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2014-06-18

State OKs more education at Eldora juvenile home

The state has agreed to provide additional educational services to current students and recent graduates of a juvenile home in Eldora that's previously been under investigation. The Iowa Department of Human Services, which runs the Boys' State Training School, is…

posted 2014-06-18 13:07:47 by KXEL

UI camp offers intense treatment for stuttering

An annual summer camp at the University of Iowa is helping children deal more effectively with stuttering. There isn't a cure for stuttering, but experts say there are strategies to help people become more fluent in their speech. Stuttering can…

posted 2014-06-18 13:06:18 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids crews work to remove damaged trees

Cedar Rapids crews are working their way through over 100 reports of damaged public trees from the recent storms. The first priority for the crews will be to open roads and driveways to traffic and remove hazardous trees or hanging…

posted 2014-06-18 10:50:07 by KXEL

Marshalltown man in arson case sought incarceration

A Marshalltown man accused of setting two fires in April says he wanted to commit a crime so he could be incarcerated. Records show 48-year-old Van Gentry made the comments Monday during a probation revocation hearing linked to a separate…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:52 by KXEL

Branstad issues disaster orders in 5 counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for five Iowa counties following strong storms. Branstad issued the proclamations Tuesday for Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties. The action lets state resources be used to prepare for, respond to and…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:05 by KXEL

Scientists find mammoth bone near Oskaloosa

A group of scientists have found a mammoth bone at a dig site in southern Iowa's rural Mahaska County. The group was cleaning up mud and other debris when they made the discovery Saturday. Researcher Holmes Semken says that the…

posted 2014-06-18 06:25:15 by KXEL

2 tornadoes confirmed in Clarksville

Kenny Roose says it took a twister about 30 seconds to rip apart his farmstead near Clarksville. Roose said Tuesday that, "Basically, everything is gone, except for the house." The National Weather Service says two tornadoes struck the Clarksville area…

posted 2014-06-18 06:22:49 by KXEL

2014-06-17

Dubuque County will buy 60 stun guns for deputies

Dubuque County is moving ahead with the purchase of 60 stun guns with a goal of reducing injuries to deputies and suspects. The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the stun guns. Sheriff Don…

posted 2014-06-17 15:05:57 by KXEL

Group opposes West Branch hog confinement project

A group is opposing a West Branch man's application to build a nearly 2,500-head hog confinement facility along the Johnson-Cedar county line. Ray Slach wants to add the building to one of his existing swine operations.  The project would bring…

posted 2014-06-17 14:09:42 by KXEL

2 killed in Linn County chain reaction crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a four-vehicle crash near Mount Vernon left two people dead and several others injured Monday afternoon. Deputies say three vehicles were northbound on Highway 1 just south of Abbe Hills Road around 4:12 p.m.…

posted 2014-06-17 13:51:12 by KXEL

Waterloo woman accused of setting husband's items on fire

A Waterloo woman has been accused of setting her husband's belongings on fire. Police say 39-year-old Sharon Denise Harrington was arrested early Monday.  She faces a third-degree arson charge. Harrington is accused of destroying clothes and other items at a…

posted 2014-06-17 13:24:58 by KXEL

Iowa veterans on Honor Flight to visit memorials

A group of veterans in Waterloo have boarded an Honor Flight to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C. The veterans and others departed Tuesday morning and are expected to return in the evening.  The departure marks the 10th Honor Flight…

posted 2014-06-17 13:23:10 by KXEL

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