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Mason City arson suspect expected to change plea

A Mason City man suspected of setting a neighboring house ablaze is expected to change his pleas. A plea change hearing is scheduled July 14 for Roger Kuck, who has already pleaded not guilty.  He's accused of starting a fire…

posted 2014-07-04 11:30:04 by KXEL


Woman hit, killed on Highway 151 in Walford

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a 44-year-old woman was hit and killed on Highway 151 in Walford Thursday. The woman was walking south in the center of the southbound lane of the highway when she was hit by an…

posted 2014-07-03 08:40:39 by KXEL

Lawsuit filed over climbing wall fall at UI

A former student who was injured when he fell from a rock climbing wall at the University of Iowa has sued the state. Spencer Bean of Highland Park, Illinois last week filed the lawsuit in Johnson County District Court. In…

posted 2014-07-03 08:37:33 by KXEL

Warrant trips up suspect in 1995 Coralville theft

An old warrant has tripped up a woman suspected of stealing $392 worth of items from a Coralville motel in 1995. Officials say 39-year-old Tina Padavich of Muscatine was detained by officers in another jurisdiction.  A routine check for warrants…

posted 2014-07-03 08:35:37 by KXEL

Man arrested in death of elderly Des Moines man

Des Moines police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 97-year-old Des Moines man who was killed in a home invasion in which his wife was injured. Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says police arrested…

posted 2014-07-03 08:33:51 by KXEL


Evacuations ordered below Coralville Spillway

It was an up-and-down day for flood-wary Johnson County, and it may remain that way for weeks. After telling area officials Wednesday morning that Coralville Lake may top its emergency spillway — something that has only ever happened during the…

posted 2014-07-02 23:02:53 by KXEL

UI places flood barriers around campus

The University of Iowa has placed protective measures around campus in response to potential flooding from the swollen Iowa River. The university placed a 12-foot sand-filled flood barrier around the Mayflower Residence Hall on Tuesday.  It is currently placing similar…

posted 2014-07-02 22:41:10 by KXEL

Iowa City warns residents about potential flooding

Iowa City officials are going door-to-door to speak with people in low-lying areas about potential flooding from the swollen Iowa River. Officials planned to issue recommended evacuations Wednesday for homes and businesses on the north and west side of the…

posted 2014-07-02 22:40:05 by KXEL

ACLU of Iowa director resigning after 18 years

The leader of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is resigning after 18 years of leading the organization. The ACLU announced Wednesday that Executive Director Ben Stone planned to leave the position and return to practicing law.  In a…

posted 2014-07-02 22:37:15 by KXEL

Masonville officials to replace siren hit by lightning

Officials in northeast Iowa are figuring out how to replace an emergency warning siren that was struck by lightning. Leaders for the small community of Masonville say they're considering their options after recent severe weather broke the siren. Delaware County…

posted 2014-07-02 22:36:11 by KXEL

Woman pleads guilty in Fort Dodge slaying

A woman has pleaded guilty in connection to the hatchet slaying of a Fort Dodge man last year. Holly Ekstrom submitted the plea Wednesday on aggravated misdemeanors of accessory after the fact and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.…

posted 2014-07-02 22:34:48 by KXEL

Group raises funds to memorialize Charles City bridge

A Charles City group raising funds to memorialize a suspension bridge destroyed by flooding in 2008 is close to its goal. The fundraising committee for the Building With The Bridge project says it's raised most of a $60,000 goal to…

posted 2014-07-02 22:33:22 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 4 days 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 2 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago