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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 4 2015 5:50AM
Engineers with the Iowa Flood Center are mapping the East Nishnabotna River as part of an effort to better track areas at risk of flooding when heavy rainfall occurs. The Daily Nonpareil reports that the data collected by the engineers on Wednesday will be used to create computer models and maps that'll show what land likely will flood at a variety of river levels.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 4 2015 5:47AM
The University of Iowa has a new president. The Board of Regents has selected former IBM executive J. Bruce Harreld to succeed Sally Mason, who retired last month. Regents passed over three candidates with traditional academic experience in favor of Harreld. He says his business background will help the university during a time of change in higher education.
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Topics : Education
Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 4 2015 5:42AM
A member of the Marshalltown School Board has been arrested by the Marshalltown
Police Department. Kendall Derby was arrested on Thursday according to Police
Chief Michael on charges in regard to child endangerment. No other details into the
case were disclosed as an investigation is underway.

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Topics : EducationLaw_Crime
People : Kendall DerbyMichael
by Chuck Shockley posted Sep 3 2015 5:51AM
Iowa's Board of Regents meets Thursday to interview four finalists for the University of Iowa presidency and are expected to announce their choice later in the day. Some campus leaders are nervous about the quick timeline for the decision. One of thefinalists is a former IBM executive with little higher education experience.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 3 2015 5:48AM
A California-based company that provides customer-related services for businesses is adding 150 jobs to its office in West Des Moines. Alorica said Wednesday it will add customer care jobs to its office in central Iowa. There are about 35 people employedthere now. The new jobs will include responsibilities like reviewing credit card accounts which may have suspicious activity.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 3 2015 4:50AM
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says he wants an update on the investigation into a 2014 drowning of a handcuffed Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat in the Lake of the Ozarks. The Iowa senator says in a letter Wednesday to a special prosecutor in Missouri that he wants the current status of the investigation into Brandon Ellingson's May 2014 death.
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Location : IowaMissouri
People : Chuck Grassley
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 2 2015 5:53AM
Two Iowa men accused of threatening violence at a Pokemon competition in Boston last month will stay in jail for at least four more months. A judge says Kevin Norton of Ames and James Stumbo of Boone pose a danger. Police say they found guns and ammo in their car at a hotel near Boston. But defense attorneys say there's no evidence the threats were anything more than talk.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : BostonIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 2 2015 5:49AM
The estimated cost of the new University of Iowa children's hospital has increase to $360 million. University officials say design changes and construction delays are the reasons they're asking the Board of Regents to increase the project's budget by $69 million. The 14-story building is going up across from Kinnick Stadium.
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Topics : Education
Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 2 2015 5:11AM
An August business survey of suggests an economic slowdown ahead for Iowa and eight other Midwest and Plains States. The Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 49.6 last month. Survey organizers say any score under 50 points to a decline.
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Location : IowaMidwest
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 1 2015 5:50AM
Attorneys for a man claiming he was illegally passed over for a University of Iowa coaching job say an internal email will help prove their client is the victim of gender discrimination. The email says administrators in the athletic department ordered that a woman be hired for the job as an assistant track coach in 2013. The university denies it did anything illegal.
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Location : IowaIowa City
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 1 2015 5:48AM
A Dayton couple got a reminder of just how close they live to Skillet Creek when the stream quickly rose due to heavy rainfall, flooding their home and prompting a rescue by an inflatable boat. Jim and Shelley Garland say they're thankful to the firefighters who helped them and their three dogs to safety last week. The couple is staying with other family until they can return to their three-story log cabin home that they recently moved into.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Sep 1 2015 5:46AM
Authorities say two people have died after being struck by a train in southeast Iowa. The Mount Pleasant Police Department says a Burlington Northern Rail train struck 31-year-old Thomas Riley and 39-year-old Lelania Gillon at a crossing Sunday morning. Riley, of Mount Pleasant, was pronounced dead at the scene. Gillon, also of Mount Pleasant, was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where she died overnight.
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Location : IowaIowa CitySoutheast Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 31 2015 7:34AM
Iowa Highway 14 was reopened this morning north of the Marshalltown area after being closed yesterday due to being covered by flood waters from the Iowa River.
In addition Iowa 330 South of Albion has also been reopened after being closed on Sunday. Heavy rains upstream on Friday touched off a very quick rise on the river
which crested at 19.99 feet late Sunday night and Monday morning.

 
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Location : IowaMarshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 31 2015 5:23AM
A former Remsen-Union Community School District teacher has been arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student while she was a teacher there. The Remsen Police Department and Plymouth County Sheriff's Office began a joint investigation in the case in April and believe that 24-year-old Samantha Kohls of Cedar Falls had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student while Kohls was a teacher at the school.
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Topics : EducationLaw_Crime
People : Samantha Kohls
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 31 2015 5:17AM
An Ohio State University administrator is one of the four finalists to become president of the University of Iowa. The Iowa Board of Regents said Sunday that Joseph Steinmetz will visit the campus in Iowa City on Monday to meet faculty and students. He is currently Ohio State's executive vice president and provost.
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Location : IowaIowa City
People : Joseph Steinmetz
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 31 2015 5:08AM
Iowa Highway 14 remained closed Monday morning north of Marshalltown.
A flood warning was extended until Tuesday evening. It appeared according to
the National Weather Service Hydrology meter that the Iowa River had crested
in the Marshalltown area just a bit below a foot over flood stage at 19.99 feet.
The river is now on a slow downward fall with the flood warning set to expire
Tuesday evening at 6:45 pm. Authorities say that Iowa 330 south of the
Albion area which had been closed Sunday is now back open to traffic.
The Iowa 14 closure is from just north of Marshalltown up to U-S 330.




