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Cedar Rapids airport director leaving for job in Virginia

Tim Bradshaw, airport director for The Eastern Iowa Airport since June 2010, has accepted a new position as the executive director of the Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke Virginia. During his 4-plus years at The Eastern Iowa Airport, Bradshaw made…

posted 2014-09-03 10:40:40 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids splash pads closing this Sunday

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will close the park splash pads for the season on Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. Splash pads are located at Cedar Valley Park, Cleveland Park, Daniels Park, Hayes Park, Hidder Park, Jacolyn…

posted 2014-09-03 10:22:37 by KXEL

Cedar Falls PD seeks help in theft investigations

Cedar Falls Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help solve two on-going theft investigations. The two persons in the photos below are believed to be involved in recent thefts at Wal-Mart, 525 Brandilynn Boulevard, and the Kwik Star…

posted 2014-09-03 09:59:17 by KXEL

Iowa vet says Silver Star paperwork is legitimate

Some military groups are questioning whether a Vietnam veteran from Marshalltown earned a Silver Star presented to him in a June ceremony. Sen. Tom Harkin's office presented 64-year-old Dennis William Myers this summer with the military honor, which is awarded…

posted 2014-09-03 09:52:10 by KXEL

Iowa settles with worker over wrongful firing

Iowa has settled a case with a state worker who had sued after being fired from the Polk County Clerk of Court's office in 2004. The state agreed Tuesday to pay Tina Lee more than $377,000 in back wages and…

posted 2014-09-03 08:36:54 by KXEL

Former Iowa County treasurer gets probation

A former Iowa County treasurer has been given three years of probation for stealing from the county. Online court records say 54-year-old Kimberly Tanke also was given a deferred judgment on Tuesday.  Tanke, of Williamsburg, had pleaded guilty to felony…

posted 2014-09-03 08:22:52 by KXEL

Iowa settles lawsuit in movie incentive scandal

Iowa has settled a lawsuit stemming from the suspension of a tax incentive program for movies to be made in the state. The payment of a little more than $2 million will settle claims involving three movies: "When September Ends,"…

posted 2014-09-03 07:18:28 by KXEL

UI proposes plan for 2nd new residence hall

The University of Iowa is seeking to build a new residence hall for 800 students as part of a plan to expand enrollment. Documents released Tuesday show the Board of Regents will consider next week whether to approve planning for…

posted 2014-09-03 06:27:03 by KXEL

Iowa DNR says pheasant population is high

Iowa wildlife officials say the pheasant population is high ahead of hunting season. The Department of Natural Resources says the annual August roadside pheasant count recorded the highest number of birds since 2008.  That's a statewide average of about 17…

posted 2014-09-03 06:25:57 by KXEL

Man gets 21 years in child pornography case

A 38-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for thousands of child porn images found on his computer. Steven Risk was sentenced Tuesday in district court in Cedar Rapids.  He was convicted on…

posted 2014-09-03 06:24:46 by KXEL

Mason City teenagers charged with felonies in tree case

Mason City police have charged two teenage boys with felonies for stripping the bark off a tree near an elementary school. A 13-year-old teenager and his 14-year-old stepbrother were charged with second-degree criminal mischief. Police say the incident occurred Aug.…

posted 2014-09-03 06:23:45 by KXEL


UI says 2 students report sexual assaults

The University of Iowa says two students reported recently that they were sexually assaulted on campus. The school issued a notification Tuesday in accordance with the Clery Act, which requires that colleges and universities disclose timely warnings of crimes that…

posted 2014-09-02 20:59:57 by KXEL