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2014-08-06

Iowa City man charged with 3 bank robberies

A 30-year-old Iowa City man is accused of three bank robberies over the past three weeks. Antoinne Davis was arrested Monday by officers who say he matched the description of a man who robbed a Hills Bank and Trust branch…

posted 2014-08-06 07:16:20 by KXEL

Driving instructor accused of identity theft

An Iowa driving instructor has been accused of stealing another instructor's identity to teach a class. Authorities say 65-year-old Frederick Donald Bindner, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested Tuesday in Johnson County.  He faces a charge of felony identity theft. Bindner…

posted 2014-08-06 06:27:37 by KXEL

US trade representative will lead regional forum

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will join others at a forum in Mount Vernon focused on increasing export opportunities for rural businesses and farmers. Froman will be the keynote speaker at the White House Rural Council's "Made In Rural America…

posted 2014-08-06 06:26:41 by KXEL

Water quality forum set for Aug. 15 in Des Moines

A forum focusing on how farming can affect water quality is planned for Aug. 15 in Des Moines hosted by the Iowa Food Systems Council. The council is a nonprofit organization created to encourage a food system that builds a…

posted 2014-08-06 06:25:54 by KXEL

Iowa DNR offers to help rural fire departments

Iowa officials are offering grant money to help rural fire departments with their equipment costs. The forestry bureau of the state Department of Natural Resources is coordinating with the U.S. Forest Service to offer grants for hoses, nozzles and adapters,…

posted 2014-08-06 06:24:39 by KXEL

Independence declines to purchase high school for $1

Independence city officials say a proposal to purchase a former high school for $1 is too expensive because of costs to restore or repair the property. City and Independence Community School District officials say a deal between them is dead.…

posted 2014-08-06 06:23:27 by KXEL

Judge: Iowa State Fair can limit preacher location

A judge has ruled that state troopers didn't violate a preacher's First Amendment rights by asking him to stop preaching near state fairgrounds. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pratt delivered the ruling Tuesday.  Pratt says it was wrong for troopers…

posted 2014-08-06 05:58:41 by KXEL

4 injured in head-on collision near Clear Lake

The Iowa State Patrol says four people including a 4-month-old baby have been injured in a two-vehicle accident. The patrol says a car crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 18 and struck a jeep head-on Tuesday near Clear Lake. …

posted 2014-08-06 05:57:31 by KXEL

2014-08-05

Waterloo man charged with aggravated assault

A Waterloo man has been accused of shoving a woman's head into a toilet bowl. Waterloo police arrested 66-year-old Dennis Earl Leahy on Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault. Leahy is accused of pushing a 72-year-old woman's head into a…

posted 2014-08-05 18:22:07 by KXEL

Paul not first ensnared in Mideast policy in Iowa

Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he's never proposed ending U.S. aid payments to Israel, and is immediately confronted by his own budget proposal from 2011 to end such payments to all nations, including Israel. The Kentucky Republican is not the…

posted 2014-08-05 18:20:12 by KXEL

Obama OKs disaster aid for 22 Iowa counties

A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 22 Iowa counties damaged by severe weather in June and July. The White House and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the presidential disaster declaration Tuesday.  The declaration was issued for Audubon, Black Hawk,…

posted 2014-08-05 18:18:35 by KXEL

Chickasaw Co. crash victim identified as Missouri man

Authorities in northeast Iowa have released the name of a Missouri man killed when his motorcycle hit a sport utility vehicle that veered into his path after another collision. The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office says Tuesday that 54-year-old Mark Hill,…

posted 2014-08-05 18:17:03 by KXEL

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