KJAN News

QR CODE 35357558

NEW!! SCAN (OR CLICK) THE QR CODE ABOVE TO SHOP THE KJAN BIG DEALS STORE!!

KJAN News can be heard:
Monday – Saturday at 6:30 am, 7:05 pm, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 12:20 pm, 12:40 pm, 3:05 pm & 5:05 pm

Keep up-to-date with Fox News Radio, Radio Iowa,  Brownfield & the Iowa Agribusiness Networks!
Check our Program Schedule Page for times!

Creston PD reports numerous weekend arrests

News

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department has released details on a number of weekend arrests.

On Saturday, September 19th Creston Police made 4 separate arrests.  At 3:48am officers arrested 22-year-old Trevor Nichols on the 200 block of North Maple Street and charged him with Public Intoxication.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $300 bond.

At 4:34pm Saturday Creston PD arrested 24-year-old James Syrotchen Jr. of Holly Hill, FL at Highway 34 and Chestnut Street on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijunana.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

At 8:30pm Saturday officers arrested 24-year-old Frank Mills Jr. of Creston at Elm and Montgomery Streets for Driving While Suspended.  Mills Jr. was released from the Union County Jail on $300 bond.

At 10:25pm Saturday Creston PD arrested 31-year-old Cassy Holcomb of Creston at 611 North Maple Street and charged her with Domestic Assault Simple. She was released from the Ringgold County Jail on $300 bond.

On Sunday Creston PD arrested 38-year-old Gerald Lawrence of Creston at 402 North Oak Street on the charge of Public Intoxication.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $300 bond.

Atlantic PD Report

News

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Police Department reports two recent arrests.

On Thursday, September 17th 52-year-old David Charles of Atlantic turned himself in on a Cass County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Charles was booked.

Also on Thursday 24-year-old Mark Fredericksen of Atlantic was arrested for Public Intoxication.  He was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

On Saturday, September 19th Atlantic Police arrested 24-year-old Alexandra Smaridge of Atlantic for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

Also on Saturday officers arrested 26-year-old Jerett Justice for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

8AM Newscast 09-21-2015

News, Podcasts

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks

Play

Blanchard man arrested for Violation of No Contact Order

News

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

A Blanchard man was arrested early this morning in Montgomery County for a valid Montgomery County Warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 30-year-old Keith James Charlier of Blanchard at 1:30am at the intersection of Highway  71 and U Avenue South of Villisca.  Charlier is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on $300 cash only bond.

Farragut man arrested after fight involving a knife Saturday

News

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

One man was injured after a fight involving a knife on Saturday night in Farragut.  The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident occurred on Saturday night at 9:21pm in the 800 block of Hartford Avenue in Farragut.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies arrested 42-year-old Tom Murphy of Farragut for Brandishing a Weapon During a Assault and 3 counts of Child Endangerment.  An adult victim was treated and released by Farragut Rescue with minor injuries and a minor victim was uninjured.

Murphy was taken to the Fremont County Jail and held without bond.  The Shenandoah Police Department and Farragut Rescue assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

Omaha woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

News

September 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of an Omaha woman early Saturday morning after a traffic stop.  At 3:30am officers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 48 and Highway 34 in Red Oak for a traffic violation.

After a brief investigation officers arrested 44-year-old Christina Deloris Welch of Omaha, NE for OWI Drugged 1st Offense (A Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of a controlled substance Methamphetamine 2nd Offense (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (A Simple Misdemeanor).  Welch was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $2,000 bond.

Ex-boyfriend suspected in taking money from a woman

News

September 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating an alleged theft of money. Officials say at around 4:05-a.m., Saturday, officers responded to the American Inn for a reported Robbery. Officers determined during the preliminary investigation that a Robbery had not occurred. The victim, Amber Max had left the motel and was located in the area by officers.

Initially, she denied any knowledge of the incident, but eventually told officers that she was staying at the American Inn and that the suspect her ex-boyfriend, was also in the motel room. The woman indicated that she had approximately $900 in cash lying on the bed and that the suspect grabbed the cash off the bed and fled the area in an unknown direction. Max indicated to police that no weapons were involved and no assault had occurred. The suspect was not located by officers.

The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.

Griswold School Board to swear-in new/returning members

News

September 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Current members of the Griswold School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday (Sept. 21st) to hold what for some, will be their last meeting. The board convenes at 5:45 in the Central Office at the Middle School/High School Building, in Griswold. During their session, they will act on approving Board Policies in the 401 series, and review the Sept. 8th School Election results, prior to adjourning.

New Board members Ericka Kirchhof (representing District 1) and Heather Pelzer who is serving as the At Large member, along with Scott Hansen (who was re-elected to his District 2 seat), will then be sworn-in. The new Griswold School Board will act on administrative matters to come before them, and hold the first reading of several Board Policies.

Specialist warns teens are having ‘pharm’ parties

News

September 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A drug prevention specialist who works with teenagers suggests students are the best ambassadors of the “just say no” approach to drug use. Katie Brown meets with students and student athletes in schools in both Jasper and Polk Counties. “Students listen to other students a lot more than they listen to adults,” Brown says. Brown is warning parents and school administrators about so-called “pharm” parties where students take prescription drugs they’ve stolen from home, dump them all into a bowl, mix the pills up and then take out a handful.Pill_bowl

“Which is very, very dangerous,” she says. “We know there are lots of side effects to those (prescription drugs).” A federal report issued this week found about two percent of teenagers surveyed in 2014 had abused prescription drugs. That continues a decline in the abuse of narcotic painkillers over the past decade. Smoking rates among teens are dropping as well. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health did find a drop in the number of teenagers who see marijuana use as dangerous.

(Radio Iowa)

Study shows too many of us are dangerously close to diabetes

News

September 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

As state health officials strive to make Iowa the nation’s healthiest state, a new study finds more than half of all Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Dr. ViJay Shivaswamy, an endocrinologist in Omaha-Council Bluffs, says 14-percent of study participants had the disease while another 38-percent were growing dangerously close. What does it mean to be pre-diabetic?

“Blood sugar numbers are not normal but it’s not high enough to be called diabetes,” Dr. Shivaswamy says. “It’s also a state where you are at risk for developing diabetes. If you don’t intervene at this point, then you have a very high likelihood of getting diabetes.” Heredity does play a role in developing diabetes but taking steps can help prevent further complications. Of the people surveyed who were deemed pre-diabetic, more than a third of them had not been diagnosed. He says people in that pre-diabetic category need to take action so it doesn’t escalate.

“You can exercise or do the nutrition but if you don’t actually get the weight loss, you don’t get the benefit of preventing diabetes,” Shivaswamy says. “It’s very important to, at least in the first six months to a year, target for 7% weight loss and increase your activity to at least target 150 minutes a week or 30 minutes a day.” Shivaswamy works at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

(Radio Iowa)