Cedar Falls Man Goes Missing; Police Ask for Help

Another missing person has been reported in eastern Iowa. 43-year old Shane Kellum of Cedar Falls was last seen about 7:10 Sunday evening at the Casey’s General Store in New Hartford. Police were able to locate his vehicle Monday morning on Westbrook Street in rural Butler County, but there’s been no sign of him. Authorities…read more »

Three-Fourths of Vermeer Employees at Pella Back at Work

PELLA, Iowa (AP) – Employees have gone back to work at the Vermeer manufacturing complex, just outside Pella, that was badly damaged by a tornado last week. Nearly three-quarters of Vermeer’s employees returned to work Tuesday. The company’s Pella plants employ 2,700 people. Several of the company’s plants were hit by an EF-3 tornado last…read more »

Fairbank Wind-Farm Developers Lose Again in IA Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected a request from the developers of three wind turbines near Fairbank, northeast of Waterloo, to review a district judge’s order that the turbines be removed by December 9th. The city of Fairbank and some private landowners sued in 2015 after county zoning officials declared the turbines didn’t require special…read more »

Accused Dubuque Rapist, Murderer to Stand Trial in September

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A September trial has been scheduled in Davenport for a man accused of killing and sexually assaulting a woman in Dubuque. Twenty-two-year-old Helmon Betwell already has pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual assault and burglary charges. He’s accused of attacking 66-year-old Nancy Krapfl on Sept. 1, 2015, as she was walking…read more »

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