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2 injured in Waterloo shooting

Two people were injured after a shooting in Waterloo on Friday night. Waterloo Police say they found shell casings on the 600 block of Columbia Street around 8:45 P.M.  Police say a stray bullet also hit a home on the…

posted 2014-09-28 11:33:04 by KXEL

Activist group says it broke into Anamosa fox farm

An animal rights activist group has taken responsibility for breaking into a fox fur farm and trying to free about 30 foxes. The group, Animal Liberation Front, said in a written release sent to news organizations that it had released…

posted 2014-09-28 11:30:22 by KXEL

Braley and Ernst face off in first Senate debate

Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst have largely campaigned using scripted television ads and carefully controlled public events in the dead-heat Iowa Senate race. But their first televised debate on Sunday night will put them in a new setting,…

posted 2014-09-28 11:26:08 by KXEL


Police seeking Chinese student find body in car

Iowa City police have found a body in the trunk of a car linked to a missing Iowa State University student from China and say a person of interest in the case is believed to be in China. Police say…

posted 2014-09-27 07:33:36 by KXEL

Families to convert old winery to help disabled

Four Iowa families have purchased an old winery where they plan to hold enrichment programs for their children and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The rural, 10-acre former home of Wallace Winery, which closed in 2009, has a house, a…

posted 2014-09-27 07:28:53 by KXEL

Iowa State Patrol misidentified driver in wreck

Iowa State Patrol officials said Thursday that they mixed up the names of a pickup driver who was killed in an August crash in Jackson County and a passenger who survived. The patrol corrected its report to say that Donald…

posted 2014-09-27 07:27:24 by KXEL


Audit questions $12 million FEMA spent in Cedar Rapids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to follow its own disaster relief guidelines in deciding to replace four buildings in Cedar Rapids damaged in the 2008 flood, costing taxpayers $12 million in unnecessary spending, according to a federal audit report…

posted 2014-09-26 12:03:33 by KXEL

Sumner woman charged with theft, forgery

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Sumner woman on theft and forgery charges. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Mindy Jo Riley on Thursday.  Riley's arrest was the culmination of an investigation that began in June of 2014 when a Bremer…

posted 2014-09-26 12:01:06 by KXEL

3 Cedar Rapids schools chosen for GEAR UP partnership

The Cedar Rapids Community School District has been named a partner district for the Iowa College Aid's GEAR UP Iowa 2.0 grant program. Students at McKinley, Roosevelt, and Wilson middle schools will participate. Criteria for district partnership in the GEAR…

posted 2014-09-26 10:31:42 by KXEL

Wartburg College founds German institute

Wartburg College is strengthening ties to its German heritage with the formation of an institute that will develop new programs and support existing ones. President Darrel Colson announced the establishment of The German Institute at Wartburg College Thursday evening before…

posted 2014-09-26 10:18:19 by KXEL

Man pleads not guilty to threatening Charles City children

A northern Iowa man accused of making threatening statements against schoolchildren has pleaded not guilty. Loren Saxon, 48, is charged with terroristic threats and public intoxication.  Police reports say Saxon was heavily intoxicated while at a motel in Charles City…

posted 2014-09-26 08:43:02 by KXEL

Tipton man accused of stealing from ailing father

A Tipton man has been charged with forgery and theft, accused of looting his dad's bank account while his dad was being treated for rectal cancer. Court records say Timothy Gingerich is charged with theft, identity theft and 28 counts…

posted 2014-09-26 06:26:08 by KXEL