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Resentencing date pushed back for Concepcion

The resentencing of a Floyd County man convicted of killing his cousin as a teenager has been postponed. Sentencing for Edgar Concepcion Jr., which had been set for Wednesday, has been pushed back to Monday at the Floyd County District…

posted 2014-10-01 06:53:33 by KXEL

Iowa City school diversion program up and running

A new juvenile justice diversion program for students in the Iowa City Community School District is now up and running. The program was implemented about a month ago. Students in the school district facing a first-time disorderly conduct charge on…

posted 2014-10-01 06:52:24 by KXEL

Man accused of threatening children has trial set

Trial has been set for a 48-year-old Charles City man accused of making threatening statements against schoolchildren. Loren Todd Saxon will stand trial on Oct. 16 in Floyd County District Court for allegedly threatening to shoot children. Saxon pleaded not…

posted 2014-10-01 05:52:21 by KXEL


Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

An eastern Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including vehicular homicide in connection to a crash that killed four teenagers in August. Joseph Connolly of Holy Cross submitted a written plea to Dubuque District Court on Friday.…

posted 2014-09-30 20:40:28 by KXEL

Senate Oversight panel approves 18 recommendations

The Senate Government Oversight Committee has voted to pass 18 recommendations to the Iowa Legislature for consideration next year including a ban on secret settlement agreements and expanded whistleblower protection. The committee of three Democrats and two Republicans voted 3-2…

posted 2014-09-30 13:27:45 by KXEL

AG's office says Templeton Rye lawsuit can proceed

The Iowa attorney general's office says a lawsuit alleging whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed. A state law requires the Iowa attorney general's office to evaluate the lawsuit and determine if the claims have validity to move forward…

posted 2014-09-30 11:33:44 by KXEL

Hatch campaign not running television ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch isn't running any television ads in Iowa, but an aide insists that isn't a sign the campaign is out of money. After Gov. Terry Branstad's campaign issued a news release Tuesday about ads, Hatch campaign…

posted 2014-09-30 11:31:10 by KXEL

Man charged in break-in at Cedar Falls fire station

A man faces multiple charges following a weekend break-in at the Cedar Falls Fire Department headquarters. Court records say 24-year-old Zachary Brian Carstensen, of 1939 College Street, Apartment 209, was found asleep on an office floor at 1718 Main Street…

posted 2014-09-30 10:54:32 by KXEL

Iowa corn, soybean harvest lagging behind average

Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. Late planting caused the crops to mature later than normal.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in…

posted 2014-09-30 10:38:54 by KXEL

Osage woman found unconscious in burning home

An Osage woman is recovering after being injured in a house fire. The fire occurred Sunday in Osage. Osage Police Officer Mike Niemeyer says he arrived to find the home filled with smoke.  He found the unconscious woman in an…

posted 2014-09-30 10:03:42 by KXEL

UNI names acting president as Ruud has surgery

University of Northern Iowa interim provost Mike Licari has been named acting president while President Bill Ruud recovers from surgery. Ruud underwent successful, elective, non-emergency surgery on Monday to correct a condition that was discovered during a routine physical. Following…

posted 2014-09-30 08:39:37 by KXEL

Pretrial conference delayed for former Oelwein mayor

A pretrial conference has been delayed for a former Iowa mayor accused of sexual abuse. The date for Jason Manus' pretrial conference was pushed back from Monday to Oct. 13 because his defense attorney died earlier this month.  His trial…

posted 2014-09-30 05:57:12 by KXEL