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2014-03-14

2 juveniles accused of arson at school playground

Authorities say two juveniles have been charged with starting the fire that damaged playground equipment at a Des Moines elementary school. Police Sgt. Dan Blom says the juveniles were charged Friday with second-degree arson and turned over to their parents.…

posted 2014-03-14 20:54:50 by KXEL

Finn announces run in House District 60

Hudson School Board member Karyn Finn announced today that she will run for state representative in District 60, which includes parts of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson and Black Hawk County. “As a mother of three and school board member, I…

posted 2014-03-14 14:05:55 by KXEL

1 arrested, 3 more sought in shooting

Authorities say they have arrested one man and are looking for three others in connection with a shooting at an Iowa City apartment complex that left one woman seriously injured. Cedar Rapids police arrested 20-year-old Devasier Dungtion of Cedar Rapids…

posted 2014-03-14 13:35:23 by KXEL

Hearing set in challenge to Iowa Senate candidate

A panel will consider next week whether an Iowa Senate candidate is eligible to hold public office after his third conviction for driving drunk. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office said Friday the hearing on Anthony Bisignano's eligibility will be…

posted 2014-03-14 13:14:42 by KXEL

Court: Iowa DOT can't suspend some drugged drivers

The Iowa Supreme Court says transportation officials cannot suspend the licenses of drivers who have taken prescription drugs in compliance with a doctor's instructions. The court threw out the 180-day driving suspension Friday for an Urbandale woman who drove into…

posted 2014-03-14 12:06:16 by KXEL

Bullying, fireworks bills survive deadline

Bills surviving a legislative deadline include those that would crack down on bullying in schools, allow fireworks to be sold in Iowa, and regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones. Many other proposals will not be considered this year including…

posted 2014-03-14 12:05:17 by KXEL

After 39 years, Waterloo inmate inches toward freedom

One year after Gov. Terry Branstad made him eligible for parole, a man serving life in prison for a 1974 slaying is a step closer to earning freedom after 39 years of incarceration. The Iowa Board of Parole has requested…

posted 2014-03-14 10:39:13 by KXEL

Waterloo closes Fletcher flood gates

The City of Waterloo has closed Fletcher Avenue from University Avenue to Highway 63 due to flooding of Black Hawk Creek. Public Works Director Mark Rice urges the public to obey all road-closed signs as they are posted.

posted 2014-03-14 09:16:36 by KXEL

Administrators honor Denver elementary principal

A schools administrators group has named a northeast Iowa woman its elementary principal of the year for 2014. Kim Tierney at Denver Elementary School was cheered and applauded during an assembly at the school on Thursday. Her district superintendent, Brad…

posted 2014-03-14 09:04:39 by KXEL

House in Dewar gutted by fire

A house in Dewar was gutted by fire Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a neighbor saw smoke pouring out of the vents at 5821 Second Street and called another neighbor, who checked the house to make sure no one…

posted 2014-03-14 06:46:24 by KXEL

18 pigs killed in Clear Lake barn fire

Eighteen pigs have died in a fire that destroyed a barn on the north side of Clear Lake. The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.  Authorities say the animal losses included two sows and 11 piglets. Clear Lake…

posted 2014-03-14 05:52:01 by KXEL

Anamosa teen injured in 2-car crash

An Anamosa teen was injured late Thursday afternoon when the vehicle she was riding in was rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident happened just after 4 p-m on Highway 151 east of Carlton Lane. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says…

posted 2014-03-14 05:51:12 by KXEL

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