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2014-04-02

GOP Senate hopefuls unite in opposition to Braley

Four Iowa Republicans running for U.S. Senate are debating higher education costs, health care and the federal debt at a forum at Iowa State University. Radio host Sam Clovis, state Sen. Joni Ernst, businessman Scott Schaben and former U.S. Attorney…

posted 2014-04-02 20:57:09 by KXEL

Iowa City man accused of exposing himself to kids

An Iowa City man has been accused of exposing himself to elementary school students. City officials say 46-year-old Anthony Lee Hudson was taken into custody Wednesday.  He faces four counts of indecent exposure. Hudson is accused of masturbating Tuesday in…

posted 2014-04-02 20:53:58 by KXEL

Cause of car fire linked to developer a mystery

An investigator says it's unclear what caused the fire that destroyed the car in which a prominent Iowa developer was found dead Sunday. Ron Humphrey of the Iowa Fire Marshal's Office says investigators found no definitive evidence in the burned-out…

posted 2014-04-02 14:07:04 by KXEL

Iowa doesn't notify workers on do-not-rehire list

A spokesman says Iowa's executive branch no longer tells fired workers when they are added to the state's "do-not-rehire list" and waits to break the bad news only if they ever apply for another state job. Department of Administrative Services…

posted 2014-04-02 13:02:52 by KXEL

Sewage sludge released from storage tank in Cresco

Approximately 2,000 gallons of sewage sludge was released to an unnamed tributary to Silver Creek from a storage tank at the Cresco wastewater treatment plant yesterday in Howard County when a transfer valve broke. The Cresco wastewater treatment plant is…

posted 2014-04-02 09:48:25 by KXEL

Man accused of firing gun in Des Moines

A 23-year-old Des Moines man has been arrested, accused of firing a gun at another man in a southeast neighborhood parking lot. Max Ryan Hendricks was arrested Sunday on suspicion of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and of carrying weapons.…

posted 2014-04-02 09:36:09 by KXEL

Kansas man sentenced in Iowa for stolen calculators

A Kansas man has been sentenced in Iowa to more than two years in federal prison for stealing hundreds of scientific calculators in various states and shipping them to New York City to fence. The U.S. Attorney's Office for northern…

posted 2014-04-02 06:48:28 by KXEL

Iowa launches effort to reduce fatal crashes

Authorities are launching an effort to reduce fatal crashes on Iowa's secondary rural roads. The Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau announced the effort, which began Tuesday and continues through Sept. 30, 2015. The program will focus on rural secondary roads in…

posted 2014-04-02 06:46:26 by KXEL

Federal investigators go inside burned Younkers building

Federal investigators have gotten their first look inside a downtown Des Moines building gutted by fire over the weekend. Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were in the building's west side on Tuesday. That section of…

posted 2014-04-02 06:26:33 by KXEL

2 Iowa men sentenced on child porn convictions

Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate child pornography convictions. The U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Iowa says 21-year-old Jason Smith of Cedar Rapids was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty…

posted 2014-04-02 06:25:38 by KXEL

2014-04-01

Some UNI students unhappy with Iowa ad in paper

A University of Iowa advertisement placed in the University of Northern Iowa student newspaper has sparked surprise and some criticism. The ad in The Northern Iowan newspaper last week prompted enough criticism that the paper published an editorial Monday explaining…

posted 2014-04-01 20:45:22 by KXEL

Iowa Senate rejects protective order bill changes

The Iowa Senate has voted against a provision to add property of emotional value to domestic abuse protective orders, instead choosing to adhere to original legislation which only allowed the inclusion of pets. The Senate rejected a House amendment Tuesday…

posted 2014-04-01 20:43:51 by KXEL

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