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Dubuque chooses 10 outdoor sculptures for exhibit

The city of Dubuque has chosen 10 outdoor sculptures for an annual exhibition that showcases public art. Officials say there were more than 80 entries for the upcoming Art on the River Sculptures exhibit.  More than 50 artists representing 20…

posted 2014-03-12 06:24:43 by KXEL

Assault trial set for Des Moines officer

A trial has been scheduled for a 33-year-old Des Moines police officer. A pretrial hearing was held Tuesday for Cody Grimes.  His trial is scheduled to begin on April 23. Grimes is accused of assaulting his former girlfriend on Dec.…

posted 2014-03-12 06:23:41 by KXEL


Sweet sentenced to life in prison; no parole

The northeast Iowa teen who pleaded guilty to killing his grandparents in October has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Defense attorneys for Isaiah Sweet, now 19, argued he should not spend the rest of…

posted 2014-03-11 13:58:56 by KXEL

Waterloo approves overhaul of animal control rules

The Waterloo City Council has approved an overhaul of the city's animal control regulations after several high-profile dog attacks last year. The council unanimously approved the rules Monday, saying they would help the city deal with irresponsible pet owners and…

posted 2014-03-11 12:04:54 by KXEL

UNI Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goal

The University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon exceeded its fundraising goal for the third straight year at its big event on Saturday, March 1. The UNI chapter raised $176, 498, well above its $125,000 goal and a 75 percent increase…

posted 2014-03-11 09:06:39 by KXEL

Bullied coaches quit in Independence

Bullying from some players' parents and other critics of the program have driven two girls basketball coaches away from their coaching jobs at district schools in the northeast Iowa city of Independence. Assistant coach Rob Ratchford said Monday that he…

posted 2014-03-11 09:04:42 by KXEL

Ex-Iowa player files suit over 'rhabdo' injuries

One of 13 Iowa football players hospitalized after a high-intensity workout in 2011 claims the university's negligence caused him physical and mental harm. Former Hawkeye William Lowe filed a lawsuit Monday against the university.  It says the team's coaches and…

posted 2014-03-11 09:03:21 by KXEL

Official says Clear Lake landed warehouse project

An official says Clear Lake has landed a regional warehouse and distribution center that could bring more than 160 jobs to the area. The project would involve a Fortune 100 company that hasn't been formally announced. Brent Willett is chief…

posted 2014-03-11 07:44:42 by KXEL

Former Cerro Gordo county worker loses lawsuit appeal

A former Cerro Gordo County employee has lost an appeal of the dismissal of her lawsuit alleging wrongful prosecution. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made no comment Monday in upholding the decision of a…

posted 2014-03-11 07:20:32 by KXEL

Judge to punish Manchester teen for killing grandparents

A judge is considering whether an Iowa teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his grandparents should ever deserve another chance at freedom. District Judge Michael Shubatt is expected to announce his sentence today for Isaiah Sweet in the May 2012…

posted 2014-03-11 05:55:28 by KXEL

Des Moines teen sought for stabbing attempt

Des Moines police have been looking for a teenage boy accused of trying to stab his stepfather. A man told officers on Sunday night that his 16-year-old stepson had been gone for an extended period of time.  The man says…

posted 2014-03-11 05:54:26 by KXEL


Iowa Senate OKs state military crime report bill

A bill giving victims more power to report sexual abuse and other crimes involving state military personnel has received the approval of the Iowa Senate. The Senate voted 47-0 to approve the legislation, which now goes to the House. Under…

posted 2014-03-10 20:57:54 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 13 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago