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Cedar Rapids prepared for river crest

The City’s Incident Management Team has preparations in place to handle rising river levels. The Cedar River is predicted to crest just over 17 feet on Tuesday, the fifth time in 10 years that river has been higher than 15…

posted 2014-06-23 13:14:24 by KXEL

2 federal judges in Iowa plan to retire next year

Two federal judges from Iowa plan to retire next year, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin is recommending replacements. U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett, who is based in Sioux City, has informed President Barack Obama that he intends to…

posted 2014-06-23 13:12:39 by KXEL

Jury selection begins in trial for 1994 killing

Jury selection has begun in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy in Mason City. Nearly all of the 32 potential jurors on Monday reported hearing or reading something about the…

posted 2014-06-23 13:10:59 by KXEL

Recent Iowa weather damages exceed $15 million

Iowa's top emergency management official says up to 150 homes in Iowa have major flood damage and his department continues to monitor river levels as Iowa's ground is water saturated and more rain could cause additional problems. Iowa Department of…

posted 2014-06-23 10:30:49 by KXEL

Flooding closes bridge on Boyson Trail

Due to flooding along Indian Creek, the bridge on Boyson Trail near Donnelly Park (290 W. 8th Avenue) in Marion has been closed.

posted 2014-06-23 10:29:33 by KXEL

Help sought in theft investigation

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the identification of an individual who may have been involved in a theft and false use of credit cards. The stolen credit cards were used at numerous west side…

posted 2014-06-23 09:52:53 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids closes some bike trails

Effective immediately, the bike trail will be closed under the 8th Ave SE Bridge due to high water. The bike trail is also closed along A St SW between 15th Ave SW and the landfill due to flood protection measures.  …

posted 2014-06-23 08:21:23 by KXEL

Waterloo boy found unresponsive at fun center dies

A funeral has been scheduled Wednesday for a 4-year-old boy who died after being found unresponsive at a fun center in Waterloo. Authorities say Isaiah Neelans died Friday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa.  He'd been found…

posted 2014-06-23 08:20:11 by KXEL

Marion pool closed today

The Marion Municipal Swimming Pool will be closed today, June 23, due to mechanical issues. Swimming lessons will still be held, but the pool will not be open for public swim.

posted 2014-06-23 08:16:55 by KXEL

Man pulled from river dies at Des Moines hospital

Authorities say a 64-year-old man who had fallen into the Raccoon River has died at a Des Moines hospital. The man died Sunday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.  He was identified as Allen Kinnick. A witness told police that Kinnick…

posted 2014-06-23 06:46:23 by KXEL

Eastern Iowa prepares for Cedar River flooding

City crews in eastern Iowa are preparing for Cedar River flooding after heavy rains in the area. Flood crest projections were ratcheted upward after an early Sunday storm raised river levels.  The storm also caused scattered power outages and knocked…

posted 2014-06-23 05:57:37 by KXEL

Officials say arsonist caused Fort Dodge blaze

Authorities say an arsonist started a fire that destroyed a former church building in downtown Fort Dodge.   The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday, and two exterior walls collapsed around 3:15 p.m.   The building was originally home…

posted 2014-06-23 05:56:11 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 2 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