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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

External funding for University of Iowa up in 2014

University of Iowa officials say the institution raised nearly $516 million in funding from outside sources in the 2014 fiscal year — nearly $10 million more than last year. The biggest gains were in research funding, which makes up the…

posted 2014-08-03 08:18:51 by KXEL

Authorities identify victims of Dubuque County crash

A two-vehicle crash killed four people near the eastern Iowa city of Epworth. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when a pickup truck pulling a livestock trailer apparently didn't stop at a stop…

posted 2014-08-03 08:14:35 by KXEL

Branstad to open teacher summit

Gov. Terry Branstad will be talking to educators from around the state about the importance of taking on leadership roles. Branstad will give opening remarks Monday at the state-sponsored Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium. This event will be held…

posted 2014-08-03 08:11:53 by KXEL

Proposed oil pipeline faces regulatory hurdles

A Texas company seeking to run an underground oil pipeline through Iowa has a laborious approval process to get through before it can start digging. Energy Transfer Partners LP is behind the project, which would carry crude oil from the…

posted 2014-08-03 08:10:32 by KXEL


One man dead in Waterloo shooting

Waterloo Police are investigating a fatal overnight shooting. Officers were called to the 200 block of Jackson Street shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday. Police say one man was taken to Allen Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Police say there…

posted 2014-08-02 09:51:27 by KXEL

Irish flag atop Black's Building draws complaints

A Waterloo business' decision to briefly replace the American flag with an Irish flag atop a downtown building has drawn criticism from residents. The owner of the Black's Building replaced a U.S. flag with the Republic of Ireland's flag to…

posted 2014-08-02 07:03:35 by KXEL

Missouri motorcyclist dies in Chickasaw Co. crash

A motorcyclist from Missouri has died in a northeast Iowa crash involving two sport utility vehicles, including one that drove away from the scene. The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday morning as two motorcyclists were northbound…

posted 2014-08-02 07:02:31 by KXEL

Commission considers water quality proposal

The commission that oversees water quality in Iowa will consider adoption later this month of a new rule critics say is too friendly to livestock farmers. The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission plans to vote Aug. 19 on the rule that…

posted 2014-08-02 07:00:53 by KXEL

Waterloo woman charged in Linn Co. crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a 37-year-old Waterloo woman that ran from a Thursday night crash that injured four teens is now facing numerous charges. Sgt. Richard Yoder says Lori Anne Wolf was headed west in the 2400 block…

posted 2014-08-02 06:57:40 by KXEL