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Iowa DNR says pheasant population rebounding

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa's pheasant population has rebounded, with the latest annual count of the birds showing the highest numbers since 2008. This year's count found a statewide average of 17.4 birds per 30-mile route, the…

posted 2014-09-06 19:13:46 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Police locate missing man

The search for a missing Cedar Falls man had an happy ending. Cedar Falls police began the search for 71-year-old Ralph Franklyn Scott shortly after he was reported missing at 5:43 this morning. At 9:58 a.m., officers located Scott on…

posted 2014-09-06 10:31:19 by KXEL

Court revokes Waterloo attorney's law license

The Iowa Supreme Court says a 75-year-old Waterloo attorney can no longer practice law in Iowa after finding he used money a client paid to retain his services for personal use instead of keeping it in a trust account as…

posted 2014-09-06 08:51:45 by KXEL

Jury finds man guilty in Iowa officer's slaying

A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Rockwell City police officer last year. The jury returned the verdict Friday in the case of 33-year-old Corey Trott.  Jurors reached a consensus after less…

posted 2014-09-06 08:50:42 by KXEL

Iowa DCI: Dozen arrested in prostitution sting

Authorities say they have arrested a dozen people in connection to a prostitution sting at the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the arrests were made Wednesday and Thursday.  They involved several agencies…

posted 2014-09-06 08:49:04 by KXEL

Harkin says veteran erroneously given medal

Sen. Tom Harkin says a Vietnam veteran was erroneously presented with a Silver Star medal after the Marshalltown man provided inaccurate documentation to the lawmaker's staff. Harkin said in a statement Friday that the medal presented to 64-year-old Dennis William…

posted 2014-09-06 08:47:45 by KXEL


Rastetter defends ISU study at his cattle farm

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says a study by Iowa State University on cattle performance at one of his confinements will be beneficial to all beef producers. ISU researchers have been working with Rastetter's company, Summit Farms LLC,…

posted 2014-09-05 12:28:11 by KXEL

Iowa senator Seng says he has brain tumor

An Iowa senator says he has a brain tumor, but plans to be present at the start of the next legislative session. Democrat Sen. Joe Seng of Davenport said in a statement Thursday that doctors recently discovered a tumor in…

posted 2014-09-05 12:26:45 by KXEL

O'Malley to appear with candidates in 3 states

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to visit three states this weekend, including Iowa, as he hosts fundraisers for Democratic candidates. O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, is scheduled to be in Illinois on Saturday for a…

posted 2014-09-05 12:24:42 by KXEL

Court declines elimination of bar exam proposal

The Iowa Supreme Court says law students in Iowa should continue to take the bar exam before being admitted to practice law in the state. Chief Justice Mark Cady issued an order Friday saying the court will take no further…

posted 2014-09-05 10:57:46 by KXEL

Dairy Queen robbed in Hiawatha

Police in Hiawatha are looking for two suspects in a Thursday night robbery. Hiawatha police Chief Dennis Marks says the Dairy Queen at 100 Center Point Road was robbed shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Marks says weapons were displayed.  No…

posted 2014-09-05 08:38:42 by KXEL

Body found after fire in Washington

A body has been found in the fire-blackened rubble of a cabin home in southeastern Iowa. Washington County authorities say the blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in Washington.  Firefighters found the body after extinguishing the flames.  The body…

posted 2014-09-05 08:12:27 by KXEL