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  • Students Design Tractor, Compete Against Schools

    Driving across Iowa, you may still see farmers using open-top bucket seat tractors, but that’s far from the norm. The amount of technology in today’s farm equipment has more in common with Google’s driverless car than with a Farmall. The agricultural engineers who build tomorrow’s tractors and other farm machinery will be expected to have a broad skill set; not just design and fabrication, but also computer programming and the ability to market a product. Every year the ten-member Cyclone […]

  • Hawkeyes Heading to NCAA Baseball Tournament

    IOWA CITY – For just the 4th time in school history the Iowa Hawkeyes will play in the NCAA regional baseball tournament. The Hawks are a 2-seed in the Springfield, MO region and will face 3-seed Oregon on Friday at noon. The last time Iowa made the NCAA field, 1990, before any of the current players were born.  It’s a 64 team field much like the NCAA basketball tournament, minus the play-in games. Missouri State is the host, and the […]

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    Joni Ernst, David Young Speak at Iowa Veterans Cemetery

    VAN METER, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and U.S. Representative David Young spoke at a ceremony held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery on Monday. Ernst and Young were joined by a crowd of military veterans and personnel. Young discussed the sacrifice made by those who have served and died. “These are those who boldly walked through the doors of uncertainty,” Young said. “Not knowing what the next day or hour or minute brought them. They did this for you […]

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    Poll: Has Memorial Day Become Less About Remembrance and More About Enjoying the Three-Day Weekend?

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    Body of Missing Boater Found Near Burlington

    BURLINGTON, Iowa –The body of a missing boater has been recovered. The body of 33-year-old Christopher Corson of Burlington was found shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday. He’d been missing since Sunday afternoon following a boating incident, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Corson and 30-year-old Anthony Zurmuehlen of Burlington were originally fishing below a roller dam at Lock and Dam 18 on Sunday. Their small jon boat ended up being pulled under the dam and rolled over. Zurmuehlen was able […]

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    Two Iowa Inmates Escape Work Release Facilities

    Two inmates have escaped from two different residential work release facilities, according to Iowa Department of Corrections news releases. 26-year-old Eric Livingston was placed on escape status following an unexcused absence from a Waterloo work release facility on May 24. Livingston was sentenced to 10 years after being charged with second-degree robbery in Black Hawk County. His sentence began on March 31, 2009 and was later transferred to work release on February 25, 2015. The 5-foot-11, 153 pound man has brown hair […]

  • Four People Escape Serious Injury after Boat Goes Over Spillway

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – Four people were able to escape serious injury after a boating incident occured on Saturday evening. A fiberglass runabout boat was being operated by 41-year-old Kevin Mundt of Orion, Illinois when it went over the spillway at Lock and Dam 16 around 11 p.m. It was traveling at a high rate of speed and landed in about two feet of water, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Mundt and 20-year-old Jenna Bundy of Orion, Illinois […]

  • Wet Weather Holding Up Planting

    More than 90 percent of Iowa is done planting corn and half of its beans are in the ground according to USDA, but southwest Iowa is struggling with wet weather. There, only 75 percent of corn is planted and 17 percent of beans. Doug Holliday farms near Greenfield in Adair county, he says constant drizzling has kept field equipment in the shed and instances of three inch downpours has washed away some of the seeds he had already planted. “The […]

  • Union Pacific Train Derails in Belle Plaine

    BELLE PLAINE, Iowa – Another train derailment occurred in Iowa on Friday. A Union Pacific train went off the tracks in Belle Plaine around 11:30 p.m. as it was traveling from Nebraska to Illinois. 23 of the 125 total cars were derailed, according to KWWL. The cars were carrying animal feed, lumber, frozen fish, and gran. Crews were forced to cut down several trees to get to the derailed cars, according to people living in the area. Crews said they […]

  • More Records Fall on Final Day of State Track Meet

    DES MOINES – The 2015 state track meet is in the books.  3 perfect days of weather lead to over 36,000 fans showing up at Drake Stadium. Central Iowa saw plenty of winners on Saturday including Gilbert Senior Thomas Pollard.  Pollard capped off his incredible high school career by winning the 1600 title in a new 3A state record, 4:09.  Pollard will run at Iowa State next year. Dowling Junior Ryan Schweizer also had a great weekend, winning 4 state […]

  • Inmate Escapes Des Moines Work Release Facility

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Polk County authorities are searching for a man who escaped a work release facility. 31-year-old Albert Logan was placed on escape status Saturday after failing to return to the facility from employment. Logan was originally sentenced to seven years and charged with assault while participating in a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance. His sentence began in May of 2013 and was later transferred to work release in February […]

  • Oskaloosa Man Killed in Rathbun Lake Boating Incident

    MORAVIA, Iowa – An Oskaloosa man was killed after a boating incident occurred at Rathbun Lake on Saturday morning. The man, 50-year-old Gregory Williams, was killed when the boat he was operating overturned, which threw him and a passenger into the water around 11 a.m., according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Williams and the passenger were pulled from the water by people on another boat. Williams was later pronounced dead after being taken to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. […]

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