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Ernst concludes Senate campaign with cash advantage

Republican Joni Ernst is concluding the Iowa Senate race with a significant cash advantage over Democrat Bruce Braley. Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Ernst pulled in about $1.4 million between Oct. 1 and Oct 15. …

posted 2014-10-31 13:59:14 by KXEL

Des Moines facing lawsuit over bedbugs

A class-action lawsuit has been filed accusing the city of Des Moines of not properly handling an extended bedbug infestation at a housing complex. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday. It claims the city's public housing agency put Royal View Manor…

posted 2014-10-31 13:14:27 by KXEL

Park excavation sheds light on early Iowa settlers

State archeologists have excavated part of an Iowa City park after workers turned up antique artifacts. In January, contractors doing flood mitigation work at Hubbard Park near the University of Iowa campus discovered the relics that included marbles, coins and…

posted 2014-10-31 13:13:08 by KXEL

2 charged in pursuit, hit and run

Cedar Rapids police arrested two people after a pursuit and hit and run in southwest Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon. Officers attempted to stop a minivan in the 2100 block of 6th Street SW at 1:38 p.m. for an expired registration. …

posted 2014-10-31 10:54:07 by KXEL

House fire in Evandale under investigation

The Evansdale Fire Department is investigating what caused a house fire Thursday night. Firefighters responded to a fire at 140 Hansen Drive at about 10:30 p.m. Fire Chief Kent Smock said when firefighters arrived on the scene, the houses occupants…

posted 2014-10-31 10:50:09 by KXEL

Police investigate robbery at Waterloo laundromat

Waterloo police are investigating the report of robbery Thursday night at a laundromat. Police were called to Metro Laundry at 914 West Fifth Street at 7:26 p.m. Police reports indicate a black male in his late teens or early 20s…

posted 2014-10-31 10:43:11 by KXEL

Ernst bus hits deer in southern Iowa

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst had to send her campaign bus for repairs this week after it hit a deer in southeast Iowa. At a campaign stop Friday in West Des Moines, Ernst said the bus hit the deer…

posted 2014-10-31 10:20:54 by KXEL

Ex-Iowa coach, administrator confirm relationship

A top University of Iowa athletic administrator and the college's recently fired women's field hockey coach say their long-standing relationship was not a conflict of interest. The relationship between senior associate athletics director Jane Meyer and coach Tracey Griesbaum has…

posted 2014-10-31 06:56:58 by KXEL

Citigroup to lay off 370 Des Moines area workers

Citigroup says it plans to lay off 370 employees in the Des Moines area by the middle of next year. The company says the decision came from "ongoing efforts" to increase efficiency of its operations. Affected employees come from the…

posted 2014-10-31 06:55:08 by KXEL

GOP gathers voting, recount data in Iowa

With Election Day just around the corner in the competitive Iowa Senate race, Republicans are requesting information from state and local voting officials about polling places, voting rules and recount procedures. The GOP says it just wants to be prepared…

posted 2014-10-31 06:54:23 by KXEL

Charles City man dies in highway crash

Iowa troopers say one person has died and another has been injured after a van crashed into a construction vehicle on a highway. The Iowa State Patrol reports Tom Frerichs of Charles City died Thursday after the van he was…

posted 2014-10-31 06:51:02 by KXEL

Driver gets 75 years for fatal Benton County crash

A Texas driver who killed two adults and a toddler in an Iowa crash has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. A judge delivered the sentence to 40-year-old Raul Salazar on Thursday.  Salazar pleaded guilty in September to three…

posted 2014-10-31 06:49:49 by KXEL