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2014-03-18

Sen. Ted Cruz logging serious time in Iowa

Tea party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is logging some serious face-time in Iowa. And he's doing it before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls. Texas' freshman senator will be in Iowa on Tuesday, marking his fourth trip in…

posted 2014-03-18 06:55:54 by KXEL

Iowa DNR: Winter expected to hurt fish populations

Iowa officials say the harsh winter is expected to affect some fish populations in the state. The Department of Natural Resources says lakes and ponds experience natural winter fish mortality.  But Jim Wahl, supervisor for fisheries in northwest Iowa, says…

posted 2014-03-18 06:54:50 by KXEL

Lawmaker: Waterloo slow to respond to info request

The Iowa Public Information Board says a lawmaker's complaint about the city of Waterloo's slow response to a public records request has been resolved informally. Rep. Dawn Pettengill, R-Mount Auburn, filed a complaint with the board alleging Waterloo violated the…

posted 2014-03-18 06:53:43 by KXEL

Blaze damages 3 buildings in Marquette

No injuries have been reported from a fire that damaged or destroyed three buildings in the northeast Iowa community of Marquette. Firefighters from eight departments battled the blaze early Monday morning on North Street in downtown Marquette, which sits on…

posted 2014-03-18 06:52:39 by KXEL

2014-03-17

7 arrested after drones protest in Des Moines

Protesters say seven people have been arrested in Des Moines following an anti-war gathering opposing the use of drones. The Des Moines Veterans for Peace and the Des Moines Catholic Workers say the seven people arrested Monday outside the Iowa…

posted 2014-03-17 14:14:29 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers consider bill to legalize fireworks

Iowa lawmakers are considering legislation that would legalize consumer sale and use of fireworks in the state. Rep. Matt Windschitl, a Republican from Missouri Valley, says the measure will receive necessary approval Monday from a House Ways and Means subcommittee. …

posted 2014-03-17 13:34:17 by KXEL

Boil advisory lifted in Stanhope

The city of Stanhope lifted a boil advisory Saturday after two sets of water samples tested safe for bacteria. The city and DNR had issued the advisory Thursday as a precaution following a loss of pressure during a water main…

posted 2014-03-17 12:13:57 by KXEL

Court: Breastfeeding employee cannot sue insurer

An appeals court says Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. didn't discriminate against a breastfeeding mother who resigned under pressure on her first day back from maternity leave. Angela Ames, an employee in its Des Moines office, claims that she resigned in…

posted 2014-03-17 11:59:18 by KXEL

Republicans want vote on telemedicine abortion ban

Republicans in the Iowa Senate want legislative leaders to revive a measure that would ban the remote distribution of abortion-inducing drugs. The bill cleared the Republican-majority House, 55-42, but has since been declared dead in the Democratic-controlled Senate.  In a…

posted 2014-03-17 11:58:16 by KXEL

Review of secret settlements ordered by governor

Gov. Terry Branstad is ordering a comprehensive review of his administration's policies to pay settlements to former workers who agree to sign confidentiality agreements. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says she and Branstad did not know about agreements with six former…

posted 2014-03-17 10:05:16 by KXEL

5 charged in Gates Park robbery, shooting

Waterloo police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting at Gates Park Sunday night. Shortly after 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 200-block of Lester Street.  Officers found that a 17-year-old male…

posted 2014-03-17 09:03:28 by KXEL

Man escapes mobile home fire in Nashua

A fire has badly damaged a mobile home in northern Iowa. Firefighters were sent to the home outside Nashua a little after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.  A man escaped without injuries out a bedroom window. The fire cause is being…

posted 2014-03-17 08:06:57 by KXEL

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