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State can't release Iowa Juvenile Home video

The Iowa Public Information Board has voted against the release of a video that officials say shows a former state worker physically abusing a 17-year-old girl at the now-closed Iowa Juvenile Home. The Des Moines Register says the board decided…

posted 2014-02-28 06:15:58 by KXEL


Charles City leads effort for blind, deaf children

Officials say Charles City will be the first regional site for an effort to improve services to blind and deaf children. The Charles City schools plan to start services in the fall and have a fully developed program by fall…

posted 2014-02-27 11:55:07 by KXEL

Mason City seeks motorists' help with snow piles

Large snow piles at intersections have prompted authorities in Mason City to ask motorists for help if they notice locations with dangerously limited visibility. Repeated snowstorms have left Mason City with a thick cover of snow that gets even deeper…

posted 2014-02-27 10:40:17 by KXEL

UNI investigates employee tax return problems

The University of Northern Iowa is seeking the assistance of police, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service to investigate after several employees have reported problems with filing tax returns. More than 50 employees have reported…

posted 2014-02-27 09:34:30 by KXEL

State treasurer has a vault full of gold for Iowans

State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald has a pot o' gold better than the one waiting at the end of the rainbow to give back to Iowans. He has a vault brimming full of unclaimed property to be reclaimed. Fitzgerald encourages everyone…

posted 2014-02-27 09:21:42 by KXEL

Police: Burlington pair knew son was molesting siblings

Authorities say a Burlington couple knew their son was molesting his brothers and sisters but did nothing about it. The two were charged Wednesday with two counts each of child endangerment.  Their 20-year-old son on Tuesday was charged with two…

posted 2014-02-27 08:37:00 by KXEL

Man charged in Mitchell County crash death

A 22-year-old Osage man has been charged with vehicular homicide in a September 2013 crash. Tylor Patrick was arrested Tuesday.  Mitchell County Jail records said he remained in custody on Thursday. Patrick's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 7. Authorities…

posted 2014-02-27 07:16:27 by KXEL

Texas Gov. Perry plans Iowa stops in 2-day visit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to Iowa for a two-day visit that includes stops in the Des Moines suburbs and a meeting with business leaders in Davenport. Perry will be interviewed Thursday by a media panel in Johnston for…

posted 2014-02-27 05:56:44 by KXEL

UI president to lead forum on sexual assault

University of Iowa President Sally Mason is leading a forum to discuss recent concerns about sexual assaults this school year. Thursday's meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union comes as a new group demands more university actions to address the problem.…

posted 2014-02-27 05:55:50 by KXEL

Wells Fargo cutting about 80 Des Moines-area jobs

About 80 Des Moines-area workers will lose jobs as part of Wells Fargo's latest round of layoffs. Wells Fargo announced Wednesday that it's laying off 700 employees nationwide. Wells Mortgage spokeswoman Angela Kaipust says a drop in mortgage originations is…

posted 2014-02-27 05:55:03 by KXEL


Judge delays sentencing of Sweet until March

A judge has recessed a sentencing hearing until March in the case of a Manchester teenager convicted last year of killing his grandparents. The judge heard testimony Wednesday from Isaiah Sweet, his relatives, attorneys and a psychologist called by the…

posted 2014-02-26 19:07:07 by KXEL

Braley introduces bill to seek anti-beetle funding

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has introduced legislation to restore funding for efforts to fight the emerald ash borer, which has been found in Iowa and is expected to ultimately devastate ash trees throughout the state. Braley says in a news…

posted 2014-02-26 19:05:25 by KXEL

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