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UI makes changes in economic development jobs

The University of Iowa is announcing staff changes as administrators try to step up the school's support for businesses and entrepreneurs. The school said Thursday that its director of federal relations, Peter Matthes, will take on a new role working…

posted 2014-08-15 06:47:01 by KXEL

Police: Coralville man drove over pedestrian, left

Police say a Coralville man ran over another man in a parking lot and left the scene. Coralville Police say they've charged 20-year-old Misael Martinez-Mendiola with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a revoked license. Witnesses told…

posted 2014-08-15 05:21:55 by KXEL


Matt Schultz to run for Madison County attorney

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is a candidate for Madison County attorney in November. The county auditor's office confirmed that Schultz is on the ballot as the Republican candidate running against current County Attorney Julie Forsyth, a Democrat. Schultz…

posted 2014-08-14 20:44:43 by KXEL

Davenport police ID man shot by officers

Authorities have released the name of a Davenport man who police say was fatally shot by officers following a disturbance call. Davenport police say 61-year-old Alvin Curtis Jennings was shot at by two officers following a report Wednesday night about…

posted 2014-08-14 20:43:42 by KXEL

Branstad, Hatch meet for first debate

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch sparred over who could best boost job creation, enhance education and improve quality of life during their first televised debate Branstad and Hatch met Thursday at the Iowa State Fair.  It…

posted 2014-08-14 20:42:06 by KXEL

Roof issues cause problems at Dubuque church

Members of a church in Dubuque are looking for somewhere to hold services for three to six months while engineers fix serious roof issues at their building. There are serious issues with the roof at St. Elias The Prophet Church. …

posted 2014-08-14 13:54:17 by KXEL

Former cop may be resentenced for 2008 beating

A federal appeals court says a former Des Moines police officer sentenced to less than two years in prison for severely beating a man during a 2008 traffic stop should serve much longer. A three-member panel of the 8th U.S.…

posted 2014-08-14 12:10:41 by KXEL

Demolition likely for Des Moines mansion

A 54-year-old mansion on Des Moines' south side prized by preservationists could be torn down soon after the city issued a demolition permit. The city issued the demolition permit for the home, which was owned by David and Liz Kruidenier. …

posted 2014-08-14 10:04:10 by KXEL

Old Capital's dome to undergo more renovations

An Iowa college says it wants to renovate a building's dome that was once destroyed in a fire and then reconstructed. The University of Iowa plans to spend about $1.5 million to repair the Old Capitol's roof and cupola.  Areas…

posted 2014-08-14 08:21:41 by KXEL

Mason City surgeon fined for operating on wrong finger

The Iowa Board of Medicine has fined a Mason City surgeon for operating on the wrong finger of a patient. The board issued a warning and imposed a $2,500 fine Wednesday on Dr. Rene Recinos.  The board said in a…

posted 2014-08-14 06:41:48 by KXEL

Vandals damage Buchanan County building

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is investigating extensive vandalism at the former Buchanan County Home near Independence. The vandalism was reported Tuesday, and deputies found that someone had entered the building and broken windows, door, toilets and mirrors.  Vandals also…

posted 2014-08-14 04:30:43 by KXEL

Branstad, Hatch to meet for first debate today

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch are set to face off in their first debate. Branstad and Hatch are scheduled to meet Thursday at the Iowa State Fair.  This will be the first of three debates in…

posted 2014-08-14 04:29:54 by KXEL