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2014-04-01

Body found in Charles City fire identified

Authorities have identified the body of a man found after a fire damaged a four-unit apartment in Charles City. The Charles City Police Department says the body of 27-year-old Joshua Nelson was found inside one of the apartment units following…

posted 2014-04-01 20:39:18 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker wants end to Orascom tax credits

An Iowa Senate Democrat has introduced legislation intended to halt the last transfer of state tax credits to a fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, of Iowa City, proposed a bill Tuesday meant to prevent Orascom, an Egyptian…

posted 2014-04-01 20:37:27 by KXEL

Iowa developer borrowed friend's car before death

A friend says a prominent Des Moines developer found dead days after leaving federal prison had borrowed his car to check in with a parole officer and never returned. Neil Henderson of Waukee said Tuesday that his lifelong friend, Bob…

posted 2014-04-01 16:16:59 by KXEL

Iowa's 'blacklist' outrages veteran labor leader

The longtime president of Iowa's largest public employees union says he's outraged to learn about the executive branch's widespread practice of barring some fired workers from ever returning to state employment. Danny Homan of the American Federation of State, County…

posted 2014-04-01 13:01:42 by KXEL

Report reveals source of secret settlement funds

A response to a Senate investigation into confidential settlements paid to fired state workers reveals the money came from a variety of funds within several state agencies. Democratic Sen. Janet Petersen asked for information on who approved the settlements with…

posted 2014-04-01 12:38:12 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs renewable fuel tax break extension

A bill to extend tax credits for renewable fuels has won the support of the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously approved the measure 48-0 Tuesday.  It now goes to the House. The bill would extend all renewable fuel tax credits…

posted 2014-04-01 12:30:01 by KXEL

Suspect in officer shooting in Maquoketa found dead

A man suspected of shooting a Maquoketa police officer in eastern Iowa has died. Authorities said at a news conference that 30-year-old Aaron Edward Scott, of Wyoming, Iowa, was found dead Tuesday morning at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover…

posted 2014-04-01 12:28:23 by KXEL

Nonprofit seeks state funds for child funerals

A nonprofit group wants Iowa lawmakers to approve financial assistance for low-income families who can't afford to bury their children. Sing Me To Heaven, a foundation that offers support to families who have lost a child, visited the Capitol Tuesday…

posted 2014-04-01 12:27:23 by KXEL

Spring leaf vacuum collection starts April 7th

Starting Monday, April 7th, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be operating leaf vacuum trucks.  The trucks will run through Friday, May 2nd.  Residents can expect collection of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks…

posted 2014-04-01 09:57:16 by KXEL

Waterloo cancels Tuesday garbage collection

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department has cancelled today's garbage collection due to high winds at the landfill. Tuesday’s routes will run on Saturday, April 5th, weather permitting. Please have your garbage carts at the curb no later…

posted 2014-04-01 09:00:50 by KXEL

HCC's Allen receives Outstanding Chief Administrator Award

Dr. Linda Allen, president of Hawkeye Community College received the prestigious Outstanding Chief Administrator Award  by the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT). This award was presented in Des Moines on March 31 at the 2014 IACCT Conference, which…

posted 2014-04-01 08:56:22 by KXEL

Waterloo to activate downtown inflatable dam

The City of Waterloo will activate the inflatable dam on the Cedar River on Tuesday, April 8. The inflation will take two to three days to complete. At full inflation, the dam will raise the upstream river level by approximately…

posted 2014-04-01 08:50:45 by KXEL

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