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Pedestrian killed in Des Moines car crash

Authorities say a 49-year-old woman was killed Monday morning after a vehicle struck her while she crossed a Des Moines street, according to authorities. Des Moines police said the crash happened on the city's south side.  Margit Browman of Des…

posted 2014-09-15 11:02:31 by KXEL

Gas buildup forces Nashua school to cancel classes

Officials canceled classes Monday at an elementary school in Nashua because of a buildup of natural gas. District officials said kitchen workers smelled the gas they walked in, so they soon walked back out.  The Nashua Fire Department found that…

posted 2014-09-15 09:30:29 by KXEL

Driver in fatal racing crash identified

Authorities have identified the driver who died after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police say 68-year-old John Pickart of Norway was killed Saturday night during a "Race 'Em or Wreck 'Em" event at…

posted 2014-09-15 08:50:00 by KXEL

Trial delayed in 2005 slaying of Evelyn Miller

A hearing has been scheduled for the man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. The hearing is set for Tuesday in Bremer County District Court in Waverly, where the trial of Casey Frederiksen has been moved. …

posted 2014-09-15 08:20:16 by KXEL

Hampton man still missing after a year

A $20,000 reward has been renewed for information that helps authorities find a northern Iowa man who has been missing for the past year. Ethan Kazmerzak of Hampton was last seen at a party in rural Franklin County on Sept.…

posted 2014-09-15 05:43:41 by KXEL

Federal officials review Iowa City sidewalk ramps

Iowa City is being scrutinized by federal investigators who are trying to determine whether the city has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Johnson County Task Force on Aging complained to the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year about…

posted 2014-09-15 05:18:51 by KXEL


Driver dies after RV rolls at Hawkeye Downs

A driver died at Hawkeye Downs Speedway after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, and police are investigating. Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow says the fatal crash happened during a "Race 'Em or…

posted 2014-09-14 20:56:52 by KXEL

Kalona cheese factory closes doors

Twin County Dairy in southeast Iowa has closed its doors, according to a news release issued by the company. The dairy, more commonly known as the Kalona Cheese Factory, closed Thursday.  It had employed about 50 people. The dairy's owners,…

posted 2014-09-14 11:11:30 by KXEL

Iowa City, Coralville seek officer body cameras

A proposal by law enforcement leaders could soon see all Iowa City and Coralville police officers wearing body-mounted cameras to record their interactions with the public. The city councils of both Iowa communities are considering requests from their respective police…

posted 2014-09-14 11:08:31 by KXEL

Authorities find man's body in Iowa River

Authorities believe the body found in the Iowa River Saturday belongs to a man who had been missing for a week. Volunteers discovered the body in the river north of Marshalltown Saturday night. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says the…

posted 2014-09-14 11:03:51 by KXEL


Man in phony AIDS research case seeks trail delay

A former Iowa State University researcher charged with falsifying data to make a developmental AIDS vaccine appear promising has again asked for a delay in his trial. Trial for Dong-Pyou Han is currently set for Sept. 29, after a judge…

posted 2014-09-13 12:10:19 by KXEL

Flight between Mason City, Chicago planned

Commuters in Mason City looking for flights to Chicago will have that choice staring in November. Air Choice One will begin commercial flights to and from Chicago on Nov. 17. Flights are currently priced at $59 from Mason City to…

posted 2014-09-13 12:09:02 by KXEL