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Attorneys want to limit info in Tama slaying trial

Attorneys on both sides of Dustin Jefferson's murder case want to limit what information jurors will hear when his trial begins next month. Authorities say the 39-year-old Jefferson either killed or helped kill his wife, Kerry O'Clair Jefferson.  She died…

posted 2014-11-15 14:23:42 by KXEL

Second health insurance enrollment underway

The second open enrollment period for buying health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act started Saturday. Here are some things to know about the health care enrollment process in Iowa: TIMELINE The second enrollment period to buy insurance on…

posted 2014-11-15 08:21:02 by KXEL

Semi rollover causes Highway 30 detour

The on-ramp from southbound Highway 13 to eastbound Highway 30 in Linn County was closed for several hours Friday night due to an accident. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a semi driven by 50-year-old Leroy Reyes of Harlingen, Texas…

posted 2014-11-15 07:45:30 by KXEL

Dubuque Police investigate overnight shooting

Police are investigating an overnight shooting at a Dubuque bar. Officers were called to The Mad Hatter at 1902 Central Avenue shortly before 2:00 A.M. Saturday. Officials say two people were injured.  Their wounds were described as non-life threatening. Police…

posted 2014-11-15 07:38:47 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids leaf collection starting to catch up

The City of Cedar Rapids Leaf Vacuum Collection Program has started to catch up. The crews completed collection of the orange group yesterday and collected leaves from the green Monday and Tuesday routes today.  Leaf vacuum trucks will continue to…

posted 2014-11-14 19:33:00 by KXEL

Record passenger numbers at Eastern Iowa Airport

Officials at the Eastern Iowa Airport say they're continuing to see record passenger traffic. Since December 2013, the airport has seen between 90,000-100,000 passengers each month. The busiest month was March 2013, when they saw 109,653 passengers. “This is the…

posted 2014-11-14 19:29:19 by KXEL

Facebook launches data center in Altoona

Facebook has officially launched a data center in central Iowa. The social media giant opened its doors Friday to showcase its 476,000-square-foot facility in Altoona, just outside of Des Moines.  A second data center is under construction next door. The…

posted 2014-11-14 18:43:21 by KXEL

Disturbance prompts English Valley school lockdown

The English Valley Elementary school in North English has implemented a lockdown and security measures after a man who appeared intoxicated and claimed to have a knife caused a disturbance in the school's office. The Iowa County sheriff's office says…

posted 2014-11-14 16:38:12 by KXEL

UNI conducts annual emergency exercise

The University of Northern Iowa conducted its annual emergency exercise on Saturday, Nov. 8. The exercise simulated a chemical spill in an academic building and evaluated emergency response to the incident. Participants included UNI Public Safety, UNI Environmental Health and…

posted 2014-11-14 15:18:32 by KXEL

Board of Regents moves forward with TIER study

The Iowa Board of Regents today voted to implement the eight remaining administrative business cases presented by Deloitte, the consulting firm hired to improve efficiency on the three university campuses. The business cases outline potential savings in Human Resources, Finance,…

posted 2014-11-14 14:32:12 by KXEL

3-month health care sign-up period starts Saturday

The sign up period to get benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul kicks off Saturday. The second enrollment period to get benefits starts Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15.  A poorly functioning website and public confusion caused…

posted 2014-11-14 10:40:46 by KXEL

Dubuque city panel to consider easing dog ban

A Dubuque city committee is considering easing the city's ban on dogs in parks. Most city parks are currently pet-free zones.  Leashed dogs would be allowed in most recreational areas if a proposed ordinance amendment from the city's Parks and…

posted 2014-11-14 10:33:15 by KXEL