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2014-07-15

Court rules Iowa scholar can get new trial

An appeals court has ruled a conservative scholar who sued a University of Iowa law school dean over alleged political discrimination can get a new trial. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Teresa Wagner can get a…

posted 2014-07-15 14:46:41 by KXEL

UNI names interim executive VP, provost

The University of Northern Iowa has named an interim executive vice president and provost. Michael Licari assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York…

posted 2014-07-15 11:48:20 by KXEL

Jury seated for man's 3rd trial in wife's slaying

A jury has been seated to hear the third trial of an Iowa man charged with killing his wife and unborn child. A jury of 12 members and four alternates was selected Tuesday to hear the case against 23-year-old Seth…

posted 2014-07-15 11:22:29 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police investigate phone scam

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a scam involving the collection of unpaid automated traffic enforcement citations. The department is aware of attempts in which a scammer telephones a potential victim and claims that money is owed for an…

posted 2014-07-15 11:16:20 by KXEL

Iowa's Jok arrested for 2nd moped offense

Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night for driving his moped on a revoked license. It's the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes next fall. Jok was charged…

posted 2014-07-15 11:06:39 by KXEL

Branstad has $4 million in campaign chest

Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign. Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday.  He has more than $4 million…

posted 2014-07-15 11:05:06 by KXEL

Former Masonville city clerk sentenced to prison

The former city clerk of Masonville was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for mail fraud. Authorities say 42-year-old Christine King of Strawberry Point defrauded the city of more than $81,524. In a plea agreement, King admitted that she…

posted 2014-07-15 10:43:54 by KXEL

Man convicted of Mason City arson

A 57-year-old man has been convicted of setting fire to a house across a street from his in Mason City. On Monday, Roger Kuck entered an Alford plea to an arson charge.  An Alford plea means Kuck doesn't admit to…

posted 2014-07-15 08:15:03 by KXEL

Man acquitted in 1994 death of Mason City toddler

A man accused of killing a 20-month-old Mason City boy in 1994 has been found not guilty. The Cerro Gordo County jury took less than three hours to return the verdict Monday on 38-year-old Michael Cisneros. Cisneros was charged with…

posted 2014-07-15 07:16:08 by KXEL

Brothers arrested in 2 Cedar Rapids bank robberies

Two brothers have been arrested in robberies at two Cedar Rapids banks.  The Cedar Rapids Police Department says 25-year-old Damion Broderick and 22-year-old Timothy Broderick were arrested after search warrants were used Monday so officers could search three Cedar Rapids…

posted 2014-07-15 06:56:00 by KXEL

2014-07-14

Iowa counties get presidential disaster support

Gov. Terry Branstad says that nine Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to help with the response to recent storms. Branstad announced a presidential disaster declaration Monday.  The counties covered are Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor…

posted 2014-07-14 20:28:43 by KXEL

Officials monitor fertilizer spill in Allison

Officials are monitoring cleanup of a fertilizer spill in northern Iowa that dumped hundreds of gallons of liquid. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Monday that an employee of the Farmers Cooperative in Allison was pulling a tank of…

posted 2014-07-14 20:26:45 by KXEL

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