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Hazardous weather will impact Iowa this weekend

News, Weather

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says hazardous weather will impact Iowa, this weekend. One-to three-inches of snow and blowing snow are expected across much of the state, with two-to three-inches in parts of northwest and western Iowa. The snow is forecast to impact travel Saturday night.

Roadways will likely become snow covered and slippery. Blowing snow may greatly reduce visibility at times. Travel speeds will likely be decreased. And, with cold temperatures, road treatments will not be as effective.

You should also be prepared for extremely cold wind chills of -25 to -40 degrees, especially Sunday morning through Monday morning. Northern Iowa will experience the lowest wind chill values of -35 to -45. As wind chills approach -30 degrees, Frostbite can occur in as little as 10 minutes.

Children and the elderly are especially susceptible to frostbite. Bring pets indoors, if possible. Dress in layers and try to cover as much exposed skin as possible.

(8-a.m. News)

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 1/15/2016

News, Podcasts

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Archaeologists to survey 1850s ‘party house’ in Bouton

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BOUTON, Iowa (AP) – A more than $12,000 grant will soon allow archaeologists to research a 1850s party house in rural Dallas County. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently gave the Dallas County Conservation Board the grant for the project on the Dayton House’s 11-acre plot in Bouton.

The building was originally a stopover for stagecoach riders, but turned into a place for dancing, drinking and horse racing. The board’s historical and cultural resources coordinator Pete Malmberg says he hopes the property gains a National Register of Historic Places nomination from the project’s findings, which could include traces of two race tracks.

Bids for the archaeological survey will go out later this year. Malmberg says the house will open for rentals this spring or summer.

Creston man cited following a collision Thursday morning

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports the driver of a van was cited following an accident Thursday morning on S. Peterson Street. Officials say 23-year old Codie Cook, of Creston, was cited for Operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, and Failure to Maintain Control.

Cook had just gotten off work and was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan southbound on S. Peterson Street at around 6:30-a.m., when he fell asleep at the wheel. The van hit the left rear of a parked, 2000 Dodge Intrepid, causing a total of $2,000 damage. No injuries were reported.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 1/15/2016

News, Podcasts

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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2 Union County teens suffer possible/unknown injuries in Thu. morning accident

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two teenage females from Union County suffered possible/unknown injuries during a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning. Authorities say a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero driven by 17-year old Breanna Ripperger, of Afton, was traveling south on Creamery Road at around 9:30-a.m., when the vehicle hit a patch of frost as it entered an “S” curve in the road. The car entered the north ditch and then went into a deep gully.

Ripperger, and her passenger, 17-year old Dalli McIntire, of Afton, were helped out of the vehicle and gully, by a fireman with a ladder. The girls complained of pain, but were not transported to the hospital.

The car was totaled during the mishap. No citations were issued.

Red Oak man arrested Thu. night for FTA

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Thursday night on a Montgomery County warrant for Failure to Appear in Court on an OWI/1st offense, charge. 49-year old George Wesley Miller was arrested at around 7:40-p.m. and taken to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on a $1,000 cash bond.

Walnut man awarded $90k in damages following surgical treatment

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Pottawattamie County man who lost his leg in 2012 after being treated at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, has been awarded damages amounting to $90,000. According to the Daily NonPareil, a jury on Thursday awarded Tony Bailey, of Walnut, $22,500 for past loss of full mind and body, $22,500 in future loss of full mind and body, $22,500 for past pain and suffering and $22,500 in future pain and suffering.

When a medical malpractice civil trial was filed on Jan. 5th, Bailey asked for damages from Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Emergency Physicians of Western Iowa and Dr. Steven Feldhaus of Heart, Lung and Vascular Surgery. The jurors did not find Jennie Edmundson or Emergency Physicians of Western Iowa at fault. Steven Feldhaus and Heart, and Vascular Surgery were the defendants found negligent in the care of Bailey.

According to court documents, in January of 2012, Bailey went to Jennie Edmundson when he had severe pain in his lower left leg. He was treated at the emergency room, and then Feldhaus performed surgery. Complications arose and his leg was amputated below the knee that March. Bailey’s attorney,Christopher Welch, of Omaha, said Feldhaus didn’t do a complete arterial pulse exam of the leg.

Welch added that Feldhaus is culpable in the matter because he failed to ask about the pulse and get all the information in the case. He said Feldhaus should’ve had Bailey transferred to another hospital or called in another surgeon for a procedure that reduces pressure when there is a loss of circulation, because the doctor was coming from Harlan. Welch said the doctor didn’t do the complete surgical procedure, and had to finish the work the next day.

Tony’s wife, Debra Bailey, was also suing the defendants for loss of spousal consortium. In her case, the jury sided with the defendants.

 

NE man arrested on numerous charges in Omaha following incident in IA

News

January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Nebraska was arrested Thursday night on numerous charges in Omaha, following an investigation into an incident in Council Bluffs that led to a pursuit. 22-year old Dylan J. Maron, of Nebraska City faces charges that include Fugitive from Justice, Aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding, reckless driving, Disorderly Conduct, and Theft in the 5th Degree. Maron was suspected of being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was booked into Douglas County, NE., Jail and was awaiting extradition to Iowa.

Dylan J. Maron

Dylan J. Maron

Authorities say the incident which led to his arrest began at around 7:48-p.m.,after Officers were sent to the Best Buy store at 3115 Manawa Center Drive, where a man was allegedly being aggressive with the store manager and at some point, had pulled a knife.

An officer arrived in the area shortly after the call was dispatched and located the suspect in a silver-colored BMW with no plates. The man, later identified as Maron, allegedly rammed the police cruiser in an attempt to flee the area. He then rammed the police cruiser a second time and drove the car across a grass median. The car then went westbound on 30th Ave.

Two additional officers arrived in the area and were able to get in behind the vehicle in an attempt to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop and fled westbound on I-80 entering into Omaha. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle into Omaha on I-80. The vehicle exited onto 42nd street continuing southbound to L Street where it turned westbound. The Nebraska State Patrol assisted and successfully deployed stop sticks at 90th and L Street. The vehicle was then disabled and came to a stop in the area of 108th and L.

Maron was then taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded by the Nebraska State Patrol.

$2 million Powerball winner in Iowa comes forward

News

January 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Lottery officials say an Onawa man has claimed his $2 million Powerball prize. 23-year old Bryon Stewart validated his ticket at lottery headquarters in Clive Thursday afternoon.PR011416_ByronStewart The ticket was sold at a Casey’s convenience store in the western Iowa city of Onawa. It matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $1 million prize in Wednesday’s drawing. Stewart also added the Power Play to the purchase, which multiplied the prize to $2 million.

Stewart, who works as a security officer at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Onawa, said he bought his winning ticket Wednesday night, just a few hours before the Powerball drawing. He had a total of three tickets for the drawing. He and his girlfriend, Taylor Kuhlman, looked up the winning numbers together shortly after the drawing. Stewart claimed the prize, but said the couple would be sharing the winnings. The couple said they plan to pay off some loans, and perhaps look for a house someday soon. Stewart said he will continue to work, and Kuhlman said she will as well.

The buyers of tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee will share the estimated $1.6 billion jackpot or the $983.5 million cash option. Lottery officials say people bought more than $12 million in Powerball tickets in Iowa for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 292.2 million.