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Braley accompanies mother to vote in Brooklyn

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley accompanied his mother, Marcia, to vote at a community center in Brooklyn. Braley says he's focused on "core issues" in the final hours of the campaign, letting voters he wants to raise the minimum wage…

posted 2014-11-04 12:50:59 by KXEL

GOP Senate candidate Ernst votes in Red Oak

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst cast her vote in the southwest Iowa city of Red Oak. Accompanied by her husband, Gail, Ernst voted early Tuesday at a Red Oak fire station. Later in the day, she planned to attend…

posted 2014-11-04 12:21:39 by KXEL

Hatch says he's proud of campaign for governor

Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, says he's proud of his campaign and for providing an alternative to incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad. Speaking Tuesday before voting at a Des Moines community center with his wife and daughter, Hatch said…

posted 2014-11-04 11:56:39 by KXEL

Good weather forecast for Election Day

Sunny skies and fall temperatures ranging into the low 60s are in the Election Day forecast for Iowa. The National Weather Service forecast maps show that no severe weather is expected anywhere in the state on Tuesday. The forecast highs…

posted 2014-11-04 08:32:24 by KXEL

Story City council rejects truck stop at I-35 exit

The City Council has voted against a truck stop at the Story City ramp off Interstate 35. People jammed the council meeting Monday night and shared their concerns before the vote. Opponents said the truck stop would mean an increase…

posted 2014-11-04 08:31:27 by KXEL

Voting begins; polls open until 9 p.m.

Polls have opened in Iowa for an election in which voters will choose a new U.S. senator and decide races for governor, the U.S. House and legislative positions. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and voting will continue until 9 p.m.…

posted 2014-11-04 07:18:51 by KXEL

Iowa State Patrol releases details in suspect's death

The Iowa State Patrol has identified a man who was fatally struck by a vehicle after troopers say he fled from a patrol car into traffic while handcuffed. Authorities say 36-year-old Matthew Lentzkow of Newton died Saturday on Interstate 80…

posted 2014-11-04 05:50:41 by KXEL


14-year-old faces arson charge in Bunger fire

A 14-year-old girl faces a first-degree arson charge in connection to a small fire at Bunger Middle School in Evansdale. Evansdale Fire Chief Kent Smock said Monday that Makayla Green of Waterloo was taken into custody.  The case has been…

posted 2014-11-03 14:37:28 by KXEL

Lawsuit stalls work on planned sports complex

A court challenge has largely stalled the proposed development at the "Field of Dreams" movie site. In September 2012, a group of nearby property owners filed a lawsuit against Dyersville, claiming the City Council didn't consider the impact commercial development…

posted 2014-11-03 14:30:56 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man seriously injured in crash

A Cedar Falls man was seriously injured Monday morning when his motorcycle was hit by an SUV. Cedar Falls police say 24-year-old Nathan Wilson was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 218 and exited onto the Lone Tree Road offramp.  Witnesses…

posted 2014-11-03 13:31:49 by KXEL

Judge upholds 50-year prison sentence for Dubuque man

An Iowa judge has upheld a 50-year prison sentence for a man convicted of robbery and attempted murder. District Court Judge Thomas Bitter issued the sentence Monday against 76-year-old Eddie Chest.  It is identical to one handed down by another…

posted 2014-11-03 12:53:46 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man faces federal weapons charges

A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with two counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms. The charges against 24-year-old Kendan Fonville were contained in an ndictment filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar…

posted 2014-11-03 09:58:00 by KXEL