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Cedar Rapids police investigate multiple shootings

Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating a pair of shootings. In a span of three hours Thursday night, officers responded to two calls of shots fired.  At around 6:30, police were called to the 14-hundred block of 5th Avenue Southeast…

posted 2014-07-18 07:24:16 by KXEL

Teen injured in rollover crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office says the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident was hospitalized after she was ejected during the crash. Deputies responded to the scene in the 6000 block of Leversee Road at 10:45…

posted 2014-07-18 07:23:27 by KXEL

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids police are looking for the person or persons who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint early this morning. Police were called shortly after midnight to an armed robbery at 2020 Glass Road Northeast.  Officers were on scene…

posted 2014-07-18 07:22:16 by KXEL


Fatal crash ends West Des Moines motorcycle chase

A motorcyclist being chased by West Des Moines police has died after running into a sport utility vehicle. The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday. An officer spotted the motorcycle and noticed that it matched the description of a stolen…

posted 2014-07-17 06:52:45 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids warehoused damaged by fire

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a warehouse in southwest Cedar Rapids early this morning. Workers at a neighboring business noticed a fire at Aluminum Distributors Incorporated at 3062 Prairie Valley Court Southwest.  Fire crews arrived on the scene shortly…

posted 2014-07-17 05:57:49 by KXEL

Waterloo hospital worker admits to nude patient photo

State records show a housekeeper at a Waterloo medical center was fired in May after she admitted to photographing a nude patient being treated at the hospital. Kimberly J. Niedert said at a recent hearing for unemployment benefits that "stupidity"…

posted 2014-07-17 05:46:26 by KXEL

Appeals court upholds Morrissey's drug sentence

An Iowa appeals court has upheld a lengthy prison sentence for the father of one of two slain Iowa cousins. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a district judge acted properly when he sentenced 38-year-old Daniel Morrissey to…

posted 2014-07-17 05:42:53 by KXEL

Waterloo may consider car seizure proposal

Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine. The City Council may discuss the issue at its Aug. 4 meeting.  The…

posted 2014-07-17 05:27:02 by KXEL

Officials approve disincorporation of Millville

Officials have approved the disincorporation of a tiny city in northeast Iowa. The state's City Development Board recently approved the disincorporation of Millville, a community along the Mississippi River with about 20 residents and few operating businesses.  The disincorporation process…

posted 2014-07-17 05:26:01 by KXEL


Braley has $2.7 million in bank for Senate bid

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has $2.7 million in the bank for his general election campaign. Braley's campaign said Wednesday that the congressman from Waterloo raised nearly $1.7 million between April 1 and June 30.  Braley had over $2.7…

posted 2014-07-16 14:40:06 by KXEL

Lehigh fire chief goes on hunger strike for funds

An Iowa fire chief says he's on a hunger strike to raise money for a new fire station. Kirk Kelley is trying to raise $480,000 to help expand the Lehigh Fire Department's fire station.  On Tuesday he reached day 23…

posted 2014-07-16 11:16:45 by KXEL

Dad of slain Mason City boy says jury failed son

The father of a Mason City toddler slain in 1994 says the jury that acquitted 38-year-old Michael Cisneros failed his son. John Snyder Sr., who now lives in Huntington Beach, California, said the verdict rendered Monday "just didn't make sense…

posted 2014-07-16 10:28:54 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 month ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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