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Driver dies after RV rolls at Hawkeye Downs

A driver died at Hawkeye Downs Speedway after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, and police are investigating. Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow says the fatal crash happened during a "Race 'Em or…

posted 2014-09-14 20:56:52 by KXEL

Kalona cheese factory closes doors

Twin County Dairy in southeast Iowa has closed its doors, according to a news release issued by the company. The dairy, more commonly known as the Kalona Cheese Factory, closed Thursday.  It had employed about 50 people. The dairy's owners,…

posted 2014-09-14 11:11:30 by KXEL

Iowa City, Coralville seek officer body cameras

A proposal by law enforcement leaders could soon see all Iowa City and Coralville police officers wearing body-mounted cameras to record their interactions with the public. The city councils of both Iowa communities are considering requests from their respective police…

posted 2014-09-14 11:08:31 by KXEL

Authorities find man's body in Iowa River

Authorities believe the body found in the Iowa River Saturday belongs to a man who had been missing for a week. Volunteers discovered the body in the river north of Marshalltown Saturday night. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says the…

posted 2014-09-14 11:03:51 by KXEL


Man in phony AIDS research case seeks trail delay

A former Iowa State University researcher charged with falsifying data to make a developmental AIDS vaccine appear promising has again asked for a delay in his trial. Trial for Dong-Pyou Han is currently set for Sept. 29, after a judge…

posted 2014-09-13 12:10:19 by KXEL

Flight between Mason City, Chicago planned

Commuters in Mason City looking for flights to Chicago will have that choice staring in November. Air Choice One will begin commercial flights to and from Chicago on Nov. 17. Flights are currently priced at $59 from Mason City to…

posted 2014-09-13 12:09:02 by KXEL

Claims filed in food bidding settlement

Attorneys handling the case say more than 20,000 claims have been filed by parents seeking part of a $1.9 million class-action lawsuit settlement over food bidding at hundreds of Iowa schools. The claims filed since the settlement was announced Sept.…

posted 2014-09-13 07:18:11 by KXEL


Man charged in crash that killed 4 teens

The driver of a pickup truck has been charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of four teenage boys who were killed last month in a crash on a country road in eastern Iowa. Joseph Connolly, 24, of Holy Cross,…

posted 2014-09-12 23:30:42 by KXEL

Branstad to be deposed after election

Citing his busy schedule, Gov. Terry Branstad has put off the date for his deposition in a high-profile civil lawsuit until after the November election. Branstad is scheduled to be deposed Nov. 26 in the lawsuit brought by former Workers'…

posted 2014-09-12 12:37:33 by KXEL

Maynard man captured in attempted slaying of officer

Authorities say a Maynard man accused of trying to kill an officer in northeast Iowa has been captured. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. was taken into custody without incident Friday morning.  Additional information was…

posted 2014-09-12 12:35:12 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man wins $20,000 Mega Millions prize

A Cedar Falls man won a $20,000 Mega Millions prize in Tuesday’s drawing. Robert Russell matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in that night’s drawing to win a $5,000 prize.  And since he added the Megaplier® to his…

posted 2014-09-12 10:13:32 by KXEL

More than 70 gravestones vandalized in Oelwein

Authorities say vandals have damaged more than 70 gravestones at a cemetery in northeast Iowa. Oelwein police said 38 gravestones were cracked or broken at the Oakdale Cemetery, which sits on the southwest side of the Fayette County community. The…

posted 2014-09-12 08:11:02 by KXEL