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Des Moines fishing restrictions focus of meeting

Des Moines officials are set to discuss a proposal to open up more areas for fishing along the city's Principal Riverwalk. A public meeting will be held Tuesday evening on the proposal. The discussion follows the city's recent proposals to…

posted 2014-05-27 07:16:04 by KXEL

Des Moines woman run over by car in own driveway

A Des Moines woman hospitalized after being hit by a car in her driveway said she was targeted by a man angry over her request for him to help wash dishes. The woman told investigating officers she was run over…

posted 2014-05-27 06:23:08 by KXEL


Story County investigates issues with 911 service

The Story County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating some equipment failure with its 911 service. Authorities say the office experienced the failure Thursday with some new equipment that handles 911 calls for portions of the county.  They say it…

posted 2014-05-26 20:07:38 by KXEL

Police: Deck partially collapses in Des Moines

Authorities say several people received minor injuries when a backyard deck partially collapsed in Des Moines. About seven people were on the deck went it partially collapsed Monday afternoon at a home on the city's west side. Police say several…

posted 2014-05-26 20:06:16 by KXEL

1 seriously injured in Linn County car crash

Authorities say one person has been seriously injured in a rollover vehicle crash in eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred shortly after midnight Monday in Cedar Rapids.  Responders reported a vehicle had rolled into a…

posted 2014-05-26 16:21:49 by KXEL

Mason City man found dead in Clear Lake

Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Mason City man found in Clear Lake. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office says it responded around 3 a.m. Saturday to a missing person report near Farmers Beach…

posted 2014-05-26 16:20:20 by KXEL

Girl injured in ATV crash near Montezuma

A 6-year-old girl has been critically injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash near Montezuma. The Iowa State Patrol says a man was driving the four-wheel ATV on a gravel road Monday morning when it rolled over into a ditch. The…

posted 2014-05-26 16:17:37 by KXEL

No date set to reopen Des Moines area water park

A Des Moines-area water park year is still closed despite an announcement that it would reopen last year. Jarod Smith and his father, Craig, announced plans in 2012 to reopen White Water University in Pleasant Hill, but the plans haven't…

posted 2014-05-26 08:49:41 by KXEL

Dog credited with alerting family about fire

A barking dog is getting credit for saving a family from a fire in their West Des Moines home. The 7-year-old Shih Tzu, Daisey, awoke Kaylee Funaro after the fire started shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. Funaro and her parents…

posted 2014-05-26 08:48:08 by KXEL

Gambling commission to visit Jefferson casino site

The state gambling commission plans to meet Thursday in Jefferson to visit the site of a proposed new casino, hear a formal presentation and take public comments. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will gather information and consider whether it…

posted 2014-05-26 05:00:13 by KXEL


Waterloo vehicle pursuit ends in gun arrests

Waterloo police found a handgun after a short car chase Saturday night. Police say the chase started in the area of Broadway Street and Park Road around 9:45 P.M.  Police tried to pull a car over for a traffic stop…

posted 2014-05-25 19:04:26 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids inmate on work release escapes

Officials say a 23-year-old inmate on work release in Cedar Rapids has escaped. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Bernard James Butler II failed to return to the Larry Nelson Work Release Center in Cedar Rapids after work on Friday.…

posted 2014-05-25 18:59:55 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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