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2014-03-11

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

2014-03-10

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

Wage theft bill to die in House subcommittee

A bill that that would have required employers in Iowa to tell workers at hiring what they'll earn and outline any deductions in writing will not survive this year. The wage theft bill passed the Senate last week with only…

posted 2014-03-10 20:56:43 by KXEL

Man charged in Meskwaki Settlement killings appears in court

A man charged with killing his parents on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa has made a court appearance. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the northern district of Iowa says 25-year-old Gordon Lasley Jr. appeared Monday in federal court in…

posted 2014-03-10 20:53:50 by KXEL

Iowa City man gets prison for crashing SUV through mall

An Iowa City man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection to crashing an SUV through a store at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. A judge sentenced 24-year-old Joseph Moreno on Monday to 10 years for first-degree…

posted 2014-03-10 20:51:55 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court hears service dog training case

The Iowa Supreme Court is considering whether a former Drake University law student who trains service dogs for veterans may sue the university, which she says barred her from taking a dog to classes. Nicole Shumate, a 2009 Drake Law…

posted 2014-03-10 13:54:34 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers OK anti-bullying plan for schools

Iowa lawmakers are continuing their efforts to fund an anti-bullying measure that would create an office to coordinate efforts and establish a grant program for schools across the state. A three-member Senate appropriations subcommittee voted 2-1 on Monday in favor…

posted 2014-03-10 13:53:14 by KXEL

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