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Man pleads not guilty to threatening Charles City children

A northern Iowa man accused of making threatening statements against schoolchildren has pleaded not guilty. Loren Saxon, 48, is charged with terroristic threats and public intoxication.  Police reports say Saxon was heavily intoxicated while at a motel in Charles City…

posted 2014-09-26 08:43:02 by KXEL

Tipton man accused of stealing from ailing father

A Tipton man has been charged with forgery and theft, accused of looting his dad's bank account while his dad was being treated for rectal cancer. Court records say Timothy Gingerich is charged with theft, identity theft and 28 counts…

posted 2014-09-26 06:26:08 by KXEL

Crews install green bike lanes in Cedar Rapids

Crews have installed in Cedar Rapids what officials say are Iowa's first permanent green bike lanes. The work Thursday follows a June test on Third Avenue Southeast. "Green bike lanes help call attention to areas where cyclists may be driving,"…

posted 2014-09-26 06:25:12 by KXEL


Titanic exhibit coming to Dubuque's river museum

An exhibit that pays tribute to the Titanic will arrive in Dubuque next year. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" from May 23 to Sept. 7. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will feature artifacts from…

posted 2014-09-25 22:11:09 by KXEL

Couple buys historic George Wyth House

The Cedar Falls Historical Society has sold a landmark house to a couple who will live upstairs and use the main floor for a business. The historical society sold the George Wyth House to Blake and Laurie Conover after listing…

posted 2014-09-25 22:06:54 by KXEL

Clarksville teen charged with homicide for crash

A 17-year-old faces two counts of homicide by vehicle after investigators say he killed two teenagers in a car crash in western Iowa. Trevor Ray Feauto of Clarksville was taken into custody on Wednesday. Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure said…

posted 2014-09-25 22:04:16 by KXEL

Sheriff: mom let abusive boyfriend back home

An Iowa mother was arrested after allowing her boyfriend back in the home where investigators say he locked her five children in a bedroom for 24 hours at a time. Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher said 28-year-old Joshua Steinbronn returned…

posted 2014-09-25 13:33:14 by KXEL

Theft investigation leads to arrest of Waukee man

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says a theft investigation has led to multiple charges against a Waukee man. In the latter part of August and early September, deputies investigated theft and forgery complaints at two businesses in Elk Run…

posted 2014-09-25 08:28:25 by KXEL

$225 million Powerball winner in California

A lucky person in Northern California has won a $225 million Powerball jackpot. The California Lottery says in a tweet that the winner in San Mateo, south of San Francisco, matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing: 7, 14,…

posted 2014-09-25 08:27:16 by KXEL

Iowa City man charged with child endangerment

Iowa City police say an Iowa City man who later reported that he'd been smoking marijuana and drinking dropped his infant child while changing a diaper. Court records say 36-year-old James Caldwell was charged Wednesday with felony child endangerment.  His…

posted 2014-09-25 07:44:38 by KXEL

Iowa Mission of Mercy begins Friday at 6 a.m.

The annual free dental clinic — the Iowa Mission of Mercy — starts tomorrow at 6 a.m. Since 2008, Iowa dentists have treated nearly 8,500 patients and provided more than $5.5 million in free dental care during this annual event. …

posted 2014-09-25 07:22:22 by KXEL

Woman, 2 children flee fire at Waterloo home

A woman and two children have safely escaped from flames that damaged the kitchen of their home in Waterloo.   Waterloo fire battalion chief Marty Freshwater says that the fire broke out at about 10:30 Wednesday night at 736 West…

posted 2014-09-25 06:27:30 by KXEL