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Authorities release name of pilot in Fairfield crash

Authorities say the owner was piloting his plane when it crashed into a cornfield near the Fairfield airport in southeast Iowa. The pilot was alone in the plane when it came down a little before noon on Sunday just east…

posted 2014-06-24 08:08:46 by KXEL

West Liberty Foods buys assets of Illinois firm

West Liberty Foods LLC says it has bought substantially all of the assets of an Illinois company that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The purchase of Bolingbrook, Illinois-based Quantum Foods was announced on Monday.  The transaction was valued…

posted 2014-06-24 06:44:58 by KXEL

Iowa rainfall last week 3 times normal

Rainfall totals are in for last week and they confirm it was indeed a very wet week in Iowa. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the statewide average rainfall was nearly 3.7 inches, three times the normal 1.2 inches.  It was…

posted 2014-06-24 05:54:10 by KXEL

Dubuque couple save pup swimming in Mississippi River

A puppy named Misha is lucky an alert Dubuque couple noticed the dog struggling amid debris in the Mississippi River. Kathy and Kevin Vaughn were boating south of Dubuque, near Massey Marina, when Kathy noted there was a lot of…

posted 2014-06-24 05:52:51 by KXEL

Jury selection will continue in Mason City murder trial

Jury selection will continue in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy in Mason City. Lawyers on Monday began questioning 32 potential jurors for the trial of 38-year-old Michael Cisneros in…

posted 2014-06-24 05:51:32 by KXEL

Judge rejects challenge to arbitrator's 'hearing'

A judge says a company wasn't deprived of a fair hearing in an Iowa construction dispute by an arbitrator accused of having hearing problems and falling asleep. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade last week rejected a challenge by Dustex Corp.…

posted 2014-06-24 05:50:36 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 month ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago