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2014-07-23

Power switched off in 300 Iowa homes amid heat

An energy company says it switched off power in hundreds of Iowa homes to work on power lines this week as temperatures reached almost 90 degrees. Alliant Energy shut off power in homes of about 300 people Tuesday morning.  The…

posted 2014-07-23 06:50:57 by KXEL

Four-alarm fire damages Chrome Horse Saloon

A four-alarm fire at the Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House early this morning caused significant damage. Firefighters were alerted to a fire at the four-story brick building at 1:00 a.m. when a passing motorist reported smoke coming from the…

posted 2014-07-23 06:47:00 by KXEL

2014-07-22

O'Malley headed back to Iowa for fundraisers

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is returning to Iowa for fundraisers this weekend. The Democratic governor, who is considering running for president, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Saturday morning and another early Saturday afternoon for two Iowa state Senate…

posted 2014-07-22 20:58:28 by KXEL

Report: Iowa third among states in child well-being

A new national report on the well-being of children ranks Iowa third in the nation, up four places from last year. The Kids Counts report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Iowa ranks first among all states…

posted 2014-07-22 14:20:39 by KXEL

Clear Lake struggling to find spot for memorial

Clear Lake officials may form a task force after having difficulty deciding where to locate a proposed veterans memorial. Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller told the City Council on Monday night that the parks and recreation advisory…

posted 2014-07-22 13:42:16 by KXEL

Workers install new video board at UNI-Dome

Workers have begun piecing together a $1.3 million video board at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, and officials hope the scoreboard will be functional by the University of Northern Iowa's first home football game Sept. 20. Workers from Fort Myers,…

posted 2014-07-22 12:31:26 by KXEL

More than 100 immigrant children have entered Iowa

A federal official says 122 children who entered the country illegally were sent to Iowa in the first half of the year. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said Tuesday that the children were placed with…

posted 2014-07-22 12:30:22 by KXEL

Waterloo home school applications available

Waterloo parents/guardians who choose to home school their children with Competent Private Instruction (CPI) should contact the Waterloo Community School District to request the appropriate forms. Home school applications for the 2014-15 school year are available for pick-up at the…

posted 2014-07-22 11:47:43 by KXEL

RAGBRAI rider dies near Graettinger

A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition. Officials with the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa say 63-year-old Tom Teesdale of West Branch died Monday. RAGBRAI officials say Teesdale was…

posted 2014-07-22 11:43:33 by KXEL

Man convicted of growing pot heads to Oregon

An Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana is heading to Oregon to purchase the drug legally. Benton Mackenzie is a 48-year-old terminal cancer patient who was convicted earlier this month of growing 71 marijuana plants in his rural…

posted 2014-07-22 08:48:20 by KXEL

Dad, daughter charged in Davenport bank robbery

A 45-year-old Davenport man and his daughter have been charged with robbing a Davenport bank branch. Police say Albert Griebe was arrested Monday on charges of robbery, theft and compounding a felony.  His 22-year-old daughter, Mercedes Griebe, also is in…

posted 2014-07-22 08:32:16 by KXEL

Demoted Nashua police chief wants to be reinstated

The former police chief of Nashua is fighting to get his job back after being demoted. Former Police Chief Ernie Willsher and his attorney argued Monday night at a city council meeting that he be reinstated. Willsher's lawyer Sarah Reindl…

posted 2014-07-22 07:17:05 by KXEL

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