12-year old female injured in Cass County rollover accident

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 12-year old female passenger in a van was transported by Lewis 1st Responders to the Cass County Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, following a rollover accident. According to scanner traffic, a mini-van rolled into the south ditch at the A-T-and T curve near Lewis (582nd Street and White Pole Road), at around 12:05-a.m. The girl complained of neck pain prior to being transported. Three other people in the van were apparently not injured. The road was said to be a bit icy at the time.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office also was on the scene. No other details are currently available.

2 MN residents injured in Pott. County semi-vs-car collision

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people from Minnesota were injured during a collision between a semi and a car Saturday night on Interstate 80 near Neola. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2016 Volvo semi driven by 45-year old Craig Alfred Smith, of Grand Rapids, MI, was traveling west on I-80 at around 8:10-p.m., when he went to change lanes. A 2009 Toyota Camry traveling in the adjacent lane tried to take evasive action, but the car and semi collided in the car’s lane of travel.

The Camry, driven by 31-year old Martha Nyachua James, of Burnsville, MN, went into the ditch and rolled over. James, and her passenger, 45-year old Nyangut Jing Bithow, of Eagan, MN, were transported by Underwood Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. The extent of their injuries is not known. Both occupants of the car were wearing their seat belts.

The accident remains under investigation, with charges pending.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., 12/20/15

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City area gun stores are reporting a sharp increase in sales following a recent spate of home invasions. The Sioux City Journal reports that store owners attribute the rise to a combination of local, national and international events, including the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — A teenager accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has been released from jail after an Iowa judge waived his bond. The 16-year-old was released Thursday after being charged with second-degree sexual abuse and invasion of privacy. Authorities say the teenager took pictures of the girl’s genitals using his phone on August 12th at an in-home daycare operated by the teen’s mother.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys for a Dubuque man accused of fatally shooting his daughter say he was not fit to waive his Miranda rights when he was interviewed by authorities on June 9th. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that attorneys argued for their motion to suppress statements made by 62-year-old Robert C. Stern.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Iowa City bookstore employee is getting a holiday surprise from best-selling author James Patterson. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Paul Ingram is one of 87 independent booksellers to receive an honorary holiday bonus from the novelist. Ingram works at Prairie Lights, a popular independent bookstore in downtown Iowa City. Patterson is giving $250,000 as a thank-you to booksellers for their dedication to spreading the joy of reading.

Womens College Basketball Scores from Sat., 12/19/15

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MIDWEST Conference
Iowa 60, Bradley 53
N. Illinois 87, Drake 73
Winona St. 69, Upper Iowa 31

Saturday wrestling results (available scores from 12/19/15)

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

At the Red Owens Holiday Classic in Pleasant Hill:

Southeast Polk, with 321 points took first-place in the team competition. Locally, Glenwood finished second with 221 points. Atlantic placed third with 163.5 points. The Trojans’ Kole Hansen was the sole individual champion for the team, winning the 106 pound class championship by a fall. There were three second-place finishers for Atlantic: Carter Cox at 113-pounds; Tanner Mauk at 132-pounds, and at 220-pounds, Keagan Hosfelt. Three Trojans, Chase McLaren at 120-pounds, Drake Roller at 182, and Zac Stork at 195, placed third.

The Glenwood Rams meanwhile, had three champions during the day, Saturday. Matt Malcom took the title at 160-pounds, Anthony Sherry won the 170-pound weight class, and Zach Haggstrom took the crown in the 190-pound championship. Glenwood’s Caleb Sanders placed second at 285-pounds, while 126-pounder Trevor Anderson and Jordan Renshaw, at 138-pounds, finished third in their weight classes.

At the Al Garrison Duals in Waukee:

Locally, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson in fourth place, while Harlan placed sixth.

