Knoxville — Wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per hour continue to be predicted for Marion County through the early morning hours of Friday. Significant blowing and drifting of snow is expected through the night. After dark, visibility will be extremely limited. County paved roads will continue to be plowed until dark this evening. Plowing will resume at 4 AM on Friday and continue through the day. Plowing of Rock roads will begin at 4 A.M. Friday also. Significant drifting has occurred on the east – west roads especially North and West of Knoxville. Travel is not recommended through the early morning hours of Friday. Postponing unnecessary trips should be considered.
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Bees invade Thomas' yard
Dave Thomas of 905 S. 3rd St. in Knoxville wasn’t looking for a partridge in his pear tree while mowing his lawn on Monday. He got quite a surprise, though, when he was mowing under the tree and heard a buzzing sound.
Slideshow: Public Works visits Northstar
Several City of Knoxville staff members, from all departments, visited Northstar Elementary Tuesday afternoon. Much of their equipment was brought with them.
Council conditionally agrees to buy properties
The Knoxville City Council agreed to purchase two buildings damaged in a March 25 arson fire, upon certain conditions be met.
Sinclair never felt uncomfortable in caucus
Des Moines media this week have been reporting on the dismissal of former Senate Republican Communications Director Kristen Anderson. Anderson is alleging sexual harassment led to this, and Republicans contend that she was dismissed due to her performance. Sen. Amy Sinclair is a female Republican Senator, and says she has never felt uncomfortable around her male counterparts.
Truck hits power line
A Donaldson Delivery boom truck struck a secondary power line in an alley near the corner of Brobst and Robinson around 11:15 a.m.
Rowland and Knox are perfect again
On Saturday, May 18, the Knoxville Police K-9 Unit participated in the annual Midwest K-9 Detector Dog Trials in Adel. Officers Rowland and Knox successfully certified with a perfect 4 out of 4 score. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Knoxville K-9 Unit has achieved a perfect score.
Memorial Day Flag Raising
Flags will be raised at Graceland Cemetery at 8 a.m. Friday, May 24. There will be a brief memorial tribute at the Veterans' Plot after the flag raising.
KPD, MCSO participate in seat belt enforcement
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day, Iowa law enforcement officials, including the Knoxville Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Department, are urging everyone to buckle up.
Alleged counterfeiter arrested
The Knoxville Police Department reports having a suspect in custody, who may be responsible for the counterfeit $100 circulating in town.
Woman runs over man
A Pleasantville woman is accused of running over a man with her pickup truck on Saturday.
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