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Report: 3 Iowa universities could shed HR, IT jobs

A consultant says Iowa's three public universities could save tens of millions of dollars in the coming years and eliminate up to 250 jobs by restructuring their administration. Recommendations released Thursday by Deloitte Consulting LLP call for changing or eliminating…

posted 2014-10-02 09:47:08 by KXEL

Cedar Falls police ask help in forgery case

Cedar Falls police are asking for the public’s assistance to help solve an on-going fraud investigation. The investigation has revealed that over $10,000 was fraudulently charged on stolen credit cards shortly after the victim’s car was burglarized on September 29th…

posted 2014-10-02 09:21:05 by KXEL

New trial date set for Casey Frederiksen

A trial date has been set for the 35-year-old man charged with killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. Casey Frederiksen will stand trial on March 2 for first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse. Frederiksen is charged in the…

posted 2014-10-02 09:14:10 by KXEL

Woman dies in Linn County crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly single-vehicle accident. Deputies were called to the 3800-block of Cottage Grove Road Southeast at 10:17 Wednesday morning. First responders found a car had gone off the road and struck a tree.…

posted 2014-10-02 07:53:48 by KXEL

ISU student found dead in apartment on campus

An Iowa State University student has been found dead in her apartment on campus, but authorities say no foul play is suspected. University police say the woman was found unresponsive Tuesday night in a University Village apartment on the Ames…

posted 2014-10-02 06:00:01 by KXEL

Group seeks to operate dog racing track in Dubuque

The Iowa Greyhound Association has formally requested a license to operate a dog racing track in Dubuque next year. An official from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says the license application was received Wednesday, the final day an application…

posted 2014-10-02 05:55:56 by KXEL

Iowa regents to consider restructuring IT, HR

A consultant is expected to release plans detailing how Iowa's three public universities could cut costs by restructuring how employees perform routine administrative functions. Deloitte Consulting LLP is expected to tell the Iowa Board of Regents about potential changes to…

posted 2014-10-02 05:53:26 by KXEL

Washington day care owner gets 4 days in jail

An Iowa woman charged with restraining children in car seats at her in-home day care has been sentenced to four days in jail. A Washington County judge sentenced 48-year-old Debra Crawford to the jail time and two years of supervised…

posted 2014-10-02 05:51:12 by KXEL

Two charged in Manchester meth investigation

Suspicious activity led Manchester police to arrest two people on a variety of drug charges. Officers investigated a car in the 200 block of South Franklin Street Wednesday morning.  Evidence gathered there led investigators to search an apartment at 222…

posted 2014-10-02 05:49:31 by KXEL


Uncovered video delays trial in Waterloo shooting

The discovery of surveillance video that might hold clues in a June grocery store parking lot shooting in Waterloo has postponed the trial of the man charged in the case. Antonio Deshawn Hutchins, 33, will now face trial on Jan.…

posted 2014-10-01 10:28:51 by KXEL

Charges dropped in HIV transmission case

Prosecutors are dropping criminal transmission of HIV charges against an Iowa man saying they cannot proceed with prosecution after the Iowa Supreme Court in June threw out his conviction. Court records show the Black Hawk County attorney's office filed a…

posted 2014-10-01 10:05:36 by KXEL

Group wants investigation of UI research rabbit deaths

An animal welfare group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the death of four rabbits used for research at the University of Iowa. A USDA routine inspection report from August found four rabbits died in June during…

posted 2014-10-01 08:38:02 by KXEL