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Kwik Star robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo police are investigating the armed robbery of the Kwik Star at West 4th Street and Kimball Avenue. Police say at 3:18 this morning, a man wearing a mask robbed the convenience store with a weapon in his hand.  No…

posted 2014-10-27 05:57:23 by KXEL


One dead, 2 injured in head-on crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office say one person died in a two-vehicle crash in Washburn Friday night. The sheriff’s office responded to the 6000 block of La Porte Road at around 8:30 p.m. Authorities say both drivers had to…

posted 2014-10-26 09:41:47 by KXEL

Two hospitalized after car. motorcycle crash

A Lisbon man was cited for not yielding the right of way after crashing his pickup into a motorcycle. The Linn County Sheriff's Office say 65-year-old John Kurtz, and a passenger, 51-year-old Tonya Kurtz, were not hurt in the crash…

posted 2014-10-26 09:38:08 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate early morning robbery

Police in Iowa City are investigating the robbery of a man at gunpoint. Officers responded to the 300 block of Clinton Street shortly after 1:45 a.m. Sunday. The victim says he heard quick footbsteps behind him and was then confronted…

posted 2014-10-26 09:33:34 by KXEL

Iowa linebacker Spearman arrested, suspended

University of Iowa football player Reggie Spearman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, leading coach Kirk Ferentz to announce a minimum one-game suspension for the linebacker. Iowa City police records show the 19-year-old was arrested just after midnight…

posted 2014-10-26 09:31:13 by KXEL

4 stranded on roof of submerged car rescued

Four people — including a toddler — have been rescued from the roof of a submerged car that rolled into a Des Moines pond. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday while the people were out sightseeing.  Police are unsure…

posted 2014-10-26 09:29:43 by KXEL

Woman sentenced for using public money in scheme

A former University of Iowa employee who bought and resold at least 567 items online using university money has been sentenced to three years of probation. Court records show that 37-year-old Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier was sentenced Thursday in Des Moines'…

posted 2014-10-26 09:28:31 by KXEL

Utility crew rescues Ankeny man pinned beneath truck

The wife of a man seriously injured on the job is crediting a MidAmerican power company line crew with saving her husband's life. Officials say that 60-year-old Rick Dawson of Ankeny suffered 22 fractured ribs, a broken collar bone and…

posted 2014-10-26 09:26:22 by KXEL

Dubuque officials suspect arson in vehicle fires

Dubuque police and fire department officials say they are investigating two vehicle fires as arson. The fires were reported before dawn Friday in a parking lot. Dubuque Fire Marshal Mark Burkle says one vehicle was fully engulfed when fire crews…

posted 2014-10-26 09:24:24 by KXEL

New Iowa clean water rule goes into effect

A new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement over manure spills is now in effect after a year of hearings and deliberations by government agencies. The rule, which took effect Wednesday,…

posted 2014-10-26 09:20:18 by KXEL


La Porte City man arrested for drugs, child endangerment

A La Porte City man faces several charges after authorities executed a search warrant at his home on Friday. La Porte City police have charged Lee Allen Wagner with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy to Manufacture/Sale of…

posted 2014-10-25 07:49:50 by KXEL

Bunger Middle School fire intentionally set

Evansdale Fire Chief Kent Smock says Wednesday's fire at Bunger Middle School was intentionally set. The Evansdale Police Department is now investigating the case as arson. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.  Authorities have not…

posted 2014-10-25 07:46:54 by KXEL