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2014-08-18

Iowa's unemployment rate increases to 4.5 percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent one year ago.  The U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent in July…

posted 2014-08-18 10:01:37 by KXEL

Floyd County attorney Normand Klemesrud dies

The top prosecutor in Floyd County, Normand Klemesrud, has died at the age of 67. Fullerton Funeral Home said Klemesrud died Sunday at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Klemesrud was first elected Floyd County attorney in 1992 but…

posted 2014-08-18 09:31:26 by KXEL

Pleasant Hill woman calls for lift of FDA donation ban

An Iowa mom is speaking out against the Food and Drug Administration's ban on donations of some tissue from gay men after her son died and some of his organs were rejected. Sheryl Moore of Pleasant Hill was told that…

posted 2014-08-18 09:05:19 by KXEL

22 Iowa jails refusing immigration detainers

Officials at 22 Iowa county jails are refusing to accept requests from federal immigration authorities to hold people in jail without a court order. It has been common practice for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to ask jails to hold…

posted 2014-08-18 09:03:22 by KXEL

Des Moines plans services for ousted homeless

The deadline has arrived for homeless people to leave their camps along the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers in Des Moines. Earlier this month, an administrative law judge ruled that the city can legally evict homeless residents who received notices.…

posted 2014-08-18 08:14:15 by KXEL

Fort Dodge man accused of robbery, fraud, theft

A 28-year-old Fort Dodge man faces robbery, fraud, theft and several other charges. Kearie Patterson is accused of writing more than $14,500 in fraudulent checks and robbing a man at gunpoint last month. A Webster County jailer said Patterson remains…

posted 2014-08-18 06:16:25 by KXEL

Marion police investigate pair of robberies

Police in Marion are investigating robberies at a pair of convenience stores. The first robbery was at the Road Ranger in the 900 block of Eighth Avenue at 2:25 Sunday morning.  An employee told officers a slender, black man wearing…

posted 2014-08-18 05:21:11 by KXEL

Police: Teen shot near Des Moines middle school

Police say an 18-year-old man has been shot near a Des Moines middle school. Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says police were called to the area near Callanan Middle School early Sunday.  He says Ariante Williams was shot once in his…

posted 2014-08-18 05:01:47 by KXEL

2014-08-17

Iowa basketball player arrested for public intoxication

Hawkeye basketball player and Cedar Rapids native Josh Oglesby was arrested early Saturday morning on a public intoxication charge in Iowa City. A University of Iowa press release did not go into detail about Oglesby’s arrest.  Hawkeye head coach Fran…

posted 2014-08-17 08:36:20 by KXEL

Monticello restaurant destroyed by fire

A fire destroyed a popular restaurant in Monticello Saturday afternoon. The fire started around 3:00 pm Saturday at The Wagon Wheel restaurant, just off of Highway 151 on Richland Road. Heavy smoke was pouring from the building as firefighters fought…

posted 2014-08-17 08:34:57 by KXEL

Dubuque workers respond to natural gas leak

No one was injured after a homeowner using a small excavator tore open a residential natural gas line in Dubuque. The accident and resulting gas leak occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday. Police and firefighters responded to the leak to evacuate…

posted 2014-08-17 08:32:47 by KXEL

Common Core faces opposition in Iowa

Iowa conservatives are continuing to fight the Common Core education standards, but it isn't clear that the program will go away at the state level any time soon. The Common Core is a set of english and math standards that…

posted 2014-08-17 08:31:06 by KXEL

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