Monroe, Wisconsin Ethanol Plant Explosion, Fire

MONROE, Wis. (AP) – Officials say an explosion at an ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin caused structural damage, but did not result in any injuries to employees or first responders. Green County Emergency Management Director Tanna McKeon says the explosion occurred in a silo at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe shortly before 6 a.m. today(Tues). …read more »

Most Eastern Iowa Rivers to Flood Before Long

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Warnings and watches for mostly minor flooding have been issued for several Iowa rivers. The National Weather Service posted or continued warnings today(Tue) for the Cedar, Iowa, Maquoketa, Mississippi, North Raccoon, Rock and Wapsipinicon rivers.  More rain is expected to fall on already saturated ground and eventually flow into already…read more »

Two Injured in Southbound Sergeant Road Crash

No names and few details have been released, but two people were injured in an early-morning accident on Highway-63 (Sergeant Road) in Waterloo today(Tues). A Waterloo Fire Rescue crew had to cut the roof off a pickup that had rolled, to get one person out of the truck.  One victim was taken by ambulance to…read more »

Waterloo Brother & Sister Indicted for Fraudulent Marriage

A brother and sister from Waterloo have been formally charged in federal court with setting up a phony marriage so immigration officials wouldn’t deport the brother. Authorities say 27-year old Selmir Salkanovic, a citizen of Bosnia, overstayed his tourist visa in March of 2015.  He was red-flagged by Immigration & Customs Enforcement and then released,…read more »

Nat’l Weather Service Raises Cedar River Flood Predictions

The National Weather Service has upgraded its flood projections for the Cedar River.   The Cedar is now estimated to crest at 5.8-feet above flood stage in both Cedar Falls and Waterloo Friday afternoon, and at 7.7-feet above flood stage in Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon.  The projections are based on anticipated rainfall within the next…read more »

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