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2014-09-19

Waterloo police officer dies at home

Members of the Waterloo Police Department are mourning the passing of one of their own. Officials say Lt. Monty Frana died suddenly at his home in Cedar Falls Friday morning.  The cause of death was not released.  Authorities say foul…

posted 2014-09-19 13:47:27 by KXEL

Tama County trial set for man in wife's slaying

A December trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man charged with the murder of his wife in Tama. The Tama County trial for 39-year-old Dustin Jefferson originally was set to begin on April 20.  He's charged with the slaying…

posted 2014-09-19 10:24:52 by KXEL

Mosquitoes likely to have West Nile still thriving

An Iowa State University researcher says this time of the year is the peak season for two mosquito species most likely to carry the West Nile virus, which can cause high fevers and brain-swelling. Brendan Dunphy, an entomology researcher with…

posted 2014-09-19 10:23:14 by KXEL

Waterloo's Allen Hospital recognized for heart program

Becker’s Hospital Review has named UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital to its 2014 list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs. The list was released September 16, 2014. Hospitals featured on the list lead the nation in…

posted 2014-09-19 08:42:23 by KXEL

Clear Lake district sued over student's football injury

The mother of a Clear Lake student has sued the Clear Lake Community School District, saying it was negligent in handling her son's football injury. Online court records say the lawsuit by Roxanne Hasfjord was filed on Tuesday in Cerro…

posted 2014-09-19 08:20:21 by KXEL

Montour man gets 18 months for bankruptcy fraud

A Montour man who concealed assets from the bankruptcy court, and then lied about his assets under oath before a bankruptcy judge, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Jay Freese received the prison term yesterday.  He pled…

posted 2014-09-19 06:24:47 by KXEL

2014-09-18

Waterloo man arrested on sex abuse charge

A Waterloo man is facing a sex abuse charge following an investigation in Bremer County. Authorities say 18-year-old Nicholas Ihlenfeldt was arrested on one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Deputy Matt Tiedt with the Bremer County Sheriff's Office says the…

posted 2014-09-18 22:02:42 by KXEL

Funding shortage limits Cedar Rapids gun buyback

The city of Cedar Rapids will hold its first gun buyback in 20 years, but a lack of donations is limiting the scope of the program. The buyback will be Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the City of Cedar…

posted 2014-09-18 21:59:48 by KXEL

Iowa City officials to consider co-housing development

Iowa City officials are considering approving a co-housing development in which privately owned homes would be built around a shared facility for activities including cooking, child care and gardening. Development group Prairie Hill is seeking to build what could be…

posted 2014-09-18 21:58:17 by KXEL

Iowa DNR traces manure spill to dairy operation

Officials said Thursday an unknown amount of manure from a dairy operation in northeast Iowa spilled into the Little Maquoketa River over several days. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the spill has been linked to a report of…

posted 2014-09-18 21:49:35 by KXEL

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower…

posted 2014-09-18 21:48:04 by KXEL

5 injured in 2-vehicle rollover accident

Five people were sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls this morning. Police were called to the intersection of Greenhill Road and Rownd Street at about 7:50 a.m.  Police say a Dodge Journey was eastbound on…

posted 2014-09-18 10:29:04 by KXEL

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