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2014-08-04

Iowa workers' comp official to resign

Iowa's workers' compensation commissioner is resigning to take a top federal job, but his lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and aides will continue. Commissioner Christopher J. Godfrey told The Associated Press on Monday that he's been appointed chief judge of…

posted 2014-08-04 15:43:53 by KXEL

Iowa City police say man drove officer's vehicle

Iowa City police say they've arrested a Minnesota man after he allegedly admitted he broke an apartment's window to distract authorities from underage drinking at a party. Police also say 20-year-old Aaron Tyler, of Lakeville, Minnesota, took an officer's vehicle…

posted 2014-08-04 15:42:08 by KXEL

Man arrested on gun charge in Waterloo homicide

A Waterloo man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with a Saturday morning homicide. Waterloo police have charged 26-year-old Roderick Earl Ward Jr. with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was arrested hours after 27-year-old…

posted 2014-08-04 12:37:12 by KXEL

Records show concern over Iowa Capitol tunnels

A 2008 study calls for improvements to tunnels connecting the state Capitol to nearby buildings and notes potential hazards from compressed steam that travels near areas with pedestrian access. Newly released records show some have called for closing the tunnels…

posted 2014-08-04 12:15:54 by KXEL

Historic George Wyth home for sale

A historic home built in 1907 is set to be put on the northeastern Iowa housing market. The George Wyth House will be sold by the Cedar Falls Historical Society.  It will be available for $325,000 as of Monday morning.…

posted 2014-08-04 10:57:08 by KXEL

Iowa justices won't review film credit fraud case

The Iowa Supreme Court won't review a decision that threw out the conviction of a Nebraska filmmaker accused of fraudulently claiming tax credits. A judge will now have to decide whether Dennis Brouse should be retried or acquitted. Brouse's company…

posted 2014-08-04 09:19:07 by KXEL

New facility helps food bank increase services

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank distributed 6.2 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2014, surpassing its 2014 goal of 5.5 million pounds. That is the largest number of pounds in a year for the Food Bank thanks, in part,…

posted 2014-08-04 09:05:53 by KXEL

Work closes bridge linking Davenport, Rock Island

One of the Mississippi River bridges linking the Quad Cities has closed to allow work on the span. The Centennial Bridge linking Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, closed Sunday.  The contractor can keep the bridge closed up to 35…

posted 2014-08-04 08:35:29 by KXEL

Gas leak causes service outage in Mason City

Nearly 640 Mason City customers lost their service because of a natural gas leak. Authorities say a dozen houses, a church and an apartment building were evacuated for about 90 minutes on Sunday morning because of the potential for fire.…

posted 2014-08-04 06:44:07 by KXEL

Former Mid-Prairie district official pleads not guilty

A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has pleaded not guilty to stealing around $7,000 through an employee credit card. Online court records say 41-year-old Cindy Steege of North Liberty made her plea last month in Washington…

posted 2014-08-04 05:49:16 by KXEL

Teens killed in collision were school friends

Iowa authorities say the four people killed in a collision were 14-year-old recent graduates of Drexler Middle School. The boys were friends from the Epworth area. Authorities say the crash occurred Saturday afternoon when a pickup pulling a livestock trailer…

posted 2014-08-04 05:24:43 by KXEL

Indianola council to reconsider pet ordinance

Indianola city leaders are deciding whether they will enforce a ban on pet chickens and ducks within city limits. City officials knew resident kept birds as pets but hadn't enforced the ordinance.  That changed in June when the city ordered…

posted 2014-08-04 05:23:00 by KXEL

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