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Waterloo may consider car seizure proposal

Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine. The City Council may discuss the issue at its Aug. 4 meeting.  The…

posted 2014-07-17 05:27:02 by KXEL

Officials approve disincorporation of Millville

Officials have approved the disincorporation of a tiny city in northeast Iowa. The state's City Development Board recently approved the disincorporation of Millville, a community along the Mississippi River with about 20 residents and few operating businesses.  The disincorporation process…

posted 2014-07-17 05:26:01 by KXEL


Braley has $2.7 million in bank for Senate bid

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has $2.7 million in the bank for his general election campaign. Braley's campaign said Wednesday that the congressman from Waterloo raised nearly $1.7 million between April 1 and June 30.  Braley had over $2.7…

posted 2014-07-16 14:40:06 by KXEL

Lehigh fire chief goes on hunger strike for funds

An Iowa fire chief says he's on a hunger strike to raise money for a new fire station. Kirk Kelley is trying to raise $480,000 to help expand the Lehigh Fire Department's fire station.  On Tuesday he reached day 23…

posted 2014-07-16 11:16:45 by KXEL

Dad of slain Mason City boy says jury failed son

The father of a Mason City toddler slain in 1994 says the jury that acquitted 38-year-old Michael Cisneros failed his son. John Snyder Sr., who now lives in Huntington Beach, California, said the verdict rendered Monday "just didn't make sense…

posted 2014-07-16 10:28:54 by KXEL

Mount Vernon deploys insecticide in battle for trees

An eastern Iowa city has deployed insecticide in the battle to save its ash trees from an insect pest that's killed millions of the trees elsewhere in the United States. Mount Vernon has assigned Mike Wehde from public works to…

posted 2014-07-16 08:23:08 by KXEL

3-year-old girl pulled from stock tank dies

Authorities say a 3-year-old Johnson County girl has died after being pulled unresponsive from a stock tank her family was using as a pool. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Abby Miller died Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals…

posted 2014-07-16 06:20:04 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested in attempted burglary

A Waterloo man has been arrested for an attempted burglary to a Cedar Falls residence. At 4:14 Wednesday morning, the resident of 1704 Grand Boulevard reported a person trying to break into the garage attached to his residence.  Officers arrived…

posted 2014-07-16 05:57:30 by KXEL

1,234 Iowa voters listed as deceased

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is sending a letter to county election officials suggesting they remove more than 1,200 Iowa voters who may be dead. Shultz says he did a routine check of the Social Security Death Index and…

posted 2014-07-16 05:19:48 by KXEL


Sand mine officials says no health risk from fire

Officials for a sand mine in northeast Iowa say smoke from a recent fire poses no public health risk. Pattison Sand Co. said in a statement Tuesday that a toxicologist determined smoke particle readings from a fire that ignited last…

posted 2014-07-15 20:40:10 by KXEL

Court rules Iowa scholar can get new trial

An appeals court has ruled a conservative scholar who sued a University of Iowa law school dean over alleged political discrimination can get a new trial. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Teresa Wagner can get a…

posted 2014-07-15 14:46:41 by KXEL

UNI names interim executive VP, provost

The University of Northern Iowa has named an interim executive vice president and provost. Michael Licari assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York…

posted 2014-07-15 11:48:20 by KXEL

By Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Heading off to college triggers a…
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This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will…
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