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Denver Driver Dies in Butler County Crash

A Denver, Iowa man has died in a two vehicle accident in Butler County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, it happened at about 4:30am this morning (Friday, July 23), at the intersection of 280th Street and Temple Avenue, north of New Hartford. A sport utility vehicle driven by 40...
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Olympic Wagering is Allowed in Iowa

Des Moines, IA (Radio Iowa)– The Olympics are officially underway with yesterday’s opening ceremonies and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator says they will likely give the state’s growing sports betting industry a boost. Brian Ohorilko says this is the first summer with the Olympics since the industry got up...
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Davenport man sentenced to 5 years in prison on insurance fraud

Davenport, IA- An eastern Iowa man will serve five years in prison for insurance fraud. Radio Iowa(‘s Dar Danielson) reports that 31-year-old Dustin Cory Jungvirt of Davenport pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud –presenting false information –following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division. He admitted to lying...
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RAGBRAI Set to Take Off this Weekend

(Radio Iowa) The annual bike ride across the State of Iowa begins Saturday with an expo in Le Mars and then riders take off Sunday. The Iowa State Patrol is asking those not on the ride to be prepared. Trooper, Karey Yaneff says you should use patience, and perhaps look at an alternative route to your destination if it conflicts with the RAGBRAI route.
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Area County Fair Introducing Spelling Competition

Primghar, IA (Radio Iowa)– Spelling the word livestock instead of showing it may earn some kids a ribbon at this year’s O’Brien County County Fair. Carol McDowell is one of the event coordinators. She says the first ever spelling bee will help kick off the second half of the fair on Tuesday morning.
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Iowa DNR Gives Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Boating

Des Moines, IA (Radio Iowa)– Carbon monoxide poisoning is typically associated with a faulty furnace or other heating sources in the winter months, but it can also be a danger while boating this time of year. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Education Coordinator Susan Stocker says all boaters need to...

Feenstra Says 5G Expansion Could Hurt Weather Radar, GPS Systems

This image provided by Apple shows Apple CEO Tim Cook making a presentation on 5G and the new iPhone 12, which was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery. (Apple via AP)
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Incoming Heat Wave Will Not Exactly Compare to Summer of 1936

Des Moines, IA (Radio Iowa)– We have seen some heat, as we expect in the summer months, with another stretch of days in the 90s on the horizon but older residents may say it will not compare to heat they experienced decades ago. Brooke Hagenhoff with the National Weather Service...
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Teen dies in rollover crash in NW Iowa

(Radio Iowa) – Authorities in northwest Iowa are releasing more information about a fatal one-vehicle accident on Thursday morning. Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens says at around 5:40 A-M, his office received a call from a motorist reporting a vehicle on its top about three miles north of Estherville. Upon investigation at the scene, it was determined that the 2002 Ford pickup was traveling southbound on 400th Avenue when the driver lost control causing the vehicle to skid. The vehicle began rolling on the roadway before coming to rest on its top on the east shoulder and ditch of 400th Avenue.
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Two of 18 Iowa DOT driver’s license centers relocating this summer

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa D-O-T’s driver’s license center in Waterloo is closed today (Friday) and will reopen Tuesday in a new location. Darcy Doty, director of customer service for the Iowa D-O-T, says the new location is near the now-closed site inside Waterloo’s Crossroads Mall. “Being in the mall, we are required to follow the mall standard hours of operation,” Doty says, “so this gives us a little bit more flexibility in offering hours that are convenient for our customers.”
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‘Field of Dreams’ Game is in Three Weeks

(Radio Iowa) The highly-anticipated Major League Baseball game at the Field of Dreams Movie Site is coming up on August 12th and Dyersville is hosting a “Beyond the Game” festival that starts the day before. Dyersville Chamber director Karla Thompson says there’s been a surge of interested in the area after the game was announced.
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Miller-Meeks warns Delta variant threatens return to normal

Des Moines, IA- The Iowa Department of Public Health has reported the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals has been steadily increasing over the past three and a half weeks. Radio Iowa reports that Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa, herself a former director of the state health department went...