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Fugitive's arrest ends Iowa City standoff

An Iowa City standoff has ended with the arrest of a fugitive wanted on warrants alleging escape and weapons and drug offenses. Iowa City police say officers had learned that 43-year-old Brandon Thompson was in a room at a motel…

posted 2014-03-26 05:55:55 by KXEL

Saylorville Lake to be closed for repairs

The bridge over Saylorville Lake is scheduled to close Monday for several weeks of repair work. The Iowa Department of Transportation says work is expected to be completed before Memorial Day weekend. Traffic will be detoured Iowa Highway 415, Northwest…

posted 2014-03-26 05:54:42 by KXEL


Iowa group to offer loans to help food businesses

A group of investors in eastern Iowa say they're planning to offer small loans to local businesses that focus on food, agriculture and sustainability. Iowa Pollinators LLC say they're part of a national group called Slow Money Alliance, which works…

posted 2014-03-25 13:20:50 by KXEL

Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at US Capitol

The scientist credited with agriculture's so-called "Green Revolution" has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. Borlaug died in 2009.…

posted 2014-03-25 13:19:27 by KXEL

Lawmaker: Branstad must provide juvenile home info

An Iowa Senate Democrat says this year's session will continue until Gov. Terry Branstad provides information about the Iowa Juvenile Home, which he closed in January. Sen. Steve Sodders of State Center says Tuesday lawmakers sought information from Branstad more…

posted 2014-03-25 13:18:28 by KXEL

Police: Man arrested in Cedar Rapids stabbing

A man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing in a Cedar Rapids neighborhood. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says 26-year-old Harris Ceaser III was taken into custody following the Monday night stabbing.  He was arrested following a short…

posted 2014-03-25 13:16:03 by KXEL

Thick ice delays shipping on Mississippi River

Some Mississippi River shipping ports remain closed with a record amount of ice lingering longer than usual. Ice on Lake Pepin in eastern Wisconsin is the last major obstacle for ships headed to Minneapolis.  But the lake is still coated…

posted 2014-03-25 10:13:56 by KXEL

Trial delayed again in slaying of Evelyn Miller

The trial for a man charged with killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller in 2005 has been delayed again. Casey Frederiksen's trial on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse had been set to begin May 6 after being delayed from…

posted 2014-03-25 07:56:19 by KXEL

Study: Higher smoking rates in rural Iowa counties

A new study shows higher rates of smoking in rural Iowa counties. The study says some Iowa counties have double the smoking rates of others. The national report from the University of Washington says Iowa's Dallas County had the seventh-fastest…

posted 2014-03-25 07:20:12 by KXEL

7 people escape house fire in Des Moines

Seven people have escaped from a house fire that was reported by a Des Moines police officer. The officer was driving through the area around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and noticed the flames. Officials say four adults and three children inside…

posted 2014-03-25 07:19:16 by KXEL


Man gets prison in fatal motorcycle crash

A northeast Iowa man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in connection to a crash last June that killed a woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle. Court records show 22-year-old Bryan Cornwell received the sentence Monday…

posted 2014-03-24 20:56:17 by KXEL

Iowa Speedway tax break bill moves to House

A bill that extends a sales tax rebate for the Iowa Speedway in Newton by 10 years has passed the Iowa Senate and moves to the House. The racetrack, bought by NASCAR in November, has about $9 million left on…

posted 2014-03-24 20:55:00 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
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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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