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2014-06-28

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

Judge acquits woman in Waterloo stabbing death

A judge has acquitted a Cedar Falls woman in the 2013 stabbing death of her boyfriend. Judge George Stigler ruled Friday that 36-year-old Kristie Clark-Richardson acted in self-defense when she stabbed 38-year-old Keon Dale outside his Waterloo apartment in March…

posted 2014-06-28 07:30:33 by KXEL

Transit bus travels around Des Moines with artwork

A transit bus is traveling around Des Moines with artwork from four area artists. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority says the artists will exhibit their work on the interior of one DART bus. Artwork in the form of…

posted 2014-06-28 07:28:56 by KXEL

Zebra mussel found in Lake Cornelia

The Department of Natural Resources says a zebra mussel was recently found at Lake Cornelia in Wright County.. The DNR announced Friday that no other zebra mussel have been found in the lake northeast of Clarion.  The mussels in their…

posted 2014-06-28 07:26:29 by KXEL

2014-06-27

Worker dangling from top of state building rescued

The Des Moines Fire Department has rescued a man who fell about 14 feet from the top of a state building before being caught by a safety harness. Fire Department spokesman Capt. Steve Brown says the unidentified man was to…

posted 2014-06-27 15:41:47 by KXEL

Johnson County says inmate died of heart disease

Authorities say an inmate found unresponsive at the Johnson County Jail in May died of hypertensive heart disease. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy revealed the cause of death for 47-year-old Gwendolyn Bolen of Coralville.  Those results were…

posted 2014-06-27 15:24:13 by KXEL

Toddler who died in swimming mishap identified

Authorities have released the name of a toddler who died in a family swimming pool in Lamont on Wednesday. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the grandparents were watching the children inside the home when 2-year-old Kiarra Starks wandered away. …

posted 2014-06-27 14:58:38 by KXEL

Branstad orders flags lowered to honor Marine

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff in honor of a Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan. Branstad ordered that flags be lowered from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday…

posted 2014-06-27 14:53:25 by KXEL

Ames boy dies while riding bike

A 13-year-old boy has died after the bicycle he was riding collided with a vehicle near Ames. Timothy Jenks was killed Thursday afternoon while riding his bike southeast of Ames. The Story County Sheriff's Office says Jenks was riding with…

posted 2014-06-27 14:19:44 by KXEL

Black Hawk County updates sandbag locations

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission is announcing locations where residents may pick up sandbags. Areas identified are:Waterloo Residents – Waste Management at 3505 Easton Avenue and residents must show proof of address.  Bags available 24 hours, after 4:00pm…

posted 2014-06-27 10:17:20 by KXEL

Alissa Richards named principal at Central Middle School

The Waterloo Schools has hired Alissa Richards as the new principal at Central Middle School. Richards fills the position being vacated by John Netty who is leaving the district.  Pending board approval, Richards will start July 1. Richards has been…

posted 2014-06-27 09:42:07 by KXEL

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