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Winterset chiropractor in groping case gets reinstated

An Iowa chiropractor accused in the past of inappropriately touching female patients can resume practicing, a state board announced Wednesday. The Iowa Board of Chiropractic's decision to reinstate Stuart Hoven's license is contingent on several conditions.  He is on permanent…

posted 2014-09-17 13:27:27 by KXEL

Judge: Agent's firing didn't violate public policy

The firing of a state investigator who reported Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV wasn't a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, a judge ruled Monday in dismissing one of four claims in his lawsuit. Former Division of Criminal Investigation…

posted 2014-09-17 13:26:21 by KXEL

Iowa agency changed judges in prison rape case

A federal court has ruled the Iowa Department of Corrections illegally removed an administrative law judge from a disciplinary case against an inmate accused of participating in a gang rape. Agency officials have admitted they ordered Judge William Soupene off…

posted 2014-09-17 11:02:11 by KXEL

Iowa board OKs hog facilities despite opposition

Iowa officials cleared the way for two hog facilities in Adair County to expand their operations even though local leaders twice rejected the projects. The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission on Tuesday backed a state Department of Natural Resources ruling on…

posted 2014-09-17 08:49:59 by KXEL

Man convicted of Mason City arson gets probation

A 58-year-old man convicted of setting fire to a house across a street from his home in Mason City has been given probation. Roger Kuck on Tuesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence was suspended.  He…

posted 2014-09-17 08:10:54 by KXEL

Court talks about Iowa Constitution in video

The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday will offer a short video to high school students about the state constitution. The nine-minute orientation video will be available to social studies classrooms across the state.  The high court is encouraging schools to…

posted 2014-09-17 06:56:43 by KXEL

Biden visit to shut down roads in Des Moines

Several roads around the Iowa Capitol will be closed Wednesday due to a visit from Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Biden will join with a Catholic social justice group called Nuns on the…

posted 2014-09-17 06:28:47 by KXEL

2 fired Iowa DOT workers back on job

Two Iowa Department of Transportation workers who a judge said were unfairly fired are back on the job. The administrative law judge ruled in April that Steven Scott and Ken Morrow should be reinstated to their jobs. The judge also…

posted 2014-09-17 06:27:48 by KXEL

Iowa officials probe drug find at prison

Iowa authorities are trying to find out how illegal drugs got into the state prison in Rockwell City. Prison spokesman Fred Scaletta says that "a large amount of what is believed to be illegal drugs were discovered" during a routine…

posted 2014-09-17 06:26:58 by KXEL

Routes may change to reach Iowa bridge festival

Rainstorm damage to U.S. Highway 169 has required its closure north of Winterset, the site of Madison County's annual Covered Bridge Festival. Iowa Department of Transportation officials have said they hope to have the highway reopened before the end of…

posted 2014-09-17 06:26:05 by KXEL


'American Gothic' house may need tenant

The rural Iowa house that helped inspire the famous "American Gothic" painting is empty and could be up for rent. The home in the southeast Iowa town of Eldon has had the same tenant for the past four years.  But…

posted 2014-09-16 16:32:52 by KXEL

Man pleads guilty in Ottumwa girl's 1974 slaying

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 1974 death of a teenage girl found shot to death at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible. Robert "Gene" Pilcher, who was long…

posted 2014-09-16 16:26:00 by KXEL