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Bill Clinton to campaign for Braley

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Iowa to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Braley's campaign announced Friday that Clinton will appear at two events on Nov. 1.  He will speak at a rally in Des Moines and…

posted 2014-10-24 12:40:55 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids businessman indicted on fraud charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office has announced the indictment of a Cedar Rapids businessman. Officials say 73-year-old William B. Aossey, Jr. has been charged with one count of conspiracy to make false statements, sell misbranded meat, and commit mail and wire…

posted 2014-10-24 10:10:57 by KXEL

Court: Iowa not ready for routine video witnesses

Iowa Supreme Court justices say they are not yet ready to allow witnesses to testify through videoconferencing instead of in-person unless it can be shown to be necessary to further in important public interest. In a court ruling Friday justices…

posted 2014-10-24 09:39:17 by KXEL

That Evansdale cougar? It's likely a house cat

That cougar sighted in Evansdale? It's probably a house cat. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Jason Auel studied photos a woman took while walking near the Cedar River on Tuesday and determined the image was of a regular…

posted 2014-10-24 08:15:21 by KXEL

Fiber problem cuts Internet service

Customers of Mediacom in Fort Dodge and Webster City had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair. The problems began late Tuesday when a crew…

posted 2014-10-24 08:00:29 by KXEL

Iowa universities want more study on job changes

The presidents of Iowa's three public universities are calling for more analysis before moving forward with cost-saving plans to restructure administrative jobs. The presidents told the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday that they need more specifics on how recommendations…

posted 2014-10-24 05:51:56 by KXEL

Status of Cedar Rapids downtown district discussed

Supporters of a proposed historic district in downtown Cedar Rapids say the designation would enable property owners to get big tax breaks when renovating their buildings. The Cedar Rapids Community Development Department hosted two meetings to discuss the idea Wednesday.…

posted 2014-10-24 05:50:48 by KXEL

West Union corrections facility escapees back in custody

Authorities say three men who walked away from a residential correctional facility in northeast Iowa are back in custody. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Shaun McBride and Taylor Oakes were arrested Wednesday night in Mitchell County. Tyler Roe was…

posted 2014-10-24 05:49:36 by KXEL


Dubuque school officials investigate speeding van

Dubuque school officials are investigating an apparently speeding district van caught by another motorist on video. The incident happened Tuesday when Jay Shipley of Solon noticed a van traveling more than 80 mph on Interstate 280 near North Liberty. Shipley…

posted 2014-10-23 14:24:44 by KXEL

Central City man charged in theft of ginseng plants

A Central City man is charged with illegally taking 134 ginseng plants from a state preserve. The plant has significant value and is typically sold in Asia, where it's used as a natural medicine. Allan W. Gates is facing charges…

posted 2014-10-23 14:23:00 by KXEL

Amazon to refund Iowa customers over subscription

Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund more than 1,000 Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service. The Iowa Attorney General's Office says the agreement means Inc. and Amazon Services LLC will give $122,000 in refunds and credits…

posted 2014-10-23 12:39:20 by KXEL

Key Iowa regents want 3rd straight tuition freeze

Key members of the governing board of Iowa's three public universities say they want to table a proposed 1.75 percent tuition increase and freeze rates for the third year. In a surprise, three members of the Iowa Board of Regents…

posted 2014-10-23 12:11:14 by KXEL