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2014-04-22

Name of Oneida fire victim released

Delaware County authorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found at the scene of a brush fire near Oneida. Firefighters responding to a grass fire Sunday found the body of 78-year-old Generose Bennett. The Greeley Fire…

posted 2014-04-22 10:31:16 by KXEL

House rejects Senate plan to reopen juvenile home

The Iowa House has rejected a Senate amendment to the health and human services budget that would have reopened the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.  The House action Tuesday morning sends the bill to a conference committee where members of…

posted 2014-04-22 09:57:42 by KXEL

Mason City sets auction plans for flood homes

Mason City officials have completed plans to auction eight more homes abandoned after the June 2008 flooding. Demolition of other homes is continuing. Three of the properties will be open for viewing on April 30.  A walking tour of the…

posted 2014-04-22 08:24:45 by KXEL

3 people hurt in Des Moines home fire

Authorities say three people have been injured in a Des Moines house fire. The blaze began around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Flames had engulfed the front of the house by the time firetrucks arrived. Officials say three occupants suffered burns and…

posted 2014-04-22 07:53:07 by KXEL

Waterloo ordinance restricting payday lenders advances

The Waterloo City Council has approved the second reading of an ordinance that will restrict where payday lenders can establish their business. Monday's vote was 5-2.  Council members Steve Schmitt and Tom Lind voted against it for the second time.…

posted 2014-04-22 06:49:06 by KXEL

June trial set for Mason City abandonment case

A June trial has been scheduled for a Rudd woman accused of abandoning residents during an early morning shift at a Mason City assisted living center. Online court records say 54-year-old Debra Ihrig has pleaded not guilty to all of…

posted 2014-04-22 05:48:55 by KXEL

Senate OKs plan to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

The Iowa Senate has renewed its effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home, with a budget amendment designed to re-establish and improve programming at the Toledo facility. Lawmakers voted 26-22 Monday to approve the budget bill.  It now returns to…

posted 2014-04-22 04:14:31 by KXEL

4-year-old girl dies in Des Moines shooting

Des Moines police say a 4-year-old girl died after an apparent accidental shooting in her family's apartment. The shooting happened Monday evening at an apartment south of the city's downtown. The girl died at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.…

posted 2014-04-22 04:13:16 by KXEL

2014-04-21

USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related businesses in rural areas that need cash to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in Cedar Rapids on Monday to…

posted 2014-04-21 18:15:01 by KXEL

Interest rate cuts to save money for 16 Iowa towns

State officials say 16 Iowa towns that received loans for water quality projects will end up saving money because of interest rate cuts. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Department of Natural Resources says those towns will see a combined…

posted 2014-04-21 18:12:48 by KXEL

Central Iowa branded as "Cultivation Corridor"

State and local economic development officials in central Iowa have come up with a brand name and logo for the region in an effort to create an identity similar to that of Silicon Valley in California. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture…

posted 2014-04-21 18:11:12 by KXEL

Burglar steals jewelry in Waterloo Kmart burglary

Waterloo police are investigating the theft of jewelry worth thousands of dollars from a Kmart store. The jewelry was stolen during a break-in around 11 p.m. Thursday, while the store was closed. Police say someone entered the store through a…

posted 2014-04-21 18:09:13 by KXEL

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