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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

Man seeks to preach outside Iowa State Fair

A man has filed a federal lawsuit accusing officials of violating his constitutional free speech rights last year when they ordered him to stop preaching on public sidewalks just outside the Iowa State Fair. Jason Powell of Des Moines hopes…

posted 2014-07-06 17:57:18 by KXEL

New law allows for votes to increase corn checkoff

One of the new laws enacted this month allows an increase in the Iowa Corn Checkoff. It's money collected from each bushel of corn sold to promote the grain. Checkoff funds have been used to promote ethanol, such as sponsoring…

posted 2014-07-06 17:55:12 by KXEL

Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area

The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, so more bug bites are likely in the next few weeks. Experts say it's not clear whether the increase in mosquitoes will lead to…

posted 2014-07-06 17:53:38 by KXEL

Iowa officials watch swollen waterways closely

Eastern Iowa officials continue to watch the weather and swollen rivers and lakes closely. A number of low-lying areas along the Mississippi River and around Iowa City have already been flooded, but reservoirs and levees area generally containing the water.…

posted 2014-07-06 17:52:17 by KXEL

Flooded Mississippi River attracts a crowd

The flooded Mississippi River became something of a tourist attraction this weekend in eastern Iowa. Crowds of people visited Davenport's skybridge Saturday to get a view of the floodwaters covering low-lying areas. Mike Loew and his wife were in Davenport…

posted 2014-07-06 17:50:13 by KXEL


Cedar Falls boy injured in accidental fall

A 3-year-old Cedar Falls boy remained in critical condition a day after falling out of a second-story window at home. Carter James McOmber fell Saturday morning after leaning against a window screen in an upstairs bedroom. Cedar Falls police say…

posted 2014-07-05 11:13:54 by KXEL

Two men shot in Waterloo

Two people were sent to the hospital after shooting at each other in Waterloo. The incident happened just after 9:30 Friday night in the 700 block of Logan Avenue. The Waterloo Police Department said one of the shooting victims was…

posted 2014-07-05 10:33:38 by KXEL

Flooding concerns ease in much of eastern Iowa

Flooding concerns have eased in much of eastern Iowa as the Mississippi River crests at Davenport. Officials are now turning their attention to points south along the river in Missouri and Illinois. The National Weather Service reports that the Mississippi…

posted 2014-07-05 10:28:35 by KXEL

Bicyclist killed in crash near Charles City

A bicyclist has died in a crash with a car in north-central Iowa. An Iowa State Patrol report that says 55-year-old Brian Guy Lauterbach of Charles City died after being hit by a car as he rode his bicycle Thursday…

posted 2014-07-05 10:26:48 by KXEL


Black Hawk County burglary suspect hurt in jump

Black Hawk County authorities say a burglary suspect has been injured in a leap from a building at the county landfill. The sheriff's office says deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the landfill's maintenance building early Thursday morning.  The…

posted 2014-07-04 11:47:17 by KXEL

Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Heading off to college triggers a…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 day ago
This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 day ago
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