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2014-07-31

Archer Daniels Midland settles EPA allegations

Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Company has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at facilities where it stored fuels and oil in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri. The Environmental Protection Agency says Decatur, Illinois-based ADM…

posted 2014-07-31 04:30:15 by KXEL

Iowa DNR: Goat grazing plan is working

An Iowa government official says the state's plan to use goats to clear away vegetation is an initial success. Iowa Department of Natural Resources supervisor Mike Steuck says the 60 goats have been munching away for two weeks at the…

posted 2014-07-31 04:27:38 by KXEL

2014-07-30

Divers find long-submerged Jeep in Des Moines lake

Member of a police dive team have discovered a stolen vehicle apparently submerged in a Des Moines lake for 16 years. The Metro Area Dive Team was practicing Wednesday at Easter Lake when they found the submerged Jeep. Officer David…

posted 2014-07-30 19:17:31 by KXEL

UNI AD calls for UNI-Dome improvements

The University of Northern Iowa's athletic director says the school needs to make improvements to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Troy Dannen said Wednesday that renovations to the stadium will be part of a broader campaign that is "a couple…

posted 2014-07-30 19:15:07 by KXEL

Fire-damaged eastern Iowa railroad bridge reopens

Officials say a railroad bridge has reopened in rural Dubuque County only a day after what appeared to be a devastating fire. Canadian Pacific Railway spokeswoman Salem Woodrow says the bridge just north of the Dubuque/Jackson county line reopened about…

posted 2014-07-30 19:13:53 by KXEL

Officers remove 46 pet rats from Des Moines home

Animal control officers removed 46 pet rats from a Des Moines homes but didn't charge the homeowners and let them keep a few of the rodents. Des Moines Police Sgt. James Butler says the homeowners cooperated with authorities. Animal control…

posted 2014-07-30 19:11:52 by KXEL

Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

Surveys show about 18 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but less than half that percentage acknowledge smoking when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. When Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield used federally required language to…

posted 2014-07-30 12:29:32 by KXEL

Waterloo woman charged in conspiracy to make meth

A Waterloo woman faces drug charges after police found items used to make methamphetamine in her vehicle. Waterloo police stopped a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Morgan Lea Myers in the area of Hammond Avenue and South Street at about 9:45…

posted 2014-07-30 11:40:15 by KXEL

Man stabbed in Waterloo domestic dispute

Waterloo police say a domestic dispute resulted in one peron being hospitalized with stab wounds early Wednesday morning. Officers arrested 61-year-old Patrick Lawrence Shurtleff for domestic assault with strangulation. Police were called to the Motel 6 at 2343 Logan Avenue…

posted 2014-07-30 11:07:26 by KXEL

Third party candidate on ballot for Iowa governor

A former Des Moines school board member will be on the ballot for governor as a third-party candidate. Jonathan Narcisse announced Tuesday he had been certified by the Iowa secretary of state's office to run as the Iowa Party candidate.…

posted 2014-07-30 10:40:08 by KXEL

Owner needs help keeping Clear Lake drive-in open

The owner of a drive-in restaurant that's been in business for decades in northern Iowa says he's looking for help to keep it open. The Barrel Drive-In in Clear Lake needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.  There's only…

posted 2014-07-30 10:17:20 by KXEL

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

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