Molestation arrest in Onawa

News

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An unidentified 40-year old man was taken into custody Wednesday, on suspicion of molesting a six-year old. According to the Onawa Police Department, the suspect was being held in the Monona County Jail on $25,000 bond, on a felony charge of 2nd degree sexual abuse. Officials say investigators believe the incident which resulted in the man’s arrest, occurred during the course of the past couple of weeks. Authorities did not release the gender of the alleged victim.

Iowa to continue seeking federal education waiver

News

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act.  U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday granted exemptions to eight more states, bringing the total to 19 that have been granted waivers.  Iowa Education Director Jason Glass told The Des Moines Register that state laws governing teacher evaluations likely kept Iowa from an exemption.  The federal waiver guidelines say states must adopt teacher evaluation systems that include student achievement data and say districts must rank educators’ performance levels.  Gov. Terry Branstad’s education reform bill included evaluation proposals that would have met the waiver application guidelines. But the Legislature didn’t adopt those proposals this year.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – May 31st, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis 4-day forecast for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area, from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and the weather data for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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Red Oak man arrested on MO. warrant

News

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County said Wednesday, that a Red Oak manwas arrested that afternoon on a valid warrant out of Missouri. 51-year old James Edward Weise was wanted for resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, 1st degree property damage, and for numerous traffic and drug violations. Weise was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $20,000 bond, pending extradition to Missouri.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

358 AM CDT THU MAY 31 2012

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY…COOLER. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., May 31st 2012

News

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A man in custody on robbery charges is now charged with killing a man at an adult theater in Ottumwa. Police Chief Jim Clark says 25-year-old Bruce Pollard, of Ottumwa, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of 74-year-old Kenneth McDaniel. His body was found inside Cinema X on March 13.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes authorized to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail say they’re challenged by a lack of funding. A U.S. Government Accountability Office report shows that none of the 109 tribes who responded to a survey about increased sentencing were taking advantage of it.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is letting a suspended county attorney return to his job after receiving assurances that he will spend more time prosecuting cases. The court yesterday lifted a suspension issued to Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott on May 2.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man who owned a trash-hauling business has pleaded guilty to ripping off customers by creating phony landfill receipts to overcharge them. Nicholas Yutzy pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison but is likely to receive far less.

Wednesday Soccer Results

Sports

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Girls 3-A Regional Semi-Final:

Abraham Lincoln 2, Sioux City North 1

Wednesday High School Baseball Results

Sports

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 10, Nodaway Valley 1 (Brandon Ballinger throws a complete game, Gunnar Blum hit 2 HR’s)
  • Harlan 4, St. Albert 3
  • Lewis Central 3, Thomas Jefferson 2

Western Iowa:

  • A-H-S-T 10, Missouri Valley 0
  • Audubon 7, Griswold 1
  • Treynor 4, Tri-Center 3

Rolling Hills:

  • Martensdale-St. Marys 10, Adair-Casey 0

Others:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 2, Van Meter 1 (8 Innings)
  • Des Moines Christian 10, Panorama 6
  • Kingsley-Pierson 6, IKM-Manning 3
  • Lenox 10, Murray 5

Wednesday High School Softball Results

Sports

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 17, CAM 2
  • Glenwood 22, St. Albert 0
  • Fort Dodge 14, Kuemper Catholic 1

Western Iowa:

  • Griswold 7, Audubon 6
  • Treynor 2, Tri-Center 1
  • Underwood 5, Riverside 1
  • Missouri Valley 14, A-H-S-T 1

Rolling Hills:

  • Exira-EHK 8, Red Oak 2

Others:

  • Van Meter 4, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
  • Logan-Magnolia 8, Boyer Valley 6
  • Des Moines Christian 10, Panorama 0
  • Ridge View 9, Woodbine 5
  • Westwood 14, West Harrison 2
  • IKM-Manning 6 Kingsley-Pierson 4

May 2012 may be among warmest on record

News, Weather

May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

May has been dry, but not dry enough to set any statewide records. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says an average of three inches of rain fell in the state this past month. “Basically you had a fairly wet first six days of the month and a few places since then have stayed a bit the wet side, mostly northwestern Iowa,” Hillaker says. “But certainly a lot of Iowa, especially the central and southern sections, have been very dry now for the last three, three-and-a-half weeks or so, but not one for the record books, even in those drier areas.” Temperatures in Iowa for May are about six degrees above normal.  “(That) probably would put us in the top 10 as far as warmest Mays, although we will be cooling things off here just a tiny bit here in the last couple of days of the month, so that might drop the ranking just a little bit,” Hillaker says. “It’s actually been a more unusually warm month than unusually dry at this point.” A large part of the state currently is classified as “abnormally dry” — the lowest level in a nationwide system that measures drought conditions. The west central and north central Iowa are “moderately dry”.

“Right now, nothing is in an especially bad category as far as drought conditions go, but we’re getting to that time of the year when things can change pretty rapidly if we get higher temperatures and higher evaporation rates because of that,” Hillaker says. “If we don’t get rain, you know, things can dry out very, very quickly at this time of the year.” The southern two-thirds of the state has “parched” topsoil that needs some rain, according to Hillaker, and recent windy conditions are exacerbating the problem.

(Radio Iowa)