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Cedar Rapids man sentenced for bank robbery

A man has been given nearly seven years in federal prison for robbing a bank in downtown Cedar Rapids. On Wednesday, Jacob Mack was given 57 months for robbing the Cedar Rapids Hills Bank and Trust on May 2 and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:55:40 by KXEL

Two injured in Waterloo house fire

Waterloo Fire Rescue says two people suffered smoke inhalation in a Wednesday night house fire. Firefighters were called to 1557 Forest Avenue shortly after 11 p.m.   The residents were able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived, and…

posted 2014-10-09 06:23:50 by KXEL

Colesburg man faces charges following police chase

A northeast Iowa man faces several charges following a police chase in Dubuque. Dubuque police say 30-year-old Aaron T. Weipert, of Colesburg, was arrested early Tuesday following a chase on the city's west side. A criminal complaint says officials had…

posted 2014-10-09 06:01:46 by KXEL

Maynard man gets higher bond in attempted murder case

Bond has been doubled for a man accused of trying to hit police officers with a vehicle in northern Iowa. Fayette County Attorney Wayne Saur made the request in court Wednesday to raise Abel Quijas Jr.'s bond to $500,000 cash…

posted 2014-10-09 05:58:47 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids pot dispensary poster is a hoax

The owner of a building in Cedar Rapids where posters appeared promoting the opening of a marijuana dispensary says the advertisement is a hoax. John Wasta says two posters appeared Tuesday on the outside of his empty storefront that implied…

posted 2014-10-09 05:57:33 by KXEL

UI forum to discuss restructuring proposals

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she expects employees will ask lots of questions during a forum to discuss a consultant's sweeping cost-cutting recommendations. The university is holding the meeting this morning with representatives of Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte last…

posted 2014-10-09 05:55:57 by KXEL


UI legacy students will get new scholarship

New students with parents or grandparents who have degrees from the University of Iowa will automatically receive a $6,000 scholarship over four years when they enroll. University President Sally Mason said Wednesday that she expects hundreds of first-year and transfer…

posted 2014-10-08 11:45:11 by KXEL

UNI selected as a 'Best Business School'

The University of Northern Iowa has been selected as an outstanding business school for the ninth consecutive year by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, known for its widely followed college rankings in dozens of categories based on student ratings,…

posted 2014-10-08 10:52:05 by KXEL

Acting mayor of Oelwein elected to post

The acting mayor has been elected to the post in the northeast Iowa city of Oelwein, replacing the mayor who quit after being charged with sex abuse. Peggy Sherrets received more than 53 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's…

posted 2014-10-08 07:22:55 by KXEL

State Center police arrest man with weapons near school

A central Iowa man faces a felony charge after authorities say several weapons were found on the hood of his vehicle near a school. State Center police say 19-year-old Lane Kline was arrested early Saturday at West Marshall High School…

posted 2014-10-08 06:55:21 by KXEL

Sysco sues to block release of UIHC food contracts

A nationwide food distributor is suing to try to block the release of its contracts with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Sysco's Iowa subsidiary argues in court documents filed last month that releasing the documents would reveal the company's…

posted 2014-10-08 06:51:55 by KXEL

Men rescue 10-point buck from sinkhole

Authorities say three college students have rescued a 10-point buck from a 10-foot sinkhole. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the animal was rescued last week from a Winneshiek County farm near Decorah. The three high school friends were…

posted 2014-10-08 06:28:54 by KXEL