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2014-11-05

Blum beats Murphy for NE Iowa's 1st district seat

Republican businessman Rod Blum has been elected in northeast Iowa's 1st district, beating longtime Democratic state Rep. Pat Murphy. Voters elected Blum on Tuesday to fill the seat held for four terms by Democrat Bruce Braley, who opted to run…

posted 2014-11-05 05:26:45 by KXEL

Republicans win majority in Iowa House

Iowa Republicans are hanging onto their majority in the state House. All 100 House members stand for election every two years, and voters on Tuesday elected enough Republicans for the GOP to extend its control.  The party has held a…

posted 2014-11-05 05:26:10 by KXEL

Republican Pate returns as Iowa secretary of state

Republican Paul Pate is returning as secretary of state, 16 years after he last held the office. Voters Tuesday elected Pate over Democrat Brad Anderson.  He'll take an office held for the past four years by Republican Matt Schultz, who…

posted 2014-11-05 05:25:23 by KXEL

Democrats keep majority in Iowa Senate

Democrats have hung onto their small majority in the state Senate, again giving the party the ability to influence policy from Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and the GOP-controlled state House. Voters Tuesday kept Democrats in control of the 50-seat Senate…

posted 2014-11-05 05:24:41 by KXEL

Exit poll: Iowa voters worried about US economy

A look at voters' views in Tuesday's elections, according to data from exit polling conducted in Iowa for The Associated Press and the television networks: HOW ERNST WON: Voters age 45 and older favored Republican Joni Ernst over Democrat Bruce…

posted 2014-11-05 05:24:01 by KXEL

Armed robbery at Cedar Falls Dollar General

Cedar Falls Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General at 2921 Center Street. A store employee reported the robbery to the Black Hawk County Dispatch Center at 8:22 p.m.  The employee told police that the store was…

posted 2014-11-05 05:22:59 by KXEL

2014-11-04

Fire prompts Olin school evacuation, voters moved

A fire at an eastern Iowa elementary school has prompted evacuation of the building and relocation of a polling place on election day. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver says the small fire was reported Tuesday afternoon at Olin Elementary School.…

posted 2014-11-04 20:12:55 by KXEL

Task force recommends new student testing in Iowa

An education task force says it will present Iowa lawmakers with recommendations for implementing new state testing for students. The Assessment Task Force said Tuesday it was endorsing the Smarter Balanced assessments for public and accredited nonpublic schools starting with…

posted 2014-11-04 20:10:53 by KXEL

Marshalltown cancer center proposal rejected

A state council has denied the approval of a certificate sought by a new Marshalltown hospital to operate a cancer treatment center. The State Health Facilities Council voted 3-1 to deny the certificate for the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. …

posted 2014-11-04 14:07:44 by KXEL

Tronca charged with first-degree murder

The owner of a Waterloo auto repair shop has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge. The case against 43-year-old Anthony Albert Tronca was filed Tuesday in Black Hawk County District Court. On September 9th, Waterloo police received a missing…

posted 2014-11-04 13:03:28 by KXEL

Braley accompanies mother to vote in Brooklyn

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley accompanied his mother, Marcia, to vote at a community center in Brooklyn. Braley says he's focused on "core issues" in the final hours of the campaign, letting voters he wants to raise the minimum wage…

posted 2014-11-04 12:50:59 by KXEL

GOP Senate candidate Ernst votes in Red Oak

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst cast her vote in the southwest Iowa city of Red Oak. Accompanied by her husband, Gail, Ernst voted early Tuesday at a Red Oak fire station. Later in the day, she planned to attend…

posted 2014-11-04 12:21:39 by KXEL

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