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2014-07-02

Boating banned below Coralville Dam

Rising flood waters is prompting a boating ban on the Iowa River in Johnson County. In accordance with Chapter 462A.12 (5), Code of Iowa, The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office through the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center has issued a prohibition operation…

posted 2014-07-02 11:25:24 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids sandbag site closed

The forecast for water levels in the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids has recently been updated. Current projections estimate the crest at 16.8 feet, which creates significantly less flooding risk than previous estimates.  The city is no longer in need…

posted 2014-07-02 11:23:26 by KXEL

Park Road closed; Bucks homestand still on

The Waterloo Bucks have announced that Park Road, the only direct access to Riverfront Stadium, has been closed due to the Cedar River flooding. Despite the road closure, Bucks games at Riverfront this week are still scheduled to be played. …

posted 2014-07-02 11:20:48 by KXEL

Iowa's first commercial cellulosic ethanol made

A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch. Ethanol made from plant fiber is called cellulosic ethanol. It's been in research for…

posted 2014-07-02 11:18:56 by KXEL

Iowa State sued for barring logo use by pot group

A federal lawsuit says Iowa State officials wrongfully barred a pro-marijuana group from using the school's Cy logo on T-shirts that also were decorated with cannabis leaves. The lawsuit alleges that the school violated two students' constitutional rights by barring…

posted 2014-07-02 11:16:39 by KXEL

Jury convicts Marshalltown man in killing of woman

A Marshall County jury has convicted a Marshalltown man of second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a minivan. Jurors took about three hours Tuesday before finding 40-year-old Mathew Irving guilty in the killing…

posted 2014-07-02 11:14:56 by KXEL

2014-07-01

Body of missing teen found in Cedar Lake

After an exhaustive search, emergency personnel discovered the body of missing teenager Logan Blake Tuesday afternoon. Blake's body was discovered by firefighters around 4 p.m. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said firefighters working in a rescue boat found the…

posted 2014-07-01 21:07:18 by KXEL

Former Marines kayaking length of Mississippi

Two former Marines are raising money for a charity by kayaking the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Nic Doucette, of Jefferson, Wisconsin, and Gabe Vasquez, of Austin, Texas, stepped out of their kayaks Monday in Dubuque,…

posted 2014-07-01 21:04:49 by KXEL

Software issues lower sewer bills in North Liberty

Officials say a software error caused inaccurate bills to be sent to water and wastewater customers in North Liberty. City officials say the software error discovered Monday caused customers to be billed for only the minimum wastewater use in June,…

posted 2014-07-01 21:03:29 by KXEL

Weather officials confirm 3 tornadoes hit Iowa

Officials have confirmed three tornadoes hit Iowa during recent severe weather. The National Weather Service says three tornadoes hit Monday in south central and east central Iowa as severe weather packing heavy rain and hail moved across the state.  A…

posted 2014-07-01 21:01:55 by KXEL

Branstad issues another disaster proclamation

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued another disaster proclamation for counties affected by recent severe weather in Iowa. Branstad's proclamation Tuesday means state resources can be used to respond to ongoing flooding and severe weather in six additional counties.  They are…

posted 2014-07-01 21:00:45 by KXEL

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

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