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Paper reports rural Iowa shortage of emergency aid

A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa's 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service.  These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people. The Des Moines Register also says in its analysis of…

posted 2014-07-14 09:08:34 by KXEL

Accident closes Highway 100 and I-380 interchange

Cedar Rapids police officers and firefighters were called to a vehicle accident involving a semi and a motorcycle at the Highway 100 and U.S. Interstate 380 interchange at 6:51 this morning. Portions of the elevated Highway 100 and I-380 interchange…

posted 2014-07-14 08:40:14 by KXEL

Another abduction attempt fails in eastern Iowa

The mother of a 15-year-old boy says he fought off an abduction attempt near their home in eastern Iowa's Scott County. Heather Gress says her son was riding his bike home from his job in Donahue around 9:30 p.m. Friday…

posted 2014-07-14 08:25:52 by KXEL

Solon man says he's not guilty in harassment case

An eastern Iowa man accused of sending accusatory letters about a major high school football program says he's pleading not guilty. Iowa City police say Daniel Stone of Solon was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to several letters…

posted 2014-07-14 05:51:12 by KXEL

Iowa State Patrol says 2 killed when tree falls on ATV

The Iowa State Patrol says a man and woman from Fort Dodge were killed when a tree fell and hit their all-terrain vehicle. District Commander Lieutenant Kelly Hindman said in a press release that the two were riding on the…

posted 2014-07-14 04:37:04 by KXEL

UI ad campaign seeks more students, money

Iowans are going to hear, read and see a lot about the University of Iowa in the coming weeks. The university is launching a marketing blitz Monday that will blanket the state with ads designed to reach potential in-state students…

posted 2014-07-14 04:34:30 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate shooting

Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Hope Avenue. Officers responded to the scene after 9 p.m. Sunday and found damage from the shooting to the home at 710 Hope Avenue.  So far, no injuries have…

posted 2014-07-14 04:33:20 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids police find truck in Cedar River

Cedar Rapids Police are investigating how a truck ended up in the Cedar River. Police first received a call about the truck around 12:15 Sunday morning. The truck was in the water just outside of Mohawk Park and Ellis Harbor.…

posted 2014-07-13 15:16:25 by KXEL

Family of slain cousins try to move forward

Family members of the two young cousins whose bodies were found months after their disappearance say they are trying to keep their own lives on track while hoping for an arrest in the case. Drew Collins says he and his…

posted 2014-07-13 15:11:45 by KXEL

Lance Armstrong plans to ride in RAGBRAI again

Lance Armstrong is again planning to join in on the 418-mile, 15-county bike ride across Iowa later this month. Armstrong plans to participate in his sixth RAGBRAI and even work as a guest bartender this Saturday in Rock Valley to…

posted 2014-07-13 15:10:05 by KXEL


Women confront man in Dubuque Facebook sting

Dubuque police say a group of women confronted a man accused of trying to meet a 9-year-old girl for a sexual encounter. Police say 22-year-old Lonnie E. Burns arrived at an apartment June 30 after communicating on Facebook with a…

posted 2014-07-12 18:42:12 by KXEL

Iowa City police officer receives commendation

An Iowa City police officer has received a commendation for his actions, while off duty, to help subdue a suspect who was trying to take the service gun of another officer. Officials say the incident happened May 1, while off-duty…

posted 2014-07-12 18:39:44 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 1 month ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 month(s) ago