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UI proposes plan for 2nd new residence hall

The University of Iowa is seeking to build a new residence hall for 800 students as part of a plan to expand enrollment. Documents released Tuesday show the Board of Regents will consider next week whether to approve planning for…

posted 2014-09-03 06:27:03 by KXEL

Iowa DNR says pheasant population is high

Iowa wildlife officials say the pheasant population is high ahead of hunting season. The Department of Natural Resources says the annual August roadside pheasant count recorded the highest number of birds since 2008.  That's a statewide average of about 17…

posted 2014-09-03 06:25:57 by KXEL

Man gets 21 years in child pornography case

A 38-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for thousands of child porn images found on his computer. Steven Risk was sentenced Tuesday in district court in Cedar Rapids.  He was convicted on…

posted 2014-09-03 06:24:46 by KXEL

Mason City teenagers charged with felonies in tree case

Mason City police have charged two teenage boys with felonies for stripping the bark off a tree near an elementary school. A 13-year-old teenager and his 14-year-old stepbrother were charged with second-degree criminal mischief. Police say the incident occurred Aug.…

posted 2014-09-03 06:23:45 by KXEL


UI says 2 students report sexual assaults

The University of Iowa says two students reported recently that they were sexually assaulted on campus. The school issued a notification Tuesday in accordance with the Clery Act, which requires that colleges and universities disclose timely warnings of crimes that…

posted 2014-09-02 20:59:57 by KXEL

Iowa Republicans supportive of Perry

Iowa Republicans say Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not been tarnished by a recent indictment. Perry was in Iowa on Tuesday, campaigning for 1st Congressional District candidate Rod Blum.  It's the potential 2016 presidential candidate's first Iowa visit since he…

posted 2014-09-02 20:58:59 by KXEL

Police look into knife injury at Mason City hotel

Police say a man has been injured by a knife following an altercation at a Mason City hotel. Police Lt. Logan Wernet says several people were detained following the incident Monday night at a Days Inn.  He says a suspect…

posted 2014-09-02 20:57:13 by KXEL

Documents: Man failed sobriety tests in Epworth crash

Documents say a man failed field sobriety tests after a utility vehicle crash in eastern Iowa that killed four teenage boys last month. A search warrant to take photographs and a blood sample from the man shows deputies smelled alcohol…

posted 2014-09-02 20:52:42 by KXEL

Iowa group gets grant to reduce infant mortality

A Des Moines-based health care organization is receiving money from the federal government to fund a program aimed at reducing infant mortality. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says in a statement Tuesday the agency is…

posted 2014-09-02 13:17:28 by KXEL

Iowa regents plans would affect admissions, hiring

It might get easier for students to apply to Iowa's three public universities, and for those schools to hire employees. The Iowa Board of Regents released details of plans Tuesday that may be implemented during an ongoing efficiency review. They…

posted 2014-09-02 13:15:59 by KXEL

New logo, banners aim to boost Cedar Rapids' image

Business leaders are hoping that a new logo and street banners will improve the image of downtown Cedar Rapids as a place to live and enjoy. Members of the city's Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District unveiled the logo Tuesday featuring…

posted 2014-09-02 12:46:51 by KXEL

Wartburg receives $1 million gift to enhance music education

Wartburg College has received a $1 million gift to create a distinguished professorship in music education. Wartburg President Darrel D. Colson announced the establishment of the Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professorship in Music Education during the college’s Opening…

posted 2014-09-02 11:15:55 by KXEL