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Suspect in Waterloo payday loan robbery identified

Waterloo Police have identified the man accused of robbing a payday loan business at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. Police say 26-year-old Stevie Dewayne Harrington of Waterloo is charged with first-degree robbery and possession of weapons as a felon. Officers were called…

posted 2014-10-16 09:46:44 by KXEL

Jesup man dies after fall on stairs

Authorities say a 57-year-old man whose body was found in his Jesup home had suffered a fatal fall. The body of Daniel Kimball was found in his home on Tuesday morning. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says Kimball had…

posted 2014-10-16 09:09:34 by KXEL

Officer-involved shooting under investigation

Authorities say they're investigating an officer-involved shooting in eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded Monday to a report of a suicidal man.  They identified him as 32-year-old Bradley Wayne…

posted 2014-10-16 06:52:59 by KXEL

Man charged in fatal Des Moines stabbing

Authorities say a 74-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Des Moines. Officers were sent around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to check a report of a fight at an apartment building office.  They found the…

posted 2014-10-16 06:51:15 by KXEL

Police: West Liberty man tortures roommate's kitten

Iowa City police have charged a man with aggravated animal torture who they say abused his roommate's kitten for hours. Police say 21-year-old Leo Nopoulos of West Liberty was released from the Johnson County Jail Wednesday after posting $5,000 bond.…

posted 2014-10-16 06:49:45 by KXEL

Dubuque woman accused of stealing from library

A 62-year-old Dubuque woman has been accused of stealing fines and fee payments when she worked at the public library in Dubuque. Barbara Nyheim turned herself in on Tuesday to face a felony theft charge. Library director Susan Hendricks initially…

posted 2014-10-16 06:48:58 by KXEL

Suspect in Waterloo payday loan robbery arrested

Waterloo Police made short work of arresting a suspect in the robbery of a payday loan business. It happened at around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Hometown Cash Advance on University Avenue. About 5 minutes later, officers arrested a suspect…

posted 2014-10-16 06:47:18 by KXEL


Weather Service director praises Iowa flood research

The director of the National Weather Service says he's visiting the Iowa Flood Center to learn more about how its researchers are predicting and helping respond to flooding. NWS Director Louis Uccellini said Wednesday the Iowa Flood Center at the…

posted 2014-10-15 13:47:29 by KXEL

Tools donated to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

A business has donated tools worth thousands of dollars to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity after many of the group's tools were stolen last month. A thief broke into a locked trailer parked outside of the group's warehouse in September,…

posted 2014-10-15 11:16:36 by KXEL

Kimball Avenue reopens after gas leak

For the second time in three weeks, constructions crews struck a natural gas line on the Kimball Avenue reconstruction project Wednesday morning. The mishap occurred at about 8:45 a.m., causing a gas leak. Waterloo police officers blocked off Kimball Avenue…

posted 2014-10-15 09:44:44 by KXEL

Des Moines man leading effort to ship food to Liberia

A Des Moines man is leading an effort to gather food to be shipped to Liberia, a west African nation that's struggling to deal with Ebola. Walter Gwenigale Jr., who's lived in Des Moines for the past seven years, visited…

posted 2014-10-15 09:33:43 by KXEL

Iowa City Police: woman splatters blood on nurse

Iowa City police have arrested a woman who they say intentionally ripped out her IV and splattered blood on her nurse's face after being denied more medication. Police say 57-year-old Rose Sutton is charged with a serious misdemeanor count of…

posted 2014-10-15 07:24:42 by KXEL