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2014-07-27

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill. State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived from…

posted 2014-07-27 09:13:07 by KXEL

2014-07-26

Accepting food stamps to cost some Iowa retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments. The agency says the change comes courtesy of this year's federal…

posted 2014-07-26 18:36:58 by KXEL

Business donates tools to replace stolen ones

The house-building nonprofit Habitat for Humanity has received a bit of charity of its own. Dubuque farm supply business Theisen's donated tools to the group to replace those recently stolen. Thieves stole all of Habitat for Humanity's power tools left…

posted 2014-07-26 18:35:30 by KXEL

Alburnett man dies in motorcycle crash

A 36-year-old Alburnett man has died following a motorcycle accident just south of Palo. Linn County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Covington Road and Chain Bridge Road at 8:10 Saturday morning. Deputies say Benjamin L. Kinkead lost…

posted 2014-07-26 16:16:07 by KXEL

Des Moines toddler treated after fall from window

A Des Moines toddler is lucky to be alive after falling from a second-story window. Rescue crews were called to a Des Moines house after the 1-year-old girl fell Friday afternoon. Police say the fall appears to be an accident.…

posted 2014-07-26 16:10:15 by KXEL

Anamosa still cleaning up tree damage

The eastern Iowa town of Anamosa is still cleaning up a mass of downed trees, nearly a month after a June 30 wind storm raked the area. City Administrator Alan Johnson says that uprooted large tree trunks and damaged and…

posted 2014-07-26 16:08:33 by KXEL

Trial set for Riceville woman charged with sex abuse

A northeast Iowa woman will stand trial in September on charges of sexually abusing a teenage boy. Court officials say that 22-year-old Mindy Jo Fetters of Riceville will stand trial Sept. 17 in Mitchell County District Court. Fetters pleaded not…

posted 2014-07-26 16:07:03 by KXEL

Polk County Jail refusing immigration detainers

The Polk County Jail is now among the growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are no longer honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant. Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy issued the order in…

posted 2014-07-26 16:05:26 by KXEL

Spike in heroin deaths alarms authorities

Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths. In the first six months of this year, 10 heroin-related deaths have occurred in Johnson County.  That's a 233 percent increase from…

posted 2014-07-26 16:03:41 by KXEL

Teen driver hospitalized after rollover crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office says a single-vehicle rollover crash sent the teen driver to a hospital Friday night. Deputies responded to the crash on Airline Highway west of North Canfield Road at about 6:30 p.m. Deputies said 16-year-old…

posted 2014-07-26 09:43:13 by KXEL

Rockwell Collins sells satellite business

Military contractor and commercial and private jet equipment supplier Rockwell Collins Inc. says it has completed the sale of its satellite communications business. The Cedar Rapids-based company says the business will be renamed DataPath Inc.  The business designs, manufactures and…

posted 2014-07-26 09:41:50 by KXEL

Man on trial in Cedar Rapids says he fired gun

A 20-year-old man on trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of a former women's basketball standout from Cedar Rapids, admitted at his trial he fire the gun that shot the woman but says he didn't intend to kill…

posted 2014-07-26 09:40:49 by KXEL

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