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2014-04-11

Court overturns coach's sexual exploitation case

A divided Iowa Supreme Court has thrown out the sexual exploitation conviction of a former Bloomfield basketball coach who had sex with a 16-year-old girl claiming he doesn't fit the definition of a school employee under Iowa law. In a…

posted 2014-04-11 10:45:58 by KXEL

Iowa finds 9 more wrongly rejected votes in 2012

A review has found that nine more Iowans wrongly had their votes thrown out in the 2012 election because of inaccuracies in the state's list of ineligible felons. Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced Friday the additional cases were uncovered…

posted 2014-04-11 10:10:08 by KXEL

Des Moines police investigating man's shooting

Authorities say a man has been shot in the neck in front of a Des Moines apartment building. The shooting was reported about 5:50 a.m. Friday. The man has been taken to a hospital.  No arrests have been reported. The…

posted 2014-04-11 09:29:42 by KXEL

Authorities explain Monticello school lockdown

A 17-year-old carrying two knives was taken into custody after schools in an eastern Iowa city were locked down. Monticello police say that a school principal reported that two males dressed in black had walked past the school and that…

posted 2014-04-11 07:21:06 by KXEL

Jesup woman injured in rollover accident

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a rollover accident near Jesup. Deputies were sent to the area of Holgate and Osage roads at about 1:50 Thursday afternoon. The driver, 26-year-old Nikki Elenz of Jesup, was transported to…

posted 2014-04-11 06:47:22 by KXEL

Waterloo airport to use grant for snow removal

The Waterloo airport is using a $1 million federal grant to buy snow removal equipment. The Waterloo Regional Airport will get the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Michelle Weidner, chief financial officer for the city, says the funding…

posted 2014-04-11 05:58:45 by KXEL

House rejects effort to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

An effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile home closed by Gov. Terry Branstad in January has been rejected by the Iowa House. House Minority Leader Mark Smith, of Marshalltown, on Thursday attempted to tack on a provision to the health…

posted 2014-04-11 05:57:14 by KXEL

Iowa to honor return of WWII pilot's remains

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered U.S. and Iowa flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a Clinton man who died during World War II. The remains of 1st Lt. Louis Longman are being returned to Iowa, and a memorial…

posted 2014-04-11 05:54:28 by KXEL

Ankeny teacher accused in student sex case

A 33-year-old teacher has been accused of sexually exploiting a former student at Ankeny High School. Authorities say Mandy Davenport, of Des Moines, is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee.  Ankeny police say the youth involved is a…

posted 2014-04-11 05:53:27 by KXEL

2014-04-10

Secretary of State to return $200,000 to state

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz plans to return more than $200,000 to the state in unspent money from his budget. He says his ongoing efforts to reduce costs in his office resulted in less spending than his predecessors. Schultz…

posted 2014-04-10 16:43:11 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man pleads not guilty in apartment shooting

A Cedar Rapids man has pleaded not guilty in connection to an Iowa City apartment shooting that seriously injured one woman. Gage M. Rupp filed the written plea Thursday to felony charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and reckless…

posted 2014-04-10 16:40:49 by KXEL

Iowa House panel offers change to broadband bill

Iowa House lawmakers have released an amendment that addresses the issue of the placement of cell towers. The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday gave reporters copies of new language, which members will add to a bill primarily dealing…

posted 2014-04-10 15:33:18 by KXEL

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