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2014-07-25

2 men charged in Cedar Rapids office burglary

Cedar Rapids police have arrested two people in connection with a burglary at two offices on January 4th. Officers responded to the offices of Merrill Lynch and Iowa Farmer Today at 1065 Sierra Court NE early that morning.  The burglars…

posted 2014-07-25 05:17:06 by KXEL

2014-07-24

Branstad asks Obama for immigration information

Gov. Terry Branstad wants the federal government to notify state officials about any immigrant children placed in Iowa. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this week that 122 children who entered the country illegally…

posted 2014-07-24 19:51:51 by KXEL

Inmate fails to return to work release center

The Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from a Des Moines work release center. The agency says 26-year-old Abel Joshua Aguilar failed to return from his job to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility on Wednesday.  He…

posted 2014-07-24 19:50:41 by KXEL

Fugitive who used dead boys' IDs appears in court

A convicted armed robber who eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping prison has appeared in court in Cedar Rapids on Social Security fraud and identity theft charges. Federal prosecutors say 69-year-old Ronald Dwaine Carnes also faces a firearms…

posted 2014-07-24 19:49:24 by KXEL

Agency man convicted of killing pregnant wife

A jury has convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife after the third trial in the case. Jurors agreed Thursday that Seth Techel was guilty of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy.  The 23-year-old who…

posted 2014-07-24 14:12:43 by KXEL

Dubuque bridge across Mississippi could open early

Iowa transportation officials say repairs to the Julien Dubuque Bridge are ahead of schedule, and the span across the Mississippi River could reopen sooner than expected. The bridge, which connects Dubuque, Iowa, and East Dubuque, Illinois, closed Monday and was…

posted 2014-07-24 13:54:37 by KXEL

Decorah man drowns in Upper Iowa River

Decorah police have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man who drowned in the Upper Iowa River. Police on Wednesday night pulled the body of Matthew Lundt of Decorah from the river near Dunnings Spring Park. Police and firefighters were…

posted 2014-07-24 13:25:55 by KXEL

RAGBRAI rider from Sioux City dies in Mason City

A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his tent in Mason City in the second death during the weeklong bicycling event. Officials say 74-year-old George "Frank" Brinkerhoff was found dead inside his tent Thursday morning at…

posted 2014-07-24 12:46:03 by KXEL

Iowa counties receive federal disaster declaration

Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June. The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that experienced severe damage from winds,…

posted 2014-07-24 12:20:57 by KXEL

Hubbard woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

A 50-year-old Hubbard woman pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. Stephanie Drake, formerly known as Stephanie Drake-Zierke, was convicted of one count of bank fraud and one count of unlawful manufacture and possession…

posted 2014-07-24 10:51:27 by KXEL

Health insurers owe Iowans nearly $1.8 million in refunds

The federal government says insurers owe Iowans nearly $1.8 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 14,600 Iowa residents will be getting refunds,…

posted 2014-07-24 09:21:39 by KXEL

Upper Iowa University redesigns offerings

Upper Iowa University officials say it has redesigned its academic offerings to better meet student demands and the needs of the job market. UIU President William Duffy says the redesign is not only about adding or deleting majors.  He says…

posted 2014-07-24 08:16:51 by KXEL

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