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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 3 2015 6:36AM
Authorities in Webster County, are investigating the death of a man, who was found in his motor home. Officers were called to the home of 55-year-old Roger Brown. Autopsy reports show, Brown died from a gunshot wound. Two women discovered Brown, dead in his motor home after he failed to show up for a medical appointment. The case remains under investigation.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 3 2015 6:33AM
A marion man is heading to jail for two years on charges of wire fraud. 33-year-old Jeremy Murphy, plead guilty to making fraudulant charges, on a company credit card from April 2013 - August 2014. He was also ordered to re-pay more than 180-thousand-dollars, to his former employers insurance companies.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 3 2015 6:27AM
After three days of deliberations, a jury in Tama County could not make a decision, in the murder trial of Dustin Jefferson. The judge decalred a mistrial, late Friday afternoon. Jefferson is being accused of aiding and abetting, in the murder of his wife back in 2013. A date for a new trial is pending. In the meantime, Jefferson remains in the Tama County Jail.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 2 2015 5:53AM

Authorities say a Dubuque man and his 11-year-old daughter combined to save two neighbors from a fire.

Joshua Hentges and his family were watching television Monday evening when his daughter, Natalee, told him she saw flames coming from a home across a street.

Hentges says he ran over and knocked on the neighbor's front door. No answer. The door was unlocked, so he went in and found a woman and her young daughter in a bedroom where flames were dripping onto the floor from burning curtains.

He says he scooped up the girl, carried her out and then returned to awaken her mother.

Fire Marshal Mark Burkle says Hentges' daughter did exactly the right thing in reporting the fire to an adult.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 2 2015 5:21AM
The coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen at Marshalltown High School has taken place. According to Communications Director for the School Andrew Potter Raechel Hannam was named Queen and Tony Smith was named King. The ceremonies took place in the newly renovated Roundhouse.
The Homecoming Parade preceeded the cornation festivities, great weather for the parade through the downtown Marshalltown area.
Tonight`s Homecoming opponent is Mason City, kickoff is 7:30 p-m.
The Homecoming Dance is tomorrow night.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 2 2015 4:58AM
As the result of a tip to Crime Stoppers, law enforcement authorities found and arrested a fugitive who was hiding out at a location in Tama County.
Captain Christopher Jones of the Marshalltown Police Department reports the arrested of 41 year old Amy Stanley of Marshalltown on charges of 3rd Degree Theft and Control of an Offensive Weapon by a Felon.
The tip to Crime Stoppers was anonymous and came in on Wednesday.
Captain Jones says over the last month Crime Stoppers has generated 15 crime related tips which are presently under investigation.
The phone number is 641-753-1234, you can text a tip to crimes or 274637 or on line to
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:46AM
Federal agriculture officials say the virus that killed more than 8 million pigs in 2013 and 2014 likely came into the U.S. on reusable tote bags used in international trade. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also says the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus closely matched one found in China in 2012. The virus killed nearly 10 percent of U.S. hog production, reducing pork supplies and causing record prices last year.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:42AM
Three people have been charged in connection with a fight and shooting that injured a high school principal. The Mills County Attorney's Office says 42-year-old Hurl Beechum, 18-year-old Denver Cook and 21-year-old Colton McDaniel face different charges following Sunday's altercation in Glenwood. Cook and McDaniel are accused of attacking Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson, and Beechum is accused of shooting McDaniel. Beechum is a former Iowa State and Des Moines North basketball star.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:40AM

A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.

A report issued Thursday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 47.7 last month, compared with 49.6 in August.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he cited the strong U.S. dollar and global economic weakness among the reasons for the region's economic slide.

The survey results from supply managers are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. A score below that suggests decline.

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 30 2015 5:48AM
An Iowa judge has upheld a state law that disqualifies felons from voting and an executive order requiring felons to petition the governor for the restoration of their voting rights. Judge Arthur Gamble also strongly suggests in yesterday's ruling that the Iowa Supreme Court sort out the confusion it caused last year when it ruled not all felons are automatically disenfranchised.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 30 2015 5:46AM

A judge is upholding an Iowa law that requires the boards of corporations and labor unions to approve any money they spend to influence elections.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt ruled Monday the board-approval requirement does not violate the right to free association or illegally restrain speech.

He says the requirement ensures the integrity of the political system by letting the public know the spending is backed by the group and not "just an individual with access" to its bank account.

Iowa lawmakers passed the requirement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that corporations and unions can spend money directly from their own treasuries to influence campaigns.

