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2014-06-26

2-year-old girl dies after being found in pool

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old girl has died after being found unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says the girl was found about 10 a.m. Wednesday in a pool in the small eastern Iowa…

posted 2014-06-26 20:20:40 by KXEL

Man who died in motorcycle-truck crash identified

Cedar Rapids police have released the name of the man who died in an accident involving a motorcycle and truck on Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded to the intersection of Center Point Road and 32nd Street NE shortly after 5:00 p.m.…

posted 2014-06-26 13:31:12 by KXEL

Some state parks reopen after flooding

Officials say some Iowa state parks affected by recent flooding are open for visitors. The Department of Natural Resources says George Wyth State Park will reopen Friday.  Backbone State Park's lower road will open Friday, though the campground was not…

posted 2014-06-26 13:18:55 by KXEL

Woman charged in hatchet slaying to plead guilty

A woman accused in the hatchet slaying of a Fort Dodge man is expected to plead guilty after making a deal with prosecutors. Prosecutor Cori Kuhn Coleman won't say publicly what the plea agreement with Holly Ekstrom includes, but Coleman…

posted 2014-06-26 09:45:24 by KXEL

Maquoketa woman accused of embezzlement

A 46-year-old eastern Iowa woman has been accused of embezzling about $30,000 from her employer. Theresa Ehlers of Maquoketa is charged with theft. Police say Ehlers took the money from the daily deposit when she was managing a convenience store…

posted 2014-06-26 08:30:20 by KXEL

Girl found in ditch, pronounced dead at hospital

A 2-year-old girl was found face-down in a ditch filled with water in rural Dallas County and pronounced dead after being rushed to a Des Moines hospital. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says Deja Ramynke was playing with two…

posted 2014-06-26 05:52:13 by KXEL

2014-06-25

Iowa City starts work on elementary school

Crews have begun work on the first new school in Iowa City in more than 20 years. Officials and students gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday at the 16-acre site of the new school. The roughly 65,000-square-foot school is scheduled…

posted 2014-06-25 20:53:03 by KXEL

Boy who escaped from training school apprehended

The Iowa Department of Human Services says the last of eight students who ran from the Eldora State Training School in April has been apprehended. The agency announced Wednesday that the student was taken into custody overnight in Scott County.…

posted 2014-06-25 20:51:49 by KXEL

Man pulled from Shell Rock River dies at hospital

A 79-year-old Mason City man who was rescued from the Shell Rock River last weekend has died. A spokeswoman at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa on Wednesday said that Donald Bakken had died. Bakken was pulled from the Shell Rock River…

posted 2014-06-25 20:50:21 by KXEL

Charles City considers generating power at dam

A company is expressing interest in generating electricity from the Main Street Dam in Charles City. A representative of A-One Geothermal Inc. spoke Monday at a City Council meeting and outlined plans for the dam. Dale McNair says the Earlham-based…

posted 2014-06-25 13:43:13 by KXEL

Panel questions attorney about settlement deals

A former attorney for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services says he and Gov. Terry Branstad's top lawyer discussed settlement agreements with state employees that included confidentiality clauses. Ryan Lamb, who left the agency earlier this year, testified Wednesday before…

posted 2014-06-25 13:42:08 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids bank robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids police responded to an armed robbery of the Guaranty Bank at 191 Jacolyn Drive NW at 10:10 Wednesday morning. A white male wearing a white shirt, dark pants, and tennis shoes entered the bank, displayed a handgun and…

posted 2014-06-25 13:36:53 by KXEL

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