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2014-04-07

North Liberty woman accused of stealing from employer

An eastern Iowa woman has been accused of slowly stealing more than $100,000 in cash from her employer. North Liberty police say 59-year-old Peggy A. Ashby took money from CarePro Liberty Pharmacy between December 2012 and March.  She is accused…

posted 2014-04-07 20:34:03 by KXEL

Jindal, Paul, Santorum will speak at Iowa event

Three Republicans viewed as potential presidential candidates will speak at the GOP state convention in June. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced Monday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum…

posted 2014-04-07 20:32:25 by KXEL

Police say Dubuque inmate sexually harassed others

Authorities in eastern Iowa say an inmate at a county jail sexually harassed other inmates. Dubuque police say 51-year-old Christopher H. Simms faces charges of prostitution, assault and third-degree harassment. Inmates at the Dubuque County Jail say Simms offered money…

posted 2014-04-07 20:30:30 by KXEL

Authorities identify pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle

Authorities say an eastern Iowa man has been killed after being hit by a vehicle whose driver is suspected of drunken driving. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Dawson Besler, of Epworth, was struck and killed early Sunday on…

posted 2014-04-07 20:27:10 by KXEL

Former Dunkerton student faces gun charge

A former Dunkerton football player convicted of carrying a handgun onto school grounds is facing an additional charge in the case. Mar'yo Lindsey Jr. has been charged with a single count of carrying weapons on school grounds in connection with…

posted 2014-04-07 20:23:35 by KXEL

Iowa House OKs bill forbidding secret settlements

A bill that would open state employee records to the public and put into law Gov. Terry Branstad's executive order prohibiting confidential settlement agreements has won the support of a divided Iowa House. The Republican-controlled House voted 63-35 Monday in…

posted 2014-04-07 20:21:09 by KXEL

30 years after slaying, inmate gets work-release

An Iowa inmate who has spent most of his life in prison for playing a minor role in a 1984 slaying has been granted work-release privileges. Todd Hoffer has left the minimum-security prison in Rockwell City and transferred to a…

posted 2014-04-07 14:38:32 by KXEL

UNI students help bring saplings to Cedar Falls

A group of University of Northern Iowa students is helping bring thousands of free saplings to Cedar Falls to help the city replace trees lost to disease or flooding. UNI Hardwoods recently transported 6,500 oak tree saplings from a nursery…

posted 2014-04-07 12:03:26 by KXEL

Branstad says state made no payments for silence

Gov. Terry Branstad is standing firm in support of the director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, who says no money was offered to former workers for silence about their dismissals. Branstad, at his weekly news conference Monday, says…

posted 2014-04-07 10:22:53 by KXEL

PepperJax Grill to open Cedar Falls restaurant

PepperJax Grill has announced that it will open a new Cedar Falls area fast casual restaurant. The new restaurant will be located at 6719 University Ave. (University Ave. & Hwy 58) in Cedar Falls.  PepperJax Grill is expected to open…

posted 2014-04-07 09:52:35 by KXEL

Mason City woman accused of neglecting adult

A 54-year-old woman has been arrested, accused of neglecting or abandoning a dependent adult. Debra Ihrig was jailed Sunday on six felony counts and nine misdemeanor counts. Cerro County Jail records say Ihrig remained in custody on Monday, pending $10,000…

posted 2014-04-07 08:21:41 by KXEL

Des Moines man finds rat poison on floor after break-in

A Des Moines man has reported finding rat poison on his floor after a break-in at his home. The man reported his discovery after he returned home on Saturday evening. He told police nothing seemed to be missing.  Police say…

posted 2014-04-07 06:24:40 by KXEL

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