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2014-04-22

Investigation ongoing at Iowa Veterans Home

More than six months after the head of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown resigned following investigations into allegations he treated staff poorly, the Iowa Obmudsman has revealed she's investigating complaints that veterans who live at the home were mistreated.…

posted 2014-04-22 19:35:33 by KXEL

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the…

posted 2014-04-22 19:34:42 by KXEL

Iowa delays plan to move inmates out of old prison

The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132 million replacement. The department said Tuesday that recent testing of the geothermal system…

posted 2014-04-22 19:33:00 by KXEL

Manchester woman arrested after child falls from window

A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window. The Manchester Police Department says 27-year-old Stacy Neuhaus was arrested Monday in Iowa City.  She faces charges of child endangerment. Police say Neuhaus' 2-year-old child…

posted 2014-04-22 19:29:35 by KXEL

Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period. The university said Tuesday that five information technology servers on the Ames campus were…

posted 2014-04-22 12:22:19 by KXEL

Legislative session continues but expense payments stop

Iowa lawmakers have work to complete before adjournment, but they'll be finishing up without daily payments for their expenses. The session has no specific end date, but Tuesday, the 100th day of the session, marks the last day lawmakers will…

posted 2014-04-22 11:14:23 by KXEL

Benton County officials hope to repair courthouse clock

For six years, time has stopped at the Benton County Courthouse in Vinton. Officials want to change that and are raising $50,000 needed to get the clock atop the historic courthouse ticking again. Time has been frozen on the clock…

posted 2014-04-22 10:37:09 by KXEL

Bill proposes new state hiring, firing practices

A bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices has been backed by a legislative panel. The Senate Government Oversight Committee proposed the bill Tuesday, and a subcommittee later approved it.  The legislation now goes to full…

posted 2014-04-22 10:35:54 by KXEL

Name of Oneida fire victim released

Delaware County authorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found at the scene of a brush fire near Oneida. Firefighters responding to a grass fire Sunday found the body of 78-year-old Generose Bennett. The Greeley Fire…

posted 2014-04-22 10:31:16 by KXEL

House rejects Senate plan to reopen juvenile home

The Iowa House has rejected a Senate amendment to the health and human services budget that would have reopened the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.  The House action Tuesday morning sends the bill to a conference committee where members of…

posted 2014-04-22 09:57:42 by KXEL

Mason City sets auction plans for flood homes

Mason City officials have completed plans to auction eight more homes abandoned after the June 2008 flooding. Demolition of other homes is continuing. Three of the properties will be open for viewing on April 30.  A walking tour of the…

posted 2014-04-22 08:24:45 by KXEL

3 people hurt in Des Moines home fire

Authorities say three people have been injured in a Des Moines house fire. The blaze began around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Flames had engulfed the front of the house by the time firetrucks arrived. Officials say three occupants suffered burns and…

posted 2014-04-22 07:53:07 by KXEL

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