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Records show concern over Iowa Capitol tunnels

A 2008 study calls for improvements to tunnels connecting the state Capitol to nearby buildings and notes potential hazards from compressed steam that travels near areas with pedestrian access. Newly released records show some have called for closing the tunnels…

posted 2014-08-04 12:15:54 by KXEL

Historic George Wyth home for sale

A historic home built in 1907 is set to be put on the northeastern Iowa housing market. The George Wyth House will be sold by the Cedar Falls Historical Society.  It will be available for $325,000 as of Monday morning.…

posted 2014-08-04 10:57:08 by KXEL

Iowa justices won't review film credit fraud case

The Iowa Supreme Court won't review a decision that threw out the conviction of a Nebraska filmmaker accused of fraudulently claiming tax credits. A judge will now have to decide whether Dennis Brouse should be retried or acquitted. Brouse's company…

posted 2014-08-04 09:19:07 by KXEL

New facility helps food bank increase services

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank distributed 6.2 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2014, surpassing its 2014 goal of 5.5 million pounds. That is the largest number of pounds in a year for the Food Bank thanks, in part,…

posted 2014-08-04 09:05:53 by KXEL

Work closes bridge linking Davenport, Rock Island

One of the Mississippi River bridges linking the Quad Cities has closed to allow work on the span. The Centennial Bridge linking Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, closed Sunday.  The contractor can keep the bridge closed up to 35…

posted 2014-08-04 08:35:29 by KXEL

Gas leak causes service outage in Mason City

Nearly 640 Mason City customers lost their service because of a natural gas leak. Authorities say a dozen houses, a church and an apartment building were evacuated for about 90 minutes on Sunday morning because of the potential for fire.…

posted 2014-08-04 06:44:07 by KXEL

Former Mid-Prairie district official pleads not guilty

A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has pleaded not guilty to stealing around $7,000 through an employee credit card. Online court records say 41-year-old Cindy Steege of North Liberty made her plea last month in Washington…

posted 2014-08-04 05:49:16 by KXEL

Teens killed in collision were school friends

Iowa authorities say the four people killed in a collision were 14-year-old recent graduates of Drexler Middle School. The boys were friends from the Epworth area. Authorities say the crash occurred Saturday afternoon when a pickup pulling a livestock trailer…

posted 2014-08-04 05:24:43 by KXEL

Indianola council to reconsider pet ordinance

Indianola city leaders are deciding whether they will enforce a ban on pet chickens and ducks within city limits. City officials knew resident kept birds as pets but hadn't enforced the ordinance.  That changed in June when the city ordered…

posted 2014-08-04 05:23:00 by KXEL


10 injured in boating accident on Clear Lake

Four people were hospitalized and six others were injured after an early morning boating accident on Clear Lake. Authorities were called to the northern Iowa lake shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a…

posted 2014-08-03 20:30:50 by KXEL

Dysart woman dies in head-on crash

The Iowa State Patrol said one person is dead and two others injured after a head-on crash east of Traer Saturday afternoon. The patrol said it happened near Highway 8 and T Avenue just after 2 p.m.Troopers said 56-year-old Debra…

posted 2014-08-03 08:26:58 by KXEL

Atalissa bunkhouse were workers were abused torn down

Officials have torn down a bug-infested, hazardous bunkhouse that had held more than 30 mentally disabled Iowa plant workers subjected to years of abuse by their handlers. The bunkhouse in Atalissa was demolished about a week ago. Several town residents…

posted 2014-08-03 08:21:29 by KXEL