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Appeals court upholds conviction of Waterloo man

Iowa's appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man linked to a 2011 gang-related shooting. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled in a decision issued Wednesday that gang evidence and a police interview were properly used in…

posted 2014-08-27 15:02:49 by KXEL

Supreme Court gets input on eliminating bar exam

The Iowa Supreme Court is hearing attorneys, judges, and law professors give their opinions on what would happen if the state eliminated the requirement that all attorneys must pass the bar exam before beginning practice. Currently only Wisconsin allows attorneys…

posted 2014-08-27 13:49:36 by KXEL

Sorenson pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that former state Sen. Kent Sorenson received…

posted 2014-08-27 13:45:49 by KXEL

Boil order lifted at Pikes Peak State Park

The boil advisory for Pikes Peak State Park issued on Aug. 22 has been lifted after water samples tested clean for bacteria on Wednesday. The boil advisory was issued after the campground distribution system was hooked on to a new…

posted 2014-08-27 13:32:31 by KXEL

Police say Kalona attorney harassed juror

A Kalona attorney has been accused of harassing a juror who found him guilty in a trial earlier this year. Coralville police say 54-year-old Raymond Tinnian was arrested Monday and booked in the Johnson County Jail.  He faces charges of…

posted 2014-08-27 12:35:48 by KXEL

House committee to review attorney general program

A legislative oversight committee will investigate a program administered by the Iowa attorney general's office. Rep. Kevin Koester, a Republican from Ankeny who chairs the House Government Oversight Committee, says Wednesday the panel will review some of the practices of…

posted 2014-08-27 12:34:52 by KXEL

Man accused of threatening school children

A man has been arrested after authorities say he made threatening statements against school children. Acting Floyd County Attorney William Baresel said in a news release Wednesday that Loren Saxon was arrested Sunday.  He faces charges of terroristic threats and…

posted 2014-08-27 12:21:06 by KXEL

Iowa City board OKs student sex offender placement

The Iowa City Community School Board has approved the school placement of a student who is required to register as a sex offender. The board took a public 5-0 vote Tuesday night after a closed session. Superintendent Stephen Murley has…

posted 2014-08-27 09:44:48 by KXEL

Dubuque County copes with loss of 4 teens

Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy.  The school district invited…

posted 2014-08-27 09:43:32 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested for domestic assault

A Waterloo man is facing a domestic assault charge after his wife stabbed him in attempt to end the attack. Waterloo police say 28-year-old Mitcheal Baruth is charged with serious domestic assault.  He was booked into the Black Hawk County…

posted 2014-08-27 08:12:41 by KXEL

Woman sentenced to 10 years for Mason City arson

A 33-year-old woman has been sent to prison for starting a fire in a Mason City apartment building. Jacque Paulsen was given 10 years in prison at her sentencing on Monday.  She'd pleaded guilty to a reduced arson charge after…

posted 2014-08-27 06:50:43 by KXEL

Republicans question Hatch's legislative record

Iowa Republicans are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch of using his legislative position to halt a bill that could have impacted his development business. Iowa Republican Party Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said Tuesday that as a state senator, Hatch sought…

posted 2014-08-27 06:01:03 by KXEL