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Des Moines pharmacy owner to plead guilty in deal

The owner of a popular Des Moines pharmacy will likely serve up to 37 months in prison for illegally selling tens of thousands of addictive painkillers to drug abusers. An attorney representing Mark Graziano said Tuesday that his client plans…

posted 2014-10-23 05:54:16 by KXEL

Eastern Iowa telecom gets federal loan to expand

An eastern Iowa telephone cooperative is getting a guaranteed loan from the federal government to increase its fiber optics network and make system improvements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a statement released Wednesday it has approved more than…

posted 2014-10-23 05:53:23 by KXEL

Iowa regents to discuss 1.75% tuition, fee hike

The governing board for Iowa's three public universities will discuss a plan that would raise tuition and fees by 1.75 percent next school year. The Iowa Board of Regents will meet at the University of Iowa on Thursday for the…

posted 2014-10-23 05:51:40 by KXEL

2 men charged in Des Moines infant death case

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a baby boy who was run over in his child seat in a Des Moines driveway. Des Moines police say in a news release that 26-year-old Brian Garrett and…

posted 2014-10-23 05:50:47 by KXEL


Regents want more oversight on payments to cities

Agreements by Iowa's three public universities to make voluntary payments to cities instead of property taxes would receive closer scrutiny under a policy recommended Wednesday. The policy backed by an Iowa Board of Regents committee comes after the University of…

posted 2014-10-22 14:40:12 by KXEL

Iowa launches new emergency alert system

The state has launched a new emergency alert system to warn residents of tornadoes, chemical spills or other dangers. It's called the Alert Iowa System, a program the Legislature approved earlier this year.  According to Iowa officials, the annual cost…

posted 2014-10-22 12:40:49 by KXEL

Small fire contained at Bunger Middle School

A small fire at Bunger Middle School in Evansdale has led to an early dismissal for students and staff. The Waterloo Community School District says the fire was reported Wednesday morning.  No injuries were reported. The fire began in a…

posted 2014-10-22 11:00:06 by KXEL

Farmer reports soybean bushels stolen in Illinois

An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois. Matt Schuster of La Motte says he is missing more than 1,600 bushels after someone took the crops in East…

posted 2014-10-22 07:20:19 by KXEL

Aplington man sentenced in child porn case

A 21-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to 16 years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. A judge handed down the punishment to Jeremiah Romo of Aplington this week.  He pleaded guilty to one count of…

posted 2014-10-22 05:51:38 by KXEL


Dunkerton woman injured in rollover accident

A Dunkerton woman was hospitalized following a rollover accident Tuesday morning. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened shortly after 10:30 at Raymond and Young Roads.  Sergeant Tom Nichols says 21-year-old Maggie Pollifrone was driving north on…

posted 2014-10-21 13:26:20 by KXEL

USDA: Iowa corn harvest 18 days behind schedule

The harvest remains behind schedule in Iowa but weather conditions are favorable for allowing farmers to try to catch up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa is about 18 days behind the normal corn harvest pace with 19 percent…

posted 2014-10-21 13:09:40 by KXEL

Des Moines pharmacy owner to plead guilty in deal

A Des Moines pharmacy owner accused of selling nearly 700,000 pills of addictive painkillers will plead guilty to some charges as part of a deal with prosecutors. Mark Graziano's lawyer Guy Cook tells The Des Moines Register that his client…

posted 2014-10-21 13:05:53 by KXEL