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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2015 3:00PM
Another 2016 presidential candidate will be coming to the local area this summer.

Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker is set to visit Marshalltown on Saturday, July 18th. Walker will also be visiting Ames earlier in the day. This information is according to Governor Walker's Iowa Communications Director Eric Woolson.

In an announcement made exclusively to the 1230 KFJB/KIX 101.1 news department, Woolson explained that an exact time and place for the event has not been nailed down. However, he did note that the appearance should take place sometime in the evening on the 18th.

Stay tuned here to and…In the coming days we hope to be able to give you complete details on Governor Walker's upcoming visit to Marshalltown.
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Location : MarshalltownWisconsin
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2015 5:53AM
An Iowa Falls woman has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for stealing from the bank where she worked. Teresa Kobriger pleaded guilty after she was charged with embezzling from Iowa Falls State Bank over a four-year period. She's been ordered to make more than $181,000 restitution.
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Topics : Law_Crime
People : Teresa Kobriger
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2015 5:50AM
Authorities say an Iowa inmate managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof. The Iowa Department of Corrections SAYS Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building onthe Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison. He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. Hours later, he was captured near Geneseo, Illinois.
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Location : GeneseoIllinoisIowa
People : Justin Kestner
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2015 5:46AM
Authorities say they're investigating a fatal hit and run in western Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says authorities found 50-year-old Charlotte Anderson dead on the side of the road Saturday night. She was located near a mile marker on Highway 127 on the north side of Logan. DCI says an Iowa State Patrol trooper located a suspicious vehicle in the area Sunday morning that appeared to have front end damage consistent with evidence at the scene, but additional information was not provided.
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Location : IowaWestern Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 6 2015 5:49AM
Authorities have released the name of a Tennessee woman who was killed in an accident at an eastern Iowa truck stop.

Davenport police identified the woman as 74-year-old Mary LeMay, of Centerville, Tennessee.

Police say she was guiding her husband as he was trying to park a recreational vehicle at the truck stop on Saturday. Police Capt. Brent Biggs says the RV went out of control and struck LeMay and then struck a car full of children. Several of the were treated at the scene for scrapes and bruises.

LeMay's husband was taken to a Davenport hospital for evaluation. His name hasn't been released.

