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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 29 2014 10:41AM

The Story County Sheriff`s Department reports a fatal accident involving a motorcycle on U-S Highway 30 in the Ames area.

Captain Barry Thomas says the victim is identified 52 year old Benjamin Parsons of Boone who was riding on a Harley Davidson motorcyle and was going westbound on U-S 30 when he lost control about 7:40 Thursday evening.

The Harley Davidson went into the north ditch.

Parsons was flown by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines where he was pronounced dead.

by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 29 2014 5:13AM
Bettendorf 41 Davenport Assumption 6
Dike New Hartord 27 Applington Parkersburg 7
Sioux City East 31 Bishop Heelan 21

 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 29 2014 5:11AM

The begining of the holiday weekend is nearly at hand....

Could be a rainy start to the three day weekend break....

The Marshalltown area has had for example 1.10 inches of rain over the last three days....

An umbrella would be a handy thing today....

More Iowans are expected to travel this weekend....Triple A says gas prices will be within reason.....

Law enforcement will be out and about looking for speeders, impaired drivers and those without seatbelts on....

Lots of extra traffic is expected in the Iowa City and Ames areas for the football games tomorrow morning.....

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics : Weather
Location : Iowa CityMarshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 5:30PM
Dear KFJB Listeners,
 
After a year with Marshalltown Broadcasting, today was my last day. I have appreciated everyday that I have been able to spend in the Central Iowa community I have lovingly called home. I have enjoyed observing and reporting on the Marshalltown area. This is, most definitely, a place where people have strong pride in where they are from and want to see their community flourish.
 
While I am leaving, I have treasured being welcomed into this community. Thankfully, my job has allowed me to meet and speak with so many wonderful and inviting people. I will miss delivering the news and the people that have welcomed me into their homes, cars, and offices.
 
Sincerely,
 
Katherine Fritcke
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Central IowaMarshalltown
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:21AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospects Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are planning to speak at an Iowa Christian conservative event in September.

Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition announced Thursday that Cruz, a Texas senator, and Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, are scheduled to speak at the Sept. 27 event planned at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

It's billed as a "family banquet" and is intended to charge up conservatives ahead of the Nov. 4 election. It's also expected to feature Iowa candidates, including Gov. Terry Branstad, who is seeking a sixth term.

Cruz and Jindal are among Republicans weighing 2016 presidential candidacies.

Both have made repeated visits to Iowa, which will begin the presidential nominating process with its caucuses. Social conservatives comprise a loyal core of the GOP caucuses' base.

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Topics : Politics
Location : Des MoinesIowaLouisianaTexas
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:20AM

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw isn't done working yet.

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced Thursday that Bradshaw will become the assistant director Oct. 6 after she ends a 34-year tenure with the Des Moines Police Department.

Bradshaw will replace Mike Quinn, who was fired in June after female cadets and workers complained that he behaved inappropriately. Some have alleged the academy has a hostile environment for women.

Academy Director Arlen Ciechanowski says Bradshaw "brings an incredible wealth of law enforcement knowledge" to the academy, which trains Iowa police officers, jailers and dispatchers.

The 55-year-old Bradshaw says she's eager to "share what I've learned in my career with Iowa's future law enforcement leaders."

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:20AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman has assaulted a Des Moines man who tossed a toaster pastry and wrapper onto the woman's 2-year-old child in her car.

The incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday at a Des Moines convenience store. The woman told officers that as she was pumping gas, she saw her child throw items out a window. Police say security video shows a man who also had been pumping gas walk over, pick up the items and toss them back into the car. Officers saw pieces of the pastry in the child's hair. The man told officers he didn't know the person in the car was a child.

Police say the mother then attacked the man, punching him in an eye.

No arrests have been reported.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:19AM

LAUREL, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators are investigating a hog manure spill in Jasper County, south of Laurel.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a farmer had called on Wednesday after spotting dead fish and crawdads in a tributary of Alloway Creek.

Environmental specialists tracked the manure spill to a 4,000-head hog facility owned by Clinton Vos, of Newton. It was determined that manure was leaking from a wall of the hog confinement and pooling outside the building.

The department says the owner has repaired the building and erected a berm to contain the manure.

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Topics : Environment
Location : IowaJasper County
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:19AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's workforce agency is defending herself against accusations of mismanagement, telling lawmakers that she has been trying to update and modernize operations.

Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert came before the Senate Government Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

During two days of hearings, a former workforce judge has said he was unfairly fired and staffers questioned why they were told to keep quiet about the agency's decision to grant unemployment benefits to people who didn't seek them earlier this year.

Wahlert, who was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad in January 2011, said there was no effort to cover up the overpayment problem, caused by a technical glitch. To the management complaints, she said some people may be having a hard time with new policies.

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Topics : Labor
Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:18AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is hearing attorneys, judges, and law professors give their opinions on what would happen if the state eliminated the requirement that all attorneys must pass the bar exam before beginning practice.

Currently only Wisconsin allows attorneys graduating from in-state law schools to skip the test.

The Iowa State Bar Association has suggested Iowa adopt the policy called diploma privilege allowing students graduating from law schools at Drake or the University of Iowa to practice law without taking the bar.

Supporters say it will help reduce the debt of law students by allowing them to enter the work force sooner and may help slow declining law school enrollment.

Opponents say the bar exam serves an important gatekeeping purpose of weeding out lawyers unprepared to begin practicing law.

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Location : Des MoinesIowaWisconsin
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