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2014-03-28

Drinking water advisories for Aplington

The Aplington Water Supply in Butler County recommends residents use an alternative source for drinking water or to boil tap water before drinking after the town lost pressure due to a leak in a water main Thursday. Only bottled water…

posted 2014-03-28 12:27:22 by KXEL

UI meeting launches major operations review

Iowa regents and outside consultants leading a major review of the state's three public universities are facing pointed questions from anxious University of Iowa employees. A town hall-style meeting in Iowa City on Friday marked the public launch of the…

posted 2014-03-28 12:05:38 by KXEL

Fort Dodge shelter uses donated buildings

Organizers behind a men's shelter in Fort Dodge say they're using two donated buildings to open a thrift store and a recovery ministry. Beacon of Hope says the newly acquired space will be used for a thrift store, offices and…

posted 2014-03-28 11:22:15 by KXEL

Community group takes ownership of Dougherty church

A nonprofit group is the new owner of the 142-year-old former St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the small northern Iowa community of Dougherty. An event is planned Sunday to mark the transfer of the church from the Archdiocese of Dubuque…

posted 2014-03-28 10:25:48 by KXEL

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Jasper County

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most…

posted 2014-03-28 10:13:44 by KXEL

Public meetings set on emerald ash borer

There will be two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) next week. The EAB is an exotic, destructive insect of ash trees. Meetings are set for next Tuesday, April 1 at the Sportsplex, 300 Jefferson Street,…

posted 2014-03-28 09:16:44 by KXEL

Lawyer won't be sanctioned in farmer slaying case

The Iowa Supreme Court says an attorney won't be sanctioned for helping a wealthy farmer shield his assets from the estate of another farmer he killed. The court declined to reprimand Indianola attorney Mason Ouderkirk, ruling Friday he didn't violate…

posted 2014-03-28 09:14:20 by KXEL

Judge won't dismiss 'pink slime' defamation suit

A circuit judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Beef Products Incorporated sued the television network in…

posted 2014-03-28 07:18:34 by KXEL

UI meeting to launch major operations review

A town hall-style meeting at the University of Iowa will launch a far-reaching review of how the state's three public universities could operate more efficiently. The meeting Friday at Phillips Hall in Iowa City is expected to draw university employees…

posted 2014-03-28 06:23:00 by KXEL

HBO can't film 'Girls' on UI campus

Officials have declined to let HBO film some scenes of its "Girls" show on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. A plot twist on the hit comedy show has the main character accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop…

posted 2014-03-28 06:22:01 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate shooting

Waterloo police are investigating a shooting. At about 9:15 Thursday night, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Veridian Credit Union at 1616 Lafayette Street on a report of a shooting and possible robbery.   Upon arrival, officers found…

posted 2014-03-28 06:20:28 by KXEL

2014-03-27

Oversight committee: state officials stalling

Democratic lawmakers, determined to question state administrators about confidential settlements reached with fired state workers, are accusing top administrators at the Department of Administrative Services of stalling. The Senate Government Oversight Committee asked the agency's director, Mike Carroll to appear…

posted 2014-03-27 20:32:09 by KXEL

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