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2014-08-22

More people opted to ride bus to Iowa State Fair

Attendance at the Iowa State Fair was down but more people rode buses to reach the fairgrounds. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority says ridership between park-and-rides and the fairground was 221,188 during the 11-day fair.  That an 8…

posted 2014-08-22 05:49:23 by KXEL

Iowa City board to discuss student sex offender

The Iowa City Community School Board is scheduled next week to discuss where to place a student who's required to register as a sex offender. Superintendent Stephen Murley says Iowa law requires the district to offer education to all school-age…

posted 2014-08-22 05:48:18 by KXEL

2014-08-21

Economy slowing down in rural parts of 10 states

A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says falling crop prices have farmers spending less, and crop prices…

posted 2014-08-21 21:15:55 by KXEL

Man convicted of killing wife seeks new trial

The lawyer for a southeast Iowa man convicted of killing his pregnant wife is seeking a new trial. Seth Techel's attorney filed a motion Tuesday asking that his first-degree murder conviction be set aside and a judge order a new…

posted 2014-08-21 21:14:48 by KXEL

Dubuque man accused of selling cocaine in candy store

A 35-year-old Dubuque man faces federal charges for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of his candy store earlier this year. Dwayne M. Howard is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine near a school or playground. Howard is accused…

posted 2014-08-21 21:12:49 by KXEL

Oelwein mayor released from jail

A northeast Iowa mayor accused of sexually abusing two girls has been released from jail. Jason Manus left the Fayette County Jail on Wednesday after a bail bonding company posted a reduced $65,000 bond. Manus, the mayor of Oelwein, is…

posted 2014-08-21 21:11:09 by KXEL

Family-run golf course to close in Clear Lake

After more than 30 years, this will be the last summer of golf at Arrowhead Golf Course in Clear Lake. The Sherman family has been leasing the property, but they say that the land's owners won't renew the contract in…

posted 2014-08-21 13:53:13 by KXEL

Steamy weather prompts schools to dismiss students

Warm, humid weather is prompting some school officials in Iowa to dismiss classes early. Nine schools in Sioux City that don't have air conditioning will dismiss students at 1:30 p.m. Thursday amid high temperatures near 90 and high humidity. Schools…

posted 2014-08-21 12:58:36 by KXEL

Iowa marching band tries out new indoor facility

The University of Iowa marching band is trying out a new, $15-million indoor facility for the first time after stormy weather blew through Iowa City this week. The Hawkeye Marching Band used to rehearse on a field along Park Road. …

posted 2014-08-21 11:54:11 by KXEL

Arlington man loses sentence appeal for fraud schemes

An Arlington man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for fabricating grain elevator scale tickets and bankruptcy fraud has lost his sentence appeal. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says 48-year-old Michael Recker was properly sentenced last…

posted 2014-08-21 10:56:39 by KXEL

Osceola woman accused of ramming husband's motorcycle

Des Moines police say a 45-year-old Osceola woman used her sport utility vehicle to chase and ram a motorcycle carrying her husband and another woman. Kimberly Vangundy is charged with serious injury by vehicle.  Polk County Jail records say Vangundy…

posted 2014-08-21 08:38:29 by KXEL

Crews remove clock atop Benton County Courthouse

Crews used a crane to remove a clock from atop the historic Benton County Courthouse in Vinton. Workers pulled out pieces of the clock Wednesday morning.  The items will be taken to Mooresville, Indiana, where the clock will be restored.…

posted 2014-08-21 06:37:11 by KXEL

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