Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/7/18

Weather

June 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88. E/SE @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms. Low 69. SE @ 10.

Tomorrow: Shwrs & tstrms in the morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 90. SW @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 87.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/scatt. morning shwrs. High 91.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning 64. We received .14″ rain overnight. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 84 and the Low 55. The Record High for June 7th in Atlantic was 98 in 1934 & 2011. The Record Low was 36 in 1894.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 6/7/18

Sports

June 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Red Schoendienst, a Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, has died. He was 95.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Derek Dietrich homered and had four hits to lead the Miami Marlins past the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3. Lewis Brinson launched two solo homers for Miami, the second multihomer game of his career.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One start after his return from Tommy John surgery, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes had a season-ending operation that repaired a tendon attached to the strained latissimus dorsi muscle in the upper right side of his back. St. Louis said Dr. Anthony Romeo operated in Philadelphia. Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said there was partial fraying between the lat tendon and the bone and the surgery reattached the tendon to the bone. Recovery time is expected to be six months.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton homered for the third time in four games and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 after Shohei Ohtani was removed early because of a blister on his pitching hand. It was the second time this season Ohtani left a game due to a blister on his right middle finger.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was removed from his start after four innings because of a blister on his pitching hand during the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-3 win against the Kansas City Royals. It was the second time this season Ohtani left a game due to a blister on his right middle finger.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former NFL running back Reggie Bush says dangerous conditions at a St. Louis stadium led to a season-ending injury in a case that could leave the city on the hook for damages, even though the Rams are long gone. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that defendants in the civil trial, which began Tuesday, include two public entities. Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers in November 2015 when he slipped and fell in a game after being pushed out of bounds at the former Edward Jones Dome.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say they arrested a woman who allegedly set several small fires while wandering around Kauffman Stadium. Royals spokesman Toby Cook says none of the fires caused any significant damage at the stadium. Police arrested 36-year-old Bridget DePriest early Wednesday and issued her a summons for trespassing and openly burning.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray will undergo a cleanup procedure on his left wrist and could miss several months. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hasn’t announced the news.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thursday, June 7th 2018

News

June 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A city in Iowa has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who was mistakenly shot and killed by a police officer. Attorneys for the city of Burlington and the estate of Autumn Steele notified a federal court of the settlement, but details haven’t been released. Steele was shot in 2015 by a police officer who had intended to fire his weapon at a growling family dog.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A five-way Republican primary race for Iowa agriculture secretary remains too close to call with the incumbent apparently just shy of the threshold needed to secure the nomination. Unofficial results indicate Mike Naig is just short of the 35 percent threshold needed to become the GOP’s nominee. However, provisional and absentee ballots still being counted could potentially allow Naig to make up the difference. If he doesn’t, the nomination decision will be made at the state convention June 16.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional campaign took responsibility for erroneous text messages sent to voters directing them to incorrect polling places. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said Wednesday that Abby Finkenauer’s campaign was the source of the texts, which an investigation found to have been sent in error. Finkenauer’s campaign manager apologized and said they never intended to misdirect voters. Finkenauer is the Democratic U.S. House candidate for the 1st District.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Miller Riverview Park and its campground in eastern Iowa’s Dubuque will reopen after being closed for weeks due to flooding threats. City officials tell the Telegraph Herald that the park and campground will open Friday morning. The area has been closed for about a month because of high water levels on the Mississippi River.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NE Cass, SW Guthrie, Southern Audubon & northern Adair Counties

Weather

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
956 PM CDT WED JUN 6 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines  has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northeastern Cass County in southwestern Iowa...
  Southwestern Guthrie County in west central Iowa...
  Southern Audubon County in west central Iowa...
  Northern Adair County in southwestern Iowa...

* Until 1045 PM CDT.

* At 956 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 15 miles southwest
  of Guthrie Center, moving southeast at 15 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Greenfield, Anita, Adair, Fontanelle, Casey, Brayton, Wiota, Lake
  Anita State Park, Greenfield Municipal Airport and Anita Municipal
  Airport.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 59 and 85.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 10:15-p.m. for s.w. Pott. County

Weather

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley Nebraska
939 PM CDT WED JUN 6 2018

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southwestern Pottawattamie County in southwestern Iowa...
  East central Douglas County in east central Nebraska...

* Until 1015 PM CDT.

