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2014-05-28

Park officials ask campers to burn all firewood

Park officials are asking Iowa campers to burn all their firewood to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. In Black Hawk County, park staff began making that request to Memorial Day weekend campers in hopes that wood carrying…

posted 2014-05-28 09:51:05 by KXEL

Charles City woman cited in crash that killed motorcyclist

A Charles City woman has been ticketed for a crash last week that killed a Nora Springs motorcyclist. Authorities say 23-year-old Stephanie Rae Mercer was cited for the May 21 crash that killed 66-year-old David Crowe. The Iowa State Patrol…

posted 2014-05-28 09:49:37 by KXEL

Iowans can fish without a license June 6-8

Iowans can fish without a license during an annual free fishing weekend being held June 6-8. Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, says the hope is that people new to fishing will enjoy the…

posted 2014-05-28 06:46:24 by KXEL

Iowa regents to consider major shift in funding

The Board of Regents will consider a plan next week that could redistribute tens of millions of dollars away from the University of Iowa to the other two universities. The plan would change a practice in which lawmakers set the…

posted 2014-05-28 06:45:38 by KXEL

World War I trenches unearthed at Camp Dodge

The Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge in Johnston has quite a history dating back to World War I. Excavation is underway at the camp as part of an archaeological dig to learn more about the World War I…

posted 2014-05-28 06:44:50 by KXEL

Man injured in Waterloo shooting

For the second time in less than a week, Waterloo police were called to 303 Logan Avenue to investigate a report of gunfire. Police say Tuesday’s shooting sent one person to the hospital.  The name of the victim and his…

posted 2014-05-28 04:32:48 by KXEL

2014-05-27

Jury convicts woman in death of daughter-in-law

A jury has convicted an Iowa woman of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter-in-law. Jurors took only about two hours Tuesday to convict 57-year-old Ginger Jefferson in the stabbing death of Kerry O'Clair-Jefferson. Authorities say the 32-year-old O'Clair-Jefferson…

posted 2014-05-27 21:21:50 by KXEL

Iowa State proposes center for soybean research

Iowa State University is proposing a new research center designed to improve the productivity and profit of soybean farmers. The plan released Tuesday would create the Iowa Soybean Research Center in the school's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The…

posted 2014-05-27 21:20:36 by KXEL

USDA Rural Development has $11 million for home purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has $11 million available to help low-income residents in rural Iowa buy homes with no down payments required. The USDA Rural Development program requires homes to be purchased in communities of less than…

posted 2014-05-27 21:17:52 by KXEL

Iowa farmers catch up on planting, exceed average

Iowa farmers, for the first time this season, are ahead of the five-year average for planting corn and soybean acres. Warm temperatures and below normal precipitation allowed soybean planting and crop progress to rapidly advance during the week that ended…

posted 2014-05-27 21:16:42 by KXEL

Storm floods ag extension office in Fort Dodge

The Webster County agriculture extension office has been closed for a few days because of flooding. The Iowa State University extension office in Fort Dodge has water damage from a storm Monday night. Office manager Ally Zagers says Tuesday "everything…

posted 2014-05-27 21:15:19 by KXEL

One hospitalized after Waterloo crash

Waterloo police continue to investigate a two-vehicle accident that sent one driver was sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Waterloo Police and Fire Rescue were sent to the intersection of University and Ansborough avenues at 12:48 p.m. Police Captain Tim…

posted 2014-05-27 14:56:10 by KXEL

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