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Name of UNI Steam Tunnel Victim Released

A facilities employee at the University of Northern Iowa died after a steam leak on campus yesterday(Mon) morning. 61-year old Kevin Bley died from injuries he received after an incident in the steam distribution system tunnel at the Rialto Dining Facility. The UNI facilities services told administration the major steam leak at Rialto began just…read more »

UPDATE: “Major Steam Leak,” at Rialto Dining Hall Claims UNI Employee’s Life

BREAKING NEWS….. A University of Northern Iowa employee has died, due to injuries sustained  during what UNI officials described as a “major steam leak,” a few minutes after 8:30 this(Mon) morning in the Rialto Dining Facility. Local emergency personnel removed the employee from the steam distribution system tunnel and the employee’s name is being withheld…read more »

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 »

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