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2014-04-18

2 Minnesotans want Iowa City police to return cash

Two Minnesota residents want the Iowa City Police Department to return their money. Tiffani Barber and Kearnice Overton, of St. Paul, Minn., last week filed an application in Johnson County District Court. They said officers wrongfully seized $48,000 during a…

posted 2014-04-18 09:25:54 by KXEL

Iowa officials suspect escaped prisoner left area

Authorities say a prisoner who escaped in suburban Des Moines may no longer be in the area. The Urbandale Police Department said Friday it has suspended an active search of the immediate area for 37-year-old Kenny Bevard.  They believe he…

posted 2014-04-18 07:20:56 by KXEL

Man dies in standoff in Iowa Falls

Authorities say a man has been shot and killed following a standoff in Iowa Falls. Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott Bright says the shooting happened Thursday outside a private home.  The man was shot by law enforcement. Bright says…

posted 2014-04-18 06:25:19 by KXEL

Branstad signs school radon bill into law

The Iowa Department of Education must gather information from schools about whether they are testing for radon gas under a bill Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law. Branstad signed the bill Thursday to require school districts to tell the…

posted 2014-04-18 06:24:26 by KXEL

State HR director discusses do-not-hire list

The state's top human resources officer says the most common reason state workers are excluded from being considered for rehire is for bad behavior or poor performance. Michelle Minnehan, human resources chief operating officer for the state, told the Senate…

posted 2014-04-18 06:23:43 by KXEL

Iowa Democrats consider expanding caucus access

Democrats are looking to expand access to Iowa's presidential caucuses to people who are typically unable to attend them.  It's a tricky task with these local political meetings that thrive on in-person discussion. Party leaders said Thursday it's not in…

posted 2014-04-18 06:22:33 by KXEL

New outdoor field at UI to open this year

A new outdoor field for the University of Iowa's marching band and other programs is scheduled to open this year. The $16 million project includes an indoor turf field and support areas. It will be part of the Hawkeye Tennis…

posted 2014-04-18 06:21:56 by KXEL

Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them. Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that…

posted 2014-04-18 06:20:49 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested on gun charges

A Waterloo man was arrested early today on gun charges during a traffic stop. Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Broadway Street for an equipment violation and…

posted 2014-04-18 06:19:45 by KXEL

2014-04-17

Embattled law enforcement academy official to retire

The assistant director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy will retire after facing months of criticism for making inappropriate sexual and threatening remarks to female cadets and colleagues. A letter released Thursday to The Associated Press shows 71-year-old Michael Quinn…

posted 2014-04-17 13:28:37 by KXEL

Mistrial denied in doctor's overdoses case

A lawyer for a Des Moines doctor accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers was denied a mistrial request in the case. Guy Cook made the request Thursday during testimony in the trial of Daniel Baldi.  He faces nine…

posted 2014-04-17 13:13:45 by KXEL

Group to study future of ISU's VEISHEA celebration

A task force has been formed to determine if an annual celebration at Iowa State University should continue in the future following a large crowd disturbance near campus. University President Steven Leath announced the 20-member group Thursday.  Tom Hill, senior…

posted 2014-04-17 12:14:25 by KXEL

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