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Dunkerton woman injured in rollover accident

A Dunkerton woman was hospitalized following a rollover accident Tuesday morning. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened shortly after 10:30 at Raymond and Young Roads.  Sergeant Tom Nichols says 21-year-old Maggie Pollifrone was driving north on…

posted 2014-10-21 13:26:20 by KXEL

USDA: Iowa corn harvest 18 days behind schedule

The harvest remains behind schedule in Iowa but weather conditions are favorable for allowing farmers to try to catch up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa is about 18 days behind the normal corn harvest pace with 19 percent…

posted 2014-10-21 13:09:40 by KXEL

Des Moines pharmacy owner to plead guilty in deal

A Des Moines pharmacy owner accused of selling nearly 700,000 pills of addictive painkillers will plead guilty to some charges as part of a deal with prosecutors. Mark Graziano's lawyer Guy Cook tells The Des Moines Register that his client…

posted 2014-10-21 13:05:53 by KXEL

Iowa’s unemployment rate up to 4.6 percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.6 percent in September from 4.5 percent in August.  The state’s jobless rate was 4.5 percent one year ago.  The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in September compared to 6.1…

posted 2014-10-21 09:53:32 by KXEL

Branstad winning cash race against Hatch

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad continues to hold a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race. Campaign finance reports filed with the state Monday show that Branstad raised $1.3 million between July…

posted 2014-10-21 05:57:59 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud

A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud.  She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a…

posted 2014-10-21 05:53:37 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids hit-and-run suspect arrested

A man wanted on outstanding warrants and suspected in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend was arrested by U.S. Marshals Monday night. Cedar Rapids police say 39-year-old William Yancey was arrested in the 100 block of 17th Street Northeast. On…

posted 2014-10-21 05:50:41 by KXEL


Dubuque teen's death still unsolved 2 years later

Dubuque police say they have few leads in the shooting death of a teen two years ago, citing a lack of cooperation from witnesses. Authorities say 15-year-old Marlon T. Barber Jr. was fatally shot in downtown Dubuque while he and…

posted 2014-10-20 13:46:35 by KXEL

3 Iowa companies receive USDA ag research grants

Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture. Small Business Innovation Grants were awarded to Harrisvaccines in Ames, which has recently developed a new vaccine…

posted 2014-10-20 13:44:44 by KXEL

UNI responds to racist comments on app

Some posts to an anonymous social media app have prompted the University of Northern Iowa's acting president to send a campus-wide email to explain the comments weren't representative of the university. Acting UNI President Michael Licari sent the email Friday…

posted 2014-10-20 12:44:54 by KXEL

Wisconsin couple sentenced in Iowa meth case

A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. Court records show 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their…

posted 2014-10-20 05:46:06 by KXEL

Police: Des Moines hit-and-run driver panicked

A Des Moines police sergeant says a woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run panicked when she left the scene of the accident. Sgt. Jason Halifax says that 20-year-old Ashley Brown is remorseful about the Saturday death of 55-year-old Kenneth Wallace. …

posted 2014-10-20 05:44:38 by KXEL