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2014-03-03

Iowa Senate bill grants benefits to more veterans

More veterans would be eligible to receive financial assistance when purchasing a home under a bill approved by the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously approved a measure Monday meant to expand eligibility requirements for veterans seeking grants through the Military…

posted 2014-03-03 17:03:55 by KXEL

Senate passes to House online voter registration

The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that would allow online voter registration in Iowa. The bill passed 48-0 on Monday with no debate. Under the bill voters must provide the same information required on other…

posted 2014-03-03 16:38:29 by KXEL

Jury acquits Iowa City pharmacist of fraud charges

Jurors have acquitted an Iowa pharmacist of 15 counts of health care fraud, rejecting allegations that he fraudulently billed an insurance company for life-saving drugs sent to hemophilia patients. The federal jury returned the verdict Monday after a weeklong trial…

posted 2014-03-03 16:30:10 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs study of emerald ash borer

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate are trying to determine the best way to deal with emerald ash borer infestations across the state. The Senate voted 43-5 on Monday in favor of a measure to develop an advisory committee to study…

posted 2014-03-03 15:50:44 by KXEL

Iowa City bridge reopens after semitrailer crash

A bridge in Iowa City has reopened after a semitrailer carrying 48,000 pounds of cream overturned. Iowa City police say the eastbound side of the Burlington Street Bridge reopened Monday morning after the vehicle was moved. The truck overturned on…

posted 2014-03-03 15:49:11 by KXEL

Waterloo West cancels classes after water main break

Due to a water main break in the vicinity of West High School, classes at West has been canceled for Wednesday, March 5. During the repair the building would be without water, so the school will be closed to accommodate…

posted 2014-03-03 15:17:27 by KXEL

Woman arrested in 1983 horse ranch slayings

An Iowa woman has been charged in the 1983 slayings of her estranged husband and his girlfriend, who were found bludgeoned to death at a horse ranch. Theresa Lynn Supino's arrest in the March 3, 1983, deaths of Steven Fisher…

posted 2014-03-03 15:15:00 by KXEL

Iowa attorney general, treasurer endorse Hatch

Iowa's two state Democratic officeholders are supporting state Sen. Jack Hatch for governor. At a Capitol press conference Monday, Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald and Attorney General Tom Miller announced they were backing the Des Moines Democrat, who is expected to be…

posted 2014-03-03 15:13:11 by KXEL

Waterloo man pleads guilty, sentenced for voter fraud

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced that a Waterloo man was sentenced in a Black Hawk County voter fraud case last week. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) referred the case to Black Hawk County Attorney Tom Ferguson…

posted 2014-03-03 12:59:30 by KXEL

Some Iowa voters decide spending issues Tuesday

Voters in several Iowa counties have issues on ballots on Tuesday. Des Moines voters will decide whether to approve an increase in the fee charged on their utility bills to repay $40 million the city borrowed to pay a court-ordered…

posted 2014-03-03 12:56:04 by KXEL

Branstad launches teacher leadership program

Nearly 40 school districts have been selected to initiate teacher leadership programs next school year as part of Iowa's 2013 education reform plan. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Department of Education Director Brad Buck announced Monday their 39 school district…

posted 2014-03-03 12:02:35 by KXEL

UNI administrators put research policy on hold

Administrators at the University of Northern Iowa have agreed to put a policy on hold that requires faculty to teach an extra course if they don't complete enough research each semester. UNI President Bill Ruud recently agreed to put a…

posted 2014-03-03 11:56:55 by KXEL

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