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Iowa State Bar: All 72 judges should be retained

The Iowa State Bar Association says all 72 judges on the November ballot should be retained. The association Monday released the results of a member survey that found all 72 were well qualified, receiving high marks for their professionalism and…

posted 2014-10-06 12:49:01 by KXEL

Branstad: I wasn't aware commissioner is gay

Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides say they weren't aware that a former state official was gay when the governor asked him to resign and cut his pay. In affidavits filed last week, Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and four…

posted 2014-10-06 09:11:25 by KXEL

University of Iowa plans Council Bluffs presence

The University of Iowa plans to open an engagement center in Council Bluffs at Iowa Western Community College. The center would focus on information technology. The university also plans to take its Venture School to Council Bluffs.  The six-week program…

posted 2014-10-06 06:25:32 by KXEL


Black Hawk County sues over $1 million in unpaid taxes

Black Hawk County is suing a landowner to collect more than $1 million in unpaid taxes. The county filed the lawsuit against J.L. Watts Co. in August over $1.048 million in unpaid property taxes. The land involved in the dispute…

posted 2014-10-05 20:08:43 by KXEL

Des Moines district refuses to enroll Rwandan student

An Iowa family is fighting the Des Moines school district's refusal to enroll the Rwandan immigrant they are caring for because of questions about his immigration status. The district's lawyer, Andrew Bracken, says it appears that Habibu "Habi" Moise Habienza's…

posted 2014-10-05 20:06:37 by KXEL

Waverly man accused of assaulting process server

A Waverly man is facing an assault charge. On Saturday, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of an assault at a rural Waverly address.  The investigation revealed that a civil process server was attempting to serve civil papers…

posted 2014-10-05 20:00:18 by KXEL

Branstad buys Illinois TV to net elusive Lee Co.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is spending some of his overflowing campaign money on Illinois television, with the hope of carrying remote Lee County, one of two counties that have eluded the governor in his long career. The Republican seeking a…

posted 2014-10-05 07:05:51 by KXEL


Dubuque County officials investigate infant's death

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Dyersville infant. Sheriff's deputies, Dyersville police and Dyersville rescue workers were called to a home on the city's northwest side Friday. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene.…

posted 2014-10-04 17:25:22 by KXEL

Hundreds attend service for slain ISU student

Hundreds of people turned out for a memorial service to remember an Iowa State University student from China whose body was found last week in the trunk of her car. About 250 people gathered in a circle on the Iowa…

posted 2014-10-04 15:37:32 by KXEL

Woman reports sexual assault at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa has received another report from a student that she was sexually assaulted on campus — the sixth sexual assault report made since the school year started in August. The woman reported the assault Tuesday, saying she…

posted 2014-10-04 12:33:22 by KXEL

Parents sue, say son abused at Waterloo school

The parents of a boy they say was strapped to a classroom chair with a belt are suing the Waterloo school district. The parents filed the lawsuit against the Waterloo Community School District on Sept. 24 in Black Hawk County.…

posted 2014-10-04 12:30:30 by KXEL

Satellite voting locations set in Black Hawk County

The Election Division of the Black Hawk County Auditor’s Office will operate several satellite absentee voting centers prior to the November 4, 2014 General Election. Satellite voting allows people to vote prior to the election at a location other than…

posted 2014-10-04 07:29:43 by KXEL