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KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 14, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 14, 2020

From Linn County Emergency Management LINN COUNTY, IA – August 14, 2020 – Linn County Emergency Management continues to respond and align resources in response to the August 10 derecho storm. Current priorities include food assistance, shelters, and volunteer opportunities. Other priorities include medical assistance, debris removal, and power access via charging stations. Food Assistance Pods are…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Aug. 14, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Aug. 14, 2020

Officials say it will take another five days or longer to restore power to some Iowa homes and businesses that have been without electricity after a wind storm left historic damage across the Midwest on Monday and killed at least four people. At a news conference yesterday, Cedar Rapids city manager Jeff Pomeranz talked about the…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Aug. 13, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Aug. 13, 2020

BLACK HAWK COUNTY WAS ON THE PERIPHERY OF MONDAY’S WIND STORM WHICH CAUSED WIDESPREAD PROPERTY AND CROP DAMAGE. ALTHOUGH THE WORST OF THE STORM WENT SOUTH, BLACK HAWK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR LORI GLOVER SAYS THE EFFECTS STRETCHED MUCH FARTHER DURING THE FIRST PART OF THIS WEEK. WEDNESDAY IN WATERLOO, MANY BUSINESSES RETURNED TO ROUTINE…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Aug. 13, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Aug. 13, 2020

Nearly a quarter million Iowans spent a third night without power last night, the continuing aftermath of the derecho that struck Iowa Monday afternoon.  Cedar Rapids school officials say the start of the upcoming school year will be delayed, since every one of the district’s buildings was damaged to some degree in the storm. Specific…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Aug. 12, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Aug. 12, 2020

THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS QUICKLY APPROACHING FOR MANY IOWA DISTRICTS. YESTERDAY, GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TALKED ABOUT THE PROCESS OF BRINGING STUDENTS BACK TO CLASSROOMS. REYNOLDS SAYS SOME COVID-19 STATISTICS COULD BE SKEWED DUE TO OUTBREAKS IN NURSING HOMES AND OTHER FACILITIES UNLIKELY TO IMPACT SCHOOLS, MAKING IT IMPORTANT FOR EDUCATION OFFICIALS…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Aug. 12, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Aug. 12, 2020

Monday’s derecho storm could lead to a third of Iowa’s corn crop being affected…that’s according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Mike Naig, who spoke to reporters yesterday during a tour of Central Iowa farms. Naig said it would still be a few days before dollar estimates of loss could reliably be made.…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across Iowa yesterday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, across the entire state of Iowa and…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

ADDITIONAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AFTER A WEEKEND KNIFE INCIDENT IN CEDAR RAPIDS. 53-YEAR-OLD LAVERN COSBY WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED AFTER A SATURDAY EMERGENCY CALL FROM AN APARTMENT ON THE CITY’S SOUTHEAST SIDE NEAR KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. POLICE SAY COSBY ALLEGEDLY SLASHED A MAN THREE TIMES WITH A KITCHEN KNIFE. SHE WAS INITIALLY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT.…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield joined KXEL Live & Local for an extended one-on-one live interview Friday, and the Democrat was asked about her stance on abortion. She said the decision is between a woman and doctor at all phases, including third trimester. Greenfield says responding to COVID-19 is the top issue facing our country…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

THE IOWA COVID-19 WEBSITE HAS NEW INFORMATION OF INTEREST TO SCHOOL LEADERS. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS EXPLAINED THE RECENT CHANGE TO CORONAVIRUS. A FIFTEEN PERCENT POSITIVE TWO WEEK COVID-19 TEST AVERAGE IS PART OF A STATE FORMULA FOR GIVING SCHOOLS THE OPTION TO GO EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE. AS OF THIS MORNING, SEVEN COUNTIES MET THAT THRESHOLD, LED…Read more »