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2014-03-12

Waterloo police investigate attempted abduction

Waterloo police are investigating the report of an attempted abduction. At about 8:00 Wednesday morning, a 14-year-old female student arrived at East High School and reported that two men tried to grab her. The victim said she was walking to…

posted 2014-03-12 15:18:54 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker alleges assault at Capitol

A member of the Iowa House says he's been assaulted at the Capitol as he was confronted by members of an activist group pushing his committee to consider a wage theft bill. Rep. Greg Forristall, a Republican from Macedonia, reported…

posted 2014-03-12 14:27:29 by KXEL

School funding for 2015 again shot down in House

House Democrats have tried once again to push Republicans to debate a bill that would provide school districts with a 6 percent increase in funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. The attempt by Rep. Sharon Steckman, a…

posted 2014-03-12 13:09:32 by KXEL

UNI employees report identity theft after breach

Employees at the University of Northern Iowa say they're victims of identity theft following some sort of data breach at the school. Affected employees and others attended a public forum Tuesday to discuss the issue. Experts on computer science, tax…

posted 2014-03-12 13:07:44 by KXEL

Protesters tell Iowa regents to 'stop the audit'

Protesters have disrupted the Iowa Board of Regents meeting to demand an end to a consultant's $2.5 million study of operations at the state's three public universities. Four University of Iowa graduate students interrupted Wednesday's board meeting at the Iowa…

posted 2014-03-12 13:06:19 by KXEL

Effort ensures health insurance for former inmates

State officials say they are setting up a process in which inmates will be enrolled in a public health insurance program upon their release from prison. Katrina McKibbin, an assistant deputy director for the Corrections Department, says the new effort…

posted 2014-03-12 11:29:42 by KXEL

Tripoli water now safe to drink

The “Drinking Water Advisory” for the City of Tripoli was lifted as of 8:30 Wednesday morning. On March 7, it was recommended all residents boil their water before using for consumption, or use an alternative water source.  This advisory was…

posted 2014-03-12 10:09:13 by KXEL

Former Dunkerton prep convicted on gun charges

A former Dunkerton football player has been convicted of several charges, including carrying a weapon onto school grounds. Mar'yo Lindsey Jr., 18, was found guilty last week after a nonjury trial. Authorities say they found a handgun and marijuana in…

posted 2014-03-12 10:05:10 by KXEL

Former Iowa County treasurer pleads guilty

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a former Iowa County treasurer. Online court records say the hearing is set April 28 for 53-year-old Kimberly Tanke.  She pleaded guilty on Monday to felony theft. A private auditing firm and Iowa…

posted 2014-03-12 08:00:42 by KXEL

Some Iowa Air Guard members focused on new mission

Nearly 300 people have been training on a new mission for the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines: drone control. Since the end of the manned F-16 flight program for the National Guard's 132nd Fighter Wing was announced a…

posted 2014-03-12 06:53:41 by KXEL

Regents to hold meeting at University of Iowa

The Iowa Board of Regents is holding a daylong meeting Wednesday on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The board is expected to consider several university building projects and set parking and residence hall rates for next year. …

posted 2014-03-12 06:26:43 by KXEL

Consultant recommends new Des Moines terminal

A consultant is recommending a new $468 million terminal for the Des Moines International Airport. A report from aviation consulting firm Leigh Fisher released Tuesday follows a seven-month study.  The Airport Authority Board will consider a more detailed report in…

posted 2014-03-12 06:25:46 by KXEL

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