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2014-08-04

Work closes bridge linking Davenport, Rock Island

One of the Mississippi River bridges linking the Quad Cities has closed to allow work on the span. The Centennial Bridge linking Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, closed Sunday.  The contractor can keep the bridge closed up to 35…

posted 2014-08-04 08:35:29 by KXEL

Gas leak causes service outage in Mason City

Nearly 640 Mason City customers lost their service because of a natural gas leak. Authorities say a dozen houses, a church and an apartment building were evacuated for about 90 minutes on Sunday morning because of the potential for fire.…

posted 2014-08-04 06:44:07 by KXEL

Former Mid-Prairie district official pleads not guilty

A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has pleaded not guilty to stealing around $7,000 through an employee credit card. Online court records say 41-year-old Cindy Steege of North Liberty made her plea last month in Washington…

posted 2014-08-04 05:49:16 by KXEL

Teens killed in collision were school friends

Iowa authorities say the four people killed in a collision were 14-year-old recent graduates of Drexler Middle School. The boys were friends from the Epworth area. Authorities say the crash occurred Saturday afternoon when a pickup pulling a livestock trailer…

posted 2014-08-04 05:24:43 by KXEL

Indianola council to reconsider pet ordinance

Indianola city leaders are deciding whether they will enforce a ban on pet chickens and ducks within city limits. City officials knew resident kept birds as pets but hadn't enforced the ordinance.  That changed in June when the city ordered…

posted 2014-08-04 05:23:00 by KXEL

2014-08-03

10 injured in boating accident on Clear Lake

Four people were hospitalized and six others were injured after an early morning boating accident on Clear Lake. Authorities were called to the northern Iowa lake shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a…

posted 2014-08-03 20:30:50 by KXEL

Dysart woman dies in head-on crash

The Iowa State Patrol said one person is dead and two others injured after a head-on crash east of Traer Saturday afternoon. The patrol said it happened near Highway 8 and T Avenue just after 2 p.m.Troopers said 56-year-old Debra…

posted 2014-08-03 08:26:58 by KXEL

Atalissa bunkhouse were workers were abused torn down

Officials have torn down a bug-infested, hazardous bunkhouse that had held more than 30 mentally disabled Iowa plant workers subjected to years of abuse by their handlers. The bunkhouse in Atalissa was demolished about a week ago. Several town residents…

posted 2014-08-03 08:21:29 by KXEL

External funding for University of Iowa up in 2014

University of Iowa officials say the institution raised nearly $516 million in funding from outside sources in the 2014 fiscal year — nearly $10 million more than last year. The biggest gains were in research funding, which makes up the…

posted 2014-08-03 08:18:51 by KXEL

Authorities identify victims of Dubuque County crash

A two-vehicle crash killed four people near the eastern Iowa city of Epworth. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when a pickup truck pulling a livestock trailer apparently didn't stop at a stop…

posted 2014-08-03 08:14:35 by KXEL

Branstad to open teacher summit

Gov. Terry Branstad will be talking to educators from around the state about the importance of taking on leadership roles. Branstad will give opening remarks Monday at the state-sponsored Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium. This event will be held…

posted 2014-08-03 08:11:53 by KXEL

Proposed oil pipeline faces regulatory hurdles

A Texas company seeking to run an underground oil pipeline through Iowa has a laborious approval process to get through before it can start digging. Energy Transfer Partners LP is behind the project, which would carry crude oil from the…

posted 2014-08-03 08:10:32 by KXEL

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