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2014-06-21

Documents: Iowa hospital patients not told of risk

Documents in an unemployment benefits case show that a Council Bluffs hospital administrator resigned his post last year after his superiors refused to tell patients that surgical instruments used on them hadn't been properly sterilized. Robert Owen Burgin was a…

posted 2014-06-21 18:02:16 by KXEL

Dubuque closes floodgates as river nears crest

Officials in Dubuque have closed several floodgates as the National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi River will crest above flood stage in the coming days. The city closed the Ice Harbor floodgates on Friday as the National Weather Service predicts…

posted 2014-06-21 18:01:13 by KXEL

Police seek help in theft/vandalism case

The Cedar Falls Police Department is seeking the public’s help in an on-going theft and vandalism investigation. Police believe that the individuals in the photos below may have information that will help to solve an on-going theft and vandalism investigation.…

posted 2014-06-21 10:00:48 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids to close boat ramps Sunday

Due to heightened Cedar River water levels, the Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be closing boat ramps at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22nd. By closing the boat ramps, boats and other water craft are discouraged from being on the…

posted 2014-06-21 09:57:59 by KXEL

Sandbags available for Black Hawk County residents

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission has set up locations where residents may pick up sandbags. Areas identified are: Waterloo Residents – Waste Management at 3505 Easton Avenue, Waterloo residents only must show proof of address.  Bags available 24…

posted 2014-06-21 09:49:47 by KXEL

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center closed for clean-up

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has closed Cherry Hill Aquatic Center for maintenance and safety procedures. The facility is anticipated to reopen Wednesday, June 25 or Thursday, June 26. Glass was broken and entered the pool at a…

posted 2014-06-21 09:47:13 by KXEL

Swimming advisory issued for Beeds Lake

Officials have issued a swimming advisory for Beeds Lake in Hampton. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a recent water sample collected at the state park exceeded standard levels for E. coli. The water is not closed for swimming. …

posted 2014-06-21 09:44:39 by KXEL

Iowa accepts state's 19th safe haven baby

Iowa officials say they have taken custody of a newborn baby under the state's safe haven law. The state Department of Human Services said in a news release Friday that the baby boy was born at a hospital on June…

posted 2014-06-21 09:42:57 by KXEL

Disaster proclamation issued for Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for 13 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad's proclamation Friday allows state resources to be used for response and recovery efforts.  The affected counties are Buena Vista, Cherokee,…

posted 2014-06-21 09:41:06 by KXEL

Egg decorating contest returns to Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Egg Council is again sponsoring its Iowa State Fair egg decorating contest. Entrants must use a standard large-size chicken egg, and the egg's design and decoration must reflect the artist's personal style or something unique about Iowa.  Entrants…

posted 2014-06-21 09:39:03 by KXEL

2014-06-20

Camp lets disabled youth participate in athletics

About 20 people who use wheelchairs are joining for a sports camp in Cedar Falls where they can take part in activities ranging from basketball to rock climbing. The SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp lets participants use specialized wheelchairs…

posted 2014-06-20 13:21:03 by KXEL

Sea turtle lands in Dubuque after 3 plane rides

A young sea turtle found injured in Georgia last year has made a long trip to its new home in eastern Iowa. The rescued creature arrived Thursday at Dubuque's National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium after three flights and nearly…

posted 2014-06-20 13:20:07 by KXEL

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