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2014-07-11

Emerald ash borer found in Henry County

Officials say larva found on a tree in Henry County has been identified as an emerald ash borer. A team that includes officials from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a news release Friday that the…

posted 2014-07-11 10:04:53 by KXEL

Supreme Court upholds Iowa water quality regulations

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld water quality regulations that business and farm groups say are costly and burdensome. The rules require anyone with new or expanded wastewater discharges into waterways to seek permits and certification from the state. The…

posted 2014-07-11 09:04:27 by KXEL

4-year-old assaulted near Des Moines apartment

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted outside her northwest Des Moines apartment building. Police say the girl was playing outside with her 6-year-old brother on Wednesday when a man she didn't know led her away to a…

posted 2014-07-11 08:16:53 by KXEL

Officials say Ames pool slides supports repaired

The slides at the Furman Aquatic Center in Ames have been repaired so they can be reopened to public use. Officials say the welding work was completed Wednesday on the structural supports for the drop slide and tube slides. Center…

posted 2014-07-11 08:16:04 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court to decide solar energy dispute

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule in a dispute over the future of solar energy in Iowa. The court expects to decide Friday whether solar energy companies can sell electricity directly to businesses and governments. Regulated utility companies…

posted 2014-07-11 08:14:45 by KXEL

2014-07-10

Branstad issues disaster order for 4 Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad is issuing a disaster proclamation for four Iowa counties affected by flooding and damage from recent storms. The proclamation issued Thursday covers Benton, Butler, Mahaska and Tama counties.  It means state resources can be used to respond…

posted 2014-07-10 21:33:18 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested in death of woman

A Waterloo man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a woman found in the middle of a rural road. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan was taken into custody Thursday…

posted 2014-07-10 21:30:35 by KXEL

Mercy Health Network gets $10 million federal grant

Hospitals and clinics affiliated with Mercy Medical Centers in Des Moines, Mason City, and Sioux City have won a $10.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money will help implement a new system…

posted 2014-07-10 21:29:27 by KXEL

Rudd woman gets probation in neglect case

A Rudd woman has been given probation for leaving more than a dozen residents alone at an assisted living center. Officials say 54-year-old Debra Jean Ihrig was recently given deferred judgment and probation on charges of neglect or abandonment of…

posted 2014-07-10 21:27:28 by KXEL

Fire at Cedar Rapids recycling center injures 1

Firefighters have contained a fire at a Cedar Rapids recycling center that produced black smoke for miles and injured one person. City officials say the fire was reported Thursday morning in the scrap yard of CC Recycling.  Responding firefighters found…

posted 2014-07-10 16:10:33 by KXEL

Police: Solon man tried to blackmail Iowa City school

An eastern Iowa man has been accused of trying to blackmail administrators who oversee a major high school football program. Iowa City police say Daniel Lee Stone of Solon was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to several letters…

posted 2014-07-10 16:08:52 by KXEL

Appel reports more than $725,000 for House race

Democrat Staci Appel says she has more than $725,000 in the bank for her run in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Appel's campaign reported Thursday that the former state lawmaker raised more than $425,000 during the 2nd quarter of the year,…

posted 2014-07-10 12:00:27 by KXEL

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