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Iowa Republicans supportive of Perry

Iowa Republicans say Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not been tarnished by a recent indictment. Perry was in Iowa on Tuesday, campaigning for 1st Congressional District candidate Rod Blum.  It's the potential 2016 presidential candidate's first Iowa visit since he…

posted 2014-09-02 20:58:59 by KXEL

Police look into knife injury at Mason City hotel

Police say a man has been injured by a knife following an altercation at a Mason City hotel. Police Lt. Logan Wernet says several people were detained following the incident Monday night at a Days Inn.  He says a suspect…

posted 2014-09-02 20:57:13 by KXEL

Documents: Man failed sobriety tests in Epworth crash

Documents say a man failed field sobriety tests after a utility vehicle crash in eastern Iowa that killed four teenage boys last month. A search warrant to take photographs and a blood sample from the man shows deputies smelled alcohol…

posted 2014-09-02 20:52:42 by KXEL

Iowa group gets grant to reduce infant mortality

A Des Moines-based health care organization is receiving money from the federal government to fund a program aimed at reducing infant mortality. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says in a statement Tuesday the agency is…

posted 2014-09-02 13:17:28 by KXEL

Iowa regents plans would affect admissions, hiring

It might get easier for students to apply to Iowa's three public universities, and for those schools to hire employees. The Iowa Board of Regents released details of plans Tuesday that may be implemented during an ongoing efficiency review. They…

posted 2014-09-02 13:15:59 by KXEL

New logo, banners aim to boost Cedar Rapids' image

Business leaders are hoping that a new logo and street banners will improve the image of downtown Cedar Rapids as a place to live and enjoy. Members of the city's Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District unveiled the logo Tuesday featuring…

posted 2014-09-02 12:46:51 by KXEL

Wartburg receives $1 million gift to enhance music education

Wartburg College has received a $1 million gift to create a distinguished professorship in music education. Wartburg President Darrel D. Colson announced the establishment of the Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professorship in Music Education during the college’s Opening…

posted 2014-09-02 11:15:55 by KXEL

Marion City Council adopts new meeting time

At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 21, the Marion City Council adopted a resolution to change the Thursday meeting start time to 5:30 p.m. year round. The city council meets in work session the first and third Tuesday of…

posted 2014-09-02 09:01:33 by KXEL

Inspector to visit Toledo after building collapse

A state inspector will survey several buildings in the east-central Iowa city of Toledo after the partial collapse of a two-story building. Toledo Fire Chief Joe Boll says an inspector from the State Fire Marshal's office will arrive Tuesday afternoon. …

posted 2014-09-02 08:22:18 by KXEL

Shots fired in Glenwood Street neighborhood

Waterloo police are investigating reports of shots fired in a northside neighborhood on Monday afternoon. Several neighbors reported hearing gunfire in the area of Glenwood and Mobile streets at about 3:30 p.m. Police say no injuries were reported. Officers found…

posted 2014-09-02 06:20:07 by KXEL

Work release escapee charged with sexual assault

A man sentenced to five years in prison for pulling a gun on a woman in Iowa City last year and who escaped from work release has been charged with attempting to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl. Authorities say 25-year-old…

posted 2014-09-02 05:22:39 by KXEL

Sheriff: Man uninjured in Marshalltown plane crash

Iowa authorities say a pilot is uninjured after his plane flipped over during an emergency landing in a soybean field. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says that 31-year-old Jason Stone was traveling from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the Marshalltown…

posted 2014-09-02 05:20:56 by KXEL