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Iowa Morning Headlines/Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found this weekend. Marshalltown Police arrested two suspects in the case yesterday. One man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony.…

posted 2014-12-08 06:28:33 by KXEL


Alliant to Demolish Downtown Facility

Alliant Energy is moving ahead with the demolition of its Sixth Street Generating Station near downtown Cedar Rapids. The plant has been a fixture in Cedar Rapids since it began providing electricity in 1888. Part of the plant was damaged…

posted 2014-12-05 06:52:40 by KXEL

Des Moines Water Nitrate Levels High

High nitrate levels in the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers have forced Des Moines Water Works to turn on an expensive nitrate removal system. Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says he had no choice but to run the system. It…

posted 2014-12-05 06:52:04 by KXEL

IPERS Fund Grows

A new actuarial report shows that Iowa's largest public pension fund has seen investment gains over the past year. The Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System says the fund had $28 billion as of the end of June. The report says…

posted 2014-12-05 06:50:23 by KXEL


Davenport program opens food pantries in schools

Some Davenport schools are opening food pantries in their buildings to help students and their families. Monroe Elementary opened its pantry two months ago and now helps nine families.  Another pantry will open at Madison Elementary later this month, and…

posted 2014-12-01 10:21:46 by KXEL

Man found incompetent for kidnapping trial in Council Bluffs

A 21-year-old accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl near a Council Bluffs school has been found incompetent for trial. Treatment for Nathan Busse has been scheduled at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville.  A trial had…

posted 2014-12-01 08:11:20 by KXEL

Official: Inmate escapes from Burlington facility

The Iowa Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who escaped from a Burlington work release facility. Officials said Sunday that 27-year-old Kenneth Bowman was transferred to the facility on Sept. 18.  They didn't say when or how he…

posted 2014-12-01 05:54:55 by KXEL


NW Iowa state Rep. Alons dies after cancer battle

Iowa state Rep. Dwayne Alons, who was battling renal cancer, has died. Republican leaders in the state House announced Sunday that Alons died late Saturday. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis last month, but at that point he…

posted 2014-11-30 17:09:13 by KXEL