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2014-03-25

Lawmaker: Branstad must provide juvenile home info

An Iowa Senate Democrat says this year's session will continue until Gov. Terry Branstad provides information about the Iowa Juvenile Home, which he closed in January. Sen. Steve Sodders of State Center says Tuesday lawmakers sought information from Branstad more…

posted 2014-03-25 13:18:28 by KXEL

Police: Man arrested in Cedar Rapids stabbing

A man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing in a Cedar Rapids neighborhood. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says 26-year-old Harris Ceaser III was taken into custody following the Monday night stabbing.  He was arrested following a short…

posted 2014-03-25 13:16:03 by KXEL

Thick ice delays shipping on Mississippi River

Some Mississippi River shipping ports remain closed with a record amount of ice lingering longer than usual. Ice on Lake Pepin in eastern Wisconsin is the last major obstacle for ships headed to Minneapolis.  But the lake is still coated…

posted 2014-03-25 10:13:56 by KXEL

Trial delayed again in slaying of Evelyn Miller

The trial for a man charged with killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller in 2005 has been delayed again. Casey Frederiksen's trial on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse had been set to begin May 6 after being delayed from…

posted 2014-03-25 07:56:19 by KXEL

Study: Higher smoking rates in rural Iowa counties

A new study shows higher rates of smoking in rural Iowa counties. The study says some Iowa counties have double the smoking rates of others. The national report from the University of Washington says Iowa's Dallas County had the seventh-fastest…

posted 2014-03-25 07:20:12 by KXEL

7 people escape house fire in Des Moines

Seven people have escaped from a house fire that was reported by a Des Moines police officer. The officer was driving through the area around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and noticed the flames. Officials say four adults and three children inside…

posted 2014-03-25 07:19:16 by KXEL

2014-03-24

Man gets prison in fatal motorcycle crash

A northeast Iowa man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in connection to a crash last June that killed a woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle. Court records show 22-year-old Bryan Cornwell received the sentence Monday…

posted 2014-03-24 20:56:17 by KXEL

Iowa Speedway tax break bill moves to House

A bill that extends a sales tax rebate for the Iowa Speedway in Newton by 10 years has passed the Iowa Senate and moves to the House. The racetrack, bought by NASCAR in November, has about $9 million left on…

posted 2014-03-24 20:55:00 by KXEL

No foul play in Waterloo woman's death

Preliminary autopsy results indicate no foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found in the 900 block of Ricker Street on Sunday. Police say 53-year-old Sharon Creighton had been reported missing earlier in the day.  Her…

posted 2014-03-24 14:29:20 by KXEL

Magee Construction builds sculptures to honor workers

A Cedar Falls construction company has built three steel sculptures so it can pay tribute to its past and current workers. Magee Construction's new sculptures show a hammer, hook and wrenches.  The 8-by-12-feet pieces are on display in the company's…

posted 2014-03-24 12:27:58 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Iowa has been declared dead this session, but lawmakers are continuing with efforts to raise awareness about benefits associated with the drug. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, invited current and former…

posted 2014-03-24 12:21:04 by KXEL

Vision Loss Resource Fair set for Iowa City April 1

The Iowa Department for the Blind will join forces with accessible technology vendors and local service providers to reach out to Iowans who are experiencing blindness or vision loss. The Vision Loss Resource Fair will be held on April 1…

posted 2014-03-24 11:01:35 by KXEL

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