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Shellsburg woman injured in 2-vehicle crash near Palo

A Shellsburg woman is hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning near Palo. At about 7:35 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Blairsferry Road just east of Hollenbeck Road.  Rescue crews found a 2004 Chevy K2500…

posted 2014-11-21 10:40:35 by KXEL

Police: Janitor destroys Coralville library computer

A public library janitor has been arrested after Coralville police say he stole a computer from work and destroyed it. Authorities say 43-year-old Billy Matiyabo was arrested Thursday and charged with third-degree theft.  He tells police he stole the computer…

posted 2014-11-21 07:18:44 by KXEL

Waterloo law firm says it was unaware of alleged thefts

A spokesman for a Waterloo law firm says its attorneys didn't know about alleged thefts involving its former president. Attorney Greg Lederer says the firm Gallagher, Langlas and Gallagher had no involvement in any alleged wrongdoing by the firm president,…

posted 2014-11-21 06:38:14 by KXEL

Man injured in crash near Mount Vernon

The Linn County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a crash near Mount Vernon that sent a man to the hospital early this morning. Shortly after 12:30 a.m., the sheriff's office was notified of a personal injury accident on Big Creek…

posted 2014-11-21 05:48:47 by KXEL

Clear Lake cyclist dies after truck accident

Authorities say a 62-year-old cyclist in northern Iowa has died after colliding with a flatbed truck. A Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa spokesman says 62-year-old Sally Bell of Clear Lake died from injuries in the Thursday crash. The Iowa State Patrol…

posted 2014-11-21 05:27:45 by KXEL


Branstad to kick off budget hearings

Gov. Terry Branstad will hold a series of budget hearings as he readies the next state financial plan. Department heads and elected officials are set to present information to Branstad and staff starting Friday.  More than 40 hearings will be…

posted 2014-11-20 22:24:19 by KXEL

Nicole Carroll resigns from Iowa Board of Regents

Iowa Board of Regents member Nicole Carroll says she has resigned from the group that governs the state's three public universities. Carroll says in a news release that the resignation is due to her family's move out of Iowa.  She…

posted 2014-11-20 22:20:58 by KXEL

Iowa DHS worker accused of hitting 2 children

A child protective services worker in eastern Iowa has been accused of assaulting two children at her Cedar Rapids home. Court records show 38-year-old Virginia Jones faces charges of assault and assault causing bodily injury. A criminal complaint says Jones…

posted 2014-11-20 13:38:08 by KXEL

Southeast Polk students linked to school threats

Officials say two students are suspected of being involved in the threatening messages posted against their high school in a Des Moines suburb. Southeast Polk Community School District Superintendent Craig Menozzi released the information in a statement Wednesday night. Pleasant…

posted 2014-11-20 12:13:53 by KXEL

Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

Anti-smoking activists are launching a campaign calling on Iowa's largest grocery store chain to end tobacco sales at locations with pharmacies and clinics. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance said Thursday that Hy-Vee, Inc. should stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and…

posted 2014-11-20 09:59:12 by KXEL

Waterloo woman reports break-in, attempted arson

Police are investigating a reported break-in and attempted arson at a woman's house in Waterloo. Christi Sanders left her home at 908 Linn Street for a few days to stay with relatives.  When an uncle visited the home on Tuesday,…

posted 2014-11-20 08:43:16 by KXEL

Wartburg Chamber Orchestra gives concert Friday

The Wartburg Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert is Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. The free, eight-piece program features three works by George Gershwin and solos for oboe, violin, percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn and piano. Formed in 2011, the chamber…

posted 2014-11-20 06:46:49 by KXEL