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2014-06-29

Severe weather possible in Iowa, eastern Nebraska

Forecasters warn that strong storms and possibly tornadoes are possible in Iowa and eastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The National Weather Service says there is a moderate risk of severe weather in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Forecasters say the main threat…

posted 2014-06-29 17:39:36 by KXEL

Funeral held for Iowa Marine killed in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan is being remembered as a kind and strong young man. A large crowd attended Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff's funeral Sunday afternoon. Pastor Mark Hornback says he knows Wolff's family…

posted 2014-06-29 13:11:18 by KXEL

Former Waterloo Catholic church in bad shape

A former Catholic church and school is in bad shape, but it's not clear what will happen to the boarded-up buildings. Many residents are sad to see the former St. Mary's Catholic Church and School decaying since it closed in…

posted 2014-06-29 13:09:31 by KXEL

New Iowa laws going into effect on Tuesday

New state laws aimed at corn growers, drones and electronic cigarettes are set to go into effect Tuesday in Iowa. The laws will allow for potential increases in Iowa's corn promotion check-off, impose new restrictions on e-cigarettes and prohibit the…

posted 2014-06-29 09:10:23 by KXEL

Secretary of State candidates play down voter ID

The loud cry for voter ID and voter fraud investigations is fading to a whimper as Iowa's top election official prepares to leave and those seeking to replace him downplay the politically charged issues. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz…

posted 2014-06-29 09:06:29 by KXEL

2014-06-28

Grundy County man dies in farm accident

An 84-year-old Grundy County man has died after his tractor lunged forward and hit him. Harold Voss was trying to start his International 674 tractor Friday when the machine started and lunged forward, knocking him to the ground.  The accident…

posted 2014-06-28 19:55:16 by KXEL

Iowa GOP votes to replace party chairman

The Iowa Republican Party has voted to replace its current chairman with a former state lawmaker. The state central committee on Saturday chose former state Rep. Jeff Kauffman of Wilton as the new party chairman. Kaufmann replaces Danny Carroll, a…

posted 2014-06-28 19:46:35 by KXEL

Power outage delays deliberations in murder trial

Deliberations are expected to begin Tuesday in a first-degree murder trial of a Marshalltown man accused of killing a woman and leaving her body in a minivan. The trial of 40-year-old Mathew Irving was delayed Friday by a power outage.…

posted 2014-06-28 17:23:39 by KXEL

Herky statue vandal to face felony charge

Iowa City police say they've identified a suspect in the vandalism of a Herky statue and expect to file a felony charge. Police are in the process of contacting the alleged vandal, who is accused of damaging the "Organic Herky"…

posted 2014-06-28 17:22:02 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids motorcyclist injured in crash

One person was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Central City Saturday afternoon. The accident happened at about 12:30 at the intersection of Highway 13 and Barber Street.  Linn County Sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Kristina Shaffer of…

posted 2014-06-28 17:19:31 by KXEL

Officials monitor mosquitoes in Iowa

Standing water from repeated downpours in much of Iowa has created the perfect conditions for an onslaught of mosquitoes, but health officials say disease-carrying ones are not yet out in full force. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director for the Iowa…

posted 2014-06-28 07:34:15 by KXEL

Federal defamation claim against Branstad on hold

A judge has placed on hold a federal lawsuit filed against Gov. Terry Branstad and five of his staff members by Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Christopher Godfrey.  The court says Godfrey's lawsuit in state court should be allowed to proceed…

posted 2014-06-28 07:32:01 by KXEL

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