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Cedar Falls Utilities warns customers about scam

Utility customers in several Iowa communities report receiving scam calls this week. The caller demands immediate payment and threatens to disconnect gas and/or electric services.  The calls are not from utilities, but from thieves attempting fraud. Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU)…

posted 2014-08-07 06:22:52 by KXEL

Regents want receipts from cost-cutting consultant

The Iowa Board of Regents has a suggestion for its own cost-cutting consultant: start providing receipts to justify employee expenses. Regents said Wednesday they would start requiring Deloitte Consulting to submit receipts, like university employees do, to document claims for…

posted 2014-08-07 05:53:13 by KXEL

Iowa State president to announce Veishea decision

Officials say the president of Iowa State University will announce his decision Thursday on the violence-marred Veishea festival. President Steven Leath will make his announcement during a news conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. A task force formed by Leath submitted…

posted 2014-08-07 05:52:12 by KXEL


Fake 'Twilight' actor faces charges in Newton

A California man who police say claimed to be an actor from the "Twilight" movie series to entice girls faces several charges in Iowa including sexual abuse. The Newton Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff's Office say 33-year-old David A.…

posted 2014-08-06 15:29:24 by KXEL

Nashua council replaces demoted police chief

A city council in northern Iowa has promoted an officer to take over for the demoted police chief. On Monday night, the Nashua City Council gave the job to Paul Becthold, whose been with the force for more than a…

posted 2014-08-06 14:42:55 by KXEL

Iowa regents direct 3 schools to save on supplies

Iowa's three public universities are being directed to renegotiate new, master contracts for goods and services as part of a consultant-led effort to cut costs. The Iowa Board of Regents voted Wednesday to implement a plan requiring the schools to…

posted 2014-08-06 14:41:59 by KXEL

Things to know ahead of the Iowa State Fair

Headed to the Iowa State Fair this year? Roughly 1 million visitors are expected during the popular fair's 11-day run.  Here are some things to know to help you save money and enjoy the event. FIND DISCOUNTED TICKETS If you…

posted 2014-08-06 14:39:00 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair offers both old, new features

When the Iowa State Fair opens its doors for its 11-day run, the ingredients that make it a must-see attraction will be there. There's the food, the music and the competition.  There's also the livestock, the rides, and the beloved…

posted 2014-08-06 14:38:14 by KXEL

State GOP raises over $300,000 in over a month

The new chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the organization has raised more than $315,000 since he took the helm just over a month ago. The party announced the fundraising numbers in a Wednesday news release. Chairman Jeff Kauffman,…

posted 2014-08-06 14:37:09 by KXEL

Photos of Iowa veterans to be displayed in museum

Photos of Iowa veterans killed in the Vietnam War will be on display in a Waterloo museum. The pictures will be on display in a permanent Vietnam exhibit in the Grout Museum District.  They'll also be shown in a 50th…

posted 2014-08-06 08:31:23 by KXEL

UNI to host interactive exhibit at Iowa State Fair

The University of Northern Iowa will again host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. The exhibit will be open to fairgoers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Varied Industries Building. The…

posted 2014-08-06 08:28:59 by KXEL

Judge denies request to block football suspension

A judge has denied a Marshalltown teenager's request to temporarily block a three-game football suspension that was imposed as punishment for the display of what administrators called a white power sign. District Court Judge Steven Oeth on Tuesday denied the…

posted 2014-08-06 08:10:12 by KXEL