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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

Officials call off river search for 2 children

Authorities have called off a search in Fort Dodge for two children that witnesses say went under the swiftly flowing water of the Des Moines River. The search began Thursday evening and then resumed Friday morning, but after a couple…

posted 2014-06-20 13:19:05 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court dismisses coach sex abuse case

The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit against the New London school district filed by a woman alleging she was molested by a female coach years ago. In the 4-3 decision, the court ruled Friday the woman's case must…

posted 2014-06-20 13:17:41 by KXEL

Iowa's unemployment rate rises slightly

The state Workforce Development agency says Iowa's unemployment rate increased slightly in May to 4.4 percent. The rate released Friday was up from the April unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. The number of unemployed Iowa residents rose to 74,100 in…

posted 2014-06-20 13:16:29 by KXEL

Florida man intent on keeping mule promise to girl

A Florida man who is riding a mule across the country to keep a promise to his granddaughter is getting help from an Iowa rancher. Randy Tucker, of Ocala, Florida, bought the mule for his 9-year-old granddaughter, but a truck…

posted 2014-06-20 10:26:39 by KXEL

Ames officials release name of river victim

Authorities have released the name of a 29-year-old man whose body was recovered from the Skunk River in Ames. He was identified as Philip Frystak, who had attended Iowa State University as a graduate student.  He is from Marlton, New…

posted 2014-06-20 08:28:25 by KXEL

Fake policies land Dike insurance agent in prison

A northeast Iowa insurance agent has been given more than three years in prison for mail fraud. Forty-six-year-old Melissa Williams of Dike was sentenced on Thursday to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $175,000. …

posted 2014-06-20 08:26:39 by KXEL

Charles City man connected to slaying gets life

A judge has sentenced a Charles City man to life in prison after concluding the man killed a retired grocery store owner during a burglary. Federal prosecutors say Randy Patrie was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar…

posted 2014-06-20 07:18:30 by KXEL

High rivers create hazards for water enthusiasts

High water levels in Iowa's rivers are affecting boating and other recreational activities. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says rowers, canoeists and other boaters need to be cautious and look at stream levels before going out. As rivers rise…

posted 2014-06-20 06:22:32 by KXEL

River searched in Fort Dodge for 2 children

A search is expected to resume Friday in Fort Dodge for two children that witnesses say went under the swiftly flowing water of the Des Moines River. Boats and aircraft were deployed to help searchers, who also scoured the banks…

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

Substation fire knocks out power in NE Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police say Edgewood Road Notheast in Cedar Rapids is blocked to traffic at 42nd Street this morning. This closure will likely last into the morning commute. Crews are on scene of a fire at a substation in that…

posted 2014-06-20 06:18:11 by KXEL

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