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UI employees raise concerns about cost-cutting

University of Iowa employees say they fear that a consultant's cost-cutting plans will have a negative impact on the institution and not save as much as projected. Employees also told representatives of Deloitte Consulting during a forum Thursday that the…

posted 2014-10-09 12:43:14 by KXEL

City employee collapses, dies at work site

A long-time City of Waverly employee has died after collapsing at a work site Wednesday morning. City Administrator Phil Jones says 62-year-old Dan Sinnwell was transported to the Waverly Health Center where he was pronounced dead.  The incident is under…

posted 2014-10-09 11:21:10 by KXEL

5 Veterans Home workers fired after investigation

Five employees at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown were fired earlier this year after a sexual harassment investigation. A spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad confirmed the terminations Thursday but declined to offer details, calling it a personnel matter.  The…

posted 2014-10-09 10:33:59 by KXEL

2 College Community students say substitute pulled hair

A Cedar Rapids school district says two students reported that a substitute teacher pulled their hair. The College Community School District school sent a letter home with third-grade students on Friday, saying that the two students said "the guest teacher…

posted 2014-10-09 09:08:41 by KXEL

Porn evidence OK'd for trial in Floyd girl's death

A judge says prosecutors may use evidence of child pornography possession against a man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. Judge Gregg Rosenbladt filed his ruling Wednesday in the murder case of 35-year-old Casey Frederiksen, whose…

posted 2014-10-09 07:20:10 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man sentenced for bank robbery

A man has been given nearly seven years in federal prison for robbing a bank in downtown Cedar Rapids. On Wednesday, Jacob Mack was given 57 months for robbing the Cedar Rapids Hills Bank and Trust on May 2 and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:55:40 by KXEL

Two injured in Waterloo house fire

Waterloo Fire Rescue says two people suffered smoke inhalation in a Wednesday night house fire. Firefighters were called to 1557 Forest Avenue shortly after 11 p.m.   The residents were able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived, and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:23:50 by KXEL

Colesburg man faces charges following police chase

A northeast Iowa man faces several charges following a police chase in Dubuque. Dubuque police say 30-year-old Aaron T. Weipert, of Colesburg, was arrested early Tuesday following a chase on the city's west side. A criminal complaint says officials had…

posted 2014-10-09 06:01:46 by KXEL

Maynard man gets higher bond in attempted murder case

Bond has been doubled for a man accused of trying to hit police officers with a vehicle in northern Iowa. Fayette County Attorney Wayne Saur made the request in court Wednesday to raise Abel Quijas Jr.'s bond to $500,000 cash…

posted 2014-10-09 05:58:47 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids pot dispensary poster is a hoax

The owner of a building in Cedar Rapids where posters appeared promoting the opening of a marijuana dispensary says the advertisement is a hoax. John Wasta says two posters appeared Tuesday on the outside of his empty storefront that implied…

posted 2014-10-09 05:57:33 by KXEL

UI forum to discuss restructuring proposals

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she expects employees will ask lots of questions during a forum to discuss a consultant's sweeping cost-cutting recommendations. The university is holding the meeting this morning with representatives of Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte last…

posted 2014-10-09 05:55:57 by KXEL


UI legacy students will get new scholarship

New students with parents or grandparents who have degrees from the University of Iowa will automatically receive a $6,000 scholarship over four years when they enroll. University President Sally Mason said Wednesday that she expects hundreds of first-year and transfer…

posted 2014-10-08 11:45:11 by KXEL