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Inmate dies at Black Hawk County Jail

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Black Hawk County Jail. At approximately 6:25 Friday night, an inmate being held in the Intake area of the jail was…

posted 2014-03-08 06:30:30 by KXEL


Waterloo police warn of IRS scam

The Waterloo Police Department has received numerous reports today of an Internal Revenue Service phone scam. Capt. Tim Pillack says residents are receiving phone calls from the 202 area code claiming they are with the IRS and ask for personal…

posted 2014-03-07 11:49:01 by KXEL

Mason OKs purchase of 2nd Nite Ride van at UI

University of Iowa President Sally Mason has authorized the purchase of a second van for a late-night transportation program for women. University Assistant Vice President Chuck Green says that Mason had OK'd the purchase of another vehicle for the Nite…

posted 2014-03-07 10:22:36 by KXEL

Mom, infant hospitalized in Iowa City for burns

Authorities say a woman and her 5-month-old child have been hospitalized after hot liquid was spilled on them at an eastern Iowa apartment. The Walcott Police Department says the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the apartment on West…

posted 2014-03-07 08:25:06 by KXEL

More arrests in Lindale Mall fight

Cedar Rapids Police have made additional arrests in a February 15th fight in the Food Court at Lindale Mall. Charged with disorderly conduct were 19-year-old Brandon Johnson and 21-year-old Roberto Alicea, both of Cedar Rapids.  Both men were transported to…

posted 2014-03-07 06:41:22 by KXEL

Stolen sports wheelchairs pieces found in Fairfax

Pieces of the sports wheelchairs stolen from a Cedar Rapids YMCA parking lot have been found a few miles away in Fairfax. SportAbility of Iowa officials say more than a dozen wheelchairs were in a trailer that was taken from…

posted 2014-03-07 06:21:59 by KXEL

Authorities: Dubuque man wanted to drug wife

A Dubuque man has been accused of trying to conspire with his teenage daughter to get his wife to take harmful pills. A criminal complaint says 55-year-old Michael C. Schoonover asked his 17-year-old daughter to get "unknown pills" for him…

posted 2014-03-07 05:56:08 by KXEL

Iowa advised not to license any new casinos

A consultant says Iowa should focus on reinvesting in existing casinos rather than license any new operations. Rich Baldwin is managing director of Union Gaming Analytics, and he told the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday that, "We do…

posted 2014-03-07 05:53:59 by KXEL


Police: Iowa City taxi driver sexually assaulted women

Police have linked a former Iowa City taxi driver to reports of sexual assault involving female cab passengers. Iowa City police say 58-year-old Rufino Ruiz has been charged with two counts of simple misdemeanor assault.  He remains at the Johnson…

posted 2014-03-06 16:41:44 by KXEL

Lawmakers want agreement soon on Iowa dog racing

Legislative leaders are telling the greyhound racing industry and casinos that want to end dog racing to work out their differences soon. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Council Bluffs Democrat, says he'd like to see a deal that provides…

posted 2014-03-06 16:40:36 by KXEL

Legislative leaders: budget shows government works

Legislative leaders say they agreed before the current session started to arrive at broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove that divided state government can work. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat from Council…

posted 2014-03-06 14:14:31 by KXEL

Branstad joins lawsuit opposed to chicken rules

Gov. Terry Branstad says he has joined a lawsuit seeking to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens. Branstad announced Thursday he'd joined the lawsuit filed in February by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Attorneys general…

posted 2014-03-06 13:28:50 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 12 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
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Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
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