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  1. Iowa DOT to remove Highway 150 curve at site of deadly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KCRG

    The state Department of Transportation is planning to remove a sharp curve on the western edge of Urbana where five young people died in a semi-versus-pickup crash last month. The Iowa DOT studied the crash and the site , which some locals say has been a known hazard for years.


  2. The impact of EmmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | KCRG

    Stargaze on a roof. Lie in a field of daisies. Go to an outdoor concert. Participate in a Color Run.


  3. Mourners celebrate lives taken too soon at racetrack ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | KCRG

    Drivers at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton run slow laps in remembrance of four accident victims. A celebration of life service took place Friday at the track in Vinton.


  4. Site of deadly Urbana crash wasna t on Iowa DOT radarRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | KCRG

    A rural intersection on the western outskirts of Urbana where five young adults and children died in an crash last week was not on the radar of the Iowa Department of Transportation for safety improvements, an official said. The Iowa DOT ranks all 160,000 intersections in the state on a safety improvement list. 1 comment

  5. Iowa DOT to review crash history at Benton County intersectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | KCRG

    The state Department of Transportation is looking into the intersection that was the scene of a crash that killed five people on April 9. The review comes at the request of state Representative Dawn Pettengill, R-Mount Auburn, whose district includes Vinton and Urbana. Those towns were home to all five people who died when a pickup hit a semi at the intersection of Highway 150 and 55th Street north of Vinton.


  6. a Wea re all heartbroken,a say friends, family of Benton County crash victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | KCRG

    The deaths of five young people in a Benton County crash Thursday evening has rocked the small community of Vinton and two school districts. “The community is just devastated,” said Kelby Robb, a family friend of those killed.


  7. Five killed in crash on Highway 150 in Benton CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | KCRG

    A crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Quentin Ary, of Vinton, was traveling west on 55th Street around 4:10 p.m. when it entered the intersection with Highway 150. The pickup was hit by a semi driving north on the highway, sending both vehicles into the north ditch and leaving the semi blocking both northbound lanes.


  8. Iowa DNR: About 700 gallons of wastewater flowed into ditchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | KCRG

    Officials say about 700 gallons of untreated wastewater have flown into a ditch and a nearby creek in eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a wastewater force main broke Thursday in Vinton, releasing gallons of untreated water to a ditch.


  9. Vinton looking to grow population with new housingRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | KCRG

    It's a patch of farmland, about a mile southeast of downtown, that gleams in the March sunshine but could be a focal point soon to attract people who work elsewhere to a town of 5,257 in Benton County. “We don't care where you work but come to Vinton, Iowa to live,” said Mayor John Watson, standing in the unplanted, rolling field on Friday.


  10. Chief: Fatal Vinton shooting still under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KCRG

    Vinton Police Chief Ted Paxton said Wednesday morning his officers were still combing through information related to the Feb. 24 shooting of 14-year-old Emma Redlinger at a residence in Vinton. The Vinton-Shellsburg High School freshman died on Feb. 28 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


  11. Vinton girl shot by friend on Tuesday diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | KCRG

    Five days after a Vinton teenager was accidentally shot by a friend, 14-year-old Emma Redlinger has passed away. Redlinger had been in the pediatric intensive care unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since Tuesday night when, police say, another teenager had been handling a .22 caliber rifle inside a home on West Fourth Street in Vinton.


  12. Vinton city administrator facing felony charge connected with former jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | KCRG

    VINTON, Iowa- The city administrator in Vinton is now charged with felonious misconduct in office for his alleged actions while doing the city manager's job in West Liberty. City officials in Vinton hired Chris Ward, 40, to manage city business last May. Ward was voted out by the mayor and city council in West Liberty in October of 2013 after a dispute with city leaders there.


  13. Benton County weighs options for future of animal control servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | KCRG

    Benton County hasn't had an animal control worker since October and the current shelter, located in Vinton, no longer meets state safety codes. Both problems are leading city and county officials to consider new animal control options.


  14. Benton County accidentally releases confidential informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | KCRG

    The Benton County Attorney's Office may have violated federal law when officials released confidential information of more than 500 Iowans whose driver's licenses were suspended earlier this year. Assistant Benton County Attorney Jo Nelson accidentally gave a Vinton man a 40-page document that included his personal information and the information of hundreds of other Iowans facing license suspension.


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