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2014-07-30

Three cases of West Nile Virus reported in Iowa

Although cases of West Nile virus are typically seen in early autumn in Iowa, three cases of the illness have already been reported in Iowa. Current surveillance data shows one case each in Clay, Monona, and Woodbury counties.  Sentinel sites…

posted 2014-07-30 09:57:00 by KXEL

Some special needs kids barred from fair rides

A Mississippi Valley Fair official has apologized to special needs kids and their parents after some of the children weren't allowed on some rides. Some employees of Tom Evans United Shows wouldn't let the kids get on the rides Tuesday,…

posted 2014-07-30 08:55:15 by KXEL

Fredericka bar destroyed by fire

An early morning fire destroyed the Bottomz Up Bar and Grill in Frederika. The call came in at 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The building was soon fully engulfed in flames.  Nobody was inside the building at the time of the fire…

posted 2014-07-30 07:22:52 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids murder case now in judge's hands

A Linn County judge is considering the fate of a 20-year-old man accused of killing a former women's basketball standout from Cedar Rapids. Closing arguments were completed Tuesday in the nonjury trial of Tajh Ross.  He was charged with first-degree…

posted 2014-07-30 06:22:29 by KXEL

Hot air balloon brushes power line at Indianola event

A hot air balloon brushed a power line and caused an outage at the National Balloon Classic near Indianola. An event official, Bill Clemons, says the balloon was on the ground Tuesday night when it touched the wire and then…

posted 2014-07-30 06:01:57 by KXEL

2014-07-29

Davenport man arrested after cheeseburger theft

Police say a Davenport man was found passed out in front of a convenience store with a stolen cheeseburger from the business in his pocket. Iowa City police say 34-year-old Eric A. Manning was arrested early Sunday near a Kum…

posted 2014-07-29 20:42:56 by KXEL

Food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime." Court records show that…

posted 2014-07-29 20:40:33 by KXEL

Branstad seeks federal aid to help Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad is seeking federal aid to help 22 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad said in a news release Tuesday that he signed a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a presidential disaster declaration. Funding from…

posted 2014-07-29 14:57:31 by KXEL

Deb Krebill named Marion's fire chief

Deb Krebill, who has served with the Marion Fire Department since 1991, has been named the city's next fire chief. “Chief Krebill has been with Marion Fire Department for more than 20 years and has served in numerous leadership capacities,”…

posted 2014-07-29 14:04:32 by KXEL

Young's foes: Grassley work proves insider claim

Democrats trying to pick up a Republican-held congressional seat in Iowa are seizing on disclosure records about the GOP candidate that they say gives heft to their charge that he's a Washington insider. The records show that Republican nominee David…

posted 2014-07-29 13:56:10 by KXEL

Iowa lottery sales fall 7 percent

Iowa Lottery sales have fallen 7.4 percent over the past year, a drop lottery officials attribute to a rough winter that altered customers' buying habits and fewer extremely high jackpots that drive up sales. Overall lottery sales dipped to $314…

posted 2014-07-29 10:21:08 by KXEL

Two injured in 2-car crash in Bremer County

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning. Deputies were sent to the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road V-43 at 4:39 a.m. Detective Dave MacDonald says an SUV driven…

posted 2014-07-29 10:16:34 by KXEL

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