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2014-03-14

House in Dewar gutted by fire

A house in Dewar was gutted by fire Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a neighbor saw smoke pouring out of the vents at 5821 Second Street and called another neighbor, who checked the house to make sure no one…

posted 2014-03-14 06:46:24 by KXEL

18 pigs killed in Clear Lake barn fire

Eighteen pigs have died in a fire that destroyed a barn on the north side of Clear Lake. The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.  Authorities say the animal losses included two sows and 11 piglets. Clear Lake…

posted 2014-03-14 05:52:01 by KXEL

Anamosa teen injured in 2-car crash

An Anamosa teen was injured late Thursday afternoon when the vehicle she was riding in was rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident happened just after 4 p-m on Highway 151 east of Carlton Lane. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says…

posted 2014-03-14 05:51:12 by KXEL

Grenade found in Des Moines suburb wasn't active

Police have found an inactive grenade in a car after a traffic stop on Interstate 235 in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights. The car was pulled over around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Des Moines police bomb squad was…

posted 2014-03-14 05:21:30 by KXEL

2014-03-13

House panel OKs Iowa military crime report bill

Legislation intended to ensure victims can report sexual assaults and other crimes involving state military personnel remains alive following a legislative panel's unanimous vote. The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved the measure Thursday. Under the bill, state military forces would…

posted 2014-03-13 21:24:15 by KXEL

Panel changes, OKs bill targeting minors drinking

A bill originally drafted to make it illegal for landowners to allow drinking on their property by anyone under 21 has been changed. The House Public Safety Committee approved an amended version of the bill Thursday that now limits offenses…

posted 2014-03-13 21:22:37 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Stanhope, Hamilton County

The city of Stanhope issued a boil advisory Thursday following a loss of pressure while the city repaired a water main. The water distribution system lost pressure from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.  Loss of pressure has the potential…

posted 2014-03-13 15:10:53 by KXEL

Iowa inmate dies of natural causes in hospice unit

An Iowa inmate has died of natural causes due to complications from colon cancer. The Department of Corrections says 69-year-old Allen Lee Hall died Sunday in the hospice care unit of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. Hall…

posted 2014-03-13 13:55:37 by KXEL

Solar tax credit expansion passes Senate committee

A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate. The bill, supported by environmental groups, received bipartisan support in the Senate…

posted 2014-03-13 13:31:19 by KXEL

Girl Scout cookie sale extended

Due to the wacky weather this winter, customers will have more time to purchase Girl Scout cookies and girls will have extended time to reach their goals. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois’ cookie sale has been…

posted 2014-03-13 11:50:25 by KXEL

Iowa high school graduation rate up again in 2013

The state Department of Education says Iowa's high school graduation rate increased for the class of 2013, making it the third straight year the rate has climbed. The department announced Thursday that fewer students also dropped out of school. The…

posted 2014-03-13 10:04:50 by KXEL

Waterloo police look for link in shooting, beating

Authorities in Waterloo are investigating whether a car shooting is linked to the beating of a man at a shopping mall. Waterloo police say several people allegedly attacked 20-year-old Keith Devon Hayes on Wednesday night at the Crosswords Center mall.…

posted 2014-03-13 08:59:30 by KXEL

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