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2014-03-14

Grenade found in Des Moines suburb wasn't active

Police have found an inactive grenade in a car after a traffic stop on Interstate 235 in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights. The car was pulled over around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Des Moines police bomb squad was…

posted 2014-03-14 05:21:30 by KXEL

2014-03-13

House panel OKs Iowa military crime report bill

Legislation intended to ensure victims can report sexual assaults and other crimes involving state military personnel remains alive following a legislative panel's unanimous vote. The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved the measure Thursday. Under the bill, state military forces would…

posted 2014-03-13 21:24:15 by KXEL

Panel changes, OKs bill targeting minors drinking

A bill originally drafted to make it illegal for landowners to allow drinking on their property by anyone under 21 has been changed. The House Public Safety Committee approved an amended version of the bill Thursday that now limits offenses…

posted 2014-03-13 21:22:37 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Stanhope, Hamilton County

The city of Stanhope issued a boil advisory Thursday following a loss of pressure while the city repaired a water main. The water distribution system lost pressure from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.  Loss of pressure has the potential…

posted 2014-03-13 15:10:53 by KXEL

Iowa inmate dies of natural causes in hospice unit

An Iowa inmate has died of natural causes due to complications from colon cancer. The Department of Corrections says 69-year-old Allen Lee Hall died Sunday in the hospice care unit of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. Hall…

posted 2014-03-13 13:55:37 by KXEL

Solar tax credit expansion passes Senate committee

A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate. The bill, supported by environmental groups, received bipartisan support in the Senate…

posted 2014-03-13 13:31:19 by KXEL

Girl Scout cookie sale extended

Due to the wacky weather this winter, customers will have more time to purchase Girl Scout cookies and girls will have extended time to reach their goals. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois’ cookie sale has been…

posted 2014-03-13 11:50:25 by KXEL

Iowa high school graduation rate up again in 2013

The state Department of Education says Iowa's high school graduation rate increased for the class of 2013, making it the third straight year the rate has climbed. The department announced Thursday that fewer students also dropped out of school. The…

posted 2014-03-13 10:04:50 by KXEL

Waterloo police look for link in shooting, beating

Authorities in Waterloo are investigating whether a car shooting is linked to the beating of a man at a shopping mall. Waterloo police say several people allegedly attacked 20-year-old Keith Devon Hayes on Wednesday night at the Crosswords Center mall.…

posted 2014-03-13 08:59:30 by KXEL

Dog that fell into river rescued in Cedar Rapids

A dog rescued after it fell off a chunk of ice floating down the Cedar River has been reunited with its owner. The dog was spotted about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday as the chunk headed downstream south of the Cargill corn…

posted 2014-03-13 08:33:47 by KXEL

State fair food vendors asked to accept credit, debit cards

Iowa State Fair officials want food vendors to accept credit and debit cards at their stands this summer, in addition to cash. Letters to that effect will be sent to vendors as officials try to meet demands from fairgoers who…

posted 2014-03-13 06:48:14 by KXEL

4 Cedar Rapids teens arrested in daytime burglary

Cedar Rapids Police say they stopped a burglary in progress Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say a citizen reported what looked to be a burglary at 1920 Fifth Avenue Southeast at about 1:15 p.m.  Police arrived two minutes later.  They searched the…

posted 2014-03-13 06:21:22 by KXEL

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