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2014-06-25

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

Cedar River boat ramps to open at noon Friday

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will continue to keep the boat ramps closed until noon on Friday, June 27th due to heightened Cedar River water levels. By closing the boat ramps, boats and other water craft are discouraged from being…

posted 2014-06-25 13:27:23 by KXEL

Ellis Pool reopens this evening

Ellis Pool, at 2000 Ellis Boulevard NW in Cedar Rapids, will be closed due to high water from 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today (June 25). The lap swim from 11:15 a.m.to 12:15 p.m. and the open swim from 1:00…

posted 2014-06-25 11:18:03 by KXEL

Court: Districts must bargain over severance cuts

An appeals court says Iowa school districts cannot unilaterally cut employees' severance pay and must instead bargain any changes with unions. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday against the Fort Dodge school district, which proposed a plan in 2012…

posted 2014-06-25 10:11:33 by KXEL

One injured in I-380 rollover crash

One person was sent to the hospital following a rollover accident on Interstate 380 in Black Hawk County last night. At approximately 11:35 p.m., sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Interstate 380 near mile marker 56. Authorities say a…

posted 2014-06-25 06:55:05 by KXEL

Iowa City school board president resigns

The president of the Iowa City Community School Board has resigned from the board. Sally Hoelscher announced her resignation in an email to fellow board members late Tuesday. Hoelscher was elected to the board in 2011 and elected board president…

posted 2014-06-25 06:54:25 by KXEL

Jury selected for Mason City murder trial

A jury has been selected for the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a 20-month-old Mason City boy in 1994. Eight men and four women were sworn in Tuesday afternoon.  Four alternate jurors also were chosen.  Court…

posted 2014-06-25 06:01:19 by KXEL

Man dies in motorcycle-vehicle collision

Cedar Rapids police continue to investigate a deadly accident. At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Center Point Road Northeast and 32nd Street Northeast. Police say a vehicle traveling south on…

posted 2014-06-25 05:58:12 by KXEL

2014-06-24

Iowa's flooding rivers receding, the worst is over

While several rivers in Iowa are flooding, most of the overflowing water is confined to roads and parks near rivers and is not threatening homes or businesses. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Lee in Des Moines says Tuesday most rivers…

posted 2014-06-24 10:29:03 by KXEL

Renovation sought for vacant Fort Dodge building

A developer has proposed renovating the vacant Warden Plaza building in downtown Fort Dodge. The plan by Landover Corp. includes apartments, stores and offices. Landover President Richard Sova told the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday that the plan bring…

posted 2014-06-24 09:21:38 by KXEL

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