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'American Gothic' figures will look over Iowa State Fair

The iconic figures in Grant Wood's painting "American Gothic" have taken up temporary residence at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. A 25-foot-tall replica of the farmer and his daughter will remain at the fairgrounds in east Des Moines for the next…

posted 2014-04-04 10:37:41 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court adopts new media rules for courtrooms

A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission. The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday approved updates to the rules governing news media coverage…

posted 2014-04-04 10:36:34 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court to review key voting rights case

In a key voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will decide whether a state senate candidate convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor is eligible to hold office. The court granted a request Thursday to hear the case in which primary…

posted 2014-04-04 09:38:12 by KXEL

School worker sought in bathroom camera case

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old elementary school worker accused of placing hidden video recording devices in a girls' bathroom at the school. Police issued a warrant for Ian Dishon Isabel, charging him with three counts of…

posted 2014-04-04 09:36:45 by KXEL

Law enforcement officers to take "Polar Plunge"

Local law enforcement officers from Waterloo Police, Cedar Falls Police and the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual Polar Plunge at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo on Saturday, April 5 to raise money for…

posted 2014-04-04 08:34:48 by KXEL

Waterloo garbage collection cancelled

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department has cancelled today's garbage collection due to high winds Friday routes have been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th.  Please have your garbage carts at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. Monday.…

posted 2014-04-04 08:07:52 by KXEL

US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday.  Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed increase…

posted 2014-04-04 06:57:26 by KXEL

Woman accused of stealing from West Des Moines church

A West Des Moines church employee has reported to police that a congregant stole money from donation bins at her church. The Lutheran Church of Hope employee told a West Des Moines police officer that someone had been suspected of…

posted 2014-04-04 06:55:57 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closed today

Due to a forecast of winds approaching 40 miles per hour, the Black Hawk County Landfill in Waterloo will be closed today. Uncontrollable weather conditions cause unsafe dumping conditions. The landfill will be closed today for all loads.

posted 2014-04-04 06:22:45 by KXEL


Schultz appeals voting rule to Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is asking the Iowa Supreme Court to review and overturn a district court judge's decision that Schultz did not have the authority to create a new rule aimed at ridding voter registration rolls of…

posted 2014-04-03 20:43:02 by KXEL

Small wastewater discharge in Cedar Rapids

The city of Cedar Rapids has linked a small wastewater discharge on the southeast side of town to International Paper Company. The partially treated industrial wastewater overflowed from a manhole about 7:40 a.m. Thursday and ran into a storm sewer…

posted 2014-04-03 14:43:20 by KXEL

DAS director denies money was paid for silence

The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services says he paid no hush money to workers as part of their settlement agreements with the state, contradicting testimony by several workers who say they were offered cash to remain quiet.…

posted 2014-04-03 14:12:33 by KXEL

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