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Cedar Falls police investigate homicide

Cedar Falls police are investigating a homicide. Officers were sent to the 18-hundred block of Tremont Street at 1:36 Sunday morning to investigate a report of gunshots.  When they arrived on the scene they found 21-year-old Norman Carroll Gant of…

posted 2014-06-01 11:10:24 by KXEL

Branstad vetoes millions in funding

Gov. Terry Branstad has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state spending that legislators had approved, with some of the biggest cuts targeting environmental protection and recreation projects. Branstad trimmed state money for the Resource Enhancement and Protection fund,…

posted 2014-06-01 10:59:52 by KXEL

Man injured in shooting southeast of Hudson

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that sent a Jesup man to the hospital Saturday night. Deputies were called to a residence southeast of Hudson at approximately 10:16 p.m.  Deputies were told four people had…

posted 2014-06-01 10:56:57 by KXEL


Fire damages ISU's Sweeney Hall

A building on the Iowa State University campus was damaged in an early morning fire. The university says in a news release Friday that the fire at Sweeney Hall started in a mechanical area atop the building. Ames firefighters responded…

posted 2014-05-31 07:41:25 by KXEL

Branstad OKs bill ending Council Bluffs dog races

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016. Branstad's office said the governor signed the bill Friday along with more than a dozen other bills. The measure…

posted 2014-05-31 07:40:34 by KXEL

Iowa road work peaks, federal funding in question

Summer is peak road construction time in Iowa and work is underway on dozens of projects, but questions about whether federal money will continue to flow has state officials concerned. The federal highway fund gets most of its money from…

posted 2014-05-31 07:37:12 by KXEL

Iowa National Guard to rededicate Dubuque center

The Iowa National Guard plans to host a rededication ceremony to commemorate a newly renovated readiness center in Dubuque. The ceremony for the Dubuque Readiness Center is scheduled Thursday.  Federal, state and local officials are expected to attend. The Dubuque…

posted 2014-05-31 07:34:44 by KXEL


Branstad signs cannabis oil, HIV bills

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law a bill that legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat severe epilepsy and one that lessens the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV.  He's also signed bills that…

posted 2014-05-30 15:49:05 by KXEL

Authorities identify body found in Des Moines River

Authorities have recovered a body from the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. The Des Moines Fire Department says the body was recovered Friday afternoon after a woman spotted it south of the Center Street Dam.  A water emergency…

posted 2014-05-30 15:18:27 by KXEL

Supreme Court halts Waterloo road sale to developer

The city of Waterloo cannot sell the unused right of way portion of a road to a developer without informing nearby property owners and letting them bid on the land. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of…

posted 2014-05-30 14:49:28 by KXEL

Former Iowa lottery worker charged

A former Iowa lottery worker has been charged with several felony fraud counts after investigators say she kept several scratch lottery tickets she was supposed to deliver to north Iowa stores. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says in a…

posted 2014-05-30 11:33:15 by KXEL

Guttenberg nears OK of golf carts on city streets

People could soon drive golf carts in the northeast Iowa city of Guttenberg under a proposal nearing approval. The Guttenberg City Council has twice approved a proposed ordinance allowing licensed drivers to operate golf carts on most city streets.  A…

posted 2014-05-30 11:32:04 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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