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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 25 2014 4:30AM
Today is day 6 of the Registers Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.

The riders today make their way from Waverly to Independence.

The journey concludes at Guttenberg tomorrow as the riders will ceremoniously dunk their bike wheels in the waters of the Mississippi River.

A second RAGBRAI rider has died. Frank Brinkerhoff of Sioux City was found dead in his tent in Mason City.
Authorities believe the 74-year-old man died of natural causes but a medical examiner is still investigating.
A man from West Branch died of a heart attack during the bike ride earlier in the week.



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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 24 2014 5:17AM
Today is day 5 of Ragbrai.

Todays journey is nearly 66 miles from Mason City to Waverly.

Towns along the way include:
Nora Springs
Rockford
Marble Rock
Greene
Packard
andClarksville

Tomorrow the riders will make their way to Independence……

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Location : ClarksvilleMason City
People : Nora Springs
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 24 2014 4:40AM
The Marshalltown Police Department seeks a man in a sex offender registry violation case.

27 year old Jonathon Lee Robinson is a white male, six foot three, 187 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

He was last seen in Marshalltown on July 10th.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Law Enforcement Center at 641-754-5725.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 24 2014 4:36AM
The Marshalltown Police Department seeks the publics help in solving a case of vandalism.

A welcome sign on the north side of the city was vandalized.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Communications Center at 641-754-5725.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 11:04AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The veteran Iowa criminal investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV appeared in court over his wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

Larry Hedlund was in Polk County District Court on Wednesday as a judge considered an effort from the state to have the lawsuit thrown out.

Hedlund, a former Division of Criminal Investigation agent from Fort Dodge, is suing his former superiors for wrongful termination. He alleges that he was removed from duty and fired in retaliation for initiating a pursuit in which a vehicle carrying Branstad was clocked traveling 84 mph but not stopped.

Branstad has denied retaliation. Department officials say Hedlund was fired for insubordination, which he denies.

No action was taken Wednesday on the state's motion to dismiss the case.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:55AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines Public Schools plans to offer free meals to all students at more schools beginning this fall.

District officials say 35 Des Moines schools and three early learning centers will offer free breakfasts and lunches for all their students. That's an increase from the free meals previously provided to all students at 13 schools.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for the free meals at the schools, which have a high percentage of children living in poverty.

Superintendent Thomas Ahart says when children have eaten, they are "more focused on learning."

Nearly 70 percent of families in the Des Moines school district qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

The district has 54 schools and 10 special schools and programs.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Thomas Ahart
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:54AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal official says 122 children who entered the country illegally were sent to Iowa in the first half of the year.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said Tuesday that the children were placed with sponsors. The news was first reported in the Omaha World Herald.

Gov. Terry Branstad has been opposed to hosting immigrant children in Iowa. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said Tuesday federal officials didn't notify the state about the children until after the newspaper alerted state officials.

On Monday, Branstad said such children should be returned home. He contends federal officials must improve border security.

More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:52AM

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition.

Officials with the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa say 63-year-old Tom Teesdale, of West Branch, died Monday.

RAGBRAI officials say Teesdale was treated on the route between Terril and Graettinger for a medical condition. He was then taken to Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, where he died.

The reports say Teesdale owned and operated a business where he sold custom bicycles.

It's the first time a RAGBRAI rider has died since 2010.

About 8,500 riders make the weeklong trip across Iowa, plus others who ride on single days.

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Location : GraettingerIowaNorthern Iowa
People : BranchTom Teesdale
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:52AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new national report on the well-being of children ranks Iowa third in the nation, up four places from last year.

The Kids Counts report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Iowa ranks first among all states in health, third in economic well-being and seventh in the family and community category. Iowa is 13th in education.

The Baltimore-based privately funded Casey foundation provides grants to help disadvantaged children and families. It has released Kids Counts reports the last 25 years.

It says Iowa has made some of the biggest improvements among states. It also points out more children live in poverty, but that's just one indicator.

Michael Crawford, the Iowa Kids Count director, says that's a reflection of the lasting impact of the recession on some families.

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Location : BaltimoreDes MoinesIowa
People : Michael Crawford
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:51AM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Workers have begun piecing together a $1.3 million video board at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, and officials hope the scoreboard will be functional by the University of Northern Iowa's first home football game Sept. 20.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1niAPEZ) workers from Fort Myers, Florida-based Animated Display Systems on Sunday started installing panels for the 26-by-100-foot video scoreboard into a massive steel frame above the south end zone.

Troy Dannen, UNI's director of athletics, says the old scoreboard was outdated and failing. It will be converted into a scoreboard and placed near the north end zone.

The McLeod Center also will get new scoreboard.

Funding for the improvements come from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association, Learfield Sports and a private donor.

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People : Troy Dannen
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:51AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond.

A federal judge says the case against Mo Yun is weak and there are no reasons to hold her until the Dec. 1 trial as prosecutors had requested.

Judge Robert Pratt said in an order filed Monday that Mo must post $250,000 bond, wear a GPS monitor and remain under home confinement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Mo can't travel to China to see her children, but may be allowed to go to California to see them under supervision.

She was arrested July 1 in Los Angeles.

Prosecutors say she helped others employed by her husband's company take seed from Midwest cornfields.

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People : Mo YunRobert Pratt
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 22 2014 11:40AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond.

A federal judge says the case against Mo Yun is weak and there are no reasons to hold her until the Dec. 1 trial as prosecutors had requested.

Judge Robert Pratt said in an order filed Monday that Mo must post $250,000 bond, wear a GPS monitor and remain under home confinement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Mo can't travel to China to see her children, but may be allowed to go to California to see them under supervision.

She was arrested July 1 in Los Angeles.

Prosecutors say she helped others employed by her husband's company take seed from Midwest cornfields.

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Topics : Law_Crime
People : Mo YunRobert Pratt
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 22 2014 11:37AM

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition.

Bob Libby, medical director for The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, says the 63-year-old man died Monday while riding near Graettinger, a small northern Iowa city in Palo Alto County. His name wasn't released.

Libby says he didn't know the cause of death, but that is was due to a medical condition and not a traumatic injury.

A trauma surgeon, nurse and others cared for the man, who was taken to Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, where he died.

It's the first time a RAGBRAI rider has died since 2010.

About 8,500 riders make the weeklong trip across Iowa, plus others who ride on single days.

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Topics : Human Interest
People : Bob Libby
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 21 2014 11:44AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican Party of Iowa has hired a new team of communications staffers to get out the word on GOP candidates for the November election and promote the party.

Jeff Patch is the new communications director. He was press secretary for Rep. Tom Latham and has worked as a consultant.

Tim Albrecht will serve as digital director helping the party run its website and social media strategy. He runs his own public relations firm and has worked for former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and candidate Steve Forbes. He also worked as communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad after helping run his campaign's communications.

Jahan Wilcox, who has worked for the Republican National Committee and other conservative groups, will write rapid response news releases to counter Democratic claims during the campaign.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 21 2014 11:26AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says military veterans are finding jobs in Iowa.

