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2014-06-04

Branstad wins GOP nomination for record 6th term

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has easily won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office. Branstad had no trouble in Tuesday's primary election, in which he faced conservative political activist Tom Hoefling. Branstad now…

posted 2014-06-04 10:40:16 by KXEL

Des Moines officer accused of assault is fired

A 33-year-old Des Moines police officer accused of assaulting his former girlfriend has been fired. A police spokesman said Tuesday that Cody Grimes had violated the department policies on conduct and obedience to laws and orders.  Grimes has 14 days…

posted 2014-06-04 10:31:19 by KXEL

Waterloo man in road rage incident gets 78 months

A Waterloo man accused of pulling out a handgun during a road rage incident has been sent to federal prison. Jeramia Cook was sentenced last month to six years and six months.  He was indicted Nov. 19 on a single…

posted 2014-06-04 10:29:01 by KXEL

Small plane lands in Benton County cornfield

Authorities say a pilot wasn't injured during the emergency landing he made in an eastern Iowa cornfield. The plane came down around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in northern Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was alone in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:27:07 by KXEL

2014-06-01

Cedar Falls police investigate homicide

Cedar Falls police are investigating a homicide. Officers were sent to the 18-hundred block of Tremont Street at 1:36 Sunday morning to investigate a report of gunshots.  When they arrived on the scene they found 21-year-old Norman Carroll Gant of…

posted 2014-06-01 11:10:24 by KXEL

Branstad vetoes millions in funding

Gov. Terry Branstad has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state spending that legislators had approved, with some of the biggest cuts targeting environmental protection and recreation projects. Branstad trimmed state money for the Resource Enhancement and Protection fund,…

posted 2014-06-01 10:59:52 by KXEL

Man injured in shooting southeast of Hudson

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that sent a Jesup man to the hospital Saturday night. Deputies were called to a residence southeast of Hudson at approximately 10:16 p.m.  Deputies were told four people had…

posted 2014-06-01 10:56:57 by KXEL

2014-05-31

Fire damages ISU's Sweeney Hall

A building on the Iowa State University campus was damaged in an early morning fire. The university says in a news release Friday that the fire at Sweeney Hall started in a mechanical area atop the building. Ames firefighters responded…

posted 2014-05-31 07:41:25 by KXEL

Branstad OKs bill ending Council Bluffs dog races

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016. Branstad's office said the governor signed the bill Friday along with more than a dozen other bills. The measure…

posted 2014-05-31 07:40:34 by KXEL

Iowa road work peaks, federal funding in question

Summer is peak road construction time in Iowa and work is underway on dozens of projects, but questions about whether federal money will continue to flow has state officials concerned. The federal highway fund gets most of its money from…

posted 2014-05-31 07:37:12 by KXEL

Iowa National Guard to rededicate Dubuque center

The Iowa National Guard plans to host a rededication ceremony to commemorate a newly renovated readiness center in Dubuque. The ceremony for the Dubuque Readiness Center is scheduled Thursday.  Federal, state and local officials are expected to attend. The Dubuque…

posted 2014-05-31 07:34:44 by KXEL

2014-05-30

Branstad signs cannabis oil, HIV bills

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law a bill that legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat severe epilepsy and one that lessens the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV.  He's also signed bills that…

posted 2014-05-30 15:49:05 by KXEL

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