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Coralville Deaths Tied to Drug Use

The two Florida residents found dead in a Coralville hotel last month died from an accidental heroin and prescription drug overdose. On December 9, 2014, the Coralville Police Department responded to the Suburban Inn after hotel staff discovered two bodies…

posted 2015-01-23 06:47:19 by KXEL

Auditor Asks UNI to Change Financial Policies

The state auditor is advising the University of Northern Iowa to establish policies around the financial transactions of student organizations…this after an investigation into bookkeeping for its International Dance Theatre program revealed $15,215 in improper disbursements and undeposited collections. The…

posted 2015-01-23 06:45:22 by KXEL


Two Injured in Tuesday Night Shooting

Two people who were shot in the backside Tuesday night have been released from the hospital. Waterloo police say Kyndal Nichole Boyle, 20, of Waverly, was shot, and Daniel Butz, 16, received a grazing wound while they were at Butz's…

posted 2015-01-21 08:52:09 by KXEL


Inmate at Waterloo Work Release on "Escape" Status

Authorities say a 35-year-old inmate has been listed as escaped from a work release facility in Waterloo. The Iowa Corrections Department says Curtis Austin lll was placed on escaped status because he didn't return to the facility after a day…

posted 2015-01-20 09:43:46 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Report of Shots Fired

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a report of shots being fired Monday around 3 p.m. near the intersection of 15th Street and Second Avenue SE. One house and one vehicle in the 1500 block of Second Avenue were damaged, likely…

posted 2015-01-20 08:36:11 by KXEL

Driver Flees Police, Crashes and Burns Car

A vehicle crashed and caught on fire after the driver attempted to flee a traffic stop Monday night. Waterloo police say officers tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 6:44 p.m. The vehicle tried to escape…

posted 2015-01-20 08:34:56 by KXEL


UNI Men Top Missouri State

Seth Tuttle scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and No. 23 Northern Iowa cruised past Missouri State 60-46 on Sunday for its fifth straight win. Deon Mitchell had 11 points for the Panthers (16-2, 5-1 MVC), who moved into a…

posted 2015-01-19 08:27:32 by KXEL

Police Seek Man in Marshalltown Murder

Authorities have released the name of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death in Marshalltown over the weekend. Police identified him as Dedrikk Fisher, who lived in Marshalltown. Fisher was shot around 11 p.m. Saturday and died early Sunday…

posted 2015-01-19 08:26:13 by KXEL


Traer Theater Closed Due to Neighbor's Fire

A downtown fire has caused the closure of more than just the business where the fire was contained. A neighbor, the Traer Theatre, has closed until further notice due to smoke damage. On Tuesday a fire downtown destroyed the Simply…

posted 2015-01-16 06:56:31 by KXEL

Legislators Attempt to Hike Iowa Minimum Wage

Majority Democrats in the Iowa Senate expect to push a minimum-wage increase again this session but prospects do not look favorable in the GOP-led Iowa House. Sen. Tom Courtney, D-Burlington, said he plans to pass a bill out of the…

posted 2015-01-16 06:55:40 by KXEL

Bill Introduced to Give Local Schools Control Over Start Dates

Eight Republicans and five Democrats in the Iowa House, including Education Committee Chairman Ron Jorgensen, R-Sioux City, co-sponsored HF 13 that would eliminate the statewide school start date and allow local school districts to decide when to set their school-year…

posted 2015-01-16 06:53:30 by KXEL


Black Hawk Auditor Seeks $500,00 for Voting Equipment

Black Hawk County's election system is not well equipped to deal with the increasing number of voters using absentee ballots. Grant Veeder, the county's auditor and commissioner of elections, is seeking an estimated $532,000 in next year's county budget to…

posted 2015-01-15 07:45:53 by KXEL