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2014-03-21

Panel: Bisignano should stay on ballot

A panel of state officials has concluded that former state lawmaker Tony Bisignano should be allowed to run for the Iowa Senate. Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, and State Auditor Mary Mosiman considered a challenge…

posted 2014-03-21 10:07:22 by KXEL

Iowa City lawyer suspended for 6 months for deceit

The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of an Iowa City attorney who created false documents and lied to cover up a mistake. The court on Friday ordered the six-month suspension for Jeff McGinness, a member of the…

posted 2014-03-21 09:17:42 by KXEL

Former Masonville clerk pleads not guilty

A woman accused of stealing nearly $80,000 while working as town clerk for a northeast Iowa community has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud. Christine King's pleas to two fraud counts were entered Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. …

posted 2014-03-21 08:07:42 by KXEL

Trial scheduled in Iowa City toddler's death

A trial has been scheduled next year for a 22-year-old man accused in the beating death of a toddler in Iowa City. Jorge Perez is charged with two counts of child endangerment resulting in death.  The trial is set for…

posted 2014-03-21 07:15:57 by KXEL

Des Moines police say officers shot SUV driver

Des Moines police say an SUV driver who tried to run down some officers has been shot. A police news release says officers were dispatched around 11:45 p.m. Thursday to check several reports of gunshots in a central Des Moines…

posted 2014-03-21 05:25:41 by KXEL

Survey suggests slight growth for Midwest economy

An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose slightly above growth neutral in March, to 50.1, compared with 48.4 in…

posted 2014-03-21 04:31:46 by KXEL

Budget panel makes no change to revenue estimate

A panel of Iowa budget experts has predicted Thursday that tax revenue is substantially the same as its estimate in December, which means lawmakers will not need to change the assumptions they're using for the state budget. The Revenue Estimating…

posted 2014-03-21 04:30:52 by KXEL

Marshalltown woman enters plea in child endangerment case

A Marshalltown day care provider accused of causing a toddler's head injury has entered a plea deal. Court records show 54-year-old Rhonda Van Gorp recently entered an Alford plea to child endangerment. An Alford plea means a defendant doesn't admit…

posted 2014-03-21 04:29:20 by KXEL

Police: Iowa City man posed as FBI agent to rob victim

An Iowa City man has been accused of posing as an FBI agent to rob a victim he allegedly met online. The Coralville Police Department says 51-year-old Dwaine A. Toran was arrested early Thursday.  He faces a charge of second-degree…

posted 2014-03-21 04:27:57 by KXEL

2014-03-20

Panel continues push for Iowa Speedway tax break

Lawmakers in the Iowa House have furthered a plan to extend a tax break for the Iowa Speedway at Newton. The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved the measure Thursday.  It is now eligible for floor debate. The racetrack…

posted 2014-03-20 14:40:26 by KXEL

Wasendorf's ex-wife may pay up in settlement deal

The ex-wife of a former Cedar Falls investment broker convicted of fraud could pay back more than $2 million under a proposed settlement deal. Connie Wasendorf, ex-wife of Russell Wasendorf, would pay $2.85 million under a settlement motion that still…

posted 2014-03-20 14:38:22 by KXEL

Prosecutor: Ex-felon voted to hide troubled past

A prosecutor in a rare trial over voter fraud says an ex-felon illegally cast a ballot in an Iowa municipal election to try to hide her past. Lee County Attorney Michael Short said during a closing argument Thursday that Kelli…

posted 2014-03-20 10:57:16 by KXEL

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