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2014-07-29

Branstad seeks federal aid to help Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad is seeking federal aid to help 22 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad said in a news release Tuesday that he signed a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a presidential disaster declaration. Funding from…

posted 2014-07-29 14:57:31 by KXEL

Deb Krebill named Marion's fire chief

Deb Krebill, who has served with the Marion Fire Department since 1991, has been named the city's next fire chief. “Chief Krebill has been with Marion Fire Department for more than 20 years and has served in numerous leadership capacities,”…

posted 2014-07-29 14:04:32 by KXEL

Young's foes: Grassley work proves insider claim

Democrats trying to pick up a Republican-held congressional seat in Iowa are seizing on disclosure records about the GOP candidate that they say gives heft to their charge that he's a Washington insider. The records show that Republican nominee David…

posted 2014-07-29 13:56:10 by KXEL

Iowa lottery sales fall 7 percent

Iowa Lottery sales have fallen 7.4 percent over the past year, a drop lottery officials attribute to a rough winter that altered customers' buying habits and fewer extremely high jackpots that drive up sales. Overall lottery sales dipped to $314…

posted 2014-07-29 10:21:08 by KXEL

Two injured in 2-car crash in Bremer County

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office say two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning. Deputies were sent to the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road V-43 at 4:39 a.m. Investigators have determined that a SUV driven…

posted 2014-07-29 10:16:34 by KXEL

Homeless shelter in Des Moines installs greenhouse

A homeless shelter in downtown Des Moines has installed a greenhouse that will enable the organization to grow vegetables year-round. Residents at Central Iowa Shelter & Services will be able to learn about harvesting and selling the produce grown at…

posted 2014-07-29 10:01:09 by KXEL

Renovation of former Rath building begins

Crews are finally restoring the long vacant administration building of a shuttered company in Waterloo. The historic building that once belonged to former giant Rath Packing Company has become an eyesore after sitting empty for decades. Crews are working on…

posted 2014-07-29 09:51:31 by KXEL

Daniels Park splash pad closed for repairs

The splash pad in Daniels Park in Cedar Rapids is currently closed for repairs. Patrons are urged to use one of the splash pads at Cedar Valley Park, Cleveland Park, Hayes Park, Hidder Park, Jacolyn Park, Noelridge Park, Redmond Park,…

posted 2014-07-29 08:54:57 by KXEL

Palo teen arrested after carjacking, chase

A man is in custody after he led authorities on a high-speed chase on Interstate 380 early Tuesday. The investigation actually began at around 1:00 a.m. when Cedar Rapids police talked with a woman who said she was assaulted and…

posted 2014-07-29 06:45:59 by KXEL

Dozens of animals found inside 2 Fort Dodge homes

Fort Dodge authorities have found a total of 50 to 60 animals inside two homes that stank of urine and feces. Officers who responded to a nearby residence on Saturday were told about the animals.  Officers then found eight dogs…

posted 2014-07-29 06:22:34 by KXEL

2014-07-28

Hatch criticizes Branstad on limited debate plan

Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch is criticizing Gov. Terry Branstad for refusing to negotiate the number, location, and details for a series of debates. Hatch, a Democratic state senator from Des Moines, says Branstad has said he'll do three…

posted 2014-07-28 20:52:45 by KXEL

Former Iowa securities agent faces theft charges

A former Iowa securities agent has been extradited from Texas to face charges of stealing investment money. The Iowa attorney general's office said Monday that 55-year-old David William Johnson, of Keller, Texas, faces four counts of felony first-degree theft and…

posted 2014-07-28 20:51:16 by KXEL

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