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2014-03-04

Data: Sex offenses up at some Iowa universities

The Iowa Board of Regents has released crime data that shows an increase in reported sex offenses at two of the state's three public universities. The annual data released Tuesday shows Iowa State University had 13 reported sex offenses in…

posted 2014-03-04 12:32:11 by KXEL

Iowa legislative panel OKs kidnapping legislation

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate and House have agreed kidnapping penalties need to be tougher, but they're having a hard time reaching a compromise for how long offenders should remain in jail. In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, a three-member House…

posted 2014-03-04 12:31:14 by KXEL

Mother of slain Evansdale girl back in custody

The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has been returned to custody to await trial on drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey was arrested Monday on allegations that she had violated terms of her pretrial release.  Authorities say the violations…

posted 2014-03-04 12:29:05 by KXEL

Waterloo launches Operation Thaw

Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark, Operation Threshold executive director Barbara Grant, Waterloo Water Works general manager Dennis Clark and Black Hawk County Gaming Association (BHCGA) board chairman Tim Hurley announced today an emergency grant program aimed at assisting income-eligible homeowners with…

posted 2014-03-04 10:36:08 by KXEL

Perjury trial delayed for ex-Iowa felon who voted

The trial for an Iowa woman charged with improperly voting as a felon has been delayed by two days. Court officials told a jury pool of more than 50 Lee County residents Tuesday that an illness of a key participant…

posted 2014-03-04 10:32:51 by KXEL

Kensett man gets 10 years for vehicular homicide

A Kensett man has been given 10 years in prison for a crash that killed a Minnesota man. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Chodur was sentenced on Monday in Worth County District Court.  He'd pleaded guilty in late November to vehicular…

posted 2014-03-04 07:52:40 by KXEL

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

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