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2014-07-25

Downtown Cedar Rapids park to get facelift

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will begin construction next week on Riverfront Park, along First Street SW, between Second and Third Avenues. The project will eliminate crumbling concrete infrastructure to create more useable park space along the riverfront…

posted 2014-07-25 08:39:18 by KXEL

University of Iowa bans restroom videos suspect

University of Iowa police have identified a university employee as the person suspected of placing a video camera on the floor of a restroom and recording scenes there. The camera was found June 4 in the University Capitol Centre's Information…

posted 2014-07-25 08:18:40 by KXEL

Gaming panel sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. Kopecky says he wants a court to force the commission to reconsider its decision and approve a…

posted 2014-07-25 06:27:22 by KXEL

Manure odor biofilters topic of Iowa conference

The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University. The Biofilter Conference on Aug. 20 is aimed at producers and managers of animal feeding operations…

posted 2014-07-25 05:18:35 by KXEL

2 men charged in Cedar Rapids office burglary

Cedar Rapids police have arrested two people in connection with a burglary at two offices on January 4th. Officers responded to the offices of Merrill Lynch and Iowa Farmer Today at 1065 Sierra Court NE early that morning.  The burglars…

posted 2014-07-25 05:17:06 by KXEL

2014-07-24

Branstad asks Obama for immigration information

Gov. Terry Branstad wants the federal government to notify state officials about any immigrant children placed in Iowa. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this week that 122 children who entered the country illegally…

posted 2014-07-24 19:51:51 by KXEL

Inmate fails to return to work release center

The Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from a Des Moines work release center. The agency says 26-year-old Abel Joshua Aguilar failed to return from his job to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility on Wednesday.  He…

posted 2014-07-24 19:50:41 by KXEL

Fugitive who used dead boys' IDs appears in court

A convicted armed robber who eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping prison has appeared in court in Cedar Rapids on Social Security fraud and identity theft charges. Federal prosecutors say 69-year-old Ronald Dwaine Carnes also faces a firearms…

posted 2014-07-24 19:49:24 by KXEL

Agency man convicted of killing pregnant wife

A jury has convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife after the third trial in the case. Jurors agreed Thursday that Seth Techel was guilty of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy.  The 23-year-old who…

posted 2014-07-24 14:12:43 by KXEL

Dubuque bridge across Mississippi could open early

Iowa transportation officials say repairs to the Julien Dubuque Bridge are ahead of schedule, and the span across the Mississippi River could reopen sooner than expected. The bridge, which connects Dubuque, Iowa, and East Dubuque, Illinois, closed Monday and was…

posted 2014-07-24 13:54:37 by KXEL

Decorah man drowns in Upper Iowa River

Decorah police have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man who drowned in the Upper Iowa River. Police on Wednesday night pulled the body of Matthew Lundt of Decorah from the river near Dunnings Spring Park. Police and firefighters were…

posted 2014-07-24 13:25:55 by KXEL

RAGBRAI rider from Sioux City dies in Mason City

A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his tent in Mason City in the second death during the weeklong bicycling event. Officials say 74-year-old George "Frank" Brinkerhoff was found dead inside his tent Thursday morning at…

posted 2014-07-24 12:46:03 by KXEL

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