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2014-03-09

House unlikely to OK Senate-backed wage theft bill

Civil rights groups and some Democrats in the Legislature say Iowa has a wage theft problem and it needs to be fixed. Wage theft can include underpayment of wages, theft of tips, and unlawful deductions from paychecks.  It's most common…

posted 2014-03-09 14:36:37 by KXEL

Volunteers help fill potholes in Waterloo

The streets of Waterloo are a bit smoother now thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who spent part of their weekend filling potholes. The volunteers filled about 400 potholes Saturday in their first weekend of work The…

posted 2014-03-09 14:34:34 by KXEL

2014-03-08

Iowa lottery winners open grocery in hometown

A central Iowa town is about to get a long-awaited grocery store, thanks to a couple of lottery winners who put some of their jackpot winnings toward the effort. The 4,000 residents of Bondurant, about 14 miles northeast of Des…

posted 2014-03-08 19:06:00 by KXEL

Police seek new way to stop synthetic pot

Police in Des Moines are taking a new tack in the battle to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana. Instead of trying to prove the illegality of ingredients used to make the synthetic pot, they're now going after the packaging…

posted 2014-03-08 19:04:32 by KXEL

Waterloo councilman cracks down on payday lenders

Pat Morrissey campaigned for a Waterloo City Council seat last fall on a platform of cracking down on payday lenders. Now, the Ward 3 councilman is following through. Just two months into his first term, Morrissey is championing changes in…

posted 2014-03-08 19:01:47 by KXEL

Drinking Water Advisory for Tripoli

The City of Tripoli is recommending all residents boil their water before using for consumption, or use an alternative water source. This advisory is for all residents connected to the City of Tripoli water supply. The Tripoli water supply had…

posted 2014-03-08 08:20:30 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers clash over competing bullying bills

Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals. A bill in the House and another in the…

posted 2014-03-08 06:44:26 by KXEL

Iowa health officials report data breach

Iowa health officials say a breach of personal information relating to some child and dependent adult abuse cases in Polk County took place over five years. The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that the information of more than…

posted 2014-03-08 06:42:39 by KXEL

Past winter 9th coldest on record

If you think this was a brutal winter, there's data to back it up: Iowa officials say it was the ninth coldest in the state since record-keeping began more than 140 years ago. Harry Hillaker, state climatologist with the Iowa…

posted 2014-03-08 06:41:12 by KXEL

Federal authorities charge man with double killing

Federal authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with the killing of his parents last month on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa. An FBI agent Friday filed a criminal complaint against Gordon Lasley Jr. in U.S. District Court in Cedar…

posted 2014-03-08 06:39:37 by KXEL

No injuries after Shell Rock train derailment

Officials say no one was injured following a freight train derailment in the northeast Iowa city of Shell Rock. Iowa Northern Railroad Company says the early Friday incident near a railroad crossing involved some train cars going off their tracks. …

posted 2014-03-08 06:37:39 by KXEL

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

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