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2014-05-29

Motorcyclist injured in near collision with bus

A La Porte City man was hospitalized Thursday morning after he laid his motorcycle down to avoid a collision with a Jesup Community school bus. The mishap happened at about 8:22 a.m. on South Canfield Road at Highway 20. The…

posted 2014-05-29 13:41:48 by KXEL

O'Malley to head to Iowa next month

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a White House bid in 2016, is headed to Iowa next month. Christina Freundlich, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Democratic Party, confirmed Thursday that O'Malley is scheduled to attend the party's Hall of…

posted 2014-05-29 12:24:06 by KXEL

Waterloo police stun man accused of stabbing dog

Waterloo police say officers shocked a 38-year-old man with a stun gun after the man beat and stabbed a family dog. Michael Jan Menton was arrested Wednesday morning. Police say Menton was arguing with a woman and her 17-year-old daughter. …

posted 2014-05-29 10:10:38 by KXEL

Woman files lawsuit after husband falls from plane

A woman is suing a skydiving company and pilot following the death of her husband, who was sucked out of an airplane door and fell to his death. Attorneys for Cindy Kidrowski of Brooklyn filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Poweshiek…

posted 2014-05-29 09:24:35 by KXEL

Rudd woman to be sentenced in abandonment case

Sentencing for a Rudd woman accused of abandoning assisted living center residents has been set for July after she pleaded guilty to several charges in the case. Court records show that 54-year-old Debra Jean Ihrig pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cerro…

posted 2014-05-29 08:56:15 by KXEL

Tyson makes rival $6.2 billion bid for Hillshire Brands

Hillshire Brands has another suitor. Tyson Foods Co. is offering to buy Hillshire for $50 per share. That's $5 per share higher than Pilgrim's Pride offer earlier this week. Hillshire Brands, which makes Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean…

posted 2014-05-29 08:25:12 by KXEL

Montour man pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud

A Montour man faces up to five years in prison when he sentenced later this year for bankruptcy fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the northern Iowa district says 51-year-old Jay Freese pleaded guilty and was convicted Wednesday of hiding…

posted 2014-05-29 05:53:58 by KXEL

2014-05-28

Cedar Rapids man charged with theft of wheelchairs

Police have arrested a Cedar Rapids man suspected of stealing wheelchairs from an organization that holds sports and recreation activities for those with disabilities. Authorities say 39-year-old Rick Allen Smith is charged with felony theft and criminal mischief. Police say…

posted 2014-05-28 19:41:44 by KXEL

World War I trenches unearthed at Camp Dodge

The Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge in Johnston has uncovered important historical remnants of World War I trenches built in 1917 to train U.S. soldiers before they were shipped out to Europe. Excavation began last week and continues…

posted 2014-05-28 19:40:24 by KXEL

Dubuque police volunteer pleads not guilty to theft

A former treasurer for a Dubuque police unit has pleaded not guilty to theft in connection to missing funds from the volunteer organization. Court records show 26-year-old Allen R. Berger entered his plea Tuesday on a charge of second-degree theft.…

posted 2014-05-28 19:38:29 by KXEL

Authorities lift lockdown at Alburnett High School

A lockdown at an eastern Iowa high school has been lifted after authorities cleared a weapon threat. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the lockdown at Alburnett High School in Alburnett began Wednesday afternoon after authorities said they received a…

posted 2014-05-28 19:36:17 by KXEL

Iowa, Nebraska cities get EPA redevelopment grants

Cities in Iowa and Nebraska have been notified they will receive federal grant money to help redevelop contaminated properties. The Environmental Protection Agency says Oskaloosa, in southeast Iowa will get $400,000 to assess sites for the presence of hazardous waste…

posted 2014-05-28 19:34:08 by KXEL

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