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2014-08-08

Back in Iowa, Jindal speaking to Christian groups

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is spending two days in the key presidential campaign state of Iowa. The Republican governor, considering a 2016 White House bid, was speaking Friday to conservative Christian pastors at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewal…

posted 2014-08-08 10:20:14 by KXEL

Man escapes from Coralville work release facility

A 37-year-old inmate has been listed as escaped from the Iowa work release facility in Coralville. The Iowa Department of Corrections said Friday that Michael Wright didn't return from his job on Thursday.  He'd been transferred to the Coralville facility…

posted 2014-08-08 07:26:48 by KXEL

Dunkerton man finally getting tractor back

After 15 years, a northeast Iowa man is getting his tractor back. Kenny Kass says that he first agreed to lend his restored 1915 Waterloo Boy tractor to the Grout Museum District in Waterloo for six months.  Then they wanted…

posted 2014-08-08 06:24:05 by KXEL

Waverly wins $100,000 in dog park competition

Fundraising for a Waverly dog park has gotten a big boost in the form of a $100,000 grant secured through a national competition. About 200 people gathered at the city hall Thursday night for the online results of the PetSafe…

posted 2014-08-08 06:23:15 by KXEL

State agency orders Marion elder group home closed

Iowa officials have ordered the closure of an elder group home for what they say are five incidents of owners locking residents in their bedrooms. The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals on Thursday revoked the license of the Park…

posted 2014-08-08 06:21:42 by KXEL

Man must pay restitution in Mason City theft case

A former Mason City car salesman has been ordered to pay more than $92,000 restitution in a theft case. Court records show that 54-year-old Timothy Behm said he plans to appeal the order issued by Judge Rustin Davenport. Behm was…

posted 2014-08-08 06:20:37 by KXEL

2014-08-07

Iowa rescinds patrol sergeant's firing

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has rescinded the firing of a veteran state patrol supervisor, giving him a new one-year assignment after paying him not to work for 17 months. A settlement obtained by The Associated Press details the…

posted 2014-08-07 13:42:40 by KXEL

Data shows consumer spending up in Iowa

New federal data shows that consumer spending in Iowa has grown slightly faster than the national average since the end of the recession. The report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released Thursday provides a state-by-state breakdown of spending.…

posted 2014-08-07 13:25:41 by KXEL

Glass shatters at Des Moines sculpture park

One of the glass panels that make up a popular installation at the downtown Des Moines sculpture park has shattered, and officials are trying to figure out what happened. The 1,200 pound panel in the "panoramic awareness pavilion" was damaged…

posted 2014-08-07 12:00:44 by KXEL

Iowa State University president ends Veishea

Iowa State University's president is ending the annual Veishea festival saying it has become a week-long alcohol fueled party that places students at risk. President Steven Leath says the violence-marred festival over the years it has resulted in dozens of…

posted 2014-08-07 10:51:22 by KXEL

Wellmark says money saved in keeping Iowans healthy

Iowa's leading health insurer says it has saved about $12 million in keeping patients well instead of being treated when they're sick. The savings are less than 2 percent of the overall care provided to about 358,000 patients over the…

posted 2014-08-07 10:05:17 by KXEL

Mason City man accused of killing dad ruled not guilty

A judge says a Mason City man is not guilty by reason of insanity for the fatal stabbing of his father. Judge Gregg Rosenbladt ruled Wednesday that the psychotic episode experienced by 43-year-old Thomas Barlas Jr. rendered him incapable of…

posted 2014-08-07 08:13:50 by KXEL

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