Area basketball scores Saturday 12-19-2015

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December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rolling Valley Conference
Ar-We-Va, Westside 59, West Harrison, Mondamin 21 (This was the 50th consecutive game win for Ar-We-Va)
Glidden-Ralston 72, Charter Oak-Ute 58
Guthrie Center 50, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 43
Paton-Churdan 59, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 49
Woodbine 66, CAM, Anita 60
Mid-America Shootout
Fremont Mills, Tabor 57, West Monona, Onawa 52
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 43, South Sioux City, Neb. 40
Louisville, Neb. 46, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 34
Sidney 92, Heartland Christian 24
Sioux City, West 65, Lewis Central 46

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Rolling Valley Conference
CAM, Anita 47, Woodbine 36
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 67, Guthrie Center 20
Glidden-Ralston 56, Charter Oak-Ute 35|
Boyer Valley 66, Paton-Churdan 61
Mid-America Shootout
Harlan 52, Sioux City, West 46
West Monona, Onawa 57, Heartland Christian 2

Northern Iowa upsets No. 5 Iowa State 81-79

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December 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wes Washpun scored a career-high 28 points with 11 assists and Northern Iowa upset fifth-ranked Iowa State 81-79 Saturday night for its second win over a top-five opponent this season. Paul Jesperson added a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers for the Panthers (7-3), who also stunned then-No. 1 North Carolina 71-67 at home last month.

Iowa State’s Georges Niang made it 80-79 on free throws with 20 seconds left, and the Cyclones (9-1) forced a subsequent turnover. Niang slipped, though, giving the Panthers the ball back. Washpun hit a free throw and Monte Morris missed a floater at the buzzer.

Niang scored 30 points for the Cyclones, who fell just shy of their second double-digit comeback in three games.

Iowa Women beat Bradley behind strong defensive effort

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December 19th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Women’s Basketball team held an opponent under 60 points for the fourth time this season and defeated Bradley Saturday 60-53 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Junior Ally Disterhoff led Iowa with 16points but a strong defensive effort and a 45-40 rebounding edge were key to the victory.  Iowa held Bradle to 28 percent shooting from the field.  Iowa improves to 9-2 overall and will next host Drake for a 5:00pm tipoff on Tuesday.

Iowa holds off Drake 70-64

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December 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Mike Gesell scored 17 points, including a crucial dunk with 30 seconds left, and Iowa held off Drake 70-64 on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (8-3) blocked a school-record 14 shots – including six from freshman Nicholas Baer – in beating the in-state rival Bulldogs for the 32nd time in their last 35 meetings.

Iowa went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half, but Ore Arogundade’s 3-pointer pulled Drake within 66-64 with 1:37 left. Jarrod Uthoff answered with a layup, and Gesell’s dunk sealed a win that was a lot closer than expected for the Hawkeyes.

Baer also scored 13 points with seven rebounds for Iowa. Reed Timmer had 25 points – including 16 straight down the stretch – to lead the Bulldogs (4-7), who have dropped four in a row.

Details released on crash in Wiota

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December 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our earlier reports, the Iowa State Patrol has released the names of the persons injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wiota late Saturday morning. Authorities say 20-year old Matthew H. Paulson, of Adair, who was not wearing a seat belt, was flown by LifeNet helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha following the crash on Highway 83 on the west side of Wiota. Also injured in the crash was 75-year old Donna J. Kopaska, and her passenger, 76-year old Jerry D. Kopaska, both of Adair. The couple, who wear wearing their seat belts, where transported by Atlantic Medivac to the Cass County Memorial Hospital. Donna Kopaska was then transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital. The accident happened at around 11:40-a.m.

Photos by KJAN News Director Ric Hanson,

Photos by KJAN News Director Ric Hanson,

The Patrol says Paulson was traveling east on Highway 83 in a 2000 Buick Lesabre, when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line of the road. Donna Kopaska, who was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 westbound, tried to avoid the collision by braking and steering to the right shoulder of the road, but the car hit the pickup on the left front side. The truck came to rest near the curb of the road, while the car skidded about 100 feet before stopping in the middle of the road.wreck 003

There was no word on the condition of the crash victims.