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2014-07-01

Officials ID man killed after severe Iowa weather

Authorities have released the name of a man killed following severe weather in eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old David Lee Fry of Cedar Rapids was killed Monday afternoon after a building he was in collapsed in…

posted 2014-07-01 20:58:49 by KXEL

Crews searching for teen swept into storm drain

Rescue crews were searching early Tuesday for a Cedar Rapids teen who authorities say fell into a storm drain. City public safety communications coordinator Greg Buelow says that a 17-year-old was playing Frisbee near an elementary school with two other…

posted 2014-07-01 06:56:34 by KXEL

Midwest economic index inches up again

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up again, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.6 in…

posted 2014-07-01 06:53:41 by KXEL

Branstad: buying hatchvernon.com "just politics"

Gov. Terry Branstad says the fact that his campaign bought the rights to the website hatchvernon.com and parodies his opponent Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch and his running mate Monica Vernon is just politics. The Branstad campaign owns the website that…

posted 2014-07-01 06:52:06 by KXEL

Man arrested in slaying of Cedar Rapids woman

A 43-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of a woman at a Cedar Rapids home. Cedar Rapids police say Shawn Crowley was taken into custody on Monday and is charged with first-degree murder. Crowley is accused of killing…

posted 2014-07-01 06:49:15 by KXEL

2014-06-30

Disaster proclamation issued for 5 Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for five counties affected by recent severe weather in Iowa. Branstad's proclamation Monday means state resources can be used to respond to ongoing flooding and severe weather that began Wednesday in the…

posted 2014-06-30 18:54:27 by KXEL

1 dead, 1 hurt after severe weather in Iowa

Authorities say a man has been killed in a building collapse caused by severe weather in eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says strong winds blew through the small community of Fairfax on Monday and caused extensive damage to…

posted 2014-06-30 18:51:16 by KXEL

Damage reported following severe weather

Damage including flooded roads and downed power lines has been reported around Iowa as severe weather packing heavy rain and large hail moved through the state. The National Weather Service says it received dozens of reports Monday about damage caused…

posted 2014-06-30 18:45:37 by KXEL

Des Moines Diocese places priest on leave

The bishop of the Des Moines Diocese has place a priest on indefinite administrative leave after finding a decades-old allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was credible. The diocese says in a news release Monday that Bishop Richard Pate…

posted 2014-06-30 18:44:18 by KXEL

Iowa DNR warns against boating on Mississippi

Officials are warning people to stay away from boating on the Mississippi River along the eastern border of Iowa because of flooding. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Monday that high water has placed large…

posted 2014-06-30 18:42:34 by KXEL

Trees, power lines down in Cedar Rapids

Damage continues to be reported throughout Cedar Rapids as the most recent round of severe thunderstorms has impacted the community. There are reports of several trees and power lines down.  Police officers and firefighters are responding to dozens of calls…

posted 2014-06-30 16:20:13 by KXEL

Audit questions payments to Iowa worker's business

Auditors say a state-run center for the disabled improperly awarded dozens of no-bid construction contracts to the family business of a high-ranking Iowa purchasing official. State Auditor Mary Mosiman released findings Monday of an investigation into Department of Administrative Services…

posted 2014-06-30 16:17:12 by KXEL

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