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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 KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 24 2014 4:41AM
East Marshall will play Bondurant Farrar in the semi finals of Class 3A at the State Softball Tournament at Fort Dodge tonight, game time is seven p-m.

Meanwhile AGWSR in Class 1A will play Kee High in Lansing in the semi final round of play, game time is 11:30 Thursday morning.

The Marshalltown baseball team lost to South East Polk 5-4 in nine innings in a sub state final at South East Polk.





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Topics : Sports
Location : Marshalltown
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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Location : Marshalltown
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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Location : Marshalltown
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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Topics : Law_Crime
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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Topics : Education
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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Topics : Law_Crime
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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Topics : Human Interest
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
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