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Waterloo cancels Wednesday garbage collection

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department has cancelled garbage collection for today due to high winds. Wednesday routes have been rescheduled for Saturday, April 19th. Please have your garbage carts at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m.…

posted 2014-04-16 08:20:28 by KXEL

Ex-Hampton doctor gets jail for violating probation

A former Hampton doctor convicted of sexual exploitation has been given jail time for violating his probation. Forty-one-year-old Brian Hansen was found in contempt of court on Monday in Franklin County District Court.  He'd violated a probation provision that barred…

posted 2014-04-16 08:07:46 by KXEL

Car hits Waterloo house, driver charged with OWI

A Waterloo man faces a drunk driving charge after he lost control of his car Monday morning and struck a house. Waterloo police say 28-year-old Lorane Burgess was driving south on West 11th Street about 3 a.m. when he apparently…

posted 2014-04-16 07:22:04 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closed today

Due to projected windy conditions, the Black Hawk County Landfill in Waterloo will be closed today. Winds exceeding 30 miles per hour will cause unsafe dumping conditions, so the landfill will be closed to all loads today.

posted 2014-04-16 07:19:37 by KXEL

West Branch day care worker pleads guilty to child porn

A 22-year-old day care worker in West Branch has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography. Prosecutors say Brady Verlo made his plea Monday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.  Verlo admitted that he distributed the porn between June and December…

posted 2014-04-16 06:26:48 by KXEL

Iowa City fire damages several businesses

Several businesses have been damaged by a fire that ripped through a commercial building in Iowa City. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday to the 16,000-square-foot metal warehouse on the southeast side of the city.  No injuries have been…

posted 2014-04-16 05:45:27 by KXEL


Iowa DNR says it erred in prescribed burn

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it failed to follow protocol during a prescribed burn that spread and damaged some properties in Benton County. The department says officials failed to contact the National Weather Service about conditions for Benton…

posted 2014-04-15 20:13:46 by KXEL

Court: Bisignano can seek office despite conviction

The Iowa Supreme Court says a Des Moines man can run for state Senate despite efforts by his primary opponent to have him disqualified. Tony Bisignano was convicted of second-offense drunken driving, and his Democratic primary opponent Ned Chiodo claimed…

posted 2014-04-15 20:12:04 by KXEL

Alliant says its ready to build Marshalltown plant

An Alliant Energy official says the utility has received the necessary permits for a power plant in Marshalltown and expects to begin construction this summer. Alliant representative Kenn Vinson told the Marshalltown City Council on Monday night the utility received…

posted 2014-04-15 20:10:29 by KXEL

Police: Hypnotist accused of public intoxication

Police say a hypnotist hired to provide alcohol-free entertainment at a post high school prom event in Marshalltown was arrested for public intoxication. The Marshalltown Police Department says 43-year-old Terry Woodward was taken into custody early Sunday morning. Woodward is…

posted 2014-04-15 20:08:00 by KXEL

Iowa City couple accused of tying up young child

An Iowa City couple facing drug charges has been accused of tying up a young child and using a stun gun on him. Court documents show 27-year-old Luis F. Chavez-Preciado and 25-year-old Nasra L. Fernandez-Kury were charged with child endangerment…

posted 2014-04-15 13:28:47 by KXEL

Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China

Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with two Chinese presidents, boosting relations between the farming state and the growing superpower. But Yan is upset with Branstad these days, saying the Republican's…

posted 2014-04-15 13:04:54 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 11 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
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Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
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