Cedar River Recedes, Forecasted To Drop Below Flood StageAuthorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected.
Flood Forecast For Cedar River LoweredFlood forecasts for the Cedar River have been lowered. The river is expected to crest Tuesday, 11 feet above flood stage.
Police: Burglar On Kayak Tries To Flee Officers In AustinPolice had an unusual pursuit in Austin when a burglary suspect tried to flee down the Cedar River in kayak Sunday afternoon. Police say the incident began at around 5 p.m. at the Old Mill Restaurant, which hadn’t opened yet. An employee heard someone in the building and saw two men leaving out the back door.
Jury Sides With Hormel Over Food Lost In '08 FloodA jury has ordered an Iowa warehouse operator to pay Hormel Foods Corp. $4 million for failing to protect its products from floodwaters in 2008.
Austin Snow Pile May Harm The EnvironmentThe streets in Austin, Minn., are clear of snow after a record winter, but now area conservationists worry the plowing has created a new problem.