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2014-08-05

Cedar Rapids bans man's garden from city parcel

Cedar Rapids officials say a man can't grow a garden on an empty parcel the city acquired after the flooding in 2008. Ed Thornton planted a small garden in 2011 on the parcel that sits adjacent to his apartment building. …

posted 2014-08-05 06:54:55 by KXEL

Waterloo police arrest man on gun charges

A Waterloo man has been arrested on gun charges. At approximately 9:20 Monday night, officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team arrested 19-year-old Otavious Donte Brown of Waterloo.  Brown was charged with interference with official acts while…

posted 2014-08-05 06:51:37 by KXEL

Conservation project matching funds available

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says more than $6.75 million is available to help farmers and landowners prevent erosion and control field runoff through a state cost share program. Farmers may qualify for up to half of the cost…

posted 2014-08-05 05:58:39 by KXEL

Merle Hay Mall says it will remove wild animal exhibit

A Des Moines shopping mall has announced it will close its caged animal exhibits following public outcry. The Merle Hay Mall's chief operating officer says that the bears, wolves and other animals will be moved out of the mall by…

posted 2014-08-05 05:57:28 by KXEL

2014-08-04

9-year-old twin boys die in ATV crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the two boys fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident were 9-year-old twins. Sheriff Brian Gardner identified the boys as Colton Wayne and Clayton Alan Novak. The accident was reported a little before 12:15…

posted 2014-08-04 16:09:13 by KXEL

Iowa workers' comp official to resign

Iowa's workers' compensation commissioner is resigning to take a top federal job, but his lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and aides will continue. Commissioner Christopher J. Godfrey told The Associated Press on Monday that he's been appointed chief judge of…

posted 2014-08-04 15:43:53 by KXEL

Iowa City police say man drove officer's vehicle

Iowa City police say they've arrested a Minnesota man after he allegedly admitted he broke an apartment's window to distract authorities from underage drinking at a party. Police also say 20-year-old Aaron Tyler, of Lakeville, Minnesota, took an officer's vehicle…

posted 2014-08-04 15:42:08 by KXEL

Man arrested on gun charge in Waterloo homicide

A Waterloo man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with a Saturday morning homicide. Waterloo police have charged 26-year-old Roderick Earl Ward Jr. with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was arrested hours after 27-year-old…

posted 2014-08-04 12:37:12 by KXEL

Records show concern over Iowa Capitol tunnels

A 2008 study calls for improvements to tunnels connecting the state Capitol to nearby buildings and notes potential hazards from compressed steam that travels near areas with pedestrian access. Newly released records show some have called for closing the tunnels…

posted 2014-08-04 12:15:54 by KXEL

Historic George Wyth home for sale

A historic home built in 1907 is set to be put on the northeastern Iowa housing market. The George Wyth House will be sold by the Cedar Falls Historical Society.  It will be available for $325,000 as of Monday morning.…

posted 2014-08-04 10:57:08 by KXEL

Iowa justices won't review film credit fraud case

The Iowa Supreme Court won't review a decision that threw out the conviction of a Nebraska filmmaker accused of fraudulently claiming tax credits. A judge will now have to decide whether Dennis Brouse should be retried or acquitted. Brouse's company…

posted 2014-08-04 09:19:07 by KXEL

New facility helps food bank increase services

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank distributed 6.2 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2014, surpassing its 2014 goal of 5.5 million pounds. That is the largest number of pounds in a year for the Food Bank thanks, in part,…

posted 2014-08-04 09:05:53 by KXEL

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