Police ask for your help in finding a missing western IA teen

News

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen from Rockwell City. KCCI TV reports 16-year old Cassie Simkins went missing around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and she does not have her necessary epilepsy medications. Police said she’s believed to be with 20-year-old Chance Kinney.
The public is urged to contact the Rockwell City Police Department at 712-297-7583. cassie-simkins

(Podcast) 7:18-a.m. Sports, 9-1-2014

Podcasts, Sports

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) 7:06-a.m. News & funeral report, 9/1/2014

News, Podcasts

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Contract between CHI Health, insurer expires

News

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives’ UniNet has expired without a new agreement. UniNet represents CHI Health facilities across Nebraska. Starting today (Monday) people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated with the CHI Health network will have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross. CHI Health’s Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, should not be directly affected, but Iowa residents with Blue Cross policies who seek treatment in Nebraska would be.

Blue Cross says CHI Health, which used to be called Alegent Creighton Health, routinely charges 10 to 30 percent more than other Omaha hospitals. CHI Health says those figures are misleading and it believes its total cost of treatment is lower, even if certain services cost more.

Rainfall report from storms on 8/31/14

Weather

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Massena, 1.2″

Atlantic (@ KJAN), .14″

Shenandoah, .96″.

3 miles S. of Treynor, .6″

1.5 miles S. of Avoca, .1″

Flood Warning: NE Pott. & central Shelby Counties until 11:30-a.m.

Weather

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-SHELBY IA-
533 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

* UNTIL 1130 AM CDT

* AT 532 AM CDT…THE STAGE OF THE WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT HARLAN
WAS AT THE FLOOD STAGE OF 15.2 FEET. THIS HIGH WATER SHOULD WORK
ITS WAY DOWN TO HANCOCK THIS MORNING. SMALL RISES ARE POSSIBLE YET
THIS MORNING AROUND HARLAN BUT THE RIVER SHOULD DROP BELOW FLOOD
STAGE BETWEEN HARLAN AND HANCOCK BY AROUND NOON.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
HARLAN…AVOCA…HANCOCK…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA AND BOTNA
BEND PARK.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Mon. 9/1/2014

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September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic.

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2 busted on alcohol charges Sun. night in Red Oak

News

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

One person was arrested while another was cited on alcohol-related charges late Sunday night, in Montgomery County.  According to Red Oak Police, 51-year old James Franklin Durbin III, of Red Oak, faces a charge of OWI/1st offense, after he was pulled over at around 11:35-p.m. in the 2000 block of Avenue G, in Red Oak.  Durbin was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $1,000 bond.

And, 51-year old Dean Karl Zucco, of Red Oak, was cited for open container of alcohol, after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped at around 11:53-p.m., near the intersection of west Coolbaugh Street and Avenue G. Zucco was cited for the offense and released.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 9/1/2014

Weather

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

**Flash Flood Watch no longer in effect**

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Kemper, Frederiksen win Des Moines triathlon

Sports

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American Hunter Kemper finally won the Hy-Vee Triathlon Sunday in Des Moines after finishing as the runner up three years in a row. The Des Moines Register reports Kemper, who is a four-time Olympian, finished the race in 1 hour, 44 minutes, 43 seconds. It was the 38-year-old’s first win this year.

Helle Frederiksen of Denmark won the women’s race 1 hour, 54 minutes, 44 seconds. Both winners claimed $100,000 for finishing first.