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2014-04-09

State to pay $125,000 to ex-UNI worker to end suit

Iowa's executive branch has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former University of Northern Iowa employee who claimed she suffered discrimination and retaliation. The State Appeal Board approved a settlement Monday between the state and Dianne Bascom, a former account…

posted 2014-04-09 10:06:47 by KXEL

NORAD plans military exercise in sky over central Iowa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says it will hold an exercise Wednesday in the sky over central Iowa. The flights are scheduled to take place between Fort Dodge and Waterloo.  People may notice low-flying fighter jets near military or…

posted 2014-04-09 07:58:21 by KXEL

Iowa City schools plan $3.6 million in program cuts

Iowa City schools will be losing some programs as the district cuts $3.6 million in spending. Iowa City Community School District leaders announced the changes on Tuesday.  Programs to be eliminated include seventh-grade football, seventh-grade foreign language, German language classes,…

posted 2014-04-09 06:48:50 by KXEL

Teen injured in crash near Dunkerton

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says two people were injured in a crash at a rural intersection between Dunkerton and Denver Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say the crash was reported at 1:24 p.m. at the intersection of West Dunkerton and…

posted 2014-04-09 06:20:09 by KXEL

Drake business school gives up accreditation

Drake University's business school leaders have decided to give up an accreditation for a year. Officials at the Des Moines school intend to reapply in spring 2015 to the accrediting body, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Drake…

posted 2014-04-09 05:49:54 by KXEL

Police: 1 hurt in Iowa State VEISHA disturbance

An annual celebration at Iowa State University has gotten out of hand with a rowdy crowd overturning cars and knocking down light poles, seriously injuring one student.   Police say the crowd began massing late last night in the Campustown…

posted 2014-04-09 04:35:14 by KXEL

2014-04-08

Branstad fires DAS director after emails show payments

The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services has been fired after a former employee's attorney forwarded to lawmakers emails that clearly show the state paid money to the woman for secrecy. Mike Carroll, who was appointed by Branstad…

posted 2014-04-08 20:54:57 by KXEL

Iowa House gives human trafficking bill final OK

The Iowa House has granted final approval for a bill meant to crack down on prostitution and pimping including minors. The House unanimously voted Tuesday to pass the bill and send it to Gov. Terry Branstad. The final version includes…

posted 2014-04-08 20:50:52 by KXEL

3 Des Moines police officers cleared in shooting

Authorities say three Des Moines police officers have been cleared in an officer-involved shooting. Sgt. Chad Nicolino, Senior Police Officer Andrew Becker and Officer Seth Arganbright have returned to work.  They were on administrative leave following the March 21 shooting.…

posted 2014-04-08 20:49:08 by KXEL

Huckabee headlining conservative event in Iowa

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is headlining a conservative event in suburban Des Moines, after meeting privately with past campaign aides in the leadoff caucus state. The 2008 Republican presidential caucus winner is among several GOP and social conservative speakers…

posted 2014-04-08 20:46:43 by KXEL

Iowa House prevents DOT budget from settlement use

Lawmakers in the Iowa House have again adopted an amendment to a budget bill to prevent appropriated money from being used for payments on confidential settlement agreements. When debating the transportation appropriation bill Tuesday, the House passed the amendment, 96-0. …

posted 2014-04-08 15:13:38 by KXEL

Iowa City officials seek ideas to redesign park

Officials in Iowa City are seeking ideas to redesign a popular park after flooding last summer left it strewn with sand and debris. Iowa City Parks and Recreation Director Mike Moran says officials will request proposals this month for a…

posted 2014-04-08 15:12:28 by KXEL

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