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Branstad announces funding for 3 eastern Iowa parks

Gov. Terry Branstad says that nearly $2 million in state funding will go to enhance parks and recreation offerings in three eastern Iowa counties. Branstad announced Monday that the Grant Wood Mississippi River Region will be the pilot project in…

posted 2014-09-29 10:29:28 by KXEL

Semi blocking Johnson County road, traffic detoured

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Taft Avenue between Court Street and American Legion Road is closed right now and will be closed for an extended period. Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says the closure is due to a semi-truck blocking the…

posted 2014-09-29 09:41:06 by KXEL

Woman survives driving off Cedar Rapids overpass

Cedar Rapids police say a woman walked away with minor injuries after driving her car off of an overpass. The accident happened Sunday evening on Interstate 380.  The woman told police she fell asleep at the wheel. The red car…

posted 2014-09-29 06:48:57 by KXEL


VA Hospital finds bacteria but doesn't disclose it

Disease causing bacteria have been found at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital, but officials have not informed patients about the problem. The VA is planning to spend $6.5 million to address the legionella bacteria that has been found in…

posted 2014-09-28 19:29:51 by KXEL

Braley and Ernst clash in first Iowa Senate debate

Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst clashed over health care, Social Security and foreign policy during the first debate of the Iowa Senate race. The candidates in the closely-fought race have largely campaigned using scripted television ads and carefully…

posted 2014-09-28 19:28:18 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate armed robbery

Iowa City Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store on the city’s south side. Officials were fist called out for a panic alarm at Gasby’s at 1310 S. Gilbert Street around 6:40 A.M. on Sunday. Police say…

posted 2014-09-28 11:46:40 by KXEL

Marion man injured in motorcycle crash

A man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Marion. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to C Avenue Extension just south of County Home Road around 7:20 on Friday night. Responders arrived to find 20-year-old Damon Koopmann of Marion…

posted 2014-09-28 11:42:56 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man injured in snowmobile crash

A Cedar Rapids man was hurt after riding his snowmobile. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3951 Minnie Lane in Toddville around 7:30 on Friday night. Officials say 51-year-old Bradley Irish had been riding a snowmobile on the grass…

posted 2014-09-28 11:41:21 by KXEL

2 teens face charges in high speed chase

A Minnesota teen is in the Linn County Jail and another is in the hospital following a high-speed chase Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy attempted to stop a westbound car going 90 miles an hour…

posted 2014-09-28 11:39:44 by KXEL

2 injured in Waterloo shooting

Two people were injured after a shooting in Waterloo on Friday night. Waterloo Police say they found shell casings on the 600 block of Columbia Street around 8:45 P.M.  Police say a stray bullet also hit a home on the…

posted 2014-09-28 11:33:04 by KXEL

Activist group says it broke into Anamosa fox farm

An animal rights activist group has taken responsibility for breaking into a fox fur farm and trying to free about 30 foxes. The group, Animal Liberation Front, said in a written release sent to news organizations that it had released…

posted 2014-09-28 11:30:22 by KXEL

Braley and Ernst face off in first Senate debate

Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst have largely campaigned using scripted television ads and carefully controlled public events in the dead-heat Iowa Senate race. But their first televised debate on Sunday night will put them in a new setting,…

posted 2014-09-28 11:26:08 by KXEL