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2014-08-19

Crews continue demolition for new I-74 bridge

Demolition crews have started tearing down a building in an eastern Iowa city to clear the way for a new Interstate 74 bridge. Workers are destroying the former Big 10 Mart gas station in downtown Bettendorf.  The building's removal will…

posted 2014-08-19 14:34:58 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police ID Monday's shooting victims

Cedar Rapids police have identified the victims of Monday's shooting in the 4100 block of Wilson Avenue Southwest. Two men showed up at area hospitals at the same time that police officers were investigating the incident and collecting evidence.  The…

posted 2014-08-19 14:28:46 by KXEL

Commission unanimously approves new Iowa water rules

The commission that oversees water quality regulations in Iowa has adopted new rules that align state regulations with those imposed by the federal Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Commission's proposed rules primarily give the Iowa Department of Natural Resources…

posted 2014-08-19 13:13:59 by KXEL

Judge backs ban of Iowa abortion pill system

A Polk County district judge says Iowa regulators had the authority to ban video conferencing to distribute abortion-inducing pills. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had sued the Iowa Board of Medicine, saying the ban reflected board members' opposition to abortion. …

posted 2014-08-19 11:22:12 by KXEL

Fire destroys barn, truck in Fredericka

Fire destroyed a barn and pickup truck in Fredericka Monday night. The fire was reported at 8:36 p.m.  The barn was fully engulfed on arrival of the Frederika Fire Department.  The barn and its contents, including a pickup truck, were…

posted 2014-08-19 09:14:24 by KXEL

Fort Dodge woman gets prison time for defrauding VA

A 33-year-old Fort Dodge woman has been sentenced to an Iowa prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Online court records say Lynette Ladd was sentenced on Monday in Webster County District Court.  She was given five years. …

posted 2014-08-19 09:10:16 by KXEL

Traffic cameras observe, speed up Des Moines traffic

New traffic cameras are helping move Iowa commuters through the Des Moines area. Nearly 50 state-of-the-art cameras along West Des Moines roads have reduced traffic.  The city plans to add more 18 more cameras on a heavily traveled corridor next…

posted 2014-08-19 09:09:03 by KXEL

Officials: Attendance down at Iowa State Fair

More than 1 million people went to the Iowa State Fair this year, but attendance was down. Fair spokeswoman Lori Chappell says that preliminary records show nearly 1,016,000 people attended the fair during its 11-day run.  The fair ended Sunday.…

posted 2014-08-19 06:43:37 by KXEL

1 dead, 2 injured in rollover near Anamosa

Jones County authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after a rollover crash in eastern Iowa. The sheriff's office says the one-vehicle accident occurred Monday night near Anamosa.  Deputies say a 1998 Toyota Camry landed on its…

posted 2014-08-19 06:40:50 by KXEL

Waterloo authorities capture 7-foot sick snake

Authorities say they've removed a 7-foot boa constrictor that was found on a city street in Waterloo. Police received a call Monday morning that the reptile was near the San Souci Bridge.  Animal Control later picked it up. A veterinarian…

posted 2014-08-19 06:39:36 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to counterfeit DVD, CD case

A Cedar Rapids man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit DVDs and CDs. A U.S. attorney's office spokesman says 45-year-old Steven Brown pleaded guilty Monday to one count of copyright…

posted 2014-08-19 06:26:41 by KXEL

Iowa Falls man gets life in prison for killing daughter

A 28-year-old Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl. Trevor Smith received life without parole Monday.  That's the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder.  The judge ordered Smith to pay $150,000 in…

posted 2014-08-19 06:25:26 by KXEL

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