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2014-08-27

Dubuque County copes with loss of 4 teens

Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy.  The school district invited…

posted 2014-08-27 09:43:32 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested for domestic assault

A Waterloo man is facing a domestic assault charge after his wife stabbed him in attempt to end the attack. Waterloo police say 28-year-old Mitcheal Baruth is charged with serious domestic assault.  He was booked into the Black Hawk County…

posted 2014-08-27 08:12:41 by KXEL

Woman sentenced to 10 years for Mason City arson

A 33-year-old woman has been sent to prison for starting a fire in a Mason City apartment building. Jacque Paulsen was given 10 years in prison at her sentencing on Monday.  She'd pleaded guilty to a reduced arson charge after…

posted 2014-08-27 06:50:43 by KXEL

Republicans question Hatch's legislative record

Iowa Republicans are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch of using his legislative position to halt a bill that could have impacted his development business. Iowa Republican Party Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said Tuesday that as a state senator, Hatch sought…

posted 2014-08-27 06:01:03 by KXEL

Fired workforce judge seeks independent inquiry

A former chief judge for the state agency that hears unemployment cases says he was fired because he stood up to his boss, who asserted her bias toward employers and against unemployed workers. Joe Walsh oversaw 15 unemployment appeals judges…

posted 2014-08-27 06:00:29 by KXEL

Speakers: Iowa's medical marijuana law needs work

Speakers at an administrative hearing say they're frustrated at the difficulty in obtaining a marijuana extract despite Iowa's new law. Sally Gaer, of West Des Moines, and Kim Novy, of Altoona, made the comments Tuesday after a state Department of…

posted 2014-08-27 05:59:22 by KXEL

Des Moines official says employee falsified water report

A West Des Moines official says a utility employee is off the job after falsifying a water sample report. Water Works manager Diana Wilson says a longtime treatment plant employee left the utility on Monday.  She said the man lied…

posted 2014-08-27 05:57:47 by KXEL

2014-08-26

Dubuque police arrest man after hours atop roof

Dubuque police arrested a man after spending hours coaxing him down from a roof. Police arrested 49-year-old Donald A. Puccio on Monday afternoon after a standoff that lasted four hours. The incident began Monday morning when police investigated a report…

posted 2014-08-26 16:13:12 by KXEL

Authorities release details from West Union hospital shooting

The Department of Public Safety is releasing details about a weekend shooting at a northeast Iowa hospital that left an inmate dead. The department Tuesday identified the Fayette County Jail inmate as 32-year-old Steven Harreld and the deputy as Jeremy…

posted 2014-08-26 12:47:49 by KXEL

Legislative oversight panel questions DAS savings

A report says the Iowa Department of Administrative Services has spent more money instead of saving money as the agency has claimed in Government Oversight Committee hearings. Legislative Services Agency Director Holly Lyons presented a report Tuesday that says DAS…

posted 2014-08-26 12:46:59 by KXEL

Motorcycle thefts spike in Cedar Rapids

The Cedar Rapids Police Department has received reports of nine motorcycle thefts, primarily on the west side of Cedar Rapids, since May 7th. Officials say the majority of the motorcycles that have been reported stolen are sport bikes such as…

posted 2014-08-26 12:18:53 by KXEL

Mason stands by firing of UI hockey coach

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she stands by the controversial firing of women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. Mason told reporters Tuesday that she understands that Griesbaum was a successful coach with many supporters, but that she "also…

posted 2014-08-26 11:35:22 by KXEL

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