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Marshalltown Man Killed by Police

Marshalltown Police have identified the man who was shot and killed by officers yesterday morning.The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. yesterday, when two officers encountered a man armed with a handgun on a Marshalltown street. Police say the man…

posted 2014-12-18 08:06:47 by KXEL

Oelwein Woman Finds Dog in Well Pit

An Oelwein woman found something unexpected in her yard yesterday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said a dog fell into an  old well at a home off 50th Street, a rural area just northeast of Oelwein. Christina Edmonds said…

posted 2014-12-18 08:06:07 by KXEL

CR School Superintendent to Retire

Cedar Rapids school superintendent David Benson will retire at the end of the school year, the district announced yesterday. Benson joined the district in 2009 as superintendent. He previously worked as a superintendent in Kansas and Missouri and is in…

posted 2014-12-18 08:05:20 by KXEL

Parkersburg Mayor Resigns

Parkersburg Mayor Denny Kannegieter resigned Monday. He declined to comment on the exact reasons why. Kannegieter was elected elected mayor in November 2013 after serving four years on the city council. City council member Leon Thorne will serve as mayor…

posted 2014-12-18 08:04:08 by KXEL

Odekirk Selected as Judge

Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed David P. Odekirk of Waterloo as a judge in northeast Iowa's Judicial District 1B. Odekirk received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Iowa and is currently in private practice.  Odekirk was appointed…

posted 2014-12-18 08:02:13 by KXEL


Morning Fire at Cedar Rapids Church

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to a call at St. James United Methodist Church, 1430 Ellis Boulevard NW, around 8:15 a.m. this morning. Adults and children associated with a before school daycare at the school had safely escaped prior to firefighters'…

posted 2014-12-16 09:33:21 by KXEL

Waterloo Garbage Collection Cancelled for Tuesday

Garbage collection regularly scheduled for today has been cancelled due to high winds at the landfill. Today’s garbage collection will be picked up Saturday, December 20, 2014. Garbage carts must be at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. that…

posted 2014-12-16 09:31:39 by KXEL

Waterloo Buys Wonder Bakery Building

Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 last night to buy the former Wonder Bread/Hostess bakery building at 325 Commercial St. from Flowers Baking Co. for just over $400,000. A number of downtown business owners and supporters attended the meeting with…

posted 2014-12-16 06:18:11 by KXEL

21-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Cedar Falls Robbery

Cedar Falls Police have arrested a Cedar Falls woman in connection with the robbery of the Prime Mart Convenience Store last night. 21-year-old Cheyanne Rose Meany was charged with Robbery in the First Degree this morning. Officers responded to the…

posted 2014-12-16 06:16:45 by KXEL


Feds Drop Investigation of Iowa Restaurant Owner

Federal prosecutors are dropping an effort to seize nearly $33,000 from an Iowa restaurant owner's bank account. The IRS became suspicious of Carole Hinders because of a pattern of cash deposits of less than $10,000. Hinders says the cash came…

posted 2014-12-15 08:23:42 by KXEL

City May Buy Wonder Bakery in Waterloo

The city may buy the old Wonder Bread bakery in Waterloo. City Council members are expected to vote tonight whether to buy the building at 325 Commercial St. from Flowers Baking Co. for around $400,000. The bakery ceased production in…

posted 2014-12-15 08:22:48 by KXEL

Rowley Man Again Charged with Sex Crime

A Buchanan County man is facing new felony charges following an arrest Thursday in Independence. 24-year-old Michael Toms of Rowley is charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse and Failure to comply with Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s…

posted 2014-12-15 08:21:55 by KXEL