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2014-08-21

Police: mom shoots 6-year-old son with BB gun

Davenport police say an Iowa mother tried to teach her 6-year-old son a safety lesson by shooting him with a BB gun. Police say 25-year-old Courtney Kie-Marie Owens was arrested Tuesday and charged with child endangerment with injury.  The charge…

posted 2014-08-21 06:22:18 by KXEL

Iowa-based higher education consultants to merge

A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities has announced the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research. RuffaloCODY, founded in Cedar Rapids in 1991, is acquiring Noel-Levitz,…

posted 2014-08-21 06:21:33 by KXEL

2014-08-20

Iowa judge reverses ban over courtroom photos

A judge has reversed a ban that prohibited an Iowa news photographer from publishing photos taken at a courthouse. Community Media Group, which owns the Fayette County Union in West Union, said Wednesday that District Judge Richard Stochl lifted the…

posted 2014-08-20 14:02:37 by KXEL

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

A citizens group opposed to new rules approved Tuesday by the Iowa commission regulating water quality has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop implementation of the rules. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund asks a judge to void…

posted 2014-08-20 12:25:58 by KXEL

Gun, drugs seized after Waterloo chase

Waterloo police seized a gun and drugs following a disturbance at a home Tuesday night. Officers were called to 947 Newton Street at about 11 p.m. for a fight that included someone with a firearm and a shattered window.  A…

posted 2014-08-20 12:16:52 by KXEL

DNR: Boil advisory issued for Adel's water system

Officials say a boil advisory has been issued for the city of Adel's water system. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says one of Adel's water towers was being serviced when the city lost electrical service Wednesday morning.  This created…

posted 2014-08-20 11:47:50 by KXEL

Council interested in new taxi rules for Iowa City

The City Council has expressed interest in formulating new rules to govern the taxi business in Iowa City. A council majority expressed during Tuesday's work session a desire to pursue recommendations from Police Chief Sam Hargadine.  A sexual assault investigation…

posted 2014-08-20 10:18:56 by KXEL

Baby left at medical center under safe haven law

The Iowa Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa's safe haven law. The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he…

posted 2014-08-20 10:17:49 by KXEL

Ex-Mason City rights director's lawsuit trimmed

A lawsuit filed by the former Mason City Human Rights Commission director will move forward on just one allegation: discrimination based on age and race. A Cerro Gordo County district court on Monday dismissed four other counts at the request…

posted 2014-08-20 08:37:51 by KXEL

Iowa State University battles housing shortage

Iowa State University has turned away more than 200 applications for on-campus living due to a housing shortage. Nearly 12,500 students signed up to live on campus this fall.  University officials are now planning to build another residence hall due…

posted 2014-08-20 08:36:36 by KXEL

Man faces several charges in Clear Lake accident

A 28-year-old man has been charged with boating while being intoxicated in connection with an accident that injured 10 people on Clear Lake in northern Iowa. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office says William Nicholas of Clear Lake also is…

posted 2014-08-20 08:10:41 by KXEL

November murder trial scheduled for Waterloo man

A November trial has been scheduled for a 36-year-old Waterloo man accused of killing his former girlfriend. Online court records say Shaun Hogan on Tuesday filed a written plea of not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.  He's accused…

posted 2014-08-20 06:19:52 by KXEL

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