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2014-03-13

4 Cedar Rapids teens arrested in daytime burglary

Cedar Rapids Police say they stopped a burglary in progress Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say a citizen reported what looked to be a burglary at 1920 Fifth Avenue Southeast at about 1:15 p.m.  Police arrived two minutes later.  They searched the…

posted 2014-03-13 06:21:22 by KXEL

3 Iowa schools to outline ideas for funding model

The presidents of Iowa's three public universities are expected to outline their ideas for how their schools' funding might be linked to performance measures. A performance-based funding committee created last year by the Iowa Board of Regents will meet Thursday…

posted 2014-03-13 05:51:15 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate shooting, ER fight

Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting in which the victim walked into the Allen Hospital emergency room and a fight broke out. Police were still putting together details of what happened.  The shooting was believed to have occurred in the…

posted 2014-03-13 05:25:18 by KXEL

2014-03-12

Drake president announces plans to retire

The president of Drake University in central Iowa has announced plans to retire next year. Officials for the private school in Des Moines said in a press release Wednesday that David Maxwell will retire in June 2015.  He took office…

posted 2014-03-12 20:46:34 by KXEL

DNR: Dayton lifts boil advisory

The small city of Dayton in Webster County has lifted a boil advisory. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Wednesday that the advisory issued March 5 was lifted because water samples came back clean. A…

posted 2014-03-12 20:45:05 by KXEL

Meditation group provides details on riot

An organization in southeast Iowa that practices meditation has provided more details about an incident involving a group that allegedly attacked a car with a county sheriff inside. Global Country of World Peace says in a statement that a group…

posted 2014-03-12 16:09:59 by KXEL

3 officers injured in inmate assault

Officials say three Iowa correctional officers were injured after trying to restrain an inmate. The Department of Corrections says staff at the Iowa Medical Classification Center responded to a disruptive inmate Wednesday morning in the Health Services Department. The inmate…

posted 2014-03-12 15:30:51 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate attempted abduction

Waterloo police are investigating the report of an attempted abduction. At about 8:00 Wednesday morning, a 14-year-old female student arrived at East High School and reported that two men tried to grab her. The victim said she was walking to…

posted 2014-03-12 15:18:54 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker alleges assault at Capitol

A member of the Iowa House says he's been assaulted at the Capitol as he was confronted by members of an activist group pushing his committee to consider a wage theft bill. Rep. Greg Forristall, a Republican from Macedonia, reported…

posted 2014-03-12 14:27:29 by KXEL

School funding for 2015 again shot down in House

House Democrats have tried once again to push Republicans to debate a bill that would provide school districts with a 6 percent increase in funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. The attempt by Rep. Sharon Steckman, a…

posted 2014-03-12 13:09:32 by KXEL

UNI employees report identity theft after breach

Employees at the University of Northern Iowa say they're victims of identity theft following some sort of data breach at the school. Affected employees and others attended a public forum Tuesday to discuss the issue. Experts on computer science, tax…

posted 2014-03-12 13:07:44 by KXEL

Protesters tell Iowa regents to 'stop the audit'

Protesters have disrupted the Iowa Board of Regents meeting to demand an end to a consultant's $2.5 million study of operations at the state's three public universities. Four University of Iowa graduate students interrupted Wednesday's board meeting at the Iowa…

posted 2014-03-12 13:06:19 by KXEL

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