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2014-10-14

DCI investigators probe Johnson County shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says it will investigate an officer-involved shooting in Johnson County. The division said in a news release Tuesday that Johnson County deputies and Iowa State Patrol troopers on Monday night found a man near…

posted 2014-10-14 05:21:40 by KXEL

2014-10-13

Handgun found inside Iowa City student's bag

Authorities are investigating the discovery of an unloaded handgun and a box of ammunition inside the backpack of a high school student in Iowa City. Iowa City police say officers arrived Friday at West High School following a report that…

posted 2014-10-13 20:00:35 by KXEL

Warren to campaign for Braley in Iowa

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Iowa for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in one of the nation's closest Senate races. In an email to supporters obtained by The Associated Press, Warren announced Monday that she would campaign in…

posted 2014-10-13 14:33:25 by KXEL

Iowa agents chase tips about lottery mystery man

Iowa agents have received hundreds of tips since releasing video of a man buying a winning lottery ticket at the center of a fraud investigation. Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Alex Murphy said Monday that investigators are focusing on…

posted 2014-10-13 14:32:23 by KXEL

Waterloo shelter director makes plea in theft case

The director of a Waterloo homeless shelter has entered a plea to charges she stole money from the nonprofit organization. Joni Kay Hansen, 60, entered Alford pleas Monday to first- and second-degree theft charges. In an Alford plea, a person…

posted 2014-10-13 13:08:17 by KXEL

New fair building honors memory of Marion man

Linn County Fair leaders are celebrating the opening of a building dedicated to a Marion man who worked at the fairgrounds before he died of a heart attack. The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building in Central City opened on Sunday and…

posted 2014-10-13 09:10:52 by KXEL

Rudd farmer to be featured on cereal boxes

A northern Iowa man will be featured on the back of cereal boxes as part of a promotion for farmers. The Hy-Vee cornflakes box with the picture of Rudd farmer Larry Bortz will be released next month or in December. …

posted 2014-10-13 08:12:42 by KXEL

Romney campaigns with U.S. Senate candidate Ernst

Republican Mitt Romney is visiting Iowa for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst as her battle with Democrat Bruce Braley enters its final three weeks. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee planned to headline an event Sunday evening in West Des Moines…

posted 2014-10-13 05:58:58 by KXEL

2014-10-12

Attorney: Pulled over drivers should record stops

A video recording of an Ankeny police officer who tried to get a man to consent to a search of his car after pulling him over for not having headlights on has attracted more than 100,000 views on YouTube. The…

posted 2014-10-12 19:58:50 by KXEL

Grundy County man dies in tractor accident

A Grundy County man is dead after getting pinned underneath his tractor. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says 84-year-old Russell Katzer of Conrad was driving east on E Avenue when he drove off the left side of the gravel road and…

posted 2014-10-12 15:23:33 by KXEL

Sheriff: Fire extinguished at Independence business

Firefighters from four northeast Iowa departments have extinguished a fire at a transportation business after two days of battling flames. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported after 5 p.m. on Saturday at Merfeld Transport Inc. near…

posted 2014-10-12 12:54:40 by KXEL

Fire destroys family's home near Allison

A Butler County family is homeless after fire destroyed their house Saturday. Firefighters say it happened on 255th Street about 4 miles south of Allison around 3:45 p.m.  The home was engulfed in flames and collapsing when crews arrived. The…

posted 2014-10-12 12:52:09 by KXEL

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