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Iowa City Man Charged with 18 Counts of Sexual Abuse

Police say an Iowa City man has been accused of sexual abuse over several encounters. The Iowa City Police Department says 23-year-old Nathan Schloss was arrested Friday and charged with 18 counts of felony third-degree sexual abuse. A criminal complaint…

posted 2014-12-20 08:22:51 by KXEL


Eastern Iowa Radio Personality Succumbs to Cancer

A well-known eastern Iowa radio personality has passed away. Scott Steele lost his five-year battle with cancer Thursday evening. He worked at a number of radio stations in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids for many years.

posted 2014-12-19 07:22:10 by KXEL

Midamar Manager to Plead Guilty

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company's exporting and marketing practices. The conspiracy charges filed yesterday against 50-year-old Philip G. Payne are the…

posted 2014-12-19 07:21:23 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Cedar Rapids police are continuing to look for a suspect in connection with a late afternoon bank robbery yesterday. Officers were called to the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Avenue SW shortly after 4 p.m. A lone individual had entered…

posted 2014-12-19 07:20:39 by KXEL

Deere Sells Insurance Business

Deere & Co. said yesterday it had reached agreement to sell its crop insurance business, subject to regulatory approval, to West Des Moines-based Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa. Deere will sell both John Deere Insurance Co. and John…

posted 2014-12-19 07:20:11 by KXEL

Iowa City Police Complete Internal Investigation

The Iowa City Police Department says it has completed an internal investigation into an accidental shooting at a substation that injured two officers while they were cleaning their service weapons. Chief Sam Hargadine is reviewing the investigation report, but there…

posted 2014-12-19 07:18:29 by KXEL


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