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2014-10-10

Sheriff: Autopsy shows Dyersville infant was stillborn

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says foul play isn't suspected in the case of an infant death. Officials said Thursday an autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner's Office shows that the Dyersville infant was stillborn.  They say the Oct.…

posted 2014-10-10 05:53:44 by KXEL

Police: Dubuque man charged after high-speed chase

Dubuque police have arrested a man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing into a building. Authorities say 38-year-old Robert Schmitt of Dubuque was charged Thursday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and felony eluding.  Schmitt…

posted 2014-10-10 05:52:35 by KXEL

Dogs seized from fighting ring up for adoption

Two dogs rescued as part of a huge dog-fighting bust in Alabama are up for adoption in Waterloo. The American Staffordshire terriers, named Jax and Luigi, are available for adoption at the Cedar Bend Humane Society.  The organization also identifies…

posted 2014-10-10 04:57:15 by KXEL

Michelle Obama visits Iowa for Bruce Braley

Michelle Obama is headed to Des Moines to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The first lady will attend a rally Friday afternoon at Drake University.  The event will stress the importance of early voting in the competitive Iowa…

posted 2014-10-10 04:52:43 by KXEL

2014-10-09

Iowa's tax revenue likely to grow in coming months

A panel of state budget experts predicts modest growth in Iowa's tax revenue during the current fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday to project state revenue.  The three-member panel includes the governor's top budget adviser, the financial adviser…

posted 2014-10-09 14:33:37 by KXEL

Officials release video of mystery lottery winner

Authorities trying to answer the longtime question of who bought an unclaimed multimillion-dollar lottery ticket in Iowa in 2010 have released video of the mystery person in the hopes of finally identifying him. The video released Thursday by the Iowa…

posted 2014-10-09 14:32:14 by KXEL

Braley tries to curb Ernst's appeal to women

With just weeks left in a tight Senate race that he started with an advantage, Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to raise concerns among women voters about his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and take some of the sheen off the…

posted 2014-10-09 12:53:36 by KXEL

Wartburg College to host annual youth day

Wartburg College will host The Good Samaritan, its annual middle school youth day, Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wartburg student leaders will engage middle school youth and adult leaders in activities, including leadership development, Bible study with…

posted 2014-10-09 12:44:48 by KXEL

UI employees raise concerns about cost-cutting

University of Iowa employees say they fear that a consultant's cost-cutting plans will have a negative impact on the institution and not save as much as projected. Employees also told representatives of Deloitte Consulting during a forum Thursday that the…

posted 2014-10-09 12:43:14 by KXEL

City employee collapses, dies at work site

A long-time City of Waverly employee has died after collapsing at a work site Wednesday morning. City Administrator Phil Jones says 62-year-old Dan Sinnwell was transported to the Waverly Health Center where he was pronounced dead.  The incident is under…

posted 2014-10-09 11:21:10 by KXEL

5 Veterans Home workers fired after investigation

Five employees at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown were fired earlier this year after a sexual harassment investigation. A spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad confirmed the terminations Thursday but declined to offer details, calling it a personnel matter.  The…

posted 2014-10-09 10:33:59 by KXEL

2 College Community students say substitute pulled hair

A Cedar Rapids school district says two students reported that a substitute teacher pulled their hair. The College Community School District school sent a letter home with third-grade students on Friday, saying that the two students said "the guest teacher…

posted 2014-10-09 09:08:41 by KXEL

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