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2014-07-16

3-year-old girl pulled from stock tank dies

Authorities say a 3-year-old Johnson County girl has died after being pulled unresponsive from a stock tank her family was using as a pool. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Abby Miller died Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals…

posted 2014-07-16 06:20:04 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested in attempted burglary

A Waterloo man has been arrested for an attempted burglary to a Cedar Falls residence. At 4:14 Wednesday morning, the resident of 1704 Grand Boulevard reported a person trying to break into the garage attached to his residence.  Officers arrived…

posted 2014-07-16 05:57:30 by KXEL

1,234 Iowa voters listed as deceased

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is sending a letter to county election officials suggesting they remove more than 1,200 Iowa voters who may be dead. Shultz says he did a routine check of the Social Security Death Index and…

posted 2014-07-16 05:19:48 by KXEL

2014-07-15

Sand mine officials says no health risk from fire

Officials for a sand mine in northeast Iowa say smoke from a recent fire poses no public health risk. Pattison Sand Co. said in a statement Tuesday that a toxicologist determined smoke particle readings from a fire that ignited last…

posted 2014-07-15 20:40:10 by KXEL

Court rules Iowa scholar can get new trial

An appeals court has ruled a conservative scholar who sued a University of Iowa law school dean over alleged political discrimination can get a new trial. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Teresa Wagner can get a…

posted 2014-07-15 14:46:41 by KXEL

UNI names interim executive VP, provost

The University of Northern Iowa has named an interim executive vice president and provost. Michael Licari assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York…

posted 2014-07-15 11:48:20 by KXEL

Jury seated for man's 3rd trial in wife's slaying

A jury has been seated to hear the third trial of an Iowa man charged with killing his wife and unborn child. A jury of 12 members and four alternates was selected Tuesday to hear the case against 23-year-old Seth…

posted 2014-07-15 11:22:29 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police investigate phone scam

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a scam involving the collection of unpaid automated traffic enforcement citations. The department is aware of attempts in which a scammer telephones a potential victim and claims that money is owed for an…

posted 2014-07-15 11:16:20 by KXEL

Iowa's Jok arrested for 2nd moped offense

Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night for driving his moped on a revoked license. It's the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes next fall. Jok was charged…

posted 2014-07-15 11:06:39 by KXEL

Branstad has $4 million in campaign chest

Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign. Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday.  He has more than $4 million…

posted 2014-07-15 11:05:06 by KXEL

Former Masonville city clerk sentenced to prison

The former city clerk of Masonville was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for mail fraud. Authorities say 42-year-old Christine King of Strawberry Point defrauded the city of more than $81,524. In a plea agreement, King admitted that she…

posted 2014-07-15 10:43:54 by KXEL

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

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