Criminal Mischief arrest in Red Oak

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September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was taken into custody early this (Monday) morning on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree. Red Oak Police report 21-year old Cody Dean Johnson was arrested at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center just before 1-a.m., and turned over to Momtgomery County Corrections, where he was being held on a $1,000 cash bond.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 9/16/13

Weather

September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Sept. 16th 2013

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September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has told Iowa Democrats that he’s proud of a political party that provides access to education and health care coverage. The Texas Democrat spoke yesterday at Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak picnic in Indianola along with Vice President Joe Biden.

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The funeral service has been set for a Rockwell City police officer shot and killed last week. The Des Moines Register reports that the funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City. Burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City will follow the funeral service.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in home. Police say that officers responded to a report of gunshots before 5 a.m. yesterday but couldn’t find any problems. At about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 to report a shooting victim. Police say they’re still investigating but that no suspects are being sought and there’s no risk to public safety.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Fire officials say an overnight fire has damaged an apartment complex in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG TV reports that fire crews were called to the complex in southeast Cedar Rapids shortly after midnight Saturday. Officials say everyone inside the building was able to escape the complex without injury.

Griswold School Board to act on improvement projects

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Griswold School Board will discuss and take action on several projects during their meeting Monday, at 5:30-p.m. They include a replacement of the boiler, and the remodeling of the locker and restrooms, along with track and fencing.

In other business, the 2011-2012 School Board will retire and the results of last Tuesday’s school board election will be read, followed by the election of a Board President and Vice President. The board will then discuss and act on: Snow removal bids; A budget guarantee; The appointment of a County representative; Setting of the Board meeting time and date, school improvement advisory committee; Flu shots; A letter of understanding with the Cass County Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and a Special Education Deficit Levy.

The meeting takes place in the Central Office Board Room at the Griswold Middle School/High School Building.

Molina’s HR, 4 hits lead Cardinals past Mariners

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners. Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.

Miller (14-9) gave up one earned run and three hits in five innings. He became the first St. Louis rookie to reach 14 wins in a season since Dick Hughes won 16 in 1967. Molina’s second-inning homer off Erasmo Ramirez (5-2) snapped an 0-for-15 skid. Molina scored three times and raised his batting average to .317.

Chiefs start 2-0 after beating Cowboys 17-16

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter for a 17-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Jamaal Charles ran for 55 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs, who made new coach Andy Reid a winner in his home debut. The Chiefs also matched their victory total from all of last season by starting 2-0 for just the second time since 2005.

Dwayne Bowe’s touchdown catch in the third quarter and Ryan Succop’s 40-yard field goal early in the fourth gave the Chiefs a 17-13 lead. The Cowboys (1-1) answered with a deep march into Kansas City territory but had to settle for Dan Bailey’s 53-yard field goal with 3:55 left.

The Chiefs offense never gave the Cowboys a chance to mount a winning drive.

Police investigate theft from Iowa locker room

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University police are investigating the theft of personal items from Iowa football players’ and coaches’ visiting locker room.  The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa’s locker room was broken into during the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry game Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Iowa State University police said Sunday that personal items were missing when Iowa players and staff returned to the locker room after Iowa’s 27-21 victory over Iowa State before a sellout crowd of 56,800. Police did not detail what items were taken. Iowa State police said a police report would not be available until at least Monday.

Iowa athletic department officials confirmed for the newspaper that items had been stolen. Iowa State athletic department officials declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Funeral set for Iowa police officer killed Friday

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The funeral service has been set for a Rockwell City police officer shot and killed last week. The Des Moines Register reports that the funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City. Buenting, a married father of two, was shot during a standoff early Friday in Rockwell City. Police arrested 32-year-old Corey Trott and charged him with first-degree murder in Buenting’s death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Palmer and Swank Funeral Home in Rockwell City. Donations may be left with First Community Bank in Rockwell City in lieu of flowers. Burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City will follow the funeral service.

Plaintiff in iconic school speech case starts tour

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September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Beth Tinker was just 13 when she spoke out against the Vietnam War by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in 1965.

Mary Beth Tinker, 1965 (Photo from ACLU.org)

Mary Beth Tinker, 1965 (Photo from ACLU.org)

When the school suspended her, she took her free speech case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, in Tinker vs. the Des Moines Independent Community School District. Now 61, she’s quit her part-time job as a nurse and will travel the country, urging young people to take action on issues important to them.

Starting Tuesday, Tinker will begin traveling in a recreational vehicle to 17 states and the District of Columbia as part of what’s being called the “Tinker Tour.” She’ll log 10,000 to 15,000 miles before her tour ends Nov. 25 in Kansas City, Mo. Along the way, she’ll stop at more than three dozen locations, most of them schools.

(For more on the Tinker US SUPCO case, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/multimedia/podcasts/Landmarks/tinkervdesmoines.aspx)

NWS Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 9/15/13

Weather

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then isolated showers between noon and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South southwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.