Pratt's ruling dismisses a longrunning lawsuit filed by the Iowa Right to Life Committee, which argued the requirement was unconstitutional.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 30 2015 5:42AM
 Oil industry economists say a link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal. Bush's overall premise that lifting the ban would expand economic growth holds up to independent scrutiny. However, environmentalists say the negative impact on the planet would be too great.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 29 2015 5:57AM

Authorities in western Iowa say charges are possible for a man accused of discharging a gun into the air and shooting himself in the leg.

The Sac County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a property Saturday night in Odebolt. A 29-year-old man was found lying on a kitchen floor with a gunshot wound.

Authorities say the man may have been angry over a romantic breakup when he allegedly entered his parents' home and damaged items inside. The man is accused of taking a shotgun and discharging one round into the air. Deputies say he returned to the house and shot himself in the leg.

The man was taken to a Sioux City hospital. His condition is not available. Authorities say charges are possible following further investigation into the shooting.

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Location : IowaWestern Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 29 2015 5:55AM
 Gov. Terry Branstad has signed an executive order to create an office that will tackle school bullying in Iowa, a move that follows years of failed attempts to pass comprehensive legislation on the issue. The order will establish a bullying prevention office through the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention. The office will examine training opportunities, develop guidelines on various issues and address inconsistencies in data reporting of school bullying cases.
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People : Terry Branstad
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 29 2015 5:52AM

No arrests have been reported after the altercation in which the Glenwood Community High School principal and his stepson were injured and another man shot.

Glenwood police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are still investigating what led to Sunday evening's incident, which involved three juvenile girls and six adults. The adults included the principal, Richard Hutchinson; his stepson, Hurl Beechum; and Colton McDaniel, who was shot. All three were treated at a hospital.

Mills County Attorney Tricia McSorley said at a Monday news conference that "all motives surrounding this incident are still being investigated, including any motive involving race." Hutchinson is black, and neighbors reported that the people who went to Hutchinson's house Sunday were white.

Hutchinson has been the Glenwood high school principal since July 1, 2014.

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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 28 2015 10:33AM

Benton County authorities are investigating the vandalism of nearly 50 mailboxes.

Cedar Rapids television station Sheriff Randy Forsyth says investigators suspect five juveniles are responsible, but

no arrests have been reported.

The vandalism occurred Saturday night and Sunday morning in an area northeast of Vinton. The damage ranged

from a few dents to separation of mailboxes from their posts.

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Location : Benton County
People : Randy Forsyth
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 28 2015 6:02AM
One motorcyclist died and three others were injured when a car crashed into a group of riders who were escorting a veteran's body to Nebraska. The wreck happened Saturday afternoon on Interstate 80 near Atlantic, Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 81-year-old Donald Kerby of Des Moines struck the motorcycles when he changed lanes, killing 38-year-old Ryan Lossing of Omaha.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 28 2015 5:21AM
An Iowa couple got married in a hospital chapel over the weekend after the bride broker her leg on their wedding day. Melissa Eisenbacher slipped on gravel Saturday morning and fell. Doctors determined she separated her ankle and fractured her tibia. The groom, Rex Grebner, says the groomsmen and bridesmaids joined them in the hospital chapel at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park. The couple went to their planned reception before heading home.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 28 2015 5:17AM

A man has been arrested after police say he drove erratically on a sidewalk in downtown Des Moines.

The 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon. According to a police report, the man drove through stoplights and onto a sidewalk. Police say when officers tried to pull over the suspect, he ran from his vehicle and led police on a short foot chase before being arrested.

He faces several charges including an outstanding warrant for a controlled substance violation and driving with a suspended license.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 27 2015 6:42AM

A central Iowa woman died after a head-on collision in Black Hawk County.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded just after 1:30 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle crash on a county road near Highway 63 southwest of Hudson.

Investigators say a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Reinbeck man was eastbound when it crossed the center line and hit a westbound vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, 34-year-old Holly Paradine, was taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, where she died.

The crash remains under investigation.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 27 2015 6:36AM
Demolition crews have drilled holes in the old Riverfront YMCA in Des Moines, which they plan to pack with about 100 pounds of dynamite to bring the building down next month. Implosion of the eight-story building is scheduled for October 4th. The building has been empty since January, when the new Wellmark YMCA opened three blocks to the west.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 27 2015 6:27AM

A Waterloo family of seven has escaped a house fire uninjured.

