Local News from KCCI

Local News from KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News 8.

Meet Iowa's 97-year-old tornado survivor

Lola Blazek made it to safety just before the tornado struck her family’s century-old farmstead.

Man facing felony charge for leaving infant in hot car

Police said if a citizen walking by hadn't called 911, the baby girl could have died.

13 people receive live-saving awards, reunited with Matt Shaver

The group was recognized for helping save the life of a Johnston High School baseball player who collapsed during a game in June.

Investigation of alleged sexual abuse at camp underway

Authorities are investigating an alleged sexual abuse incident that took place between two camp employees.

Police searching for woman who shot uncle with shotgun

Story County authorities are searching for a woman they believe shot her uncle in the ankle with a shotgun.

Uber expanding to Iowa college town

The private transportation service Uber is expanding in Iowa.

Mom describes finding son with bullet wound

The boy was playing with neighborhood friends when a bullet came from across the fence and struck him in the head. 

Fatal high-speed chases increase nationally, decrease in Iowa

More high-speed police chases are ending in deaths nationally, USA Today reports. But in Iowa, the number of fatal high-speed chases is dropping.

Ebola vaccine from Ames company shows promise

An Ames company is front and center in the development of an Ebola vaccine.

Landmark bridge damaged by fire

The Wagon Wheel Bridge has been closed to traffic for five years due to flood damage.

Lawyer in Iowa mall shooting case seeks change of venue

An attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman inside an Iowa mall says he wants his client's upcoming trial to be moved to a different county.

Cause of fire at Younkers building: Undetermined

The early morning fire destroyed most of the building, which was being renovated into apartments. 

U of I hangs on to party school ranking

The most sober school? Brigham Young University for the 18th straight year.

Boil advisory lifted for city of Woodward

Officials say residents in a small central Iowa community can resume drinking water from the local distribution system.

VIDEO: Tornado touches down

Video sent in by Mike Gillespie of the tornado two miles northwest of Williamson township on Sunday.

Branstad touts STEM learning, defends education funding veto

Gov. Terry Branstad is touting Iowa's progress with STEM education as he continues to defend his veto of some one-time education spending.

Vehicle full of unlocking tools still missing

If you see the suspect or vehicle, you are asked to call police.

AP: National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

The document blasts the park service's stewardship of the Effigy Mounds National Monument.

Regents to consider cremation garden idea

University regents are scheduled to consider a proposal that could lead to adding a cremation garden.

Lottery winner 'hasn’t changed a bit' since 2010 jackpot

It has been about five years since a man won $1 million in the Iowa Lottery Mega Millions game, and he mostly has kept the same lifestyle.

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Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

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Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

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Daily fantasy sports land in gambling industry crosshairs

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Each year millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money competitions that last only a few hours.

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Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

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The boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle.

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SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

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Coaches around the Southeastern Conference have had to do a little extra homework on opposing coordinators during the offseason.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

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A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.