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Eastern Iowa Airport names interim director

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission has officially named Don Swanson as Interim Airport Director. Tim Bradshaw, the previous airport director for The Eastern Iowa Airport, accepted a new position as the executive director of the Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke…

posted 2014-09-09 08:40:32 by KXEL

Ames officials working on school bus service woes

Some parents who have been complaining about late school buses or other bad service heard Ames district officials say they're not happy either. At Monday's school meeting, parents shared their concerns about buses that never arrive or bus drivers who…

posted 2014-09-09 06:50:13 by KXEL

Des Moines man charged with hate crime in dog attack

Police say a Des Moines resident was arrested and charged with a hate crime after his dog attacked another man. Witnesses told police Sunday night that man later identified as Joshua Stoll and another man had stopped their car on…

posted 2014-09-09 06:26:14 by KXEL


Interim workers' compensation commissioner named

Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday named an interim workers' compensation commissioner after the previous commissioner resigned amid a discrimination lawsuit against the governor. Michelle "Miki" McGovern is the acting workers' compensation commissioner effective immediately, Branstad said in a news release.…

posted 2014-09-08 19:00:25 by KXEL

Principal placed on leave after arrest at UI game

A high school principal was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at the University of Iowa game. Lee David Griebel, 44, of Adel, was arrested Saturday at Kinnick Stadium at the University of…

posted 2014-09-08 17:08:28 by KXEL

Officials ID driver in fatal motorcycle crash

Authorities in northeast Iowa on Monday identified a motorcycle driver killed in a single-vehicle crash. The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Julia Ann Dohrer was traveling on State Highway 76 near Waukon on Sunday when her motorcycle entered a…

posted 2014-09-08 17:00:45 by KXEL

Linn County authorities announce robbery arrest

The Linn County Sheriff's Office Monday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint. Devonta Dejun Safforld is charged with first-degree robbery.  He remains at the county jail on a $25,250 cash bond. Authorities said…

posted 2014-09-08 15:57:01 by KXEL

Health officials monitor respiratory virus in Iowa

Public health officials on Monday said they're monitoring a high number of reports of a respiratory virus in several Midwest states including Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68 begins like a cold with symptoms such as coughing and wheezing, according to the Iowa…

posted 2014-09-08 11:55:43 by KXEL

Regents' plan would seek $13 million for funding change

The Iowa Board of Regents said Monday it will ask lawmakers for an additional $13 million to help the state's three public universities transition to a new funding model based on in-state enrollment. A board budget plan shows the money…

posted 2014-09-08 10:58:56 by KXEL

Attic fire damages Cedar Rapids home

Cedar Rapids firefighters made quick work of putting out a residential fire Monday morning. Fire crews were called to 638 Memorial Drive at 4:39 a.m. for a report of a fire coming from the roof of a 1.5 story home. …

posted 2014-09-08 10:36:24 by KXEL

UNI Career Fair offers opportunities for students, alumni

The University of Northern Iowa Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls. More than 160 employers, organizations, nonprofits and graduate schools will be there to network…

posted 2014-09-08 09:55:46 by KXEL

6 Midwest governors, Japanese officials meet

Governors from five Midwest states joined Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday in meetings with Japanese governors, officials, and company executives for the annual gathering of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association. The group, founded in 1967, meets yearly to discuss the…

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