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2014-03-04

Man dies after train slams into car in Earlville

A 36-year-old driver was fatally injured when a railroad locomotive hit his car in northeast Iowa. Authorities say the accident occurred around 4:45 a.m. Monday in Earlville.  The Iowa State Patrol says the eastbound locomotive hit the passenger side of…

posted 2014-03-04 07:17:52 by KXEL

Waterloo council cuts public safety jobs

Fewer police and firefighters will be on the job in Waterloo under a plan approved by the City Council. The council voted 4-3 Monday night to eliminate three police officer and three firefighter positions by not filling vacancies pending due…

posted 2014-03-04 07:16:15 by KXEL

Police identify body found in Des Moines park

Des Moines police have released the name of a man whose body was found in a wooded area of a park along the Des Moines River. The man was identified as 40-year-old Phillip Stanley, of Des Moines. A couple walking…

posted 2014-03-04 06:51:15 by KXEL

Judge: Girl Scouts council has control over camps

A Scott County judge has ruled that a local Girl Scout council has the right to decide whether to sell any of the group's property without the approval of members. Diane Nelson, the chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts…

posted 2014-03-04 06:50:13 by KXEL

2014-03-03

Reinstated officer gets back pay in hazing claim

A state panel has approved back pay for a state investigator who was reinstated after being fired because of an accusation he hazed a fellow recruit during a basic training academy. The Iowa Appeals Board on Monday approved a $24,782…

posted 2014-03-03 20:45:16 by KXEL

Dike insurance agent pleads guilty to mail fraud

An insurance agent in northeast Iowa accused of creating fake life insurance policies to make more money has pleaded guilty to mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau says that 46-year-old Melissa Williams of Dike is scheduled to be arraigned…

posted 2014-03-03 18:25:22 by KXEL

Teens charged in fatal shooting of bald eagle

Two 15-year-old boys have been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a bald eagle near Montezuma in February. The teens face multiple charges in connection to the Feb. 12 shooting, including unlawful use of a loaded gun. Authorities…

posted 2014-03-03 18:22:52 by KXEL

Senate: landowners can't allow underage drinking

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal for landowners to allow drinking on their property by anyone under 21. The bill, which passed 48-0, makes it a simple misdemeanor for the first violation and imposes…

posted 2014-03-03 18:20:10 by KXEL

Iowa Senate bill grants benefits to more veterans

More veterans would be eligible to receive financial assistance when purchasing a home under a bill approved by the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously approved a measure Monday meant to expand eligibility requirements for veterans seeking grants through the Military…

posted 2014-03-03 17:03:55 by KXEL

Senate passes to House online voter registration

The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that would allow online voter registration in Iowa. The bill passed 48-0 on Monday with no debate. Under the bill voters must provide the same information required on other…

posted 2014-03-03 16:38:29 by KXEL

Jury acquits Iowa City pharmacist of fraud charges

Jurors have acquitted an Iowa pharmacist of 15 counts of health care fraud, rejecting allegations that he fraudulently billed an insurance company for life-saving drugs sent to hemophilia patients. The federal jury returned the verdict Monday after a weeklong trial…

posted 2014-03-03 16:30:10 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs study of emerald ash borer

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate are trying to determine the best way to deal with emerald ash borer infestations across the state. The Senate voted 43-5 on Monday in favor of a measure to develop an advisory committee to study…

posted 2014-03-03 15:50:44 by KXEL

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