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2014-08-19

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to counterfeit DVD, CD case

A Cedar Rapids man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit DVDs and CDs. A U.S. attorney's office spokesman says 45-year-old Steven Brown pleaded guilty Monday to one count of copyright…

posted 2014-08-19 06:26:41 by KXEL

Iowa Falls man gets life in prison for killing daughter

A 28-year-old Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl. Trevor Smith received life without parole Monday.  That's the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder.  The judge ordered Smith to pay $150,000 in…

posted 2014-08-19 06:25:26 by KXEL

Iowa siblings sharing $1 million lottery prize

Two brothers and their sister from Johnston are sharing a $1 million lottery prize. Officials say 61-year-old Stephen Bevis, his 59-year-old brother, Craig, and their 55-year-old sister, Marsha, claimed their prize Monday at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. The…

posted 2014-08-19 06:24:22 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man injured in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Cedar Rapids. Police and fire officials say the one-vehicle crash was reported at 2:13 Monday afternoon.  Jacob Canby of Cedar Rapids was found in a ditch near the…

posted 2014-08-19 06:22:25 by KXEL

Two people shot in southwest Cedar Rapids

Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids Monday night. At 6:31 p.m., officers responded to near the intersection of Wilson Avenue SW and Wiley Boulevard for a report of shots…

posted 2014-08-19 05:53:50 by KXEL

2014-08-18

Iowa State names Richardson starting QB

Iowa State has named junior Sam Richardson its starting quarterback. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said Monday that Richardson emerged as the starter following a competition in camp with Grant Rohach. Richardson opened 2013 as the starter.  But he struggled with…

posted 2014-08-18 14:08:35 by KXEL

Officials: Scouts' gun claim unsubstantiated

Federal officials say an allegation that a border officer drew and pointed a gun at a Boy Scout from Iowa appears to be unsubstantiated. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General says security footage and interviews helped officials…

posted 2014-08-18 14:07:18 by KXEL

Vacant Cedar Rapids house damaged by fire

Cedar Rapids firefighters battled a blaze at a vacant home on the city's southeast side on Monday morning. Public Safety spokesman Greg Buelow says they were first called out to 393 15th Street SE at around 8:30 a.m. Smoke was…

posted 2014-08-18 13:10:47 by KXEL

Harlan statue will be unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan

A statue of former U.S. Sen. James Harlan will be officially unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan College. Gov. Terry Branstad says the statue will be unveiled on Aug. 28 at the college in Mount Pleasant.  The statue previously had been on…

posted 2014-08-18 13:03:11 by KXEL

Smulekoff’s leaving downtown Cedar Rapids

A downtown Cedar Rapids retail icon will leave downtown at the end of the year after selling its building to the city. Smulekoff's started business in 1889.  The large furniture retailer moved to its current building on the east side…

posted 2014-08-18 11:47:17 by KXEL

New Hartford creates gardens in vacant spaces

After natural disasters left the northeast Iowa city of New Hartford with a number of vacant parcels, residents responded by creating nine public gardens with more on the way. Some residents are calling New Hartford the "City of Gardens" because…

posted 2014-08-18 11:41:40 by KXEL

Clintons to attend Harkin Steak Fry

Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential campaign. Sam Roecker, a…

posted 2014-08-18 11:05:44 by KXEL

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