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2014-03-19

Ex-Hampton doctor found guilty of violating probation

A former Iowa doctor convicted of sexual exploitation has been found guilty of violating his probation. The sentencing for 40-year-old Brian Hansen is scheduled for April 14.  Court records say he was convicted Tuesday of violating a probation provision that…

posted 2014-03-19 08:18:20 by KXEL

Des Moines suburb drops suit over traffic cameras

The Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights has dropped its lawsuit over traffic cameras. The city was challenging the Iowa Department of Transportation's refusal to allow certain automated traffic cameras in Windsor Heights.  The city sued in November 2012. City…

posted 2014-03-19 06:58:47 by KXEL

Coggon man dies in farm accident

A Coggon man has died in a farm accident. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the accident that killed 75-year-old Donald Reilly happened Monday afternoon but was not reported until Tuesday evening. Deputies were sent to a farm at 3325…

posted 2014-03-19 06:22:21 by KXEL

Iowa officials say 2013 was year of safe hunting

Iowa officials say 2013 was another year of safe hunting in the state. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says no fatalities were recorded last year during hunting seasons.  However, there were 11 injuries and six cases of property damage.…

posted 2014-03-19 05:24:39 by KXEL

Branstad group to meet privately on deals probe

Gov. Terry Branstad's work group appointed to investigate secret settlements with former state employees plans to meet behind closed doors. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced formation of the work group on Monday.  On Tuesday the governor's spokesman, Jimmy Centers, said…

posted 2014-03-19 05:23:26 by KXEL

2014-03-18

Judge releases Iowa murder defendant to Minn. home

A judge says a cancer-stricken 73-year-old man accused of killing his wife in 1997 can leave an Iowa prison and live at his Minnesota home until trial. Judge Paul Miller ruled Tuesday that John Bloomfield will be on house arrest…

posted 2014-03-18 20:48:09 by KXEL

Iowa House OKs bill to encourage radon testing

The Iowa House has approved a bill that would require state educators to provide schools with information on radon safety and encourage them to test for the gas. Lawmakers voted Tuesday 99-1 in favor of the measure. It now returns…

posted 2014-03-18 20:47:22 by KXEL

Iowa House clears amended kidnapping legislation

The Iowa House has overwhelmingly passed legislation that aims to increase penalties for offenders in kidnapping cases involving minors. Lawmakers approved the measure Tuesday on a 96-3 vote. It now returns to the Senate for final consideration. The bill as…

posted 2014-03-18 20:46:01 by KXEL

Blaze damages buildings in Marquette

Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire that damaged or destroyed several businesses and homes in the northeast Iowa community of Marquette. Firefighters from eight area departments battled the blaze for hours after it was first reported Monday…

posted 2014-03-18 20:42:01 by KXEL

Senator seeks secret state settlement records

A state senator from Des Moines has asked Gov. Terry Branstad to turn over public documents related to settlements reached with employees who were laid off then paid to sign agreements to keep it quiet. Sen. Janet Petersen, a Des…

posted 2014-03-18 14:08:19 by KXEL

Fire at Hills vet clinic kills 2 animals

An early morning fire at a veterinary clinic near Iowa City has killed two animals. Fire crews say they responded to a call early Tuesday about a fire at Animal Haven Veterinary Hospital in Hills.  A dog and a cat,…

posted 2014-03-18 12:59:21 by KXEL

Iowa Senate approves anti-bullying bill

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have approved a measure aimed at establishing more anti-bullying efforts in schools across the state. The Democratic-majority Senate narrowly cleared the bill Tuesday in a straight party-line vote, 26-19.  The legislation now goes to the…

posted 2014-03-18 12:06:01 by KXEL

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