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2014-06-28

Zebra mussel found in Lake Cornelia

The Department of Natural Resources says a zebra mussel was recently found at Lake Cornelia in Wright County.. The DNR announced Friday that no other zebra mussel have been found in the lake northeast of Clarion.  The mussels in their…

posted 2014-06-28 07:26:29 by KXEL

2014-06-27

Worker dangling from top of state building rescued

The Des Moines Fire Department has rescued a man who fell about 14 feet from the top of a state building before being caught by a safety harness. Fire Department spokesman Capt. Steve Brown says the unidentified man was to…

posted 2014-06-27 15:41:47 by KXEL

Johnson County says inmate died of heart disease

Authorities say an inmate found unresponsive at the Johnson County Jail in May died of hypertensive heart disease. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy revealed the cause of death for 47-year-old Gwendolyn Bolen of Coralville.  Those results were…

posted 2014-06-27 15:24:13 by KXEL

Toddler who died in swimming mishap identified

Authorities have released the name of a toddler who died in a family swimming pool in Lamont on Wednesday. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the grandparents were watching the children inside the home when 2-year-old Kiarra Starks wandered away. …

posted 2014-06-27 14:58:38 by KXEL

Branstad orders flags lowered to honor Marine

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff in honor of a Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan. Branstad ordered that flags be lowered from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday…

posted 2014-06-27 14:53:25 by KXEL

Ames boy dies while riding bike

A 13-year-old boy has died after the bicycle he was riding collided with a vehicle near Ames. Timothy Jenks was killed Thursday afternoon while riding his bike southeast of Ames. The Story County Sheriff's Office says Jenks was riding with…

posted 2014-06-27 14:19:44 by KXEL

Black Hawk County updates sandbag locations

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission is announcing locations where residents may pick up sandbags. Areas identified are:Waterloo Residents – Waste Management at 3505 Easton Avenue and residents must show proof of address.  Bags available 24 hours, after 4:00pm…

posted 2014-06-27 10:17:20 by KXEL

Alissa Richards named principal at Central Middle School

The Waterloo Schools has hired Alissa Richards as the new principal at Central Middle School. Richards fills the position being vacated by John Netty who is leaving the district.  Pending board approval, Richards will start July 1. Richards has been…

posted 2014-06-27 09:42:07 by KXEL

Des Moines developer owes city for past due loans

A architect and developer owes Des Moines more than $1 million for loans he received for projects officials have lauded for spurring development in the East Village area. Kirk Blunck is long overdue for repaying loans he received in the…

posted 2014-06-27 09:40:27 by KXEL

Court: Chiropractic college must accommodate blind

The Iowa Supreme Court says a leading chiropractic college must make accommodations to allow a blind student to pursue a degree. The court ruled 5-2 on Friday that Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport must readmit Aaron Cannon and allow…

posted 2014-06-27 09:37:17 by KXEL

Another Herky statue damaged in Iowa City

Another Herky statue has been damaged in Iowa City. Damage to the Organic Herky statue was noted Friday morning. Joshua Schamberger, who heads the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, says it appears the damage was due to someone…

posted 2014-06-27 09:35:41 by KXEL

Dubuque man gets 2 years for arson outside store

A 46-year-old Dubuque man accused of setting a gas pump ablaze outside a convenience store has been given two years in prison. Richard Huffman was sentenced on Tuesday.  Huffman pleaded guilty to a lesser arson charge after making a deal…

posted 2014-06-27 08:18:21 by KXEL

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