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2014-03-06

Trial to show Iowa's tough stance on felon voting

The trial of an ex-felon charged with illegally voting is expected to showcase Iowa's unusually harsh policies toward voting rights for former offenders. Jury selection is scheduled Thursday at the perjury trial for 40-year-old Kelli Jo Griffin. Prosecutors say Griffin…

posted 2014-03-06 04:34:17 by KXEL

2014-03-05

3 charged in fight at Lindale Mall

Cedar Rapids Police have charged three people in connection with a fight at Lindale Mall last month. Video of the fight surfaced on social media this past weekend. Police say 37-year-old Kenneth Keith of Cedar Rapids and two juveniles have…

posted 2014-03-05 21:21:59 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Dayton

Regulators have issued a boil advisory for the small Iowa city of Dayton in Webster County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the advisory was issued because of a water main break Tuesday night. It caused water from a…

posted 2014-03-05 21:20:39 by KXEL

Officials track wandering moose in eastern Iowa

Officials in eastern Iowa say a moose trekking through the area could be the same creature spotted a few months ago. Eric Wright, a conservation officer with the state Department of Natural Resources, says the creature seen recently in Cedar…

posted 2014-03-05 21:18:56 by KXEL

Fuel leak investigated near Des Moines hospital

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fuel leak near a Des Moines hospital. The Des Moines Fire Department says the leak was reported Wednesday morning at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. No injuries were reported and hospital activities continued as…

posted 2014-03-05 21:17:29 by KXEL

Romney backs Iowa Republican Ernst for US Senate

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is backing state Sen. Joni Ernst in the crowded GOP primary for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat. In a Wednesday press release from Ernst, Romney calls the lawmaker from Red Oak "a proven conservative…

posted 2014-03-05 14:17:56 by KXEL

Iowa Legislature reaches rare budget agreement

Legislative leaders from both parties in the House and Senate have accomplished the rare task of agreeing on figures for the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July. Joint budget targets were released Wednesday proposing the state spend…

posted 2014-03-05 13:30:58 by KXEL

Iowa pet breeders criticize proposed legislation

Some pet breeders in Iowa say proposed legislation placing new restrictions on their work would put them out of business in the state. The bill, which was recently approved by a Senate commerce committee, would include requirements like increased licensing…

posted 2014-03-05 13:04:02 by KXEL

Rep. Paul Ryan to headline Iowa GOP event

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is planning his second trip to Iowa since running as the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nominee. In a statement Tuesday from the Republican Party of Iowa, state Chairman A.J. Spiker says Ryan plans to headline the…

posted 2014-03-05 10:38:40 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Police to enforce 48 hour ordinance

The Cedar Falls Police Department is reminding residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snow fall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help…

posted 2014-03-05 10:18:39 by KXEL

Operation Thaw offers aid to Waterloo residents

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association has donated $125,000 to help low-income homeowners thaw out frozen water lines. The money for what's called Operation Thaw will be distributed by Operation Threshold.  Operation Threshold, the association and city of Waterloo leaders…

posted 2014-03-05 09:43:53 by KXEL

2 Iowa fugitives back in custody

Iowa authorities say two missing inmates are back in custody after being listed as escaped. The Iowa Corrections Department says 41-year-old Jon Myers is being held in the Lafayette County, Wis., jail.  On Tuesday the department said Myers hadn't returned…

posted 2014-03-05 09:41:36 by KXEL

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