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Murphy wins 5-way Democratic 1st District primary

Longtime Dubuque Rep. Pat Murphy has won the Democratic nomination for northeast Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Murphy won the nomination over four other candidates in Tuesday's primary election.  He will face the winner of a three-person Republican race. They're seeking…

posted 2014-06-04 10:42:39 by KXEL

Ernst wins Republican primary for US Senate

State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over five candidates.  She'll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:41:31 by KXEL

Branstad wins GOP nomination for record 6th term

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has easily won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office. Branstad had no trouble in Tuesday's primary election, in which he faced conservative political activist Tom Hoefling. Branstad now…

posted 2014-06-04 10:40:16 by KXEL

Des Moines officer accused of assault is fired

A 33-year-old Des Moines police officer accused of assaulting his former girlfriend has been fired. A police spokesman said Tuesday that Cody Grimes had violated the department policies on conduct and obedience to laws and orders.  Grimes has 14 days…

posted 2014-06-04 10:31:19 by KXEL

Waterloo man in road rage incident gets 78 months

A Waterloo man accused of pulling out a handgun during a road rage incident has been sent to federal prison. Jeramia Cook was sentenced last month to six years and six months.  He was indicted Nov. 19 on a single…

posted 2014-06-04 10:29:01 by KXEL

Small plane lands in Benton County cornfield

Authorities say a pilot wasn't injured during the emergency landing he made in an eastern Iowa cornfield. The plane came down around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in northern Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was alone in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:27:07 by KXEL


Cedar Falls police investigate homicide

Cedar Falls police are investigating a homicide. Officers were sent to the 18-hundred block of Tremont Street at 1:36 Sunday morning to investigate a report of gunshots.  When they arrived on the scene they found 21-year-old Norman Carroll Gant of…

posted 2014-06-01 11:10:24 by KXEL

Branstad vetoes millions in funding

Gov. Terry Branstad has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state spending that legislators had approved, with some of the biggest cuts targeting environmental protection and recreation projects. Branstad trimmed state money for the Resource Enhancement and Protection fund,…

posted 2014-06-01 10:59:52 by KXEL

Man injured in shooting southeast of Hudson

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that sent a Jesup man to the hospital Saturday night. Deputies were called to a residence southeast of Hudson at approximately 10:16 p.m.  Deputies were told four people had…

posted 2014-06-01 10:56:57 by KXEL


Fire damages ISU's Sweeney Hall

A building on the Iowa State University campus was damaged in an early morning fire. The university says in a news release Friday that the fire at Sweeney Hall started in a mechanical area atop the building. Ames firefighters responded…

posted 2014-05-31 07:41:25 by KXEL

Branstad OKs bill ending Council Bluffs dog races

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016. Branstad's office said the governor signed the bill Friday along with more than a dozen other bills. The measure…

posted 2014-05-31 07:40:34 by KXEL

Iowa road work peaks, federal funding in question

Summer is peak road construction time in Iowa and work is underway on dozens of projects, but questions about whether federal money will continue to flow has state officials concerned. The federal highway fund gets most of its money from…

posted 2014-05-31 07:37:12 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
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I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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