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2014-10-09

Iowa's tax revenue likely to grow in coming months

A panel of state budget experts predicts modest growth in Iowa's tax revenue during the current fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday to project state revenue.  The three-member panel includes the governor's top budget adviser, the financial adviser…

posted 2014-10-09 14:33:37 by KXEL

Officials release video of mystery lottery winner

Authorities trying to answer the longtime question of who bought an unclaimed multimillion-dollar lottery ticket in Iowa in 2010 have released video of the mystery person in the hopes of finally identifying him. The video released Thursday by the Iowa…

posted 2014-10-09 14:32:14 by KXEL

Braley tries to curb Ernst's appeal to women

With just weeks left in a tight Senate race that he started with an advantage, Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to raise concerns among women voters about his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and take some of the sheen off the…

posted 2014-10-09 12:53:36 by KXEL

Wartburg College to host annual youth day

Wartburg College will host The Good Samaritan, its annual middle school youth day, Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wartburg student leaders will engage middle school youth and adult leaders in activities, including leadership development, Bible study with…

posted 2014-10-09 12:44:48 by KXEL

UI employees raise concerns about cost-cutting

University of Iowa employees say they fear that a consultant's cost-cutting plans will have a negative impact on the institution and not save as much as projected. Employees also told representatives of Deloitte Consulting during a forum Thursday that the…

posted 2014-10-09 12:43:14 by KXEL

City employee collapses, dies at work site

A long-time City of Waverly employee has died after collapsing at a work site Wednesday morning. City Administrator Phil Jones says 62-year-old Dan Sinnwell was transported to the Waverly Health Center where he was pronounced dead.  The incident is under…

posted 2014-10-09 11:21:10 by KXEL

5 Veterans Home workers fired after investigation

Five employees at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown were fired earlier this year after a sexual harassment investigation. A spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad confirmed the terminations Thursday but declined to offer details, calling it a personnel matter.  The…

posted 2014-10-09 10:33:59 by KXEL

2 College Community students say substitute pulled hair

A Cedar Rapids school district says two students reported that a substitute teacher pulled their hair. The College Community School District school sent a letter home with third-grade students on Friday, saying that the two students said "the guest teacher…

posted 2014-10-09 09:08:41 by KXEL

Porn evidence OK'd for trial in Floyd girl's death

A judge says prosecutors may use evidence of child pornography possession against a man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. Judge Gregg Rosenbladt filed his ruling Wednesday in the murder case of 35-year-old Casey Frederiksen, whose…

posted 2014-10-09 07:20:10 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man sentenced for bank robbery

A man has been given nearly seven years in federal prison for robbing a bank in downtown Cedar Rapids. On Wednesday, Jacob Mack was given 57 months for robbing the Cedar Rapids Hills Bank and Trust on May 2 and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:55:40 by KXEL

Two injured in Waterloo house fire

Waterloo Fire Rescue says two people suffered smoke inhalation in a Wednesday night house fire. Firefighters were called to 1557 Forest Avenue shortly after 11 p.m.   The residents were able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived, and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:23:50 by KXEL

Colesburg man faces charges following police chase

A northeast Iowa man faces several charges following a police chase in Dubuque. Dubuque police say 30-year-old Aaron T. Weipert, of Colesburg, was arrested early Tuesday following a chase on the city's west side. A criminal complaint says officials had…

posted 2014-10-09 06:01:46 by KXEL

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