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2014-07-15

Man convicted of Mason City arson

A 57-year-old man has been convicted of setting fire to a house across a street from his in Mason City. On Monday, Roger Kuck entered an Alford plea to an arson charge.  An Alford plea means Kuck doesn't admit to…

posted 2014-07-15 08:15:03 by KXEL

Man acquitted in 1994 death of Mason City toddler

A man accused of killing a 20-month-old Mason City boy in 1994 has been found not guilty. The Cerro Gordo County jury took less than three hours to return the verdict Monday on 38-year-old Michael Cisneros. Cisneros was charged with…

posted 2014-07-15 07:16:08 by KXEL

Brothers arrested in 2 Cedar Rapids bank robberies

Two brothers have been arrested in robberies at two Cedar Rapids banks.  The Cedar Rapids Police Department says 25-year-old Damion Broderick and 22-year-old Timothy Broderick were arrested after search warrants were used Monday so officers could search three Cedar Rapids…

posted 2014-07-15 06:56:00 by KXEL

2014-07-14

Iowa counties get presidential disaster support

Gov. Terry Branstad says that nine Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to help with the response to recent storms. Branstad announced a presidential disaster declaration Monday.  The counties covered are Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor…

posted 2014-07-14 20:28:43 by KXEL

Officials monitor fertilizer spill in Allison

Officials are monitoring cleanup of a fertilizer spill in northern Iowa that dumped hundreds of gallons of liquid. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Monday that an employee of the Farmers Cooperative in Allison was pulling a tank of…

posted 2014-07-14 20:26:45 by KXEL

Waterloo inmate Rasberry Williams released from prison

Iowa officials say a Waterloo man whose life sentence for murder was commuted by the governor has been released from prison. Records show Rasberry Williams was paroled effective Monday.  The state Department of Corrections confirmed the information.  Williams' release comes…

posted 2014-07-14 20:25:19 by KXEL

Woman gets life in prison for stabbing death

An Iowa woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of her daughter-in-law. Ginger Jefferson was given the mandatory sentence Monday in Tama County District Court for the September death of…

posted 2014-07-14 20:23:33 by KXEL

Motorcyclist dies in collision with semi-trailer

Cedar Rapids police say a motorcyclist has died as the result of an early morning accident at the U.S. Highway 100 and U.S. Interstate 380 interchange. Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 6:51 a.m. Monday for…

posted 2014-07-14 14:06:11 by KXEL

Heavy June rain washes livestock manure off farms

Flooding in Iowa has washed hog and cattle manure from more than 20 farms each with thousands of animals. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, an environmental advocacy group says the problem highlights the need for stricter water protection regulations.  The…

posted 2014-07-14 13:24:00 by KXEL

Branstad does not want to host immigrant children

Gov. Terry Branstad says he does not want Iowa to host any Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. During a news conference Monday, Branstad said he was not aware of any…

posted 2014-07-14 10:38:32 by KXEL

Paper reports rural Iowa shortage of emergency aid

A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa's 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service.  These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people. The Des Moines Register also says in its analysis of…

posted 2014-07-14 09:08:34 by KXEL

Accident closes Highway 100 and I-380 interchange

Cedar Rapids police officers and firefighters were called to a vehicle accident involving a semi and a motorcycle at the Highway 100 and U.S. Interstate 380 interchange at 6:51 this morning. Portions of the elevated Highway 100 and I-380 interchange…

posted 2014-07-14 08:40:14 by KXEL

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