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2014-03-05

Iowa Legislature reaches rare budget agreement

Legislative leaders from both parties in the House and Senate have accomplished the rare task of agreeing on figures for the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July. Joint budget targets were released Wednesday proposing the state spend…

posted 2014-03-05 13:30:58 by KXEL

Iowa pet breeders criticize proposed legislation

Some pet breeders in Iowa say proposed legislation placing new restrictions on their work would put them out of business in the state. The bill, which was recently approved by a Senate commerce committee, would include requirements like increased licensing…

posted 2014-03-05 13:04:02 by KXEL

Rep. Paul Ryan to headline Iowa GOP event

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is planning his second trip to Iowa since running as the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nominee. In a statement Tuesday from the Republican Party of Iowa, state Chairman A.J. Spiker says Ryan plans to headline the…

posted 2014-03-05 10:38:40 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Police to enforce 48 hour ordinance

The Cedar Falls Police Department is reminding residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snow fall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help…

posted 2014-03-05 10:18:39 by KXEL

Operation Thaw offers aid to Waterloo residents

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association has donated $125,000 to help low-income homeowners thaw out frozen water lines. The money for what's called Operation Thaw will be distributed by Operation Threshold.  Operation Threshold, the association and city of Waterloo leaders…

posted 2014-03-05 09:43:53 by KXEL

2 Iowa fugitives back in custody

Iowa authorities say two missing inmates are back in custody after being listed as escaped. The Iowa Corrections Department says 41-year-old Jon Myers is being held in the Lafayette County, Wis., jail.  On Tuesday the department said Myers hadn't returned…

posted 2014-03-05 09:41:36 by KXEL

Waterloo moves up downtown snow removal

Waterloo’s downtown area snow removal previously scheduled for Thursday, March 6th has been moved up to commence at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 5. All vehicles must be moved from street-side parking to allow for efficient and effective clean-up.  Vehicles left…

posted 2014-03-05 08:28:37 by KXEL

Ames voters reject borrowing for convention center

Voters in Ames have rejected a proposal to borrow up to $19 million to pay the city's share of a convention center at Iowa State University. Results showed the measure failed Tuesday, 62 percent to 37 percent. The entire project…

posted 2014-03-05 04:59:43 by KXEL

FBI seeks help in solving 3 rural Iowa bank heists

The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying the person who may be responsible for three unsolved bank robberies in eastern Iowa. The FBI said Tuesday that it believes that the same person, or two people working together, is…

posted 2014-03-05 04:58:52 by KXEL

2014-03-04

Officials: Inmate left Dubuque work release facility

Authorities say an inmate enrolled in a work release program has failed to return to a designated facility in Dubuque. A news release Tuesday from the state Department of Corrections says 41-year-old Jon Jozef Myers hasn't returned to the facility…

posted 2014-03-04 21:06:47 by KXEL

Des Moines police arrest 6 in drug investigation

Des Moines police say at least six people have been arrested in connection to an investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Authorities say the people were taken into custody Tuesday morning following the completion of several simultaneous search warrants…

posted 2014-03-04 21:05:37 by KXEL

Des Moines voters OK fee increase to pay off loan

Voters in Des Moines have overwhelmingly approved an increase in a fee charged on their utility bills to repay $40 million the city borrowed to pay a court-ordered refund of previously over-collected franchise fees. More than 85 percent of the…

posted 2014-03-04 21:03:35 by KXEL

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