Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/25/16

Weather

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy. High 75. W @ 10-20.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 46.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 70. E/SE @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms. High around 64.

Thursday: Morning showers; Mo. Cldy. High 64.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 81. The 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 55. We received .45” of rain Sunday night at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 50 and the low was 34. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 2012. The Record Low was 20 in 1934.

Iowa church selling parsonage for $1, but buyer must move it

News

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KINGSLEY, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa church is selling its old next-door parsonage for $1, but the buyer has to move it. Sioux City television station KTIV reports that parish leaders decided two years ago that a new parsonage would be bought, so the building that’s housed pastors since 1923 will be sold. It cost $11,000 to build.

Parish leaders say they just want the house to go to people who will love it as parish members have. The parish has received a couple of offers, but nothing is set yet.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of western/southwest IA

Weather

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

524 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016; CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….

TODAY AND TONIGHT: NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AND THEN AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER TUESDAY EVENING…WITH LESSER CHANCES LATE WEDNESDAY.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED TUESDAY EVENING.

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON COUNTIES…
TODAY AND TONIGHT: NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS RETURNS TO THE FORECAST TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AND AGAIN OFF AND ON INTO THE WEEKEND. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS LOW AT THIS TIME.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS UNLIKELY.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES….

TODAY AND TONIGHT: NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE STRONGEST STORMS SHOULD REMAIN SOUTH OF THE PLATTE RIVER HOWEVER LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL OF THE OUTLOOK AREA.

ACTIVE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE WITH A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS
WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THEN AGAIN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

Pursuit & arrest in Council Bluffs Monday morning

News

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Monday) morning, in Council Bluffs, resulted in a chase, brief foot pursuit, and arrest. Authorities say just before 12:30-a.m., a Council Bluffs Police Officer observed a gray Hyundai Tiburon run a red light at a high rate of speed with its headlights off at S. 24th St and I-80. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to yield. The car continued east on Interstate 80 to Madison Ave.

Andre Shupe

Andre Shupe

Officers were advised the same vehicle had eluded the Nebraska State Patrol a short time prior to being spotted in Council Bluffs. Police were able to deploy stop sticks at S. 1st St and Pierce St causing the driver’s side tires to deflate. The vehicle then turned west onto Kanesville Blvd and continued west to 17th St and W. Broadway where it tried to turn south and became high centered on the curb.

The suspect driver, later identified as 28-year old Andre Shupe, of Council Bluffs, then ran south before being caught by officers. Shupe was transported to Pottawattamie County Jail where he was charged with Reckless Driving, Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance and numerous other traffic offenses.

3 Theft-related arrests in Montgomery County, Sunday

News

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested Sunday night in Montgomery County, on Theft-related charges. Red Oak Police arrested 24-year old Kristopher James Koon, of Red Oak, at around 10:05-p.m. on a Montgomery County warrant for Contempt of Court, on an original charge of Theft in the 5th Degree. Koon was being held at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $300 bond.

And, Sheriff’s Deputies in Montgomery County arrested 37-year old Joanie Lynn Mohn, of Red Oak, and 31-year old Tyanna Karee Monrreal Robles, of Bellevue, NE., at around 8:30-p.m. Sunday, for Theft in the 4th Degree. Their arrests were the result of an investigation into alleged shoplifting at the Red Oak K-Mart Store. Red Oak Police assisted in making the arrests.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding counties, 4/25/16

Weather

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 70s. West wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny in the morning…then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the mid 70s. East wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Tuesday Night: Thunderstorms. Low in the mid 50s. East wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.
Wednesday: Thunderstorms likely. Cooler. High in the lower 60s. East wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Thursday: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. High in the upper 50s.

Legislature may be heading into final week of ’16 session

News

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa House and Senate are starting what is likely to be the final week of the 2016 legislative session today (Monday). Final decisions must be made on the next state budget, while advocates continue to lobby for expanded state investment in water quality measures and an expanded medical marijuana law.

House Republicans and Senate Democrats must resolve their dispute over the G-O-P aim to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Republican Representative Dave Heaton of Mount Pleasant says this has been a fight in the legislature in each of the past five years. “I am not going to predict the outcome,” Heaton says. “I can’t.” Republican House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake sees a clear path to resolving the final “sticking points” in the budget.

