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Washington day care owner gets 4 days in jail

An Iowa woman charged with restraining children in car seats at her in-home day care has been sentenced to four days in jail. A Washington County judge sentenced 48-year-old Debra Crawford to the jail time and two years of supervised…

posted 2014-10-02 05:51:12 by KXEL

Two charged in Manchester meth investigation

Suspicious activity led Manchester police to arrest two people on a variety of drug charges. Officers investigated a car in the 200 block of South Franklin Street Wednesday morning.  Evidence gathered there led investigators to search an apartment at 222…

posted 2014-10-02 05:49:31 by KXEL


Uncovered video delays trial in Waterloo shooting

The discovery of surveillance video that might hold clues in a June grocery store parking lot shooting in Waterloo has postponed the trial of the man charged in the case. Antonio Deshawn Hutchins, 33, will now face trial on Jan.…

posted 2014-10-01 10:28:51 by KXEL

Charges dropped in HIV transmission case

Prosecutors are dropping criminal transmission of HIV charges against an Iowa man saying they cannot proceed with prosecution after the Iowa Supreme Court in June threw out his conviction. Court records show the Black Hawk County attorney's office filed a…

posted 2014-10-01 10:05:36 by KXEL

Group wants investigation of UI research rabbit deaths

An animal welfare group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the death of four rabbits used for research at the University of Iowa. A USDA routine inspection report from August found four rabbits died in June during…

posted 2014-10-01 08:38:02 by KXEL

Resentencing date pushed back for Concepcion

The resentencing of a Floyd County man convicted of killing his cousin as a teenager has been postponed. Sentencing for Edgar Concepcion Jr., which had been set for Wednesday, has been pushed back to Monday at the Floyd County District…

posted 2014-10-01 06:53:33 by KXEL

Iowa City school diversion program up and running

A new juvenile justice diversion program for students in the Iowa City Community School District is now up and running. The program was implemented about a month ago. Students in the school district facing a first-time disorderly conduct charge on…

posted 2014-10-01 06:52:24 by KXEL

Man accused of threatening children has trial set

Trial has been set for a 48-year-old Charles City man accused of making threatening statements against schoolchildren. Loren Todd Saxon will stand trial on Oct. 16 in Floyd County District Court for allegedly threatening to shoot children. Saxon pleaded not…

posted 2014-10-01 05:52:21 by KXEL


Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

An eastern Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including vehicular homicide in connection to a crash that killed four teenagers in August. Joseph Connolly of Holy Cross submitted a written plea to Dubuque District Court on Friday.…

posted 2014-09-30 20:40:28 by KXEL

Senate Oversight panel approves 18 recommendations

The Senate Government Oversight Committee has voted to pass 18 recommendations to the Iowa Legislature for consideration next year including a ban on secret settlement agreements and expanded whistleblower protection. The committee of three Democrats and two Republicans voted 3-2…

posted 2014-09-30 13:27:45 by KXEL

AG's office says Templeton Rye lawsuit can proceed

The Iowa attorney general's office says a lawsuit alleging whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed. A state law requires the Iowa attorney general's office to evaluate the lawsuit and determine if the claims have validity to move forward…

posted 2014-09-30 11:33:44 by KXEL

Hatch campaign not running television ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch isn't running any television ads in Iowa, but an aide insists that isn't a sign the campaign is out of money. After Gov. Terry Branstad's campaign issued a news release Tuesday about ads, Hatch campaign…

posted 2014-09-30 11:31:10 by KXEL