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2014-06-27

Branstad orders flags lowered to honor Marine

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff in honor of a Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan. Branstad ordered that flags be lowered from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday…

posted 2014-06-27 14:53:25 by KXEL

Ames boy dies while riding bike

A 13-year-old boy has died after the bicycle he was riding collided with a vehicle near Ames. Timothy Jenks was killed Thursday afternoon while riding his bike southeast of Ames. The Story County Sheriff's Office says Jenks was riding with…

posted 2014-06-27 14:19:44 by KXEL

Black Hawk County updates sandbag locations

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission is announcing locations where residents may pick up sandbags. Areas identified are:Waterloo Residents – Waste Management at 3505 Easton Avenue and residents must show proof of address.  Bags available 24 hours, after 4:00pm…

posted 2014-06-27 10:17:20 by KXEL

Alissa Richards named principal at Central Middle School

The Waterloo Schools has hired Alissa Richards as the new principal at Central Middle School. Richards fills the position being vacated by John Netty who is leaving the district.  Pending board approval, Richards will start July 1. Richards has been…

posted 2014-06-27 09:42:07 by KXEL

Des Moines developer owes city for past due loans

A architect and developer owes Des Moines more than $1 million for loans he received for projects officials have lauded for spurring development in the East Village area. Kirk Blunck is long overdue for repaying loans he received in the…

posted 2014-06-27 09:40:27 by KXEL

Court: Chiropractic college must accommodate blind

The Iowa Supreme Court says a leading chiropractic college must make accommodations to allow a blind student to pursue a degree. The court ruled 5-2 on Friday that Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport must readmit Aaron Cannon and allow…

posted 2014-06-27 09:37:17 by KXEL

Another Herky statue damaged in Iowa City

Another Herky statue has been damaged in Iowa City. Damage to the Organic Herky statue was noted Friday morning. Joshua Schamberger, who heads the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, says it appears the damage was due to someone…

posted 2014-06-27 09:35:41 by KXEL

Dubuque man gets 2 years for arson outside store

A 46-year-old Dubuque man accused of setting a gas pump ablaze outside a convenience store has been given two years in prison. Richard Huffman was sentenced on Tuesday.  Huffman pleaded guilty to a lesser arson charge after making a deal…

posted 2014-06-27 08:18:21 by KXEL

Woman awaits verdict in Waterloo murder trial

A 36-year-old Cedar Falls woman is waiting for a judge to decide whether she's guilty of murder. After closing arguments on Thursday, the case against Kristie Clark-Richardson went to Judge George Stigler, who is presiding over the nonjury trial in…

posted 2014-06-27 06:57:24 by KXEL

Two arrested after bank robbery, police pursuit

Two suspects have been charged for the armed robbery of the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids late Thursday afternoon. Police say 21-year-old Brian Daudinot of Cedar Rapids has been charged with first-degree robbery, eluding, leaving…

posted 2014-06-27 06:46:29 by KXEL

2014-06-26

Officials prep Decorah eagle for surgery

Officials say a young eagle in Decorah is being prepped for surgery to treat a broken wing. The Raptor Resource Project says the bird's wing will be repaired in surgery Friday.  The eagle is expected to recover and be released…

posted 2014-06-26 20:29:22 by KXEL

2-year-old girl dies after being found in pool

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old girl has died after being found unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says the girl was found about 10 a.m. Wednesday in a pool in the small eastern Iowa…

posted 2014-06-26 20:20:40 by KXEL

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