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2014-10-23

Owners of closed group home in Marion arrested

The owners of a closed elder group home in Marion have been arrested on several charges, including neglect and abandonment of a dependent person. Donald and Peggy Berns also face charges of dependent adult abuse-exploitation.  Peggy Berns says that she…

posted 2014-10-23 08:20:51 by KXEL

DNR investigates report of cougar in Evansdale

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning people to stay away from potentially dangerous wildlife after a woman said she spotted a cougar in Evansdale.   Rita Kelley of Waterloo saw the animal on Tuesday night while walking with…

posted 2014-10-23 06:55:49 by KXEL

One of 3 residential facility escapees in custody

Authorities say a man who fled a residential facility Friday is back in custody. Meanwhile, the search continues for two others who also walked away. West Union Police Lt. Matt Walker says 23-year-old Tyler Roe was captured on Tuesday in…

posted 2014-10-23 06:51:20 by KXEL

Man in Iowa City standoff sentenced for drugs

A 44-year-old man involved in an Iowa City standoff has been given nearly 32 years in prison for his 10th federal drug conviction. Prosecutors say Brandon Thompson of Iowa City was sentenced on Monday to 380 months in prison.  He…

posted 2014-10-23 06:26:43 by KXEL

First Lady gets Braley right; email has new error

The official transcript of a speech Michelle Obama made Tuesday on behalf of Senate candidate Bruce Braley mistakenly referred to him as a candidate for governor in the email subject line. The transcript was sent by the White House Tuesday…

posted 2014-10-23 05:58:42 by KXEL

Feds search for couple in drug, gambling case

Federal authorities are searching for a husband and wife accused of running synthetic drug and gambling operations in Cedar Rapids. The U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday that Melissa and Mohamad Al Sharairei didn't show up to a court hearing in…

posted 2014-10-23 05:57:08 by KXEL

New UI art museum to be near music school

The University of Iowa says its new art museum will be located in downtown Iowa City across from the new music school. The university announced Wednesday that it has selected a local development group to build the museum in a…

posted 2014-10-23 05:56:11 by KXEL

Des Moines pharmacy owner to plead guilty in deal

The owner of a popular Des Moines pharmacy will likely serve up to 37 months in prison for illegally selling tens of thousands of addictive painkillers to drug abusers. An attorney representing Mark Graziano said Tuesday that his client plans…

posted 2014-10-23 05:54:16 by KXEL

Eastern Iowa telecom gets federal loan to expand

An eastern Iowa telephone cooperative is getting a guaranteed loan from the federal government to increase its fiber optics network and make system improvements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a statement released Wednesday it has approved more than…

posted 2014-10-23 05:53:23 by KXEL

Iowa regents to discuss 1.75% tuition, fee hike

The governing board for Iowa's three public universities will discuss a plan that would raise tuition and fees by 1.75 percent next school year. The Iowa Board of Regents will meet at the University of Iowa on Thursday for the…

posted 2014-10-23 05:51:40 by KXEL

2 men charged in Des Moines infant death case

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a baby boy who was run over in his child seat in a Des Moines driveway. Des Moines police say in a news release that 26-year-old Brian Garrett and…

posted 2014-10-23 05:50:47 by KXEL

2014-10-22

Regents want more oversight on payments to cities

Agreements by Iowa's three public universities to make voluntary payments to cities instead of property taxes would receive closer scrutiny under a policy recommended Wednesday. The policy backed by an Iowa Board of Regents committee comes after the University of…

posted 2014-10-22 14:40:12 by KXEL

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