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2014-10-03

Wartburg on President’s Honor Roll for eighth straight year

Wartburg College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year.  The honor roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2006, recognizes institutions of higher education for their…

posted 2014-10-03 09:52:05 by KXEL

Election will alter Iowa's congressional lineup

After years of stability, Iowa's congressional delegation will soon have some new faces — and the candidates running for the state's two open seats all say they can bring some homespun pragmatism to Washington. Democrat Staci Appel, a former state…

posted 2014-10-03 07:20:25 by KXEL

2014-10-02

DNR: Wastewater discharge entered Cedar River

Officials say 150,000 gallons of wastewater entered the Cedar River after a power failure at a treatment plant in Cedar Falls. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the power failure was reported early Thursday morning.  A backup generator for…

posted 2014-10-02 13:37:12 by KXEL

Officials: Quarantined deer in Iowa had disease

Officials say more than 280 quarantined deer in north-central Iowa tested positive for a degenerative neurological disease. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship released the statistics Thursday on the herd, which were killed in August as part of…

posted 2014-10-02 12:21:07 by KXEL

Meth lab found in Waterloo house, 3 arrested

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people on drug charges and another on an outstanding warrant. On Wednesday, deputies received information of possible illegal drug activity at 502 Mobile Street in Waterloo.  Deputies conducted an investigation, obtained…

posted 2014-10-02 10:03:08 by KXEL

Report: 3 Iowa universities could shed HR, IT jobs

A consultant says Iowa's three public universities could save tens of millions of dollars in the coming years and eliminate up to 250 jobs by restructuring their administration. Recommendations released Thursday by Deloitte Consulting LLP call for changing or eliminating…

posted 2014-10-02 09:47:08 by KXEL

Cedar Falls police ask help in forgery case

Cedar Falls police are asking for the public’s assistance to help solve an on-going fraud investigation. The investigation has revealed that over $10,000 was fraudulently charged on stolen credit cards shortly after the victim’s car was burglarized on September 29th…

posted 2014-10-02 09:21:05 by KXEL

New trial date set for Casey Frederiksen

A trial date has been set for the 35-year-old man charged with killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. Casey Frederiksen will stand trial on March 2 for first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse. Frederiksen is charged in the…

posted 2014-10-02 09:14:10 by KXEL

Woman dies in Linn County crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly single-vehicle accident. Deputies were called to the 3800-block of Cottage Grove Road Southeast at 10:17 Wednesday morning. First responders found a car had gone off the road and struck a tree.…

posted 2014-10-02 07:53:48 by KXEL

ISU student found dead in apartment on campus

An Iowa State University student has been found dead in her apartment on campus, but authorities say no foul play is suspected. University police say the woman was found unresponsive Tuesday night in a University Village apartment on the Ames…

posted 2014-10-02 06:00:01 by KXEL

Group seeks to operate dog racing track in Dubuque

The Iowa Greyhound Association has formally requested a license to operate a dog racing track in Dubuque next year. An official from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says the license application was received Wednesday, the final day an application…

posted 2014-10-02 05:55:56 by KXEL

Iowa regents to consider restructuring IT, HR

A consultant is expected to release plans detailing how Iowa's three public universities could cut costs by restructuring how employees perform routine administrative functions. Deloitte Consulting LLP is expected to tell the Iowa Board of Regents about potential changes to…

posted 2014-10-02 05:53:26 by KXEL

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