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Jimmy John's reports data breach at 200 locations

A popular sandwich shop with locations in the Cedar Valley and across the country is the latest to report a data breach. Jimmy John's is reporting a data breach involving customer credit and debit cards at 216 of its shops…

posted 2014-09-25 05:22:30 by KXEL

School bus driver hospitalized after crash

An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard. Authorities say 74-year-old Michael James Carey of Fayette was driving a West Central school district bus north on J Avenue seven…

posted 2014-09-25 05:17:30 by KXEL

Lawsuit alleges Templeton Rye misled customers

A Chicago law firm is suing Templeton Rye, alleging that the Iowa company broke consumer protection laws and misled drinkers with stories of its whiskey's origins. The class-action lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois on behalf…

posted 2014-09-25 05:01:35 by KXEL


Supervisors nix proposed loose cattle fine

Black Hawk County has shelved a proposal to crack down on stray livestock. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the measure indefinitely after hearing concerns from local farmers about possible conflicts with state laws. Sheriff Tony Thompson…

posted 2014-09-24 14:48:59 by KXEL

Rand Paul to visit Cedar Falls next month

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will visit Iowa next month to campaign for Republican congressional candidate Rod Blum. Blum's campaign said Paul will appear at a public event at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Oct. 22. Blum…

posted 2014-09-24 12:14:53 by KXEL

Early voting starts in Iowa on Thursday

Early voting by absentee ballot will begin in Iowa on Thursday, and the secretary of state is encouraging all eligible voters to participate. Iowa allows absentee voting by mail and offers early in-person voting at the offices of county auditors…

posted 2014-09-24 11:07:12 by KXEL

Dubuque to renovate, sell homes near downtown

The city of Dubuque plans to spend $4 million to buy, renovate and sell more than 50 houses near its downtown area over the next five years. The Project 563 program is aimed at reducing rental housing downtown, upgrading dilapidated…

posted 2014-09-24 10:19:30 by KXEL

Democrats hope to regain majority in Iowa House

Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Iowa House, but Democrats said Tuesday they are hoping they can flip some seats in November and take control. Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith, of Marshalltown, said he is optimistic about the…

posted 2014-09-24 05:58:30 by KXEL

Gov. Branstad heavily outspending Hatch on TV ads

A new study confirms what anyone watching Iowa television probably knows already — Gov. Terry Branstad is massively outspending his Democratic opponent Jack Hatch in the Republican incumbent's drive for re-election. The data compiled by the non-partisan Center for Public…

posted 2014-09-24 05:55:48 by KXEL

Suspect released in error is back in custody

The Marion man released before seeing a judge due to a computer error over the weekend turned himself in to authorities Tuesday night. A release from the Linn County Jail said 18-year-old Brandon Gordon surrendered himself at 7:45 p.m. Gordon…

posted 2014-09-24 05:52:37 by KXEL