Live On Sunday Night, It's Bill Cunningham
Show Information:
News » KXEL News
All Stories
2014-04-10

Donor helps fund polling center at Loras College

An anonymous donor has helped fund the establishment of a polling center at Loras College in Dubuque. The Public Opinion Survey Center will conduct periodic professional polls on political and social questions.  Officials also hope the polling will increase national…

posted 2014-04-10 12:21:01 by KXEL

Dubuque considers building new overpasses

Officials in Dubuque are considering building overpasses above railroads to prevent long disruptions, such as earlier this week when mechanical issues caused train cars to block downtown streets for hours. About 30 people attended a public meeting Wednesday to see…

posted 2014-04-10 11:32:33 by KXEL

State officials cancel legislative hearing again

For the second consecutive day officials in the Iowa Department of Administrative Services have told legislators investigating use of state money to pay former workers for silence they wouldn't appear to answer questions. Senate Oversight Committee Chairwoman Janet Peterson says…

posted 2014-04-10 09:53:42 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police seek more info from tipster

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is requesting additional assistance from a Linn County Crime Stoppers tipster who provided investigators with information about the December 1979 Michelle Martinko homicide. On December 16, 2013, the Police Department received information from an individual…

posted 2014-04-10 09:51:30 by KXEL

Des Moines school district appeals emails ruling

The Des Moines school district wants the Iowa Supreme Court to review a judge's ruling that allows a former superintendent's lawsuit to proceed. Judge Glenn Pille ruled last month that emails sent and received by former superintendent Nancy Sebring through…

posted 2014-04-10 08:14:38 by KXEL

Gilbertville man injured in motorcycle crash

A Gilbertville man was hospitalized after losing control of his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Robert Klein was exiting Raymond Road and proceeded down the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 380 when he lost control…

posted 2014-04-10 07:21:51 by KXEL

Iowa State halts VEISHA celebration after student hurt

Iowa State University's president has halted a popular annual celebration after a rowdy crowd caused damage near the school that hurt one student and led to the arrest of two people. University President Steven Leath said at a news conference…

posted 2014-04-10 06:45:13 by KXEL

State cites Ackley care center

Iowa inspectors have cited a care center after incidents in which residents weren't properly supervised. State inspectors cited the Presbyterian Village in Ackley. In one, a resident with dementia left the home during the early hours of Feb. 4 and…

posted 2014-04-10 06:27:14 by KXEL

Man charged in fatal Meskwaki Settlement stabbing

A man has been charged in federal court with murder in connection to a fatal stabbing on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa. The U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Iowa says 20-year-old Jonathan Youngbear made an appearance Wednesday in federal…

posted 2014-04-10 06:25:11 by KXEL

Agent fired after Branstad speeding case opens business

The veteran Iowa investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV is going into business as a private investigator. Former Division of Criminal Investigation agent Larry Hedlund said Wednesday he's obtained his private investigator's license and founded Hedlund Investigations. …

posted 2014-04-10 06:23:40 by KXEL

Des Moines man charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old Des Moines man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the death of a motorcyclist injured in a collision on March 29. Polk County Jail records say Jacob Phipps remained in custody on Thursday, pending $25,000 bail. Authorities…

posted 2014-04-10 06:22:24 by KXEL

2014-04-09

ISU president suspends VEISHA activities

Iowa State University is canceling the rest of this week’s VEISHEA celebration, beginning at 5 p.m., after a riot broke out overnight, seriously injuring one student and leaving another “black eye” on the historic event. ISU President Steven Leath said…

posted 2014-04-09 15:12:39 by KXEL

LATEST BLOGS
Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 12 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago