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2014-02-22

Lawmaker seeks money for former gov's mausoleum

The 115-year-old mausoleum of former Iowa Gov. Samuel Merrill is in danger of collapsing, prompting a state senator to propose funding its restoration. Grinnell Sen. Dennis Black says he's appalled by the condition of the mausoleum in Des Moines' Woodland…

posted 2014-02-22 08:10:57 by KXEL

DNR issues boil advisory for Stanhope

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a boil advisory for the small central Iowa city of Stanhope. The DNR issued the advisory Friday after a water main break in the Hamilton County city of 400 people.  Such breaks can…

posted 2014-02-22 08:09:45 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids grandpa wins $200,000 in Pick 4 game

A Cedar Rapids man has won $200,000 playing the numbers of his birth year in the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game. Lottery officials say 70-year-old Wiley Tuley, a retired grandfather, developed a strategy to play the numbers 1-9-4-3.  He bought…

posted 2014-02-22 08:08:39 by KXEL

2014-02-21

Murder-suicide in southwest Cedar Rapids

Police are investigating a murder-suicide in southwest Cedar Rapids. Police were called to the 6100 block of Dean Road SW at about 4:40 p.m. after a 911 caller reported two shooting victims in a parking lot outside of a multi-family…

posted 2014-02-21 21:02:19 by KXEL

Iowa prison guard charged with robbing woman, home

An Iowa prison employee is charged with impersonating a police officer and robbery for allegedly pulling over a woman and robbing her at gunpoint. Iowa Medical and Classification Center officer John Woerdehoff is being held Friday at the Dubuque County…

posted 2014-02-21 20:58:45 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court to hear juvenile home case

The Iowa Supreme Court will review whether Gov. Terry Branstad had the power to close the troubled Iowa Juvenile Home. The court announced Friday that it would hear an appeal from Branstad, who petitioned the court about two weeks ago.…

posted 2014-02-21 20:56:38 by KXEL

Waterloo church completes $350,000 renovation

The Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Waterloo has completed a $350,000 renovation that restores some historic aspects of the church. Officials say the church, which was built in 1901, will have new pews and other updates like more accessibility…

posted 2014-02-21 20:52:52 by KXEL

Accused kidnapper appears in federal court

A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and leaving him outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures has made her first court appearance in Wisconsin. A federal grand jury indicted 31-year-old Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colo., on a…

posted 2014-02-21 20:50:20 by KXEL

Police investigate fatal hit-and-run in Des Moines

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Des Moines. Des Moines police says the Valentine's Day crash involved a 52-year-old woman who was struck as she crossed a street on…

posted 2014-02-21 20:48:36 by KXEL

Hundreds of animals rescued in Davis County

A nonprofit animal group says it's assisting authorities in the recovery of hundreds of animals from a small southeast Iowa city. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa said Friday that nearly 300 living animals and more than 50 dead animals…

posted 2014-02-21 20:45:53 by KXEL

Reynolds gets leadership role in Republican group

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will take on a leadership role with the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association for the second year in a row. The appointment was announced Friday.  Reynolds will serve on the 2014 Executive Committee for the Association.  She…

posted 2014-02-21 13:01:59 by KXEL

Officials: Parts of Iowa City under boil advisory

Parts of Iowa City are under a boil advisory as officials determine whether a water main break caused possible water contamination. The break occurred late Wednesday, and Iowa City Communications Coordinator Shannon McMahon says the main was repaired by Thursday…

posted 2014-02-21 12:17:21 by KXEL

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