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Stormy wet weather beginning to stress Iowa crops

The trend toward strong storms and too much rain is beginning to take a toll on Iowa crops. Farmers report yellowing corn plants, a sign of too much moisture, and stress to soybean plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says…

posted 2014-07-08 05:54:22 by KXEL


Officials continue to monitor Coralville Lake

Officials say the outflow of water from Coralville Lake will be gradually reduced as the threat of a spillover declines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the reservoir is expected to peak Tuesday at just over 708 feet.  That…

posted 2014-07-07 12:21:51 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police investigate bank robbery

Cedar Rapids police say the branch of Guaranty Bank at 191 Jacolyn Drive Northwest was robbed Monday morning. Spokesman Greg Buelow says the robbery was reported at 10:12 a.m.  A male entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. …

posted 2014-07-07 12:09:31 by KXEL

Cedar Falls toddler dies from injuries in fall

A 3-year-old Cedar Falls boy has died after falling out a second-story window at home. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said Monday that Carter McOmber had died. The boy fell Saturday morning after leaning against a window screen in…

posted 2014-07-07 12:05:15 by KXEL

7 rescued from fire at Iowa City apartment

Firefighters in Iowa City rescued seven people from a burning apartment building early Monday morning. Officials say the fire started just after 5:00 a.m. in the 600 block of East Jefferson Street.  The fire was reported on the 2nd floor…

posted 2014-07-07 11:53:08 by KXEL

Bondurant woman dies in I-80 crash

A Bondurant woman has died when the car she was driving crashed into the back of a semitrailer stopped in traffic near the Atlantic exit on Interstate 80 near a construction site where traffic was merging into one lane. An…

posted 2014-07-07 11:13:05 by KXEL

Clear Lake officer takes ride with boat theft witness

A Clear Lake police officer has arrested a 19-year-old suspect after a boat docked at City Beach on northern Iowa's Clear Lake was stolen. The theft occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday.  A witness told officers that he'd be willing to…

posted 2014-07-07 06:55:29 by KXEL

Raymond man injured in crash near Williams

The Iowa State Patrol says a Raymond man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 in Hamilton County Sunday night. Troopers say 29-year-old Joshua Dunt was driving west on Highway 20 near Williams about 7:15 p.m. when he…

posted 2014-07-07 06:21:53 by KXEL

Officer fatally wounds woman in Ankeny

Authorities say the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is probing an Ankeny officer's fatal shooting of an armed woman. Ankeny police say officers were sent to a home around 5:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a suicidal woman. …

posted 2014-07-07 05:56:46 by KXEL

Van Horne woman injured in motorcycle crash

A Van Horne woman suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash near Anamosa Sunday evening. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Fairview Road and Quaker Lane. Sergeant Dave Omar says 43-year-old Deanna…

posted 2014-07-07 05:19:10 by KXEL

2 homes damaged after storms

Several tornadoes were reported and at least two homes were damaged after a line of severe storms passed through central Iowa. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg says the National Weather Service received reports of tornadoes Sunday night in Grundy, Tama and Jasper…

posted 2014-07-07 04:29:50 by KXEL


Repairs begin on Dubuque bridge

Repair work has begun on the Julien Dubuque Bridge in preparation for a larger project that will close the bridge for 10 days later this month. Work underneath the bridge has already begun, including repairs to concrete, piers and fenders…

posted 2014-07-06 17:59:37 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 month ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago