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2014-11-01

Early votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states

Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S.…

posted 2014-11-01 08:25:07 by KXEL

Two construction workers injured in fall

The work at a construction site on Friday afternoon came to a halt as first responders attended to two workers after a substantial fall off a manlift. Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Director Jeff Olson described the injuries as non-life…

posted 2014-11-01 07:18:55 by KXEL

Evansdale man arrested following fire at his home

Authorities say an Evansdale man was hit with a stun gun and arrested following a fire at his home. Firefighters were called to the house for a fire Thursday night. Authorities say the 33-year-old owner was agitated and couldn't be…

posted 2014-11-01 07:15:47 by KXEL

Former Oelwein mayor seeks change of venue

The defense attorney for a former mayor of Oelwein wants a change in venue for his client’s sexual abuse trial. Jason Manus is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in 2010.  He pleaded not guilty…

posted 2014-11-01 07:13:32 by KXEL

North Fayette students not injured in bus accident

Four students and the driver of a North Fayette school district bus have escaped injury after the bus struck a tractor pulling a manure spreader and went into a ditch. The accident happened about five miles west of West Union…

posted 2014-11-01 07:10:11 by KXEL

Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in downtown Des Moines. Clinton was scheduled to appear at the Saturday afternoon rally, as well as an event in Waterloo later in the day. …

posted 2014-11-01 07:01:54 by KXEL

2014-10-31

Woman injured in rollover crash on I-380

One person was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident near the Highway 20/Interstate 380 mix master near Evansdale Friday morning. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accident at approximately 11:40 a.m.  Officials say a black 2003 Buick Rendezvous driven…

posted 2014-10-31 14:14:44 by KXEL

Ernst concludes Senate campaign with cash advantage

Republican Joni Ernst is concluding the Iowa Senate race with a significant cash advantage over Democrat Bruce Braley. Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Ernst pulled in about $1.4 million between Oct. 1 and Oct 15. …

posted 2014-10-31 13:59:14 by KXEL

Des Moines facing lawsuit over bedbugs

A class-action lawsuit has been filed accusing the city of Des Moines of not properly handling an extended bedbug infestation at a housing complex. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday. It claims the city's public housing agency put Royal View Manor…

posted 2014-10-31 13:14:27 by KXEL

Park excavation sheds light on early Iowa settlers

State archeologists have excavated part of an Iowa City park after workers turned up antique artifacts. In January, contractors doing flood mitigation work at Hubbard Park near the University of Iowa campus discovered the relics that included marbles, coins and…

posted 2014-10-31 13:13:08 by KXEL

2 charged in pursuit, hit and run

Cedar Rapids police arrested two people after a pursuit and hit and run in southwest Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon. Officers attempted to stop a minivan in the 2100 block of 6th Street SW at 1:38 p.m. for an expired registration. …

posted 2014-10-31 10:54:07 by KXEL

House fire in Evandale under investigation

The Evansdale Fire Department is investigating what caused a house fire Thursday night. Firefighters responded to a fire at 140 Hansen Drive at about 10:30 p.m. Fire Chief Kent Smock said when firefighters arrived on the scene, the houses occupants…

posted 2014-10-31 10:50:09 by KXEL

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