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2014-06-13

Iowa judge refers Minnesotans to feds for seized money

A judge has told two Minnesota residents they'll have to ask federal authorities to return the $48,000 seized by Iowa City officers during a traffic stop in March. District Judge Mitchell Turner made the ruling Wednesday on the application submitted…

posted 2014-06-13 06:24:46 by KXEL

Study: Treatment lacking for Iowa problem gamblers

A new study says the vast majority of pathological gamblers in Iowa aren't receiving treatment and are at risk of financial devastation. The study presented Thursday to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission found that 0.6 percent of Iowans —…

posted 2014-06-13 05:54:41 by KXEL

Group votes for ISU event to drop 'Veishea' name

A university task force wants Iowa State University to continue having a universitywide event but not call it "Veishea." The group was formed by President Steven Leath shortly after a late-night crowd disturbance in early April.  People are accused of…

posted 2014-06-13 05:53:25 by KXEL

2014-06-12

Video camera found in University of Iowa restroom

A video camera found on the floor of a University of Iowa restroom had recorded scenes of people there. The camera was found June 4 in the University Capitol Centre's Information Technology Services space.  The people recorded on the device…

posted 2014-06-12 20:14:09 by KXEL

City orders tenants out of Des Moines apartments

The city of Des Moines has ordered tenants to move out of a historic apartment building because of numerous safety and sanitary problems. The city told tenants of the 12-unit apartment building in the Sherman Hill area they had 30…

posted 2014-06-12 20:10:35 by KXEL

3,000 classic cars to pass through eastern Iowa

Roughly 3,000 classic cars and hot rods will cruise through eastern Iowa as part of a tour. The cars were to spend Thursday night in Bettendorf.  On Friday they'll pass through Maquoketa, Bellevue and Dubuque on their way to Wisconsin.…

posted 2014-06-12 20:08:58 by KXEL

Iowa prison inmate dies while incarcerated

Authorities say an Iowa prison inmate has died while incarcerated. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Earl Leroy Kirklin died Monday at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville.  He was 56 years old. Prison officials say Kirklin died…

posted 2014-06-12 20:07:05 by KXEL

Gaming commission approves Greene County casino

Iowa’s 19th state-licensed casino is coming to Jefferson in Greene County on Highway 30 west of Ames and Boone. On Thursday morning, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission approved a new state gaming license on a 3-2 vote for the…

posted 2014-06-12 11:24:52 by KXEL

Rain-packed storms cut drought in Iowa, Nebraska

Storms last week brought with them some peril in the form of wind and large hail but they also delivered enough rain to significantly relieve drought conditions in Iowa and Nebraska. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows…

posted 2014-06-12 11:01:27 by KXEL

Thornton losing gathering place at cafe

A small northern Iowa town is losing a favored gathering place, the Chit Chat Cafe. Owner Richard Dorenkamp says he must close the Thornton restaurant after 39 years because business has waned in the town of around 400 and his…

posted 2014-06-12 08:19:15 by KXEL

Officer helps Oskaloosa woman deliver baby

A police officer arrived just in time to help an Oskaloosa woman deliver her baby. Amanda and Daniel Birch called 911 about 2:40 a.m. Friday after deciding that what she was feeling wasn't false labor. Officer Garrett Matson was the…

posted 2014-06-12 07:17:46 by KXEL

Suspect in Baxter abduction visited 2 Newton schools

Officials say a man accused of abducting a 14-year-old Baxter girl had visited two Newton schools. David A. Lavera of San Diego, Calif., is charged with enticing a minor, carrying weapons and a failure to have a valid driver's license.…

posted 2014-06-12 05:55:41 by KXEL

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