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Braley campaign asks TV stations to pull attack ad

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley is asking Iowa television stations to stop airing an ad that accuses him of paying women on his staff less than men. Braley Campaign Manager Sarah Benzing called the ad false Friday.  The campaign sent…

posted 2014-10-10 12:58:17 by KXEL

Iowa health insurance rate hikes not widespread

A state regulator says less than 2 percent of Iowans will be hit by state-approved health insurance rate increases. The Iowa Insurance Division said Wednesday that it had approved 2015 increases averaging 8.7 percent to 19 percent for Iowans who…

posted 2014-10-10 11:56:46 by KXEL

MidAmerican Energy announces wind power plans

MidAmerican Energy Company says it plans to develop a wind farm in southwest Iowa and expand another operation in northwest Iowa. The Des Moines-based company announced Friday it plans to build the wind farm in Adams County and expand an…

posted 2014-10-10 11:55:46 by KXEL

Ernst reports raising $6 million in latest quarter

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has over $3 million in the bank going into the final stretch of the competitive campaign. Ernst announced Friday that she raised $6 million between July 1 and Sept. 30.  Of that, $302,000 went to…

posted 2014-10-10 09:28:24 by KXEL

Woman's body found after Coralville fire

The body of a 60-year-old woman has been found by firefighters sent to battle a house blaze in Coralville. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire a little before 1 a.m. Friday.  Firefighters found a blaze raging in a…

posted 2014-10-10 08:37:30 by KXEL

Northeast Iowa Advisory Committee to meet in Allison

The Northeast Iowa Advisory Committee will meet, at 1:00p.m., on Tuesday, October 28 at the Allison Public Library. The public library is located at 412 3rd Street, in Allison.  All meetings are open to the public.  The Advisory Committee is…

posted 2014-10-10 07:20:59 by KXEL

Marion man injured in motorcycle crash

A Marion man was hospitalized following a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon. The crash happened at around 1:15 p.m. at Squaw Ridge Road and Cottage Grove Parkway. Linn County first responders found a motorcycle and 49-year-old Andrew McKinstry in the ditch.…

posted 2014-10-10 06:25:03 by KXEL

Sheriff: Autopsy shows Dyersville infant was stillborn

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says foul play isn't suspected in the case of an infant death. Officials said Thursday an autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner's Office shows that the Dyersville infant was stillborn.  They say the Oct.…

posted 2014-10-10 05:53:44 by KXEL

Police: Dubuque man charged after high-speed chase

Dubuque police have arrested a man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing into a building. Authorities say 38-year-old Robert Schmitt of Dubuque was charged Thursday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and felony eluding.  Schmitt…

posted 2014-10-10 05:52:35 by KXEL

Dogs seized from fighting ring up for adoption

Two dogs rescued as part of a huge dog-fighting bust in Alabama are up for adoption in Waterloo. The American Staffordshire terriers, named Jax and Luigi, are available for adoption at the Cedar Bend Humane Society.  The organization also identifies…

posted 2014-10-10 04:57:15 by KXEL

Michelle Obama visits Iowa for Bruce Braley

Michelle Obama is headed to Des Moines to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The first lady will attend a rally Friday afternoon at Drake University.  The event will stress the importance of early voting in the competitive Iowa…

posted 2014-10-10 04:52:43 by KXEL


Iowa's tax revenue likely to grow in coming months

A panel of state budget experts predicts modest growth in Iowa's tax revenue during the current fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday to project state revenue.  The three-member panel includes the governor's top budget adviser, the financial adviser…

posted 2014-10-09 14:33:37 by KXEL