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2014-07-10

Police: Solon man tried to blackmail Iowa City school

An eastern Iowa man has been accused of trying to blackmail administrators who oversee a major high school football program. Iowa City police say Daniel Lee Stone of Solon was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to several letters…

posted 2014-07-10 16:08:52 by KXEL

Appel reports more than $725,000 for House race

Democrat Staci Appel says she has more than $725,000 in the bank for her run in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Appel's campaign reported Thursday that the former state lawmaker raised more than $425,000 during the 2nd quarter of the year,…

posted 2014-07-10 12:00:27 by KXEL

Hudson man charged in May 31st shooting

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a shooting near Hudson on May 31st. After a review of the case by the County Attorney's Office, deputies took 20-year-old Scott Casey of Hudson into custody…

posted 2014-07-10 11:19:24 by KXEL

Mid-Prairie school district employee accused of stealing

A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has been accused of stealing about $8,000 through an employee credit card. The Mid-Prairie School District says Cindy Steege of North Liberty faces second-degree theft charges in connection to unauthorized…

posted 2014-07-10 06:47:48 by KXEL

Texas company proposes oil pipeline through Iowa

A Texas company wants to run through Iowa an underground pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Illinois. The pipeline route in Iowa would begin in Lyon County and slice southeast through 15 other…

posted 2014-07-10 06:46:03 by KXEL

Authorities locate, interviewing Shaun Hogan

A man Linn County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe has information about a woman’s body found near Walker on Wednesday morning has been located. Authorities had been looking for 35-year-old Shaun Hogan since identifying him as a suspect in the abduction…

posted 2014-07-10 05:47:47 by KXEL

2014-07-09

Branstad issues disaster proclamation after floods

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for seven Iowa counties in response to recent storms and flooding. Branstad made the announcement Wednesday.  The counties covered are Audubon, Grundy, Ida, Jasper, Keokuk, Poweshiek and Washington.  The proclamation means…

posted 2014-07-09 21:51:35 by KXEL

Jury finds man with cancer guilty in pot case

An Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to treat his cancer has been found guilty of drug charges. A jury returned the verdict Wednesday for Benton Mackenzie in Scott County District Court.  His wife and adult son were also…

posted 2014-07-09 14:57:55 by KXEL

Police search home of inmate's mother

Authorities have seized a computer and flash drives from the Iowa home of a woman whose daughter was convicted of a high-profile murder, based on a search warrant alleging the two worked together to harass prosecution witnesses by spreading defamatory…

posted 2014-07-09 13:48:21 by KXEL

Officials: Decorah eagle dies after electrocution

Researchers monitoring a young eagle in Decorah say the bird died after being electrocuted by a power line. The Raptor Resource Project says the male eaglet was near a utility pole Tuesday when it was electrocuted.  He suffered burns to…

posted 2014-07-09 13:08:24 by KXEL

Report disputes Branstad smaller government claims

A new report from a nonpartisan state agency questions whether Gov. Terry Branstad is cutting the cost and size of state government as he claims. Branstad insists the state is on track to meet his promised 15 percent reduction in…

posted 2014-07-09 13:06:15 by KXEL

Woman's body found on road near Walker

Local and state authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found on the Linn-Buchanan County line near Walker Wednesday morning. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said investigators were called to the scene on Linn-Buchanan Avenue, a quarter-mile…

posted 2014-07-09 12:53:46 by KXEL

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