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2014-02-25

Dike insurance agent accused of faking policies

A 46-year-old insurance agent in northeast Iowa has been accused of creating fake life insurance policies so she could make more in commissions. Melissa Williams of Dike is charged with one count of mail fraud.  She's scheduled to be arraigned…

posted 2014-02-25 08:31:31 by KXEL

Man walks into Cedar Rapids hospital with gunshot wound

Cedar Rapids police say a man walked into Mercy Medical Center before 2 a.m. Monday with gunshot wounds. The man got treatment for what officers describe as non-life threatening injuries. Police are trying to determine where the man was shot…

posted 2014-02-25 07:25:21 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids leaders to discuss fixing potholes

City leaders in Cedar Rapids are expected to detail their plans to fix the potholes that have popped up all over the city this winter. Mayor Ron Corbett is holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss how the city will…

posted 2014-02-25 06:26:04 by KXEL

Iowa National Guard units brace for possible cuts

A proposal by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to shrink the Army National Guard by 20,000 soldiers and the Army reserve by 10,000 over the next few years has Iowa soldiers worried for their jobs. The Iowa Army National Guard has…

posted 2014-02-25 06:24:57 by KXEL

Authorities probe fatal stabbing on Meskwaki Settlement

A person is being questioned about a fatal stabbing on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County. Officers were sent to a home on the settlement a little before 5 p.m. Monday after someone called 911 to report a stabbing. Authorities…

posted 2014-02-25 06:23:06 by KXEL

2014-02-24

Iowa Senate OKs adding pets to protective orders

Pets would be better protected in domestic abuse cases under a bill approved by the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously voted Monday to approve the measure that would allow the inclusion of pets in domestic abuse protective orders.  By including…

posted 2014-02-24 20:24:52 by KXEL

Hy-Vee planning several stores in Minneapolis area

Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has its eye on the Minneapolis market with plans to build several new stores each year over the next few years. The West Des Moines-based chain says in a statement released Monday each new…

posted 2014-02-24 20:23:49 by KXEL

Rockwell Collins to equip Russian aircraft

Iowa-based aviation electronic equipment manufacturer Rockwell Collins says it has reached an agreement with a St. Petersburg, Russia company to provide equipment for Russian aircraft. The deal is with Transas Aviation to build equipment to retrofit into existing aircraft and…

posted 2014-02-24 20:20:54 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs bill to limit restraint use

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill requiring rules on the use of restraints on pregnant women in prisons and jails to be uniform and to be made public. The Senate unanimously voted in favor of the measure Monday to…

posted 2014-02-24 20:18:29 by KXEL

Iowa Senate OKs stun gun training standardization

The Iowa Senate says Iowa law enforcement officers should go through standardized training before being allowed to use stun guns. The Senate unanimously approved a bill Monday to regulate usage of the devices.  The legislation now goes to the House.…

posted 2014-02-24 20:17:07 by KXEL

Iowa City shelter ends cat quarantine

The cat room at the Iowa City animal shelter is open again for visitors looking to adopt and for new cats needing a home. The cat area of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center has been closed for…

posted 2014-02-24 20:15:32 by KXEL

Random face punching incidents reported in Ames

Ames police are investigating a series of reports in which a man randomly punched people in the face and ran to a waiting getaway car. Two assaults were reported on Feb. 16 and another Saturday night. The victims report walking…

posted 2014-02-24 20:13:25 by KXEL

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