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2014-06-16

Branstad insists he's leaving GOP control to party

Gov. Terry Branstad says he's focused on helping Republicans win in November and will let party leaders sort out a struggle for control of the state party. Republican Central Committee board members newly elected Saturday say they plan to replace…

posted 2014-06-16 13:07:51 by KXEL

Des Moines seeks ideas for former amusement park

Officials in Des Moines are working with residents to make improvements at a riverfront site that for decades was home to an amusement park. Officials and residents will discuss plans Monday for the former Riverview Amusement Park site, located near…

posted 2014-06-16 13:06:31 by KXEL

'Pink slime' makers say sales are rebounding

Two makers say sales have been rebounding for a ground beef product that critics have dubbed "pink slime." Spokesmen for Cargill and Beef Products Inc. say sales have risen, but Cargill says they fall short of the volume before the…

posted 2014-06-16 10:46:58 by KXEL

Museum exhibit on Iowa's role in movies to debut

An exhibit focusing on Iowa's place in movie history has been announced by Gov. Terry Branstad. "Hollywood In The Heartland" opens at the State Historical Museum of Iowa on June 27. It features a 6,400-square-foot exhibit of Hollywood memorabilia including…

posted 2014-06-16 10:28:10 by KXEL

University of Iowa preparing marketing blitz

The University of Iowa is preparing a marketing blitz in hopes of enticing more Iowans to enroll at the Iowa City campus. The effort is driven by a new state funding plan that will reward Iowa's universities for increasing in-state…

posted 2014-06-16 09:37:23 by KXEL

System problems still delay Iowa prison opening

Problems with the geothermal heating and cooling system continue to delay the opening of Iowa's $132 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison. The new Iowa State Penitentiary was expected to be occupied in March by 550 inmates. But the state…

posted 2014-06-16 08:24:59 by KXEL

Number of Iowa doctors rose 2% last year

A new report says the number of doctors practicing in Iowa has risen again. The Iowa Board of Medicine report says more than 6,800 physicians worked in the state last year.  That's up 2 percent from 2012 and 12 percent…

posted 2014-06-16 08:23:13 by KXEL

CBE Companies welcomes summer interns

More than two dozen students are jump starting their careers through internships at CBE Companies (CBE) this summer. The wave of interns serves in a range of fields, from data analysis and information technology to finance, human resources and marketing. …

posted 2014-06-16 08:20:17 by KXEL

Police seek suspects in overnight shooting

Police in Cedar Rapids are looking for suspects from an overnight shooting. At around 1:30 Monday morning, police were called to the 300 block of 16th Street Southeast on reports of shots fired.  When police arrived on the scene, they…

posted 2014-06-16 06:45:19 by KXEL

No injuries reported in ISU fire

A fire forced closure of a dining center on the west side of the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The fire at the Union Drive Marketplace dining room was reported early Sunday morning.  Flames were isolated to the grill…

posted 2014-06-16 06:16:58 by KXEL

2014-06-15

Gambling regulators ponder casino moratorium

Iowa gambling regulators plan to consider whether it's time to stop building more casinos in Iowa at a meeting next month after narrowly voting to approve one for Jefferson. The five-member Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved Thursday on a…

posted 2014-06-15 20:10:39 by KXEL

36-year-old Iowa City man drowns

Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 36-year-old Iowa City man. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says rescuers were called to Scales Point just before 5 p.m. Saturday. After searching for nearly four hours, authorities recovered the body of…

posted 2014-06-15 20:08:48 by KXEL

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