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3 arrested on drug charges in Red Oak, Sun. morning

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January 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop in Red Oak at around 1:05-a.m. today (Sunday), resulted in the arrest of three people on drug-related charges. Red Oak Police say 44-year old Kimberly Ann Bond, of Omaha, 32-year old Ryan Christopher Allensworth, and 21-year old Kaylie Louise Hudson, both of Red Oak, were arrested at the intersection of S. 2nd and Ohio Streets.

Kimberly Bond and Ryan Allensworth were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond each, for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Pills, while Hudson was being held in the jail on $1,000 bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’ K9 Unit assisted in conducting the arrests.

Powerball jackpot expected to grow to over $1.3 billion

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January 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say no ticket has matched all six Powerball numbers. That means the record $949.8 million jackpot is expected to soar to $1.3 billion for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds to win were one in 292.2 million, and the numbers drawn were 32-16-19-57-34 and Powerball number 13.

Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, said they expected about 75 percent of the possible number combinations would have been bought for Saturday night’s drawing. Since November 4th, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot.

Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

 

Winterset man dies in fiery crash early Sunday morning

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January 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A collision in Madison County early this (Sunday) morning, claimed the life of a Winterset man. The Iowa State Patrol reports the driver of a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 48-year old John Timothy Eller, died during the crash that took place at around 4:15-a.m., in the 2100 block of west Summit Street, in Winterset.

The Patrol says a semi driven by 63-year old Gary James Hagey, of Clarinda, had just pulled out onto the road and was gaining speed, when Eller’s SUV came upon the rig and failed to slow down before hitting the semi in the rear. Following the collision, the SUV veered to the left and struck an in-ground electrical box and caught fire. Hagey, who was not injured, slowed his semi and pulled off onto the shoulder of the road.

The accident remains under investigation.

Shenandoah woman arrested Sun. morning on a drug charge

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January 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Fremont County arrested a woman from Shenandoah, early this (Sunday) morning. 29-year old Katherine Elizabeth Lynn was taken into custody at around 1-a.m., and charged with Conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance/methamphetamine. The charge was the result of a long investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics in Fremont County.

Lynn was being held in the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center on $50,000 bond.

Alcohol believed to have played a role in Fremont County crash

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January 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Hamburg man was seriously injured during an accident Saturday in Fremont County. The Sheriff’s Office reports deputies were called to the scene of a single-vehicle, rollover accident just west of Riverton, on 250th St. Upon their arrival, they found 21-year old Dayne Andrew Sturm, trapped inside his vehicle, that was under water.

Sturm was unconscious and transported to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg by Riverton Fire and Rescue. He was later transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.

An investigation into the crash continues, but authorities said alcohol was believed to have been a factor.

Update: Wind Chill Advisory for all of western IA

News, Weather

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXPANDED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY TO NEARLY ALL OF IOWA’S 99 COUNTIES.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH 10-A.M. SUNDAY.

Wind Chill Advisory for counties in light blue.

Wind Chill Advisory for counties in light blue.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO NEAR ZERO BY SUNDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL VALUES OF NEAR 25 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR.

* IMPACTS…FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF EXPOSED SKIN IN THESE TYPES OF WIND CHILL VALUES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Latest: Powerball officials expect $400M in sales Saturday

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball lottery officials are expecting more than $400 million in ticket sales on Saturday alone thanks to the jackpot soaring to $900 million. Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and president of the multistate Powerball Lottery, says officials tallied $352 million in ticket sales on Friday. If there’s no winner Saturday night, the jackpot rolls to an estimated $1.3 billion.

But Grief says the chances of no one hitting all five initial numbers and the Powerball number is growing slim because by the time sales close Saturday night, officials estimate around 75 percent of all possible combinations “will have been wagered on.”

 

Officials say dangerous wind chills to freeze Iowa, Nebraska

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Frigid temperatures and strong winds have led weather officials to warn Iowa and some Nebraska residents of dangerously low wind chills this weekend. The National Weather service says temperatures in the single digits Saturday in northern and eastern Nebraska and the northern half of Iowa will feel like 15 to 25 degrees below zero because of strong winds. The service says the dangerous wind chill is expected to last through Sunday morning.

Weather officials warn that wind chills that low can lead to frostbite within minutes for any exposed skin. Residents are asked to stay in heated areas and bundle up if they must head outside.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 1/9/2016

News, Podcasts

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 1/9/2016

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January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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