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2014-03-29

Register files lawsuits to obtain state records

The Des Moines Register has filed two lawsuits in an effort to obtain records in two cases: An investigation into the mistreatment of youths at a former juvenile home and the stun-gun related death of a man in the custody…

posted 2014-03-29 20:37:41 by KXEL

Gutted Younkers building is asbestos contaminated

A state inspector says the fire-gutted Younkers building downtown is an asbestos-contaminated site and will require specialized removal. Tom Wuehr of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says that each of the building's floors are believed to have had asbestos…

posted 2014-03-29 20:35:23 by KXEL

Firefighters rescue boy from partially frozen pond

A boy was taken to a Dubuque hospital after repeatedly falling through ice on a partially frozen pond. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Ludescher says firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a pond at the Sisters of the Presentation center after receiving…

posted 2014-03-29 20:33:57 by KXEL

Cedar Falls teen injured in rollover crash

A Cedar Falls teen is hospitalized following a single-vehicle rollover crash Friday evening. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's office says it happened around 4:30 p.m. about four miles west of Dunkerton on East Dunkerton Road.  Investigators say 17-year-old Karlee Ann…

posted 2014-03-29 06:43:27 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man faces weapons charges

A Cedar Falls man faces multiple charges after authorities investigated a reports of shots being fired or a fireworks complaint. Cedar Falls police were sent to 2111 College Street at 10:07 Friday night.  Witnesses told officers that a man had…

posted 2014-03-29 06:37:00 by KXEL

Des Moines Water Works reports on water quality

Des Moines Water Works says recent testing has indicated a high level of a disinfectant byproduct in the drinking water, but it remains safe to consume and use. The water utility said in a news release Friday that a snap…

posted 2014-03-29 06:23:29 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers seek to protect elders from abuse

As Iowa's population ages, lawmakers are determining the best policies to protect the state's elderly population from financial exploitation and other abuses. U.S. Census data ranks Iowa ninth in the nation in the percentage of population age 65 or older,…

posted 2014-03-29 06:20:57 by KXEL

2014-03-28

Court: Woman fired by state should get job back

An Iowa woman who was fired from her position at the Polk County Clerk of Court's office in 2004 has won her job back in addition to lost wages and benefits. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower…

posted 2014-03-28 13:03:49 by KXEL

Drinking water advisories for Aplington

The Aplington Water Supply in Butler County recommends residents use an alternative source for drinking water or to boil tap water before drinking after the town lost pressure due to a leak in a water main Thursday. Only bottled water…

posted 2014-03-28 12:27:22 by KXEL

UI meeting launches major operations review

Iowa regents and outside consultants leading a major review of the state's three public universities are facing pointed questions from anxious University of Iowa employees. A town hall-style meeting in Iowa City on Friday marked the public launch of the…

posted 2014-03-28 12:05:38 by KXEL

Fort Dodge shelter uses donated buildings

Organizers behind a men's shelter in Fort Dodge say they're using two donated buildings to open a thrift store and a recovery ministry. Beacon of Hope says the newly acquired space will be used for a thrift store, offices and…

posted 2014-03-28 11:22:15 by KXEL

Community group takes ownership of Dougherty church

A nonprofit group is the new owner of the 142-year-old former St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the small northern Iowa community of Dougherty. An event is planned Sunday to mark the transfer of the church from the Archdiocese of Dubuque…

posted 2014-03-28 10:25:48 by KXEL

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