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2014-04-21

Interest rate cuts to save money for 16 Iowa towns

State officials say 16 Iowa towns that received loans for water quality projects will end up saving money because of interest rate cuts. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Department of Natural Resources says those towns will see a combined…

posted 2014-04-21 18:12:48 by KXEL

Central Iowa branded as "Cultivation Corridor"

State and local economic development officials in central Iowa have come up with a brand name and logo for the region in an effort to create an identity similar to that of Silicon Valley in California. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture…

posted 2014-04-21 18:11:12 by KXEL

Burglar steals jewelry in Waterloo Kmart burglary

Waterloo police are investigating the theft of jewelry worth thousands of dollars from a Kmart store. The jewelry was stolen during a break-in around 11 p.m. Thursday, while the store was closed. Police say someone entered the store through a…

posted 2014-04-21 18:09:13 by KXEL

State auditor investigating secret settlements

Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman says she is conducting an audit of confidential secret settlements that have enveloped Gov. Terry Branstad's administration in controversy for more than a month. Mosiman says in a letter to Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch she began…

posted 2014-04-21 12:56:09 by KXEL

Waterloo seeks guidelines for roadside memorials

Waterloo officials are considering limiting roadside memorials erected at the site of deadly car crashes. A majority of the City Council called last week for an ordinance that would set rules for the memorials, such as the allowable size and…

posted 2014-04-21 11:41:46 by KXEL

Des Moines police identify teen killed by train

Des Moines police have identified a teenager who died while trying to climb aboard a slow-moving freight train. Police announced Monday that 18-year-old Phillip Tyshawn Simmons died in the early morning accident. Officers were called to a crossing on the…

posted 2014-04-21 11:34:45 by KXEL

UNI may cut hours for students at on-campus jobs

University of Northern Iowa officials are considering reducing the maximum number of hours students can work at jobs on campus. The university has proposed reducing the maximum hours students can work at on-campus job from 30 hours a week to…

posted 2014-04-21 10:27:57 by KXEL

Dubuque man seeks more details about sinkholes

A Dubuque man is calling for state and local officials to help homeowners learn about sinkholes that might damage their property. Nick Thumma says he's been pushing governments to be more proactive on the issue since a street in front…

posted 2014-04-21 09:30:00 by KXEL

Iowa Realty drops lawsuit against competitor

Iowa Realty has dropped its lawsuit against competitor Keller Williams. The move last week came after a Polk County judge threw out several claims from West Des Moines-based Iowa Realty. The lawsuit filed in October 2013 alleged that Austin, Texas-based…

posted 2014-04-21 08:10:43 by KXEL

Man dies after off-roading accident in Des Moines

Authorities say a man has died after an off-roading accident in southeast Des Moines. Police say the man and some friends were riding in a wooded area south of the Des Moines River when the vehicle he was in got…

posted 2014-04-21 05:47:27 by KXEL

2014-04-20

Firefighters find body in Delaware County field

Firefighters say they found the body of a woman as they battled a blaze in a northeast Iowa field. The Greeley Fire Department responded around 2 p.m. Sunday to the report of a cornfield fire in Oneida, three miles to…

posted 2014-04-20 19:46:22 by KXEL

Water shut off in Plainfield

A water line break in Plainfield has forced city officials to shut off the northeast Iowa town's water supply. City officials aren't sure how long it will take for crews to fix the problem.  City officials say residents should use…

posted 2014-04-20 17:40:26 by KXEL

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