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Man convicted in Dubuque slaying eligible for parole

A judge has ruled a man convicted in the 1991 stabbing death of a 70-year-old Dubuque woman is now eligible for parole. Sean Rhomberg was 15 when authorities say he stabbed Marion Carpenter in the neck with a knife during…

posted 2014-10-30 10:48:52 by KXEL

Marion seeks community input via online survey

The City of Marion is working to create a unified vision for the community; a vision that will bring new business and investment to the area, grow tourism and visitor spending, increase business revenues, and drive Marion's future. The next…

posted 2014-10-30 09:40:31 by KXEL

No injuries in Earlville business fire

Earlville authorities say no one was injured after an oven caused a manufacturing business to catch on fire. Earlville Mayor Dan Wheeler says about 25 to 30 people were evacuated Wednesday during the fire at the Mills Manufacturing Company.  Seven…

posted 2014-10-30 06:20:25 by KXEL

Hampton man banned from city council meetings

A northern Iowa city council has banned a resident from city buildings after it said he sent a threatening letter to elected officials and employees. The letter to the Hampton City Council requested that officials declare Aug. 18 as "Cookie…

posted 2014-10-30 06:19:20 by KXEL


Hillary Clinton campaigns with Braley

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Iowa Democrats to get out the vote for Senate candidate Bruce Braley, saying he has "proven he will get the job done." The former first lady, senator and secretary of state appeared before about 400…

posted 2014-10-29 20:36:38 by KXEL

Officials planning to connect eastern Iowa trails

Officials in two eastern Iowa counties are considering trail expansions that could one day be part of a trail stretching from the Waterloo area to Burlington. Johnson County officials want to expand six miles of eastern Iowa's Hoover Trail by…

posted 2014-10-29 20:35:35 by KXEL

Ex-Iowa coach releases, rebuts report

Several former Iowa women's field hockey players alleged they were pressured to play injured and sought therapy due to negative experiences under Coach Tracey Griesbaum. Griesbaum provided The Associated Press the university's summary of its previously confidential investigation, which led…

posted 2014-10-29 20:33:58 by KXEL

Drake $65 million expansion plan moving forward

Drake University says it is moving forward with a $65 million project that will include construction of two new buildings, renovation of four existing halls and the addition of new degree programs. Pending approval of final plans, construction could start…

posted 2014-10-29 20:32:24 by KXEL

Designs unveiled for Iowa City downtown project

Architects and engineers have unveiled proposals to improve downtown Iowa City that could cost more than $10 million. The plans were shown Tuesday inside of a hotel ballroom.  During the open house, Iowa City residents and business community members studied…

posted 2014-10-29 13:29:48 by KXEL

3 arrested for Big Discount Liquor robbery

Cedar Rapids police have arrested three men in connection with the armed robbery of Big Discount Liquor on Tuesday night. Two people with guns entered the store at 5427 Center Point Road NE shortly after 9 p.m., demanded money, and…

posted 2014-10-29 10:40:00 by KXEL

Durant forms committee to cut dog waste in parks

The Durant City Council has established a committee to offer proposals to reduce dog waste in the small eastern Iowa city's parks. If that effort doesn't succeed, officials say they'll move ahead with a proposed ban on pets in Durant's…

posted 2014-10-29 08:52:52 by KXEL

Resentencing set in 1992 Dubuque murder

A 38-year-old man is scheduled to be resentenced Wednesday for the 1992 slaying of a woman in Dubuque when he was a teenager. Court records say Sean Rhomberg was 16 when he was charged after the November 1992 killing of…

posted 2014-10-29 08:13:17 by KXEL