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2014-04-20

Cedar Rapids police seek help finding 3 children

Cedar Rapids police have issued an Operation Quickfind for three children. Police say Angelina, Aliyah, and Angelo Madlock were last seen in their home last night around 10:00. Angelina is 5 feet tall and weighs around 80 pounds.  She has…

posted 2014-04-20 13:18:44 by KXEL

Past work credited for luring Microsoft data center to Iowa

West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played a major role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city. Microsoft approached West Des Moines about the project roughly five years ago, but had…

posted 2014-04-20 13:15:43 by KXEL

Iowa burn center sees jump in ammonia burns

The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center is reporting a higher-than-normal number of patients suffering from anhydrous ammonia burns. The center says it has treated five people in the last two weeks.  The center's medical personnel say they usually only…

posted 2014-04-20 13:10:22 by KXEL

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

Legislative leaders say they could end the session this week despite disagreements over budget bills and Gov. Terry Branstad's policy priorities. They have a strong incentive to close up shop and go home — their daily allowance for working and…

posted 2014-04-20 13:08:55 by KXEL

West Des Moines police find body, burning vehicle

West Des Moines police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found beside a burning vehicle. Police say they were called Sunday morning to a vehicle fire.  When officers arrived, they found a body lying next to…

posted 2014-04-20 13:07:29 by KXEL

Teenager killed while climbing on Des Moines train

A teenager was killed while trying to climb aboard a slow-moving train in Des Moines. Des Moines police say a male in his late teens was waiting with friends at a railroad crossing in the 2000 block of Des Moines…

posted 2014-04-20 13:05:27 by KXEL

Debate still simmers over Field of Dreams site

Twenty-five years after "The Field of Dreams" debuted in movie theaters, the Iowa farm where it was filmed remains at the center of simmering debates. The film, which premiered in Iowa 25 years ago Sunday, turned the land into the…

posted 2014-04-20 12:57:36 by KXEL

2014-04-19

Iowa gets nearly $72 million in yearly tobacco payment

Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies — its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs. The Iowa Attorney General's Office says that since 1999, the…

posted 2014-04-19 11:52:57 by KXEL

Cedar Falls police investigate robbery

Cedar Falls Police are investigating the robbery of a convenience store early Saturday. At 2:50 a.m., officers were sent to the Music Station at 1420 West First Street.  An employee told police a man entered the store and passed a…

posted 2014-04-19 08:22:30 by KXEL

Store manager accused of stealing more than $80,000

The former manager of a beauty supply store in eastern Iowa has been accused of stealing more than $80,000 from her employer. Authorities say 30-year-old Brittany E. Willman, of Tiffin, has been charged with first-degree theft. Coralville police say Willman…

posted 2014-04-19 08:18:27 by KXEL

Escaped prisoner found under porch

Authorities say an escaped prisoner captured in central Iowa was found under a house porch. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Kenny Bevard was found Friday hiding under a residence in Prole, a small community just south of Des…

posted 2014-04-19 08:17:06 by KXEL

Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears

As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind. Before the session began in January, Branstad focused on four priorities: reducing bullying in schools; expanding…

posted 2014-04-19 08:15:59 by KXEL

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