 
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 30 2015 6:09PM
Due to flooding conditions along the Iowa River, Iowa Highway 14 north of Marshalltown is closed till further notice. Details on a detour can be found at 511ia.org.
A flood warning issued by the National Weather Service has been extended.

 
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Location : Marshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 30 2015 10:27AM
A new forecast for the crest on the Iowa River was issued by the National Weather Service Sunday morning. The river is expected to crest a foot above flood stage at
1-am Monday morning. Interests along North Center Street and Iowa Highway
14 on the north side of Marshalltown should pay attention. As of Sunday morning
a part of U-S 330 south of Albion had been closed because of flooding. Heavy rains
upstream on the river on Friday are to blame.
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Location : Marshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 30 2015 8:14AM
Six of the eight candidates for Marshalltown School Board attended a Candidates Forum held Saturday by the Marshalltown Education Association at the Marshalltown Public Library in front of a crowd estimated at 50 plus people. Candidates Anne Paullus and Ross Harris had other committments and could not attend. Matthew Nevins is a teacher in the district and President of the MEA and moderated the event. Each candidate told about themselves, and answered questions about the MEA being an equal partner in improving the schools and also the idea of furthering community involvement.



 
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Topics : Education
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 30 2015 7:51AM
The Iowa River in the Marshalltown area went up in a hurry after heavy rains
upstream. According to the National Weather Hydrology site the river Friday at
6pm stood at 11.04 feet, over the next 8 hours it climed better than five feet to
16.15 feet. As of Sunday morning it was at 18.84 feet with a predicted crest of
19.3. A Flood warning was posted that lasted until Monday.

 
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Location : Marshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 30 2015 7:40AM
Heavy rains upstream on the Iowa river have forced authorities to close part
of Iowa 330. According to the state DOT website:

Between County Road E29 and County Road S75 (near Albion). The road is blocked because of flooding.

A detour is in operation.


 
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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 29 2015 6:35AM
The Marshalltown Company celebrated 125 years in business with some commemorative events in Marshalltown. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Rassmussen says the company does business all over the world and dates all the way back to the
year 1890. Among the events was the unveiling of a large sand sculpture that was
kept under a tent for safekeeping due to rainy weather in Marshalltown. Celebrants were there from as far away as the country of Australia.


 
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Topics : Business_Finance
People : Jeff Rassmussen
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 29 2015 6:29AM
U-S Representative Joaquin Castro who is from Texas will campaigning in Marshallown for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Sunday afternoon at 12:45 p-m.The appearance will be at the Fisher Community Center at Marshalltown.


 
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Topics : Politics
Location : MarshalltownTexas
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 29 2015 6:17AM
The National Weather posted flood warnings for the Iowa River at Marshalltown and for the South Skunk River at Ames and also from U-S 30 to the Polk/Jasper County
line. Friday was a soggy day in part of Iowa, there were a couple reports of rain
as much as nine and eight inches worth. Flooding was reported in Grundy, Hamilton, Webster, Calhoun, Boone, Story, Hardin, Greene and Black Hawk Counties.
Marshalltown by comparison reported 2.01 inches of rain.The town of Dayton was the community that was most impacted by flooding.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2015 5:42AM
A state audit has discovered $300,000 in city funds missing in Casey, where a fire last summer destroyed City Hall and city financial records. The city's longtime clerk was fired last year and the audit says she told investigators she'd taken money that wasn't hers.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2015 5:39AM
David Stanley, a former Iowa lawmaker who helped start a tax reduction lobbying group, has died. Wesley United Methodist Church in Muscatine says Stanley died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the church on Sept. 26. Stanley was chairman of Iowans for Tax Relief, a lobbying group he helped create.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Iowa
People : David Stanley
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2015 5:36AM
An Iowa cooperative says one of its employees has died after entering a grain bin filled with soybeans. Farmers Cooperative Company in Farnhamville says Bret Steck entered the grain bin around 9 a.m. Thursday for routine cleaning. They say in a statement he became "engulfed" in soybeans before 11 a.m. yesterday.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 27 2015 5:46AM
One of the four finalists to be the next University of Iowa president will be on campus Thursday for interviews. Marvin Krislov is president of Oberlin College in Ohio. Three other finalists will visit Iowa in the coming days as regents prepare to chooseSally Mason's successor next week.
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Topics : Education
Location : IowaOhio
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 27 2015 5:41AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income. The USDA said in a report Tuesday the abundance of grain leftover from last year's crop and this year's anticipated harvest of the third-largest corn crop and second-largest soybean crop on record have kept prices below the cost of production.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 27 2015 5:38AM
The Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started testing a mobile driver's license app as part of a new pilot program.

MorphoTrust USA, the company providing the software for the app, announced the start of testing Wednesday. The pilot program involves state employees testing the app in various settings.

According to department director Paul Trombino, the agency is not ready to release the app for customer use. There is not set date for when the app could be released to the public.

The company says the Iowa department employees are the first in the nation to use its mobile driver's license software.


 
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People : Paul Trombino
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