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2014-03-10

Branstad encourages tourists to visit Iowa

Gov. Terry Branstad wants to encourage more out-of-state tourists to visit Iowa. Branstad on Monday announced a new ad campaign launched by the Iowa Economic Development Authority's tourism office.  The campaign, which will run through mid-June, was released this month…

posted 2014-03-10 10:31:54 by KXEL

UNI to host panel discussion on food myths

The University of Northern Iowa's Reaching for Higher Ground committee will present the panel discussion "Paper or Plastic & Other Food Myths" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the University Room of Maucker Union. The event is…

posted 2014-03-10 09:50:01 by KXEL

Garwin man dies in Waterloo crash

A Garwin man has died from injuries he received in a two-vehicle crash at a Waterloo intersection. At about 1:39 Sunday afternoon, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue were sent to West 6th Street and Commercial Street on the report…

posted 2014-03-10 08:22:58 by KXEL

Iowa GOP chairman surprises with plan to resign

The chairman of Iowa's Republican Party will step down later this month once a replacement can be chosen. The Iowa GOP said Saturday that A.J. Spiker had submitted his letter of resignation.  The party will chose a new chairman on…

posted 2014-03-10 05:57:59 by KXEL

Man hospitalized after Mason City snowmobile crash

A 21-year-old man was briefly hospitalized after his snowmobile collided with another in a Mason City field. The accident was reported a little before 6 p.m. Saturday on land owned by Ag Processing Inc. Police say Devin Giese was snowmobiling…

posted 2014-03-10 05:43:48 by KXEL

2014-03-09

Company slow to pay judgment for disabled workers

Federal and state officials are having trouble collecting the multimillion-dollar judgments a Texas company was ordered to pay for mistreating 32 mentally disabled workers at an Iowa labor camp. Henry's Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Tex., has yet to pay nearly…

posted 2014-03-09 19:49:10 by KXEL

Authorities identify Black Hawk County inmate who died

Iowa authorities have identified the 34-year-old Waterloo man who died in the Black Hawk County Jail. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's office says James Terrell Taylor died Friday evening after being found unresponsive in a cell. The State Medical Examiner…

posted 2014-03-09 19:46:27 by KXEL

4 charged following police chase

Waterloo police have arrested four people following a vehicle pursuit. It started just after 3:30 Sunday morning when officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Fairchild Street and Helmet Avenue for an investigation and multiple traffic violations.…

posted 2014-03-09 14:39:33 by KXEL

House unlikely to OK Senate-backed wage theft bill

Civil rights groups and some Democrats in the Legislature say Iowa has a wage theft problem and it needs to be fixed. Wage theft can include underpayment of wages, theft of tips, and unlawful deductions from paychecks.  It's most common…

posted 2014-03-09 14:36:37 by KXEL

Volunteers help fill potholes in Waterloo

The streets of Waterloo are a bit smoother now thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who spent part of their weekend filling potholes. The volunteers filled about 400 potholes Saturday in their first weekend of work The…

posted 2014-03-09 14:34:34 by KXEL

2014-03-08

Iowa lottery winners open grocery in hometown

A central Iowa town is about to get a long-awaited grocery store, thanks to a couple of lottery winners who put some of their jackpot winnings toward the effort. The 4,000 residents of Bondurant, about 14 miles northeast of Des…

posted 2014-03-08 19:06:00 by KXEL

Police seek new way to stop synthetic pot

Police in Des Moines are taking a new tack in the battle to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana. Instead of trying to prove the illegality of ingredients used to make the synthetic pot, they're now going after the packaging…

posted 2014-03-08 19:04:32 by KXEL

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