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Man hospitalized after Mason City snowmobile crash

A 21-year-old man was briefly hospitalized after his snowmobile collided with another in a Mason City field. The accident was reported a little before 6 p.m. Saturday on land owned by Ag Processing Inc. Police say Devin Giese was snowmobiling…

posted 2014-03-10 05:43:48 by KXEL


Company slow to pay judgment for disabled workers

Federal and state officials are having trouble collecting the multimillion-dollar judgments a Texas company was ordered to pay for mistreating 32 mentally disabled workers at an Iowa labor camp. Henry's Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Tex., has yet to pay nearly…

posted 2014-03-09 19:49:10 by KXEL

Authorities identify Black Hawk County inmate who died

Iowa authorities have identified the 34-year-old Waterloo man who died in the Black Hawk County Jail. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's office says James Terrell Taylor died Friday evening after being found unresponsive in a cell. The State Medical Examiner…

posted 2014-03-09 19:46:27 by KXEL

4 charged following police chase

Waterloo police have arrested four people following a vehicle pursuit. It started just after 3:30 Sunday morning when officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Fairchild Street and Helmet Avenue for an investigation and multiple traffic violations.…

posted 2014-03-09 14:39:33 by KXEL

House unlikely to OK Senate-backed wage theft bill

Civil rights groups and some Democrats in the Legislature say Iowa has a wage theft problem and it needs to be fixed. Wage theft can include underpayment of wages, theft of tips, and unlawful deductions from paychecks.  It's most common…

posted 2014-03-09 14:36:37 by KXEL

Volunteers help fill potholes in Waterloo

The streets of Waterloo are a bit smoother now thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who spent part of their weekend filling potholes. The volunteers filled about 400 potholes Saturday in their first weekend of work The…

posted 2014-03-09 14:34:34 by KXEL


Iowa lottery winners open grocery in hometown

A central Iowa town is about to get a long-awaited grocery store, thanks to a couple of lottery winners who put some of their jackpot winnings toward the effort. The 4,000 residents of Bondurant, about 14 miles northeast of Des…

posted 2014-03-08 19:06:00 by KXEL

Police seek new way to stop synthetic pot

Police in Des Moines are taking a new tack in the battle to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana. Instead of trying to prove the illegality of ingredients used to make the synthetic pot, they're now going after the packaging…

posted 2014-03-08 19:04:32 by KXEL

Waterloo councilman cracks down on payday lenders

Pat Morrissey campaigned for a Waterloo City Council seat last fall on a platform of cracking down on payday lenders. Now, the Ward 3 councilman is following through. Just two months into his first term, Morrissey is championing changes in…

posted 2014-03-08 19:01:47 by KXEL

Drinking Water Advisory for Tripoli

The City of Tripoli is recommending all residents boil their water before using for consumption, or use an alternative water source. This advisory is for all residents connected to the City of Tripoli water supply. The Tripoli water supply had…

posted 2014-03-08 08:20:30 by KXEL

Iowa lawmakers clash over competing bullying bills

Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals. A bill in the House and another in the…

posted 2014-03-08 06:44:26 by KXEL

Iowa health officials report data breach

Iowa health officials say a breach of personal information relating to some child and dependent adult abuse cases in Polk County took place over five years. The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that the information of more than…

posted 2014-03-08 06:42:39 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 11 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
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Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
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