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Former Aplington fire chief dies after crash

Fire department members have found their former chief dead after a car accident in Butler County. The crash occurred early Saturday on a rural highway west of Austinville. Officials say a car driven by 59-year-old Keith Oelmann ran off a…

posted 2014-03-31 09:20:39 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closing at 9:30 a.m.

Due to the projected forecast of 40-plus mph winds today, the Black Hawk County Landfill will be closing today at 9:30 a.m. The uncontrollable weather conditions cause unsafe dumping conditions. The landfill will be closed for all loads today.

posted 2014-03-31 07:54:01 by KXEL

Illinois man escapes injury in semi rollover

A truck driver escaped injury early today when his semi tractor-trailer left Interstate 380 and ended up on its side. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies were sent to mile marker 61 near Evansdale at approximately 12:15 a.m.. Deputies say Thomas…

posted 2014-03-31 07:26:26 by KXEL

Fire kills thousands of chickens at Galt egg farm

Thousands of chickens have been killed in a fire at an egg farm in Wright County. The fire was reported Sunday at the Centrum Valley Farms' operation in Galt.  Company officials say no farm employees were injured. Centrum Valley Farms…

posted 2014-03-31 06:49:48 by KXEL

10 Warren County workers told jobs soon will end

Ten Warren County employees have been told they will soon lose their jobs. Warren County Administrator Jean Furler says that "the budget has always been a number one reason for things like this." Furler says the county should save about…

posted 2014-03-31 05:43:57 by KXEL


Iowa Supreme Court to hear Narcisse's appeal

The Iowa Supreme Court has granted Jonathan Narcisse an expedited appeal in his fight to gain a spot on the Democratic primary ballot for governor. On Thursday, a judge denied the former Des Moines school board member's request to overturn…

posted 2014-03-30 20:35:12 by KXEL

Carroll elected chairman of the Iowa GOP

Former state Rep. Danny Carroll has been elected the new chairman of the Iowa Republican Party. Carroll, of Grinnell, was elected Saturday by the Iowa GOP's Central Committee. He had been chosen in February as the party's co-chairman to replace…

posted 2014-03-30 20:34:26 by KXEL

Expert team to investigate Des Moines fire

A team of federal experts will investigate the fire that decimated a century-old building in downtown Des Moines this weekend. Structural experts were evaluating the former Younkers store on Sunday to ensure it will be safe for the team from…

posted 2014-03-30 20:32:12 by KXEL

New Iowa prison nearly ready for prisoners

Iowa's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison is nearly ready to house prisoners. Prison officials expect to move into the new facility sometime in the next few weeks once the State Fire Marshal approves. But Rebecca Bowker with the penitentiary…

posted 2014-03-30 20:30:38 by KXEL


Bronze owl stolen from Iowa State University

Police are investigating the theft of a foot-tall bronze owl from the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Allison Sheridan, spokeswoman for ISU museums, says that the theft of the 10-pount sculpture, titled "Epilogue," occurred sometime within the last month.…

posted 2014-03-29 20:41:22 by KXEL

UNI marching band headed to London for new year

The University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band will ring in the new year in the Old World. The band has been asked to march in the London New Year's Day Parade on Jan. 1. Danny Galyen, director of the…

posted 2014-03-29 20:39:48 by KXEL

Register files lawsuits to obtain state records

The Des Moines Register has filed two lawsuits in an effort to obtain records in two cases: An investigation into the mistreatment of youths at a former juvenile home and the stun-gun related death of a man in the custody…

posted 2014-03-29 20:37:41 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 12 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
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Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
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