(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 2/12/2015

News, Podcasts

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:07-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 2/12/2015

Podcasts, Weather

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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USDA Report 02-12-2015

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

February 12th, 2015 by Chris Parks

w/ Denny Heflin

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Thursday Girls 1-A Regional Basketball Schedule

Sports

February 12th, 2015 by Jim Field

All games at 7:00 pm, winners play Tuesday, February 17.

  • Whiting @ Charter Oak-Ute
  • Griswold @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
  • Guthrie Center @ Glidden-Ralston
  • Paton-Churdan @ CAM
  • Ar-We-Va @ River Valley
  • Heartland Christian @ Sidney
  • South Page @ Essex
  • East Mills @ Nishnabotna
  • Lenox @ Stanton
  • East Union @ Orient-Macksburg

Man pleads guilty to having drugs, leading police on chase

News

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to leading police on a high-speed chase and possessing drugs in October. The Sioux City Journal reports Chad Hughes of Pender, Nebraska, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison. He was charged with eluding, operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

As part of his plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic offenses were dropped. Court documents state Hughes led police on a chase on U.S. Highway 75. Police were able to stop Hughes. He then fled his vehicle into a cornfield and was tracked down with the help of a police dog.

“Fast & Furious” bicycle stolen in Red Oak

News

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen bicycle. Officials say a yellow and black “Fast and Furious” chopper-style bike was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of east Hammond Street. The theft occurred sometime on or about January 28th. The bike was valued at $400.

If you have information about the incident call the Red Oak Police Department.

Iowa hosts Minnesota tonight

Sports

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for their third straight victory this evening as they host Minnesota in the Big Ten. The Hawks are 6-4 in the league race after wins over Michigan and Maryland and Coach Fran McCaffery credits better execution on the offensive end. Iowa used a late basket by Jarod Uthoff to win the first meeting in the Twin Cities and McCaffery expects the Gophers to come at them with pressure defense.

After starting 0-5 in the league race Minnesota has won four of its last six. Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says the Hawkeyes cause them matchup problems. Pitino feels the Gophers are a more confident team going into this game.

Pre-game coverage begins at 5-p.m., here on KJAN, with the tip-off at 6.

(Learfield Sports)

“The Donald” to speak during Pott County GOP event in May

News

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at this year’s Pottawattamie County GOP Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, May 15th. According to the Daily NonPareil, the dinner will be held in the student center of Iowa Western Community College. Specifics – such as the starting time and the guest speaker who will introduce Trump – will be finalized later.

Jeff Jorgensen, chairman of the county Republicans says joining Trump, is former U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, who will be given the local party’s Distinguished Legislative Service Award for his 20 years in Washington. Besides being an internationally known businessman, investor and author, Trump is also known to millions as the host of the reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”

Trump is also said to becontemplating a bid to seek the Republican nomination for president. For more information, call Jorgensen at (402) 871-6505 or email requests to pottawattamie.gop@gmail.com.

Judge to consider defense’ request to dismiss charges against Osborn

News

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A judge in Pottawattamie County is expected to render his decision this (Thursday) afternoon, on a request for defense attorneys representing John Osborn, to dismiss the case against him. The 47-year old Council Bluffs man, a former assistant girls softball coach, is charged with four counts of third-degree sexual abuse for an alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl. He’s alleged to have engaged in sex acts with the girl on the night of July 16, 2014, and into July 17. The Daily NonPareil report Osborn’s defense team filed the motion to dismiss charges after alleging impropriety by the prosecution.

Defense attorney Jordan Glaser argues in the motion that a piece of evidence obtained by the state in late January wasn’t made available until Feb. 6, the second day of trial, calling it “needlessly late.” The prosecution filed a resistance to the motion, denying the allegations made by the defense and asking for Fourth District Court Judge Richard Davidson to overrule the request to dismiss the case.

The state and defense rested their cases last Friday after calling a number of witnesses, including the alleged victim; Osborn; his wife, Michaela; and his daughter. Closing arguments were delayed to allow Glaser time to examine the documents in question, which include a series of text communications between the accuser and her boyfriend and Osborn’s daughter on the days in question.

When the prosecution presented part of the file as evidence during the testimony of the accuser at trial on Thursday, Glaser objected, saying he hadn’t seen the file. The trial continued, with a caveat that the evidence be turned over to the defense for examination. In the motion, Glaser writes that the time-stamp on “almost every single piece of information produced by the state” Friday showed the state had the information in its possession since Jan. 23.

In the resistance, Dan McGinn of the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office said most of the evidence was turned over before the trial started, on Feb. 3. He referred to messages provided on Friday as “immaterial and irrelevant information.”

Judge Davidson is scheduled to make a decision on the defense motion at 2 p.m. today before both sides deliver closing arguments.

KJAN listening area weather forecast, 2/12/2015

Weather

February 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CST THU FEB 12 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…VERY COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. BREEZY. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH AROUND 30. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN CLEARING. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 10 TO 15.