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2014-10-12

Iowa State Fair officials defend fair dates

Iowa State Fair officials are defending the timing of the annual event against critics who say it may be time to set an earlier fair schedule to avoid conflicting with increasing numbers of school districts moving up the start of…

posted 2014-10-12 12:36:43 by KXEL

2014-10-10

Arlington couple faces animal neglect charges

An eastern Iowa couple faces animal neglect charges after malnourished horses were found on their property. Fayette County sheriff's deputies executed a warrant Thursday at the Arlington home of Duane J. Landis and Margaret A. Landis.  Authorities found five horses…

posted 2014-10-10 23:46:11 by KXEL

Judge steps away from lawsuit against Branstad

The judge overseeing a gay former state official's discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and several aides is recusing himself. Chief Judge Arthur Gamble says in a court order that he feels a conflict of interest has arisen and he…

posted 2014-10-10 16:53:34 by KXEL

Cemetery sign marks long-forgotten gravesites

A group has erected a sign at a long-forgotten cemetery near the county jail in Marshalltown so more people are aware of the gravesites. More than 160 people are buried at the site along Highway 30.  Many of them lived…

posted 2014-10-10 14:22:41 by KXEL

REAP grant awarded for Waterloo's Sherwood Park

The City of Waterloo Leisure Services Commission has been awarded a grant of $200,000 from Resource Enhancement and Protection commonly referred to as REAP. REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect the Iowa’s natural and cultural resources.  Fifteen of…

posted 2014-10-10 13:00:41 by KXEL

Braley campaign asks TV stations to pull attack ad

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley is asking Iowa television stations to stop airing an ad that accuses him of paying women on his staff less than men. Braley Campaign Manager Sarah Benzing called the ad false Friday.  The campaign sent…

posted 2014-10-10 12:58:17 by KXEL

Iowa health insurance rate hikes not widespread

A state regulator says less than 2 percent of Iowans will be hit by state-approved health insurance rate increases. The Iowa Insurance Division said Wednesday that it had approved 2015 increases averaging 8.7 percent to 19 percent for Iowans who…

posted 2014-10-10 11:56:46 by KXEL

MidAmerican Energy announces wind power plans

MidAmerican Energy Company says it plans to develop a wind farm in southwest Iowa and expand another operation in northwest Iowa. The Des Moines-based company announced Friday it plans to build the wind farm in Adams County and expand an…

posted 2014-10-10 11:55:46 by KXEL

Ernst reports raising $6 million in latest quarter

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has over $3 million in the bank going into the final stretch of the competitive campaign. Ernst announced Friday that she raised $6 million between July 1 and Sept. 30.  Of that, $302,000 went to…

posted 2014-10-10 09:28:24 by KXEL

Woman's body found after Coralville fire

The body of a 60-year-old woman has been found by firefighters sent to battle a house blaze in Coralville. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire a little before 1 a.m. Friday.  Firefighters found a blaze raging in a…

posted 2014-10-10 08:37:30 by KXEL

Northeast Iowa Advisory Committee to meet in Allison

The Northeast Iowa Advisory Committee will meet, at 1:00p.m., on Tuesday, October 28 at the Allison Public Library. The public library is located at 412 3rd Street, in Allison.  All meetings are open to the public.  The Advisory Committee is…

posted 2014-10-10 07:20:59 by KXEL

Marion man injured in motorcycle crash

A Marion man was hospitalized following a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon. The crash happened at around 1:15 p.m. at Squaw Ridge Road and Cottage Grove Parkway. Linn County first responders found a motorcycle and 49-year-old Andrew McKinstry in the ditch.…

posted 2014-10-10 06:25:03 by KXEL

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