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2014-04-02

Iowa launches effort to reduce fatal crashes

Authorities are launching an effort to reduce fatal crashes on Iowa's secondary rural roads. The Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau announced the effort, which began Tuesday and continues through Sept. 30, 2015. The program will focus on rural secondary roads in…

posted 2014-04-02 06:46:26 by KXEL

Federal investigators go inside burned Younkers building

Federal investigators have gotten their first look inside a downtown Des Moines building gutted by fire over the weekend. Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were in the building's west side on Tuesday. That section of…

posted 2014-04-02 06:26:33 by KXEL

2 Iowa men sentenced on child porn convictions

Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate child pornography convictions. The U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Iowa says 21-year-old Jason Smith of Cedar Rapids was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty…

posted 2014-04-02 06:25:38 by KXEL

2014-04-01

Some UNI students unhappy with Iowa ad in paper

A University of Iowa advertisement placed in the University of Northern Iowa student newspaper has sparked surprise and some criticism. The ad in The Northern Iowan newspaper last week prompted enough criticism that the paper published an editorial Monday explaining…

posted 2014-04-01 20:45:22 by KXEL

Iowa Senate rejects protective order bill changes

The Iowa Senate has voted against a provision to add property of emotional value to domestic abuse protective orders, instead choosing to adhere to original legislation which only allowed the inclusion of pets. The Senate rejected a House amendment Tuesday…

posted 2014-04-01 20:43:51 by KXEL

Lawmakers push campaign to curb distracted driving

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have taken a new route to address distracted driving across the state. The Senate voted 27-22 Tuesday in favor of an appropriation bill for Iowa's Department of Transportation.  It would include $200,000 to go toward…

posted 2014-04-01 20:42:22 by KXEL

Body found in Charles City fire identified

Authorities have identified the body of a man found after a fire damaged a four-unit apartment in Charles City. The Charles City Police Department says the body of 27-year-old Joshua Nelson was found inside one of the apartment units following…

posted 2014-04-01 20:39:18 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker wants end to Orascom tax credits

An Iowa Senate Democrat has introduced legislation intended to halt the last transfer of state tax credits to a fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, of Iowa City, proposed a bill Tuesday meant to prevent Orascom, an Egyptian…

posted 2014-04-01 20:37:27 by KXEL

Iowa developer borrowed friend's car before death

A friend says a prominent Des Moines developer found dead days after leaving federal prison had borrowed his car to check in with a parole officer and never returned. Neil Henderson of Waukee said Tuesday that his lifelong friend, Bob…

posted 2014-04-01 16:16:59 by KXEL

Iowa's 'blacklist' outrages veteran labor leader

The longtime president of Iowa's largest public employees union says he's outraged to learn about the executive branch's widespread practice of barring some fired workers from ever returning to state employment. Danny Homan of the American Federation of State, County…

posted 2014-04-01 13:01:42 by KXEL

Report reveals source of secret settlement funds

A response to a Senate investigation into confidential settlements paid to fired state workers reveals the money came from a variety of funds within several state agencies. Democratic Sen. Janet Petersen asked for information on who approved the settlements with…

posted 2014-04-01 12:38:12 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs renewable fuel tax break extension

A bill to extend tax credits for renewable fuels has won the support of the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously approved the measure 48-0 Tuesday.  It now goes to the House. The bill would extend all renewable fuel tax credits…

posted 2014-04-01 12:30:01 by KXEL

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