Branstad said Monday that 23 veterans have gotten jobs through the Home Base Iowa program, which he signed into law this year. The program is designed to make it easier for veterans to transition into civilian jobs in the state.

Under Home Base Iowa, federal retirement pay is exempted from state income taxes and it makes it easier to obtain licenses for civilian jobs based on military training. In addition, businesses may grant a preference in hiring and promotion of veterans and some spouses.

There will be a job fair for veterans on Thursday in Davenport. At least 35 employers are expected to attend.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 21 2014 9:54AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some officials are concerned the Iowa Juvenile Home's closing has created an unequal system where girls don't have the same options.

Iowa lacks a proper facility for delinquent girls who committed crimes.

The juvenile home closed in January after questions were raised about the treatment of teenagers, including use of isolation cells and a lack of educational opportunities.

Since January, 33 girls might have been candidates for the juvenile home. Three were sent out of state and three were moved to adult court. The others were generally sent to private facilities.

State Court Administrator David Boyd says Iowa usually has no more than 20 delinquent girls that need housing at once. Policymakers will have to decide the best way to provide services.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : David Boyd
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 21 2014 9:54AM

MOULTON, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a World War II veteran missing for nearly 70 years are back in his southern Iowa hometown.

A graveside service was held for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Howard on Saturday morning just north of Moulton.

Howard was 21 years old in April 1945 when his aircraft was shot down over Germany. He and four other crew members were officially declared dead, though their remains weren't recovered.

A research and analysis group concluded earlier this year that human remains found near the possible aircraft crash site belong to Howard.

Saturday's service was held with full military honors provided by the Iowa National Guard.

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Location : IowaMoultonSouthern Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 21 2014 9:51AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The yearslong fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.

Animal rights groups, free speech activists and others have filed two separate, but similar lawsuits against ag-gag measures in two Western states.

The lawsuits say the secrecy puts consumers at a higher risk of food safety problems and animals at higher risk of abuse. But farm organizations and livestock producers say the laws are aimed at protecting their homes and businesses from intruders.

Many states are watching closely the lawsuits to see if the constitutional challenges stick.

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Location : Des MoinesIdahoIowaUtah
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 17 2014 10:03AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Chinese woman charged in Iowa with conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is asking to be released on bond while she awaits trial.

Mo Yun is one of seven people associated with Chinese agriculture biotechnology company DBN Group to be indicted in the case. The U.S. government says DBN's employees conspired to take hybrid seed corn from fields in Iowa and Illinois to duplicate the genetic traits American companies have spent millions of dollars to develop.

The 42-year-old Mo was arrested in California on July 1.

Prosecutors want her held until her trial, which is set for Dec. 1 in Des Moines. They say she has every incentive to return to China, which has no extradition treaty with the U.S.

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Location : CaliforniaDes MoinesIllinoisIowa
People : Mo Yun
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 17 2014 7:55AM
A 63 year old Marshalltown man was killed in a motorcycle/semi truck accident yesterday on Linn Street.

According to an accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, the victim is identified as John Ford who was operating a 1986 Honda Motorcycle at the time the accident took place just before the noon hour yesterday.

It happened in the 200 Block of Linn Street.

The semi truck driver was identified as 36 year old Adam Cramer of Des Moines, he was driving for Dohrn Transport of Ankeny and was trying to make a wide left turn into an alley at the time the accident took place.

Both vehicles were going eastbound on a one way street.

Ford was helicoptered to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines where he was pronounved dead.


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Location : Des MoinesMarshalltown
People : Adam CramerJohn Ford
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 17 2014 4:37AM
MARSHALLTOWN – There's been a lot going on in the hallways of Marshalltown Community College this summer. The renovation to the Advanced Manufacturing and Health Occupation wings is well underway and things are starting to take shape. The construction began just after graduation this summer and is set to be completed this fall.

The Advanced Manufacturing renovation is taking place on northeast section of the main MCC campus.

The Health Occupations renovation is taking place on the south side of the MCC campus.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 10:00AM

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city has deployed insecticide in the battle to save its ash trees from an insect pest that's killed millions of the trees elsewhere in the United States.

Mount Vernon has assigned Mike Wehde from public works to the task of injecting the insecticide. Wehde says the insecticide doesn't prevent the adult beetles from boring in and laying eggs but will kill the larvae that hatch. He says the shots are less expensive than removing and replacing ash trees, which many other communities have done.

The beetles are native to Asia and were first detected in Michigan in 2002.

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People : Mike Wehde
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:59AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is sending a letter to county election officials suggesting they remove more than 1,200 Iowa voters who may be dead.

Shultz says he did a routine check of the Social Security Death Index and cross referenced it with voter rolls matching name, birth month and year of listed voters.

He advises the county officials to analyze the list carefully and notify him of those they remove from voter rolls.

He plans to send out notices so any voter whose death has been prematurely recorded will have a chance to protest and get restored back to voting status.

Schultz found 1,234 voters listed as deceased.

The most, 103, are in Linn County. Wright County has 100

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:59AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation while pitching populist messages on the economy and immigration.

Potential Clinton rivals like Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are in the middle of a summertime tour of Democratic conferences and campaigns, drawing contrasts to Clinton as she weighs a heavily anticipated second presidential bid.

Biden and Warren are addressing an organization of young Democratic activists, Generation Progress, on Wednesday and speaking at the annual Netroots Nation conference later in the week, putting them before liberals who form a core of the Democratic base. O'Malley has been exploring a presidential campaign and made stops in Iowa and New Hampshire in the past month.

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Location : IowaNew HampshireWashington
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 7:19AM
The Marshall County Sheriffs Department reports two vehicles were involved in a two vehicle accident involving cows on the road in the vicinity of Reed Avenue and Sanford Avenue in Marshall County.

Deputy Corby Robbins identifies the drivers as 58 year old Juan Padilla in a 2008 Chevrolet and 59 year old Sandra Stoehr of Beaman.

According to an accident report as many as six cows were in the roadway as the vehicles were going southbound, the Stoehr vehicle was more damaged of the two being totaled a 2008 toyota Tundra.

One cow did die in the accident.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 6:38AM
A 17 year old Marshalltown teenager was hurt in a one vehicle accident on U-S 30 near Colo yesterday afternoon.

According to an accident report from the Story County Sheriffs Department the driver was identified as 18 year old Olivia Cortes of Marshalltown who was driving a 2002 Saturn going eastbound.

The driver says she apparently fell asleep at the wheel, the vehicle went into the median and then went sideways into the south ditch rolling several times.

The injured was identified as Sophia Ramos who was taken to Mary Greely Medical Center for non incapacitating injuries.






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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 5:16AM
The cool July weather in the listening area continues.

The low so far in Marshalltown today has been 50 while around the state the lowest temperature as of five a-m has been 44 at Sheldon in northwest Iowa.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 16 2014 4:50AM
One of the features of the Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown Saturday will be a horse that paints.

