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2014-06-18

Scientists find mammoth bone near Oskaloosa

A group of scientists have found a mammoth bone at a dig site in southern Iowa's rural Mahaska County. The group was cleaning up mud and other debris when they made the discovery Saturday. Researcher Holmes Semken says that the…

posted 2014-06-18 06:25:15 by KXEL

2 tornadoes confirmed in Clarksville

Kenny Roose says it took a twister about 30 seconds to rip apart his farmstead near Clarksville. Roose said Tuesday that, "Basically, everything is gone, except for the house." The National Weather Service says two tornadoes struck the Clarksville area…

posted 2014-06-18 06:22:49 by KXEL

2014-06-17

Dubuque County will buy 60 stun guns for deputies

Dubuque County is moving ahead with the purchase of 60 stun guns with a goal of reducing injuries to deputies and suspects. The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the stun guns. Sheriff Don…

posted 2014-06-17 15:05:57 by KXEL

Group opposes West Branch hog confinement project

A group is opposing a West Branch man's application to build a nearly 2,500-head hog confinement facility along the Johnson-Cedar county line. Ray Slach wants to add the building to one of his existing swine operations.  The project would bring…

posted 2014-06-17 14:09:42 by KXEL

2 killed in Linn County chain reaction crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a four-vehicle crash near Mount Vernon left two people dead and several others injured Monday afternoon. Deputies say three vehicles were northbound on Highway 1 just south of Abbe Hills Road around 4:12 p.m.…

posted 2014-06-17 13:51:12 by KXEL

Waterloo woman accused of setting husband's items on fire

A Waterloo woman has been accused of setting her husband's belongings on fire. Police say 39-year-old Sharon Denise Harrington was arrested early Monday.  She faces a third-degree arson charge. Harrington is accused of destroying clothes and other items at a…

posted 2014-06-17 13:24:58 by KXEL

Iowa veterans on Honor Flight to visit memorials

A group of veterans in Waterloo have boarded an Honor Flight to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C. The veterans and others departed Tuesday morning and are expected to return in the evening.  The departure marks the 10th Honor Flight…

posted 2014-06-17 13:23:10 by KXEL

6 injured at Lost Island Water Park

Officials at a Waterloo amusement park say six people received minor injuries when two pieces of equipment on an attraction collided. Lost Island Water Park says the incident occurred Monday afternoon on the Wailua Kapua water coaster slide. Park manager…

posted 2014-06-17 11:57:54 by KXEL

Cedar Falls to open compost facility for storm debris

The Cedar Falls Public Works Department has opened the seasonal compost facility on East Main St to accommodate residents who had storm damage. Public Works Operations and Maintenance Manager Brian Heath says citizens should only bring in debris associated with…

posted 2014-06-17 09:34:18 by KXEL

Professors group ends probe at UNI

A national professors group has closed its investigation of 2012 program cuts at the University of Northern Iowa. The American Association of University Professors announced Monday that it was closing its investigation.  Joe Gorton is United Faculty president and president…

posted 2014-06-17 09:32:36 by KXEL

Hatch picks Monica Vernon as running mate

Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch has chosen a Cedar Rapids city councilwoman as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Gov. Terry Branstad in November. Hatch is announcing in Cedar Rapids that Monica Vernon is his choice to run alongside…

posted 2014-06-17 08:52:54 by KXEL

Daughter of Desmond Tutu will speak at Drake

Naomi Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak Friday morning at Drake University. Naomi Tutu, who was born in South Africa and now lives in Nashville, will speak about "Our Shared Humanity" in a…

posted 2014-06-17 08:36:02 by KXEL

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