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2014-07-25

King heading to Texas for border discussions

Iowa Congressman Steve King says he'll travel to Texas this weekend to learn more about a surge in unaccompanied children from other countries who are entering the U.S. King announced he'll accompany Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on Friday on…

posted 2014-07-25 16:40:05 by KXEL

Cambridge man convicted in wife's shooting

A Cambridge man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in April. A jury in Nevada returned the verdict convicting Jeremy Cory Friday afternoon Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes says jurors deliberated about 4…

posted 2014-07-25 16:38:31 by KXEL

Cook-Morrissey pleads guilty to drug charges

The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has pleaded guilty to drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison.…

posted 2014-07-25 13:23:10 by KXEL

Man charged in Cedar Rapids shooting incident

A man is in custody following an early morning shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids. Police say a house at 1435 5th Avenue SE was struck by four shots shortly after 4:00 Friday morning.  No injuries were reported. As part of…

posted 2014-07-25 12:29:53 by KXEL

Man seeks court order to preach at Iowa State Fair

A Des Moines man is awaiting a federal judge's ruling to determine whether he can preach at the Iowa State Fair this year without getting into trouble. Jason Powell wants a judge to order fair officials to allow him to…

posted 2014-07-25 12:06:47 by KXEL

Former Waterloo counselor admits billings fraud

A 46-year-old Waterloo man has pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent bills for his counseling services. Anthony Thomas entered his plea Thursday.  He admitted in Black Hawk County District Court that he submitted more than $2,400 in fraudulent bills to Magellan…

posted 2014-07-25 10:29:35 by KXEL

Foreman calls Techel murder case a 'slam dunk'

The foreman of a jury that convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife says the prosecution's case was a "slam dunk" even if the investigation had flaws. Thom Nelson told The Associated Press that the evidence showed "there…

posted 2014-07-25 10:28:17 by KXEL

Thieves strike Habitat for Humanity group in Dubuque

Tools worth more than $3,800 were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Iowa. Last week's burglary occurred at the latest site in Dubuque the homebuilding charity was working on.  The theft has left one of the local…

posted 2014-07-25 08:47:41 by KXEL

Downtown Cedar Rapids park to get facelift

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will begin construction next week on Riverfront Park, along First Street SW, between Second and Third Avenues. The project will eliminate crumbling concrete infrastructure to create more useable park space along the riverfront…

posted 2014-07-25 08:39:18 by KXEL

University of Iowa bans restroom videos suspect

University of Iowa police have identified a university employee as the person suspected of placing a video camera on the floor of a restroom and recording scenes there. The camera was found June 4 in the University Capitol Centre's Information…

posted 2014-07-25 08:18:40 by KXEL

Gaming panel sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. Kopecky says he wants a court to force the commission to reconsider its decision and approve a…

posted 2014-07-25 06:27:22 by KXEL

Manure odor biofilters topic of Iowa conference

The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University. The Biofilter Conference on Aug. 20 is aimed at producers and managers of animal feeding operations…

posted 2014-07-25 05:18:35 by KXEL

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