“We’ll continue to work our way through that and get those issues resolved, but we will resolve them,” Upmeyer says. “We always do.” Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says farmers need “significantly” more state grant money to install conservation measures in their fields, but Northey doesn’t expect major action from this year’s legislature. “It will be a lost opportunity,” Northey says. According to Northey, the threat of federal regulation and a Des Moines Water Works lawsuit challenging the way three northwest Iowa counties manage farm chemical run-off has “gotten people’s attention.”

“We’ve seen so much engagement by farmers and groups and cities and other organizations out there that are engaging in water quality,” Northey says, “sense there’s a momentum to make these kinds of improvements that the legislature is sensing that some dollars could do some good.” More than 20-million dollars is already set aside in the legislature’s current budget plan for water quality measures. House Republicans voted last week to redirect currently-collected state taxes on water usage and casinos to water improvement projects. Northey, who is a Republican, favors that plan because it doesn’t raise new taxes. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs says the House G-O-P plan “isn’t much of a solution.”

“The House plan pits water quality against every other priority in state government because it produces no new revenue and, in fact, steals existing revenue that comes to the state,” Gronstal says, “which makes it hard to fund education.” There are a handful of other issues that may be resolved before lawmakers adjourn for the year. Gronstal says that includes legislation to establish new state oversight of private boarding schools.

“I think it would be horrible to leave a situation where people can establish facilities to allegedly take care of kinds and where really bad things go on,” Gronstal says. The Midwest Academy in Keokuk and Montrose was closed in January after allegations of sex abuse surfaced. A group of advocates continue to press lawmakers to set up a state-sanctioned production and distribution network for medical marijuana. They want Iowans with a variety of illnesses and conditions to be able to use it.

Republican House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake says there are “many ideas” but no consensus on the issue. “There are people with interests in that and there have been discussions, so we’ll see how it goes,” Upmeyer says. Upmeyer believes the state should wait for the federal government to act and set a uniform national policy for medical marijuana.

(Radio Iowa)

Gyorko leads Cardinals hit parade in 8-5 win against Padres

Sports

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jedd Gyorko homered, tripled and singled, and rookie Aledmys Diaz had a homer among his three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 8-5 Sunday to take two of three. Gyorko, traded from San Diego to St. Louis in December, had two chances to complete the cycle but flied out to left and grounded out to third in his final at-bats. Randal Grichuk had three hits and three RBIs for St. Louis.

San Diego’s bullpen imploded for the second straight game. Kevin Quackenbush allowed consecutive homers to Gyorko and Diaz in the sixth to tie it, and Brandon Maurer (0-1) gave up three runs in the eighth, including Matt Carpenter’s go-ahead, RBI triple with one out and Grichuk’s two-run double with two outs.

Kevin Siegrest (3-0) pitched the seventh for the win. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.

Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, April 25th 2016

News

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An English bulldog named Vincent has claimed top dog status at the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University. The tongue-in-cheek contest on Sunday featured 45 English bulldogs dressed up in costumes. It’s the opening event of the Drake Relays, a prestigious track and field meet to be held next week at Drake Stadium. Vincent will serve as the meet’s mascot.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill pending in the Iowa House would allow specially trained psychologists to prescribe medication to mentally ill people in hopes of alleviating a shortage of treatment options, but the proposal has run into opposition from some of the state’s psychiatrists. Supporters of the bill hope to ease treatment delays, especially among rural patients, that can stretch on for a month or longer and require long drives to larger cities. Some Iowa psychiatrists in the change could be risky.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Officials say residents in a northwest Cedar Rapids neighborhood no longer need to boil their water as a safety precaution. Last week, there was a water main break in the area that led to an isolated outage for about 60 homes.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of western/southwest Iowa

Weather

April 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES….

1009 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2016

THERE WILL STILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT QUICKLY SWEEPS INTO THE AREA. ADDITIONAL SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

THE NEXT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS TUESDAY…ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE ACTIVE PATTERN SHOULD CONTINUE WITH A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THEN AGAIN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.