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2014-02-21

Iowa Supreme Court to hear juvenile home case

The Iowa Supreme Court will review whether Gov. Terry Branstad had the power to close the troubled Iowa Juvenile Home. The court announced Friday that it would hear an appeal from Branstad, who petitioned the court about two weeks ago.…

posted 2014-02-21 20:56:38 by KXEL

Waterloo church completes $350,000 renovation

The Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Waterloo has completed a $350,000 renovation that restores some historic aspects of the church. Officials say the church, which was built in 1901, will have new pews and other updates like more accessibility…

posted 2014-02-21 20:52:52 by KXEL

Accused kidnapper appears in federal court

A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and leaving him outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures has made her first court appearance in Wisconsin. A federal grand jury indicted 31-year-old Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colo., on a…

posted 2014-02-21 20:50:20 by KXEL

Police investigate fatal hit-and-run in Des Moines

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Des Moines. Des Moines police says the Valentine's Day crash involved a 52-year-old woman who was struck as she crossed a street on…

posted 2014-02-21 20:48:36 by KXEL

Hundreds of animals rescued in Davis County

A nonprofit animal group says it's assisting authorities in the recovery of hundreds of animals from a small southeast Iowa city. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa said Friday that nearly 300 living animals and more than 50 dead animals…

posted 2014-02-21 20:45:53 by KXEL

Reynolds gets leadership role in Republican group

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will take on a leadership role with the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association for the second year in a row. The appointment was announced Friday.  Reynolds will serve on the 2014 Executive Committee for the Association.  She…

posted 2014-02-21 13:01:59 by KXEL

Officials: Parts of Iowa City under boil advisory

Parts of Iowa City are under a boil advisory as officials determine whether a water main break caused possible water contamination. The break occurred late Wednesday, and Iowa City Communications Coordinator Shannon McMahon says the main was repaired by Thursday…

posted 2014-02-21 12:17:21 by KXEL

Northwood returns to normal after fire, evacuation

Residents of a small northern Iowa city are returning to normal life following a fire at a local airport that sent a plume of smoke over the area. The evacuation Thursday for the city of Northwood, located about 130 miles…

posted 2014-02-21 11:37:51 by KXEL

Accused kidnapper to appear in federal court

A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and leaving him outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures is set to appear in federal court in Wisconsin. A grand jury indicted 31-year-old Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colo., on a…

posted 2014-02-21 10:28:54 by KXEL

Waterloo's Friday garbage collection cancelled

The City of Waterloo Waste Management Services Department says garbage collection for Friday, February 21st has been cancelled. Friday garbage routes will be picked up on Monday, February 24th. Please have your garbage carts at the curb no later than…

posted 2014-02-21 09:31:37 by KXEL

Blaze damages fire station in Bellevue

No injuries have been reported from a fire that forced an Iowa firefighter to drive a firetruck out of a station so he could turn around and fight a fire inside the station. The fire erupted Thursday morning at the…

posted 2014-02-21 09:26:48 by KXEL

Residents allowed back into Northwood after fire

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents of Northwood following a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff's Office says the evacuation was called off around 3 p.m. Thursday.  The order was originally issued after a…

posted 2014-02-21 06:26:13 by KXEL

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