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2014-07-04

Riceville woman pleads not guilty to abuse charges

A 22-year-old northeast Iowa woman has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy. Mindy Jo Fetters of Riceville entered the plea Tuesday.  No trial date has been set. The Howard County Sheriff's Department says Fetters is…

posted 2014-07-04 11:38:03 by KXEL

Woman killed while walking on Highway 151

Authorities say a Wisconsin woman was fatally struck by a car after walking in the middle of a highway in eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Rochelle E. Ihander of Marinette, Wisconsin was walking in the center…

posted 2014-07-04 11:35:24 by KXEL

Rain further eases much of Midwest drought

A meteorologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture says near-record-setting rainfall last month has nearly eradicated residual drought from much of the Midwest including Iowa. All that remains of the drought in Iowa are two small areas of abnormally dry…

posted 2014-07-04 11:33:59 by KXEL

Mason City man pleads guilty in child porn case

A 41-year-old Mason City man has been convicted of distributing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Jamison Miller pleaded guilty to one count on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Miller admitted at the hearing that he distributed child…

posted 2014-07-04 11:33:14 by KXEL

Iowan who recorded teens in tanning bed imprisoned

A central Iowa man who recorded teenagers using a tanning bed in his home has been sent to federal prison. James Brock of Newton on Wednesday was sentenced to eight years. Prosecutors say Brock admitted possessing child pornography on or…

posted 2014-07-04 11:31:36 by KXEL

Mason City arson suspect expected to change plea

A Mason City man suspected of setting a neighboring house ablaze is expected to change his pleas. A plea change hearing is scheduled July 14 for Roger Kuck, who has already pleaded not guilty.  He's accused of starting a fire…

posted 2014-07-04 11:30:04 by KXEL

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