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Man dies during traffic stop in Jasper County

A man is dead after police say he tried to avoid arrest during a traffic stop along Interstate 80 in Jasper County. The Iowa State Patrol said it happened shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of I-80…

posted 2014-11-02 07:12:42 by KXEL

Grinnell man charged with attempted murder

A Grinnell man is charged with attempted murder after police said he hit another man in the head with a stick Saturday. Police took 56-year-old Larry Wayne Burnell to the Poweshiek County Jail. Grinnell police responded to a call of…

posted 2014-11-02 07:06:18 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids woman injured in crash

A Cedar Rapids woman was hospitalized after her car collided with a pickup early Sunday morning. At 12:33 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Area Ambulance, and Ely Fire responded to the intersection of 80th Street and 16th Avenue SW. Sgt.…

posted 2014-11-02 07:01:39 by KXEL

Ames man injured in fall from tree stand

An Ames man was hospitalized on Saturday after falling from a tree stand while hunting. The Department of Natural Resources says 39-year-old Michael Ylonen fell approximately 25 feet while climbing into a stand in the Skunk River Greenbelt south of…

posted 2014-11-02 06:21:58 by KXEL

Fish kill investigated in Mitchell County

A fish kill in the Little Cedar River north of Stacyville is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. A coupling on a hose being used to land apply manure from a hog confinement owned by Pronet Farms…

posted 2014-11-02 06:18:04 by KXEL

Teen in Charles City school gun case seeks transfer

A Charles City teen accused of displaying a gun near Charles City High School is seeking to have the case transferred to juvenile court. The 16-year-old student has been charged in Floyd County District Court with assault on a peace…

posted 2014-11-02 06:13:47 by KXEL

La' James seeks state lawsuit dismissal

The owner of cosmetology schools in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska is asking a judge to dismiss a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by the Iowa attorney general's office. State attorneys filed a petition Aug. 28 alleging Cynthia Becher, owner of a…

posted 2014-11-02 06:12:02 by KXEL


Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton is rallying Iowa Democrats to get out the vote in the state's competitive U.S. Senate race, calling Democrat Bruce Braley "the only choice" for the future. Clinton appeared Saturday at a downtown Des Moines rally for…

posted 2014-11-01 16:03:01 by KXEL

Wallace State Office Building to be tested for lead

State officials have confirmed that the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines is undergoing environmental tests for the presence of lead. Caleb Hunter, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, tells The Des Moines Register that Cardno…

posted 2014-11-01 16:00:44 by KXEL

Des Moines police investigating girl's death

Des Moines police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl. Police say that the girl was found dead Oct. 7 inside a downtown apartment littered with illegal drugs. Des Moines Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Halifax says the girl showed…

posted 2014-11-01 11:02:42 by KXEL

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