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2014-07-09

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

Nashua police chief demoted back to officer

The police chief of a northern Iowa city has been demoted back to officer. The Nashua City Council made that decision on Monday regarding the city's chief, Ernie Willsher. Mayor Deanne Lantow said in the demotion notice to Willsher on…

posted 2014-07-09 05:54:28 by KXEL

2014-07-08

Iowa City woman accused of attacking friend's husband

An Iowa City woman has been accused of attacking her friend's husband with knives, a wrench and a golf club. Iowa City police say 27-year-old Stephanie S. Fisher had a verbal altercation with the man Monday night that turned physical.…

posted 2014-07-08 20:07:32 by KXEL

Medicaid director resigns to take UI job

The state's Medicaid director has resigned to take a job with the University of Iowa. The Iowa Department of Human Services says Jennifer Vermeer's resignation will be effective Aug. 21.  She is leaving to become the new assistant vice president…

posted 2014-07-08 20:06:22 by KXEL

Disaster proclamation issued for Iowa counties

A disaster proclamation has been issued for three Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Gov. Terry Branstad says a proclamation was issued Tuesday for Polk County, following a proclamation Monday for Scott and Shelby counties. The governor's office says…

posted 2014-07-08 20:05:07 by KXEL

Officials: Remains belong to WWII airman from Iowa

Officials say remains found in Germany in 2012 have been positively identified as belonging to a WWII airman from Iowa who went missing more than 69 years ago. The Iowa National Guard says Staff Sgt. Robert "Bobby" E. Howard of…

posted 2014-07-08 19:57:39 by KXEL

Jury begins deliberations in marijuana case

A jury has begun deliberations in the case of an eastern Iowa man who tried to use his rare cancer condition as a defense to marijuana-growing charges. Attorneys for both sides in the Benton Mackenzie case gave closing arguments Tuesday.…

posted 2014-07-08 19:56:06 by KXEL

Ames pool closes slides due to design cracks

An Ames pool has temporary closed its slides to the public because of design cracks. Officials at the Furman Aquatic Center said in a news release Tuesday that they recently discovered cracks in the structural supports of the drop slide…

posted 2014-07-08 12:04:22 by KXEL

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