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Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting

AMES, Iowa – July 14, 2014 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting in Cedar Rapids Tuesday, August 12, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway,

It's the most common form of cancer in the country, but the risk of skin cancer can be greatly reduced with simple protections that include sunscreen. Photo credit: Robert Neff/Flickr

Experts Caution: Be Sun Smart This Summer

Des Moines, IA – From days at the beach to afternoons out biking and hiking, people across Iowa are eagerly soaking up the sunshine, but doctors warn they need to take steps to protect themselves from the most common form of cancer. Dr. Wei-Wei Huang is a dermatologist who says many people still think of


Officials issue swimming advisories at Iowa parks

HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials have issued swimming advisories at two state parks in Iowa because of higher than normal levels of E. coli. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1rf0yin ) Beeds Lake State Park in Franklin County and McIntosh Woods State Park in Cerro Gordo were placed under the advisories following water tests

Coquitlam BC Canada - May 25, 2014 : Scratching lottery tickets.

Iowa women accused of stealing lottery tickets

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Two northern Iowa women have been accused of stealing lottery tickets from a gas station where they were former employees. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Julie Dietz and 45-year-old Julie Alford face one felony count each of lottery theft. Court records do not list attorneys. Authorities say an investigation


Group submits recommendations on future of Veishea

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A task force has submitted recommendations on the future of an annual celebration at Iowa State University that was marred by violence earlier this year. The school confirmed Friday that the task force has submitted its report on the future of Veishea to President Steven Leath. He will make a final

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Judge sets $1 million bond in Iowa woman’s death

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a Waterloo man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1moYOTd ) 36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan appeared Friday via a closed-circuit monitor at the Linn County District Court in Cedar Rapids on a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities

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Iowa ruling gives boost to solar energy expansion

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Solar energy companies can legally sell power directly to customers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in a boost to the small but growing source of renewable energy. The ruling will likely expedite the adoption of rooftop solar power generating systems — particularly by cities, schools and nonprofit groups —


Iowa man faces firearms charge in May shooting

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa man faces a firearms charge in connection to a May shooting that injured one person. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Joshua Scott Casey, of Hudson, was placed into custody Wednesday. He faces a charge of reckless use of a firearm causing injury. Casey is accused

Full Supermoon

Supermoon Coming Back Saturday, 2 More This Year

New York (AP) – The full moon on Saturday, if the weather cooperates, will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a “supermoon.” That’s the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s

Floyd Co BOS

Floyd Co BOS replaces TIF Board Rep

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd Co Board of Supervisors have discussed and then decided to make a change regarding who will represent the county on the SW Bypass TIF Board. Supervisor Mark Kuehn brought it to the attention of the board on at Tuesdays meeting that concerns had been raised by the City over