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2014-03-06

Teaching grant helps drop UNI's student debt

Students at the University of Northern Iowa have managed to significantly reduce average student debt by taking advantage of a federal program that requires them to teach a high-need subject in a high-poverty school for four years. The average UNI…

posted 2014-03-06 12:29:13 by KXEL

Iowa House bill would pay for child burials

A Cedar Falls lawmaker is pushing for legislation that would help low-income families pay for child burials. Democratic Rep. Bob Kressig's bill would give qualifying individuals up to $2,000 for funeral expenses after the death of a child.  The measure…

posted 2014-03-06 11:32:50 by KXEL

Waterloo Schools consider classes on Good Friday

Due to extreme weather conditions that have caused five school cancellations this year, the Waterloo Community School District is considering using Good Friday as a snow make-up day. If there are no more snow days this month, making up a…

posted 2014-03-06 10:58:17 by KXEL

Trial for ex-Iowa felon who voted is delayed again

The trial of a former Iowa felon charged with illegally voting is delayed a second time. Jury selection had been scheduled Thursday for the perjury trial of 40-year-old Kelli Jo Griffin. But Judge Mary Ann Brown says she's delaying the…

posted 2014-03-06 09:49:37 by KXEL

Waverly man arrested in bar stabbing

A 43-year-old Waverly man is charged with willful injury following a fight at a hotel bar. Waverly Police were called to the Happy Hour Pub at the Red Fox Inn early Wednesday morning.  One victim was cut and stabbed multiple…

posted 2014-03-06 06:46:44 by KXEL

Spillville man arrested on drug, traffic charges

A Spillville man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop on Highway 3 east of Readlyn. A Bremer County Sheriff's deputy stopped 46-year-old Steven Lundtwedt for speeding at about 7:17 Tuesday night.  Lundtvedt told the deputy he had drugs in…

posted 2014-03-06 06:36:15 by KXEL

Rhode Island senator plans Iowa statehouse visit

A United States senator is coming to Iowa to advocate for action on climate change. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, has been a leader in efforts to combat climate change at the national level.  He will visit the…

posted 2014-03-06 04:35:00 by KXEL

Trial to show Iowa's tough stance on felon voting

The trial of an ex-felon charged with illegally voting is expected to showcase Iowa's unusually harsh policies toward voting rights for former offenders. Jury selection is scheduled Thursday at the perjury trial for 40-year-old Kelli Jo Griffin. Prosecutors say Griffin…

posted 2014-03-06 04:34:17 by KXEL

2014-03-05

3 charged in fight at Lindale Mall

Cedar Rapids Police have charged three people in connection with a fight at Lindale Mall last month. Video of the fight surfaced on social media this past weekend. Police say 37-year-old Kenneth Keith of Cedar Rapids and two juveniles have…

posted 2014-03-05 21:21:59 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Dayton

Regulators have issued a boil advisory for the small Iowa city of Dayton in Webster County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the advisory was issued because of a water main break Tuesday night. It caused water from a…

posted 2014-03-05 21:20:39 by KXEL

Officials track wandering moose in eastern Iowa

Officials in eastern Iowa say a moose trekking through the area could be the same creature spotted a few months ago. Eric Wright, a conservation officer with the state Department of Natural Resources, says the creature seen recently in Cedar…

posted 2014-03-05 21:18:56 by KXEL

Fuel leak investigated near Des Moines hospital

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fuel leak near a Des Moines hospital. The Des Moines Fire Department says the leak was reported Wednesday morning at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. No injuries were reported and hospital activities continued as…

posted 2014-03-05 21:17:29 by KXEL

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