Category Archives: KXEL News

More Details Released about “Bachelor’s” Plea

The judge can accept or reject the proposed agreement, but former reality TV participant Chris Soules entered a written guilty plea yesterday(Tues) to a reduced charge, in the April, 2017 death of Aurora area farmer Kenny Mosher. The Arlington area man, who appeared on television three years ago as “The Bachelor,” and on “Dancing with…Read more »

Shell Rock Police Chief Louis Staudt Dead at 58

Shell Rock’s longtime police chief died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester(MN).   Louis Staudt was 58 and had recently been recognized for 35 years with the department.   Shell Rock Mayor Larry Young says for most of that time, Staudt was the police department. Staudt was recognized by the U-S Department of Justice for Outstanding…Read more »

Corridor Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-Year Old

An Iowa City man has been charged after allegedly sexually abusing a three-year-old girl. Documents say 49-year-old Andrew Harrison was babysitting the child on July 15. After leaving Harrison’s home, she told her mom Harrison had “licked her down her down there.” The child was then taken to the hospital and evidence was collected. DNA…Read more »

“Bachelor” Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor; Judge has Final Say

An Arlington area farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” several years ago has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash last year near his home. In an agreement with prosecutors announced Tuesday, 36-year-old Chris Soules pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The misdemeanor charge carries a…Read more »

Waterloo Woman Accused of Killing her Cousin Caught in VA

A Waterloo woman sought in the slaying of her cousin has been taken into custody in eastern Virginia. Iowa authorities say 22-year-old Danaesha Martin was detained yesterday(Tue) in Norfolk, on an Iowa warrant for first-degree murder. Authorities say she played a role in the May 31st shooting death of 22-year-old Shavondes Martin. He’d been acquitted…Read more »

Waterloo Council Says No to New PD Funding Source

The Waterloo City Council voted 5 to 1 last(Tues) night to deny the police department another source of revenue to hire new officers – the money generated by tickets issued as a result of automated traffic enforcement cameras.  Council members, all except Bruce Jacobs, feel the ticket proceeds should go for property tax relief, as…Read more »

NE Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive Totals In

The numbers have been tabulated and this year’s Northeast Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive has brought in 66,172 meals of food and fund donations. Over the last month-and-a-half, students from eight Cedar Valley high schools have hosted fundraisers and brought in food to help support the nearly 46,000 northeast Iowans who struggle with food…Read more »

$6-Million Gift from Boeing to ISU will Help Fund Innovation Ctr.

Officials say Iowa State will use a large portion of a $6 million gift from Boeing Co. to help fund construction of a Student Innovation Center. A news release sent today(Tues) about Boeing’s commitment says the 140,000-square-foot center on the Ames campus is expected to be finished in January 2020. The university says the center…Read more »

Details of Attempted Charles City Murder Revealed

A Charles City woman has been accused of injecting her mother with insulin in an attempt to kill her. Floyd County authorities say 44-year-old Jennifer Bean is charged with attempted murder. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a message this(Tue) morning from The Associated Press. Bean’s next court hearing is scheduled for Friday. A court document…Read more »

Earlville Area Woman Dies in Farm Fall

Authorities are investigating the death of an eastern Iowa woman who fell at her farm. First responders were sent around noon Saturday to the farm about 4 miles northwest of Earlville. They found 39-year-old Amy Mullis injured. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says Mullis was taken to a hospital in Manchester, where she died. Details…Read more »