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2014-06-05

Ernst wins primary by emphasizing her life

Joni Ernst, a mother from farm country and Iraq war veteran who was little known only months ago, surprisingly won Iowa's Republican Senate primary going away. She now appears well positioned to compete for a seat that could help determine…

posted 2014-06-05 09:10:44 by KXEL

UI to take possession of huge research magnet

The University of Iowa is getting a massive research instrument to improve their study of how the brain works. The university is expected to take possession Thursday of a sophisticated magnetic resonance imaging instrument that weighs 42 tons.  The instrument…

posted 2014-06-05 09:06:51 by KXEL

Girl accused of attacking Four Oaks facility staffer

Prosecutors are considering their options against a 14-year-old girl accused of using a cord to choke a staff member at Four Oaks, a facility on the state's Mental Health Institute campus in Independence. The girl was arrested May 29 and…

posted 2014-06-05 09:05:01 by KXEL

Iowa ethics board fines Waterloo mayor

An Iowa oversight board has fined Waterloo's mayor for using his city email for political purposes. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board ruled Wednesday that Mayor Buck Clark violated campaign ethics rules. Former Waterloo school board member Bill Kammeyer…

posted 2014-06-05 09:03:10 by KXEL

High times for Dyersville greenhouse maker

A greenhouse maker in northeast Iowa is reporting a boost in sales as more states legalize the medical use of marijuana. A corporate official says that demand from marijuana growers has caused an estimated 25 percent increase in greenhouse production…

posted 2014-06-05 09:01:32 by KXEL

Judge OKs Des Moines bedbug lawsuit settlement

A Polk County judge has approved a $2.45 million settlement of a lawsuit over bedbugs at two downtown Des Moines apartment towers. Judge Robert Blink on Wednesday approved the settlement between the class-action group and First Baptist Elderly Housing Foundation,…

posted 2014-06-05 09:00:19 by KXEL

2014-06-04

Republicans nominate Blum for US House seat

Dubuque business owner Rod Blum has won the Republican nomination for Iowa's 1st Congressional District. He emerged from a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, who is running for U.S. Senate. The 59-year-old Blum won…

posted 2014-06-04 10:43:48 by KXEL

Murphy wins 5-way Democratic 1st District primary

Longtime Dubuque Rep. Pat Murphy has won the Democratic nomination for northeast Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Murphy won the nomination over four other candidates in Tuesday's primary election.  He will face the winner of a three-person Republican race. They're seeking…

posted 2014-06-04 10:42:39 by KXEL

Ernst wins Republican primary for US Senate

State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over five candidates.  She'll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:41:31 by KXEL

Branstad wins GOP nomination for record 6th term

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has easily won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office. Branstad had no trouble in Tuesday's primary election, in which he faced conservative political activist Tom Hoefling. Branstad now…

posted 2014-06-04 10:40:16 by KXEL

Des Moines officer accused of assault is fired

A 33-year-old Des Moines police officer accused of assaulting his former girlfriend has been fired. A police spokesman said Tuesday that Cody Grimes had violated the department policies on conduct and obedience to laws and orders.  Grimes has 14 days…

posted 2014-06-04 10:31:19 by KXEL

Waterloo man in road rage incident gets 78 months

A Waterloo man accused of pulling out a handgun during a road rage incident has been sent to federal prison. Jeramia Cook was sentenced last month to six years and six months.  He was indicted Nov. 19 on a single…

posted 2014-06-04 10:29:01 by KXEL

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