Owner Adonna Combs says Justin the Artistic Horse a Friesian draws crowds and the horse becomes animated when he does have an audience.

She says Justin has a Facebook fan base and that he is an abstract artist and finishes off his work with a hoof print.

Justin will be one of 50 artists on hand for the arts festival Saturday on the grounds of the Fisher Community Center at 709 South Center Street from ten a-m to six p-m.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 4:06PM
Ground has been broken on Marshalltown's new $920 million investment. Ryan Stensland with Alliant Energy says he's excited to finally break ground on the Marshalltown Generating Station on the East Side of town.

"I'm so pleased to see so many folk come out and help us celebrate with us today," Stensland says, "And it's really been something that has been 7 years in the making. So, it's a fantastic day for everyone, and I look forward to celebrating with them."

Dave Thompson with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, says this new station will do wonders because, "It's just one more key in our economic development that's currently going on that's just off the charts right now."

The excitement was palpable at the event held on the grounds of the future gas-powered plant. The project that has been many years in the works, and the plans are now finally falling just like the dirt off the ceremonial shovels.

Also in attendance, was Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. He says the station will aid many people throughout central Iowa, economically and environmentally.

"Low cost, reliable energy is going to help us attract more industry and business to the area," Gov. Branstad says, "It's going to assure the consumers that they're going to have a reliable source of power for their homes and for their businesses."

There's also one other thing that station will bring to Iowa, that the governor is especially excited about.

"It's also creating some great jobs," he says, "Great construction jobs here for the next couple of years and then they'll be some great permanent jobs here with Alliant. So, it's a win-win situation and we're very excited about it."

Construction on the generating station is expected to be completed by 2016 and operations to begin by the second quarter of 2017.

--Article and Photos By 1230 KFJB Reporter Katherine Fritcke
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 10:17AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign.

Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday. He has more than $4 million on hand for his general election campaign.

The Republican governor is running for a sixth non-consecutive term. He faces Democratic state Sen. Jack Hatch in the November general election. Hatch's campaign has not yet released their fundraising information.

Campaign finance reports are due to the state on Monday.


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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 10:16AM

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of her daughter-in-law.

Ginger Jefferson was given the mandatory sentence Monday in Tama County District Court for the September death of Kerry O'Clair-Jefferson. Jurors convicted her of first-degree murder in May.

O'Clair-Jefferson's husband, Dustin Jefferson, also faces a first-degree murder charge in the case. Prosecutors say he either killed or helped kill his wife. He is scheduled to go on trial later this year.

Ginger Jefferson will pay more than $150,000 in restitution to O'Clair-Jefferson's estate. She made no comment during her sentencing hearing.

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Location : IowaToledo
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 10:16AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he does not want Iowa to host any Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

During a news conference Monday, Branstad said he was not aware of any immigrant children currently in Iowa. He said the federal government should focus on securing the borders.

Branstad and other governors met with federal officials Sunday on the issue.

Under current law, immigrant children from countries that do not border the United States and who cross into this country by themselves are turned over to federal authorities. They are then sent to live with relatives in the country while awaiting a ruling from immigration court.

Since Oct. 1, more than 57,000 children have crossed the border alone.


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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Terry Branstad
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 6:30AM

An Iowa woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of her daughter-in-law.

Ginger Jefferson was given the mandatory sentence Monday in Tama County District Court for the September death of Kerry O'Clair-Jefferson. Jurors convicted her of first-degree murder in May.

O'Clair-Jefferson's husband, Dustin Jefferson, also faces a first-degree murder charge in the case. Prosecutors say he either killed or helped kill his wife. He is scheduled to go on trial later this year.

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Location : IowaToledo
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 5:14AM
The latest Iowa crop report is out from the USDA:

Topsoil moisture levels are 73 percent adequate while the subsoil moisture levels are 77 percent adequate.

26 percent of the corn acreage was silking, 76% of the corn was in good to excellent condition, 73% of the soybean crop was rated in good to excellent condition.

The state climatologist Harry Hillaker says the highest temperature last week was at Sidney where they hit 96, the lowest temp was at Spencer with a reading of 50.

The most rain recorded was at Denison with 4.64 inches of rain.
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Location : Iowa
People : Harry Hillaker
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 15 2014 5:13AM
At yesterdays meeting of the Marshalltown School Board, an item in regard to eight schools leaving the Central Iowa Metro League to form their own conference was pulled from the agenda upon the recommendation of Activties and Athletic Director Craig Huegel.

This took place in the wake of the Des Moines area schools voting not to leave the conference for now at a recent meeting, meaning the proposal was effectively dead.

Last nights School Board meeting was the first full afternoon gathering of school board at a new administrative location at 1002 South Third Street in Marshalltown.

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People : Craig Huegel
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 11:12AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he does not want Iowa to host any Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

During a news conference Monday, Branstad said he was not aware of any immigrant children currently in Iowa. He said the federal government should focus on securing the borders.

Branstad and other governors met with federal officials Sunday on the issue.

Under current law, immigrant children from countries that do not border the United States and who cross into this country by themselves are turned over to federal authorities. They are then sent to live with relatives in the country while awaiting a ruling from immigration court.

Since Oct. 1, more than 57,000 children have crossed the border alone.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Terry Branstad
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:56AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa's 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service. These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people.

In its analysis of data from the Iowa Bureau of Emergency Medical Services that 14 Iowa counties have four or fewer emergency medical service agencies of any kind within their borders.

Brian Donaldson is director of Sumner Emergency Medical Services, and he says part of the problem is that emergency medical services are not required of cities and counties.

Donaldson says a 2007 study showed the relative risk of a rural victim dying in a crash is 15 times greater than in urban areas, after adjusting for other contributing factors.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Brian Donaldson
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:55AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowans are going to hear, read and see a lot about the University of Iowa in the coming weeks.

The university is launching a marketing blitz Monday that will blanket the state with ads designed to reach potential in-state students and their parents.

Iowans will see the school's pitches on televisions, radios, computers and billboards. Even a new hashtag — #TheUforIowa — will debut on Twitter.

The launch marks a quick response to a policy change enacted last month by the Iowa Board of Regents, which governs Iowa and the state's two other public universities. The regents scrapped a longstanding policy for how nearly $500 million in state funds are divided between the three schools, and decided to link them to the number of in-state students enrolled.

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Location : IowaIowa City
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:55AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic Party researchers are scrubbing the past and current comments of Republican U.S. Senate candidates in hopes of finding rhetoric that might spook moderate or independent voters.

Democrats hope that controversial remarks by Republican candidates will help counter the upper hand the GOP has gained in many states, including many Midwestern states. Provocative comments about rape and abortion by Republican Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri undermined their campaigns in 2012.

The best Democrats have come up with this year is in Iowa's Senate campaign. They have called attention to Republican candidate Joni Ernst's professed belief in a United Nations' threat to American property rights. But there is no indication the issue has affected the closely contested race.

