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2014-07-10

Texas company proposes oil pipeline through Iowa

A Texas company wants to run through Iowa an underground pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Illinois. The pipeline route in Iowa would begin in Lyon County and slice southeast through 15 other…

posted 2014-07-10 06:46:03 by KXEL

Authorities locate, interviewing Shaun Hogan

A man Linn County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe has information about a woman’s body found near Walker on Wednesday morning has been located. Authorities had been looking for 35-year-old Shaun Hogan since identifying him as a suspect in the abduction…

posted 2014-07-10 05:47:47 by KXEL

2014-07-09

Branstad issues disaster proclamation after floods

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for seven Iowa counties in response to recent storms and flooding. Branstad made the announcement Wednesday.  The counties covered are Audubon, Grundy, Ida, Jasper, Keokuk, Poweshiek and Washington.  The proclamation means…

posted 2014-07-09 21:51:35 by KXEL

Jury finds man with cancer guilty in pot case

An Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to treat his cancer has been found guilty of drug charges. A jury returned the verdict Wednesday for Benton Mackenzie in Scott County District Court.  His wife and adult son were also…

posted 2014-07-09 14:57:55 by KXEL

Police search home of inmate's mother

Authorities have seized a computer and flash drives from the Iowa home of a woman whose daughter was convicted of a high-profile murder, based on a search warrant alleging the two worked together to harass prosecution witnesses by spreading defamatory…

posted 2014-07-09 13:48:21 by KXEL

Officials: Decorah eagle dies after electrocution

Researchers monitoring a young eagle in Decorah say the bird died after being electrocuted by a power line. The Raptor Resource Project says the male eaglet was near a utility pole Tuesday when it was electrocuted.  He suffered burns to…

posted 2014-07-09 13:08:24 by KXEL

Report disputes Branstad smaller government claims

A new report from a nonpartisan state agency questions whether Gov. Terry Branstad is cutting the cost and size of state government as he claims. Branstad insists the state is on track to meet his promised 15 percent reduction in…

posted 2014-07-09 13:06:15 by KXEL

Woman's body found on road near Walker

Local and state authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found on the Linn-Buchanan County line near Walker Wednesday morning. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said investigators were called to the scene on Linn-Buchanan Avenue, a quarter-mile…

posted 2014-07-09 12:53:46 by KXEL

Woman seeks to dismiss coach sex abuse case

A woman alleging she was molested by a female coach a decade ago while attending school in New London is dismissing a federal lawsuit against the school district. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, says in documents filed Tuesday an…

posted 2014-07-09 09:59:23 by KXEL

Firefighters save pigs from confinement fire

A farm owner says firefighters saved hundreds of pigs from a fire that destroyed one building and damaged another at the farm south of Waterloo, near Hudson. Peggy Hoskins said Wednesday that no one was injured in Tuesday afternoon's blaze…

posted 2014-07-09 08:27:52 by KXEL

Iowa DOT sets 2 schedules for harvesting hay

Iowa transportation officials have set two schedules for harvesting hay within state-maintained highways. The Iowa Department of Transportation says cool season grasses and forage legumes can be harvested between July 15 and Sept. 1.  Warm season native grasses can be…

posted 2014-07-09 05:56:53 by KXEL

Iowa State University changes crop specialists

Iowa State University is revising the way its crop specialists work with farmers on the best ways to plant and care for soybeans and corn. Traditionally corn specialists worked with corn growers and soybean specialists worked with soybean producers.  Now,…

posted 2014-07-09 05:55:19 by KXEL

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