* At 939 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over northwestern
  Council Bluffs, or 6 miles east of Omaha, moving southeast at 20
  mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Southeastern Omaha, Council Bluffs, Carter Lake, Lake Manawa State
  Park and Narrows River Park.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 29 between mile markers 43 and 58.
 Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 8.
 Interstate 80 in Nebraska near mile marker 454.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Another accident on I-80 in Cass County

News

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

UPDATE 9:43-p.m.: There were no injuries. the semi was trying to turn around in the median and became stuck.

(Original report) — Another accident was reported on Interstate 80 in Cass County at around 9:35-p.m., Wednesday. The accident involved a semi, and was between the 67- and 68-mile markers eastbound. The semi was said to have been in the median. Unknown injuries or other details late Wed. night.

 

Severe Thunderstorm warning UPDATE Cass & other counties

Weather

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Cass IA-Union IA-Adams IA-Adair IA-
906 PM CDT WED JUN 6 2018

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN CASS…WESTERN UNION…ADAMS AND SOUTHWESTERN ADAIR
COUNTIES…

At 906 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles northeast
of Lake Icaria, or 11 miles southwest of Greenfield, moving south at
25 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Trained weather spotters.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Creston, Corning, Lenox, Lake Icaria, Fontanelle, Massena, Prescott,
Bridgewater, Cromwell, Kent, Nodaway Park, Corning Municipal Airport
and Lake Icaria State Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading
killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.

Residential structure fire in Shelby County, Wed. afternoon

News

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Minden, Shelby, Neola, Avoca and Harlan Fire and Rescue Departments were called to a residential structure fire at around 2-p.m. Wednesday. According to the Minden Fire Department’s social media post, heavy smoke was observed on approach, and additional resources were requested.  Despite hard and aggressive work by all agencies, the structure experienced heavy fire damage.

Photo from the Minden Fire and Rescue Dept.’s Facebook page.

Fire officials extended their thanks to all the volunteers who gave of their time and work in the hot and humid conditions, and for those who made sure everyone stayed hydrated on the grounds. Additional information about the fire was not immediately available.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning SE Cass/Western Union/Adams/SW Adair Counties until 9:45-p.m.

Weather

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
855 PM CDT WED JUN 6 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines  has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southeastern Cass County in southwestern Iowa...
  Western Union County in south central Iowa...
  Adams County in southwestern Iowa...
  Southwestern Adair County in southwestern Iowa...

* Until 945 PM CDT.

* At 855 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles west of
  Greenfield, moving south at 35 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Creston, Corning, Lenox, Lake Icaria, Fontanelle, Massena,
  Prescott, Bridgewater, Cromwell, Kent, Nodaway Park, Corning
  Municipal Airport and Lake Icaria State Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Council Bluffs man arrested following a high speed pursuit and a crash

News

June 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Council Bluffs Police Department reports a man was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a high speed pursuit and a crash. Authorities say 31-year old TJ Lebaugh, of Council Bluffs, was charged locally with eluding, reckless driving, and no proof of insurance. He was also wanted on Federal charges. The incident leading to his arrest began at around 3-p.m., Wednesday, as officers with Iowa Adult Probation and the U-S Marshall’s Service (USMS) began to follow Lebaugh near the Walgreens Store on Madison Avenue and Bennett Street. They followed him for a short time before he fled in a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville at a high rate of speed on Interstate 80 westbound, from Madison Avenue.

TJ Lebaugh

Lebaugh left I-80 at the South Espressway and turned north. Council Bluffs Police attempted to deploy stop sticks in an attempt to deflate the car’s tires, but Lebaugh evaded the device at 23rd Avenue and the South Expressway. He headed north on the Expressway at a high rate of speed. As an officer deployed stops sticks and 19th and the South Expressway, Lebaugh slammed on his brakes and slid into the back of a 2017 Dodge Durango driven by 50-year old Julia Santon, of Council Bluffs. Her pickup was pushed into the back of a 2001 Chrysler mini-van, driven by 74-year old Carolyn Brown, of Council Bluffs.

Lebaugh’s vehicle also struck the mini-van. He then fled to the west but was quickly apprehended by officers. No injuries were reported to Lebaugh or Santon. Brown was transported by Council Bluffs Fire to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Labaugh was booked into the Pott. County Jail by the US-MS.