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2014-08-12

Holy Cross man wins auctioneer contest at fair

An eastern Iowa man has been crowned the top auctioneer of an annual bid calling contest at the Iowa State Fair, and he says he will donate the prize money to the families of four teenage boys killed earlier this…

posted 2014-08-12 13:27:15 by KXEL

Governor candidate Hatch's father dies at age 95

Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch says his father has died at age 95 in Massachusetts. Hatch says in a statement his father, Frank Hatch, died Sunday at a care center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Hatch, a state senator from Des…

posted 2014-08-12 12:28:26 by KXEL

Man accused of arson in Johnson County

A 23-year-old Shueyville man has been charged with arson, accused of setting fire to an abandoned house in Solon. Ryan Jansa is charged with arson and trespassing.  Johnson County Jail records say Jansa remained in custody on Tuesday. The Johnson…

posted 2014-08-12 10:16:24 by KXEL

Group's petition seeks bigger Floyd County board

A group pushing for a bigger Floyd County Board of Supervisors intends to fill a new petition to place the issue on the November ballot. Gordon Boge of the Coalition for Better County Government told supervisors on Monday that the…

posted 2014-08-12 09:55:30 by KXEL

Ouster of Floyd County veterans board leader urged

Some veterans want the Floyd County Board of Supervisors to remove the chairman of the county's Veterans Affairs Commission. One of the veterans, Denny Hull, on Monday gave the board a petition requesting the ouster of Dennis Sanvig.  It contained…

posted 2014-08-12 07:18:29 by KXEL

Parents want to pay Des Moines district for free meals

The Des Moines school district says some parents want to pay for their children's free meals at school. District food director Sandy Huisman says that the parents made the offer after the district announced last month that all students at…

posted 2014-08-12 07:17:15 by KXEL

Iowa's corn, soybean crops looking good

A U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicates Iowa's corn and soybean crops are looking good. The USDA says Monday that 76 percent of the corn crop was in good to excellent condition, and 75 percent of the soybean crop was…

posted 2014-08-12 06:01:47 by KXEL

Marion man gets 13 years for drugs, guns charge

A Marion man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to using drugs while in possession of guns and ammunition. Officials say 33-year-old Clint Hughes was sentenced Monday.  He pleaded guilty in March to…

posted 2014-08-12 05:59:57 by KXEL

Judge threatens to sanction Iowa photographer

An Iowa newspaper photographer says that because a judge threatened sanctions, he won't publish a picture of a mayor charged with sexual abuse. Judge Joel Dalrymple warned Jerry Blue and his newspaper, the Fayette County Union, they could be held…

posted 2014-08-12 05:59:06 by KXEL

Waterloo takes ownership of Cedar Valley SportsPlex

The Waterloo City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to amend a development agreement for the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. Under the amended agreement, the city will take title to the $27 million multi-purpose facility in 2023. The change is expected to…

posted 2014-08-12 05:58:02 by KXEL

2014-08-11

Work release inmate escapes Waterloo facility

Authorities say an inmate has escaped from a work release facility in Waterloo. The state Department of Corrections says 22-year-old Marquez Alexander Martin was placed on escape status Saturday after he failed to return from a job assignment. Martin is…

posted 2014-08-11 14:27:38 by KXEL

Authorities investigate unattended death in Plainfield

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unattended death in Plainfield. At 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a call of a body at a residence in northern Bremer County.  Deputies found a deceased individual who was later…

posted 2014-08-11 13:10:44 by KXEL

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