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Waterloo man facing burglary, weapons charges

Waterloo police have arrested a man who they say broke into an apartment while searching for his wife. Authorities say 46-year-old Allen DeWayne McReynolds was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of first-degree burglary and being a felon in possession of…

posted 2014-10-08 06:24:08 by KXEL


Templeton Rye owners defend whiskey's marketing

The owners of whiskey maker Templeton Rye are defending their marketing as the company faces several lawsuits over allegations of consumer deception. Co-founder Keith Kerkhoff says the Iowa-based company is able to claim the whiskey is made in the state…

posted 2014-10-07 12:17:40 by KXEL

Regents tighten oversight of firm's expenses

The consulting firm advising Iowa's three public universities on how to cut costs will face closer scrutiny of its own travel expenses under a contract amendment with the Iowa Board of Regents. The amendment released Monday shows Deloitte Consulting LLP…

posted 2014-10-07 10:27:47 by KXEL

Charles City man accused of credit card scheme

A 32-year-old Charles City man is accused of a scheme that involved false reports of stolen or lost credit cards. Online court records say Matthew Kirsch is charged with felony ongoing criminal conduct, eight felony counts of unauthorized use of…

posted 2014-10-07 09:58:33 by KXEL

Dubuque pays for students to repair homes

The Dubuque City Council has budgeted $515,000 to pay high school students to repair rundown apartment buildings. City leaders approved the expenditure to the Housing Education and Rehabilitation Training program on Monday night. The program will employ students at risk…

posted 2014-10-07 07:22:06 by KXEL

Trial set for Rockford mom accused of injuring baby

A December trial has been scheduled for a 23-year-old Rockford woman accused of injuring her 5-month-old son. Stephanie Fatland will face three counts of felony child endangerment resulting in serious injury.  She's pleaded not guilty.  Her trial is set to…

posted 2014-10-07 06:20:29 by KXEL

Man accused of posing as actor faces federal charges

A California man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movie series now faces federal child pornography charges. Thirty-three-year-old David LaVera is expected in federal court in Des Moines on Tuesday on charges of sexual exploitation of a…

posted 2014-10-07 05:50:00 by KXEL

Regents' consultant cites lack of jobs data

Consultants advising Iowa's three public universities on how to save money say they can't be more specific about possible job cuts because of a lack of data. Representatives of Deloitte Consulting LLC told University of Northern Iowa employees during a…

posted 2014-10-07 05:26:50 by KXEL


UI to increase funding to combat sexual assault

The University of Iowa plans to increase its funding for positions aimed at combating sexual assault. President Sally Mason announced Monday that a new, full-time prevention specialist will be added at the Women's Resource and Action Center.  Another position within…

posted 2014-10-06 20:49:16 by KXEL

Man pleads guilty to robbing banks

An eastern Iowa man has pleaded guilty to robbing four banks in Cedar Rapids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 29-year-old Javon Dockery, of Cedar Rapids, entered the plea Thursday to four counts of bank…

posted 2014-10-06 15:02:15 by KXEL

Iowa State Bar: All 72 judges should be retained

The Iowa State Bar Association says all 72 judges on the November ballot should be retained. The association Monday released the results of a member survey that found all 72 were well qualified, receiving high marks for their professionalism and…

posted 2014-10-06 12:49:01 by KXEL

Branstad: I wasn't aware commissioner is gay

Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides say they weren't aware that a former state official was gay when the governor asked him to resign and cut his pay. In affidavits filed last week, Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and four…

posted 2014-10-06 09:11:25 by KXEL