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2014-03-22

Des Moines police say officers shot SUV driver

Des Moines police say an SUV driver who tried to run down some officers has been shot. Officers were dispatched around 11:45 p.m. Thursday to check several reports of gunshots in a central Des Moines neighborhood.  The officers were checking…

posted 2014-03-22 07:21:27 by KXEL

Officials report fish kill in Iowa City

Officials say hundreds of dead fish will need to be removed from two ponds in an Iowa City neighborhood. The fish were recently discovered in two ponds in the Idyllwild neighborhood. Kurt Kimmerling, president of the neighborhood's homeowners association, says…

posted 2014-03-22 07:19:49 by KXEL

2014-03-21

State official denies Dotzler's allegations

A state official accused of improperly pressuring Iowa judges who hear unemployment cases to rule in favor of employers has issued a rebuttal. Teresa Wahlert, Iowa Workforce Development director, wrote a letter Thursday to the U.S. Department of Labor that…

posted 2014-03-21 14:18:45 by KXEL

Authorities rescue 2 boys from shifting ice

Authorities say two young brothers rescued from ice on the Des Moines River near Fort Dodge were not injured during the ordeal. The Fort Dodge Fire Department says the incident occurred Thursday afternoon near Hydro Electric Park.  The boys, ages…

posted 2014-03-21 12:55:37 by KXEL

Judge: Iowa City rental lease clauses are illegal

A judge says that numerous provisions commonly included in Iowa City apartment leases are illegal because they unfairly shift costs to tenants. Tuesday's ruling by Judge Douglas Russell is a major victory for the Iowa City Tenants' Project, which is…

posted 2014-03-21 10:08:42 by KXEL

Panel: Bisignano should stay on ballot

A panel of state officials has concluded that former state lawmaker Tony Bisignano should be allowed to run for the Iowa Senate. Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, and State Auditor Mary Mosiman considered a challenge…

posted 2014-03-21 10:07:22 by KXEL

Iowa City lawyer suspended for 6 months for deceit

The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of an Iowa City attorney who created false documents and lied to cover up a mistake. The court on Friday ordered the six-month suspension for Jeff McGinness, a member of the…

posted 2014-03-21 09:17:42 by KXEL

Former Masonville clerk pleads not guilty

A woman accused of stealing nearly $80,000 while working as town clerk for a northeast Iowa community has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud. Christine King's pleas to two fraud counts were entered Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. …

posted 2014-03-21 08:07:42 by KXEL

Trial scheduled in Iowa City toddler's death

A trial has been scheduled next year for a 22-year-old man accused in the beating death of a toddler in Iowa City. Jorge Perez is charged with two counts of child endangerment resulting in death.  The trial is set for…

posted 2014-03-21 07:15:57 by KXEL

Des Moines police say officers shot SUV driver

Des Moines police say an SUV driver who tried to run down some officers has been shot. A police news release says officers were dispatched around 11:45 p.m. Thursday to check several reports of gunshots in a central Des Moines…

posted 2014-03-21 05:25:41 by KXEL

Survey suggests slight growth for Midwest economy

An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose slightly above growth neutral in March, to 50.1, compared with 48.4 in…

posted 2014-03-21 04:31:46 by KXEL

Budget panel makes no change to revenue estimate

A panel of Iowa budget experts has predicted Thursday that tax revenue is substantially the same as its estimate in December, which means lawmakers will not need to change the assumptions they're using for the state budget. The Revenue Estimating…

posted 2014-03-21 04:30:52 by KXEL

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