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Location : Des MoinesIndianaIowaMissouri
People : Joni Ernst
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:55AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

The educational standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association in Nashville, but were discussed along the sidelines of the meeting.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says the words, "Common Core," have become "radioactive," echoing a sentiment from tea party leaders who say the education plan amounts to a federal takeover of local education.

Governors in Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma have signed legislation to repeal the standards while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking steps to block the use of tests tied to the standards.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:54AM

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — Hospitals in Independence and other towns are preparing for a possible influx of people later this month when thousands of bicyclists pedal through their cities.

Up to 10,000 riders and another 10,000 followers are expected to traverse the state in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — also known as RAGBRAI. The bicyclists will overnight in Independence, Mason City, Waverly and other communities when they make the 418-mile trek July 20-26.

Buchanan County officials say they can reasonably assume at least some will require medical attention.

During the bike ride in 2007, the hospital in Independence served an additional 90 patients — most succumbing to heat-related ailments.

During a typical day, the emergency room sees between 20 and 30 patients.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:53AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.

The Iowa state senator is running for the U.S. Senate but is leaving the campaign just as her bid against Democratic congressman Bruce Braley is heating up. Ernst won a five-way Republican primary last month and immediately joined Braley in a fierce back-and-forth over who should take the place of retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.

Then duty called. Just hours after she taped the Republicans' national address Thursday night, Ernst drove from her rural southwest Iowa home to join her unit. She is leading a convoy of trucks to Wisconsin for two weeks of drilling at Fort McCoy.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 4:57AM
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow morning at nine a-m at the County Courthouse on the third floor.

According to the published agenda the Supervisors will pass a resolution in support of a cancer center at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.

MMSC is seeking support through letters and wants to obtain a certificate of need which is part of the process.

Due to severe weather and flooding that began late last month the Supervisors are expected to make their own disaster declaration announcement.






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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 4:48AM
The Marshalltown School Board will meet this afternoon at the districts new headquarters at 1002 South Third Street at five p-m.

Originally the school board had been expected to approve a plan for Marshalltown to be included in a move by 7 other schools to leave the Central Iowa Metro League and form a new conference, but according to media reports the Des Moines metro schools involved in this proposal have back off of the idea for now.

None the less school board is expected to vote on the idea.

School Board is also expected to have a closed session to talk about the process of evaluating the School Superintendent.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 4:47AM
The Marshalltown City Council will meet this afternoon at City Hall in Marshalltown at 5:30 p-m.

According to the published agenda Council will show options on locations for potential police and fire department headquarters to the public.

No action is expected on this item by council at this time.

Also due to the Council is an annual report from Police Chief Michael Tupper who is expected to report that the rate of burglaries are down and the police departments continuing concern about other crimes and also the focus on code enforcement at 2014 evolves in Marshalltown.

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People : Michael Tupper
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:14AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a solar energy company can sell electricity directly to businesses and governments, giving a boost to the burgeoning form of renewable energy.

The 4-2 ruling in favor of Eagle Point Solar could expedite the adoption of solar power generating systems that can reduce users' energy costs and environmental footprint.

Critics say the ruling could be a blow for electric utilities, who may have to raise their rates if they lose customers.

The court says companies such as Eagle Point Solar can enter into deals with customers in which they install rooftop solar panels, and then sell them the energy that is generated.

The court rejected claims that those agreements were illegal under Iowa law because they cut into the exclusive territories granted to regulated utilities.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:14AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld water quality regulations that business and farm groups say are costly and burdensome.

The rules require anyone with new or expanded wastewater discharges into waterways to seek permits and certification from the state.

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and others sued the Environmental Protection Commission which voted in December 2009 to adopt the new rules.

The lawsuit attempted to disqualify two of the commissioners' votes and get the regulations thrown out.

Carrie La Seur moved to Montana in July 2009 but remained on the commission. The lawsuit says her vote shouldn't be counted.

The lawsuit claims Commissioner Susan Heathcote, who worked for a nonprofit environmental group, had a conflict of interest.

A majority of the court found the votes were proper under Iowa law.

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Location : Des MoinesIowaMontana
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:13AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The slides at the Furman Aquatic Center in Ames have been repaired so they can be reopened to public use.

Officials say the welding work was completed Wednesday on the structural supports for the drop slide and tube slides. Center officials said Tuesday that they had recently discovered cracks in the supports.

A slide manufacturer engineer and local experts noted during a subsequent inspection that the supports didn't have proper drainage holes. That likely allowed water to build up and then freeze during colder months, stressing the metal supports.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:13AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hospitals and clinics affiliated with Mercy Medical Centers in Des Moines, Mason City, and Sioux City have won a $10.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The money will help implement a new system that utilizes a centralized health care organization based at Mercy hospital in Des Moines. It's designed to save money at the 25 critical access hospitals and 73 clinics in the Mercy Health Network. They are located in 37 counties in Iowa and Nebraska.

Mercy says more than 160,000 people could see benefits through better management of chronic conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The project will use in-clinic health coaches which Mercy says improves results through education, prevention activities and encouraging better medication adherence.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:12AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southwest Iowa are asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was pulled from the Missouri River on July 1.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Mills County Sheriff's office say the body was located near Lincoln's Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge in southern Mills County.

The body has a Playboy bunny tattoo on the upper left part of the chest and a monochromatic tattoo of two unclothed Asian women with a dragon in the background located on the upper left arm. A tribal tattoo is on the right shin. The clothing is described as blue denim shorts, a brown belt and black Ocean Pacific shoes.

Anyone recognizing the individual is asked to call the Mills County sheriff or the DCI.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 11:21AM

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The mayor of Davenport wants area agencies to help Central American children who are fleeing their home countries, but some other city leaders aren't so sure that's a good idea for the city.

Obama administration officials say they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Mexican border, as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.

Davenport Alderman Bill Edmond told Davenport television station KWQC that he opposes Mayor Bill Gluba's proposal and said that, "If need be, I will stand in front of the buses myself."

Gluba held a meeting Tuesday with representatives of 15 Quad-City agencies to discuss the Caring Cities Campaign. Another meeting is scheduled for Monday.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 11:21AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company wants to run through Iowa an underground pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Illinois.

The pipeline route in Iowa would begin in Lyon County and slice southeast through 15 other counties and exit Iowa at Lee County. The pipeline would end at Patoka, Illinois, where the oil would have railroad access to several markets.

Energy Transfer Partners LP, of Dallas, is proposing the pipeline, which would carry at least 320,000 barrels a day in a 30-inch diameter pipe.

The project faces Iowa regulatory reviews from the Utilities Board and the Department of Natural Resources. The company wants to begin operation of the pipeline by the end of 2016.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 11:20AM

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose body was found near Walker in Linn County was the mother of three girls who were the subjects of an Amber Alert.

The girls were found in the Waterloo area about an hour after the alert was issued around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Authorities have been looking for a 36-year-old man suspected of being their abductor.

