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IRS scam surfaces in Black Hawk County

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a telephone scam that has surfaced in the area. The Black Hawk County Communications Center has received over 50 calls from the public Friday stating they received a phone…

posted 2014-10-03 14:27:25 by KXEL

Judge denies lower bond for Holy Cross man in crash

A judge has denied a request to reduce bond for an Iowa man facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of four teenagers. Dubuque District Court Judge Todd Geer wrote in an order made public Thursday that he considered multiple…

posted 2014-10-03 13:09:01 by KXEL

Ossian livestock operator to pay EPA penalty

A livestock operator has agreed to pay $7,500 after environmental officials say it violated clean water regulations at its dairy operation in northeast Iowa. The Region 7 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says E&M Farms, Inc. will pay…

posted 2014-10-03 12:53:38 by KXEL

Man who discarded gun in chase gets prison

A man who discarded a gun while fleeing from police earlier this year has been given prison time. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says Harris Ceaser III, of St. Louis, was sentenced Wednesday to more…

posted 2014-10-03 12:45:56 by KXEL

Iowa Air National Guard official to retire

Brig. Gen. Derek Hill, deputy adjutant general of the Iowa Air National Guard, has announced his plans to retire. Officials said in a news release Friday that Hill will step down on Nov. 2.  Col. William D. "Drew" DeHaes will…

posted 2014-10-03 12:01:37 by KXEL

Dayton grand marshal who fell from buggy sues

An elderly grand marshal injured in a fall from a buggy in 2012's Dayton Rodeo parade is suing the rodeo organization — a group he help found. Allen Porter, now 96, was the grand marshal of the parade when he…

posted 2014-10-03 11:49:34 by KXEL

Wartburg on President’s Honor Roll for eighth straight year

Wartburg College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year.  The honor roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2006, recognizes institutions of higher education for their…

posted 2014-10-03 09:52:05 by KXEL

Election will alter Iowa's congressional lineup

After years of stability, Iowa's congressional delegation will soon have some new faces — and the candidates running for the state's two open seats all say they can bring some homespun pragmatism to Washington. Democrat Staci Appel, a former state…

posted 2014-10-03 07:20:25 by KXEL


DNR: Wastewater discharge entered Cedar River

Officials say 150,000 gallons of wastewater entered the Cedar River after a power failure at a treatment plant in Cedar Falls. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the power failure was reported early Thursday morning.  A backup generator for…

posted 2014-10-02 13:37:12 by KXEL

Officials: Quarantined deer in Iowa had disease

Officials say more than 280 quarantined deer in north-central Iowa tested positive for a degenerative neurological disease. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship released the statistics Thursday on the herd, which were killed in August as part of…

posted 2014-10-02 12:21:07 by KXEL

Meth lab found in Waterloo house, 3 arrested

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people on drug charges and another on an outstanding warrant. On Wednesday, deputies received information of possible illegal drug activity at 502 Mobile Street in Waterloo.  Deputies conducted an investigation, obtained…

posted 2014-10-02 10:03:08 by KXEL

Report: 3 Iowa universities could shed HR, IT jobs

A consultant says Iowa's three public universities could save tens of millions of dollars in the coming years and eliminate up to 250 jobs by restructuring their administration. Recommendations released Thursday by Deloitte Consulting LLP call for changing or eliminating…

posted 2014-10-02 09:47:08 by KXEL