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Maquoketa police want to use rifles on duty

The city manager and police chief in Maquoketa are working on a new policy that would let officers use their own semi-automatic rifles while on duty. The city would also set up a loan program to let officers buy rifles.…

posted 2014-11-17 12:49:15 by KXEL

Man with gun randomly injures 2 in Pleasant Hill

Authorities say a man with a gun drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire, injuring two people. Pleasant Hill police say the man was taken into custody for questioning following the Monday morning shootings.  Two men have…

posted 2014-11-17 11:56:55 by KXEL

UNI named to 'Best for Vets: Colleges 2015'

The University of Northern Iowa has been named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" rankings, which recognizes and rewards schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans. UNI is the highest ranked institution on the list…

posted 2014-11-17 10:52:24 by KXEL

Kirkwood cafés encourage patrons to recycle

At Kirkwood Community College’s cafés, patrons are likely to see their chefs, servers and baristas wearing a kelly green tee shirt reading, “Keep Calm and Compost On.” The cafés are called The Café and Café Mini and are on the…

posted 2014-11-17 08:59:07 by KXEL

Washburn business destroyed by fire

A building in Washburn that housed a fish supply shop and gas station was destroyed by fire early Monday. The fire broke out at around 12:30 a.m. at Anemone's Clowns and Coral at 7112 La Porte Road. Fire crews from…

posted 2014-11-17 06:18:37 by KXEL

2 killed, 1 injured in Jasper County crash

The Iowa State Patrol says two people from Marshalltown have died and a boy has been injured in a one-vehicle crash. Troopers say 58-year-old Micaela Rodriguez-Pizana was driving a Chevrolet Silverado over the weekend on Highway 65 in Jasper County…

posted 2014-11-17 05:22:25 by KXEL


Three hospitalized following Linn County collision

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says three people were sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident east of Marion Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to Secrist Road about a half-mile east of Cory Road at 2:25 p.m. Responders arrived…

posted 2014-11-16 20:16:10 by KXEL

Fire damages Evansdale motel

Firefighters from four communities joined forces to battle a fire at an Evansdale motel early Sunday. Evansdale Fire Chief Kent Smock says fire damage at the Days Inn on Evansdale Drive was contained to the laundry and a guest room…

posted 2014-11-16 20:03:55 by KXEL

Iowa soldiers may go to Africa for Ebola outbreak

About 80 soldiers in an Iowa Army National Guard unit may be sent to West Africa to help respond to the Ebola outbreak there. The Iowa National Guard said Sunday that members of the 294th Area Support Medical Company are…

posted 2014-11-16 19:47:38 by KXEL

One dead in Winneshiek County crash

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says a man died in single-vehicle crash Saturday morning. It happened just after 7 a.m. Officials say 60-year-old Daniel Murray of Decorah was driving north on Clay Hill Road when his vehicle left the roadway.  Murray was…

posted 2014-11-16 12:49:53 by KXEL

Dubuque police investigate shooting that hurt 2

A shooting in downtown Dubuque that injured two women is being investigated. Police Lt. Pablo Ramirez says 46-year-old Tanya Brisco and 34-year-old Danielle Brown were both wounded shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday. Both women sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.…

posted 2014-11-16 12:42:33 by KXEL

Waterloo police arrest 2 men on weapons charges

Waterloo police have arrested two men on weapons charges following a traffic stop and search of a home Saturday night. The incident began about 8 p.m. when officers with the Violent Crime Apprehension Team tried to make contact with 24-year-old…

posted 2014-11-16 07:33:41 by KXEL