The investigation started around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, after the woman's body was found in the middle of a road. Authorities say the death was suspicious and that the woman had several injuries.

The woman's name hasn't been released. Online court records don't list any new charges against the man.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 11:19AM

MOUNT AYR, Iowa (AP) — A 51-year-old Missouri man has been talked into putting down a shotgun and surrendering to Iowa officers.

Randy Longstreath, of Bethany, Missouri, was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday after a six-hour standoff south of Mount Ayr (ehr) in southern Iowa's Ringgold County.

The sheriff's office says Longstreath had gone to the home where his wife, stepson and another adult male were staying. The office says Longstreath fired the shotgun and threatened everyone in the home.

The people all escaped without harm before a SWAT team and negotiator arrived. The negotiator eventually persuaded Longstreath to surrender.

Court records say Longstreath faces four charges, including domestic abuse assault. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 10:49AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Fair will feature a "Field of Dreams" butter sculpture this year along with its iconic butter cow.

Fair officials say the sculpture will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Iowa-based movie filmed at the Lansing Family Farm in Dyersville.

The molded butter sculpture will depict aspects of baseball and Iowa's farmlands. It will join the butter cow in a 40-degree cooler.

The fair will also offer a new interactive exhibit called "Farm with Us." It will include bushels of corn and soybeans for people to touch and an interactive digital screen.

This year's fair will be held Aug. 7-17.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 10:49AM

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Researchers monitoring a young eagle in Decorah say the bird died after being electrocuted by a power line.

The Raptor Resource Project says the male eaglet was near a utility pole Tuesday when it was electrocuted. He suffered burns to a wing and the feathers on its feet were singed.

Officials called the electrocution "extremely unusual." An initial inspection of the distribution line where the eagle was electrocuted shows it was appropriately protected. They believe the eagle either tried to perch on a line or collided with it.

The bird was part of a group of eagles being monitored by the Raptor Resource Project, a nonprofit group that helps preserve various birds including falcons and eagles.

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Location : DecorahIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 10 2014 10:48AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report from a nonpartisan state agency questions whether Gov. Terry Branstad is cutting the cost and size of state government as he claims.

Branstad insists the state is on track to meet his promised 15 percent reduction in the cost of government. He says he's cut more than 1,000 state jobs.

The Legislative Services Agency, responsible for providing financial reports for lawmakers, says state employment has increased and state expenditures have fallen only slightly since Branstad took office.

Branstad's job cuts figure includes only the executive branch under his control. It doesn't include state universities or the legislative and judicial branches of government.

He insists he's on track to cut expenditures by 15 percent when compared to the projected spending of his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Chet Culver.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 9 2014 5:55AM
Today is day number one of the Central Iowa Fair in Marshalltown.
Lots of livestock, animal and Four H related activities today.
The Rodeo will be featured tonight. The Little Miss Princess and Fair Queen will also be crowned.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 11:51AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get a final payment of $1.38 million it had been awarded from the National Institutes of Health after a team member admitted last year to faking research results.

The NIH says the final payment of a five-year grant will not be made.

Dong-Pyou Han has pleaded not guilty in federal court to four counts of making false statements in research reports. He is free on bond awaiting trial.

Prosecutors say Han wrote a letter to university officials before resigning in 2013 in which he says he spiked samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to work. Han's letter says he acted alone.

The team continues its research and is seeking additional funding.

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People : Dong-Pyou Han
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 11:50AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than 400,000 Iowans who were tricked into signing up for buying club memberships will be eligible for refunds ranging from $6 to hundreds of dollars or more.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday that refund notices are being sent to Iowans who had memberships with Connecticut-based Vertrue Inc. and two other buying clubs.

The $40 million refund is the culmination of Miller's 11-year investigation and prosecution of Vertrue, which was found to have tricked Iowans into buying 864,000 memberships dating back to 1989. Most of the memberships weren't used.

Miller says the checks will be sent later this year, likely between October and December. Des Moines man Richard Schulz says he expects to receive $1,500 in refunds from Vertrue after he unknowingly had a paid membership for years.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:52AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors are asking the victims of a 2010 salmonella outbreak to share their stories as a judge considers how to punish the corporation and executives responsible.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa asked anyone who was sickened by eggs produced by Quality Egg, LLC to come forward.

Victims have the right to submit statements to the court describing what they had to endure after being sickened.

Quality Egg owner Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter, have pleaded guilty to distributing adulterated eggs in interstate commerce. Quality Egg pleaded guilty to the same charge, as well as bribery and introducing misbranded food.

The DeCosters and the company are awaiting sentencing, which hasn't been scheduled. They face up to one year in jail, plus fines and restitution.


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Location : IowaIowa City
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:51AM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has approved a tax break for John Deere's $27.8 million expansion project in Cedar Falls.

The five-year property tax abatement was approved at Monday night's meeting, following a public hearing.

Director of Developmental Services Ron Gaines says the city issued a building permit on June 24 for an addition that is expected to have a valuation of about $9.5 million.

John Deere's Chris Meyers says the expansion will provide nearly 62,000 square feet of additional space and improvements to the existing engineering center's infrastructure.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:51AM

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A tribute has been prepared for members of Waterloo West High School's Class of 1965 who died in Vietnam.

Three of their classmates co-produced a video titled "Fallen Heroes." It recognizes the sacrifices of five classmates and the spouse of another who were killed during the war.

The video includes letters from fallen classmates, some read by surviving family members. It includes their West High senior pictures and is interspersed with footage that classmate Jim Hamlyn shot while he was in Vietnam.

Hamlyn, of Denver, Iowa, says he and classmates Linda Cook Cain and Barbara Ruisch Hessel wanted to do something a little different for the reunion next year.

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Location : DenverIowaWaterloo
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:50AM

McPAUL, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assisting or participating in a woman's suicide.

58-year-old James Allen Zingg, of McPaul, is charged with assisting in the January suicide of 47-year-old Gwendolyn N. Melloway. He was arrested in June.

Authorities are charging Zingg under a seldom-used law that was spurred when Dr. Jack Kevorkian was prosecuted for helping terminally ill patients end their lives.

Prosecutors say Zingg made a suicide pact with Melloway. Zingg says the pair both ingested a lethal cocktail of pills, but he survived. He says it was Melloway's idea to swallow the pills.

Fremont County Attorney James Burger says the charge is justified. Zingg's attorney declined to immediately comment on the case.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:48AM

AUDUBON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a century-old building in western Iowa was completely destroyed after a fire broke out inside.

The 102-year-old building near the main street of Audubon caught fire Friday afternoon. Area firefighters continued to work the scene until Sunday morning.

Officials say the blaze was contained Friday night, but firefighters from multiple departments had to wait while the fire burned itself out. No injuries were reported.

Audubon Fire Chief John Ballou says the cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

The building, which was built in 1912, previously housed retail businesses. It recently was used for storage.

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People : John Ballou
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 5:20AM
Some strong thunderstorm winds in Union and Decatur counties yesterday.

