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Stolen car pulled from Benton County lake

A stolen car has been pulled from Hannen Lake in east-central Iowa's Benton County. Authorities say an angler spotted the car Sunday afternoon. Police think the car was stolen in Blairstown either Saturday night or Sunday morning. No arrests have…

posted 2014-04-07 06:23:39 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man dies in motorcycle crash

The Iowa State Patrol says an attempt by a motorcyclist to elude a trooper ended in a deadly crash Sunday morning near the Crossroads Center. Officials say after allegedly running a stop sign, 30-year-old Jon Winburn of Cedar Falls tried…

posted 2014-04-07 04:35:41 by KXEL


Capitol focus on settlement agreements continues

Settlement agreements are likely to continue to dominate the agenda at the Iowa Capitol this week as some lawmakers remain unsatisfied with discrepancies in testimony and answers they received during hearings last week. Former employees testified at a Government Oversight…

posted 2014-04-06 17:57:39 by KXEL

ATF: Younkers fire doesn't appear intentional

Federal experts have wrapped up their investigation of a downtown Des Moines fire without determining the cause. Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Sunday there is no sign the March 29 fire in the former…

posted 2014-04-06 17:55:47 by KXEL

1 man arrested after Farley pedestrian killed

Authorities say an eastern Iowa man struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday. The accident happened before 3 a.m. Sunday along Highway 20 near the town of Farley. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Alex Hannan was merging onto…

posted 2014-04-06 17:53:56 by KXEL


Iowa City to begin leasing garden plots for summer

Registration for leasing garden plots in Iowa City begins Monday in the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. Numbers will be placed in the lobby in the upper level of the building beginning at 6 a.m., and staff will begin calling…

posted 2014-04-05 20:36:02 by KXEL

Ex-Clarke softball coach files discrimination suit

A former Clarke University softball coach is suing the school, claiming she was fired because she rejected efforts by the school to make her appear more feminine. Jaclyn Salzwedel filed the lawsuit last week against the university, its athletic director…

posted 2014-04-05 20:33:51 by KXEL

Man charged in hatchet death pleads guilty

A Fort Dodge man accused of using a hatchet to kill another man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Dilley had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Steven Fisher, whose…

posted 2014-04-05 20:32:37 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police investigate suspicious death

Cedar Rapids police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death on the city's southwest side. Police responded to a request to check on the welfare of a person at 228 Jacolyn Drive SW about 4:30 Friday afternoon. Officers found…

posted 2014-04-05 11:24:03 by KXEL

Des Moines man stabbed, robbed of casino winnings

Police say a Des Moines man was stabbed, threatened with a gun and robbed of $500 he had just won at a casino. The robbery happened around 4 a.m. Friday. The 28-year-old victim told police he was approached by three…

posted 2014-04-05 11:21:37 by KXEL

New Vienna man accused of attacking family

Police have arrested a 27-year-old eastern Iowa man accused of attacking several members of his family, including his infant son and his 50-year-old mother. Officers were called to a New Vienna house early Friday. Investigators say Troy Devore had assaulted…

posted 2014-04-05 11:19:37 by KXEL

Des Moines officials take control of illegal goat

Authorities in Des Moines say they have taken control of a goat whose owner tried to flee with the animal. A city animal control officer responded to reports Thursday of a goat running loose.  The officer responded to the area…

posted 2014-04-05 06:42:54 by KXEL

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