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2014-03-12

Tripoli water now safe to drink

The “Drinking Water Advisory” for the City of Tripoli was lifted as of 8:30 Wednesday morning. On March 7, it was recommended all residents boil their water before using for consumption, or use an alternative water source.  This advisory was…

posted 2014-03-12 10:09:13 by KXEL

Former Dunkerton prep convicted on gun charges

A former Dunkerton football player has been convicted of several charges, including carrying a weapon onto school grounds. Mar'yo Lindsey Jr., 18, was found guilty last week after a nonjury trial. Authorities say they found a handgun and marijuana in…

posted 2014-03-12 10:05:10 by KXEL

Former Iowa County treasurer pleads guilty

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a former Iowa County treasurer. Online court records say the hearing is set April 28 for 53-year-old Kimberly Tanke.  She pleaded guilty on Monday to felony theft. A private auditing firm and Iowa…

posted 2014-03-12 08:00:42 by KXEL

Some Iowa Air Guard members focused on new mission

Nearly 300 people have been training on a new mission for the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines: drone control. Since the end of the manned F-16 flight program for the National Guard's 132nd Fighter Wing was announced a…

posted 2014-03-12 06:53:41 by KXEL

Regents to hold meeting at University of Iowa

The Iowa Board of Regents is holding a daylong meeting Wednesday on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The board is expected to consider several university building projects and set parking and residence hall rates for next year. …

posted 2014-03-12 06:26:43 by KXEL

Consultant recommends new Des Moines terminal

A consultant is recommending a new $468 million terminal for the Des Moines International Airport. A report from aviation consulting firm Leigh Fisher released Tuesday follows a seven-month study.  The Airport Authority Board will consider a more detailed report in…

posted 2014-03-12 06:25:46 by KXEL

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

2014-03-11

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

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