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2014-07-14

Iowa counties get presidential disaster support

Gov. Terry Branstad says that nine Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to help with the response to recent storms. Branstad announced a presidential disaster declaration Monday.  The counties covered are Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor…

posted 2014-07-14 20:28:43 by KXEL

Officials monitor fertilizer spill in Allison

Officials are monitoring cleanup of a fertilizer spill in northern Iowa that dumped hundreds of gallons of liquid. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Monday that an employee of the Farmers Cooperative in Allison was pulling a tank of…

posted 2014-07-14 20:26:45 by KXEL

Waterloo inmate Rasberry Williams released from prison

Iowa officials say a Waterloo man whose life sentence for murder was commuted by the governor has been released from prison. Records show Rasberry Williams was paroled effective Monday.  The state Department of Corrections confirmed the information.  Williams' release comes…

posted 2014-07-14 20:25:19 by KXEL

Woman gets life in prison for stabbing death

An Iowa woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of her daughter-in-law. Ginger Jefferson was given the mandatory sentence Monday in Tama County District Court for the September death of…

posted 2014-07-14 20:23:33 by KXEL

Motorcyclist dies in collision with semi-trailer

Cedar Rapids police say a motorcyclist has died as the result of an early morning accident at the U.S. Highway 100 and U.S. Interstate 380 interchange. Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 6:51 a.m. Monday for…

posted 2014-07-14 14:06:11 by KXEL

Heavy June rain washes livestock manure off farms

Flooding in Iowa has washed hog and cattle manure from more than 20 farms each with thousands of animals. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, an environmental advocacy group says the problem highlights the need for stricter water protection regulations.  The…

posted 2014-07-14 13:24:00 by KXEL

Branstad does not want to host immigrant children

Gov. Terry Branstad says he does not want Iowa to host any Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. During a news conference Monday, Branstad said he was not aware of any…

posted 2014-07-14 10:38:32 by KXEL

Paper reports rural Iowa shortage of emergency aid

A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa's 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service.  These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people. The Des Moines Register also says in its analysis of…

posted 2014-07-14 09:08:34 by KXEL

Accident closes Highway 100 and I-380 interchange

Cedar Rapids police officers and firefighters were called to a vehicle accident involving a semi and a motorcycle at the Highway 100 and U.S. Interstate 380 interchange at 6:51 this morning. Portions of the elevated Highway 100 and I-380 interchange…

posted 2014-07-14 08:40:14 by KXEL

Another abduction attempt fails in eastern Iowa

The mother of a 15-year-old boy says he fought off an abduction attempt near their home in eastern Iowa's Scott County. Heather Gress says her son was riding his bike home from his job in Donahue around 9:30 p.m. Friday…

posted 2014-07-14 08:25:52 by KXEL

Solon man says he's not guilty in harassment case

An eastern Iowa man accused of sending accusatory letters about a major high school football program says he's pleading not guilty. Iowa City police say Daniel Stone of Solon was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to several letters…

posted 2014-07-14 05:51:12 by KXEL

Iowa State Patrol says 2 killed when tree falls on ATV

The Iowa State Patrol says a man and woman from Fort Dodge were killed when a tree fell and hit their all-terrain vehicle. District Commander Lieutenant Kelly Hindman said in a press release that the two were riding on the…

posted 2014-07-14 04:37:04 by KXEL

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