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2014-06-21

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

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

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