Walnut man awarded $90k in damages following surgical treatment

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Pottawattamie County man who lost his leg in 2012 after being treated at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, has been awarded damages amounting to $90,000. According to the Daily NonPareil, a jury on Thursday awarded Tony Bailey, of Walnut, $22,500 for past loss of full mind and body, $22,500 in future loss of full mind and body, $22,500 for past pain and suffering and $22,500 in future pain and suffering.

When a medical malpractice civil trial was filed on Jan. 5th, Bailey asked for damages from Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Emergency Physicians of Western Iowa and Dr. Steven Feldhaus of Heart, Lung and Vascular Surgery. The jurors did not find Jennie Edmundson or Emergency Physicians of Western Iowa at fault. Steven Feldhaus and Heart, and Vascular Surgery were the defendants found negligent in the care of Bailey.

According to court documents, in January of 2012, Bailey went to Jennie Edmundson when he had severe pain in his lower left leg. He was treated at the emergency room, and then Feldhaus performed surgery. Complications arose and his leg was amputated below the knee that March. Bailey’s attorney,Christopher Welch, of Omaha, said Feldhaus didn’t do a complete arterial pulse exam of the leg.

Welch added that Feldhaus is culpable in the matter because he failed to ask about the pulse and get all the information in the case. He said Feldhaus should’ve had Bailey transferred to another hospital or called in another surgeon for a procedure that reduces pressure when there is a loss of circulation, because the doctor was coming from Harlan. Welch said the doctor didn’t do the complete surgical procedure, and had to finish the work the next day.

Tony’s wife, Debra Bailey, was also suing the defendants for loss of spousal consortium. In her case, the jury sided with the defendants.

 

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area, 1/15/16

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…BREEZY. ISOLATED FLURRIES. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
TODAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. ISOLATED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…SNOW LIKELY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH NEAR ZERO. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 10 BELOW.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 10.

Area basketball scores from 1/14/16

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
Central Decatur, Leon 65, Mount Ayr 47
Griswold 49, East Mills 40
Murray 59, East Union, Afton 37
Nodaway Valley 84, Interstate 35,Truro 68
Shenandoah 61, Bedford 45
West Monona, Onawa 60, Whiting 39

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Central Decatur, Leon 52, Mount Ayr 50
Dakota Valley, S.D. 71, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 42
Griswold 35, East Mills 27
Interstate 35,Truro 65, Nodaway Valley 54, 3OT
Murray 61, East Union, Afton 32
Shenandoah 59, Bedford 45
Sioux Falls Washington, S.D. 60, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 46

NE man arrested on numerous charges in Omaha following incident in IA

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January 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Nebraska was arrested Thursday night on numerous charges in Omaha, following an investigation into an incident in Council Bluffs that led to a pursuit. 22-year old Dylan J. Maron, of Nebraska City faces charges that include Fugitive from Justice, Aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding, reckless driving, Disorderly Conduct, and Theft in the 5th Degree. Maron was suspected of being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was booked into Douglas County, NE., Jail and was awaiting extradition to Iowa.

Dylan J. Maron

Dylan J. Maron

Authorities say the incident which led to his arrest began at around 7:48-p.m.,after Officers were sent to the Best Buy store at 3115 Manawa Center Drive, where a man was allegedly being aggressive with the store manager and at some point, had pulled a knife.

An officer arrived in the area shortly after the call was dispatched and located the suspect in a silver-colored BMW with no plates. The man, later identified as Maron, allegedly rammed the police cruiser in an attempt to flee the area. He then rammed the police cruiser a second time and drove the car across a grass median. The car then went westbound on 30th Ave.

Two additional officers arrived in the area and were able to get in behind the vehicle in an attempt to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop and fled westbound on I-80 entering into Omaha. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle into Omaha on I-80. The vehicle exited onto 42nd street continuing southbound to L Street where it turned westbound. The Nebraska State Patrol assisted and successfully deployed stop sticks at 90th and L Street. The vehicle was then disabled and came to a stop in the area of 108th and L.

Maron was then taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded by the Nebraska State Patrol.

New girls high school basketball rankings released Thursday

Sports

January 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The sixth Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings of the season were released on Thursday, January 15th by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.  Harlan jumps up to No. 1 in the latest 4A poll while Exira-EHK stays entrenched at No. 2 in the 1A poll.

For Immediate Release – 1/14/16

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Turkey Valley 12-0 3
2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 12-0 2
3 Springville 10-1 1
4 Burlington Notre Dame 13-0 6
5 Kingsley-Pierson 10-1 4
6 Newell-Fonda 8-4 7
7 Kee 10-1 8
8 Grand View Christian 9-0 9
9 Adair-Casey 12-1 10
10 Lynnville-Sully 14-0 11
11 Nodaway Valley 10-1 13
12 Bedford 11-1 5
13 Westwood 10-2 14
14 Rockford 9-2 15
15 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 10-0 NR

 

Dropped Out: Northwood-Kensett (12)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Unity Christian 12-0 1
2 Iowa City Regina 11-0 2
3 Pekin 11-0 3
4 West Branch 13-1 4
5 Western Christian 7-2 5
6 Okoboji 12-0 6
7 Interstate 35 12-1 9
8 Manson-NW Webster 7-3 7
9 Central Decatur 11-1 10
10 Des Moines Christian 10-1 12
11 Treynor 10-0 13
12 Van Meter 11-2 8
13 Lawton-Bronson 8-3 11
14 Grundy Center 13-1 15
15 Durant 9-5 14

 

Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Pocahontas Area 10-0 2
2 Center Point-Urbana 13-0 3
3 Nevada 10-2 1
4 Cherokee 11-0 4
5 Sioux Center 10-1 6
6 Union 12-1 7
7 Spirit Lake 8-3 5
8 Forest City 11-1 13
9 Monticello 7-3 8
10 Mount Vernon 8-4 9
11 Cascade 8-3 14
12 Hampton-Dumont 8-2 11
13 Mid-Prairie 7-3 NR
14 Osage 9-3 12
15 West Marshall 10-1 NR

 

Dropped Out: Humboldt (10), Davenport Assumption (15)

 

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Harlan 10-1 2
2 Western Dubuque 12-0 3
3 Lewis Central 10-1 7
4 Keokuk 9-1 5
5 Mason City 6-6 4
6 Ballard 11-1 1
7 Marion 8-4 6
8 Pella 9-2 11
9 Fairfield 8-5 12
10 North Scott 9-3 8
11 Grinnell 10-3 12
12 Waverly-Shell Rock 11-3 15
13 Dallas Center-Grimes 9-3 10
14 Boone 9-2 14
15 Central DeWitt 9-3 NR

Dropped Out: Bishop Heelan (9)

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 13-1 2
2 Indianola 12-0 3
3 Ankeny Centennial 9-2 5
4 Waukee 9-2 6
5 Johnston 8-3 1
6 Iowa City High 10-1 7
7 Dowling Catholic 8-3 8
8 West Des Moines Valley 9-3 4
9 Southeast Polk 9-2 9
10 Davenport North 10-2 10
11 Cedar Falls 10-1 12
12 Linn-Mar 8-3 11
13 Iowa City West 8-3 NR
14 Ames 7-4 15
15 Pleasant Valley 9-3 13

No. 16 Iowa routs No. 4 Michigan State 76-59, sweeps series

Sports

January 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Peter Jok scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 16 Iowa build a huge lead and the Hawkeyes went on to rout No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 on Thursday night. The Hawkeyes (13-3, 4-0 Big Ten) dominated the Spartans for the second time in two weeks and beat them on the road for the first time since 1993, ending an 18-game losing streak.

Michigan State (16-2, 3-2) was down by 22 points at halftime, its largest deficit at home since at least the 1996-97 season and its biggest anywhere in the regular season since trailing at Michigan by 23 points at halftime in 1997, according to STATS.

Denzel Valentine had a relatively lackluster game with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds for the stunned Spartans.

$2 million Powerball winner in Iowa comes forward

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January 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Lottery officials say an Onawa man has claimed his $2 million Powerball prize. 23-year old Bryon Stewart validated his ticket at lottery headquarters in Clive Thursday afternoon.PR011416_ByronStewart The ticket was sold at a Casey’s convenience store in the western Iowa city of Onawa. It matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $1 million prize in Wednesday’s drawing. Stewart also added the Power Play to the purchase, which multiplied the prize to $2 million.

Stewart, who works as a security officer at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Onawa, said he bought his winning ticket Wednesday night, just a few hours before the Powerball drawing. He had a total of three tickets for the drawing. He and his girlfriend, Taylor Kuhlman, looked up the winning numbers together shortly after the drawing. Stewart claimed the prize, but said the couple would be sharing the winnings. The couple said they plan to pay off some loans, and perhaps look for a house someday soon. Stewart said he will continue to work, and Kuhlman said she will as well.

The buyers of tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee will share the estimated $1.6 billion jackpot or the $983.5 million cash option. Lottery officials say people bought more than $12 million in Powerball tickets in Iowa for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 292.2 million.

 

5 sent to the hospital after crash in Council Bluffs Thu. afternoon

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January 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say a medical condition apparently caused a crash that sent a total of five people to the hospital Thursday afternoon. Witnesses told police a green, Ford F-350 pickup was traveling west on Interstate 80 near the Mall of the Bluffs, when the vehicle swerved across the median and into oncoming traffic. The truck, driven by Rodney Schueman, of Oakland, struck a Hyundai Sante Fe Sport, driven by Kyel Moo, of Omaha, Nebraska. The accident happened just before 2-p.m.

Authorities suspect Schueman had a medical issue, because the investigation revealed he was slumped over the wheel when his truck drove across the median into oncoming traffic. The pickup sideswiped the SUV. The driver of the SUV and three of his passengers, all of whom are from Omaha, suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital. Schueman was also transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where he was being treated for the initial medical issues and minor injuries sustained from this accident.

Red Oak woman arrested on Meth charge

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January 14th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police department reports the arrest on Thursday of a Red Oak woman on a drug charge.  At 2:37pm officers arrested 32-year-old Mandy Marie Knapp of Red Oak in the 600 block of East Ohio Street.  Knapp was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. The charges stem from an earlier incident and Knapp is being held at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $50,000 cash bond.

3 men arrested on burglary and theft charges in Guthrie County

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January 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports three men were arrested recently on warrants stemming from a burglary investigation. 34-year old Justin P. Parker, of Adair, and 35-year old Ian R. Patterson, of Stuart, were arrested Jan. 8th, and 24-year old Joshua E. Subbert, of Stuart, was arrested Jan. 12th, on warrants for Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft 5th Degree.

An investigation into their alleged activities began December 16th, after a homeowner on Walnut Trail reported her residence had been broken into. Parker has since posted a $5,000 cash bond, and will have his initial appearance on January 14th. Patterson was released on his own recognizance following an appearance before the magistrate, and Subbert was being held on bond in the Guthrie County Jail.