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2014-06-25

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

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

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