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2014-02-18

Group to push environmental panel for clean water

Organizers for grassroots environmental group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement say they plan to have at least 60 members at the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission meeting to pressure the state for stricter livestock farm regulations. Iowa CCI wants the state…

posted 2014-02-18 05:23:28 by KXEL

2014-02-17

Police: No charges for man in Ames standoff

Police say they will not file charges against a man involved in a two-hour standoff in Ames. Geoff Huff with the Ames Police Department says authorities are not anticipating any criminal charges in the case.  He described it as "more…

posted 2014-02-17 15:47:22 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers consider military sex abuse rules

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate are working on legislation that would establish more rules for dealing with sexual abuse in the state military. A Senate subcommittee gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require that the Iowa National…

posted 2014-02-17 14:49:04 by KXEL

Crop values decline on lower corn, soybean prices

The value of crops fell last year as corn and soybeans prices declined from record highs the year before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in an annual report the value of 2013 field crops fell 9.8 percent to nearly…

posted 2014-02-17 13:34:09 by KXEL

Branstad sets up group to promote national service

Gov. Terry Branstad wants to help more Iowa residents participate in national service programs. Branstad on Monday said he had signed an executive order to create the Governor's Council on National Service in Iowa.  That group will make recommendations on…

posted 2014-02-17 10:39:53 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Conrad, Crystal Lake

The city of Conrad, in Grundy County, has issued a boil advisory for the southern third of the city due to a water main break. The city is isolating that portion of the city to repair the water main.  The…

posted 2014-02-17 10:16:33 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closed today

The Black Hawk County Landfill in Waterloo will be closed today due to high winds. Wind speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour are causing uncontrollable condition that will cause unsafe dumping. The landfill will be closed all day…

posted 2014-02-17 06:42:25 by KXEL

ISU removing Bibles from hotel guest rooms

Bibles will be removed from guest rooms at Iowa State University's Hotel Memorial Union in Ames. A guest had complained to a watchdog group, Freedom From Religion Foundation.  The organization wrote to Memorial Union director Richard Reynolds on Jan. 29,…

posted 2014-02-17 06:40:53 by KXEL

Iowa rule allowing retired nurses to work expiring

An Iowa law that allows retired health care professionals to return to work part time has helped make sure there were enough nurses, but it's due to expire this summer. Some groups argue the law is no longer needed, but…

posted 2014-02-17 06:18:32 by KXEL

Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Iowa

No one won this weekend's Powerball jackpot, but a ticket worth $1 million was sold in the Des Moines area. Lottery officials say the $1 million ticket was sold at a Git-N-Go convenience store in Urbandale, Iowa. The winning ticket…

posted 2014-02-17 06:17:42 by KXEL

Man surrenders to end 2-hour Ames standoff

A man has surrendered to end a two-hour standoff with police in Ames. The man's relatives had been worried about him, so they called police about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.  Officers found the man behind a restaurant. Fearing the man was…

posted 2014-02-17 05:53:04 by KXEL

Vander Plaats will not seek Iowa's US Senate seat

Bob Vander Plaats, the standard-bearer for social and religious conservatives in Iowa, has announced he will not run for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat.   Vander Plaats said in a written statement Saturday that the timing of a Senate run…

posted 2014-02-17 05:51:32 by KXEL

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