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Officer uses stun gun on Waterloo student

Police say an officer who was head-butted by a student used a stun gun on the boy at Waterloo's East High School. The incident occurred Monday after the 16-year-old boy was seen wandering the halls.  Police say the police officer…

posted 2014-08-26 08:14:11 by KXEL

Senate panel calls unemployment judges to testify

The Senate Government Oversight Committee is calling judges who decide Iowa unemployment cases to testify in an investigation into alleged abuse of power at Iowa Workforce Development. Former Chief Administrative Law Judge Joe Walsh is the first witness to appear…

posted 2014-08-26 08:13:26 by KXEL

University of Iowa student reports sexual assault

A University of Iowa student says she was sexually assaulted in a residence hall just a few days before the start of the fall semester. The female student told officials she was the victim of nonconsensual sexual contact by an…

posted 2014-08-26 06:02:48 by KXEL

Official: UI student experienced overdose symptoms

Authorities say a University of Iowa student found disoriented at a residence hall appeared to be experiencing overdose symptoms. Dan Stepleton with the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Narcotics Enforcement says that officers found suspicious items in the…

posted 2014-08-26 06:01:37 by KXEL

Iowa DOT to host public auction of small equipment

Office supplies and items for vehicles are up for grabs during a public auction of state-owned equipment. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the auction Sept. 6 will feature everything from laptop computers to storage cabinets.  Oak desks and book…

posted 2014-08-26 06:00:45 by KXEL

Iowa hunting season nears for rabbits, squirrels

Saturday marks the opening day of the annual hunting season for cottontail rabbits as well as fox and gray squirrels. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should see more rabbits than last year, especially in southern Iowa. The cottontail…

posted 2014-08-26 06:00:07 by KXEL