiropractic Office of E. Drew Howard and Loess Hills Massage Center, are not allowed to return to normal business until the building is deemed safe. The paper states the fire departments were on hand for two hours before returning to their stations. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

14-year old arrested for assault in Clarinda

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports a 14-year old male was arrested Tuesday. The unnamed teen was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting his mother. He’s been charged with assault causing bodily injury.

Brothers said also, a 12-year old male reported to authorities last Friday, that he had allegedly been assaulted by another 12-year old male. That incident, along with a reported incident of vandalism, remain under investigation. The vandalism report came today (Wednesday), from a woman who told authorities two tires on her vehicle had been slashed while it was parked in the 500 block of East Main Street, in Clarinda. The damage was estimated at nearly $180.

Bridge replacement project to begin Monday in Shelby County

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials say a bridge replacement project in Shelby County will require the closing of a portion of 22-hundredth (2200th) Street, beginning Monday. The bridge over an unnamed tributary of Moser Creek is in the 700th block of 2200th Street, west of County Road M-16 and east of 726 2200th Street. It is located between Union townships 18 and 19. Residents in the Earling area should pay special attention to the closing.

Work on the bridge deck replacement project that begins Monday, will continue for about 2 weeks. If you have questions regarding the bridge closure, contact the Shelby County Engineer’s Office at 712-755-5954.

Update: NC resident arrested on sex abuse charges

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Mills County Attorney Eric C. Hansen, Wednesday, released additional details about the arrest of a North Carolina man arrested on sexual abuse charges. As reported earlier, 64-year old John Robert Schondelmeyer faces charges that include two felony counts of Sex Abuse in the 2nd degree, and two felony counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Hansen says the charges were filed following an investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

Schondelmeyer recently resided in Bellevue, NE., but he now has a residence in Fayetteville, NC. He’s accused of committing various sex acts with two girls, ages seven and eight, over a period of time. Some of the alleged incidents occurred in Mills County, others in different jurisdictions.

If convicted of the offenses, Schondelmeyer faces 25-years in prison on each of the Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree charges (for a total of 50-years), with a mandatory 70-percent of the time to be served before he is eligible for parole. Lascivious acts with a child is punishable by up to 10-years in prison on each count.

Schondelmeyer, who was arrested Tuesday morning at the Sarpy County, NE., Jail,  was being held in the Mills County Jail on $70,000 bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 1.

Drug Take Back Day this Saturday in Pott. County

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday October 26, from 10-AM to 2-PM, at the Treynor Community Center. Citizens can drop off any legal or Illegal prescription or non-prescription drugs, with no questions asked. Authorities say nothing sharp (such as needles), pressurized inhaler canisters or thermometers, will be accepted.

Kansas company recalls nearly 23K lbs. of meat

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reser’s Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the meat products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The meat was shipped to retailers and distributors in 27 states including Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. .

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service listed various “sell by” dates for the recalled products. There have been no reports of illness. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon and potentially fatal disease. Symptoms can include high fever and severe headache.

Load shifts, causing grain truck to tip over in Mills Co.

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A shifting load of grain is blamed for an accident in Mills County Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Department says a 1987 Ford grain truck driven by Robert Valeika, of Pacific Junction, was rounding a curve as it was traveling east on Nims Road, when its load of corn shifted. The vehicle tipped over and came to rest on the passenger side. No injuries were reported. The accident happened at around 10:05-a.m., about four-miles southwest of Pacific Junction.

NC man arrested on sex abuse charges in Mills County

News

October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County report a man from North Carolina was arrested Tuesday morning at the Sarpy County, NE., jail. 64-year old John Robert Schondelmeyer, of Fayetteville, NC, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree and two counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Schondelmeyer’s bond was set at $70,000.