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2014-06-09

Branstad in admiration of Ernst's farm skills

To be a successful politician in Iowa, it apparently helps to have some animal-handling skills. Asked Monday about U.S. Senate Republican nominee Joni Ernst, who won the primary election last week, Gov. Terry Branstad says he admires her gutsy campaign…

posted 2014-06-09 14:18:33 by KXEL

Des Moines trying to remove homeless camps

Des Moines city workers have posted fliers along trails near the Des Moines River informing homeless campers they must leave. Workers have posted the fliers on trails near Euclid Avenue in northern Des Moines.  Homeless campers have until June 27…

posted 2014-06-09 12:54:03 by KXEL

District apologizes for Des Moines teacher's comment

Des Moines school officials have apologized for a teacher's request that a black student refer to him as "master." In mid-May, Roosevelt High School teacher Shawn McCurtain told students to move to another spot to take a final test. Senior…

posted 2014-06-09 11:28:10 by KXEL

Branstad declines to comment on Godfrey lawsuit

Gov. Terry Branstad won't comment on a lawsuit filed by the state's workers' compensation commissioner. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that Branstad and top aides could be held personally liable if a jury decides they defamed Commissioner Christopher Godrey…

posted 2014-06-09 11:26:46 by KXEL

Removal of pigeon waste first step in steeple renovation

Workers have begun the removal of pigeon waste from the steeple of a historic Dubuque church as a first step in renovating the downtown building. The two-week project to clean out the 250-foot-tall steeple of St. Mary's Church is a…

posted 2014-06-09 09:57:04 by KXEL

Crash near I-35 injures Huxley police officer

A police officer has been injured in a crash near Interstate 35 in central Iowa. Huxley Police Chief Mark Pote says that the officer was stopped near the interstate when another vehicle rammed into the police cruiser from behind.  The…

posted 2014-06-09 08:33:44 by KXEL

Webster County attorney won't seek election

The Webster County attorney has announced that she won't seek election in November. Cori Coleman says she and her family plan to move back Des Moines to be closer to relatives. Coleman has held the post since being appointed in…

posted 2014-06-09 06:58:04 by KXEL

Woman seriously hurt in ATV crash in Oskaloosa

The Department of Natural Resources says a Des Moines woman was seriously injured when the all-terrain vehicle she was riding rolled over. The DNR says the crash happened Sunday afternoon at Bluff Creek park southwest of Oskaloosa when 36-year-old Roberta…

posted 2014-06-09 05:43:58 by KXEL

2014-06-08

2 people escape apartment fire

Firefighters were called to a building at 116 15th Street NE just after 1:00 AM Sunday. Businesses occupied the first floor with two apartments on the second floor. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from second floor windows.  The fire…

posted 2014-06-08 18:37:11 by KXEL

Iowa football player cited for disorderly conduct

University of Iowa defensive back Nico Law is facing a criminal charge and consequences at school for fighting outside an Iowa City restaurant. Law, who will be a senior this fall, was cited for disorderly conduct after the incident at…

posted 2014-06-08 18:34:25 by KXEL

Hog farm expansions stimulate debate in Iowa

The debate between urban and rural interests in the state continues to play out as hog farms expand to keep up with strong demand for pork and manure. The debate may intensify in the next year because hog producers may…

posted 2014-06-08 18:32:13 by KXEL

Iowa GOP switches location of convention

Republicans have chosen a new location for a June 21 nominating convention to select a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced Saturday the convention of 513 delegates would be held at Des…

posted 2014-06-08 18:30:01 by KXEL

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