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2014-02-26

Reports: new casinos would hurt existing ones

Consultants hired by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to analyze the saturation level of gambling in Iowa say new casinos proposed for Cedar Rapids and Jefferson would get most of their money by sucking revenue from already existing casinos.…

posted 2014-02-26 05:54:49 by KXEL

Nurses claim UnityPoint Health blacklisted them

Two former Dubuque nurses have filed a lawsuit alleging they have been unfairly blacklisted by one of Iowa's largest health care chains. The lawsuit was filed in Dubuque County this week on behalf of former Finley Hospital nurses Lisa Flanagan…

posted 2014-02-26 05:53:07 by KXEL

Lawsuit against University of Iowa Hospitals settled

State officials have settled a lawsuit over a man's treatment by a doctor at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The lawsuit filed in 2009 says Dr. John Rachow didn't treat health problems and ignored warning signs before the death…

posted 2014-02-26 05:51:54 by KXEL

2014-02-25

Regulator: Banks in Iowa, Nebraska, S.D., healthy

The regulator of nationally chartered banks says community national banks and federal savings associations in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have recovered from the effects of the financial crisis and economic downturn. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency…

posted 2014-02-25 14:07:25 by KXEL

Database not key to Iowa voting probe

For two years, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has been fighting to gain access to a federal database to help identify any noncitizens who might have voted illegally. But for all the effort, an email released this month to…

posted 2014-02-25 12:32:58 by KXEL

Branstad urges against military cuts

Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing back against proposed cuts to the federal defense budget. Branstad says Tuesday that he is seeking to deliver a letter to President Barack Obama signed by every governor expressing displeasure with the proposed budget.  Branstad…

posted 2014-02-25 12:30:45 by KXEL

Iowa man awaiting 3rd murder trial appeals bond

A former Iowa jail guard accused of killing his pregnant wife has appealed a district court judge's bond to the Iowa Supreme Court in hopes of being released before his third trial begins. Twenty-three-year-old Seth Techel remains jailed on a…

posted 2014-02-25 11:18:30 by KXEL

Church group gives scarves to those needing warmth

The snowmen in the neighborhood of a Mason City church are decked out in colorful scarves, a project that brightens the otherwise monochrome landscape but has a deeper purpose. Eight members of Trinity Lutheran Church made 24 scarves to dress…

posted 2014-02-25 10:57:55 by KXEL

Branstad files petition signatures for campaign

Gov. Terry Branstad has submitted the nomination petition signatures he needs to put his name on the ballot for re-election this year. The Republican governor on Tuesday turned in over 10,700 signatures to the Secretary of State's office.  The number…

posted 2014-02-25 10:34:18 by KXEL

Eagle Grove students honor boy with service day

Middle school students in the northern Iowa city of Eagle Grove spent a day doing service projects to honor a caring student who was killed in 2008 when a tornado swept over a boy scout's camp. Students at Robert Blue…

posted 2014-02-25 10:32:47 by KXEL

Man gets 30 years in Fort Dodge arson case

A 23-year-old man convicted in a Fort Dodge arson case has been given 30 years in prison. Tanner King was sentenced on Monday in Webster County District Court.  He'd pleaded guilty on Jan. 27 to burglary, firearm possession, theft and…

posted 2014-02-25 10:05:49 by KXEL

Man charged in murder on Meskwaki Settlement

A 20-year-old man is suspected of first degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa. Officers found 17-year-old Severn Jefferson unresponsive when they went to a home on the settlement shortly before 5…

posted 2014-02-25 08:41:30 by KXEL

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