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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

State audit confirms misuse of Iowa County funds

A state audit confirms a woman who was elected treasurer in Iowa County twice and later as a county supervisor took more than $60,000 from the county for her personal use. The state auditor's office says it has found more…

posted 2014-11-03 09:25:15 by KXEL

Report: Midwest economic index drops again

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September.  The figure was from 57.2…

posted 2014-11-03 08:10:02 by KXEL

Mistrial in case against former Des Moines officer

A mistrial has been declared on one of the charges against a former Des Moines police officer. A federal jury on Saturday acquitted 38-year-old Colin Boone of falsifying records, but the jury couldn't agree on whether he used excessive force…

posted 2014-11-03 06:48:49 by KXEL

Police investigate armed robbery at Dollar General

Waterloo police are investigating an armed robbery at the new Dollar General at 820 West Fifth Street Sunday night. Investigators say two men wearing ski masks entered the store, displayed a handgun and got away with an undetermined amount of…

posted 2014-11-03 06:47:15 by KXEL


Girl pulled from grain wagon in Benton County

A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after deputies say she fell while on top of a grain bin wagon. The incident happened near the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and 26th Avenue, south of Newhall. Emergency responders pulled the…

posted 2014-11-02 17:56:56 by KXEL

One dead, 2 injured in Fayette County crash

A Wadena man was killed and two others were injured in a single vehicle crash on Saturday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 18801 35th Street near Oelwein around 3:08 A.M. Investigators found that 18-year-old…

posted 2014-11-02 17:53:15 by KXEL

Fee dispute arises after Waterloo attorney's death

A deceased Waterloo attorney is being accused of mishandling $64,000 before his death. A claim was filed against David Alan Roth's estate.  The claim accuses Roth of taking $64,000 from a life insurance policy that he was supposed to invest.…

posted 2014-11-02 17:50:07 by KXEL

Teen injured in rollover accident near Washburn

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says a teenager was injured in a rollover accident early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:10 a.m., deputies responded to the 7100 block of La Porte Road in Washburn on a report of a single-vehicle…

posted 2014-11-02 08:34:42 by KXEL