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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

News

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

News

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

News, Podcasts

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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A dozen people arrested on drug charges in Crawford County

News

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Friday, said a dozen people have been arrested as the result of an on-going investigation into drug-related activity in the County. Officials say since January 1st, 2016 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office has conducted four separate Search Warrants within the County, resulted in 12 arrests made for illegal drug crimes that include Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Prescription Drugs.

Authorities say 51 year old Raul Casillas-Martinez, of Denison, was arrested Jan. 2nd at t 1006 13th Ave South in Denison, and charged with Delivery of a controlled substance Methamphetamine less than 5 grams a (Class C Felony), Possession of a Controlled substance Methamphetamine a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

On January 7th, a traffic stop was conducted by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, resulted in the arrest of 22 year old Eduardo Daniel Murillo-Manriquez, of Storm Lake, who was charged with Driving While Bared, Open Container, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. That same day, a Search Warrant was executed at 516 East Fulton Street, in Dow City. As the result of the search warrant Methamphetamine, Packing Materials, Scales were seized and taken as evidence. Individuals arrested include: 51-year old Raul Casillas-Martinez, of Denison, who was charged with felony Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia; 22-year old Edgar Giovanny Espinoza, of Denison, was arrested on two felony charges of Possession with intent to deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; 19-year old Ricardo Rosales, of Denison, was charged with felony Gathering where Controlled Substances are used, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; 21-year old Jose Rivera Zaragoza, of Denison, was charged with felony Gathering where Controlled Substances are used and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Another search warrant was conducted Jan. 7th at 42 Ash Street, in Ricketts. As a result, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, prescription pills, scales, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia were seized. 51-year old John Willroth, of Ricketts ,was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a controlled substance Methamphetamine a (Class C Felony) Possession of Cocaine a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance Oxycodone a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance Tramadol a (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). 25-year old David Farrow, of Charter Oak, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

And, on Friday (January 8th), a search warrant was conducted at 304 South School Street in Dow City. As a result of the search warrant, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, scales, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia were seized. 48-year old David Wingrove, of Dow City, was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a (Class B Felony) Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp a (Class D Felony), Possession of Marijuana a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). 31-year old Amber Nelson, of Denison, was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense a (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor). And, 28-year old Tahara Johnston, of Denison, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a (Simple Misdemeanor).

Authorities say the investigation will continue, and it’s anticipated additional charges will be filed.

Red Oak man arrested for probation violation; Clarinda woman arrested for forgery

News

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest this (Saturday) morning on separate charges, of a man from Red Oak and a woman from Clarinda. 53-year old James Scott Malmquist, of Red Oak, was arrested on a Montgomery County warrant issued for Violation of Probation on original charges of two controlled substance violations. And, 36-year old Becky Jo Hegarty, of Clarinda, was arrested on a Red Oak P-D warrant for three counts of Forgery.

The pair were taken into custody by Red Oak Police with assistance from deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, at around 1:50-a.m. in the 400 block of E. Prospect Street, in Red Oak. Malmquist was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. Hegarty was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

Red Oak man arrested on a drug charge Sat. morning

News

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Montgomery County was arrested early this (Saturday) morning on a drug charge. Police says 28-year old Benjamin William Hrabik, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 1:50-a.m., for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hrabik was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held on full bond.

2 injured in crash near Red Oak, Friday

News

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two people were hurt during a rollover accident Friday afternoon, near Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened about 4 miles west of Red Oak on Highway 34, a little after 2:45-p.m. Authorities say German Alvarado-Ramirez, and a passenger in a 2004 Chevy Malibu, Cynthia Wheeler, were transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak for treatment of  non-life-threatening injuries. Wheeler was identified as the owner of the vehicle.

Officials say the car was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 when it left the road onto the north shoulder, traveled back to the south shoulder and ended up in the north ditch backwards. The car rolled before it came to rest. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

Authorities cited Alvarado-Ramirez for not having driver’s license, and for no proof of insurance. Additional charges were pending completion of the accident investigation.

Branstad will NOT call on legislators to pass anti-bullying bill

News

January 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad is no longer asking state legislators to pass an anti-bullying law. “We have taken action through executive order last September. We’ve started the governor’s anti-bullying center at the University of Northern Iowa,” Branstad says. “We’re going to build on that.”

In each of the past three years, Branstad has forwarded a proposal to legislators that would have given school officials broader authority to crack down on bullying that happens off of school grounds and online. Branstad says he’d “love to have” legislators revive that proposal and pass the bill, but he’s not counting on it and that’s why he took executive action in September.

“We, through the two anti-bullying summits, and the involvement of more students in standing up to bullies,” Branstad says, “plus the better reporting and requiring every school to notify parents when bullying occurs I think is going to help reduce the amount of bullying that goes on in our state.”

The Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention at U-N-I has worked with the Iowa Department of Education to develop the procedures Iowa schools should follow when bullying occurs and it includes notifying parents. Last September, Branstad went to a Cedar Rapids school to say he was done waiting for the legislature to act and he issued an executive order that addressed most of the issues he had hoped legislators would tackle by passing a bill.

The 2016 legislative session begins Monday, January 11th and Branstad’s “Condition of the State” message is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

(Radio Iowa)