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2014-03-08

Iowa lawmakers clash over competing bullying bills

Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals. A bill in the House and another in the…

posted 2014-03-08 06:44:26 by KXEL

Iowa health officials report data breach

Iowa health officials say a breach of personal information relating to some child and dependent adult abuse cases in Polk County took place over five years. The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that the information of more than…

posted 2014-03-08 06:42:39 by KXEL

Past winter 9th coldest on record

If you think this was a brutal winter, there's data to back it up: Iowa officials say it was the ninth coldest in the state since record-keeping began more than 140 years ago. Harry Hillaker, state climatologist with the Iowa…

posted 2014-03-08 06:41:12 by KXEL

Federal authorities charge man with double killing

Federal authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with the killing of his parents last month on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa. An FBI agent Friday filed a criminal complaint against Gordon Lasley Jr. in U.S. District Court in Cedar…

posted 2014-03-08 06:39:37 by KXEL

No injuries after Shell Rock train derailment

Officials say no one was injured following a freight train derailment in the northeast Iowa city of Shell Rock. Iowa Northern Railroad Company says the early Friday incident near a railroad crossing involved some train cars going off their tracks. …

posted 2014-03-08 06:37:39 by KXEL

Inmate dies at Black Hawk County Jail

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Black Hawk County Jail. At approximately 6:25 Friday night, an inmate being held in the Intake area of the jail was…

posted 2014-03-08 06:30:30 by KXEL

2014-03-07

Waterloo police warn of IRS scam

The Waterloo Police Department has received numerous reports today of an Internal Revenue Service phone scam. Capt. Tim Pillack says residents are receiving phone calls from the 202 area code claiming they are with the IRS and ask for personal…

posted 2014-03-07 11:49:01 by KXEL

Mason OKs purchase of 2nd Nite Ride van at UI

University of Iowa President Sally Mason has authorized the purchase of a second van for a late-night transportation program for women. University Assistant Vice President Chuck Green says that Mason had OK'd the purchase of another vehicle for the Nite…

posted 2014-03-07 10:22:36 by KXEL

Mom, infant hospitalized in Iowa City for burns

Authorities say a woman and her 5-month-old child have been hospitalized after hot liquid was spilled on them at an eastern Iowa apartment. The Walcott Police Department says the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the apartment on West…

posted 2014-03-07 08:25:06 by KXEL

More arrests in Lindale Mall fight

Cedar Rapids Police have made additional arrests in a February 15th fight in the Food Court at Lindale Mall. Charged with disorderly conduct were 19-year-old Brandon Johnson and 21-year-old Roberto Alicea, both of Cedar Rapids.  Both men were transported to…

posted 2014-03-07 06:41:22 by KXEL

Stolen sports wheelchairs pieces found in Fairfax

Pieces of the sports wheelchairs stolen from a Cedar Rapids YMCA parking lot have been found a few miles away in Fairfax. SportAbility of Iowa officials say more than a dozen wheelchairs were in a trailer that was taken from…

posted 2014-03-07 06:21:59 by KXEL

Authorities: Dubuque man wanted to drug wife

A Dubuque man has been accused of trying to conspire with his teenage daughter to get his wife to take harmful pills. A criminal complaint says 55-year-old Michael C. Schoonover asked his 17-year-old daughter to get "unknown pills" for him…

posted 2014-03-07 05:56:08 by KXEL

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