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2014-03-13

Girl Scout cookie sale extended

Due to the wacky weather this winter, customers will have more time to purchase Girl Scout cookies and girls will have extended time to reach their goals. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois’ cookie sale has been…

posted 2014-03-13 11:50:25 by KXEL

Iowa high school graduation rate up again in 2013

The state Department of Education says Iowa's high school graduation rate increased for the class of 2013, making it the third straight year the rate has climbed. The department announced Thursday that fewer students also dropped out of school. The…

posted 2014-03-13 10:04:50 by KXEL

Waterloo police look for link in shooting, beating

Authorities in Waterloo are investigating whether a car shooting is linked to the beating of a man at a shopping mall. Waterloo police say several people allegedly attacked 20-year-old Keith Devon Hayes on Wednesday night at the Crosswords Center mall.…

posted 2014-03-13 08:59:30 by KXEL

Dog that fell into river rescued in Cedar Rapids

A dog rescued after it fell off a chunk of ice floating down the Cedar River has been reunited with its owner. The dog was spotted about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday as the chunk headed downstream south of the Cargill corn…

posted 2014-03-13 08:33:47 by KXEL

State fair food vendors asked to accept credit, debit cards

Iowa State Fair officials want food vendors to accept credit and debit cards at their stands this summer, in addition to cash. Letters to that effect will be sent to vendors as officials try to meet demands from fairgoers who…

posted 2014-03-13 06:48:14 by KXEL

4 Cedar Rapids teens arrested in daytime burglary

Cedar Rapids Police say they stopped a burglary in progress Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say a citizen reported what looked to be a burglary at 1920 Fifth Avenue Southeast at about 1:15 p.m.  Police arrived two minutes later.  They searched the…

posted 2014-03-13 06:21:22 by KXEL

3 Iowa schools to outline ideas for funding model

The presidents of Iowa's three public universities are expected to outline their ideas for how their schools' funding might be linked to performance measures. A performance-based funding committee created last year by the Iowa Board of Regents will meet Thursday…

posted 2014-03-13 05:51:15 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate shooting, ER fight

Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting in which the victim walked into the Allen Hospital emergency room and a fight broke out. Police were still putting together details of what happened.  The shooting was believed to have occurred in the…

posted 2014-03-13 05:25:18 by KXEL

2014-03-12

Drake president announces plans to retire

The president of Drake University in central Iowa has announced plans to retire next year. Officials for the private school in Des Moines said in a press release Wednesday that David Maxwell will retire in June 2015.  He took office…

posted 2014-03-12 20:46:34 by KXEL

DNR: Dayton lifts boil advisory

The small city of Dayton in Webster County has lifted a boil advisory. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Wednesday that the advisory issued March 5 was lifted because water samples came back clean. A…

posted 2014-03-12 20:45:05 by KXEL

Meditation group provides details on riot

An organization in southeast Iowa that practices meditation has provided more details about an incident involving a group that allegedly attacked a car with a county sheriff inside. Global Country of World Peace says in a statement that a group…

posted 2014-03-12 16:09:59 by KXEL

3 officers injured in inmate assault

Officials say three Iowa correctional officers were injured after trying to restrain an inmate. The Department of Corrections says staff at the Iowa Medical Classification Center responded to a disruptive inmate Wednesday morning in the Health Services Department. The inmate…

posted 2014-03-12 15:30:51 by KXEL

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