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People : Brent BiggsMary LeMay
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 6 2015 5:47AM
An Iowa girl has drowned during a family gathering on a Wisconsin island on the Mississippi River. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says 2-year-old Bryle (BRIGH'-lee) Morgan of Waterloo, Iowa died early Sunday at an Iowa City hospital.
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Location : IowaMississippiWaterlooWisconsin
People : Bryle
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 6 2015 5:40AM
Council Bluffs Police say a bullet someone fired into the air wounded a 7-year-old boy who was watching fireworks with his grandparents. When the boy started crying and complaining about shoulder pain Saturday night, his grandparents initially thought he'd been hurt by fireworks. But while treating the wound, the boy's grandmother discovered a .223 caliber bullet in the wound, which was about ¼-inch deep. The boy was treated at a local hospital and released.
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Topics : Law_Crime
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2015 5:15AM
The federal government has announced plans to step up monitoring of wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued plans Thursday aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating waterfowl and other wild birds.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2015 5:12AM
Governor Terry Branstad has vetoed $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open. Branstad announced the vetoes late yesterday afternoon, as he approved a slew of budget bills. The fate of the two mental health institutes — in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda — was hotly debated. After Branstad sought to end funding for the facilities, lawmakers reached a deal to keep the Mount Pleasant center open and to seek a private provider to run the other.
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People : Terry Branstad
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2015 5:49AM
A state audit has found major problems with how some Iowa state agencies spent millions of dollars on information technology contractors. The report has uncovered cost overruns, a no-bid contract and questionable relationships between agencies and IT firms. In one case, two top Revenue Department officials went to work for a state contractor before a mandatory two-year waiting period was up.
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Topics : EnvironmentLaw_Crime
Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2015 5:42AM
Two Iowa mental health institutes have been closed and about 80 workers have gotten layoff notices. Governor Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a legislative compromise to continue funding the facilities in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda. There are no patients at either one.
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Location : Iowa
People : Terry Branstad
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2015 5:38AM
The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor is buying the pork division of Cargill Incorporated. JBS USA, a division of Sao Paulo, Brazil-based JBS, and Cargill said yesterday they have signed an agreement for the $1.45 billion transaction. JBS entered the U.S. pork market in 2007 and sells products under the Swift brand names.
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Topics : Business_Finance
Location : Sao Paulo
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 1 2015 5:42AM
The former police chief in Des Moines has been named the new director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Judy Bradshaw has been assistant director since she retired from the Des Moines Police Department last year. Governor Terry Branstad says Bradshaw has the "leadership, knowledge, temperament and communications skills" to lead the academy.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Des Moines
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 1 2015 5:38AM
Organizers of the Iowa State Fair are pairing the event's famous butter cow sculpture with another butter piece celebrating the Monopoly board game. Officials say the accompanying piece, which changes every year, will this summer celebrate the game's 80th anniversary. The Iowa Star Fair is scheduled Aug. 13-23 in Des Moines.
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Location : Des Moines
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 1 2015 5:20AM
A disaster proclamation has been issued for 18 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. The proclamation allows the state to help residents impacted by a tornado that hit parts of Wapello County on June 20. The proclamation also helps residents affected by other severe weather and flooding in Iowa in late June.
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Location : IowaWapello County
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:42AM
Two Kansas men have been charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Nodaway earlier this month. Jon Rubendall and James Bost are in jail on $1 million bond in the death of Allen Pafford. A court document says of the men has told investigators Pafford was shot over a drug debt.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Kansas
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:40AM
Authorities have reopened a major street near downtown Des Moines that was affected by flooding from the nearby Raccoon River. A portion of Fleur Drive along Gray's Lake Park reopened Monday afternoon. The current level of the Raccoon River along thestreet continues to recede. The current level of the nearby Des Moines River is also receding.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:37AM
A jury has ruled that the former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs. The federal jury in Davenport rejected Teresa Manning's claims that Dean Carolyn Jones rejected her because of Manning's political beliefs and associations. The verdict is a victory for the university in a long-running case that has been closely watched in higher education. It came after a six-day trial, which was the second in the case after an unusual mistrial in 2012.
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Topics : EducationLaw_Crime
Location : DavenportIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 29 2015 11:34AM
  A Marshalltown teen accused of sexually abusing a girl has received a second sentencing hearing date.
  According to online court records, Travis James Bunn of Marshalltown will receive a sentence on July 27th at 1:30pm. Bunn, along with his attorney Aaron Siebrecht and Iowa Attorney General’s Office lawyer Andy Prosser, met one week ago for sentencing, before the assigned judge decided to continue the hearing.
  Bunn is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Marshalltown back in January. He is charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, Indecent Contact With A Child, and Lascivious Acts With A Child.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:51AM
Iowa State is in the final stages of a major renovation to the south end zone at Jack Trice Stadium, highlighting a $60 million expansion that's set to be completed in late August. It's arguably the most ambitious renovation in the 40-year life of the stadium, which will soon be the third-largest in the Big 12 with a capacity of 61,000.
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Topics : Sports
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:48AM
A Clive auto repair business reports that 90 percent of the vehicles on its property have been ruined by a flash flood. Acheson Auto Works, which backs up to the Walnut Creek, was flooded early Friday, destroying about 40 vehicles. Workers plan to continue the cleanup throughout the weekend in hopes of opening on Monday.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:45AM
The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home. But the 79 participants in this weekend's Linn County competition got tomeet Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey. He visited the fair Saturday to speak about poultry health and the bird flu.
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Location : IowaLinn County
People : Bill Northey
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 26 2015 3:35PM
  A vacant building on the south side of Marshalltown will soon be demolished, and a major dollar store chain is planning a build on the property.
  Dollar Tree, which currently has a Marshalltown location next door to what used to be an EconoFoods grocery store on Iowa Avenue West, will be making the big move this year, according to store management. The new location for the dollar store outlet will be a space on the corner of E. Southridge Road and S. Center Street. The old Long John Silver’s building currently located on the property is to be destroyed, and a new building, which will house Dollar Tree, will be developed.
  Specific details on the project have not been made public. Also, no set completion date has been released, as of yet. However, Dollar Tree management noted that the company is aiming for a November opening.
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Location : Marshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:48AM
University of Northern Iowa students are working to bring fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods in Waterloo. Students established the Waterloo Mobile Produce Stand this summer so families could have access to fresh vegetables that they normally wouldn't have due to costs.
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Location : Northern Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:45AM
One of three veteran Iowa State Patrol officials who were on leave during an internal investigation has been transferred to a new job. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Major Todd Misel is no longer in charge of field operations for the patrol. Misel and two other patrol officials were placed on paid leave in April while the department investigated whether they mishandled a state contract to purchase handguns.
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People : Todd Misel
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:42AM
One man has died in an apparent explosion of a house in rural Jackson County in eastern Iowa. 73-year-old Stephen W. Brandenburg was found early Thursday in the basement of a house near U.S. Highway 64 between Miles and Preston. Emergency responders were called to the home about 4:40 a.m. yesterday after reports of an explosion.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:53AM
Two construction workers were hospitalized after a building site collapsed in eastern Iowa. Evansdale emergency officials say the two were being treated for non-life threatening injuries after the collapse at a planned Kwik Star convenience store on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are investigating the cause.
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Location : Eastern IowaIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:50AM
Ohio Governor John Kasich is making his first trip to Iowa as he considers whether to run for president next year. The Republican said Wednesday in Des Moines that it's not practical or humane to deport millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. In the past, he's expressed reservations about creating a path to citizenship.
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Location : Des MoinesIowaOhio
People : John Kasich
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:48AM
Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grain prices on farmer purchases. The privately held company based in the eastern Iowa near Williamsburg makes planters andgrain carts. Deere and Company another major farm equipment maker laid off 910 workers in its Iowa factories and 500 in Illinois in January.
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Topics : Business_Finance
Location : Eastern IowaIllinoisIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 24 2015 5:45AM
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado damaged homes and a grocery store in southern Iowa. Meteorologist Craig Cogil says the tornado received an EF-3 rating after peak winds were estimated at 142 mph near a damaged house in Lovilia on Monday night. The tornado developed in Marion County and briefly moved through Lucas County before ending in Monroe County, where the house was located. The tornado had wind speeds of 103 mph when it later ripped into a grocery store in Albia. No injuries have been reported.