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2014-07-08

Cedar Rapids police offer crime mapping tools

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is making a new crime mapping tool available through the city’s website. The goal of the crime mapping software is to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use technological tools that facilitate crime analysis,…

posted 2014-07-08 09:55:15 by KXEL

Cedar Falls OKs tax break for John Deere project

The City Council has approved a tax break for John Deere's $27.8 million expansion project in Cedar Falls. The five-year property tax abatement was approved at Monday night's meeting, following a public hearing. Director of Developmental Services Ron Gaines says…

posted 2014-07-08 07:26:36 by KXEL

Waterloo man dies in Benton County crash

A Waterloo man was killed and another person was injured in a three-vehicle accident in Benton County shortly before noon Monday. The Iowa State Patrol says 58-year-old Mark Donald Skyles was killed on Highway 21 near 71st Street.  Troopers say…

posted 2014-07-08 07:23:29 by KXEL

Video honors some Waterloo West grads killed in Vietnam

A tribute has been prepared for members of Waterloo West High School's Class of 1965 who died in Vietnam. Three of their classmates co-produced a video titled "Fallen Heroes."  It recognizes the sacrifices of five classmates and the spouse of…

posted 2014-07-08 06:47:10 by KXEL

Man accused of punching Chickasaw County deputy

Authorities say a man was drunk when he punched a Chickasaw County deputy in the face Monday morning. The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office was investigating a crash in Fredericksburg around 11:00 a.m. Monday, and gave a breath test to one…

posted 2014-07-08 06:24:45 by KXEL

Weather officials confirm 4 tornadoes hit Iowa

Weather officials have confirmed four tornadoes hit Iowa after severe storms passed through the state. The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down just north of Traer on Sunday and caused extensive tree damage but remained away from populated…

posted 2014-07-08 05:58:25 by KXEL

Officials say Waverly motorcyclist hits deer

Officials say a Waverly man lost control of his motorcycle when it struck a deer Monday afternoon. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jason Melver was riding on Cedar Wapsi Road near Cedar Falls when the deer entered…

posted 2014-07-08 05:57:25 by KXEL

Federal declaration requested for 9 Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has requested a presidential disaster declaration for nine Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad addressed President Barack Obama in a letter Monday and requested the declaration for counties affected by winds, hail, rains and thunderstorms…

posted 2014-07-08 05:55:53 by KXEL

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

2014-07-07

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

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