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Three charged in Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids police have arrested three people in connection with a shooting incident Monday night on the city's southwest side. Officers responded to a call about a shooting at 1960 Rockford Road Southwest at 11:47 p.m.  Prior to arrival, officers…

posted 2014-11-25 11:36:53 by KXEL

UNI faculty member named Fulbright recipient

University of Northern Iowa faculty member Adrienne Stanley, associate professor of mathematics, has been selected as a Fulbright recipient to undertake advanced research or teach abroad. The Fulbright Program, one of the most prestigious award programs in the world, is…

posted 2014-11-25 11:19:47 by KXEL

Mason City man climbing trees after 40-foot fall

An Iowa man is back climbing trees after he fell 40 feet from one over the summer, breaking several bones. Owner Kevin Hardy of Cutting Edge Tree Services in Mason City fell from a tree in Charles City on July…

posted 2014-11-25 10:45:02 by KXEL

Tronca pleads not guilty to Waterloo slaying

An auto shop owner has pleaded not guilty to an allegation that he shot to death another man inside the Waterloo shop. The attorney for 43-year-old Anthony Tronca entered a written plea for Tronca on Monday.  Tronca is charged with…

posted 2014-11-25 06:55:28 by KXEL

Authorities investigate string of burglaries

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of burglaries across the county. Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says a number of them have been on the northern end of the county.  A few others were reported in Tiffin. Pulkrabek says…

posted 2014-11-25 06:46:39 by KXEL

Services set for man burned in Des Moines blaze

Services have been scheduled Wednesday for a 38-year-old man who was burned in a Des Moines business blaze. Authorities say Jason Capps of Des Moines died late last week at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He'd been taken…

posted 2014-11-25 06:25:33 by KXEL


Branstad pardons 2 turkeys for annual tradition

Gov. Terry Branstad has pardoned two turkeys as part of a Thanksgiving tradition. Branstad read an official proclamation Monday for the pardon of the birds, named Cranberry and Cinnamon, at Terrace Hill. Officials say the turkeys, from a farm near…

posted 2014-11-24 21:24:17 by KXEL

Iowa residents struggling to pay heating bills

Even as costs decline, many Iowa residents are having trouble paying their heating bills. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says Midwest consumers could see their bills decrease up to 38 percent depending on the fuel used to heat their homes.…

posted 2014-11-24 14:26:29 by KXEL

Tractor & Engine Museum to open Dec. 2

The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo will open its doors to the public December 2nd with a focus on engaging visitors in the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing at John Deere, especially in Iowa’s…

posted 2014-11-24 14:18:20 by KXEL

Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run in Mason City

Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Mason City. The Mason City Police Department says 47-year-old Victor Rivera was taken into custody Saturday on several arrest warrants. Police say Rivera was driving a…

posted 2014-11-24 11:37:06 by KXEL

Waterloo man accused of beating puppy

A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly beating a 6-month old puppy owned by an acquaintance. Court records show that Waterloo police officers found blood spattered on the floors and walls of the basement of a home on Cutler…

posted 2014-11-24 06:39:46 by KXEL


Iowa farmers question proposed transmission line

A proposed 500-mile transmission line to carry electricity from wind turbines in northwest Iowa to customers in Illinois is encountering significant resistance from farmers and other landowners across the state. The proposed Rock Island Clean Line would cross 16 Iowa…

posted 2014-11-23 19:00:08 by KXEL