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2014-05-27

Iowa farmers catch up on planting, exceed average

Iowa farmers, for the first time this season, are ahead of the five-year average for planting corn and soybean acres. Warm temperatures and below normal precipitation allowed soybean planting and crop progress to rapidly advance during the week that ended…

posted 2014-05-27 21:16:42 by KXEL

Storm floods ag extension office in Fort Dodge

The Webster County agriculture extension office has been closed for a few days because of flooding. The Iowa State University extension office in Fort Dodge has water damage from a storm Monday night. Office manager Ally Zagers says Tuesday "everything…

posted 2014-05-27 21:15:19 by KXEL

One hospitalized after Waterloo crash

Waterloo police continue to investigate a two-vehicle accident that sent one driver was sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Waterloo Police and Fire Rescue were sent to the intersection of University and Ansborough avenues at 12:48 p.m. Police Captain Tim…

posted 2014-05-27 14:56:10 by KXEL

Iowa County crash victim dies

An 83-year-old Wisconsin man has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Iowa County last week. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office says 83-year-old Gerhard Kolb of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin was northbound on Highway 130 near Clyde at…

posted 2014-05-27 12:52:59 by KXEL

2 Dubuque men charged in meth lab fire

Prosecutors in Iowa say two Dubuque men suspected of running a meth lab that caused a fire at an apartment building face multiple federal criminal charges. A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday says 46-year-old John Starks Sr. and 24-year-old Casey Duhme…

posted 2014-05-27 12:45:16 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police, fire to participate in anthrax exercise

The Cedar Rapids police and fire departments, in cooperation with the United States Postal Service and Linn County Public Health, will be conducting an exercise at the United States Postal Service Cedar Rapids Processing and Distribution Center, 615 6th Avenue…

posted 2014-05-27 12:37:34 by KXEL

Eastern Iowa Airport to stage emergency drill

A full-scale disaster drill has been scheduled for May 31, 2014, at approximately 8:45 a.m. at The Eastern Iowa Airport.  This drill will test the effectiveness and interaction of the Airport's Emergency Plan with responding local, county, and state agencies…

posted 2014-05-27 12:35:43 by KXEL

Feds investigate handling of ancient remains

Investigators are looking into whether a long-retired superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument committed any legal violations in his handling of ancient tribal remains that ended up in his garage. The investigation is separate from a scandal involving another superintendent…

posted 2014-05-27 12:30:02 by KXEL

Branstad signs bill to boost apprenticeships

Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that provides increased state funding and coordination for an apprenticeship program to train workers in skilled jobs including those in construction and information technology. Standing in front of the giant new data center…

posted 2014-05-27 11:03:03 by KXEL

Report: Iowa social worker wrongly billed school

The Iowa Board of Social Work says a social worker from Waukee billed a school district for services he didn't provide. In documents released last week, the licensing board said school staff members reported that the social worker would return…

posted 2014-05-27 08:56:57 by KXEL

Des Moines fishing restrictions focus of meeting

Des Moines officials are set to discuss a proposal to open up more areas for fishing along the city's Principal Riverwalk. A public meeting will be held Tuesday evening on the proposal. The discussion follows the city's recent proposals to…

posted 2014-05-27 07:16:04 by KXEL

Des Moines woman run over by car in own driveway

A Des Moines woman hospitalized after being hit by a car in her driveway said she was targeted by a man angry over her request for him to help wash dishes. The woman told investigating officers she was run over…

posted 2014-05-27 06:23:08 by KXEL

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