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2014-06-30

Street flooding, hail, tornadoes reported

Officials say several tornadoes were reported in Iowa as severe weather packing heavy rain and hail moved through the state. The National Weather Service says spotters recorded several tornadoes Sunday along the U.S. Highway 20 corridor, along with funnel clouds.…

posted 2014-06-30 16:13:14 by KXEL

Grant will aid Benton County clock restoration

A state grant should help pay for repairs to a Benton County Courthouse clock that has been frozen in time for years. The State Historical Society of Iowa has approved a $32,000 grant for work on the clock atop the…

posted 2014-06-30 16:11:52 by KXEL

USDA: Farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

American farmers have planted less corn than in any year since 2010 but more soybeans than ever, as expected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual Acreage Report released Monday that farmers planted 91.6 million acres of corn.…

posted 2014-06-30 16:10:46 by KXEL

LeClaire boulder planned as 'freedom rock'

A 7½-ton rock has been lowered into place along the Mississippi River in LeClaire as residents work to establish another "freedom rock." When it's completed, it will be the 49th Iowa county with a rock covered by a patriotic mural…

posted 2014-06-30 16:09:14 by KXEL

2014-06-29

Patient accused of assaulting Waterloo nurse

A Waterloo man has been arrested on an assault charge. Waterloo police say the incident happened at around 4 p.m. Saturday at Allen Memorial Hospital.  Officers arrested 48-year-old Michael Flick for assault without intent to cause injury. Police say Flick…

posted 2014-06-29 17:54:27 by KXEL

Linn County man Injured when mini-bike crashes

A crash left a 42-year-old rural Cedar Rapids man injured Saturday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says James Steinman crashed his minibike in a yard at 3100 Wright Brothers Boulevard about 2:30 p.m.  Deputies say he wasn't wearing a…

posted 2014-06-29 17:43:10 by KXEL

Severe weather possible in Iowa, eastern Nebraska

Forecasters warn that strong storms and possibly tornadoes are possible in Iowa and eastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The National Weather Service says there is a moderate risk of severe weather in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Forecasters say the main threat…

posted 2014-06-29 17:39:36 by KXEL

Funeral held for Iowa Marine killed in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan is being remembered as a kind and strong young man. A large crowd attended Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff's funeral Sunday afternoon. Pastor Mark Hornback says he knows Wolff's family…

posted 2014-06-29 13:11:18 by KXEL

Former Waterloo Catholic church in bad shape

A former Catholic church and school is in bad shape, but it's not clear what will happen to the boarded-up buildings. Many residents are sad to see the former St. Mary's Catholic Church and School decaying since it closed in…

posted 2014-06-29 13:09:31 by KXEL

New Iowa laws going into effect on Tuesday

New state laws aimed at corn growers, drones and electronic cigarettes are set to go into effect Tuesday in Iowa. The laws will allow for potential increases in Iowa's corn promotion check-off, impose new restrictions on e-cigarettes and prohibit the…

posted 2014-06-29 09:10:23 by KXEL

Secretary of State candidates play down voter ID

The loud cry for voter ID and voter fraud investigations is fading to a whimper as Iowa's top election official prepares to leave and those seeking to replace him downplay the politically charged issues. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz…

posted 2014-06-29 09:06:29 by KXEL

2014-06-28

Grundy County man dies in farm accident

An 84-year-old Grundy County man has died after his tractor lunged forward and hit him. Harold Voss was trying to start his International 674 tractor Friday when the machine started and lunged forward, knocking him to the ground.  The accident…

posted 2014-06-28 19:55:16 by KXEL

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