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2014-03-05

Ames voters reject borrowing for convention center

Voters in Ames have rejected a proposal to borrow up to $19 million to pay the city's share of a convention center at Iowa State University. Results showed the measure failed Tuesday, 62 percent to 37 percent. The entire project…

posted 2014-03-05 04:59:43 by KXEL

FBI seeks help in solving 3 rural Iowa bank heists

The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying the person who may be responsible for three unsolved bank robberies in eastern Iowa. The FBI said Tuesday that it believes that the same person, or two people working together, is…

posted 2014-03-05 04:58:52 by KXEL

2014-03-04

Officials: Inmate left Dubuque work release facility

Authorities say an inmate enrolled in a work release program has failed to return to a designated facility in Dubuque. A news release Tuesday from the state Department of Corrections says 41-year-old Jon Jozef Myers hasn't returned to the facility…

posted 2014-03-04 21:06:47 by KXEL

Des Moines police arrest 6 in drug investigation

Des Moines police say at least six people have been arrested in connection to an investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Authorities say the people were taken into custody Tuesday morning following the completion of several simultaneous search warrants…

posted 2014-03-04 21:05:37 by KXEL

Des Moines voters OK fee increase to pay off loan

Voters in Des Moines have overwhelmingly approved an increase in a fee charged on their utility bills to repay $40 million the city borrowed to pay a court-ordered refund of previously over-collected franchise fees. More than 85 percent of the…

posted 2014-03-04 21:03:35 by KXEL

Iowa Senate passes wage theft bill

Employers must explain in writing how a worker will be paid and deductions to be taken from a paycheck in a bill the Iowa Senate has passed. The Democrat-led bill, aimed at stopping the practice known as wage theft, passed…

posted 2014-03-04 14:58:17 by KXEL

Senate bill requires school radon gas tests

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill requiring school districts to test for the presence of radon gas. The Democratic-led bill passed 35-14 after Sen. Matt McCoy, a Democrat from Des Moines, criticized it as watered down "like a warm…

posted 2014-03-04 14:49:43 by KXEL

State declines to release records in stun-gun case

The state is refusing to release records involving the case of a man who died after being shocked by deputies. The Des Moines Register sought the records from the Sept. 22 incident in Northwood after Worth County Attorney Jeffrey Greve…

posted 2014-03-04 14:37:14 by KXEL

Senators' tempers flare in otherwise calm debate

Two southeast Iowa lawmakers shouted at each other on the Senate floor during debate on a bill about home health care. The unusual episode started Tuesday when Sen. Mark Chelgren, an Ottumwa Republican, suggested Democratic Sen. Tom Courtney, of Burlington,…

posted 2014-03-04 13:42:25 by KXEL

Data: Sex offenses up at some Iowa universities

The Iowa Board of Regents has released crime data that shows an increase in reported sex offenses at two of the state's three public universities. The annual data released Tuesday shows Iowa State University had 13 reported sex offenses in…

posted 2014-03-04 12:32:11 by KXEL

Iowa legislative panel OKs kidnapping legislation

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate and House have agreed kidnapping penalties need to be tougher, but they're having a hard time reaching a compromise for how long offenders should remain in jail. In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, a three-member House…

posted 2014-03-04 12:31:14 by KXEL

Mother of slain Evansdale girl back in custody

The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has been returned to custody to await trial on drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey was arrested Monday on allegations that she had violated terms of her pretrial release.  Authorities say the violations…

posted 2014-03-04 12:29:05 by KXEL

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