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Cedar Rapids pot dispensary poster is a hoax

The owner of a building in Cedar Rapids where posters appeared promoting the opening of a marijuana dispensary says the advertisement is a hoax. John Wasta says two posters appeared Tuesday on the outside of his empty storefront that implied…

posted 2014-10-09 05:57:33 by KXEL

UI forum to discuss restructuring proposals

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she expects employees will ask lots of questions during a forum to discuss a consultant's sweeping cost-cutting recommendations. The university is holding the meeting this morning with representatives of Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte last…

posted 2014-10-09 05:55:57 by KXEL


UI legacy students will get new scholarship

New students with parents or grandparents who have degrees from the University of Iowa will automatically receive a $6,000 scholarship over four years when they enroll. University President Sally Mason said Wednesday that she expects hundreds of first-year and transfer…

posted 2014-10-08 11:45:11 by KXEL

UNI selected as a 'Best Business School'

The University of Northern Iowa has been selected as an outstanding business school for the ninth consecutive year by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, known for its widely followed college rankings in dozens of categories based on student ratings,…

posted 2014-10-08 10:52:05 by KXEL

Acting mayor of Oelwein elected to post

The acting mayor has been elected to the post in the northeast Iowa city of Oelwein, replacing the mayor who quit after being charged with sex abuse. Peggy Sherrets received more than 53 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's…

posted 2014-10-08 07:22:55 by KXEL

State Center police arrest man with weapons near school

A central Iowa man faces a felony charge after authorities say several weapons were found on the hood of his vehicle near a school. State Center police say 19-year-old Lane Kline was arrested early Saturday at West Marshall High School…

posted 2014-10-08 06:55:21 by KXEL

Sysco sues to block release of UIHC food contracts

A nationwide food distributor is suing to try to block the release of its contracts with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Sysco's Iowa subsidiary argues in court documents filed last month that releasing the documents would reveal the company's…

posted 2014-10-08 06:51:55 by KXEL

Men rescue 10-point buck from sinkhole

Authorities say three college students have rescued a 10-point buck from a 10-foot sinkhole. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the animal was rescued last week from a Winneshiek County farm near Decorah. The three high school friends were…

posted 2014-10-08 06:28:54 by KXEL

Iowans signing beam that's going into UI auditorium

There's still time Wednesday morning for people to sign their names onto a beam that will become part of the replacement for the flood-damaged Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa. The beam will be installed after a ceremony scheduled…

posted 2014-10-08 06:27:40 by KXEL

Waterloo man facing burglary, weapons charges

Waterloo police have arrested a man who they say broke into an apartment while searching for his wife. Authorities say 46-year-old Allen DeWayne McReynolds was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of first-degree burglary and being a felon in possession of…

posted 2014-10-08 06:24:08 by KXEL


Templeton Rye owners defend whiskey's marketing

The owners of whiskey maker Templeton Rye are defending their marketing as the company faces several lawsuits over allegations of consumer deception. Co-founder Keith Kerkhoff says the Iowa-based company is able to claim the whiskey is made in the state…

posted 2014-10-07 12:17:40 by KXEL

Regents tighten oversight of firm's expenses

The consulting firm advising Iowa's three public universities on how to cut costs will face closer scrutiny of its own travel expenses under a contract amendment with the Iowa Board of Regents. The amendment released Monday shows Deloitte Consulting LLP…

posted 2014-10-07 10:27:47 by KXEL