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Waterloo man pleads not guilty in nightclub shooting

A Waterloo man has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of another man at a nightclub in August. Court records state 36-year-old Rodolfo Gonzalez Pena entered a written plea to the charge of first-degree murder last week.  His trial…

posted 2014-11-27 08:04:03 by KXEL

Waterloo man charged with felony domestic assault

Waterloo police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing Tuesday night. Officers arrested 45-year-old Martez Deroy Smith for felony domestic assault.  Smith lives in a duplex at 1826 West Third Street, the same address where Shawonyta Marquis…

posted 2014-11-27 08:02:03 by KXEL

Cerro Gordo County assessor pleads not guilty to OWI

The assessor in northern Iowa's Cerro Gordo County has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving. John Boedeker, 63, entered the plea on Wednesday. Mason City police say Boedeker was pulled over around 8:15 p.m. Friday for…

posted 2014-11-27 07:20:47 by KXEL

Woman loses Des Moines home to fire

A Des Moines woman has reported that she was outside shoveling snow when flames erupted in her home's kitchen. Firefighters were dispatched to the house on Wednesday afternoon. Fire spokesman Brian O'Keefe says the woman had been cooking and left…

posted 2014-11-27 06:39:19 by KXEL

Off-duty Des Moines officer accused of OWI

A Des Moines police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Police say 23-year-old Taylor Olsen was off duty when he was pulled over for speeding early Wednesday morning by a state trooper in Des Moines.  Police Sgt. Jason…

posted 2014-11-27 05:46:22 by KXEL

Iowa City man faces attempted murder charge

Iowa City police have charged an Iowa City man with attempted murder after he allegedly used a piece of broken glass to stab his wife multiple times. Police say 48-year-old Scott A. Bender was involved in a “physical domestic abuse…

posted 2014-11-27 05:38:18 by KXEL

Crash leads to gas leak, evacuations

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a single-vehicle crash caused a gas leak, evacuations and the closure of a portion of East Post Road Wednesday night. Sheriff's Sgt. Andy Humphrey says the crash happened in the 2900 block of East…

posted 2014-11-27 05:29:34 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty in fatal heroin overdose

A Cedar Rapids man who distributed heroin that caused a heroin overdose death pled guilty on Monday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Ramon Cortez Freeman, 35, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted of distribution of heroin resulting in death, three…

posted 2014-11-26 14:26:42 by KXEL

Waterloo man sentenced for false testimony in weapons case

A 20-year-old man who committed perjury in federal court proceedings relating to a sawed-off shotgun charge was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in federal prison. Clay Willie Gilmer of Waterloo received the prison term after an August 8 guilty…

posted 2014-11-26 13:42:38 by KXEL

Goodwill cancels new retail store in Waterloo

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa has cancelled its plan to build a new retail store on the south side of the Crossroads Center campus in Waterloo. In announcing the decision, David Boyd, president/CEO of Goodwill said, “The site we selected…

posted 2014-11-26 13:26:39 by KXEL

Mason City clown still positive after car wreck

A Mason City clown who was in a coma for more than a week following an August car accident is on the road to recovery. As Happy the Clown, Anne Grady has been putting smiles on the faces of children…

posted 2014-11-26 10:38:09 by KXEL

Court rejects appeal of fired UI professor

An appeals court has upheld the firing of a University of Iowa radiology professor who engaged in harassing behavior toward colleagues. The Iowa Court of Appeals rejected Malik Juweid's appeal Wednesday, saying University President Sally Mason and her attorney didn't…

posted 2014-11-26 10:36:06 by KXEL