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Waterloo men charged in theft of dump truck, grader

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office has arrested two Waterloo men on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. Authorities say the two men were able to drive off with two large county vehicles and put both of them in the ditch…

posted 2014-10-25 07:40:33 by KXEL

Semi fire sends driver to the hospital

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says a semi on fire led to the closure of the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 at the Dubuque Street exit around 7:40 p.m. Deputies say the driver was taken to the hospital.  The driver's…

posted 2014-10-25 07:34:51 by KXEL

Foundation moving from Waterloo to Cedar Falls

A foundation that has distributed $65 million since its founding plans to leave its office in downtown Waterloo for a new building in Cedar Falls. The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa will build a 5,000-square-foot building costing $1.5 million to…

posted 2014-10-25 07:28:09 by KXEL

Ames school disables chat functions on laptops

Administrators at Ames Middle School are disabling some chat functions on students' school-provided laptops after finding some students were abusing the features and not paying attention in class. School leaders had found some students were using the Chromebooks' chatting and…

posted 2014-10-25 07:27:04 by KXEL

Carlisle teacher charged with drug possession

A long-time Carlisle Middle School teacher and high school coach has been charged with crack cocaine possession after police found drugs on him during a traffic stop. Polk County Jail records show Jim Alden Flaws of Carlisle has been charged…

posted 2014-10-25 07:25:15 by KXEL


Search warrants net cash, cocaine and marijuana

Investigators of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted numerous search warrants in the Waterloo areaon Thursday. While executing those warrants, investigators seized approximately one pound of powder cocaine and crack cocaine and over five pounds of high-grade marijuana.  They…

posted 2014-10-24 13:27:29 by KXEL

Bill Clinton to campaign for Braley

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Iowa to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Braley's campaign announced Friday that Clinton will appear at two events on Nov. 1.  He will speak at a rally in Des Moines and…

posted 2014-10-24 12:40:55 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids businessman indicted on fraud charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office has announced the indictment of a Cedar Rapids businessman. Officials say 73-year-old William B. Aossey, Jr. has been charged with one count of conspiracy to make false statements, sell misbranded meat, and commit mail and wire…

posted 2014-10-24 10:10:57 by KXEL

Court: Iowa not ready for routine video witnesses

Iowa Supreme Court justices say they are not yet ready to allow witnesses to testify through videoconferencing instead of in-person unless it can be shown to be necessary to further in important public interest. In a court ruling Friday justices…

posted 2014-10-24 09:39:17 by KXEL

That Evansdale cougar? It's likely a house cat

That cougar sighted in Evansdale? It's probably a house cat. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Jason Auel studied photos a woman took while walking near the Cedar River on Tuesday and determined the image was of a regular…

posted 2014-10-24 08:15:21 by KXEL

Fiber problem cuts Internet service

Customers of Mediacom in Fort Dodge and Webster City had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair. The problems began late Tuesday when a crew…

posted 2014-10-24 08:00:29 by KXEL

Iowa universities want more study on job changes

The presidents of Iowa's three public universities are calling for more analysis before moving forward with cost-saving plans to restructure administrative jobs. The presidents told the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday that they need more specifics on how recommendations…

posted 2014-10-24 05:51:56 by KXEL