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Drake $65 million expansion plan moving forward

Drake University says it is moving forward with a $65 million project that will include construction of two new buildings, renovation of four existing halls and the addition of new degree programs. Pending approval of final plans, construction could start…

posted 2014-10-29 20:32:24 by KXEL

Designs unveiled for Iowa City downtown project

Architects and engineers have unveiled proposals to improve downtown Iowa City that could cost more than $10 million. The plans were shown Tuesday inside of a hotel ballroom.  During the open house, Iowa City residents and business community members studied…

posted 2014-10-29 13:29:48 by KXEL

3 arrested for Big Discount Liquor robbery

Cedar Rapids police have arrested three men in connection with the armed robbery of Big Discount Liquor on Tuesday night. Two people with guns entered the store at 5427 Center Point Road NE shortly after 9 p.m., demanded money, and…

posted 2014-10-29 10:40:00 by KXEL

Durant forms committee to cut dog waste in parks

The Durant City Council has established a committee to offer proposals to reduce dog waste in the small eastern Iowa city's parks. If that effort doesn't succeed, officials say they'll move ahead with a proposed ban on pets in Durant's…

posted 2014-10-29 08:52:52 by KXEL

Resentencing set in 1992 Dubuque murder

A 38-year-old man is scheduled to be resentenced Wednesday for the 1992 slaying of a woman in Dubuque when he was a teenager. Court records say Sean Rhomberg was 16 when he was charged after the November 1992 killing of…

posted 2014-10-29 08:13:17 by KXEL

Solon man fired after filming speeding school van

A Solon man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company. Jay Shipley says that TruGreen Lawn Care fired him for recording the incident while he was driving…

posted 2014-10-29 07:24:12 by KXEL

DNR looks into manure spill near Williams

Officials are investigating a manure spill in north-central Iowa caused by a pipeline break. The state Department of Natural Resources says the spill was discovered Monday by a farmer harvesting corn near Williams in Hamilton County.  The farmer reported finding…

posted 2014-10-29 06:51:01 by KXEL

Authorities investigate train collision in Osage

Authorities say they're investigating the cause of a train collision in Osage involving a grain truck. Lt. Jeremiah Johnson of the Osage Police Department says the Canadian National Railway train hit the vehicle Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Johnson…

posted 2014-10-29 06:49:28 by KXEL

Hillary Clinton to campaign with Braley

Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in Iowa as the election nears. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state planned to appear Wednesday at events in Cedar Rapids and Davenport.  She was expected…

posted 2014-10-29 06:48:23 by KXEL

Iowa home health care company records probed

Company officials say federal agents are investigating records seized from Iowa Home Care offices in West Des Moines, Clive and Fort Dodge. Agents from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were seen…

posted 2014-10-29 06:47:00 by KXEL

Three injured in pickup-semi collision

Three men were injured Tuesday when a semi-tractor trailer struck a pickup truck on Jesup Road. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says all three men were inside a pickup truck being driven by 70-year-old James Schmitz of rural Jesup. …

posted 2014-10-29 06:21:18 by KXEL


Horse tracks suspend simulcast signals to Dubuque

Several horse racing tracks in Kentucky have suspended simulcast signals to Dubuque, months after a group representing horse owners in Iowa raised concerns about recent greyhound racing legislation. It's unclear what led to the suspension about two months ago of…

posted 2014-10-28 12:36:43 by KXEL