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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

Dubuque couple save pup swimming in Mississippi River

A puppy named Misha is lucky an alert Dubuque couple noticed the dog struggling amid debris in the Mississippi River. Kathy and Kevin Vaughn were boating south of Dubuque, near Massey Marina, when Kathy noted there was a lot of…

posted 2014-06-24 05:52:51 by KXEL

Jury selection will continue in Mason City murder trial

Jury selection will continue in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy in Mason City. Lawyers on Monday began questioning 32 potential jurors for the trial of 38-year-old Michael Cisneros in…

posted 2014-06-24 05:51:32 by KXEL

Judge rejects challenge to arbitrator's 'hearing'

A judge says a company wasn't deprived of a fair hearing in an Iowa construction dispute by an arbitrator accused of having hearing problems and falling asleep. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade last week rejected a challenge by Dustex Corp.…

posted 2014-06-24 05:50:36 by KXEL

2014-06-23

Cedar Rapids soldier killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense says a Marine from Iowa has died in Afghanistan. A statement from the Marines says Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, an area in…

posted 2014-06-23 14:22:38 by KXEL

Waterloo reschedules July 4th garbage routes

The City of Waterloo is rescheduling garbage routes due to the July 4th holiday. Public Works Superintendent Mark Rice says the Friday routes will be picked up Monday, July 7th. Residents should have their carts at the curb no later…

posted 2014-06-23 13:24:14 by KXEL

Marion launches new website and mobile app

The City of Marion officially launched its new website, www.cityofmarion.org, incorporating a fresh look, improved navigation and new interactive tools. At the same time, the City unveiled its first mobile application for iOS and Android devices, providing residents with greater…

posted 2014-06-23 13:19:59 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids prepared for river crest

The City’s Incident Management Team has preparations in place to handle rising river levels. The Cedar River is predicted to crest just over 17 feet on Tuesday, the fifth time in 10 years that river has been higher than 15…

posted 2014-06-23 13:14:24 by KXEL

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