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2014-04-14

Branstad: Partisan politics behind investigations

Gov. Terry Branstad says Democrats pursuing investigations into confidential settlement agreements, do-not-hire lists, and other issues are practicing partisan politics at its worst. At his Monday news conference, Branstad argued lawmakers ought to focus on the budget and policy issues…

posted 2014-04-14 10:20:27 by KXEL

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player. Boland decided to join the fifth graders in the band after volunteering at the…

posted 2014-04-14 09:50:18 by KXEL

Government Oversight calls in 2 state officials

The Senate Government Oversight Committee has set another hearing to ask questions about government payments to former workers for secrecy and other issues they believe could be problems in the executive branch. Democratic Sen. Janet Petersen, who chairs the oversight…

posted 2014-04-14 09:22:41 by KXEL

2 Iowa City residents die in crash with ag sprayer

Authorities say two Iowa City residents have died after their car collided with an agricultural sprayer in Benton County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred just before 7 p.m. Friday on the west side of Van Horne.  The…

posted 2014-04-14 08:20:22 by KXEL

2 held in abduction of Des Moines man found in trunk

Two Des Moines residents have been arrested in the kidnapping and beating of a man found in the trunk of a car. Police say they've arrested 53-year-old Debra Oliver and 50-year-old John Deering and charged both with kidnapping.  Online records…

posted 2014-04-14 06:45:29 by KXEL

Teen dies in crash on I-80 in Coralville

A teenager has died following a crash on Interstate 80 in Johnson County. The Iowa State Patrol says it happened Sunday afternoon in Coralville near the Coral Ridge Avenue exit.  Troopers say a teenager was killed, but they have not…

posted 2014-04-14 05:51:31 by KXEL

2014-04-13

Police investigate apparent killing in Des Moines

Des Moines police are investigating the apparent killing of a 57-year-old woman on the city's eastside. Police say officers were called to a home at 2:14 p.m. Sunday after a relative found the person unresponsive on the floor. Police and…

posted 2014-04-13 20:52:24 by KXEL

One injured in Cedar Rapids house fire

One person is hospitalized after a house fire in Cedar Rapids Sunday morning. Cedar Rapids Police say the fire started around 12:45 a.m. at 1056 32nd Street NE.  Fire crews were on the scene of the fire at least an…

posted 2014-04-13 11:34:49 by KXEL

2 dead after car collides with ag sprayer

The Benton County Sheriff's Office says two people are dead after their car collided with an agricultural boom sprayer. The male driving the sprayer was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The collision happened just before 7:00…

posted 2014-04-13 11:29:35 by KXEL

Former Iowa woman suffers 'face blindness'

Tara Fall says she can see just fine following a stroke she suffered some years earlier. But she can't recognize faces; not even those of her husband and children. The 38-year-old California woman, who grew up in eastern Iowa's Monticello,…

posted 2014-04-13 11:27:28 by KXEL

Branstad administration may appeal ruling on pins

Gov. Terry Branstad's administration may appeal a judge's ruling allowing state workers to wear pins critical of the governor. Administrative law judge Jan Berry ruled March 31 that workers could display the pins on their uniforms or clothes. The pins…

posted 2014-04-13 11:23:16 by KXEL

Iowa officials promote preservation grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa is reminding Iowa residents to apply for grant money that can be used for preservation purposes. The division of the state Department of Cultural Affairs says the deadline to apply for the Historical Resource…

posted 2014-04-13 11:18:31 by KXEL

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