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2014-10-13

Iowa agents chase tips about lottery mystery man

Iowa agents have received hundreds of tips since releasing video of a man buying a winning lottery ticket at the center of a fraud investigation. Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Alex Murphy said Monday that investigators are focusing on…

posted 2014-10-13 14:32:23 by KXEL

Waterloo shelter director makes plea in theft case

The director of a Waterloo homeless shelter has entered a plea to charges she stole money from the nonprofit organization. Joni Kay Hansen, 60, entered Alford pleas Monday to first- and second-degree theft charges. In an Alford plea, a person…

posted 2014-10-13 13:08:17 by KXEL

New fair building honors memory of Marion man

Linn County Fair leaders are celebrating the opening of a building dedicated to a Marion man who worked at the fairgrounds before he died of a heart attack. The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building in Central City opened on Sunday and…

posted 2014-10-13 09:10:52 by KXEL

Rudd farmer to be featured on cereal boxes

A northern Iowa man will be featured on the back of cereal boxes as part of a promotion for farmers. The Hy-Vee cornflakes box with the picture of Rudd farmer Larry Bortz will be released next month or in December. …

posted 2014-10-13 08:12:42 by KXEL

Romney campaigns with U.S. Senate candidate Ernst

Republican Mitt Romney is visiting Iowa for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst as her battle with Democrat Bruce Braley enters its final three weeks. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee planned to headline an event Sunday evening in West Des Moines…

posted 2014-10-13 05:58:58 by KXEL

2014-10-12

Attorney: Pulled over drivers should record stops

A video recording of an Ankeny police officer who tried to get a man to consent to a search of his car after pulling him over for not having headlights on has attracted more than 100,000 views on YouTube. The…

posted 2014-10-12 19:58:50 by KXEL

Grundy County man dies in tractor accident

A Grundy County man is dead after getting pinned underneath his tractor. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says 84-year-old Russell Katzer of Conrad was driving east on E Avenue when he drove off the left side of the gravel road and…

posted 2014-10-12 15:23:33 by KXEL

Sheriff: Fire extinguished at Independence business

Firefighters from four northeast Iowa departments have extinguished a fire at a transportation business after two days of battling flames. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported after 5 p.m. on Saturday at Merfeld Transport Inc. near…

posted 2014-10-12 12:54:40 by KXEL

Fire destroys family's home near Allison

A Butler County family is homeless after fire destroyed their house Saturday. Firefighters say it happened on 255th Street about 4 miles south of Allison around 3:45 p.m.  The home was engulfed in flames and collapsing when crews arrived. The…

posted 2014-10-12 12:52:09 by KXEL

Sunday riverbank cleanup at Iowa City canceled

The riverbank cleanup that had been scheduled for Sunday in Iowa City has been canceled after too few volunteers offered to help. Cleanup dates at the Iowa River scheduled for Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 are still on, weather permitting.…

posted 2014-10-12 12:46:35 by KXEL

Charles City squad cars to get tech updates

Charles City officials have approved the purchase of technology updates for three city police cars that will allow officers to enter paperwork and reports from their cruisers. The City Council on Monday approved the purchase of mobile data terminals for…

posted 2014-10-12 12:41:16 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair officials defend fair dates

Iowa State Fair officials are defending the timing of the annual event against critics who say it may be time to set an earlier fair schedule to avoid conflicting with increasing numbers of school districts moving up the start of…

posted 2014-10-12 12:36:43 by KXEL

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