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(Update) 17-year old from Atlantic at UNMC following crash

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 17-year old male from Atlantic was injured during a crash that happened just after 10-p.m. Thursday, near Atlantic’s southeast side. Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green told KJAN News there’s a lot of information that cannot be released due to HIPPA regulations, but he acknowledged the vehicle the teen was driving was traveling west on 22nd Street when the vehicle went out of control near the intersection with Palm. The vehicle struck a power pole before coming to rest. Green said the youth was not wearing a seat belt.

The teen was outside the vehicle on the ground, when police arrived. He was transported by Medivac Ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital and later to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A report on his condition, and other information concerning the crash is not available. The accident remains under investigation.

Gov. Terry Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

Accident closes part of I-80 in C. Bluffs

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Westbound Interstate 80 is closed near the 4-mile marker after a single-vehicle accident. The Daily NonPareil says according to the Pottawattamie County Communication Center, the accident occurred just before 10:30 a.m., though it’s unclear what caused the crash.

Authorities are diverting traffic off of I-80 at the U.S. Highway 6 exit and onto I-29 southbound. No immediate word on injuries.

Shotgun deer season opens Saturday

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The first shotgun deer season opens this weekend on the heels of what has been a successful bow season. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife research technician, Jim Coffey, says hunters have already reported taking more than 27-thousand deer. “We’ve had an excellent fall with weather conditions and the crops came out early, and the hunters have had some great days to be out there. So, I think that has helped increase the number of people in the field and also increase license sales,” Coffey says. Coffey says he doesn’t expect any drop in hunters taking to the field this season.

He says the license sales for the shotgun season have been right on track to be about the same amount as last year. With license sales doing well, he expects the harvest numbers to be right around last year too. “Reported harvest last year was right at about 100-thousand deer and that’s what we would expect this year — unless there’s some major phenomenon in the weather — we should track pretty similarly,” according to Coffey. The weather is expected to warm up this weekend and Coffey says the weather conditions can really dictate the success of the hunt.

“Weather impacts the hunters as much or more than it does the deer. And sometimes warmer weather is just a little more difficult because the deer can spread themselves out,” Coffey explains. “It’ll be an interesting weekend, it will be a little muddy in some places. It should be nice weather, but that can actually make it more difficult to deer hunt.” The D-N-R surveys the deer population to try and keep it under control. Coffey though doesn’t talk about deer numbers in specific areas.

“Populations are something that are very difficult to talk about across the entire state because there is so much difference in the habitat from north to south and east and west. So we talk about trends more than anything,” Coffey says. He says if you saw deer last year in the places you normally hunt, there should be plenty of deer in those areas again this year.

This first shotgun deer season begins Saturday and runs through next Wednesday. The second shotgun season is December 12th through the 20th. The archery season closes Saturday to allow for the shotgun season and will re-open on December 21st. The late muzzleloader season opens at the same time and both will run through January 10th.

(Radio Iowa)

Clarke County man arrested in Creston

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest today (Friday), of a man from southern Iowa’s Clarke County. 48-year old Ike Matthew Findley, of Murray, was arrested just after 5-a.m.  at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, for violation of a protection order. Findley was being held without bond in the Union County Jail until making an appearance before the Magistrate.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 12/4/2015

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Iowa hospital systems sign Medicaid contracts amid concerns

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Three of Iowa’s largest hospital-and-clinic systems have signed contracts to provide care to patients who will be enrolled in new Medicaid managed-care programs. Gov. Terry Branstad’s office announced Thursday that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, UnityPoint Health and Genesis Health System have signed such contracts.

The Des Moines Register reports that Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern that Branstad’s plan to turn over administration of the $4 billion Medicaid program to private, for-profit companies is moving too quickly. The new system is to take effect Jan. 1st. Genesis spokesman Craig Cooper says his system has the same concerns, but that it signed up with two of the four managed-care contracts so as not to leave patients in the lurch.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 12/4/2015

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Corning man arrested on OWI charge

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports an OWI arrest. 43-year old Todd Edward Kimpson, of Corning, was arrested for OWI/1st offense, following a traffic stop at around 11:15-p.m. Nov. 28th. Kimpson’s bond was set at $1,000.

Arrested Nov. 27th in Adams County, was 22-year old Jordan Alan Perrin, of Corning, who was also charged with OWI/1st offense. The arrest followed a traffic stop.

$1 million state program financing 216 internships

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December 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A one-million dollar state program that seeks to place interns in Iowa businesses so they can get experience in the science, technology, engineering and math or STEM fields got off the ground this fall. Mark Joyce is a lobbyist for the Technology Association of Iowa. “We have 216 interns across 26 Iowa companies,” Joyce says. “We know there’s appetite for more.”

The Technology Association of Iowa is asking the governor and legislators to set aside another one-million dollars for the program next year. This year’s funding was released in September. “And the million dollars was fully subscribed five weeks later,” Joyce says. The STEM Internship Program is run by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Businesses that participate get one dollar from the state for every one dollar they pay the student intern, up to a maximum of five-thousand dollars.

State officials say the program’s goal is to get college students the internship experience they need to secure permanent employment once they graduate.

(Radio Iowa)