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Templeton Rye will add clarity of Indiana origins

Executives at Templeton Rye say they will change labels on bottles of their celebrated whiskey to be clear the alcohol is distilled in Indiana, not Iowa. Company President Scott Bush and Chairman Vern Underwood told The Des Moines Register the…

posted 2014-08-29 10:48:40 by KXEL

People injured in fire at Coralville apartment

At least two people were taken to a local hospital after an apartment fire in Coralville early Friday morning. Police and fire crews were first sent to 725 20th Avenue after someone reported seeing flames and smoke inside the 12-unit…

posted 2014-08-29 09:53:52 by KXEL

1 man dies, woman injured in Mason City house fire

A cigarette was blamed for a house fire in Mason City that killed a man and injured a woman. Firefighters responded to the fire late Wednesday and found the occupants in different parts of the home. Authorities say 62-year-old Jesse…

posted 2014-08-29 08:32:39 by KXEL

Osage man claims $2 million Powerball prize

A 58-year-old Osage man has claimed his $2 million Iowa Powerball prize. Iowa Lottery officials say Duane Hanson turned in winning his ticket on Thursday.  His ticket for Wednesday night's $80 million drawing matched the first five numbers but missed…

posted 2014-08-29 07:18:22 by KXEL

Railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire

A railroad spokesman says a historic Iowa bridge that ignited this week is now in need of repair. Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman says that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.  He described…

posted 2014-08-29 05:54:00 by KXEL


Iowa attorney general sues beauty school chain

The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a cosmetology school chain, accusing it of defrauding students. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Polk County District Court accuses the La' James chain of cosmetology schools of fraudulent practices.  It…

posted 2014-08-28 21:46:05 by KXEL

Floyd County officials to appoint county attorney

Floyd County officials plan to appoint someone to serve temporarily as county attorney, following the death of its top prosecutor. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors says it will appoint someone on Sept. 9 to fill the vacancy left by…

posted 2014-08-28 21:43:36 by KXEL

CEO of Veridian Credit Union to step down

A top executive for the largest credit union in Iowa has announced plans to step down. Jean Trainor said Thursday she's leaving Veridian Credit Union to work with her 29-year-old son.  She said it's the right time to start a…

posted 2014-08-28 21:41:55 by KXEL

James Harlan statue unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan

A statue of former U.S. Sen. James Harlan has been unveiled in Mount Pleasant after more than a century in Washington, D.C. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were among the guests Thursday as the statue was unveiled…

posted 2014-08-28 21:38:09 by KXEL

State has paid out over $2 million in settlements

A review from the state auditor shows that since 2010, Iowa has paid out $2.4 million in settlement payments, mostly to former employees. Auditor Mary Mosiman on Thursday released a report on the grievance process and settlement payments made between…

posted 2014-08-28 14:22:11 by KXEL

Granger named vice chair of Iowa Board of Parole

Gov. Terry Branstad today appointed Norm Granger of Waterloo as the Vice Chair of the Iowa Board of Parole.  Granger’s term on the Iowa Board of Parole begins Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and ends April 30, 2018. The five-member Board…

posted 2014-08-28 13:01:12 by KXEL

Ex-worker at Dubuque casino claims discrimination

A former employee for Mystique Casino in Dubuque has sued the casino, claiming she was fired because she didn't dress more feminine. The civil lawsuit by Brandy Welter, a former marketing manager, seeks an unspecified amount of damages for lost…

posted 2014-08-28 12:44:01 by KXEL