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2014-04-05

Waterloo woman pleads guilty in stabbing death

A 40-year-old Waterloo woman has pleaded guilty in the 2013 stabbing death of her former boyfriend. Keisha Lesha Magee pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder for the death of 28-year-old John Ladell Bass. Magee had been charged with first-degree murder…

posted 2014-04-05 06:40:47 by KXEL

Broadband bill could strip local authority

A bill intended to expand broadband access to rural Iowans also includes language that could limit the ability of local governments to regulate the placement of cell towers. Both the state Senate and House are wrangling with details on the…

posted 2014-04-05 06:39:34 by KXEL

2014-04-04

Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack says there was no money paid to anyone during his administration to keep quiet and he's unconvinced there were confidential settlements with workers. Vilsack, now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, told reporters Friday after being interviewed…

posted 2014-04-04 14:09:00 by KXEL

Vilsack: Ag economy remains strong due to exports

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. Vilsack, in an interview Friday for…

posted 2014-04-04 14:07:29 by KXEL

Dubuque medical group donates funds to schools

A Dubuque medical group has donated $150,000 to help high school students pursue careers in health care. The Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque says $50,000 each will be given to three area high schools over the next three years.…

posted 2014-04-04 12:13:54 by KXEL

'American Gothic' figures will look over Iowa State Fair

The iconic figures in Grant Wood's painting "American Gothic" have taken up temporary residence at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. A 25-foot-tall replica of the farmer and his daughter will remain at the fairgrounds in east Des Moines for the next…

posted 2014-04-04 10:37:41 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court adopts new media rules for courtrooms

A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission. The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday approved updates to the rules governing news media coverage…

posted 2014-04-04 10:36:34 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court to review key voting rights case

In a key voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will decide whether a state senate candidate convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor is eligible to hold office. The court granted a request Thursday to hear the case in which primary…

posted 2014-04-04 09:38:12 by KXEL

School worker sought in bathroom camera case

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old elementary school worker accused of placing hidden video recording devices in a girls' bathroom at the school. Police issued a warrant for Ian Dishon Isabel, charging him with three counts of…

posted 2014-04-04 09:36:45 by KXEL

Law enforcement officers to take "Polar Plunge"

Local law enforcement officers from Waterloo Police, Cedar Falls Police and the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual Polar Plunge at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo on Saturday, April 5 to raise money for…

posted 2014-04-04 08:34:48 by KXEL

Waterloo garbage collection cancelled

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department has cancelled today's garbage collection due to high winds Friday routes have been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th.  Please have your garbage carts at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. Monday.…

posted 2014-04-04 08:07:52 by KXEL

US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday.  Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed increase…

posted 2014-04-04 06:57:26 by KXEL

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