Five adults and two children were home when the fire started around 8 p.m. Friday in an upstairs bedroom.

Battalion Chief Marty Freshwater with Waterloo Fire Rescue says flames were coming from the second-story window at the front of the house when firefighters arrived.

Everyone in the home had already escaped when firefighters arrived.

Flames spread to the rest of the second story before it was extinguished.

The cause of the blaze had not been determined by Saturday.

The American Red Cross was called to help the family with emergency shelter.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 26 2015 5:56AM
The Iowa attorney general's office has ruled the shooting of a man by a Washington County sheriff's deputy was justified and not a criminal act. The Iowa Department of Public Safety released the finding Friday after an investigation into the September 13th shooting death of 39-year-old Martin Hammen near Wellman. Officials say the investigation shows Sergeant Kirk Bailey shot Hammen after the man raised a gun toward Bailey and another officer.
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Location : IowaWashington County
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 26 2015 5:53AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the nation has reached a new record for the number of hogs and pigs on farms.

The national inventory on Sept. 1 was 68.4 million animals, up 4 percent from a year ago and the most since the USDA began keeping national quarterly records 27 years ago.

The industry has been rebuilding herds after a virus killed an estimated 9 million baby pigs last year. Higher inventories should help drive down prices for pork at the grocery store, after they reached record highs last year.

Iowa is the nation's leading pork producer. The report released Friday says the state has 21.2 million hogs and pigs, up 2 percent from year ago and the second-highest inventory ever. The record was 21.3 million hogs last December.

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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 26 2015 5:50AM

Dozens of students at an eastern Iowa high school displayed confederate flags on their vehicles after a student was sent home for refusing to remove such a flag from his pickup truck

The students displayed the flags on their vehicles after administrators at Vinton-Shellsburg High School told junior Hunter Gray to leave school Thursday. Gray had refused to remove a confederate flag, which administrators say bothered some students and was a distraction.

Gray and other students on Friday said they didn't display the flag in support of the racist history it represents for many people but as a symbol of the country's heritage.

Student Matthew Kimm displayed a flag Friday despite the chance he could lose his parking privileges. He intends to keep displaying the flag.

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Location : Iowa
People : GrayMatthew Kimm
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 25 2015 5:16AM
Authorities are investigating the death of a University of Northern Iowa student whose body was found in her dorm room. University President Bill Ruud says the body of Caitlyn Burns of Le Claire was found around noon Wednesday. The cause of death is under investigation, but officials don't suspect that a crime is involved.
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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 25 2015 5:15AM

 Five leaders of the University of Iowa's governing board met privately with business executive Bruce Harreld in the weeks before naming him school president.

Board President Bruce Rastetter confirmed Thursday that Harreld met in Ames with regents Katie Mulholland, Milt Dakovich, Mary Andringa and Larry McKibben of Marshalltown on July 30. Harreld had dinner that night with Iowa State University President Steven Leath.

Rastetter says he didn't meet Harreld that day but had previously had lunch with him July 8 inIowa City.

The private meetings with regents are likely to add to outrage on campus, which has accused the regents of orchestrating a sham search that favored Harreld every step of the way.

Rastetter says the July 30 meetings were requested by Harreld and an appropriate part of the recruitment process.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 25 2015 4:36AM
Mister and Miss Oktemberfest have been named for 2015.
50 girls signed up for Miss Oktemberfest and 40 boys signed up for Mister Oktemberfest.
Trista Bratland was named Miss Oktemberfest, she is a student at Hogland Elementary and Aaron Winger was named Mister Oktemberfest, he is 7 year old and a student at Franklin Elementary School.
The winner were adorned with a tiarra, a crown, a corsage for the girl and capes for both.
They will get to ride in tomorrow`s grand parade.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 24 2015 5:20AM
A court has dismissed an assault charge filed against an assistant high school basketball coach who had denied allegations that he'd choked a 7-year-old boy. Pottawatomie County court records say the charge against 40-year-old Michael Doner was dismissed on Tuesday. Authorities had said the boy was choked in May at Doner's home in Treynor.
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Location : Pottawatomie County
People : Michael Doner
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 24 2015 5:17AM
The family of a central Iowa car collector is auctioning off dozens of antique vehicles he purchased over at least six decades. Grant Quam had amassed 85 antique cars by the time he died in 2007 at age 91. Quam's children will auction off 54 cards on Saturday at the Central Iowa Expo Center in Boone.
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Location : Iowa
People : Grant Quam