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Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak. Its shares fell more than 2 percent in premarket…

posted 2014-11-26 06:58:17 by KXEL

Fayette police chief quits following bus flap

A northeast Iowa police chief who is accused of illegally passing a stopped school bus has quit his post. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe says Chief Brad Alan Gardner voluntarily resigned on Monday. Gardner was placed on administrative leave after he…

posted 2014-11-26 06:55:28 by KXEL

Police: 18-year-old woman killed in Davenport crash

Davenport police have identified an 18-year-old woman who was killed in a minivan crash with a semitrailer. A department spokesman says Marissa Ertz of Eldridge was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck in Davenport on Monday.  He says…

posted 2014-11-26 05:48:48 by KXEL

2 arrested after high-speed chase in Polk County

Authorities say two men have been arrested after a car chase through Polk County that reached speeds of 100 mph. A Sheriff's deputy says the SUV driven by 28-year-old Brian Palm of Des Moines sped off on Tuesday after the…

posted 2014-11-26 05:46:32 by KXEL

1 dead, 1 arrested in Waterloo stabbing

Waterloo police say they've arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing. The 39-year-old victim died at an area hospital after he was found stabbed in the chest at 1826 West 3rd Street in Waterloo on Tuesday night.  His identity hasn't…

posted 2014-11-26 04:46:10 by KXEL


Woman gets probation in theft case

An Iowa woman has been given probation for stealing from an elderly man under her care. District Court Judge Michael Moon recently ordered to suspend a 10-year prison sentence for 60-year-old Pamala Hammond. She will instead be on probation for…

posted 2014-11-25 17:47:25 by KXEL

Police say Iowa City man had machete during dispute

An Iowa City man faces multiple charges after police say he tried to enter his ex-girlfriend's home with a machete and threatened to take their children. Twenty-year-old Pedro Javier Lagos faces charges including first-degree burglary, interference with official acts and…

posted 2014-11-25 12:55:58 by KXEL

Man sought for thefts arrested in Florida

A man charged with writing a series of bad checks to buy jewelry, bicycles and a car from Cedar Falls businesses has been arrested in Florida. Cedar Falls police said Tuesday that Troy Engle was arrested last week in Manatee…

posted 2014-11-25 12:54:48 by KXEL

Iowa won't identify fan booted for heckling coach

The University of Iowa is refusing to identify the fan booted out of a Kinnick Stadium suite for yelling at offensive coordinator Greg Davis at halftime of Saturday's game. Iowa spokesman Steve Roe said the individual was a guest in…

posted 2014-11-25 12:53:24 by KXEL

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