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Solon man accused of placing devices in restroom

A Solon man has been arrested on suspicion of placing audio and video recording devices inside a portable restroom. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Donald E. Born turned himself in to authorities Wednesday. He faces two charges of…

posted 2014-06-19 06:01:55 by KXEL

Ames authorities recover body from Skunk River

Authorities in Ames say emergency responders have recovered the body of a man reported missing in the Skunk River. Public safety officials say the body was recovered about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, roughly four hours after receiving a report that a…

posted 2014-06-19 06:01:08 by KXEL

Forums to focus on revitalization of Iowa downtowns

State economic development officials are planning meetings around the state with cities interested in revitalizing their downtowns and commercial districts. The Iowa Downtown Resource Center which is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will offer several downtown forums in…

posted 2014-06-19 06:00:14 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair announces new food choices

The Iowa State Fair has announced new food items that will be available this summer. Fair organizers asked concessionaires to submit contest items that will cost $3 or less.  The entries have been judged and finalists selected. Fairgoers will be…

posted 2014-06-19 05:59:00 by KXEL


State OKs more education at Eldora juvenile home

The state has agreed to provide additional educational services to current students and recent graduates of a juvenile home in Eldora that's previously been under investigation. The Iowa Department of Human Services, which runs the Boys' State Training School, is…

posted 2014-06-18 13:07:47 by KXEL

UI camp offers intense treatment for stuttering

An annual summer camp at the University of Iowa is helping children deal more effectively with stuttering. There isn't a cure for stuttering, but experts say there are strategies to help people become more fluent in their speech. Stuttering can…

posted 2014-06-18 13:06:18 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids crews work to remove damaged trees

Cedar Rapids crews are working their way through over 100 reports of damaged public trees from the recent storms. The first priority for the crews will be to open roads and driveways to traffic and remove hazardous trees or hanging…

posted 2014-06-18 10:50:07 by KXEL

Marshalltown man in arson case sought incarceration

A Marshalltown man accused of setting two fires in April says he wanted to commit a crime so he could be incarcerated. Records show 48-year-old Van Gentry made the comments Monday during a probation revocation hearing linked to a separate…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:52 by KXEL

Branstad issues disaster orders in 5 counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for five Iowa counties following strong storms. Branstad issued the proclamations Tuesday for Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties. The action lets state resources be used to prepare for, respond to and…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:05 by KXEL

Scientists find mammoth bone near Oskaloosa

A group of scientists have found a mammoth bone at a dig site in southern Iowa's rural Mahaska County. The group was cleaning up mud and other debris when they made the discovery Saturday. Researcher Holmes Semken says that the…

posted 2014-06-18 06:25:15 by KXEL

2 tornadoes confirmed in Clarksville

Kenny Roose says it took a twister about 30 seconds to rip apart his farmstead near Clarksville. Roose said Tuesday that, "Basically, everything is gone, except for the house." The National Weather Service says two tornadoes struck the Clarksville area…

posted 2014-06-18 06:22:49 by KXEL


Dubuque County will buy 60 stun guns for deputies

Dubuque County is moving ahead with the purchase of 60 stun guns with a goal of reducing injuries to deputies and suspects. The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the stun guns. Sheriff Don…

posted 2014-06-17 15:05:57 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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