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2014-11-08

Cedar Rapids ramps up leaf collection schedule

The City of Cedar Rapids is taking extra steps to bring the Leaf Vacuum Collection program back on schedule. Leaf vacuum crews will be out both Saturday and Sunday this weekend to collect leaves.  The crews will also extend the…

posted 2014-11-08 06:41:24 by KXEL

McCoys donate $2 million to Wartburg College

Wartburg College has received a $2 million challenge grant gift to entice support for a planned renovation of Clinton Hall. Michael and Marge McCoy, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, established the McCoy Match as part of the college’s comprehensive $75 million…

posted 2014-11-08 06:38:10 by KXEL

Marion woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Marion woman is hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident near Springville Friday night. The Springville Fire Department, Anamosa Ambulance, Linn County Rescue 57, and Linn County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Secrist Road at Creekside Road at 7:43 p.m.  Deputies found…

posted 2014-11-08 06:35:54 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closed today

The Black Hawk County Landfill will be closed today due to high winds.

posted 2014-11-08 06:23:04 by KXEL

Des Moines police find body of man in driveway

Des Moines police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a driveway. Police say they received a call about 4:30 p.m. Friday about four to five shots being fired.  At about this time, they received…

posted 2014-11-08 06:21:50 by KXEL

State worker union to offer contract proposal

Iowa's largest state employee union is set to offer an initial contract proposal to Gov. Terry Branstad. Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will make the proposal Monday.  The union, which represents about…

posted 2014-11-08 06:20:58 by KXEL

2014-11-07

ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa's felon voting rules

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging Iowa's tough policies that bar felons from voting. A lawsuit filed Friday seeks to restore voting rights to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election.  It also seeks to end confusion…

posted 2014-11-07 13:59:47 by KXEL

Ex-nurse at VA hospital surrenders license

An ex-nurse at a Des Moines veteran's hospital has agreed to surrender his license after admitting to turning off equipment that would have alerted staff to a patient's low blood-oxygen level. Reports say 65-year-old Michael Deal died last March at…

posted 2014-11-07 12:34:10 by KXEL

Branstad says road funding a top priority

Gov. Terry Branstad says providing more funding to fix Iowa's crumbling roads is a top priority and that he is keeping an open mind to all options, including raising the state's fuel tax. Branstad said in an interview Thursday that…

posted 2014-11-07 10:51:24 by KXEL

Waterloo woman injured in overnight house fire

A Waterloo woman is hospitalized after a fire broke out at her home early Friday morning. Fire officials say the woman, whose name hasn't been released, suffered smoke inhalation and burns.  Paramedics initially took her to Allen Hospital for treatment. …

posted 2014-11-07 09:20:19 by KXEL

Branstad and wife heading to Italy

Gov. Terry Branstad is heading off to Italy for a post-election vacation with his wife. Branstad said Thursday that he'll take an 11-day trip starting Friday that will include Rome and Florence.  He'll be back to work in the state…

posted 2014-11-07 07:25:17 by KXEL

2014-11-06

Cedar Rapids man injured in rollover crash

A Cedar Rapids man was injured in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon. The single-vehicle crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. on Blairs Ferry Road at Horseshoe Lake Road. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Charles Brown was driving an…

posted 2014-11-06 21:09:17 by KXEL

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