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Magee Construction's new sculptures

Iowa company builds sculptures to honor workers

Iowa company builds sculptures to honor workers

A Cedar Falls construction company has built three steel sculptures so it can pay tribute to its past and current workers. Magee Construction’s new sculptures show a hammer, hook and wrenches. The 8-by-12-feet pieces are on display in the company’s parking lot. Company president Wayne Magee says he wanted to showcase a lasting tribute to


Iowa lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Iowa has been declared dead this session, but lawmakers are continuing with efforts to raise awareness about benefits associated with the drug. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, invited current and former Iowa residents to the Capitol on Monday to share how marijuana has helped them medically

Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

Iowa airport to increase parking rates for project

A small airport in eastern Iowa is increasing its parking rates to help pay for a $10.7 million improvement project. The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids will increase parking rates from $5 to $6 a day for long-term parking. It will jump from $7 to $9 a day for short-term parking. The change is


Waterloo police: No signs of foul play in death

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play in connection to the death of a woman found behind a Waterloo business. Waterloo police say an autopsy was performed Monday on 53-year-old Sharon Creighton. Capt. Tim Pillack says the preliminary investigation and autopsy results indicate no signs of foul play. He did not elaborate. The

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Truck hauling hogs rolls onto side in western Iowa

A truck hauling up to 160 hogs rolled onto its side along Interstate 80 in western Iowa after being pulled over by a state officer. The truck and trailer rolled into a ditch Sunday night near Shelby, which is about 30 miles northeast of Council Bluffs. An Iowa Department of Transportation enforcement officer pulled over

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Lee County holds meeting on 2 county seats

Lee County’s unusual status of having two county seats will be the focus of a forum. Supervisors in the southeast Iowa county say they don’t have plans to consolidate county operations, but they decided to hold the Tuesday night meeting because residents often ask questions about the cost of funding two county seats. The gathering

Bryan Cornwell

Iowa man gets prison in fatal motorcycle crash

A northeast Iowa man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in connection to a crash last June that killed a woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle. Twenty two year-old Bryan Cornwell received the sentence Monday in connection to the death of 20-year-old Katlyn Leekley, of Jesup. He pleaded guilty to multiple


Iowa Speedway tax break bill moves to House

A bill that extends a sales tax rebate for the Iowa Speedway in Newton by 10 years has passed the Iowa Senate and moves to the House. The racetrack, bought by NASCAR in November, has about $9 million left on the tax rebate originally approved for the track. The original law said it could only

Curatorial Center at the Museum of Danish America

Danish museum in Iowa to have green roof

A Danish museum in western Iowa says a $50,000 grant will help pay for a specialized green roof. The Curatorial Center at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be an 8,000-foot addition built into the hillside. It will connect to the museum’s lower level. Officials say its roof will be covered in


Officials: Iowa hunter accidentally shot his foot

Officials say a Burlington man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting. The state Department of Natural Resources says 31-year-old Dustin Guernsey was injured Saturday morning in Lee County. He was hunting for snow geese at the time. Officials say Guernsey was carrying equipment and his shotgun as he walked