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Branstad winning cash race against Hatch

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad continues to hold a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race. Campaign finance reports filed with the state Monday show that Branstad raised $1.3 million between July…

posted 2014-10-21 05:57:59 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud

A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud.  She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a…

posted 2014-10-21 05:53:37 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids hit-and-run suspect arrested

A man wanted on outstanding warrants and suspected in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend was arrested by U.S. Marshals Monday night. Cedar Rapids police say 39-year-old William Yancey was arrested in the 100 block of 17th Street Northeast. On…

posted 2014-10-21 05:50:41 by KXEL


Dubuque teen's death still unsolved 2 years later

Dubuque police say they have few leads in the shooting death of a teen two years ago, citing a lack of cooperation from witnesses. Authorities say 15-year-old Marlon T. Barber Jr. was fatally shot in downtown Dubuque while he and…

posted 2014-10-20 13:46:35 by KXEL

3 Iowa companies receive USDA ag research grants

Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture. Small Business Innovation Grants were awarded to Harrisvaccines in Ames, which has recently developed a new vaccine…

posted 2014-10-20 13:44:44 by KXEL

UNI responds to racist comments on app

Some posts to an anonymous social media app have prompted the University of Northern Iowa's acting president to send a campus-wide email to explain the comments weren't representative of the university. Acting UNI President Michael Licari sent the email Friday…

posted 2014-10-20 12:44:54 by KXEL

Wisconsin couple sentenced in Iowa meth case

A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. Court records show 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their…

posted 2014-10-20 05:46:06 by KXEL

Police: Des Moines hit-and-run driver panicked

A Des Moines police sergeant says a woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run panicked when she left the scene of the accident. Sgt. Jason Halifax says that 20-year-old Ashley Brown is remorseful about the Saturday death of 55-year-old Kenneth Wallace. …

posted 2014-10-20 05:44:38 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police seek hit-and-run suspect

Cedar Rapids police are asking for help in locating a man wanted on warrants and for a hit and run Sunday morning. Investigators suspect 39-year-old William Yancey was driving a stolen 2005 Dodge Stratus that was involved in a crash…

posted 2014-10-20 05:28:49 by KXEL

3 charged in Waterloo supermarket robbery

Waterloo Police have arrested three people in connection with the robbery of an employee of the Byron Supermarket last week. Shortly after 10 Thursday night, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the store.  An employee was…

posted 2014-10-20 04:59:38 by KXEL


New report criticizes Iowa stun gun policies

Law enforcement policies on the use of stun guns vary greatly across Iowa's 99 counties, and civil rights experts who recently reviewed the policies say many of them are inadequate. The Des Moines Register obtained a new report that identifies…

posted 2014-10-19 19:29:25 by KXEL

17-year-old girl shot to death in Waterloo

Waterloo Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenage girl early Sunday morning. Officers were sent to 520 Elm Street just before 2 a.m.  Officers found 17-year-old Jazzmine Rembert in the basement of the home.  Rembert appeared to have…

posted 2014-10-19 12:12:24 by KXEL