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2014-06-11

'Field of Dreams' town prepares for anniversary

Local officials are finishing preparations for this weekend's party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the "Field of Dreams" movie. More than 11,000 people are expected to visit the field near Dyersville in northeast Iowa on Friday and Saturday.  There will…

posted 2014-06-11 09:59:47 by KXEL

Cunningham School awarded $1.5 million grant

Waterloo Schools has been awarded a 1.5 million-dollar School Improvement Grant (SIG) for the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence. The district is receiving nearly half of the just over three-million awarded to Iowa from the United States Department of…

posted 2014-06-11 08:50:23 by KXEL

Iowa regents to release details on possible cuts

The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to release a list of potential ways to cut costs that a consultant has identified at the state's three public universities. The board says it will release a summary Wednesday of the findings…

posted 2014-06-11 06:48:29 by KXEL

Grant funds plastic benches in Clear Lake parks

The city of Clear Lake, two state parks and a Fareway grocery store in Clear Lake have joined to buy and install seven park benches made of recycled plastic. Three of the benches were placed at Fieldstone Park in Clear…

posted 2014-06-11 06:47:30 by KXEL

Ex-Mason City human rights board leader sues city

The former Mason City Human Rights Commission director has sued the city and several officials, alleging age and race discrimination. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Lionel Foster also alleges retaliation, interference with his civil rights, violation of the Iowa state…

posted 2014-06-11 06:46:33 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested for June 9th shooting

A Waterloo man has been arrested on weapons charges. At around 8:30 Tuesday night, officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team attempted to make contact with 20-year-old Juwon Culpepper in the 700 block of Logan Avenue about…

posted 2014-06-11 06:26:46 by KXEL

2014-06-10

Des Moines airport board backs new terminal

The Des Moines Airport Authority Board has unanimously approved a plan for a $468 million terminal, but officials acknowledge they don't know how to pay for the project. The plan approved Tuesday would replace the current 66-year-old terminal with a…

posted 2014-06-10 21:17:18 by KXEL

Trailer topples, spilling pigs out near Boone

Up to 200 pigs spilled out of a truck after it rolled onto its side in a rural area southwest of Boone. A truck and trailer toppled over Tuesday morning at an intersection in the small community of Berkley, about…

posted 2014-06-10 21:15:41 by KXEL

Waterloo says blighted homes will be demolished

Waterloo officials are giving up on efforts to sell some blighted homes, and they'll now be demolished. The City Council on Monday cancelled plans to sell one house after no one submitted a bid to buy and renovate it. There…

posted 2014-06-10 21:14:16 by KXEL

Webster City man died of blunt force trauma

Authorities say a man found dead in a Webster City home died of blunt force trauma during a fight with his son. The Iowa Department of Public Safety made the announcement Tuesday after authorities finished an autopsy on 61-year-old Steven…

posted 2014-06-10 21:12:22 by KXEL

Police officer shoots, injures pit bull

A Waterloo police officer shot and wounded a pit bull early Tuesday morning. Officers were near the intersection of Longfellow Avenue and West Parker Street to direct traffic for the Tractorcade in town. Lt. Mike McNamee says the officers were…

posted 2014-06-10 14:16:43 by KXEL

Prospect Meadows receives $1.3 million RISE grant

The commission for the Iowa Department of Transportation unanimously approved Linn County’s application for a Revitalizing Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant Tuesday morning. The money will be given to Prospect Meadows.  The total RISE application was for just under $2.6…

posted 2014-06-10 13:20:29 by KXEL

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