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Iowa's new senator-elect gets call from Obama

Iowa's new Senator-elect Joni Ernst got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama this week. A White House official said Thursday that Ernst was among the election winners Obama called Wednesday.  The Republican from Red Oak beat Democrat Bruce…

posted 2014-11-06 15:30:25 by KXEL

Waterloo cancels Thursday garbage collection

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department says garbage collection for Thursday, November 6th has been cancelled due to high winds. Thursday garbage routes will be rescheduled for Saturday, November 8th. Yardwaste collection is not cancelled and is being…

posted 2014-11-06 08:17:59 by KXEL

Former Black Hawk County youth shelter may be sold

Black Hawk County supervisors have decided to have an appraisal done before the likely sale of the county's former youth shelter building. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to hire Valuation Services to appraise the property, which sits just…

posted 2014-11-06 07:25:30 by KXEL

What do big Republican wins in Iowa mean?

While Iowa Republicans scored big wins on election night and the GOP is poised to dominate the state's congressional delegation, leaders from both parties say the traditionally purple state is unlikely to turn permanently red. Republican Joni Ernst easily won…

posted 2014-11-06 06:39:09 by KXEL


Iowa group discusses license for dog racing

A trade group expected to take over dog racing in Dubuque has presented its arguments for a gaming license. The Iowa Greyhound Association spoke Wednesday morning in Altoona to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. IGA attorney Jerry Crawford said…

posted 2014-11-05 14:22:10 by KXEL

Manly pony breeder to enter hall of fame

A pony breeder from northern Iowa will be honored for his lifetime raising, showing and selling of Shetlands. Dennis O'Keefe, 76, of Manly, will be inducted into the American Shetland Pony Club Hall of Fame.  He has served as the…

posted 2014-11-05 10:39:26 by KXEL

Waterloo's garbage collection moved for Veteran's Day

The City of Waterloo Public Works Division reminds customers that, due to the Veterans Day holiday, garbage and yard waste collection on Tuesday, November 11th has been cancelled. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Monday, November 10th. Citizens are…

posted 2014-11-05 09:55:21 by KXEL

Trial delayed for man shot by Cedar Falls police officer

A trial has been delayed for a northeast Iowa man accused of assaulting a police officer before the officer shot him. A trial date of Jan. 6 has been set for 28-year-old Zachary Church.  He's charged with assault on a…

posted 2014-11-05 09:43:55 by KXEL

May trial set in Northwood murder case

A May trial has been scheduled for a 40-year-old Northwood man accused of killing his former girlfriend last year. Tyrone Washington Jr. is charged with stabbing to death 30-year-old Justine Smith.  Washington's trial is set to begin May 11 in…

posted 2014-11-05 07:18:31 by KXEL

Election Results for Tuesday, November 4th

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posted 2014-11-05 05:54:14 by KXEL

Vandals damage Jones County veterans memorial

Vandals have damaged a veterans memorial that stands in front of the Jones County Courthouse in Anamosa. County auditor Janine Sulzner discovered the damage a little after 6 a.m. Tuesday.  An American flag and other flags that stood around the…

posted 2014-11-05 05:50:40 by KXEL

King elected to 7th term representing 4th district

U.S. Rep. Steve King, a Republican known nationally for his outspoken opposition to the Obama administration, has been elected to a seventh House term representing northwest Iowa. Voters elected King on Tuesday over Democrat Jim Mowrer, a military veteran from…

posted 2014-11-05 05:49:42 by KXEL