Trump campaign schedules another Iowa visit

News

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Republican presidential campaign of Donald Trump has planned another Iowa event – his third in nine days. The Des Moines Register reports that Trump will hold a town hall Friday in Des Moines. It’s scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Where it will be held and other details have not been announced publicly. He held rallies in Davenport and Cedar Rapids last week.

Trump finished second in the February’s Iowa caucuses to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas.

An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25

Sports

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) – The Associated Press has been ranking the best teams in college football for the last 80 seasons. For the first time since that first poll in 1936, the AP has compiled an all-time Top 100 based on a formula that counts poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (one bonus point) to acknowledge elite programs, and a bonus for AP championships won (10 points).

The top five teams using those criteria: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Alabama and Southern California. Nebraska was sixth, Iowa 25th, Missouri No. 35, Kansas State No. 44, Kansas 63rd and Iowa State tied with Fordham at 83rd on the all-time list.

Before the AP started asking its member sports writers and editors to vote for the top teams, then-sports editor Alan J. Gould in 1935 went about ranking them himself. In the final rankings he named Minnesota, Princeton and TCU co-No. 1s, and Gophers fans, as the story goes, hanged Gould in effigy. Gould, who died in 1993, recalled in 1985 that it created a “storm,” especially in the Big Ten. He quickly realized it was best to spread the blame — or responsibility — for the rankings around.

KAY GALLOWAY, 71, of Coon Rapids (Graveside Svcs. 8/6/16)

Obituaries

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KAY GALLOWAY, 71, of Coon Rapids, died Tue., Aug. 2nd, at Thomas Rest Haven, in Coon Rapids. Graveside funeral services for KAY GALLOWAY will be held 10-a.m. Saturday, August 6th, in the Union Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids. Ohde Funeral Home, in Coon Rapids has the arrangements.

There is no visitation.

KAY GALLOWAY is survived by:

Her sons – Michael (Jennifer) Galloway, of Urbandale, and Jon (Cassandra) Galloway, of West Des Moines.

and 5 granddaughters.

Red Oak man arrested for 2 counts of assault

News

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Montgomery County man was arrested late Tuesday night on assault and other charges. Police say 42-year old James Reed Mitroff II, of Red Oak, was arrested just before midnight in the 2300 block of N. Eastern Avenue, on two counts of Assault, and Breach of Peace. His arrest stems from an earlier incident. Mitroff was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a $300 cash bond.

Special Weather Statement for FOG in western/s.w. IA

Weather

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MONTGOMERY-PAGE COUNTIES-

341 AM CDT WED AUG 3 2016

LOCALLY DENSE FOG POSSIBLE IN WESTERN IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS WESTERN IOWA. VISIBILITY COULD DROP AS LOW AS ONE QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING THIS MORNING.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 8/3/16

Weather

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(update 3:15-a.m.) DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF DENSE FOG. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. AREAS OF DENSE FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 103 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 102 IN THE AFTERNOON.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS WARM. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 8-A.M. WED.

Weather

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DENSE FOG LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS BEFORE LIFTING WITH THE SUNRISE. VISIBILITY TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS IS LIKELY.

AREA COUNTIES: CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING

Dense Fog Advisory for counties in gray.

Dense Fog Advisory for counties in gray.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS…ESPECIALLY ALONG HIGHWAY 30 FROM CARROLL TO AMES…INTERSTATE 35 FROM THE MISSOURI BORDER TO AROUND OSCEOLA…AND HIGHWAY 141 FROM COON RAPIDS TO GRIMES.

* IMPACTS…DENSE FOG IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT…PARTICULARLY IN LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS RIVER BOTTOMS OR VALLEYS. DRIVERS SHOULD UTILIZED LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND ALLOW PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Cardinals activate Peralta and Moss, put Diaz on DL

Sports

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals got two regulars back from injuries on Tuesday but lost shortstop Aledmys Diaz, sidelined indefinitely by a broken right thumb. The Cardinals activated Jhonny Peralta and Brandon Moss from the disabled list before the opener of a series in Cincinnati. Peralta recovered from a torn ligament in his left thumb. Moss had an injured left ankle.

Diaz was hit by one of Andrew Cashner’s pitches during a game in Miami on Sunday. He went on the 15-day disabled list and will need more than two weeks to heal. The Cardinals also added left-handed reliever Zach Duke, who was obtained in a trade with the White Sox on Sunday. They optioned left-hander Dean Kiekhefer and outfielder Randal Grichuk to Triple-A Memphis.

Schebler’s 3-run HR in 9th sends Reds over Cardinals 7-5

Sports

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Schebler’s three-run homer in the ninth inning rallied the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Brandon Moss and Tommy Pham hit solo homers in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but the Cardinals couldn’t hold on.

Seung Hwan Oh (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the eighth, but gave up a pair of singles to start the ninth. Schebler connected for his second homer of the season and first game-ending shot. Jumbo Diaz (1-1) fanned Oh with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to keep it 5-4.

Both teams are in action again this (Wednesday) evening. Pre-game coverage begins at 5:15 on KJAN, with the first pitch at around 6:10p.m.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Aug. 3rd 2016

News

August 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. CDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo officials agreed to spend more money to design a white-water course along the Cedar River despite concerns about a lack of money to pay for the project. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the City Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to pay $32,430 on top of the $245,865 original contract with a Colorado, company that is designing the project. The money comes from gambling revenue collected from the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo. It would cost $2.6 million to $4 million to build the course.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The longtime principal of a Cedar Rapids high school has resigned following questions about his response to an incident involving a substitute teacher charged with having sexual contact with a student. KCRG-TV reports Ralph Plagman announced Tuesday he will retire Wednesday as principal at Washington High School. Plagman says he’s leaving at the request of school district officials. He alluded to the case of 24-year-old Mary Haglin, who was charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Ankeny man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of child pornography and attempting to kidnap the children of a federal prosecutor. Court documents say 35-year-old Aaron Lawrence Storm reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Des Moines in which he admitted to having cell phone video clips of child pornography.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo police officer has been charged in connection with what authorities say was a road rage incident last month. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 45-year-old Corbin Allen Payne faces a charge of assault causing bodily injury, a misdemeanor. Police Chief Daniel Trelka says Payne is on paid administrative leave. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.