(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, Sat., Nov. 17th 2015

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October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Freese-Notis forecast & weather data for Atlantic: Saturday, Oct. 17th 2015

Weather

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Frost Advisory until 9-a.m.**
Becoming P/Sunny. High around 59. S @ 5-10.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. South southeast wind around 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny & windy. High near 67. S @ 10-20 w/gusts to near 30.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear & breezy. Low around 49. S @ 15-30.
Monday: Mostly sunny & windy, with a high near 79.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Tuesday: P/Sunny w/a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 75.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 29.
Last year on this date, our High was 63, and the Low was 34.
The All-time Record High in Atlantic on Oct. 17th was 87 in 1947. The All-Time record low was 12, in 1976. Sunrise today is at 7:33, and sunset tonight will take place at 6:36.

IPIB dismisses complaint against Red Oak School Board

News

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB), this past week, dismissed a complaint filed by a patron of the Red Oak Community School District, that alleged the district failed to provide adequate notice for a meeting of its School Improvement Advisory Committee, or SIAC. According to the Daily NonPareil, the complaint, which was filed by Red Oak resident Margaret Stoldorf, alleged the district failed to provide a 24-hour notice to the media about the meeting, which was held in January.

Margaret Johnson, deputy director of the IPIB, said the state board found a lack of probable cause to move forward with a full investigation of the SIAC concerns. The complaint also brought up other allegations that were found to lack sufficient evidence for additional investigation. The IPIB members voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss the complaint.

KS woman arrested Sat. morning on OWI & other charges

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October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a woman from Kansas early this (Saturday) morning. 33-year old Tiffany Deanna Wheat, of Paola, KS., was arrested following a traffic stop at around 12:15-a.m.  She was charged with OWI/1st offense, and unlawful possession of a prescription medication. Wheat was cited for failure to carry a registration card, failure to obey a traffic control device, speeding, and opening container.

She was being held at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on a $1,000 cash bond.

Elliott woman arrested Friday afternoon

News

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say a woman from Elliott was arrested Friday afternoon, following a traffic stop. 20-year old Sarah Beth Ewing was pulled over in the 3000 block of 110th Street at around 4:50-p.m., and charged with Driving While Suspended, with five withdrawals in effect. Ewing was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Shenandoah woman hurt in single-vehicle accident

News

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Shenandoah was injured during a single-vehicle accident Friday evening. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year old Tracy Loren Jackson was traveling north in the 1550 block of N Avenue at around 5:50-p.m., when she lost control of the 2007 Chevy Cobalt she was driving.

The car entered the east ditch and came to rest after striking a field drive. Jackson complained of neck and back pain afterward, and was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Red Oak Rescue.

The car was a total loss. Authorities say speed and defective tires likely contributed to the crash.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS: 10/17/15

Weather

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: **FROST ADVISORY until 9-a.m.** Mostly cloudy. Patchy frost. East wind near 5 mph.
Today: Mostly cloudy through mid morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy frost through mid morning. High in the upper 50s. South wind near 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny…breezy. High in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Breezy. Low in the upper 40s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Breezy…warmer. High in the upper 70s. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. High in the mid 70s.

Iowa State hosts #3 TCU Saturday

Sports

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Cyclones host third ranked TCU this evening. The Cyclones are coming off a lopsided loss at Texas Tech. ISU coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones must do a better job of dealing with TCU’s speed on offense. The TCU offense is led by one of nation’s top players in quarterback Trevone Boykin.

Kickoff in Ames is 6:00p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPN2.

#17 Iowa visits #20 Northwestern today (Saturday)

Sports

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes put their unbeaten record on the line with a visit to 20th ranked Northwestern, today. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz expects a hard fought, close game that is nothing like Iowa’s 48-7 win last season. This has been a competitive series since the mid-90s when Gary Barnett turned the Northwestern program around.

Led by Justin Jackson’s 110 yards per game the team from Northwestern likes to keep the ball on the ground. Pre-game coverage begins at 9-a.m. on KJAN. Kickoff in Evanston, IL, is at 11:00a.m. The game will also be televised by ABC.

National Sports Headlines: 10/17/15

Sports

October 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have shut out baseball’s most volatile lineup in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Edinson Volquez pitched six innings and three relievers combined on the 5-0 victory. Alcides Escobar had two doubles and Salvador Perez hit a towering home run off Toronto starter Marco Estrada. Game 2 is this afternoon, also in Kansas City.

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester heads to the mound for the Chicago Cubs tonight in New York for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Mets. New York will counter with Matt Harvey. The matchup against the NL East champions will be their third of the 2015 playoffs but the first outside the Central Division. Chicago beat Pittsburgh in the Wild Card game and St. Louis in the Division Series.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski turned a lap at 195.503 mph to beat out 10 other Chase drivers in the final round of qualifying. Carl Edwards was second-fastest at 195.454 mph, followed by fellow Chase contenders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr.

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Brendan Steele remains the leader through two rounds of the Frys.com Open in Napa, Calif. Steele shot a 2-under 70 on Friday for an 11-under total at the midway point, two strokes ahead of Harold Varner III, Will Wilcox, Jhonattan Vegas and Graham DeLaet. Varner missed a 10-foot birdie putt on his last hole, keeping him out of Saturday’s final group in his rookie debut.