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2014-02-27

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

2014-02-26

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

West Des Moines man indicted for threatening Obama

A West Des Moines man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making threats against President Barack Obama. The indictment, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines, says 24-year-old Kerry Dale Downard wrote…

posted 2014-02-26 18:58:51 by KXEL

DNR cancels boil advisory for Stanhope

The Department of Natural Resources has lifted a boil advisory for the small central Iowa city of Stanhope. The DNR cancelled the advisory Wednesday after two sets of water samples were tested and showed they were clear of bacteria. The…

posted 2014-02-26 18:55:38 by KXEL

Hunters worry Iowa has cut deer numbers too much

Hunters in Iowa are concerned about the state's dwindling deer population. The state has actively worked since 2003 to reduce the deer numbers which had been increasing rapidly resulting in damage to crops and contributing to millions in dollars in…

posted 2014-02-26 14:25:12 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers approve tax credit for veterans

Veterans in Iowa would receive a larger property tax exemption under a bill approved by a legislative panel. A three-member subcommittee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday.  The legislation now goes to the full House Ways and Means Committee. Under current…

posted 2014-02-26 14:24:00 by KXEL

New Borlaug statue will be installed in Capitol soon

Gov. Terry Branstad says a statue of Norman Borlaug will be installed in the U.S. Capitol next month. Branstad will attend the official installation on March 25, which is the 100th anniversary of Borlaug's birth. In 2011, Iowa officials agreed…

posted 2014-02-26 12:52:38 by KXEL

Senate Oks plan to study breast density education

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have approved legislation that will establish a task force to study breast tissue density. The bill passed unanimously Wednesday and will move to the state House for review.  It replaced legislation which would have required…

posted 2014-02-26 12:50:56 by KXEL

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