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UNI names acting president as Ruud has surgery

University of Northern Iowa interim provost Mike Licari has been named acting president while President Bill Ruud recovers from surgery. Ruud underwent successful, elective, non-emergency surgery on Monday to correct a condition that was discovered during a routine physical. Following…

posted 2014-09-30 08:39:37 by KXEL

Pretrial conference delayed for former Oelwein mayor

A pretrial conference has been delayed for a former Iowa mayor accused of sexual abuse. The date for Jason Manus' pretrial conference was pushed back from Monday to Oct. 13 because his defense attorney died earlier this month.  His trial…

posted 2014-09-30 05:57:12 by KXEL

Authorities identify body found in car

A body found in a car trunk has been identified as that of an Iowa State University student from China who has been missing for more than three weeks. The Iowa City Police Department says the death of 20-year-old Ton…

posted 2014-09-30 05:55:29 by KXEL

Police: Iowa City man takes electric company truck

Police have arrested an Iowa City man who they say stole an electric company truck that was found burned. Officials say 19-year-old Justin Johnston was charged last week with felony first-degree theft and aggravated misdemeanor driving while barred. Police say…

posted 2014-09-30 05:50:28 by KXEL

Police: Dubuque driver knocks over utility pole

Dubuque police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say knocked over a utility pole with his vehicle while he was intoxicated. Officials say 19-year-old Blake Oyen was arrested Sunday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of…

posted 2014-09-30 05:49:22 by KXEL

Police: Dubuque teen injured after flipping vehicle

A Dubuque teenager has been injured after flipping his vehicle while doing ``doughnuts'' in a high school parking lot.   Dubuque police say 16-year-old Treyvor Craven was cited with reckless driving after the Sunday crash at Hempstead High School.  He…

posted 2014-09-30 05:29:09 by KXEL

Minivan falls, kills man on Linn County road

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a man died on Dubuque Road Monday night after a vehicle he was working on fell on him. Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Dubuque Road, between Marion and Springville, at 8 p.m. …

posted 2014-09-30 05:23:14 by KXEL


Historic Cedar Falls post office coming back to life

Volunteers are making progress on the restoration of a former Cedar Falls post office that once was destined for demolition. In 2012, the city council voted to demolish the building.  But the Cedar Falls Development Group acquired a 40-year lease…

posted 2014-09-29 14:06:41 by KXEL

Authorities work to identify body found in car

Iowa City police continue to investigate a homicide after finding a body in the trunk of a car belonging to a missing Iowa State University student. Police are careful not to identify the body as that of 20-year-old Tong Shao…

posted 2014-09-29 12:40:31 by KXEL

Linn County collects 208 lbs in Rx Take Back

The Linn County Sheriff's Office collected over 200 pounds of medication in a prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative on Saturday. The sheriff’s office partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent…

posted 2014-09-29 12:12:54 by KXEL

2 pickups collide at rural Waterloo intersection

Both drivers are hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident Monday morning at a rural intersection south of Waterloo. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office was called to the intersection shortly after 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Quarry Road and Foulk…

posted 2014-09-29 11:04:25 by KXEL

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