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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

Ames man found dead near crashed motorcycle

An Ames man has died in what authorities believe was a motorcycle crash. The Story County Sheriff's Office says someone called authorities just after 5:30 a.m. Friday to report a man lying next to a crashed motorcycle in a ditch…

posted 2014-07-12 18:36:55 by KXEL

Trial delayed for man charged with murder in Iowa City

A first-degree murder trial has been delayed again for a man charged with strangling his wife in 1997 and dumping her body in an Iowa ditch. The jury trial for 73-year-old John Bloomfield has been rescheduled for Jan. 27. Bloomfield…

posted 2014-07-12 18:35:23 by KXEL

Police look for Charles City dognapper

Charles City police are looking for a dognapper. A young adult male pit bull mix named Pete was taken from the PAWS Humane Society shelter sometime during the night of July 5. Shelter manager Julie Taylor says the dog was…

posted 2014-07-12 18:31:23 by KXEL

Iowa hospitals preparing for RAGBRAI influx

Hospitals in Independence and other towns are preparing for a possible influx of people later this month when thousands of bicyclists pedal through their cities. Up to 10,000 riders and another 10,000 followers are expected to traverse the state in…

posted 2014-07-12 18:28:44 by KXEL


Hogan bond set at $1 million

Bond has been set for a Waterloo man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. A judge set the $1 million cash-only bond Friday morning when 36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan appeared via closed-circuit TV monitor.  Hogan is charged with first-degree murder and…

posted 2014-07-11 13:46:21 by KXEL

Two Shell Rock women charged with lottery theft

Two women from Shell Rock have been charged with one count of lottery theft. On June 6th, 2013, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible theft at the AI Gas Station, located at 1069 230th Street in…

posted 2014-07-11 13:27:28 by KXEL

Wellmark Foundation awards grant to UNI Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $24,200 grant to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation to help fund FRED: Food, Resource & Education Demonstration. The project includes a student independent study group focused on health promotion and healthy food education.  By…

posted 2014-07-11 11:46:55 by KXEL

By Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill…
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Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Heading off to college triggers a…
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This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will…
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