Breaking News: UNI Officials Say “Major” Steam Leak this Morning at Rialto

BREAKING NEWS….. It’s not yet clear if the one person in the vicinity was injured, but UNI officials say there was a major steam leak just before 8:40 this(Mon) morning in the university’s Rialto Dining Hall. Interim University Relations Director Aaron Clingingsmith says the facility…between Dancer and Bender Halls…has been closed for maintenance and repair…read more »

Late Afternoon Welding Mishap Forces Tyson Plant Evacuation

A welding accident ignited a conveyor belt fire that resulted in the evacuation of Tyson Fresh Meats  in Waterloo yesterday(Sun) afternoon. No injuries were reported, and fire officials have now estimated the damage to equipment at $10,000. The blaze started when workers were welding from a catwalk in the loin cold storage room in the…read more »

Waterloo School Board to Vote on Supt’s Contract Tonight

The Waterloo School Board will be asked to renew Supt. Jane Lindaman’s contract for three years tonight(Mon).   Members will also set her salary for the next year, based on a set of performance evaluations.  Dr. Lindaman, who has been superintendent since 2014, is currently paid $202,000 a year, with her total compensation package valued at…read more »

Booker to Test Waters in Iowa in October

Democratic presidential prospect Cory Booker is planning to headline a state Democratic banquet in Iowa next month, raising the New Jersey senator’s profile on the heels of his spotlight role in Supreme Court confirmation hearings. A statement from the Iowa Democratic Party says Booker is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Oct. 6th…read more »

Missouri Man’s Puppy Exposed to Meth

A Missouri man who brought his puppy to a dog show at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines wound up taking the dog to the veterinarian instead after it was exposed to methamphetamine. Matthew Palmer said he believes his dog was exposed to meth at his hotel room at the Days Inn West in Clive,…read more »

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