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Body of missing fisherman found in Saylorville Lake

Iowa authorities have found the body of a missing fisherman in Saylorville Lake. The Polk County Sheriff's office says authorities went to the lake around 12:45 a.m. Saturday after two of the three men on the boat reached shore and…

posted 2014-11-08 14:14:04 by KXEL

Des Moines police arrest suspect in homicide

A 17-year-old Des Moines man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a driveway. Des Moines police say the teen will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old…

posted 2014-11-08 14:13:11 by KXEL

State worker suspected of drunken driving

An Iowa worker who oversees substance abuse programs has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Authorities say 50-year-old Jeff Gronstal was arrested early Friday morning. Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jana Abens says a deputy stopped Gronstal's truck because its…

posted 2014-11-08 14:11:06 by KXEL

Police investigate Coralville bank robbery

Police are investigating a robbery of a Coralville bank Friday afternoon. Coralville police responded to a reported robbery at NXT Bank, 119 2nd Street, at approximately 2:09 p.m.  The suspect — a black male of medium build between 40 and…

posted 2014-11-08 06:58:40 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids ramps up leaf collection schedule

The City of Cedar Rapids is taking extra steps to bring the Leaf Vacuum Collection program back on schedule. Leaf vacuum crews will be out both Saturday and Sunday this weekend to collect leaves.  The crews will also extend the…

posted 2014-11-08 06:41:24 by KXEL

McCoys donate $2 million to Wartburg College

Wartburg College has received a $2 million challenge grant gift to entice support for a planned renovation of Clinton Hall. Michael and Marge McCoy, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, established the McCoy Match as part of the college’s comprehensive $75 million…

posted 2014-11-08 06:38:10 by KXEL

Marion woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Marion woman is hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident near Springville Friday night. The Springville Fire Department, Anamosa Ambulance, Linn County Rescue 57, and Linn County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Secrist Road at Creekside Road at 7:43 p.m.  Deputies found…

posted 2014-11-08 06:35:54 by KXEL

Black Hawk County Landfill closed today

The Black Hawk County Landfill will be closed today due to high winds.

posted 2014-11-08 06:23:04 by KXEL

Des Moines police find body of man in driveway

Des Moines police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a driveway. Police say they received a call about 4:30 p.m. Friday about four to five shots being fired.  At about this time, they received…

posted 2014-11-08 06:21:50 by KXEL

State worker union to offer contract proposal

Iowa's largest state employee union is set to offer an initial contract proposal to Gov. Terry Branstad. Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will make the proposal Monday.  The union, which represents about…

posted 2014-11-08 06:20:58 by KXEL


ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa's felon voting rules

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging Iowa's tough policies that bar felons from voting. A lawsuit filed Friday seeks to restore voting rights to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election.  It also seeks to end confusion…

posted 2014-11-07 13:59:47 by KXEL

Ex-nurse at VA hospital surrenders license

An ex-nurse at a Des Moines veteran's hospital has agreed to surrender his license after admitting to turning off equipment that would have alerted staff to a patient's low blood-oxygen level. Reports say 65-year-old Michael Deal died last March at…

posted 2014-11-07 12:34:10 by KXEL