(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., March 4th 2014

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March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

Meth, drug paraphernalia & weapons seized from Guthrie Co. residence


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Guthrie County report one person was arrested on drug and numerous other charges, last week, following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Bagley. A home at 405 Main Street occupied by Dawn Marie Chinberg and 28-year old Dustin Tyler Woody, of Bagley, was searched at around 9:30-p.m. February 27th, during which methamphetamine, weapons and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Woody was arrested and charged with felony Possession with Intent to Deliver more than 5 grams of meth, Child Endangerment, Possession of drug paraphernalia and Interference with Official Acts. Woody appeared before the magistrate on Friday, and was ordered to pay a $100,000 cash or surety bond, prior to being released from the Guthrie County Jail.

Girls State Basketball Tournament Results/Schedule


March 4th, 2014 by Jim Field

Monday, March 3

Class 1-A Quarter-Finals:

  • Colo-Nesco 38, Lynnville-Sully 34
  • Newell-Fonda 73, Bedford 37
  • Janesville 58, Rockford 46
  • Burlington Notre Dame 90, Adair-Casey 50

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals:

  • Cascade 43, NW Webster 21
  • Hudson 85, Woodbury Central 74
  • North-Linn 57 South Central Calhoun 49

Tuesday, March 4

Class 2-A Quarter-Final:

  • 10:00 am – Western Christian (24-1) vs. Des Moines Christian (20-4)

Class 3-A Quarter-Finals:

  • 11:45 am – Crestwood (21-2) vs. Bondurant-Farrar (19-5)
  • 1:30 pm – Clear Lake (22-2) vs. Unity Christian (20-4)
  • 3:15 pm – MOC-Floyd Valley (23-1) vs. Center Point-Urbana (18-6)
  • 5:00 pm – Mediapolis (23-1) vs. Williamsburg (22-2)

Class 4-A Quarter-Finals:

  • 6:45 pm – Harlan (23-0) vs. North Scott (17-6)
  • 8:30 pm – Dallas Center-Grimes (21-2) vs. Carlisle (19-6)

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Updated 3:56-a.,. Tue. March 4 2014

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 10. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Cloudy, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as 5. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as 5. East northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Pott. County Dispatcher honored for life-saving work


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A dispatcher for the Pottawattamie County Communications Center received an award Monday afternoon for helping to save the life of a man who had fallen, was unconscious and not breathing.

(from left to right) Council Bluffs Interim Fire Chief Larry Wohlers - Becky Francis - Sheriff Jeff Danker. (Pott. Co. S/O photo)

(from left to right) Council Bluffs Interim Fire Chief Larry Wohlers – Becky Francis – Sheriff Jeff Danker. (Pott. Co. S/O photo)

Operator Becky Francis, who joined the unit in 2009, was honored by the Sheriff’s Office and Council Bluffs Fire Department with a Life Saving Award.

Sheriff’s officials say just before 11-a.m. on June 1st, 2013, Francis answered a 911 call from the son of the unresponsive male. She assisted the son in giving CPR instructions to his father until rescue crews could arrive and assume additional life-saving measures.

The man survived and left the hospital a week later.

Longtime Bluffs company to close – about 250 jobs will be lost


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The City Council in Council Bluffs has received word a business that has been in the community for years, will be closing its doors in May, leaving about 250 people without jobs. The Omaha World-Herald says Griffin Pipe Products officials notified the Mayor and some members of the Council about the closing, on Monday. The notice, from U.S. Pipe Holdings of Hoover, AL., a subsidiary of U.S. Pipe and Foundry of Birmingham, AL., said Griffin Pipe will close its doors on or about May 3rd.

U.S. Pipe purchased Griffin Pipe early this year, and in mid-February approximately 60 employees at the Council Bluffs plant were let go. At the time of the layoffs, a letter allegedly sent to the affected employees said they could be rehired at a later date if the demand for the company’s ductile iron pipe increased.

Boys Sub-State Final Results


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson


  • Belmond-Klemme 57, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 52
  • Dunkerton 63, Jesup 58
  • West Lyon 52, Gehlen Catholic 46


  • Treynor 56, Kuemper Catholic 51
  • South Hamilton 58, St. Edmond 53 (OT)
  • West Fork 53, New Hampton 50 (OT)
  • West Marshall 55, Des Moines Christian 52
  • Western Christian 69, Sioux Center 66


  • Harlan 54, Glenwood 29
  • Humboldt 70, Carroll 62
  • Central Clinton 58, Benton Community 47
  • Chariton 63, Bondurant-Farrar 61
  • Grinnell 62, Fort Madison 58
  • MOC-Floyd Valley 75, Bishop Heelan Catholic 63
  • Dubuque Wahlert 70, Cedar Rapids Xavier 62
  • Waverly-Shell Rock 61, Crestwood 53

NEwoman pleads guilty to stealing $4.1M & spending it at a Bluffs casino


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 54-year-old Gretna, NE., woman already serving time for tax evasion has pleaded guilty to stealing the $4.1 million on which she didn’t pay taxes. Caroline Richardson made her plea Monday in Douglas County, NE., District Court in Omaha. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 18th. She faces up to 10 more years in prison. She’s already serving a five-year term.

Prosecutors say Richardson stole from Omaha-based Colombo Candy and Tobacco in 2010 and 2011 while working as company controller. Prosecutors say she used the money to gamble at Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Colombo has sued Ameristar, saying the casino knew about Richardson’s job and her approximate salary and should have known Richardson was gambling with ill-gotten money.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., March 4th 2014


March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The first jury trial stemming from a contentious statewide crackdown on election-related crimes is set to begin, and a former Iowa felon charged with illegally voting is expected to fight the charge today. Kelli Jo Griffin of Montrose is scheduled to stand trial for perjury in Lee County. Prosecutors say that she signed an affidavit falsely claiming that she was not an ineligible felon when she voted in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Griffin has pleaded not guilty.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill allowing online voter registration in Iowa has passed in the Senate and been sent to the House. The measure passed 48-0 yesterday with no debate. Under the bill voters must provide the same information required on other voter registration forms. They would use the Secretary of State’s website to electronically register. Concerns about how electronic signatures will be verified are to be worked out in the House.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Iowa counties have issues on ballots tomorrow. Des Moines voters will decide whether to approve an increase in the fee charged on their utility bills to repay $40 million the city borrowed to pay a court-ordered refund of previously over-collected franchise fees. Story County voters will decide whether to approve borrowing up to $19 million to pay the city of Ames’ share of a convention center development at Iowa State University. Bond issues also are on the ballot in Pottawattamie County.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa pharmacist has been acquitted of 15 counts of health care fraud after a jury rejected allegations that he fraudulently billed an insurance company for life-saving drugs sent to hemophilia patients. The federal jury returned the verdict yesterday after a weeklong trial in the case of Michael Stein. He’s the owner of Pharmacy Matters in Iowa City. It was a defeat for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Des Moines and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Officials: Iowa inmate left work release facility


March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are looking for an inmate they say never returned to a work release facility in Sioux City. Fred Scaletta with the state Department of Corrections says in a news release Monday that 21-year-old Eddie Sandoval-Rouillard failed to return to the facility from an assigned program meeting. He was placed on escape status Sunday.

Eddie Sandoval-Rouillard

Eddie Sandoval-Rouillard

Sandoval-Rouillard was transferred to work release on Feb. 14. He’s been serving a 10-year sentence for willful injury causing serious injury. Authorities say Sandoval-Rouillard has tattoos on his right ankle and left hand.