Rural Creston reported a wind gust of 60 mph,while rural Lamoni had wind gusts clocked at 63 and 74 miles per hour.

Rural Independence in Buchanon County reported heavy rain and hail one inch in diameter.

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Location : Buchanon CountyDecaturUnion
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 5:05AM
The man whom the Marshalltown Police Department put out the word out about a theft at the area Menards store has been arrested by authorities in Story County.

The Story County Sheriffs Department identifies the suspect at 32 year oldJarrod Firman Holt of Ames who faces multiple charges including the theft of a laser level at the Marshalltown Menards store, valued at 850 dollars.

The theft allegedly took place on May 29th.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 4:52AM

The Marshall County Engineers Department has reopened that portion of East Main Street Road just east of Marshalltown that closed during last weeks flood.

However County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt says drivers will need to proceed with caution because the roads shoulders are soft in the aftermath of the water receeding.

This marks the final county road to be reopened in the aftermath of flooding adjacent to the Iowa River.

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People : Paul Geilenfeldt
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 8 2014 4:47AM
Officials have confirmed that four tornadoes hit Iowa Sunday night.

A tornado touched down just north of Traer causing lots of tree damage but stayed away from populated areas, it did damage a farm out building. That twister was rated EF-1 at 90 miles per hour, a path of 6.6 miles and 200 yards in width.

3 other tornados were confirmed near Jewell, Stuart and eastern Jasper County, no tree or structural damage in those instances.

Some 11 tornados were reported by spotters this time around.
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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:13AM

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is probing an Ankeny officer's fatal shooting of an armed woman.

Ankeny police say officers were sent to a home around 5:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a suicidal woman. Police say the officers found a woman armed with a semi-automatic weapon. Police say the woman was shot when she refused to drop the weapon and pointed it at an officer.

She was taken to Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, where she died. She's been identified as 59-year-old Marilyn Boyd.

The officer's name and other details about the shooting haven't been released.

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Location : AnkenyDes MoinesIowa
People : Marilyn Boyd
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:12AM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A 3-year-old Iowa boy remained in critical condition a day after falling out of a second-story window at home.

Carter James McOmber fell Saturday morning after leaning against a window screen in an upstairs bedroom.

Cedar Falls police say Carter fell about 20 feet to the ground and suffered life-threatening injuries in the fall.

The Cedar Falls boy remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was flown there after being taken to a local hospital.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:12AM

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The flooded Mississippi River became something of a tourist attraction this weekend in eastern Iowa.

Crowds of people visited Davenport's skybridge Saturday to get a view of the floodwaters covering low-lying areas.

Mike Loew and his wife were in Davenport to attend the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest that had to be moved because of the flooding. He has been coming to the event for nearly two decades.

Loew says it's remarkable to see the water so high.

Holly Schafer says she brought her two kids from Milan to see the flooding in person, and it's amazing.

The river crested earlier this weekend at 20.94 feet at Davenport and it has been to decline, but it won't return to within its banks until later this month.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:11AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the new laws enacted this month allows an increase in the Iowa Corn Checkoff. It's money collected from each bushel of corn sold to promote the grain.

Checkoff funds have been used to promote ethanol, such as sponsoring an Indy Car race.

The checkoff can only be increased after farmers approve it in a referendum.

The first authorization on the checkoff in 1977 set a maximum of 1 cent per bushel sold. In 2012 corn producers approved that amount, which meant state legislators had to update the law for the checkoff to go any higher.

Corn promotion officials say they have no plans to increase the checkoff, which generates as much as $20 million a year.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:11AM

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — A former Lee County maintenance worker who sued under Iowa's whistleblower law is asking the Iowa Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling setting aside the $186,000 that a jury awarded him.

Rick Carter has appealed the judge's ruling last year.

Carter was fired in 2010. His lawsuit says he was fired because he reported problems with the Lee County Jail during its construction and accused the county board of malfeasance.

In February 2013, a jury awarded Carter $141,000 in back wages and $45,000 in lost benefits.

But several weeks later, District Judge Mary Ann Brown set aside the jury award, saying Carter was fired for incompetence, not in retaliation for his public accusations.

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Location : IowaKeokukLee County
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:10AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has filed a federal lawsuit accusing officials of violating his constitutional free speech rights last year when they ordered him to stop preaching on public sidewalks just outside the Iowa State Fair.

Jason Powell, of Des Moines, hopes the lawsuit will deter officials from trying to keep him from preaching outside this year's state fair in August.

Powell's lawsuit, filed in June, says he was on a public sidewalk Aug. 15 outside the fair when a security guard told him to go to the other side of the street or be arrested.

The next day, on a public sidewalk outside a different gate, Powell says he was detained and photographed by a state trooper who said he was trespassing.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Jason Powell
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 9:42AM
The Marshall County Engineers Department reports that some more roads in the county have opened up in the wake of last weeks flooding along the Iowa River in the County.

County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt repots that Garwin Road, Reed Avenue and Wiesegarden Road have all opened back up on a near river to near river basis.

He says those roads are open with no restrictions, they are soft so proceed with caution…….

Gielenfeldt says East Main Street will remain closed as repairs are warranted after the high water went down……..


by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 6:58AM
The Marshalltown Police Department reports a hot and run accident that involved a female pedestrian…

Police Lieutenant Ryan Goecke says it happened at North 8th Avenue, and Marion Street, the motorist left the scene without providing aid or assistance to the injured pedestrian which was a female…..

The time of the accident was back on Friday the Fourth of July at 3:15 a-m….

The female was 26 years old….

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police comm center at 754-5725……
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People : Ryan Goecke
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 5:05AM
The Fourth of July celebration in Marshalltown back on Friday was called a hit by organizers.

There was entertainment at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds at the band shell as there were cloggers, the Municipal Band and the Band Loose Nuetral Played, the racing at the Marshalltown Speedway packed em in and the evening was capped off with fireworks.

The weather for the Fourth of July was Fabulous.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 4:56AM
The Iowa River at Marshalltown is down five feet from its crest of the other day.

The stage this morning was 17.25 feet, flood stage is 19 feet, the crest set last week was 22.25 feet which was an all time record that beat a record that was set just last year.

The last of the major road closures was lifted Saturday morning as the DOT reopened a stretch of U-S 63 in the Tama area.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 7 2014 4:44AM
Spotters reported some 11 twisters last night in Iowa including 5 in the listening area.

Tornados were reported at Kellogg, rural Newton, rural Traer, rural Reinbeck and rural Dysart.

Damage to area farms was reported in the Traer area, two homes were hit in the Renbeck area one of which was reportedly destroyed.

1 inch diameter hail was reported in Grinnell.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 6:59AM
The state DOT says Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown has reopened after floods closed it earlier this week. That brings a big sigh of relief to motorist in and passing through the area.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 5:53AM
A road closure update:

Major road closures:

Iowa highway 14 north of Marshalltown…
U-S 63 in the Tama area between county road E-64 and U-S 63….

