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February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Iowa men take on Illinois this evening (2/1/14)

Sports

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa men’s basketball team  returns to action this evening when it plays on the road for the third time in four games, traveling to Champaign, Ill., to face Illinois (13-8, 2-6). Tipoff is set for 6:36 p.m. at the State Farm Center . Coach Fran McCaffrey will be wearing a pin from the organization “Autism Speaks” (Autismspeaks.org) for Autism Awareness Day.

Iowa is 4-0 in games following a loss this season. The Hawkeyes lost in overtime Tuesday to Michigan State (71-69) in Iowa City, halting Iowa’s 20-game home win streak.  Tonight’s game features two of the Big Ten’s top scorers: Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice and Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble.

Iowa’s five losses have all come to teams ranked in the top-25 and by a combined 14 points, including two in overtime. The Hawkeyes have lost games by two points against Michigan State in overtime, three points against Iowa State, four points against Wisconsin, and five points against Villanova  in overtime.

Illinois holds an 81-68 advantage in the series that began with a 46-36 Iowa win in 1908. The Illini have won nine of the last 12 against the Hawkeyes, but Iowa has won the last two, including last season’s only meeting in Iowa City (63-55) on March 5, 2013. Iowa’s last win at Assembly Hall came by a 78-72 margin during the 1998-99 season.

You can hear the game on KJAN, beginning at 5-p.m.  Tip-off is at 6:36.

(Hawkeye Sports.com)

Red Oak man arrested on a warrant for Eluding

News

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest early this (Saturday) morning of a man wanted on a warrant for Felony Eluding. 21-year old Johnathan Tyler McAlpin, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 12:15-a.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $10,000 cash bond.

McAlpin was originally arrested Jan. 21st following a high-speed chase that began near Griswold during the late night hours on Jan, 20th. The chase ended in a field near Clarinda when the pickup McAplin was driving crashed. McAlpin, and a passenger in the pickup, 22-year old Alexandra Marie Sindt, of Griswold, took off on foot but were apprehended about 2-hours later.

McAlpin was initially charged in Montgomery County with felony Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and Assault with a Deadly Weapon upon a Peace Officer, as the result of the alleged ramming of a police cruiser with the pursued vehicle. Multiple charges were also filed against McAlpin in Page and Cass Counties in association with the chase, which resulted in damage to several law enforcement vehicles.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for a few counties

Weather

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

349 AM CST SAT FEB 1 2014

MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR and RINGGOLD COUNTIES: –

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6-A.M., HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNRISE AND GRADUALLY TAPER OFF DURING THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST.

* VISIBILITY…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 MILES OF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS WILL BE COMMON DURING THE EVENT. A FEW BRIEF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES CAN BE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Iowa legislation mandates breast density notice

News

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill being considered by Iowa lawmakers would require that women who get mammogram exams would later be given a written statement about breast tissue density. Experts say dense breast tissue can make it harder for a mammogram to catch a possible tumor and may increase the risk of breast cancer. Bills are being considered in the Iowa House and Senate that would require Iowa’s Department of Public Health to adopt rules that breast density data would be included in mammogram reports to patients and physicians.

Dubuque Sen. Pam Jochum says the information would give women an extra sense of security. But some doctors say it could needlessly worry women and the state should leave such matters to physicians.

Chinese man charged in seed thefts pleads innocent

Ag/Outdoor

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the six men from China charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation’s leading seed developers has appeared in federal court in Des Moines. Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo, appeared Thursday before Magistrate Judge Ross Walters. He entered a plea of not guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal trade secrets. Walters set a trial date for March 31 and ordered Mo held until trial.

A lawyer based in Beijing was approved to represent Mo.  Mo was arrested in Miami on Dec. 11. FBI investigators say highly valuable seed corn owned by Pioneer Hybrid and Monsanto was being taken from test fields.

Construction worker causes lockdown at C. Bluffs Google facility

News

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A construction worker at the Google Data Center on the south side of Council Bluffs was cited Friday for 3rd degree Harassment, following an investigation into threats that caused the facility to be locked down for nearly an hour. Sgt. Chad Meyers with the Council Bluffs Police Department told the Daily NonPareil that authorities were called to the Data Center at around 9 a.m., Friday.

Meyers said an argument between 21-year-old Dontell Rowland, who was working construction at the location, and other construction employees was initially thought to have escalated to the point that Rowland threatened someone with a gun. Roland left the site and was pulled over by police, who searched his vehicle and home – per Rowland’s consent – and found no weapon.

Meyers said police later learned that Rowland had not threatened to use a weapon, but had threatened physical violence.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., 2/1/14

Weather

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 28. Wind chill values as low as 10. Light north northeast wind becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Boys Basketball Scores from Fri., Jan. 31st 2014

Sports

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 54, Red Oak 35
  • Creston 70, Shenandoah 68
  • Kuemper Catholic 45, Harlan 39

Western Iowa:

  • IKM-Manning 70, Griswold 55
  • Missouri Valley 58, Audubon 30
  • Treynor 67, Riverside 29
  • Underwood 67, Tri-Center 45

Rolling Valley:

  • Ar-We-Va 65, CAM 44
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 59, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 34
  • West Harrison 70, Charter Oak-Ute 52
  • Woodbine 49, Adair-Casey 40

Others:

  • Carroll 76, Perry 57
  • Central Decatur 67, Bedford 62 (2OT)
  • Clarinda Academy 79, Nishnabotna 75 (OT)
  • CB Abraham Lincoln 55, Sioux City West 27
  • Des Moines Christian 67, Guthrie Center 31
  • East Mills 49, Sidney 33
  • Essex 69, South Page 58
  • Interstate 35 60, Southwest Valley 55
  • Ogden 48, West Central Valley 41
  • Pleasantville 50, Lenox 45
  • Stanton 74, Fremont Mills 72

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Feb. 1st 2014

News

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press….

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top manager at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says he was asked to resign from his job. Chuck Corell, head of the conservation and recreation division, tells the Des Moines Register he was asked to submit his resignation Wednesday by Bruce Trautman, the agency’s deputy director. DNR confirmed Friday it had received resignations from Corell and Cindy Axne, head of the management services division.

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Linn County are looking for a man they say posed as a law enforcement officer and robbed a woman. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the robbery Thursday night involved a driver on Highway 13 near Marion.

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — The photographers who line up at a Mississippi River lock to snap images of eagles are getting help from a man with a giant slingshot that flings dead fish into the open water. Ken Kester, who built the contraption, calls it a “fish launcher.” Kester sets up the slingshot at Lock and Dam 14 in Le Claire, Iowa. He tells the Quad-City Times it can toss fish a couple hundred feet into the channel, where the water is calmer and eagles feel comfortable snatching up the meals.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Number 23 Oklahoma Sooners are on the road today at Number 16 Iowa State in Big 12 basketball. OU and ISU are scheduled to tip off at 3 p.m. in Ames.