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Free women’s health screenings offered in Cass County

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Health System and Cass County Home Care today (Monday) announced the availability of free women’s health screenings.  The screenings are made available through the Iowa Care for Yourself program and a grant from the Iowa Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Screenings include mammograms, clinical breast exams, and pelvic exams with or without pap smears. Karla Akers, Care for Yourself Coordinator of Cass County Home Care, says “Regular preventive screenings help diagnose disease at an early stage. Every woman needs to take care of herself first—these screenings are an important part of taking care of yourself.” 

Some age, income, and insurance guidelines apply, but Akers encourages women to call about availability.  Enrollment numbers are limited and services must be completed by the end of March.  Pat Markham, Cass County Memorial Hospital Administrator, says “Cass County Health System providers are available to offer screening appointments that will comply with the March 30 deadline.”

Women interested in accessing the women’s health screenings should contact Karla Akers at 712-243-7443.

Winter Weather Advisory cancelled

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1145 AM CST MON FEB 13 2012
 
 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…
 
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS CANCELLED THE
 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF WESTERN & SW IOWA.
 
 ALTHOUGH SOME PATCHY VERY LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND FLURRIES WILL
 BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON…NO ADDITIONAL SNOW
 ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. SOME PATCHY SLICK SPOTS WILL REMAIN ON
 UNTREATED ROADWAYS…SIDEWALKS AND IN PARKING LOTS.

Adair woman injured during accident east of Anita this morning

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an Adair woman was injured during a single-vehicle accident this (Monday) morning. 21-year old Jennifer Jean Chrystine Flax was transported by Anita Rescue to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, following the accident which happened at around 8:45-a.m., about one-quarter of a mile east of Anita. Officials say Flax was traveling west on a snow covered White Pole Road (730thStreet), when her 2007 Chevy Uplander went out of control and entered a ditch, where it collided with a culvert. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $6,500. 

The Sheriff’s Department reports also, a central Iowa man was arrested following an investigation into a non-injury, single-vehicle accident which occurred on Feb. 8th. 26-year old Kyle Christopher Goudeau, of Cambridge, was charged with OWI 1st Offense and Driving Under Suspension. The accident he was involved in took place at the intersection of 645thand Jasper Road. Goudeau was booked into the Cass County Jail but released later that same day on his own recognizance.

(Update) Several motorcycles destroyed in shop fire near Wiota

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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(Update) Woman found in sewer ditch id’d

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs have identified a woman who was found freezing in a sewer ditch Sunday afternoon. Officials say 24-year old Melissa Ramirez spent at least 24-hours in a sewer ditch before being rescued. Ramirez told officers with the Council Bluffs Police Department she’d been walking along a retaining wall Saturday, and accidentally fell into the sewer opening near 515 North 6th Street. She was found at around 4:45-p.m. Sunday, by two men. Ramirez was said to have been naked, from the waist down. Authorities said she had been apparently been suffering from hypothermia after having spent Saturday night outside in sub-zero air temperatures. Paramedics took the woman to a Council Bluffs hospital, where she was reported to be in critical condition.

Police and fire officials have not been authorized to release any updates on her medical condition. The case remains under investigation.

8AM Newscast 02-13-2012

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February 13th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Shop fire reported southeast of Wiota this morning

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Anita, Cumberland and Wiota have been dispatched to a fire southeast of Wiota. The first pages went out just after 8-a.m.  The Cass County Communications Center said a shop at 58282 690th Street (about 3-miles southeast of Wiota), was fully engulfed in flames at 8:20-a.m.  The property is said to be owned by David Fredericksen. No other details are currently available.

7AM Newscast 02-13-2012

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February 13th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Snowfall will make for slick driving this morning!

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

512 AM CST MON FEB 13 2012 Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines… 
 
 LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA AND PERSIST  THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE TODAY. ACCUMULATIONS WILL ONLY BE AN  INCH OR TWO AT MOST LOCATIONS…BUT FALLING SNOW WILL REDUCE  VISIBILITY TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES AND LEAD TO SLICK ROAD  CONDITIONS. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE THE ROADS HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED OR PLOWED.

The snow began falling in Atlantic a little after 3:30-a.m.  by 5-a.m., we’d picked up .2″ of snow here at the KJAN studios.

Events in 31 Iowa cities aim to help give out college financial aid

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Super Bowl Sunday is behind us now, but Iowa College Goal Sunday is just ahead. Now in its 4th year, the free event is designed to help college-bound Iowa students and their parents speed through the process of filling out financial aid forms. Brittania Morey, spokeswoman for the Iowa College Access Network, says the focus is on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. “We have 31 sites this year across the state,” Morey says. “Volunteers, both financial aid experts and educators, staff these events and help families fill out the forms and get expert advice on the financial aid process, not only completing the forms but the following steps after completing the forms and what to expect from the colleges.” The events will actually be held over a week’s time in the various locations. The process should only take about 30 minutes, but Morey says you’ll want to be sure to bring a few key pieces of information along.

Morey says, “Students and families should bring Social Security numbers for the parents and the student, we also need the student’s driver’s license number, date of birth and the most recent state and federal tax returns.” They’ll also need to see some information about your financial assets. “We need current bank statements and then investment records,” Morey says. “Records for investments include anything that’s personal, additional real estate outside the family home but not retirement. That’s very important, we don’t include any kind of retirement as an asset on the FAFSA.” The events will be held this Saturday, February 18th through next Sunday, February 26th in 31 Iowa locations. Learn more about Iowa College Goal Sunday at the website: www.IowaCGS.org.
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Locations & dates:
Clarinda – Feb. 18; Iowa Western Community College; 923 Washington Street.
Council Bluffs – Feb. 18; Kaplan University; 1751 Madison Ave. Suite 750.

Creston – Feb. 22; Southwestern Community College; 1501 W. Towline Street.
Denison – Feb. 25; Western Iowa Tech; 11 North 35th Street.

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)