In Marshall County:
East Main Street
Garwin Road
Wiesgarden Road
Reed Avenue
Quarry Road

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 5:47AM
The latest stage on the Iowa River at Marshalltown stood at 19.51.

The river crested at a new record of 22.25 feet which broke a record that was set on May 30th 2013.

The National Weather Service says a Flood Warning will continue through tomorrow morning at 11:24.

The river is forecast to drop below flood stage at 1pm this afternoon.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 5:20AM
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County in the wake of the recent severe weather activity.

Hardin County is also on the list.

The proclamation allows for state resources to be utilized in the recovery effort.

Marshall and Hardin counties are also eligible for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program.

Marshall County Emergency Manager Kim Elder says more information can be obtained by surfing over to www.dhs.iowa.gov-releases/disaster_assistance

Elder can be reached at 641-751-1726…




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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 5:06AM
The Fourth of the July Fireworks show in Marshalltown this evening will be coupled with a special night of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway.

The venue will be the Central Iowa Fairgrounds and the Marshalltown Speedway.

Food vendors will be on hand starting at two o clock.

Kids games will be at four.

Band Shell entertainment includes:
Cloggers at five pm
The municipal band will play at six
"Loose Neutral" will play at seven
The fireworks show will be around 935 pm…

The Marshalltown Speedway will be celebrating its 50th year Anniversary this evening as well with a special night of racing….

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 4 2014 4:57AM
The Marshalltown Police Department is asking for the public help in identifying a man wanted in a case of theft from back in the latter part of the month of May.

Police Chief Mike Tupper says the theft took place at the Menards store on May 29th.

A white male is sought who was wearing an Iowa State cap, with a light greenish t-shirt with green piping on the collars and sleeves, he had a moustache and a goatee.

The man stole a laser level that was valued at 850 dollars.

The store where the theft took place is at 504 Iowa Avenue West.

If you have any information you are asked to call 641-754-5725.

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People : Mike Tupper
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:22AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is shutting down a Mississippi River lock and dam as flooding worsens.

Corps spokesman Mike Petersen says Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Missouri, will close to navigation Friday. The river is nearly 6 feet above flood stage in Clarksville and is expected to rise another 3 feet by Tuesday.

Heavy recent rains in the upper Midwest have caused the Mississippi and many of its tributaries to rise sharply, causing significant flooding in Iowa, Illinois and in Missouri north of St. Louis. The Mississippi remains below flood stage from St. Louis to the south.

The Corps of Engineers is also activating its Emergency Operations Center in St. Louis, a move that enables the agency to provide personnel and resources to support flood-fighting efforts.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:21AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 97-year-old Des Moines man who was killed in a home invasion in which his wife was injured.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says police arrested 19-year-old Ngor Peter Makuey early Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Police say Rupert Anderson, 97, and Harriet Anderson, 94, were taken to the hospital, where Rupert Anderson died. Harriet Anderson is in stable condition.

Officers were called Wednesday night to the Andersons' east side home after a woman called 911 and reported someone had entered her home.

Online court records didn't show whether Makuey had an attorney.

Halifax says Anderson's death is the sixth homicide in Des Moines this year.

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:20AM

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say more than 100 jobs will be lost with the closing of the Evergreen Packaging plant in Clinton.

The employees were told the bad news on Tuesday. The closure is expected to occur by Sept. 1.

A news release from Evergreen says the "difficult business decision is necessary in order to improve the position of our company in today's challenging marketplace." Employee Nathan Reafsnider told the newspaper that workers were told that a major cause for the closure was pricing issues that cost the company a few big accounts.

Evergreen is based in Canton, North Carolina, and has plants or other facilities in several states and overseas.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:19AM

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in connection to the hatchet slaying of a Fort Dodge man last year.

Holly Ekstrom submitted the plea Wednesday on aggravated misdemeanors of accessory after the fact and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.

Ekstrom said she saw Ronald Dilley kill 22-year-old Steven Fisher in July 2013. She admitted to driving Dilley away from the scene and disposing of evidence in the case.

Dilley is serving 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the case. He earlier admitted to killing Fisher with a hatchet.

Ekstrom is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:18AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leader of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is resigning after 18 years of leading the organization.

The ACLU announced Wednesday that Executive Director Ben Stone planned to leave the position and return to practicing law. In a news release, Stone says the time is right to "return to fighting for justice one client at a time."

During Stone's tenure, the ACLU of Iowa has grown from three staff members to eight staff positions.

The organization has taken on issues dealing with voting rights, free speech, religious freedom, the fair treatment of sex offenders and other prisoners and the rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

An interim director will be appointed while a search is launched for a permanent executive director.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:18AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Residents of a Newton apartment building have been told to move out of their homes because the structure has been deemed an "unfit dwelling."

The residents of the three-story building found a sign posted Monday from the Newton Fire Department informing them they needed to vacate the building immediately. Residents learned the owner had 10 days to appeal the order.

Easy Keep Management oversees the building and stated that the only issue was a fire escape that was being repaired.

Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik says there are other problems, but he wouldn't be specific.

There are 12 apartments in the building but it's unclear how many people live there.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:17AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City officials are going door-to-door to speak with people in low-lying areas about potential flooding from the swollen Iowa River.

Officials planned to issue recommended evacuations Wednesday for homes and businesses on the north and west side of the city. There are no mandatory evacuations in place.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase the flow of water coming from the nearby Coralville Lake Reservoir because of the swollen Iowa River at Marshalltown. The increased outflow is expected to flood low-lying areas in Iowa City and other nearby communities.

City spokeswoman Shannon McMahon says the city is prepared to deal with the rising waters because of its history with flooding. She recommended that people stay away from the Iowa River for safety reasons.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 9:37AM
Road closure update:

From the DOT and the Marshall County Engineers Department:

Major Closures: Iowa 330 south of Albion
Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown
U-S 63 in the Tama area from E-64 to U-S 30

In Marshall County proper adjacent to the Iowa River:

North Center Street is now open, proceed with caution.

Closed:

East Main Street east of Marshalltown
Garwin Road
Wiesgarden Road
Zeller Avenue
Reed Avenue
Quarry Road


by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 5:14AM
The slow drop in the level of the flood waters continues in our listening area.

After the Iowa River had a record crest at 22.25 feet, the stage this morning was at 20.71 feet.

A continued slow fall is forecast.

A river flood warning continues until tomorrow afternoon at 3:34 p-m.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 3 2014 4:39AM
Major routes that are closed because of flooding:
Iowa 330 South of Albion
Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown
U-S 63 in the Tama area from county road E-64 to U-S 30
Iowa 21 near Belle Plaine from Iowa 212 to E-66

In Marshall County adjacent to the Iowa River:
North Center Street Road
East Main Street
148th Street
160th Street
Garwin Road
Wiesgarden Road
Zeller Avenue
Knapp Avenue
Reed Avenue
Quarry Road
Oaks Avenue
Morman Rudge Road
Jessup Avenue
Marsh Avenue
Sandford Avenue





by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 10:06AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Iowa State officials wrongfully barred a pro-marijuana group from using the school's Cy logo on T-shirts that also were decorated with cannabis leaves.

The lawsuit alleges that the school violated two students' constitutional rights by barring use of the logo by the campus chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

The two students are Paul Gerlich, who is president of the chapter, and Erin Furleigh, who is vice president.

In 2012 ISU officials barred the group from using the Cy log after the chapter's president at the time displayed the T-shirt in a Register photo. The photo prompted lawmakers' complaints that the shirt made it look like the school endorsed pro-marijuana legalization.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:41AM

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 51-year-old southwest Iowa woman has been sentenced to prison for lying to the Social Security Administration.

Federal prosecutors say Sharon Manchester, of Farragut, on Tuesday was sentenced to a year and a day, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Manchester pleaded guilty in February to committing Social Security fraud from October 2008 to July 2013.

She also was ordered to pay restitution of nearly $49.000.

Prosecutors say Sharon Manchester lied to Social Security when she said she wasn't receiving any financial support from her husband, co-defendant Andrew Manchester. He has pleaded guilty to possession of a false document and is awaiting sentencing.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:40AM

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A Marshall County jury has convicted a Marshalltown man of second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a minivan.

Jurors took about three hours Tuesday before finding 40-year-old Mathew Irving guilty in the killing of 55-year-old Rebecca Hall, of Marshalltown, in July 2013. Her body was found in the back of a minivan parked on the side of a road just east of Marshalltown.

Irving testified he didn't intend to kill Hall but was defending himself when she attacked him.

Irving had been charged with first-degree murder.

Second-degree murder has a mandatory-minimum sentence of 35 years in prison.

A medical examiner testified Hall died after being smothered.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 18.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:38AM

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old's call to 911 helped lead to the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting the child's mother in Storm Lake.

Police say the child dialed 911 early Tuesday but did not speak to emergency dispatchers. Police responded to an apartment, where 30-year-old Denis Reyes-Morales is accused of jumping out of a second-story window.

Police say Reyes-Morales entered the apartment and sexually assaulted a woman inside. He was later arrested at his home.

The woman was treated at a hospital. The child was not hurt.

Reyes-Morales faces charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree sexual abuse and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. He is being held at the Buena Vista County Jail. Court records do not list an attorney.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:38AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch.

Ethanol made from plant fiber is called cellulosic ethanol. It's been in research for decades but production is expected to expand significantly this year.

Several plants are in construction capable of turning corn leaves and stalks, wood scraps and even garbage into the fuel additive.

The Quad County Corn Processors plant in Galva has made Iowa's first commercially produced gallons of cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber. The plant, which has the capacity to make 35 million gallons of ethanol the traditional way from corn starch, has added equipment to make an additional 2 million gallons a year in cellulosic ethanol.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:37AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he falsified his research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.

Dong-Pyou Han appeared in federal court in Des Moines on Tuesday and entered his pleas of not guilty to four counts of making false statements. Each count carries up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Han was released on bond and his trial was scheduled for Sept. 2. His attorney declined to comment afterward.

Prosecutors say before Han resigned last fall, he told university officials he had spiked samples of rabbit blood with human proteins to make it appear the vaccine was working.

The alleged misconduct was uncovered last year after Harvard University scientists discovered the spiked samples.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:37AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-backed group American Crossroads is reserving $3.1 million in Iowa advertising time for September, an early sign they see Iowa's U.S. Senate race as competitive.

The group and its related group Crossroads GPS announced Tuesday they are reserving nearly $20 million in television advertising time in six states that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, including Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina and Montana. Republicans need six seats to retake the majority.

Apart from Iowa and Montana, all the seats are held by Democrats seeking re-election. In Iowa, five-term Democrat Tom Harkin is retiring.

Of the six states, Iowa is the only state Democrat Barack Obama carried in the 2012 presidential election.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley faces GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst in the Iowa race.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 9:36AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is reporting its first case of West Nile virus this year.

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that the first person infected is a man, between the age of 18 and 40, who lives in Clay County.

Patricia Quinlisk, the agency's medical director, says the man is recovering. Details about the man weren't released.

About 20 percent of people infected with West Nile virus have mild to moderate symptoms, including fever, headache and vomiting. Less than 1 percent become seriously ill, and people can occasionally die of the disease.

The virus first appeared in Iowa in 2002. Last year, there were 44 confirmed cases and no deaths.

Mosquitoes carrying the virus usually lay eggs in stagnant water, so it's important to eliminate standing water whenever possible.


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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 5:26AM
A jury rendered a guilty verdict Tuesday in the murder case of 40 year old Matthew Irving.

The charge was second degree murder after an orginal charge of first degree murder.

The jury deliberated for three hours.

The trial lasted about a week.

Irving was charged with murder after 55 year old Rebecca Hall was found strangled in a van a year ago last July 14th.

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Location : Marshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 2 2014 4:48AM
Road closure update:

Major routes:

Iowa 330 South of Albion
Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown
U-S 63 between E-64 and U-S 30
IA 21 between Iowa 212 and E-66 near Belle Plaine
North Center Street Road
East Main Street in Marshalltown at 18th Ave past Sand Lake…

Other routes in Marshall County closed near the Iowa River:
Stanley Mill Road
148th Street
Garwin Road
Wiesegarden Road
Zeller Avenue
Knapp Avenue
Reed Avenue
Quarry Road
Oaks Avenue
160th Street
Morman Ridge Road
Jessup Avenue
Marsh Avenue
Sandford Avenue



by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 1 2014 10:23AM
Iowa 14 is closed both ways north of Marshalltown.
Iowa 330 is closed both ways south of Albion.
U-S 63 is closed both ways from E-64 to U-S 30 in Tama County.
North Center Street in Marshalltown is open.
Iowa 21 is closed both ways by flooding near Belle Plaine.
U-S 6 is closed both ways west of Victor.
Iowa 57 is closed both ways 1 mile west of New Hartford.
In Marshall County the following roads have been closed including: Reed Avenue, Prairie Avenue, Stanley Mill road, 148th Street, Garwin Road and Wiesegarden Road.





by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 1 2014 5:08AM
Of the numerous damage reports from yesterday here is a summary:

During the second storm last night during the six o clock hour, a report was made out of Marshalltown to the National Weather Service of fast moving water of an unknown depth moving down an entire city street. Marshalltown had a peak wind gust yesterday of 73 miles per hour.

A report of several homes damaged or destroyed at Traer.

Large trees were reported downed at Zearing.

A large machine shed was downed in the Liscomb area.

A corn crib was destroyed at Chelsea.

An 81 mile per hour wind gust at Hubbard with tree and crop damage there.

A 70 mph wind gust at Story City.

Tree damage was reported at New Providence, Clemons and Albion.

Flash flooding was reported in Conrad.

Grundy Center had large hail and a 70 mpn wind gust.






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