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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

Fired workforce judge seeks independent inquiry

A former chief judge for the state agency that hears unemployment cases says he was fired because he stood up to his boss, who asserted her bias toward employers and against unemployed workers. Joe Walsh oversaw 15 unemployment appeals judges…

posted 2014-08-27 06:00:29 by KXEL

Speakers: Iowa's medical marijuana law needs work

Speakers at an administrative hearing say they're frustrated at the difficulty in obtaining a marijuana extract despite Iowa's new law. Sally Gaer, of West Des Moines, and Kim Novy, of Altoona, made the comments Tuesday after a state Department of…

posted 2014-08-27 05:59:22 by KXEL

Des Moines official says employee falsified water report

A West Des Moines official says a utility employee is off the job after falsifying a water sample report. Water Works manager Diana Wilson says a longtime treatment plant employee left the utility on Monday.  She said the man lied…

posted 2014-08-27 05:57:47 by KXEL