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2014-11-29

Iowa City leaders seek to expand walk-to-school program

Volunteers in a walk-to-school program at an Iowa City elementary school say they want to expand the initiative. The program at Longfellow Elementary School allows a trained adult to lead students on a walking route to the school. Organizers hope…

posted 2014-11-29 13:38:49 by KXEL

Smulekoff's closes after 125 years

A longtime store in downtown Cedar Rapids has closed after 125 years in business. Smulekoff's Home Store closed its doors at the end of Friday, after shoppers made last-minute purchases and reminisced about the store's history. The store had five…

posted 2014-11-29 13:36:10 by KXEL

Two hospitalized after single-vehicle crash

Two people were injured in an early morning accident in the 8900 block of South Black Hawk/Buchanan County Road. Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies located a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that had left the roadway, hit an embankment and came to rest…

posted 2014-11-29 13:31:51 by KXEL

Iowa City teen injured in rollover crash

An Iowa City teenager was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 380 in Black Hawk County Saturday. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened near mile marker 66.  On arrival, deputies found a Toyota truck in the…

posted 2014-11-29 10:44:25 by KXEL

Coralville woman dies after train collision

Authorities say a woman has died after her car was hit by a locomotive in northeast Iowa. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says Mary Buillion of Coralville died Friday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Buillion's car became…

posted 2014-11-29 09:54:42 by KXEL

Springville home damaged by fire

A house in Springville was damaged by fire Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the home at 703 Broadway Street at around 2:30 p.m. The family living there said the fire appeared to be electrical.  They say it started in an…

posted 2014-11-29 09:53:58 by KXEL

Dubuque man admits to possessing child porn

A judge sentenced a 45-year-old Dubuque man to two years probation after he pleaded guilty to possessing child porn. John P. Atchison is a registered sex offender. The judge suspended a two-year prison sentence, and dismissed four other charges of…

posted 2014-11-29 09:24:08 by KXEL

Waterloo man faces felony weapons charge

A Waterloo man was arrested on a weapons charge Friday morning. Waterloo police officers were sent to the 1700 block of Jefferson Street at about 1:20 a.m. after residents reported someone waving a handgun in the air. Officers stopped a…

posted 2014-11-29 09:20:25 by KXEL

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