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Waterloo police investigate 3 armed robberies

Waterloo police are investigate three robberies that occured a few hours apart Tuesday night on the city's west side No injuries were reported in these robberies.  Police say, in each case, the suspect was armed with a gun and fled…

posted 2014-11-12 08:37:00 by KXEL

Fire at Cedar Rapids building rekindles overnight

A fire that caused extensive damage to a large steel building in Cedar Rapids rekindled overnight. Firefighters from Cedar Rapids, West Bertram and Mount Vernon responded to the call at 3:30 this morning.  The building is owned by R.L. Snitcker…

posted 2014-11-12 06:50:29 by KXEL

$1.1 billion economic impact seen in Iowa oil pipeline

An analysis by a West Des Moines company says a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa would provide an economic impact of $1.1 billion to the state during two years of construction. The analysis was prepared by Strategic Economics Group for…

posted 2014-11-12 06:39:33 by KXEL

Driver crashes into Cedar Rapids officer's car

Cedar Rapids police have arrested a driver who they say crashed into a police cruiser and tried to run away. The officer was responding to a call on Tuesday night when a white car turned around a corner and struck…

posted 2014-11-12 06:00:25 by KXEL

Police: Robbers, neighbor exchange gunfire in Des Moines

Des Moines police say no one has been seriously injured after a man exchanged gunfire with a group of men who robbed his neighbor's home. The Des Moines Register reports three or four men entered a family's home on Tuesday…

posted 2014-11-12 05:59:34 by KXEL

1 person injured in blaze near Des Moines

One person has been injured in a fire that damaged a commercial building just north of Des Moines. Fire crews from several area departments were dispatched after 6 p.m. Tuesday.  The building had housed the I-80 Flea Market, which closed…

posted 2014-11-12 05:58:53 by KXEL

Taser used in stopping Cedar Falls shoplifting suspect

Cedar Falls police used a Taser Tuesday afternoon to stop a shoplifting suspect at College Square Mall. Police say 25-year-old Antonio Jackson of Waterloo was arrested on complaints of fourth-degree theft and interference with official acts.  Jackson was later released…

posted 2014-11-12 05:57:28 by KXEL


Arbitrator reverses Workforce Development decision

An arbitrator has ruled Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert overstepped her bounds when she promoted a judge who had been removed from the position following complaints of a hostile work environment. The decision filed Friday is another setback for…

posted 2014-11-11 21:02:44 by KXEL

Eastern Iowa Airport reveals customer data breach

The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is revealing a data breach that may compromise the credit card information of customers who paid to park there. The airport said Tuesday that customers who used credit and debit cards to pay…

posted 2014-11-11 20:54:23 by KXEL

Missing Wartburg student found in Illinois jail

A former Wartburg College student reported missing Oct. 31 has been in the custody of Cook County, Illinois, law enforcement since Oct. 24. Selamou Mohamed Ahmed was arrested on a burglary charge. Ahmed was a second-year student at Wartburg.

posted 2014-11-11 12:45:28 by KXEL

Human cases of West Nile virus in Iowa is down

Officials say the number of human cases of West Nile virus in Iowa is down compared to last year. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, state epidemiologist and medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, says the state had 15 human…

posted 2014-11-11 12:09:35 by KXEL

Some Dunkerton residents want to keep police force

Residents and officials in Dunkerton are discussing whether they should retain their tiny police department following the chief's resignation in August. Police Chief Tim Schultz resigned amid an investigation into the alleged misuse of a city credit card.  His departure…

posted 2014-11-11 12:08:18 by KXEL