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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 11:02AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa's safe haven law.

The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he be declared a safe haven baby. State law allows parents or their authorized representatives to leave a baby who is 14 days or younger at a health care facility and remain anonymous.

The state withholds details about such infants. A court will terminate parental rights within a month.

This is the 20th time the law has been used since its passage following a case in 2001, when a teen mother in eastern Iowa killed her home-delivered infant.

In all the previous cases, the babies have been adopted.

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Topics : Social Issues
Location : Des MoinesEastern IowaIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 11:01AM

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say a boil advisory has been issued for the city of Adel's water system.

The state Department of Natural Resources says one of Adel's water towers was being serviced when the city lost electrical service Wednesday morning. This created a pressure loss in the distribution system.

The pressure has been restored, but water must be tested for bacteria before the boil advisory can be lifted.

City officials and the DNR recommend that residents boil their water for drinking and cooking. They're also encouraged to use bottled water.

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Location : AdelIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 10:04AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has turned away more than 200 applications for on-campus living due to a housing shortage.

Nearly 12,500 students signed up to live on campus this fall. University officials are now planning to build another residence hall due to the record number of housing applications.

More than 400 students will temporarily live in makeshift dorm rooms set up in the common spaces of residence halls. The university also leased space in several apartment buildings to house over 1,000 students.

On-campus housing is guaranteed to freshmen and transfer students.

Officials say an increase in enrollment is responsible for the housing dilemma.

About 33,250 students enrolled at Iowa State University last year.

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Location : AmesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 10:03AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an Iowa employee who said she was unfairly fired over an embarrassing case of mishandled ancient Native American remains.

Records released to The Associated Press show the agency in April agreed to reinstate former Effigy Mounds National Monument employee Sharon Greener with back pay.

Her attorney says the settlement required the agency to pay her legal fees and make her eligible to retire early.

Greener was accused of a "lack of candor" and misusing a government computer. She argued that her 2013 firing was unfair and violated whistleblower protections.

The appeal claimed Greener reported eight times that a former superintendent had improperly removed artifacts from the museum's collection in 1990. The artifacts were finally returned in 2011, outraging tribes.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : IowaIowa City
People : Sharon Greener
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 10:03AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The commission that oversees water quality regulations in Iowa has adopted new rules that align state regulations with those imposed by the federal Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Commission's proposed rules primarily give the Iowa Department of Natural Resources authority to inspect farms and issue permits that regulate manure handling by livestock farmers.

Permits aren't required, however, and environmental groups including Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement say the rules are too weak and too friendly to the livestock industry. The group protested the votes cast by five members of the nine-member, governor-appointed commission because they have financial interests in livestock farming.

Several hog and cattle farmers spoke before the commission vote in favor of the rules.

The commission voted unanimously to approve the rules Tuesday.

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Topics : Environment
Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:58AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County district judge says Iowa regulators had the authority to ban video conferencing to distribute abortion-inducing pills.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had sued the Iowa Board of Medicine, saying the ban reflected board members' opposition to abortion. Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled in favor of the board on Tuesday, saying the board had authority to regulate such issues and had met legal requirements for making new rules.

The new rules require a doctor to be physically present with a woman when an abortion-inducing drug is provided. The change targeted Planned Parenthood's practice of enabling doctors to prescribe the drugs while meeting with patients in rural areas through an Internet video connection.

A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman said her agency would file an appeal.

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Location : Des MoinesIowaPolk County
People : Jeffrey Farrell
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:57AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's winningest prep baseball coach is calling it a career.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association says coach Gene Schultz has resigned after 45 years and 1,754 wins at Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.

Schultz took over at Kee in 1969 and led them to nine state titles, tied for the most in school history. Schultz helped put the Hawks in the state championship game 16 times, and his 32 state tournament wins is also an Iowa record.

Schultz also coached boys basketball at Kee, racking up 398 wins.

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Topics : EducationSports
Location : Des MoinesIowaLansing
People : Gene Schultz
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:57AM

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

Players on David Belisle's team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night's 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.

Belisle told the players they were one of the best teams in the world and they had their hometown and the state of Rhode Island jumping with excitement. One YouTube video of the speech had more than 350,000 views early Wednesday.

Belisle told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that he wanted the boys to walk off that field as proud as could be.

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Topics : Human InterestSports
People : Belisle
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:56AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.

Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release Wednesday before practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. The decision ends weeks of competition and analysis.

Pettine delayed his decision after both Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday. During that game, Manziel gave the finger to the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine said was factored into the decision.

Hoyer didn't win the job over Manziel as much as he hung onto it after beginning training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. Hoyer made three starts before a season-ending knee injury in 2013.

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Topics : Sports
Location : BereaOhioPittsburghWashington
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 4:49AM
The Chicago Cubs downed the San Francisco Giants 2-0 Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
It was a rain shortened affair. The game went five innings before the rains came.
The Cubs are now 55-70 on the year and will play San Francisco again tonight at Wrigley Field.

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Topics : SportsWeather
Location : San Francisco
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