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2014-06-07

Authorities clear investigation at Cedar Rapids home

Authorities say there's no threat around a two-story home in Cedar Rapids following reports of suspicious activity. Cedar Rapids police say officers on Friday secured the area near 503 7th Avenue SW and there is no risk to the public.…

posted 2014-06-07 14:02:59 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man charged in bank robbery

A 24-year-old Cedar Rapids man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being charged with one count of bank robbery. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the northern district of Iowa says Jacob Allen Mack was charged Wednesday in…

posted 2014-06-07 14:00:59 by KXEL

25th anniversary 'Field of Dreams' celebration set

Kevin Costner, Dwier Brown and other stars of the baseball blockbuster "Field of Dreams" will be in Iowa this coming Father's Day weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie. The celebration is being held outside Dyersville on the…

posted 2014-06-07 13:58:06 by KXEL

Construction resumes on Clear Lake water tank

Construction has resumed on a million-gallon water tower in northern Iowa's Clear Lake. The new pedestal tower, being built by Landmark Structures of Fort Worth, Texas, replaces the 250,000-gallon, multi-legged tower near Four Winds Drive. Demolition of the old tower…

posted 2014-06-07 13:54:39 by KXEL

Planned Parenthood: Iowa closings a financial move

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland says its decision to close two southern Iowa facilities was financially driven and wasn't influenced by the efforts of abortion rights opponents who regularly protest outside those locations and others. The Iowa-based affiliate, which also…

posted 2014-06-07 13:53:35 by KXEL

2014-06-06

Cedar Rapids man arrested on murder charge

Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in the April 4th murder of Shanna Beyhl. Officials say that 32-year-old Bobbie H. Little has been charged with first-degree murder.  Little was previously charged with second-degree theft after he was found to…

posted 2014-06-06 09:48:28 by KXEL

ISU president given raise, 5-year contract

Iowa State University President Steven Leath is getting a $33,000 raise and a new five-year contract. The Board of Regents voted Thursday to boost Leath's pay by 7.1 percent to $500,000 after conducting a performance evaluation in closed session. The…

posted 2014-06-06 09:46:03 by KXEL

Police: Man dies after being found unconscious

Waterloo police say a man who was found unconscious outside last week has died at an Iowa City hospital. Officials say 69-year-old Dennis Dwaine Washburn, of Waterloo, died Wednesday night at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A passerby found…

posted 2014-06-06 09:43:56 by KXEL

Coralville officer sustains minor injuries in crash

A Coralville police officer has sustained minor injuries after a semi-trailer hit his parked squad car along Interstate 80. Police Chief Barry Bedford says Officer Jeffery Barkhoff was assisting other officers Thursday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash.  At…

posted 2014-06-06 09:42:40 by KXEL

Marshalltown renews efforts to hire fire chief

Marshalltown is having a difficult time hiring a fire chief. The central Iowa city has been seeking to fill the position since last fall, when the Fire Chief Steve Edwards retired. Scott Johnson has been serving as acting fire chief…

posted 2014-06-06 09:41:34 by KXEL

Ex-rivals to endorse Iowa's Murphy for US House

Former rivals for the Democratic Party nomination are set to endorse a veteran lawmaker's campaign to represent northeastern Iowa in Congress. State Rep. Pat Murphy of Dubuque won a five-way primary on Tuesday in the 1st Congressional District, a seat…

posted 2014-06-06 09:39:52 by KXEL

New pact strengthens Iowa economic ties with China

Iowa officials have signed an agreement to strengthen the state's economic ties with China. The memorandum of understanding was signed Thursday in Des Moines with officials from China's Ministry of Commerce and four provinces in northeast China.  The agreement includes…

posted 2014-06-06 09:38:10 by KXEL

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