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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

Iowa State prof to appeal firing recommendation

An Iowa State University math professor says he'll appeal a judge's recommendation that he be fired for poor performance. Moulay Tidriri says he'll submit the appeal to ISU President Steven Leath soon.  Legal briefs filed in September detail his claims…

posted 2014-11-14 08:48:45 by KXEL

Teen charged in Cedar Falls arson case

Cedar Falls police have made an arrest in an arson case from October 30th. Officers arrested 17-year-old Muhammad F. Bhatti of Cedar Falls on a charge of third-degree arson. Police allege that Bhatti intentionally started a pile of leaves on…

posted 2014-11-14 06:28:00 by KXEL

Denver teen injured in rollover accident

A Denver teenager suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday morning. At 7:24 a.m., Bremer County Sheriff's deputies responded to an accident in the 25-hundred block of Highway 218 south of Waverly. The driver, 16-year-old Natalie Fober, was…

posted 2014-11-14 05:57:13 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man hit, killed on I-380 off-ramp

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car on an interstate off-ramp in Cedar Rapids Thursday night. Officials say 34-year-old Jesse Philip Eaton of Cedar Rapids was killed…

posted 2014-11-14 05:51:49 by KXEL


Iowa Workforce judge files formal union complaint

An Iowa Workforce Development judge ordered demoted last week by an arbitrator has filed a formal complaint saying local union officials failed to protect her rights as a union member. Teresa Hillary, an administrative law judge, wants the American Federation…

posted 2014-11-13 13:43:23 by KXEL

Prof: UI withholds embarrassing athletics info

A University of Iowa professor says she believes the university is improperly withholding documents that contain "quite embarrassing" information about its management of the women's field hockey program. The university this month released emails related to the firing of longtime…

posted 2014-11-13 13:32:03 by KXEL

Gaming commission OKs license for Iowa dog racing

A trade group has been given the greenlight to move ahead with plans to keep dog racing alive in Iowa. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved a racetrack license for pari-mutuel wagering on Thursday to the Iowa Greyhound Association. …

posted 2014-11-13 11:36:42 by KXEL

Group says uninsured patient figures dropped

The Iowa Hospital Association says the number of patients without health insurance has plunged, largely because the state has expanded its Medicaid program. Hospital leaders say in the first six months of this year, the number of uninsured people treated…

posted 2014-11-13 11:35:42 by KXEL