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Iowa food inspection report postings backlogged

State officials say there's a backlog of several months in the online posting of Iowa food inspection reports. No reports have been posted for public view since late December. The Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of…

posted 2014-08-11 08:18:58 by KXEL

Des Moines police shoot driver after pinning officer

Des Moines police say they shot a Minneapolis man who struck an officer with his car in a parking lot. Sgt. Jason Halifax says officers contacted 34-year-old Leroy Bradley at the Cozy Rest Motel early Monday, and he tried to…

posted 2014-08-11 05:53:30 by KXEL


Landmark Iowa City restaurant reopening after fire

A well-known Iowa City restaurant is reopening after a basement fire nearly three months ago. The Hamburg Inn No. 2 will be serving breakfast once again by Monday morning.  The restaurant is a popular spot for students, Iowa City residents…

posted 2014-08-10 16:42:30 by KXEL

Iowan earns spot on 'America's Next Top Model'

A 24-year-old Waverly native has earned a spot on the television show "America's Next Top Model." Ben Schreen will appear on the new season that premieres at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18 on the CW Network. Schreen will compete for…

posted 2014-08-10 16:40:27 by KXEL

UnityPoint, Black Hawk County to share records

A new partnership could make it easier for some doctors in eastern Iowa to treat patients with mental illness. UnityPoint-Allen Hospital and Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center will share electronic patient records, starting Jan. 1. The agreement will make records…

posted 2014-08-10 16:34:22 by KXEL

Authorities identify Dubuque drowning victim

Authorities have identified a man who drowned in the Mississippi River as 53-year-old Jerry Thill of Dubuque. Authorities say Thill was camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river across from Finley's Landing, north of Dubuque. Thill…

posted 2014-08-10 16:30:42 by KXEL

Two charged in Waterloo apartment fire

Two Waterloo men are charged in connection with a meth lab fire at an apartment building in May. Waterloo police say 51-year-old Andy Archambault is charged with making meth and intent to make meth.  He was burned when his apartment…

posted 2014-08-10 07:05:37 by KXEL

Dubuque jail inmate fails to return from furlough

Dubuque authorities are searching for an inmate who failed to return from a 48-hour jail furlough. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Erick Burkholder was allowed to leave the jail Thursday morning to attend a family member's funeral, and…

posted 2014-08-10 07:03:06 by KXEL

Iowa vehicular homicide trial moved to October

The trial of a 23-year-old Osage man charged with vehicular homicide in northern Iowa has been postponed. Tylor Patrick was set to stand trial on Aug. 20, but his trial is now set to begin Oct. 29. Patrick has pleaded…

posted 2014-08-10 06:55:16 by KXEL

Authorities: 61 lbs of marijuana found on train

Authorities say a load of marijuana has been discovered on a train car passing through Oelwein. Officials say that 61 pounds of pot bundled in 45 packages was discovered Friday. Oelwein police estimate the street value of the pot at…

posted 2014-08-10 06:53:38 by KXEL

Iowa Republicans seek to seize Senate control

Just two more seats in the state Senate could give Iowa Republicans complete legislative control for the first time in nearly 20 years, kicking off a new era for conservative policies like tax cuts or abortion restrictions. But capturing those…

posted 2014-08-10 06:50:19 by KXEL


Cedar Falls picks site for new high school

The Cedar Falls School District has announced the site to build a proposed new high school. Officials want to build a $90 million high school just west of the UNI-Dome along 27th Street.  It's the current site of UNI soccer…

posted 2014-08-09 05:45:26 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 month ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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