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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

Charge dismissed against Des Moines pharmacy owner

A misdemeanor drug charge has been dismissed against a Des Moines pharmacy owner convicted of illegally selling painkillers. A Polk County district judge on Monday dismissed a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of prescription drugs against Mark Graziano. The misdemeanor…

posted 2014-11-11 11:04:13 by KXEL

Lawyer: Former UI researcher in murder case dies

A former University of Iowa researcher charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his wife in 1997 has died. Leon Spies, an attorney for John Bloomfield, said Monday that his client died suddenly on Thursday at a hospital…

posted 2014-11-11 06:52:57 by KXEL

Iowa legislative leaders retain their positions

Republicans and Democrats are sticking with their leaders in the Iowa House and Senate. House Republicans announced Monday that GOP members had elected Rep. Kraig Paulsen of Hiawatha to continue in his role as House speaker.  They also opted to…

posted 2014-11-11 06:49:52 by KXEL

Iowa City officers injured in accidental shooting

The Iowa City Police Department says two officers have been injured after a gun fired while they were cleaning their service weapons. Police say the officers were transported to an area hospital on Monday night where they were treated for…

posted 2014-11-11 06:48:18 by KXEL

Riceville teen injured when semi strikes tractor

A 13-year-old boy has been injured in a collision between a tractor and a semitrailer hauling grain in northern Iowa. The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. Saturday a few miles west of Riceville on Iowa Highway 9. Mitchell County sheriff's…

posted 2014-11-11 06:45:31 by KXEL

One hospitalized, one cited in 2-car crash

One driver faces charges in a two-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls that sent the other driver to the hospital. The crash occurred at about 4:15 Monday afternoon at Highway 57 and Union Road. Cedar Falls police say one vehicle was…

posted 2014-11-11 06:00:38 by KXEL