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Injured victims identified in Pleasant Hill shootings

Authorities have identified two men who were injured and another who narrowly escaped harm in a shooting in Pleasant Hill. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Zachary Whitehill and Mark Mitchell both suffered injuries in the incident Monday.  Another…

posted 2014-11-20 05:58:09 by KXEL

DNR: About 2,000 trout to be stocked at Ames lake

Officials say about 2,000 rainbow trout will be stocked at a lake in Ames. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock Ada Hayden Lake with the trout Thursday.  The trout will be added near a boat ramp on the…

posted 2014-11-20 05:29:00 by KXEL


Preservationists hope to save Iowa City cottages

Preservationists are hoping to save three cottages in Iowa City that date to the 1850s, making them some of the oldest buildings in the community. The structures aren't protected through a historic designation.  An Iowa City-based construction firm submitted a…

posted 2014-11-19 19:40:10 by KXEL

Davenport man arrested near White House with gun

An Iowa man is being held on a weapons charge after Secret Service officers say they found a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House. The Secret Service says…

posted 2014-11-19 19:32:45 by KXEL

Grassley bids farewell to retiring Harkin

Sen. Chuck Grassley has offered an emotional farewell to longtime colleague Tom Harkin, who is retiring after three decades in the Senate. Grassley spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday.  The Republican Grassley and Democratic Harkin have served from Iowa together…

posted 2014-11-19 19:29:36 by KXEL

Judge orders trial over US Bank's role in fraud

A judge is ordering a trial to determine whether U.S. Bank broke the law in its handling of customer funds of a brokerage that collapsed after a 20-year fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ruled Wednesday that jurors will…

posted 2014-11-19 12:26:20 by KXEL

Iowa pharmacy board tables vote on marijuana laws

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy will wait until a January meeting to consider recommending changing state law to reclassify marijuana so it could be used to treat medical conditions. The board met Wednesday and decided to table a proposal that…

posted 2014-11-19 11:49:51 by KXEL

Family of Waterloo man shot by police sues city

The family of a Waterloo man who was shot and killed by police in 2012 is taking the city and officers to court. The lawsuit was brought by the estate of Derrick Ambrose Jr. on the two-year anniversary of his…

posted 2014-11-19 06:26:40 by KXEL

UI plans to seek early retirement program

Facing pressure to cut costs, University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she will soon recommend an early retirement program to trim payroll expenses. Mason said Tuesday that the school would be asking the Board of Regents to approve a…

posted 2014-11-19 04:32:37 by KXEL


Iowa City factory workers allege wage violations

Activists are asking the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate allegations that workers at an Iowa City factory have been illegally denied wages. The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa filed the complaint Tuesday against RockTenn, a Georgia-based corporation…

posted 2014-11-18 17:42:56 by KXEL

Memo: Tuition freeze would cost $14.5 million

A memo from the Iowa Board of Regents says freezing tuition rates for all students next year would cost $14.5 million in lost revenue for the state's three public universities. The Iowa Board of Regents is scheduled to set tuition…

posted 2014-11-18 12:55:09 by KXEL

King to host political summit in Des Moines

Congressman Steve King will host several potential 2016 presidential candidates at a political summit in January. King on Tuesday announced he will hold the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24 in Des Moines.  Conservative group Citizens United will co-host the…

posted 2014-11-18 12:28:33 by KXEL