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Western IA roads becoming snow covered

News, Weather

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports some roads in western Iowa were partially or completely covered with snow early Sunday morning. As of 6:30-a.m., Interstate 80 west of Highway 173 in Cass County was partially covered with snow. Interstate 29 from Sloan south to near Nebraska City was completely covered with snow.

For the latest road report, surf the web to www.511iaorg., or call 511.

OWI arrest in Red Oak Sunday morning

News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Montgomery County arrested a man early this morning on alcohol-related charges. Officials say 23-year old Zachary Allen Wood, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 2:15-a.m., on charges of OWI/1st offense and Open Containers as the driver of a vehicle. The arrest took place following a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Washington Street, in Red Oak.

Wood was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 cash bond.

Atlantic Yard Waste site hours change

Ag/Outdoor, News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic has changed the hours of operation of its Yard Waste Site near the Schildberg Recreation Area. Effective Sat., Dec. 7th, the Yard Waste Site will only be open on Saturday’s, from 9-a.m. to 5-p.m. , until Spring.

The City reminds residents that they should only bring trees, branches, grass, garden waste and/or leaves to the site, during its hours of operation.

MO. woman arrested for 3 offenses in Adams County

News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Adams County report the arrest early Saturday morning of an Osborn, Missouri woman. Dierdre Slominski was arrested for Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated, Open Container in a vehicle and Interference with Official Acts. She was taken into custody after deputies stopped to assist a motorist at around 1:40-a.m. on David Avenue, in Corning.

Open containers of alcohol were found during a search of the Slominski vehicle.

Red Oak woman cited Saturday night for DUS

News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a Red Oak woman was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License. Sierra Lynn Adkins was charged and released on the citation at the time of the traffic stop, which happened at around 10-p.m.

Iowa News Headlines: Sun., Dec. 8th 2013

News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Frigid cold continues to hover over Iowa as the state as snow falls this morning. The National Weather Service says snow is expected after midnight and will likely continue throughout Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 5 inches in western Iowa. Most of the state is expecting between 1 and 3 inches.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home near Lake Manawa in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs. The Daily Nonpareil reports that firefighters were called to the house around 2:25 a.m. Friday. No one was injured in the blaze.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Salvation Army of Mason City has received an anonymous donation of two gold Krugerrand coins, restoring plans for the organization to hold an auction for the coins. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the charitable organization received the coins Thursday. The South African gold coins can be valued from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Ejim scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime, and 17th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 18 points down to beat Northern Iowa 91-82 yesterday for the Cyclones’ best start in 10 years. Georges Niang added a career-high 22 points for ISU, who also snapped a 3-game losing streak against their cross-state rivals.

House in western Iowa destroyed by fire

News

December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home near Lake Manawa in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs.  The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that firefighters were called to the house around 2:25 a.m. Friday.  Heavy smoke and flames had already engulfed the home when fire crews arrived.

Fire Marshal Curtis McKeon says freezing temperatures hindered the effort to fight the fire, as water in hoses began to freeze. Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom.  McKeon says the home was a total loss, with heavy smoke, fire and water damage. No one was injured in the blaze.

Red Oak Police ask for your help in a home burglary investigation

News

December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are asking for your help in solving a residential burglary. Officials say a resident on East Elm Street reported to police Saturday afternoon, that someone forced their way into her home through a basement window. Once inside, the unknown person or persons stole several Blu-ray and other DVD’s, combination Wii game packs, and a black Nintendo Wii U Deluxe console set with game. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between November 30th and 9:30-a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7th.

Evidence was collected at the scene, but police would like the public’s help in reporting any suspicious activity in the 400 block of Elm Street during the time frame mentioned. Or, if you know of someone who has recently acquired the aforementioned games and other items, contact Red Oak Police at 712-623-6500 or Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 1-800-432-1001.

Winter Weather Advisory for the entire KJAN listening area: 3-am to 9-pm Sunday

News, Weather

December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

 …FIRST WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON EXPECTED ON SUNDAY…

A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACROSS THE REGION ON SUNDAY. ACCUMULATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL POSE A HAZARD TO TRAVEL AT TIMES.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY FOR SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR COUNTIES AND UNTIL 6-PM FOR SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-& PAGE COUNTIES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY.

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT…WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW AND TRAVEL IMPACTS BEGINNING BEFORE SUNRISE SUNDAY IN WESTERN IOWA. THE SNOW WILL END IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NORTH AND WEST.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WILL CAUSE MINOR BLOWING OF SNOW…REDUCING VISIBILITY TO UNDER A MILE AT TIMES WHILE SNOW IS FALLING.

* IMPACTS…THE SNOW WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA…ESPECIALLY WITH THIS BEING THE FIRST WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION AND PRACTICE SAFE WINTER DRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Bitter cold, snow expected in much of Iowa

News, Weather

December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Frigid cold continues to hover over Iowa as the state prepares for coming snow. The National Weather Service says high temperatures in the single digits will continue Saturday in most of the state, while southern portions of Iowa will see temperatures rise to nearly 20 degrees. Snow is expected after midnight and will likely continue throughout Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 5 inches in western Iowa. Most of the state is expecting between 1 and 3 inches.

Bitter cold will hang on well into the week, with the weather service predicting lows to hover around zero Monday and Tuesday before falling to 10-below in northern Iowa on Wednesdays. Lows in the south on Wednesday should climb to 15 degrees.